Washington DC chicken wings

The 7 Best Spots For Chicken Wings In Washington DC

Washington DC chicken wings are among the best in the country so we set out to find where to find the best portions in the city.

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…

All over America, wings are on the menu in bars, restaurants, diners and cafes as a staple food that we all know and love. Here are the best Washington DC chicken wings

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1. Smoke & Barrel

As the name hints at, Smoke & Barrel is a BBQ joint, so the folks here know more than a thing or two about great meat. Their smoked chicken wings come with a tempting choice of sauce, including chipotle honey butter or a bourbon mustard glaze. They also do vegan wings for your plant food-loving friends.

Washington DC chicken wings

2. Oohh’s & Aahh’s

The wings here really will make you ooh and aah in delight, as it’s simply perfect fried chicken. It’s a soul food restaurant where they serve up some of the tastiest and most comforting food you could ever wish for. Our pick? Go for the signature buffalo sauce.


This sleek restaurant combines expert chefs with classic Asian eats, resulting in a near fine dining chicken wing experience. When we say these are some of the best chicken wings in Washington DC, we mean it. The wings are double fried for extra crispiness, and have a dry spice rub.

4. Ledo Pizza

Ledo’s is a casual joint where they are known for both their pizza and their wings, which come with a choice of nine sauces and blue cheese dipping.

Just as many people get them to takeaway, which makes them the perfect treat after a night out or the next day when you have a hangover. Seriously good comfort food.

5. America’s Best Wings

America’s Best Wings lives up to its name – these wings really are that good. Plump, juicy and full of flavour, there’s a huge 30 sauces to choose from. Key ones to try include rosemary, Jamaican jerk and their ‘power ranch’. You will be in absolute wing heaven.

Washington DC chicken wings

6. DCity Smokehouse

This is a traditional American BBQ smoke house where the serve everything from BBQ sandwiches to meat combo platters and their famous chicken wings.

They place huge emphasis on sourcing the very best ingredients, which is what makes the end product so finger-licking good.

Washington DC chicken wings

7. Stan’s Restaurant

Stan’s has been a local favourite for almost 50 years, and everyone raves about their chicken wings. Choose to have ’em fried or baked (both are equally as delicious!). Get ready for plenty of napkins and lip licking.

Washington DC chicken wings

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