Trudge through Kings Island all day with teens and see how much they eat. Chances are they are not going to eat as much if they are busy riding as riding and eating are not really the ideal match made in heaven. While there is awesome in food park experiences, riding can be the devil if you are going upside down and winding so by the end of the day, hunger sets in big and bad! Who loves wings, burgers, great appetizers and sports? These sound like things every teen and family loves so let me share with you where to find the best wings, and burgers closest to Kings Island because after a day there you don’t want to drive far! Get ready for allergen friendly dining, in a sports bar setting that boasts over 43 televisions, where wings rule the menu and burgers and big salads are available too!
This sports bar is a parent’s dream come true eatery as the food is fresh, the atmosphere is fun and according to my daughter, the eye candy is not bad either! Lavishly live the best wings and burgers closest to Kings Island out loud!
Best Wings and Burgers Closest To Kings Island
I’d like to thank Buffalo Wings and Rings for comping our dining experience. All opinions and thoughts are my own, as I share only pertinent content with all of my foodie and travel readership. This restaurant scores big for families, teens, sports fans and those that just want good eats.
With my teen appetites soaring, I drove right to the closest restaurant we could find, just a stone’s throw from Kings Island to resolve the hunger and let them indulge in sports. In fact, the restaurant we found is 7/10 of a mile (2 minutes by car) from Kings Island!
Set your GPS to Buffalo Wings and Rings , 5517 Kings Center Dr, Mason, OH 45040 and you will find what we found, a delicious place to eat wings, burgers, meatless meals, salads appetizers, Blue Raspberry Lemonades and Buffalo Mary’s! Who’s ready for a meal fit for a king, queen, or a family?
My first reason for seeking out Buffalo Wings and Rings was for its allergen-friendly menu. As you know my youngest has severe food allergies and we have been unable to dine in so many places, but here he could eat wings, fries, salads and even mozzarella sticks.
The fryers had no fish or peanut oil, no latex gloves are used and there were no nuts in the items he ordered. We verified this with an allergen-friendly menu and a kickin’ great server named Brady. There is an allergen Specific menu that provides all the info!
After playing hard all day we were famished so we rewarded ourselves with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. The Buffalo Bites were meatless and the taste was incredible. I really thought I was eating meat and never tasted that ‘cauliflower taste’ that sometimes is there when you cook this veggie. Piece by piece we attacked this plate and the I recommend the Blue Cheese while my daughter will tell you go for the Ranch. Either way, just dive on in and keep the water handy!
Then there’s these, crunchy on the outside, stringy on the inside and perfect with the marinara, did I mention allergen friendly as they were not fried in peanut oil or a fryer that had seafood in it. However, if you are allergic to dairy, these would not be allergen friendly to you – but that is not one of OUR allergies so they were allergen friendly for us!
THE BUFFALO MARY
I love me a good spicy drink from spiced up margaritas to the newly found Buffalo Mary. Celery sticks, Olives, Bacon (ok, so I picked it out, don’t judge me) and a bloody mary that will kick the socks off of any that drinks it! Just remember, if you order wings spiced up or the buffalo bites, don’t try to douse it with this drink (lesson learned)! Really perfect for those that like it spicy like me!
BIG BOWLS OF WINGS
MJ is the wing king, and he orders them anywhere and everywhere we go. The wings at Buffalo Wings and Rings were fabulous and he could not get over the fact that they served them in a big bowl. Perhaps the best way he has ever had them served up, rather than in a trashy little basket!
He heated them up just a bit with the MEDIUM wing sauce and he ate the whole bowl! Yes, they were a bit ‘hot’ but not to the point he could not eat them. He has been ridiculous before (as a teen of course) and ordered them so hot he could not eat, but this was just the right blend of heat to let him feel the burn but conquer the dish! Teen Bliss!
THE BUFFALO RINGER
Kallie surprised me as she ordered the burger tonight. The name intrigued her and the burger delighted. The Buffalo Ringer Burger had a sweet bbq on top, applewood-smoked bacon, and cheddar jack, topped off with the signature onions rings, all served on a brioche bun! Perfection with every bite is what she reported!
The Blue Raspberry Lemonade
If you are not drinking alcohol and you want to treat yourself to something quite popular that is not carbonated, try out the blue raspberry lemonade, it’s awesome, with just the right amount of tart, and not too sweet!
THE MEATLESS BURGER
Lame is a word for those who have never tried a meatless burger. I challenge you to try out the Southwestern Burger here. The difference between this Southwestern Burger and others I have eaten? Buffalo Wings and Rings knows that a meatless meal is a pointless meal unless it is STACKED with veggies. The Southwestern is stacked with avocado, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, pickles and the brioche bun makes it fabulous. There was no going hungry from this burger. Saratoga chips were my side and the dipping sauce was a spicy little bbq sauce (oh my!)! The crisp perfection of the chips against each mouthful of the burger was the texture that made the meal!
Niko has the Garlic Parmesan wings and he has never been happier. As a child with severe food allergies to date, he has NEVER been able to eat wings out. Thankfully the dedicated fryer here served up the best wings he has ever tasted and now he is begging me to drive back from Pittsburgh to Mason, OHIO just so he can have more wings.
Play hard all day, then eat heartier at Buffalo Wings and Rings right by the park. Stop in as you are heading out, grab a beer, a drink, some wings, an appetizer, or a meal, it’s all there for the taking. Don’t go home hungry, go home with a little tang in your step! Lavishly live food out loud and enjoy the best wings and burgers closest to kings island out loud!