“Chicken wing, chicken wing! Hot dog and baloney, chicken and macaroni, chilling with my homies!” I know I’m not the only one who’s had that song stuck in their head lately. Every time I hear it, I get hit with a craving for some crispy, juicy, extra spicy chicken wings.
Luckily, there is absolutely no shortage of options in Houston where you can get your hands on some dang good chicken wings. The hard part? Figuring out which ones are the cream of the crop. We’ve rounded up some of Houston’s favorite wing places so you can get your chicken wing fix too!
Top Chicken Wing Places in Houston
Best Houston Chicken Wings – Wings 87
3729 W Alabama St Unit C, Houston, TX 77027
This hidden gem might have the best chicken wings in Houston! Wings 87 is known for its extra crispy wings and super friendly service. It is run by a couple who truly care about their customers and hold their restaurant near to their hearts. They have over 40 flavors of wings to choose from including local favorite buffalo with minced garlic. And bonus points – it’s a Halal kitchen!
Best Cajun Chicken Wings – Bonfire Wings
2616 Blodgett St, Houston, TX 77004
With flavors straight out of Louisianna, Bonfire Wings serves up Cajun and Creole-inspired fried chicken wings with flavors like Jamaican Jerk, Spicy Creole, and Cajun Mojo. They also offer Insanely Hot, which, you guessed it, is insanely hot! Order at your own risk. You can also snack on boudin balls or slurp down some gumbo.
Best Asian Fusion Wings – LA Crawfish
3957 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027
As you may be able to guess by the name, this place is most known for its killer crawfish. But that doesn’t mean they don’t nail the wings too! If you’re into super spicy Asian dishes, these are the best chicken wings in Houston for you. They offer a lot of the traditional flavors you find at most wing joints, but also Jalapeño Onion, Taiwan Five Spice Basil, and Thai Tamarind.
Best Korean Wings – The ToreOre
1302 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Korean fried chicken (the real KFC) has blown up in Houston over the last decade. If you haven’t tried the double-dropped, extra-crispy, and oh-so juicy traditional Korean fried chicken, you need to get to the ToreOre ASAP! Located in the food court of the Asian grocery store “H Mart,” Tore Ore offers their chicken served naked or hot and spicy.
Best Flavor Options in Houston – Wild Wing Cafe
20940 Katy Fwy Suite A, Katy, TX 77449
If you’re looking for a variety of flavors, Wild Wing Cafe is the spot for you. Wild Wing Cafe offers 32 unique flavors such as Braveheart (their hottest sauce), Ranchilada (a spicy ranch), Mad Anthony Mustard (super hot), and even Bloody Mary (brunch flavored). There is a flavor here for all taste buds. They also offer delicious sides such as fried mushrooms, cheese curds, and deep-fried chicken sausage. You definitely won’t be leaving here hungry.
Best Chain Restaurant – Pluckers Wing Bar
1400 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
With multiple locations to choose from, Pluckers Wing Bar never disappoints. On top of traditional wings, you can get chicken thighs, burgers, and appetizers like the delicious fried pickle spears. They have a ton of sauces to choose from honey BBQ all the way up to Fire in the Hole. If you manage to scarf down 25 of the latter, you can get on the Wall of Flame!
Best Food Truck Wings in Houston – Seoulside Wings
Location changes daily
Another Korean chicken wing joint is making the list because that double-fried chicken just hits different! Seoulside Wings is a food truck that spends a lot of its time at the U of H campus. When not there, you can find it at popular Houston bars like Drift Bar, 8th Wonder, and White Oak Music Hall. Plus, now you can order them through DoorDash! They offer 6 house sauces plus your choice of bone-in or boneless.
Best Brunch Wings – The Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
If you’ve ever driven past the Breakfast Klub, you already know it’s a Houston favorite based on the line that’s always formed outside. Ask anyone out there, and they will tell you it’s worth the wait! One of their most popular dishes is their twist on a classic, Wings & Waffle. You’ll get six wings on top of a golden Belgian waffle, which you can substitute for pancakes of French toast. They also offer Wings & Grits if you’re looking for something more savory.
Best Smoked Chicken Wings – Gatlin’s BBQ
3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston, TX 77018
You know we Texans love our BBQ! So what about the best BBQ chicken wings in Houston? Gatlin’s BBQ has people raving about their smoked chicken wings. Or as they call them, Wangz! They have five flavors to choose from including their own original BBQ sauce which pairs perfectly with any of their sides.
Best Vegan “Chicken” Wings in Houston – Korny Vibes
403 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
This recent Montrose addition has vegetarians and vegans rejoicing! If you’re looking for some greasy vegan comfort food, look no further. Korny Vibes offers boneless and drumstick “Wyngs” with your choice of BBQ, Buffalo, Mango Habanero, or Hot sauce. Even meat-eaters will appreciate how crispy and delicious their Wyngs are. They also offer a variety of other vegan meals like burgers and “chickn” sandwiches.
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