Buffalo Wild Wings Nutrition

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar is a chain specializing in wings, chicken tenders and a variety of sauces. Buffalo Wild Wings nutrition facts for each menu item varies greatly, with some items being relatively healthy and others containing almost an entire day's worth of calories, fat or sodium.

Buffalo Wild Wings nutrition facts for each menu item varies greatly, with some items being relatively healthy and others containing almost an entire day’s worth of calories, fat or sodium. (Image: Tatiana Volgutova/iStock/GettyImages)

Always check the nutrition facts before placing your order to ensure you make healthy dining choices.

Buffalo Wild Wings Nutrition

The wings and tenders are staples of Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, according to buffalowildwings.com. Chicken is a good source of protein, helping to meet the daily requirements of 56 grams for men and 46 grams per women, according to the National Academies of Sciences.

However, chicken wings are often high in saturated fats — the kind that can increase your risk of heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic.

Each traditional wing contains:

  • 72 calories
  • 9 grams of protein
  • 0 grams of carbohydrates
  • 4 grams of total fat
  • 1.4 grams of saturated fat
  • 36 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 27 milligrams of sodium

Each boneless wing has:

  • 104 calories
  • 5 grams of protein
  • 9 grams of carbohydrates
  • 5 grams of total fat
  • 2 grams of saturated fat
  • 15 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 284 milligrams of sodium

Each naked tender has:

  • 53 calories
  • 13 grams of protein
  • 0 grams of total carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of sugars
  • 0.3 grams of total fat
  • 0 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 380 milligrams of sodium

Each breaded tender has:

  • 170 calories
  • 12 grams of protein
  • 12 grams of total carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of sugars
  • 0.7 grams of dietary fiber
  • 8 grams of total fat
  • 3 grams of saturated fat
  • 27 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 410 milligrams of sodium

Dress It Up

You can coat the wings and tenders with the numerous sauces available at the restaurant. The amount of calories in a 2 ounce portion of any sauce ranges from 70 to 300 calories — Hot BBQ at the bottom of this range and Thai Curry at the top.

The Thai Curry sauce also has the most grams of total fat, clocking in at 30 grams. Parmesan Garlic is a close second at 26 grams. The rest of the sauces contain no more than 9 grams of fat per 2 ounce serving.

Wing sauces have high levels of sodium, ranging from 660 milligrams in the Caribbean Jerk sauce, up to 2,340 milligrams in the Spicy Garlic sauce. According to the American Heart Association, healthy adults should limit their daily intake of sodium to no more than 2,300 milligrams. But, if you've got risk factors for heart disease, that recommendation drops to 1,500 milligrams. Many wing sauces contain more than that daily allotment of sodium.

Don't Ignore the Dip

The dipping sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings come in 2 fluid ounce servings. Flavors include: BBQ ranch, buffalo blue cheese, cilantro lime, fat-free ranch, light Caesar, blue cheese, ranch, white wine vinaigrette and southwestern ranch.

On the lighter side, fat-free ranch includes:

  • 50 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 12 carbohydrates
  • 550 milligrams of sodium

At the top end, cilantro lime ranch includes:

  • 330 calories
  • 35 grams of fat
  • 3 carbohydrates
  • 560 grams of sodium

Choose Your Sides

Popular side items available at Buffalo Wild Wings include buffalo chips, potato wedges and french fries.

A regular order of the buffalo chips contains:

  • 290 calories
  • 4 grams of protein
  • 38 grams of carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of sugar
  • 5 grams of dietary fiber
  • 14 grams of total fat
  • 6 grams of saturated fat
  • 590 milligrams of sodium

The potato wedges have:

  • 375 calories
  • 6 grams of protein
  • 45 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • 19 grams of total fat
  • 8.5 grams of saturated fat
  • 1,030 milligrams of sodium

Nutrition facts for the french fries include:

  • 420 calories
  • 4 grams of protein
  • 78 grams of carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of sugar
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • 11 grams of total fat
  • 4.5 grams of saturated fat
  • 730 milligrams of sodium

Buffalo Wild Wings also offers a large variety of optional toppings for these sides, which can add up to an additional 180 calories and 15 grams of fat, per serving.

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