The 7 Best Spots For Chicken Wings In Memphis

Spending time in the city and want to find the best Memphis chicken wings? Don’t worry, we have you covered.

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…

Memphis has some great spots for wings, so we wanted the find the best of the best. Those chicken wings that are so good you’d travel all the way across the city for them…

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1. Cozy Corner BBQ

There’s a reason why Southern Living and Gourmet magazines have featured Cozy Corner BBQ numerous times. Sure, the BBQ is high-quality and Southern in style. But, it’s their incredible chicken wings that have people drooling out the door. They smoke their wings, giving them a unique flavour you won’t find many other places but in Memphis.

Memphis Chicken Wings

2. Ching’s Hotwings

If you’re travelling through Memphis and are looking for a truly authentic foodie experience, head to Ching’s. You’ll brush shoulders with locals and sit next to some of the town’s local students, professionals, and even athletes. The chicken wings here absolutely glisten under the bright shine of sauce. They don’t skimp on the sauce, so expect a heavy tray just dripping with flavour.

Best Memphis Chicken Wings

3. Mr. P’s Buffalo Wings Hacks Cross

Mr. P’s Buffalo Wings is a bit of a local institution. Popular amongst locals, you’d be hard-pressed to try and find someone who doesn’t list this spot as having some of the best Memphis chicken wings. They serve them in nine delicious flavours and offer you the choice of boneless, whole, or even party-style. You’ll definitely want seconds.

Best Buffalo Wings in Memphis Tennessee

4. 18 Wayz Wingz & Thingz

This pit stop restaurant is a fantastic eatery offering 18 exotic flavours of “delicious combinations of sweet, seasonings and flaming hot choices.” From Wet Butter to Sweet Heat, you’re guaranteed to find a flavour here that absolutely tickles your taste buds. Furthermore, they serve some pretty stellar rib tips. You know, just in case you’re craving even more flavour.

5. Riko’s Kickin’ Chicken

The couple behind Riko’s Kickin’ Chicken is about as cute as can be. Their love for each other carries over into the business, as it’s evident that they’re extremely passionate about serving out-of-this-world wings to Memphis locals. Drop in for one of their daily lunch specials to really experience each and every one of their fantastic flavours for yourself.

6. Alex’s Tavern

Open since the 1950s, this is Memphis’ oldest family-owned tavern. The vibes here are something to indulge in as the place feels extremely local and full of history. As for the wings, they offer flavours you won’t find anywhere else. Greek, Buffalo or BBQ sauces cover these wings.

Alex's Tavern Classic Memphis Chicken Wings

7. The Wing Guru

As the name suggests, the folks here are real gurus when it comes to whipping up creative, tasty, and unique wing flavours. And, they’ve got quite a fun of them. Their Honey Suicide sauce is an award-winning flavour that you should try if you’re feeling daring. But, any other flavour on the menu is equally as delicious and worth a try or two.

Craving more foodie inspiration? Check out the 7 Best Places For Ribs In Memphis.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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