Seasonal foods come and go, but chicken wings stay forever. And if you’re going to be about that wing life, you need to know some of the best places to get them. So here are eight places to get some bomb ass chicken wings in Chicago!
Heralded as arguably the best chicken wings in Chicago, Bird’s Nest sits just west of DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus and is a go-to neighborhood joint with wings that attract patrons from every neighborhood. You have to get them bone-in with their signature buffalo pepper sauce and an ice-cold pitcher of Miller Lite on NFL Sunday’s.
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Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is the go-to place for classic buffalo wings. With plenty of sauces to choose from, affordable prices, and large portions for sharing (although, who would want to do that?), this restaurant is a local favorite. If you’re feeling daring, try their XXX hot wings, the world’s hottest!
Despite being known as a sports bar, this small restaurant also specializes in some of the best wings on the west side. Right near the United Center, you have a choice of 10, 20, 30, or 50pc wings, paired with exotic flavors like lemon pepper and Jim Bean Honey BBQ.
With over 33 crafted sauces, this late-night wing spot should be on your go-to list if you haven’t gone already. They have amazing jerk chicken, carrying over five types of Jerk chickens flavors. It’s definitely a classic chicken wings spot in Chicago with a great vibe.
If you’re looking for a place with great wings and an incredible nightlife, try out Wicker Park’s Fifty/50. They’re famously known as the spot with the best wings, having three choices to pick from (regular breaded wings, applewood smoked wings, and boneless breaded wings). The restaurant also ages their buffalo wings for 2 to 3 months.
Jamaican jerk wings? Say no mo—oh, it comes with a side of pita bread? And it’s only $9??? Sign us up.
Also on the menu are 8pc buffalo wings and the Island Style Jerk Chicken Dinner, which are equally delicious.
Serving up Korean fried chicken at this unassuming wing joint, Crisp offers options like Seoul Sassy—made with ginger, soy, garlic, and other select spices, but NOT teriyaki—and Korean-American fusion BBQ. You can get 10 wings for under $20, so what are you waiting for?
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Sure, this place is more seafaring than the others on this list, but that doesn’t mean Surf’s Up South Shore can’t compete. Boasting some of the best chicken wings in Chicago, you can order up to 75 pieces, served in whatever sauce your heart desires — including Hennessey!
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