If there’s one dish that brings pleasure to the masses, it has to be a humble portion of chicken wings. Something so simple, yet with so many varieties that never fails to deliver happiness. The fact that you usually wash them down with some beer is just an added bonus…
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Bub’s is a hotspot for live sports games, ice cold beers and of course, some of the best chicken wings in San Diego. Take shots on their in-house basketball court in between games of shuffleboard as you feast on these beauties.
There’s over 20 different wing sauces to choose from, as well as creative wing toppings such as andouille sausage, blackened shrimp and garlic bread in Jambalaya buffalo sauce.
Joe’s has been a local favourite for juicy chicken wings for more than 20 years. Top sauces include lemon pepper or their spicy BBQ, if you want a little bit of a kick without your mouth going on fire. You’ll want plenty of napkins as they are a messy-but-delicious eat.
The wings here really are epic, with huge portions and plenty of sauces to choose from, including garlic parmesan or sweet chilli. All wing orders here come with carrots, celery, house-made dressings (ranch or blue cheese), and hot oven-fresh bread sticks, so it’s a real feast. A delicious, delicious feast.
Cross Street is locally famous for its tender wings, so don’t leave San Diego without trying them. Will you go for the garlic parmesan wings (buttery garlic parmesan with dry parsley leaves), or the Thai chili, with a crisp sticky texture with sweet and spicy taste? Whatever wings you order, rest assured they’ll be absolutely perfect.
Dig into over 37 different types of wing sauces at Dirty Birds, a truly legendary spot when it comes to wings in the city. Their wings are exciting, with unique sauces and toppings that will have you savouring every single bite. Think: serrano ham crumbles or their secret hot sauce.
This lively dive bar is home to karaoke seven nights a week and some of the tastiest chicken wings in town. Their menu features small plates that are made for sharing and are packed full of flavours. For a real treat though, focus on the wings.
Crispy on the outside and wonderfully juicy and tender on the inside, they go perfectly alongside an ice cold beer.
Buffalo Wing Star is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up good vibes and even better wings. Take your pick from eight different variations of a buffalo sauce (including chipotle or ‘atomic’ hot), or go with sweet & sour or tropical sauces. You’re sure to find the perfect one for your taste.