Wing Night: Monday
Wing Price: $0.45
Phone number: (570) 344-9961
This place is very easy to miss along North Main Ave in Scranton. In fact, we drove by it once before we saw it. The sign for the place is a small neon green light in the front window. It is smaller than the neon beer signs in the window. We got there a bit earlier than we usually do for wing nights, and it was pretty dead. We sat at the bar, but there are some tables along the bar if you’d prefer that. The bartender was a nice dude, and was very friendly and easygoing. He was very good at staying on top of our food and drinks. It did take a bit long for the wings to come out, but he kept us updated on the status. As time went on, the place did get a bit busier. It seems more like a local place, as everyone knew everyone else. There was even some good conversation amongst everyone about the news that was on TV.
Wing Flavors: 5
I was afraid this place would have only Hot and BBQ, but they did offer some other choices. There is nothing crazy here, but a small variety is always nice.
Wing Size: 3
I think they leave these wings in the fryer a bit longer, which would explain why it took some more time for us to get our wings, and it would also explain the small size. I took down twenty with no problem. For $0.45, you would expect a bigger wing at a place like Haggerty’s.
Wing Taste: 7
As always, I placed an order for Hot. I also got myself some Hot Garlic, Hot Hagg’s Special, and Hot Garlic Caesar Parmesan. The Hot were sweeter than I expected. They were not spicy at all. I would have preferred a hotter Hot is all I’m saying. It may be a good idea to step it up to Inferno if that’s what you’re into as well. Oddly enough, the Hot garlic did carry a bit more spice to it with a good garlic flavor too. I actually highly enjoyed these wings. Hot Garlic Caesar Parm were pretty good too. The Caesar flavor came through pretty strong, but you still got hints of the parmesan cheese and garlic that were sprinkled on the wing. The Hot Hagg’s Special is basically a Hot Ranch Parm. I thought these wings were banging too. I’m a sucker for Hot Ranch, and the addition of Parmesan cheese is a nice touch. I also tried some Butter and Garlic. They were very crispy, with plenty of butter and minced garlic. In fact, all of the wings at Haggerty’s are pretty crispy. I don’t crazy for a real crispy wing, but these weren’t unbearably so. I feel like if you like your wing crispy, this is the place for you.
Individual Score: 28
Haggerty’s is a small little bar on North Main Ave. Scranton that has a Irish touch but it is not overwhelming. There is pool table or dart board, just a straight up bar. Established only a few years ago, Haggerty’s is a very clean place to eat or drink. The bartender, who served us, was extremely nice and made sure our glasses were always filled. Wing night is on Tuesday’s and we got there around 6 but it got busier around 7 so figure out if you want to beat any kind of a rush.
Wing Flavors: 7
More flavors than I though here. They have mild, mild garlic, hot, hot garlic, inferno, butter/garlic, Caesar garlic/parmesan and honey mustard. I’m glad I was wrong about this.
Wing Size: 4
Please make sure you order at least 5 more than you usually get because they are not very big. For 45 cents, they are still a bit small but I get it, not everyone enjoys huge wings.
Wing Taste: 8
I really enjoyed the wings here. I know they are small but they were cooked real well. they were nice and crispy. If you like crispy, Haggerty’s is your place. I ordered hot, hot garlic, Caesar garlic/parmesan and butter garlic. The hot were a bit unique in that had spices that you could see that made a tasteful significance. They were swell. The hot garlic were that good hot taste that I mentioned earlier with garlic added. It worked well. the butter and garlic wings alright but I wish they added some herbs to it. The Caesar garlic/parmesan were loaded with flavor from all corners of it. All 3 of those flavors were represented well and I recommend them.