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 Wings

    $ 5.79

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    12 pc. Bone-In Wings

    $ 11.29

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    18 pc. Bone-In Wings

    $ 16.79

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    24 pc. Bone-In Wings

    $ 21.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    6 pc. Boneless Wings

    $ 5.79

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    12 pc. Boneless Wings

    $ 9.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    18 pc. Boneless Wings

    $ 15.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

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    24 pc. Boneless Wings

    $ 20.99

    Choose from one of our signature sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan. Choose … View Recipe

Sides

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    Chicken Tenders

    $ 3.99

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    Mac ‘n Cheese

    $ 3.99

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    French Fries

    $ 2.19

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    Home Fries

    $ 1.99

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    Dirty Sauce

    $ 2.49

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    Mac Salad

    $ 2.69

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    Coleslaw

    $ 1.99

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    Baked Beans

    $ 1.89

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    Onion Rings

    $ 2.99

Specialty Drinks

  1. The Sundowner

    The Sundowner

    $ 8.00

    Pink Lemonade Vodka, Loganberry, Orange Juice, Sour Mix, Club Soda

  2. Creamsicle

    Creamsicle

    $ 7.00

    Captain Morgan, Whipped Vodka, Fanta Orange

  3. Cooler Than Ecto

    Cooler Than Ecto

    $ 8.00

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

  4. Tennessee Lemonade

    Tennessee Lemonade

    $ 7.00

    Jack Daniels, Sour Mix, Triple Sec, Mountain Dew

Dirty Plates

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    Dirty Chick

    $ 8.69

    Chicken tenders over homemade mac ‘n cheese and home fries, smothered in your choice of wing sauce

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    Dirty Burg

    $ 8.99

    Two ¼ lb hamburger patties over mac salad and home fries, smothered in Dirty sauce

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    Dirty Dog

    $ 8.99

    Two all-beef 7-inch hot dogs over Mac Salad and home fries, smothered in Dirty sauce

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    Dirty Pig

    $ 8.29

    6 oz of hand-pulled pork over baked beans and homemade slaw, smothered in your choice of BBQ sauce

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    Create Your Own Plate

    $ 8.99

    PICK YOUR MEAT: Chicken Tenders 2 ¼ lb Hamburgers 2 All-beef Hot Dogs 6 oz Pulled Pork 1 Burger and 1 Hot Dog PICK 2 … View Recipe

Subs

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    Philly Steak-out

    $ 8.99

    Shaved sirloin steak, melted five-cheese blend, grilled peppers and onions

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    Stinger

    $ 9.29

    Chicken tenders coated in sweet or spicy BBQ sauce, shaved sirloin steak, peppers, onions, blue cheese spread

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    Steak Burger

    $ 8.49

    Shaved sirloin, one 1/4 lb burger, cheese, lettuce, tomato

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    Buffalo Bleubird

    $ 7.99

    Chicken tenders coated in your choice of wing sauce, bleu cheese, lettuce & tomato

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    Beefy American

    $ 7.99

    Two ¼ lb hamburger patties, lettuce, tomato and cheese. A half-pound of beef!

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    Carolina Porker

    $ 7.99

    Hand-pulled pork tossed in signature BBQ sauce of your choice, topped with homemade coleslaw

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    Cheesy Porker

    $ 8.99

    Hand-pulled pork tossed in sweet or spicy BBQ sauce, topped with mac ‘n cheese

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    Tuna Melt

    $ 7.49

    Tuna salad, melted cheese lettuce and tomato

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    Ham

    $ 7.49

    Hickory-smoked ham, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo

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    Turkey

    $ 7.49

    Oven-roasted turkey, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo

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    Italian

    $ 7.49

    Genoa salami, hickory-smoked ham, pepperoni, melted cheese and olive-oil vinaigrette

Favorites

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    Poor Man’s Wings

    $ 3.99

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

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    Dirty Fries

    $ 5.99

    Crispy fries smothered in our Dirty sauce Add cheese for $.7.99

Hot Dogs

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    Plain Pooch

    $ 2.99

    Just a dog on a bun. Condiments optional. All-beef, 7-inch dog on a fresh bun.

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    Muddy Mutt

    $ 3.99

    Dog smothered in Dirty Sauce. All-beef, 7-inch dog on a fresh bun.

Kids Plates

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    Kid’s Ham Sub

    $ 4.99

    1/2 ham sub served with fries and a drink.

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    Kid’s Turkey Sub

    $ 4.99

    1/2 turkey sub served with fries and a drink.

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    Kid’s Chicken Tenders

    $ 4.99

    2 chicken tenders served with fries and a drink.

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    Kid’s Hot Dog

    $ 4.99

    1 hot dog served with fries and a drink.

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