Chicago chicken wings

The 7 Best Places For Chicken Wings In Chicago

Chicago chicken wings are up there with the very best in America, so we’ve done the hungry work to find the best very places to eat them in the city.

From classic buffalo wings to the seriously spicy versions and everything in between, there is something on this list for everybody. One thing we can all agree on? Wings in any form are one of the tastiest snacks you can get.

So work up an appetite, grab some friends and get ready to hit up some of the best spots for Chicago chicken wings…

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1. The Fifty/50

They’ve been open for 10 years and are consistently named as the best sports bar in the country. The key to their success on the food side of the business is they making everything as fresh as possible.

Their wing hot sauce is made in-house from a blend of four peppers, by roasting them and then making a mash which is then seasoned, strained, and aged for 2-3 months depending on the heat. To say these wings are good is putting it mildly.

Chicago chicken wings

2. Great Sea Chinese Restaurant

Great Sea Restaurant offers the finest spicy chicken wings in the Chicago area. These are wings that pack a serious punch and which are beautifully prepared so you can easily get at the proper meaty bits. Better have a cold beer ready for that heat though! These wings are among the best in the whole city.

Chicago chicken wings


A super counter-service Korean restaurant specialising in fried chicken and wings. They also serve burritos, vegetable bowls and kimchee, but the wings should be the main focus of your attention.

The portions are large, the service friendly and as you lick the sauce from your fingers you will already be planning your next visit. 100% delicious.

Chicago chicken wings

4. Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

If you tried to dream up a perfect sports bar you couldn’t do much better than this. Huge TVs everywhere to watch the games, a great selection of beer and some of the best bar food in the city.

Their wings are classic buffalo in style with blue cheese dip and celery. You’ll fall in love with the place instantly.

5. Buffalo Wings & Rings

They offer a family-friendly dining experience where you can come and enjoy the big game in a relaxed atmosphere. The great food will be what keeps you coming back.

The wings themselves are fresh and never frozen, and you can order them in a variety of delicious styles with multiple sauces.

Chicago chicken wings

6. Landbirds

This relatively new restaurant pays homage to the humble chicken wing and serves them up in a brilliant style.

That means the bone is stripped back, so that all you have to do is focus on eating that succulent fresh meat. Some lovely original side orders make this a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.

Landbirds Chicago wings

7. Bayan Ko

A wonderfully original restaurant that draws on Filipino and Cuban cuisine and which is BYOB. They have a mix of smaller tables and communal style seating, with the focus very much on the sharing of food with friends.

The only problem with their wings is that they taste so good that you won’t want to share them with anybody.

Love your wings and spending some time in the country? Check out The 50 Best Places To Eat Wings In America.

Big 7 Travel Team