Our Story

About The Dirty Buffalo

It Started, Quite Simply, Like This...

Established in 2012, The Dirty Buffalo is family-owned and operated by Western New York native Russell Gilbert. Russ grew up in a small town outside Rochester, New York before moving to Buffalo where he met his wife Stephanie. The couple spent several years shoveling snow and chowing down on the City of Good Neighbors' iconic fare before heading south to Virginia in 2005. Upon arrival in the Hampton Roads area, Russ and Steph relished in the bright sunshine and friendly people, but noted two things that the region seemed to lacking: (1) a restaurant featuring authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings; and (2) a late-night food establishment where students and other night owls could enjoy freshly-prepared, homestyle meals after 11 PM.

After growing up in the restaurant industry, Russ could only think of one solution to this perceptible void. So while he finished his marketing degree at ODU, he set to work on creating a late-night, quick-service restaurant featuring his own interpretation of his favorite Western New York dishes. The Dirty Buffalo opened in March 2012, originally staying open as late as 4 AM and offering its full menu of wings, hoagies, Dirty Plates, and homestyle sides into the wee hours of the morning. Since then, the restaurant has grown exponentially, and the late-night hours had to be temporarily phased out due to lack of capacity. The Dirty Buffalo continues to grow, frequently adding new housemade sauces to its ever expanding selection and recently updating its drink menu to include wine, liquor and several specialty drinks. The restaurant continues to serve its full menu until midnight every Friday and Saturday and each week features an inspired "special sauce" for "Wednesday Wing Night," when our award-winning jumbo wings are just $.60 each. The only way to find out what everyone is talking about is to come try them for yourself!

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What our Customers Say…

"You guys have seriously made me a wing snob! If they aren't dirty buff's I don't want them!!"
Victoria N.
"Best Buffalo wings in the area - hands down. Great Buffalo Bills bar that serves local WNY food like garbage plates, delicious hot wings and authentic chicken finger subs. A place not to be missed if you're looking for a slice of home in Virginia and/or an opportunity to try authentic New York wings for a reasonable price!!!"
Shannon B.

"It's difficult for a Upstate New Yorker to find good wings in the south but DB does it just like home! They also serve their wings as GOD intended, with BLEU CHEESE!!!! They also have Molson Canadian which is very difficult to find down here."
Tommy S.
"Best wings around. Great staff. Only wing place that gets my business."
Steven D.

Our Menu

*Prices subject to change without notice.

Wings

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    6 pc. Bone In or Boneless Wings

    $ 6.79

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Dumb Dumb, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo, Pineapple … View Recipe

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    12 pc. Bone In or Boneless Wings

    $ 12.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Dumb Dumb, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo, Pineapple … View Recipe

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    18 pc. Bone In or Boneless Wings

    $ 18.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Dumb Dumb, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo, Pineapple … View Recipe

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    24 pc. Bone In or Boneless Wings

    $ 23.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Dumb Dumb, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo, Pineapple … View Recipe

Sides

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    Chicken Tenders

    $ 4.99

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    Mac ‘n Cheese

    $ 3.99

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    Tossed in Sauce

    $ 2.00

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    French Fries

    $ 2.49

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    Home-fried Potatoes

    $ 1.99

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    Mac Salad

    $ 3.19

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    Coleslaw

    $ 1.99

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    Baked Beans

    $ 1.99

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    Onion Rings

    $ 3.19

Specialty Drinks

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    Old Dirty Buffalo aka ODB

    $ 0.00

    Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Campari Aperitif, Simple Syrup, Soda water, Muddled Orange & Cherries

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    Feisty Mule

    $ 0.00

    Tito’s Vodka, Jalapeno Agave Nectar, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice

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    Loganberry Mojito

    $ 0.00

    Bacardi Superior Rum, Mint Leaves, Loganberry Syrup, Lime Juice, Soda water

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    Ellicott Station

    $ 0.00

    Tito’s, Simple syrup, Grapefruit juice

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    The Sabre

    $ 0.00

    Bacardi O, Triple Sec, Mist Twist, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice

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    The 315

    $ 0.00

    Bacardi Limon, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, Grenadine, Cranberry Juice

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    Spicy Agav-arita

    $ 0.00

    Silver Tequila, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Agave Nectar, Triple Sec

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    Lake Effect Storm

    $ 0.00

    Bacardi Black Rum, Bacardi Limon Rum, Ginger beer, Lime Juice

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    Dirty Cherry Pepsi

    $ 0.00

    Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey, Grenadine & Pepsi

  10. The Sundowner

    The Sundowner

    $ 0.00

    Pink Lemonade Vodka, Loganberry syrup, Sour mix, Soda water, Orange Juice

  11. Cooler Than Ecto

    Cooler Than Ecto

    $ 0.00

    Cherry Vodka, Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix, Pineapple Juice & Orange Juice

  12. Tennessee Lemonade

    Tennessee Lemonade

    $ 0.00

    Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Triple Sec, Sour mix, Mountain Dew

Dirty Plates

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    Dirty Chick

    $ 9.29

    Our most popular dish! Two breaded chicken tenders coated in your choice of sauce piled on a bed of homemade mac ‘n cheese and crispy … View Recipe

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    Dirty Pig

    $ 8.99

    A generous portion of our hand-pulled, oven-roasted pork, tossed in your choice of BBQ sauce, piled on a bed of baked beans and coleslaw and … View Recipe

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    Dirty Burg

    $ 9.29

    Inspired by Rochester’s own iconic Garage Plates. Two 1/4 lb hamburger patties piled on a bed of homemade mac salad and crispy home-fried potatoes, all … View Recipe

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    Dirty Dog

    $ 9.29

    Two all-beef, premium hot dogs piled on a bed of homemade mac salad and crispy home-fried potatoes, all smothered in our signature Dirty Sauce. Add … View Recipe

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    Create a Plate

    $ 9.29

    PICK YOUR MEAT: Chicken Tenders, Shredded Chicken, 2 All Beef Hot Dogs, Hand-pulled Pork, Burger & Hot Dog, 2 1/4 lb. Hamburgers. PICK 2 DIFFERENT … View Recipe

Subs

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    Philly Steak Out

    $ 9.99

    Shaved sirloin steak, melted cheese, grilled peppers and onions, signatures sauce. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your … View Recipe

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    Chicken Philly

    $ 9.99

    Shredded chicken, melted cheese, grilled peppers and onions, signature sauce. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your choice … View Recipe

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    Stinger

    $ 9.99

    Chicken tenders coated in your choice of sauce or rub, topped with shaved sirloin, peppers, onions and a bleu cheese spread. All of our subs … View Recipe

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    Steak Burger

    $ 9.99

    Shaved sirloin mounded on top of a 1/4 lb. hamburger, topped with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato. All of our subs are served hot on … View Recipe

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    Buffalo Bleubird

    $ 9.99

    Chicken tenders coated in your choice of sauce or rub, lettuce, tomato and a bleu cheese spread. All of our subs are served hot on … View Recipe

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    Chicken Wing Sub

    $ 9.99

    Shredded chicken tossed in your choice of sauce, lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese spread. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll … View Recipe

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    Beefy American

    $ 9.99

    Two 1/4 lb. hamburger patties, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your choice of … View Recipe

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    Cheesy Porker

    $ 9.99

    Hand-pulled, oven-roasted pork tossed in signature BBQ sauce of your choice, topped with homemade mac ‘n cheese. All of our subs are served hot on … View Recipe

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    Carolina Porker

    $ 9.99

    Hand-pulled, oven-roasted pork tossed in signature BBQ sauce of your choice, topped with coleslaw. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie … View Recipe

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    Ham

    $ 8.99

    Hickory-smoked ham, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your choice of condiments … View Recipe

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    Tuna Melt

    $ 8.99

    A generous serving of our albacore tuna salad, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with … View Recipe

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    Turkey

    $ 8.99

    Oven-roasted turkey, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your choice of condiments … View Recipe

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    Italian

    $ 8.99

    Genoa salami, hickory-smoked ham, pepperoni, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and vinaigrette. All of our subs are served hot on a fresh hoagie roll with your … View Recipe

Favorites

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    Ugly Duckling Dozen

    $ 8.99

    Just as tasty as our jumbo wings, but not as pretty. Limited availability. Sold per dozen.

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    Poor Man’s Wings

    $ 3.99

    Crispy fries tossed in choice of sauce or rub. Perfect for a bite on a budget

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    Dirty Fries

    $ 5.99

    A real crowd pleaser! Crispy fries smothered in our house-made Dirty Sauce (A spicy, meat-based chili sauce). Make it even better by adding house-made cheese … View Recipe

Hot Dogs

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    Plain Pooch

    $ 2.99

    For those that enjoy the simple things in life. Just a dog on a bun. All-beef, premium, 7-inch hot dogs served with your choice of … View Recipe

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    Muddy Mutt

    $ 3.99

    Hot dog smothered in our signature Dirty Sauce. Make it a Coney for no additional charge. All-beef, premium, 7-inch hot dogs served with your choice … View Recipe

Kids Plates

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    Kid’s 2 Chicken Tenders

    $ 4.99

    Served with a drink and your choice of Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw or Applesauce Sub Mac & Cheese 2.49 or Mac Salad 1.99

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    Kid’s Grilled Cheese

    $ 4.99

    Served with a drink and your choice of Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw or Applesauce Sub Mac & Cheese 2.49 or Mac Salad 1.99

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    Kid’s Hot Dog

    $ 4.99

    Served with a drink and your choice of Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw or Applesauce Sub Mac & Cheese 2.49 or Mac Salad 1.99

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    Kid’s Hamburger

    $ 4.99

    Served with a drink and your choice of Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw or Applesauce Sub Mac & Cheese 2.49 or Mac Salad 1.99 Add Cheese … View Recipe

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