If you go to the University of Alabama, you already know that dining dollars are one of the biggest blessings of the school. They come in handy for late night Domino’s, early morning Dunkin’, or the classic favorite, Buffalo Phil’s. I highly doubt you will ever meet a student on this campus who doesn’t like Buffalo Phil’s.
It’s the number one spot to hit up if you are here for a visit or if you’re just looking for a great place to eat. Everything on the menu is to die for, but these are ten things you absolutely MUST try at Buffalo Phil’s.
1. Farmer Brown
This one is my personal favorite. Every time I step into Buffalo Phil’s this is what you’ll always find me ordering. A burger cooked to perfection with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese. If you love burgers as much as me, you should definitely give this one a shot.
2. Chicken Finger Dinner
Who doesn’t love chicken fingers? As childish as it may be to go for the safe order of chicken fingers, they’re absolutely irresistible. They will give you a plate of five chicken fingers, and a side of your choice; it’s easy to see why I would recommend it! Plus, it makes for an excellent go-to when you have no idea what you want to eat.
3. Side of Fries
Every time I go to this restaurant with friends, they always comment on how amazing the fries are. Buffalo Phil’s serves curly fries that are sprinkled with an amazing seasoning that makes them truly perfect. The fries are soft and will go great with just about anything on the menu. Always order these when they waiter asks you what you’d like for the side!
4. Seasoned Grilled Chicken
Maybe you’re on a date with the cute boy from your English class. The last thing you want is be seen downing a burger and getting it all over your face, but you also don’t want to go for the classic order of a salad. Seasoned grilled chicken is the move for this sitch. Served with rice and broccoli as a side, it’s perfect for a dinner date. And more importantly, it’s absolutely delicious.
5. Fried Pickles
So… Disclaimer: I’m not a big pickle fan. But all of my (pickle-loving) friends always tell me how great the fried pickles are at Buffalo Phil’s. If you love pickles, I suggest you try them fried. Seriously though, frying makes anything taste better.
6. The Grown-Up Grilled Cheese
Chicken tenders, hot sauce, bleu cheese, pepper jack cheese, and Texas toast. Try to tell me that doesn’t sound amazing. Everyone loves a good grilled cheese, but how could you ever be satisfied with just two pieces of bread and cheese in the middle? Ordering the “grown up” grilled cheese automatically makes you feel that much older, am I right? This grilled cheese makes you feel like you’re in paradise, and definitely will leave you more satisfied than any other grilled cheese you’ve ever had.
7. Boneless Wings
Maybe this isn’t the best go-to date food, but if it’s game day, or an evening following a long day of dartying, this is the move. These 10 boneless wings are served with your choice of bleu cheese or ranch. Whether it’s just an appetizer or your meal, you will surely not regret smothering your fingers in the sauce and using up half the napkins on the table.
8. Chicken Finger Salad
We all have those days where we look ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves we need to eat something healthy. Then when all your friends insist on going to Buffalo Phil’s, you want to do your best to find something that’s somewhat healthy but still tastes good. Chicken finger salad is a great choice for this because it comes with romaine lettuce, and a classic favorite: chicken fingers. While eating this, you feel good about yourself for consuming the lettuce, but all the while still get to indulge on your favorite chicken fingers.
9. Loaded Skillet Nachos
Nachos are such a guilty pleasure. No matter what sporting event you ever attend, you can definitely spot someone chowing down on some nachos. Buffalo Phil’s nachos are amazing as they come- loaded with mozzarella cheese, queso, bacon, tomatoes, and green onions. Your mouth can’t help but water while thinking about it. This is something I recommend splitting around the table. They are very filling!
10. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Last but not least, the famous buffalo chicken dip. Buffalo Phil’s is notorious on campus for this dip. Before I came here, I had never tried a buffalo chicken dip before, but now, I can’t seem to make a trip to Buffalo Phil’s without getting the dip. It’s a perfect appetizer to split around the table before your meal. Nothing compares to this dip… I swear… it will change your life.