Minneapolis Chicken wings

The 7 Best Spots For Chicken Wings In Minneapolis

Spending time in the city and want to find the best Minneapolis 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…

Minneapolis 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. Eli’s Food & Cocktails

While you might expect to find the best Minneapolis chicken wings at a hometown BBQ joint, you’ll actually find them at Eli’s. This fine dining and cocktail spot is the perfect date night restaurant for any wing lover looking for both upscale dining and world-class wings. Their Buffalo wings come with a delectable Black River bleu cheese dressing.

2. Runyon’s

More than a few locals have commented that Runyon’s is home to some of the best chicken wings in the entire country. That’s a bold statement, but they seem to back it up with full flavour and consistent quality. They’re always tender, always perfectly saucy, and go superbly well with an ice-cold beer from the bar.

Minneapolis Chicken wings

3. Tracy’s Saloon & Eatery

If visiting local bars is your idea of a dive into the cultural side of a city then you really can’t miss out on a chance to visit Tracy’s Saloon & Eatery. It’s filled with authentic hometown vibes and the kind of quality bar eats you’d expect out of this kind of pub. Order Tracy’s Chicken Wings to start, which come with Sriracha & Cilantro Lime, Buffalo, Extra Hot Cajun, Jerk, and numerous other sauces and rubs.

Minneapolis Chicken wings

4. Mackenzie Pub

Mackenzie Pub calls itself an “American bar full of Scotch flavour.” So, expect nothing short of full American flavours, especially when it comes to their mouthwatering wings. However, theirs are a bit unique. They’re smoked and then tossed in a homemade dill pickle dry rub. It’s as delicious as it sounds.

5. The Monte Carlo

After exploring the Twin Cities, settle into an evening of luxury and Old World charm at The Monte Carlo. Treat yourself to some world-class cocktails and then start the evening off with their sumptuous Beijing-style wings. They’re cooked to crispy perfection while still maintaining tender juiciness and flavour.

Minneapolis Chicken wings

6. Smoke in the Pit

Nothing beats a traditional BBQ-style chicken wing, and Smoke in the Pit is one of the best places to go in Minneapolis for those kinds of flavours. It’s small and super local, which is part of what we love about it. Wings are smoked to perfection and super-sized to ensure you enjoy every last bit of flavour that drips from the box.

7. Blue Door Pub

It’s hard to resist the undeniable pull of the famous Juicy Lucy burgers at the Blue Door Pub. And, while you should definitely indulge at least once while you’re in Minneapolis, we also think you should start off by sampling their delicious wings. Their sauces are inventive and unique, with everything from a sweet habañero sauce and deep, rich Thai peanut sauce through to a Puerto Rican rub that’s totally mouthwatering.

Minneapolis Chicken wings

Craving more foodie inspiration for your next trip to the Twin cities? Check out The 7 Best Burgers In Minneapolis.

Big 7 Travel Team