The Intriguing History of the #WickedGood Wing

A menu must-have for any good sports bar & grill is the ever-popular appetizer - the chicken wing. The best sports bar & grill at the Lake of the Ozarks not only has a #WickedGood selection of tasty wings on our menu, but we're willing to bet they're the best you've ever tasted! We know how the fantastic wings at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill are created, but today's blog gives you a look at how the first wings ever served came to be. 

The First Hot Wings
During our research, we discovered that there are a few different stories about how the original hot wing was created. Unlike today, in the 1960's the chicken wing was considered the least desirable part of the bird. If it wasn't tossed into the trash right away, it's only use was for stock. 

The hot wing histories below do all agree that this delicious appetizer was first introduced in Buffalo, New York (which is where the name "Buffalo Wings" comes from,) but from there the tales vary.

Enjoy Incredible Gourmet Entrees at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill

You probably already know that Wicked Willie's Sports Grill is a great place to catch the game, have a few drinks, and grab something tasty to eat. Many people that have not yet visited our restaurant don't realize that we are also the best place for dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks

The food served at our sports grill is much more than the typical bar food you'd expect to find at most sports bar. Our "bar food" is prepared with fresh ingredients and special recipes that put it well above the quality of what most people are used to, and we even offer gluten-free options. Our menu is completely unique to the lake and like nothing you have ever tasted before at a sports grill. 
Dinner at Wicked Willie's The same goes for our lunch and dinner selections. When you dine at Wicked Willie's, get ready to experience gourmet flavors you would expect from a fine dining restaurant. Our incredible entree menu is the perfect example of this. The following dishes are all…

New Weekly Events at the Best Sports Bar at the Lake of the Ozarks

We've got a lot of new and exciting things coming your way at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill. They all involve delicious drinks and a great time out with your friends. Even though you probably don't need an excuse to convince you to join us at the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, the following weekly events will give you some added incentive about which days you show up. 

Weekend Bloody Mary Bar
The weekend begins on Friday night, and if you like to enjoy a few cocktails while you're out, there's always a chance you'll need a little "hair of the dog" the next morning to get you going again. The perfect thing for doing just that is a refreshing Bloody Mary. 

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11 am-2 pm, the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks will have a Bloody Mary Bar set up with all the fixings! You simply tell us what type of vodka you want added to the Bloody Mary mix, and then you're free to add as little or as much of the extras to your d…

Look At What People Are Saying About Wicked Willie's Sports Grill

Choosing which Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant to go to can be a difficult decision. There are lots of choices, especially this time of year. Wicked Willie's Sports Grill in Osage Beach is open year-round, 7 days a week, with delicious food choices, incredible drinks, a great, family-friendly atmosphere, and all of your favorite sports playing on our 33 TVs and 3 projection screens. 
We always strive to make every guest's visit amazing, but you don't have to take our word for it. Take a look at what a few of our customers had to say about their visit here with us.


"Love me some Wicked Willie's!
Every time I am in the area I try to get to Wicked Willie's for dinner or lunch. Fun atmosphere, kind of like a diner with a bar. Lots of TVs to entertain patrons. I usually get the fish tacos, excellent. Highly recommend for just about everyone!
-saharadweller, St. Louis, MO

"We will be back!
My wife and I went out for a casual dinner last night…

Coming This April - BUCK MONDAY in the Wicked Nightclub!

Everyone loves getting a great deal, and most people in the lake area love to get out, have a few cocktails, and enjoy a night full of fun with their friends. Coming April 16, 2018, you'll be able to do all of those things at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill every single week during our brand new "Buck Monday!

Join Us in the Wicked Nightclub 
This exciting new weekly event will take place in the nightclub area of Wicked Willie's, formerly known as the Blue Room, which has been renamed the Wicked Nightclub! It fits perfectly, because this room will feature #WickedGood drinks #WickedGood music, and overall #WickedGood times! 

Each and every Monday night our Wicked Nightclub will host Buck Monday, which not only features unbelievable drink specials but also live music from 9 pm-1 am. The area's most popular DJs will keep the dance floor packed all night long. Who needs a weekend to party? At this Lake of the Ozarks bar, we know how to have a great time on the weekday…

The Delicious Poultry Dishes You'll Find At Wicked Willie's Sports Grill

Monday, March 19 is National Poultry Day in the United States. (They have a day for everything anymore!) It makes sense to honor the delicious birds that provide us with so many tasty possibilities. After all, a large portion of the menu items at our Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant has turkey or chicken as the main ingredient. 

TURKEY Poultry is a term that refers to birds that are domestically raised for meat and eggs. Chicken is by far the most popular to consume, but turkey comes in at a close second unless it's November. Then it's all about the turkey! 
Turkey is a rich source of protein, and also contains good amounts of iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus. It is low in fat, and eating turkey regularly can help lower cholesterol levels. Its tryptophan plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. 
Here are the ways you can enjoy the delicious taste of turkey at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill:  
Smoked Turkey Chili Smoked turkey, white beans, tomat…

Catch All of the College Basketball Tournament Action at Wicked Willie's

It's time once again for the most exciting month in college basketball, and your tournament headquarters is Wicked Willie's Sports Grill! We will have all of the 2018 NCAA tournament action playing and the best basketball fans in town to watch it with. Let your friends know to meet you at the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks, and if you turn in the most accurate bracket, you could win an awesome grand prize!  

Selection Sunday
The NCAA will announce the 68 men's college basketball teams that will be playing in this year's championship games on Sunday, March 11, 2018, beginning at 5 pm, and we'll all be here anxiously awaiting the announcement so that we can start filling out our brackets! They will first be announcing all of the teams that qualified, followed by the list of matchups and locations of each game.

32 teams gain automatic entry into the tournament by winning their conference's championship game. The remaining 36 teams are chosen by …