We were caught unprepared for the second stop of our food trip: a mega party of buffalo wings in different appetizing flavors and the juiciest baby back ribs. If you’re a fan of both, there’s only one place to go on Maginhawa Street, Buffalo Bro’s Ribs and Wings.

The restaurant has gone a long way since it opened in 2012. For two years, it operated as a bar named Buffalo Joint, fit for a weekend getaway for those who wanted the company of ice-cold beer and buffalo wings.

Buffalo Bro's Maginhawa

And then at some point, owners Jonel and Lae decided to steer the business to a new direction. They wanted a place that caters to families. So, they overhauled the concept, converted the bar into a space intimate moments with the family, then changed the name to Buffalo Bro’s. But, the main star of the show was not forgotten: The Joint’s Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dip.

Now, their menu includes more appetizers and generous-sized meals of ribs, wings, pork chops, and burgers. There’s much to be desired on the ambiance of the restaurant, I think because of the lights and the lack of windows, but what it lacks in space, it compensates well on food. Here’s what to order when you visit this restaurant.

Cheers With Rootbeer Float

The first surprise was their rootbeer float. One mug costs P60. It’s like your favorite McDonald’s Coke float, only that there’s rootbeer instead of float. We never expected rootbeer to taste that good, so we got one pitcher for the gang. It’s called Holy Crap and costs P150.

Rootbeer float from Buffalo Bro's

Appetizers Can Be Cheesy

Their crunchy mozzarella stick (P150) screams of rich cheese flavor. You’ll love it more with the special dip. And then their pizza taco (P130), which has been on the menu for years. Nothing special at first look. Tacos with ground beef and very little salsa, plus a load of shredded cheddar cheese. This is the best pick if you love anything cheesy.


Can’t Get Enough of Wings and Ribs

This is the specialty of Buffalo Bro’s. There are several flavors to choose from. The Joint’s Buffalo Wings (P150) came from the original menu of the restaurant. It’s not that crispy, but it’s well-flavored tender chicken in an irresistible ranch dip. You can also have Garlic Parmesan Buffalo Wings, crunchy chicken in rich butter, garlic, and cheese. Dennis the Menace is crispy and spicy, really spicy. There’s also Honey-Garlic Wings.


At the time of our visit, the restaurant has a promo. At P500, we got a big meal good for two, including two cups of rice, 500 grams of sweet meat ribs, 3 pieces of honey-garlic chicken, 3 pieces of Dennis the Menace, and two sides (grilled corn on cob and mashed potato). It was well-priced. The baby back ribs, especially, deserves commendation. It was perfectly prepared, tender, and tasty. I don’t think we could get it elsewhere in the metro at that price.

Buffalo Bro’s Ribs and Wings

45-B Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City
Facebook: Buffalo Bro’s Ribs and Wings
Contact: 0915 988 2342
Mon to Sat – 11 AM to 11 PM
Sun – 3 PM to 11 PM
Read customer reviews of this restaurant on Zomato and looloo




ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.