Location: 669 S Washington Ave, Jermyn, PA 18433
Phone number: (570) 876-4600
Normal Wing Price: 10 for $9.95
Wing Night: Sunday – 6 PM to 10 PM
Wing Night Price: $0.60 cents a wing
Wing flavors: Mild, Hot, Xtra Hot, Super Hot, Sriracha Ranch, Thai Chilli, Garlic Mild, Garlic Hot, Garlic Xtra Hot, Garlic Super Hot, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Butter & Garlic
First Visit – 12/04/16
Overall Rating: 62
Lynch’s Rating: 31 out of 50
Many readers have wondered why The Windsor Inn is one of the few places we have never been to in NEPA. The answer is very easy – we generally only go to wing places on wing night. Is that because we are cheap? Well, partially, but we also like to set a standard and stick to it. Personally, I think if you want to be considered a wing place, you should at least have a wing night. Anyway, with new owners came a wing night for The Windsor Inn. When we found that out, we figured it was about time we made a visit. As a young lad from Lakeland School District, I had my fair share of wings from the Windsor in the past. It has been quite a while since I last visited, but the inside has remained much the same. You enter into the bar area complete with a large, square bar with plenty of TVs to catch your favorite game. To the right of the bar is well-lit, sit-down dining room with plenty of seats to enjoy a meal. Our server was friendly enough and the food arrived relatively quickly, so no complaints there. Honestly, not much has really changed since I was a youth and visited the Windsor, which is more than OK in my book.
When talking about the Windsor with other wing enthusiasts, the small size of the wings became a common complaint. Well, that is no longer the case. These wings are much larger than I remember. On Sunday, which is their wing night, The Windsor Inn charges 60 cents a wing from 6 PM to 10 PM. You can also get wings in order of 5, which I am always a fan of. While they are not the biggest wings you will ever come across, it is a definite improvement over what I have seen in the past.
The Windsor Inn has also improved in the types of flavors they offer. While many of the flavors are pretty basic, I’m happy to see they stepped it up a bit with some creative offerings such as Sriracha Ranch and Thai Chilli. I think it was also a smart decision to leave those original Hot flavors on the menu to appeal to the long-time fans of the Windsor.
I decided to amp it up a bit for my wing order by ordering the Xtra Hot as opposed to the usual Hot that you traditionally see me chowing down on. I was happy with my choice. The Xtra Hot had a pretty good flavor up front with a nice kick of spice on the back end. I would even consider ordering the Super Hot on my next visit to see how much heat it can bring to the table. The Thai Chili left a little to be desired. It was your usual sticky, sweet sauce with a tiny hint if heat from the Chili. I feel like most restaurants, including Windsor, just order this sauce in bulk and serve as is. I think it’s a good base that you can modify to really make it stand out. Perhaps adjust it by adding some more heat to really make it a delicious sauce. The final wing I ordered was the Sriracha Ranch, which was probably my favorite out of the bunch. It had a great ranch flavor with a mellow spice from the sriracha. It was well-balanced and delicious. Overall, I think Windsor is smart to stick with the original flavors, but I think they have room to grow and to really spread their wings with these unique offerings.
Serniak’s Rating: 31 out of 50
I got my standard 20 because that’s what I do. First of I got their classic hot. It was fine. It tasted like hot sauce from the valley. A real deep butter based sauce. In hindsight, I should’ve gotten the next level in hotness because the plain hot didn’t have as much as heat as I could have gone for. Next, I had the butter garlic. Big fan of these. A very generous portion of garlic was distributed throughout the wings. Amazes me when I get butter and garlic from places and there isn’t garlic everywhere. Thanks Windsor. 3rdly, i got the Thai Chili. Another very solid entry. They had good spices throughout and even had a sweetness that really accented the heat. Lastly, and what I thought were the wings to get, the sriracha ranch. I’m not saying I’m an unpaid spokesman for the sriracha revolution but I’m also not saying I’m not either. This sauce had the major heat you get with a sriracha sauce but when you add the cooling agent that is ranch you really have a dynamite sauce on your hands.