This place is open at another location. Details are posted in the American Grille at the Bomb Bay Cafe Review Page.
Overall Rating: 78
Wing Night: Tuesday
Wing Price: $0.45
Phone number: (570) 521-4288
Wing flavors:Mild, Medium, Hot, Hot Garlic, Garlic Parm, Boom Boom, Butter and Garlic, Caesar Garlic, Peanut, Teriyaki, Sesame Teriyaki, Jack Daniels BBQ, Robbie Mazzoni, Honey Mustard, Horsey Wing, Carolina Blue, Carolina Gold, Hot Honey, Chris’s Sauce, Dreamy Creamy Cheese Sauce, Balsamic Bleu Cheese, Butter and Garlic/Parmesan, Apple Whisky, Spiced Rum, Tina’s Sauce, Lemon Pepper, Spiedie Sauce, Asian Duck, Asian Duck Red, Lemon Garlic, Chipotle BBQ, Ginger, Creamy Caesar (Hot, Mild, Medium), Creamy Caesar (Garlic/Garlic Parm)Dry Rubs: Hot Brown Sugar, Southwestern, Porketta, Old Bay, Apple Wood
I gave a slightly lower score this time around due to the fact that I stepped outside of my usual flavors that I know I loved and tried something new. The Dreamy Creamy Cheese Sauce were quite delicious. It was almost like an alfredo sauce on a wing. The Balsamic Bleu Cheese were surprisingly good too. It’s a flavor I’ve never seen anywhere else. The bleu cheese evened out the strong balsamic vinegar. Tina’s wing is a mix of Boom Boom and Teriyaki. The saltiness from the Teriyaki was mixed will with the Boom Boom. I was sort of getting a hint of a peanut sauce from this flavor. The Porketa were a bit of a let down. I’ve realized I have to stop getting dry rubs because I’m always let down. There is never enough flavor there. The Caesar hot were good too. The Hot sauce was very spicy, but also had a strong vinegar flavor. It almost overpowered the Caesar, but you could still taste it.
Individual Score: 41
Overall Rating: 84
I’ve been by Bomb Bay a number of times, but have never stopped in. To be honest, I don’t think it has even been called Bomb Bay Café all that long. From what I’ve been told, the name has recently been changed. The place is actually pretty cool. It’s got a large dining room and a large bar area. It also has a small outdoor patio area some dining in the great outdoors. The day we went, it was nearing 95, so we avoided that aspect. The place is well-lit, clean, and has plenty of TVs for sports. There were a large number of people inside when we arrived, which very much surprised me. That may explain why our wings took so long to arrive once we ordered them. Our waitress wasn’t all that friendly, but she did her job. After we got our wings though, we didn’t see her. She didn’t check up on us at all. It also took a while to get our check, so we asked the bartender, who seemed like a decent enough guy. The atmosphere and environment were great, but the service not so hot. If that was a better, this place could have easily been a 10.
I was floored and very excited when I saw the menu. There has got to be more places like this out there in the world. They experiment and take chances that most people don’t even want to attempt. The selection of flavors and unique options were awesome phenomenal. There were also two flavors not on the menu that were special new flavors. We noticed them a bit too late, so missed out on those options.
The wing size did vary quite a bit. You did get some clunkers in the bunch, but there were some small ones too. These were some higher priced wings for a wing night.
I was overly impressed by the amount of flavors and equally impressed by the taste. We coordinated our flavor choices in order to get the largest variety possible. The Hot were very spicy, which is what I want when I order a Hot. It had that typical NEPA valley wing flavor, where it is salty and more vinegary than buttery. I enjoy it though, as it reminds me of my youth. Those were the days. The Boom Boom seemed to me to be a mixture of hot sauce, ranch, a hint of cheese, and a strong pepper taste. I enjoyed these. Hot Caesar Garlic were tasty too. Strong on the Caesar flavor and not so much on the Hot flavor. Sesame Teriyaki were delicious as all hell. The saltiness of the Teriyaki and the taste of the Sesame sauce was a good blend. It was a nice, thick, sticky sauce. The Robbie Mazoni wings were fantastic! This was a mixture of butter, Parmesan cheese, and Old bay. For anyone who knows what Aw Shucks corn is, it’s just like that. They were pretty crispy to boot. This was the first wing I tried, and I was in heaven. I thought to myself, this is going to be my new favorite wing out of all the wing places I’ve been too. That ended up not being the case. See, I eat my food in what I think is the worst to the best. So, I saved my last Robbie Mazoni for last. I was let down though, as the last one was not as good as the first. Maybe some of the seasoning rubbed off, but it didn’t have that same tasted. I may have to go back to double check these wings. Chris’s sauce was described to us as a sauce made with Habanero peppers. That immediately caught Serniak’s ear. I was expecting something super spicy, but that was not the case at all. Actually, they may have been a bit milder than the Hot wing. In fact, they kind of hot a sticky sweetness to them. I still enjoyed them though. The Horsey Wing was very interesting. It was a white, thick, creamy sauce that had a taste of Horseradish. I would have guessed that the taste would be super overwhelming, but it was done correctly so it was not overbearing in the least bit.
Individual Score: 43