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The Absolute 17 Best Places For Wings in Philly 2017 Edition


International Chicken Wing Day is upon us, so in classic Wooder Ice fashion we did our homework so that you can celebrate the right way.  After searching high and low, from acclaimed restaurants to dive bars, we tasted the best Philly has to offer.  So if you’re looking for some amazing game changing wings, you can’t go wrong with any on this list! Enjoy.


N. 3rd

801 N 3rd St.

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Image via bigbiteblog.wordpress.com

Okay let’s just get this one out of the way.  This is one of those spots where foodies check to make sure it’s on the list dubbed best wings in Philly.  The house wings are are fantastic but the Thai wings here will change yo’ life! I fell in love with these wings 10 years ago and every time I have them it’s like the first day we met.  If you haven’t tried them yet, well as DJ Khaled would say “Don’t play yo’ self.”


Curran’s Irish Inn

6900 State Rd,

currans wings

Consistently ranked among the best in the city, these wings have won Philly Hot List in 2013 but by the taste of them, you’d thing they were perennial champs.  Located in the Northeast, this gem is a treasure among locals in the hipster free section of Mayfair.


Alla Spina

1410 Mt Vernon St.


Foodandwine.com named these bad boys the best wings in the U.S.  Yes, rub your eyes and re-read that.  We’re talking nationally recognized wings here.  Marc Vetri created this recipe so that alone tells you everything you need to know about taste.  If you haven’t gotten your hands on these Italian wings then we suggest you make a detour to Fairmount ASAP.


Baby Blues BBQ

3402 Sansom St.

baby blues bbq wings

Serving up some of the best BBQ in the region, this University City gem cooks their chicken rotisserie style with smoke wood.  This is authentic backwoods cooking in the heart of the city.  For added flavor, Baby Blues also makes their own sauces that range from hot to sweet so every wing experience her is like a new one.

Varga Bar

941 Spruce St.


Making our list of the best wings in Philly is a small bar with big flavor. This one may have came out of nowhere for many but this low key spot in Washington Square West is serving up some finger licking classic wings.  Their pin-up girl things may make things even a little more hotter here.  No worries you can wash these tasty wings with one of the many craft beers served here.


Royal Tavern

937 E. Passyunk

The variety of wings is what makes this place extra special.  Choose from buffalo, chipotle barbecue, mango habanero or Korean Fried Chicken Wings (pictured above).  Hell if you’re a wing enthusiasts like me (or just greedy like me) then you can mix and match!  You can’t go wrong with any selection here.


Cheu Noodle Bar

255 S 10th St.

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Image via Bostonbesteats X YELP

This name may sound familiar being that they made our best soups in Philly list. Guess these guys know what they’re doing over here.  The wings making noise over here are the Black Garlic Wings garnished with Shishito pepper giving maximum flavor for these wings.  Warning these can be very addictive.


Byrne’s Tavern

3301 Richmond St.


The pride of Port Richmond, these wings are a staple for the neighborhood and can go toe-to-toe with any wings in the city.  If Fishtown is as far north as you normally go then these wings will definitely make you venture just a wee bit more north.


Lucky 13

1820 S. 13th 


This classic South Philly hole in the wall is packing some serious flavor.  Among the favorites here are the Tempeh wings. However, classic is just as delicious.  It’s hard to choose.  If you’re looking for a super casual place with no frills, just great food and service than this is the spot to be.


Cafe Soho

468 W. Cheltenham Ave.


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Philly’s best kept secret, well if you’re a wing lover not really.  It’s one of those places you hear how good they are but dismiss it as hype.  Nah, these live up to the hype and then some.  Their Spicy Wings of stuff of legends, packing tons of flavor.  Perhaps the best wings in Philly ? We’ll let you decide.


Bonchon Chicken

1020 Cherry St.


Yea, yea we know it’s a chain restaurant and although we shy away from spotlighting chains there is no denying the awesomeness of these wings, particularly the Garlic Soy Wings.  Located in the heart of Chinatown this place should be on every wing lover’s bucket list.



1116 Walnut St.

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Image via Peter N. YELP

The Liberty Bell, “Rocky Steps”, and Pat’s & Geno’s are Philly staples.  You can add Moriarty’s wings to that list.  When it comes to the best wings in Philly, Moriarty’s wings are iconic.  For over 30 years this place has been churning out colossal size wings that have made every one’s list of top wings around.


David’s Mai Lai Wah

1001 Race St.

Davids S&P wings

If you ever ate late night in  Center City, chances are extremely high that you’ve made a stop here for their famous Salt and Pepper Wings.  These make the list just off the sheer fact that these wings have woven themselves in the fabric of night life and great drunken nights with your friends.  Many of laughs and great times have been shared over these classic wings.


 Federal Donut

701 N. 7th St. | 1632 Sansom St. | 1219 S. 2nd St. | 3428 Sansom St.


Chicken and donuts just makes so much sense here.  Famously known for their fried chicken and donut combos, Federal Donuts put a slight spin on things and quietly started creeping up the list of best wings in Philly on many lists.  Having tried their variety of flavors, I can attest you can’t go wrong here. Trust me.


Industry Bar

1401 E Moyamensing Ave.

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Image via Ren N. YELP

Pennsport’s gem, Industry Bar makes our list of best wings in Philly for their General Tso’s wings. The ultra popular Chinese delivery dish has been reinvented into a tasty pile of wings that will have you ready to eat the bone.


Andy’s Chicken

2001 Memphis

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Image via Enoch T. YELP

The new kid on the block, this Korean BBQ has had Fishtown in a tizzy since its opening last summer.  I event suspect many of those in the 19125 zip code were perusing the list to see if it made it.  Yes, this hole in the wall in the heart of Fishtown lives up to the hype.  Then again 1 spot in Fishtown is bound to pop up on virtually every food list.


Just to Serve You Too

 5132 N 5th St.

Just to Serve You Wings


Just to serve you Too, serves up colossal size meaty wings that will certainly fill you up. This soul food spot is super popular so if you plan on taking a trip, clear your schedule but it’s well worth it.  Unfortunately form experience calling ahead can be a chore as phone calls go vastly unanswered.  However, the food is definitely worth the wait especially if you plan on getting sides to go along with your wings.