I will start by saying that EVERYTHING the terrible review on this page said is TRUTH. They aren't lying...not at all....Lol. My friends and I tried going once months ago and it was PACKED. We stood around for 10 minutes and weren't even acknowledged so we left. Last night, we tried again.
This time we stood for only about 5 minutes and were approached. The owner joked about how the one table had been sitting there for a while not eating or drinking and hopefully they would leave soon so we could have the table. Call it rude, but I agree with the owner. You should at LEAST be spending money if you're going to take up tables.
We sit down. The Owner himself takes our order. VERY nice, funny, witty guy to talk to. You could tell he REALLY cared and made the effort on the day to day unlike so many orders. We were placing our order when all of a sudden the Owner grabbed the menu out of one of my friends hands and placed it on the table. I realized what happened; my buddy was bending the menu and folding it like nervously while we ordered and the owner didn't want the menu being ruined/bent so whereas most owners/waiters would have just ignored it to keep the customer happy/not embarrassed, this one actually REMOVED it from his hands! Lol. We all thought it was funny, but I can see how sensitive people would get offended by that...we weren't at all.
Our appetizers came out and OH BOY!!! LEGIT stuff...And by legit, I mean some of the best clams and bacon/ranch/cheddar potato wedges we have EVER had....honestly it's still too fresh to say for sure but maybe THE best we've ever had...we were all amazed.
Then out came the wings and the pizza. ACES all around. Our ONLY slight problem was the sauces. Becuase the wings are the most PERFECTLY cooked wings you can ever find. Perfect size, perfect crispness, perfect AMOUNT of sauce....it's just that all of the sauces we tried (which was practically every one of them except for 2 or 3) were above average but not GREAT. The special sauce was closest to great and MAYBE low end great...Like the Special Sauce might have been a 97 or 98/100. But this group of guys and I for a LONG time have done wing nights...And I can say this...LOTS of local places have EPIC 100/100 sauces but they can't get the wing perfect like Loading Dock has.
Please don't mistake me here...these wings are STILL probably the best we've HAD regardless of a flawless sauce....it's just if they can somehow craft an unstoppable sauce, they would EASILY reign supreme out of all local wings, without an argument to be made.
The chicken wing pizza....perfection...I mean, very, very, very awesome.
And probably one of the more "hidden" gems of this place....Price...Let me tell you why...We got like 3 or 4 apps...60 wings...the pizza...and EACH of us had multiple alcoholic beverages...Our bill was like $118.00. I think we paid a total of $150.00 or $30.00 a guy which isn't bad for ALL that food and alcohol. We left a good tip because while admittedly, the staff isn't the WARMEST staff around, it was nice to deal with a PROFESSIONAL staff in Scranton, PA for a change. They exuded elegance and intelligence like no place I've been locally. It really classed up our experience. Everyone was nicely dressed, very hygienic, very polite, very steadfast and considerate. I mean, if you want someone drooling over how cute and special you are, go to McDonalds or Burger King and have it your way...Lol. I have my friends with me to laugh and me and make me feel good, I want the staff to be efficient and courteous; and NOBODY can say they aren't JUST that at the loading dock.
No request was too hard for them...food was served FAST and we didn't have to wait...our drinks NEVER reached empty...Really a classy place with amazing food. 5 stars...
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