Predating homing pigeons, homing chickens were abandoned due to their tendency to cover themselves in hot sauce and nose-dive into bonfires. Enjoy the proper use of a chicken wing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of wings, sandwiches, and more at Famous Joe's in Buford.
A spacious wing shack and bar, Famous Joe's cooks up an extensive menu of game-day specialties. Hungry customers wondering exactly what Joe is famous for (besides inventing Jenga) can find their answer with a plate of Joe's wings, slathered in a range of flavored sauces such as jamaican jerk or sweet thai chili ($7.49 for eight). Sate a heartier hunger with a heaping portion of slow-cooked baby backs ribs soaked in house-specialty barbecue sauce and served alongside two sides ($11.99 for a half-rack). Sandwich-savoring appetites can enjoy a grilled chicken Philly ($7.99) or a 1/4-pound beef Joe dog smothered in chili and coleslaw ($5.99).
Famous Joe's complements its mouth-watering fare with a selection of 10 draft ($2+) and 30 bottled beers ($3+) as well as 21 flat-screen TVs, ensuring no score is left uncelebrated. Generous wood-crafted booths provide plenty of elbowroom for over-enthusiastic cheering and impromptu celery-eating contests, and generous floor space allows for comfortable moon walking from the full bar to the dining area.
Diners take a whiff of grilled meats and slide into dark-wood booths upon entering Famous Joes, waiting to be greeted by the chilly handshake of a cold glass of beer and the calming glow of baseball games emanating from the 21 42-inch flat-screen TVs hung on terra-cotta-colored walls. As a karaoke singer croons on, chefs pull ribs and pork from a 12-hour marinade, toss glistening chicken wings in 16 varieties of sauce, and hand-sculpt ground beef into half-pound patties and busts of Woodrow Wilson. Behind a row of stools, bartenders pour from 10 drafts and 30 bottled beers hailing from domestic and overseas breweries.
3290 Hamilton Mill Rd.
Buford, Georgia 30519Get Directions