Wing lovers, rejoice! National Chicken Wing Day is Sunday, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a visit to the best wing joints the Columbus metro area has to offer.
I asked NBC4 viewers what their favorite locally-owned place to get their wing fix was, and the results are in: Whether you like smoked or breaded, mild or fiery, these 10 restaurants are ahead of the flock.
Coming in at No. 1 among NBC4 viewers this year is Squeek’s Chances R in Pickerington. Viewers rave about the “Bubba” sauce – a unique wing sauce that is a little sweet, a little tangy, and delivers just the right amount of bite.
Even out-of-town viewers make the drive for the amazing wings and impeccable service. One viewer said that his family even drives for more than an hour just to eat at the Roadhouse. You can choose between bone-in or boneless wings in more than 10 flavors and four different levels of heat.
A Columbus-area staple, Roosters is an all-around fan favorite if you like breaded wings. Their famous wings come in bone-in or boneless and flavors range from a mild Teriyaki all the way to Nu-Killer. With eight locations throughout the Columbus area, you’re never far from great wings
Located in historic downtown Delaware, Restoration Brew Worx is one of the breweries on the Columbus Ale Trail, but many NBC4 viewers know them best for their Worx Pub Wings. They slow cook the wings and finish them in the fryer. You can get them with your choice of sauce, celery and bleu cheese or ranch. With nearly 20 different sauce options, you’ll definitely find something you love.
With three locations throughout central Ohio, Shade Restaurants have built quite the following. Viewers rave about their hand-breaded wings. They come in boneless or traditional and there are 15 house-made sauces for you to choose from. Try the new Jamaican Jerk.
Sports & Spirits is one of West Columbus’ best-kept secrets. Located on Eakin Road, this bar offers both traditional and boneless breaded wings in a variety of sauces. Viewers rave about the wings, the service and the atmosphere.
I know what you’re thinking: What is an Italian restaurant doing on a “best wings” list? However, if you’ve never tried Carsonie’s wings, you’re missing out. Their award-winning chicken wings come in bone-in or boneless and are tossed in your choice of house-made sauces. So, the next time you’re there, skip the Carsonie and get some of the wings. The Westerville location has wing night on Mondays, and the Upper Arlington has wing night on Tuesdays.
Marshall’s Grandview may be better-known as one of the best breakfast joints in Columbus, but their awesome food doesn’t stop after breakfast is over. NBC4 viewers love Marshall’s wings. Their wings are house-smoked and then grilled and are available in mild, barbecue, hot barbecue, teriyaki, gold and bold, and “Hot Be Wise!!.”
Locally-owned and operated Lucky’s has been serving the Hilliard area for more than 20 years. If you love breaded wings, you’ll definitely want to stop by on wing night for a serving (or two) of their Fresh Jumbo Wings. You can take your pick of 14 homemade sauces ranging in intensity from mild to extreme.
Hot Chicken Takeover has officially brought Nashville’s famous hot chicken to Columbus. The restaurant started as just a small pop-up chicken window in Olde Towne East and has expanded to three locations throughout Columbus. NBC4 viewers love their wings, and you can even mix and match the heat level of your order.