Tracy’s Overall Review: When we go out for these wing reviews Scott and I keep our expectations low. Even though I read about people loving Kelliann’s wings on the Internets I didn’t have my hopes up. I looked at the menu and read “Our Famous Buffalo Wings” under House Specialty. Scott and I gave each other a skeptical, “we’ve read that before,” look. When the wings were placed in front of me they were fresh out of the fryer and super hot. The steam and smell gave me that intense Buffalo wing sauce sting in my nose. When I took my first bite it was a perfect crispy to tender ratio taste sensation. And after that I think Scott and I barely said a word to each other except the occasional “these are delicious.” When I eat wings I usually stop and take notes, but I was enjoying eating them so much I didn’t take any. Simply put these wings were great; no nonsense, delicious, authentically prepared Buffalo Wings. My only complaint is mine did not have enough sauce on them. I got mild and Scott got hot and his were all saucy while mine started to dry up so bad I had to ask for more sauce. But that’s OK, because these wings made my day and gave me faith that good Buffalo Wings could be found in Philly.
Scott’s Overall Review: The atmosphere at Kelliann’s was rather eclectic from the afternoon morose drunk old man to the friendly and kind young server. The visit was a little different but a nice old bar all the same. The wings came out and at first seemed a little small to me. After biting into them I noticed my initial impression was wrong. They may have looked a little small but they were really meaty and not all bone like most places. The sauce was perfect to be honest. I had no complaints the “Hot” was the right amount of spicy and there was no hints of other add ons. I was pleasantly surprised by these wing and would definitely go back. I liked the sauce so much I ordered the buffalo tenders to go. The tenders were extremely moist, tender and drenched in that perfect sauce. Go Kelliann’s!
Authenticity: Perfectly authentic.
Wing size: Medium to small.
Sauce: They offer 2 varieties of sauce, mild and hot. Both sauces were very good, however the mild wings did not have enough sauce on them.
Accouterments: It came with Celery and Bleu Cheese dressing. The dressing had too much mayo, but it was decent.
Atmosphere: We got there are 11:30AM and it was surprisingly crowded (all dudes) and drunk in there for a Wednesday before noon. We also, unknowingly, sat near the crazy old guy at the bar having an animated conversation with his PBR. We got a little scared every time he got up, because it looked like he might fall over. The place itself looked like it could have been an old Irish corner bar in NYC. The ornate antique tile, tin ceiling tiles and beautifully detailed wooden bar spanning the length of the front room were obviously very old and worn in, but taken well care of. The service was very friendly and after the morning crowd left a more mellow, diverse and less alcoholic lunch crowd came in. We say come to Kelliann’s but avoid the old crazy guy.