Quaker Steak & Lube
3320 Mid America Drive, Council Bluffs, IA, USA
Quaker Steak and Lube - (712) 322-0101
Quaker Steak & Lube Council Bluffs Reviews
The BEST Buffalo wings in the World!!! Mar 18, 2008
Quaker steak and Lube started out in the 70's in Sharon, PA. The founder decided to turn an old Quaker State gas station into a wing joint. Each Lube has their own different types of cars in them... this one specialized in racing cars decoraring the ceilings and walls where as other ones focus on motorcycles, antique cars or muscle cars.
They are starting to pop up all over the country... there's some in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Tennesee, Wisconson and now Iowa!
QS&L is known for their wing sauces and have won alot of awards for them and have been voted the Best Wings in the USA and are now the official wings of the Lowe's motor speedway.
My favorite sauce is Cajun and Louisiana Lickers! And the flavor just melts in your mouth. Normally I get a compact bucket of wings... there are about 22-24 wings and the nice thing about this bucket is you can split them with 2 different sauces... so I can always get my favorite and take the rest home or split it with a friend.
But on tuesdays they have all you can eat wing and french fry day for $12. Here you can get the wings in incriments of 5 at a time and sample all you want.
I do have to say though... by being a huge fan of QS&L these wings at the location in Iowa were my favorite (my least is in the Pittsburgh Airport location)... these ones were huge wings, full of flavor and not dry at all... the sauce was saucey, not dry either. But I don't know if it's my favorite because I haven't had them in a while and I've been surrounded by mediocre wing places or if this place is just better. But Matt and Valerie both said it was worth the 700 mile drive (round trip) to get them!
Oh and don't forget to get the atomic wings... these they serve with a glass of milk because the Scoville Units (SHU---see below for an explaination if you don't know what it is) are so intense that most people can't finish 5... but if you can your name will be put on the wall of fame! Just remember, you must sign a waiver before you eat them!
Here's a list of their flavors!
SHU Name Description
150,000 Atomic Extremely Hot! Caution!
30,000 Suicide Crazy hot, for the real wing nut
5,000 Buckeye BBQ® Smooth, fiery, sweet BBQ
3,870 Cajun Spicy classic cajun!
3,000 Hot Classic buffalo-style taste, nice’n hot
2,050 Arizona Ranch® Ranch-seasoned, hot & spicy
2,030 Golden Garlic® Award Winning, zesty garlic sauce
1,850 Thai ‘R’ Cracker Sweet Thai flavor w/a kick of chili & garlic
1,440 Medium Classic buffalo-style wing, with bite
1,300 Premium Garlic Red chilies and a full garlic punch
1,220 Louisiana Lickers® Hot-Cajun-Garlic-BBQ mix
930 Asian Sesame Exotic Asian blend
900 Dusted Chipotle BBQ Chipotle dry spice with a sweet BBQ finish
870 Parmesan Pepper Buttery parmesan & cracked pepper
740 Mild Classic buffalo-style wing
310 Honey Mustard Sweet mix of dijon and honey
90 BBQ Finger lickin’ hickory smoked sweet sauce
90 Ranch Buttery, with the flavor of ranch seasoning
What do those numbers mean?
3,000 –30,000 Hot
1,000 –2,999 Medium
What is a Scoville Heat Unit? (SHU) It’s the number of
units of water it takes to make a unit of chile pepper lose
all traces of heat. It takes 2,500 –5,000 units of water to
neutralize the heat from one unit of jalapeño.
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