Memory Lanes – Seward

Can you call it a memory if it’s already on your calendar again? We can hardly stay away from this place.

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THE STORY

Full disclosure: Our tasters are highly concentrated in South Minneapolis so Memory Lanes has a leg up as a local spot. That said, the wings we had at our latest visit make us feel totally justified in recommending a 12-er from this classic American bowling alley.

We brought a group of eight (our biggest tasting party yet) to the dining room and really put the wing cook through their paces: The results? Our orders came out hot, nearly perfectly cooked, and with the right amount of their traditional buffalo sauce to satisfy sauce lovers without leaving the rest of us in slop-town.

The high marks speak for themselves. These are just good wings. Meat quality could improve in a few tasters’ eyes, and one taster complained of slight sliminess on texture, but on the whole complaints were nearly non-existent. Bonus: When you’re finished you can moist-towelette off and hit the lanes. Or just order more wings.

THE VERDICT

81/100

Texture: 8/10
Flavor: 8/10
Meat Quality: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Experience: 8.5/10
Total: 40.5/50 possible points

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Alex

Alex

  • Texture: 10
  • Flavor: 9
  • Meat Quality: 8
  • Value: 8
  • Experience: 9
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: Memory Lanes makes some of my favorite no-nonsense buff wings. Certainly not going to win any awards, but they are so consistent in every category they are have to be ordered any time you find yourself here.

Allison

  • Texture: 8
  • Flavor: 7
  • Meat Quality: 6
  • Value: 10
  • Experience: 8
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: Memory Lanes never disappoints. Meat quality could be higher, but texture was on point.

Andrew

Andrew

  • Texture: 8
  • Flavor: 8
  • Meat Quality: 7
  • Value: 8
  • Experience: 9
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: Damn, Gina.

Blake

  • Texture: 8
  • Flavor: 9
  • Meat Quality: 7
  • Value: 10
  • Experience: 10
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: I love Memory Lanes wings. They are the standard for what a classic buffalo wing should be. No frills, no gimmicks, no breading, and no pretension. Just a deep fat fried piece of chicken covered in a mixture of hot sauce and butter.

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Esther

  • Texture: 7
  • Flavor: 7
  • Meat Quality: 6
  • Value: 8
  • Experience: 7
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: My wings had a weird gamey taste. A sign of lower-quality meat?

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Greg

  • Texture: 7
  • Flavor: 7
  • Meat Quality: 7
  • Value: 7
  • Experience: 7
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: Average. Nothing special.

Laura

  • Texture: 6
  • Flavor: 9
  • Meat Quality: 8
  • Value: 10
  • Experience: 9
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: Their ranch tasted like bleu cheese to me.

Michael

  • Texture: 10
  • Flavor: 9
  • Meat Quality: 6.5
  • Value: 9.5
  • Experience: 7.5
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: My only complaint on this batch was that the meat was slightly sub-par – a bit too much of the grizzly nasty bits to make it an all-around A+ experience.

THE DETAILS

Price: $11 for 12 wings
Website: http://www.memorylanesmpls.com
Address: 2520 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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