“Chicken wing, chicken wing!” Hot dog and baloney, chicken and macaroni, chilling with my homies! ” I know I’m not the only one with this song in my head lately. Every time I hear it, I crave crispy, juicy, extra spicy chicken wings.
Fortunately, there is absolutely no shortage of options in Houston, where you can get your hands on some great chicken wings. The difficult part? Determine which ones are the cream of the crop. We’ve rounded up some of Houston’s favorite wing spots so you can get your chicken wing fix, too!
Best Chicken Wing Restaurants in Houston
Best Houston Chicken Wings – Wings 87
3729 W Alabama St Unit C, Houston, Texas 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’s run by a couple who genuinely care about their customers and hold their restaurant close to their hearts. They have over 40 wing flavors to choose from, including the favorite local buffalo with minced garlic. And bonus points – it’s Halal cuisine!
Best Cajun Chicken Wings – Bonfire wings
2616 Blodgett Street, Houston, Texas 77004
With flavors straight out of Louisiana, Bonfire Wings serves 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 sausage balls or sip okra.
Best Asian Fusion Wings – THE crayfish
3957 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77027
As you can guess by the name, this place is best known for its killer crayfish. But that doesn’t mean they don’t nail the wings too! If you love super spicy Asian food, these are Houston’s best chicken wings for you. They offer a lot of the traditional flavors you’ll find in most wing seals, but also jalapeño onion, Taiwan five spice basil, and Thai tamarind.
Best Korean wings – Le ToreOre
1302 Blalock Rd, Houston, Texas 77055
Korean Fried Chicken (the real KFC) has exploded in Houston over the past decade. If you haven’t tried the extra-crisp, so juicy, traditional double-drip Korean fried chicken, you need to make it to ToreOre ASAP! Located in the food court of the Asian grocery store “H Mart», Tore Ore offers his chicken served naked or hot and spicy.
Best flavor options in Houston – Wild Wing Coffee
20940 Katy Fwy Suite A, Katy, TX 77449
If you are looking for a variety of flavors, Wild Wing Cafe is the place 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 flavoring). There is a flavor here for all taste buds. They also offer delicious sides such as fried mushrooms, cheese curds, and fried chicken sausages. You certainly won’t leave here hungry.
Best chain restaurant – Pluckers Wing Bar
1400 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
With multiple locations to choose from, the Pluckers Wing Bar never disappoints. In addition to the 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, from honey barbecue to fire in the hole. If you manage to slash 25, you can climb up the wall of flames!
Best Food Truck Wings in Houston – Seoul side wings
Location changes daily
Another Korean chicken wing joint makes the list because this twice fried chicken is different! Seoulside Wings is a food truck that spends a lot of time on the U of H campus. When you’re not there, you can find it at popular Houston bars like Drift Bar, 8th Wonder and the White Oak Music Hall. Plus, you can now order them through DoorDash! They offer 6 homemade sauces plus your choice of bone-in or bone-in.
Best brunch wings – The Breakfast Club
3711 Travis Street, Houston, Texas 77002
If you’ve ever walked past the Breakfast Klub, you already know it’s a Houston favorite from the line that’s always forming outside. Ask anyone there, and they’ll tell you it’s worth the wait! One of their most popular dishes is their take on a classic, Wings & Waffle. You’ll get six wings on a golden Belgian waffle, which you can replace with French toast pancakes. They also offer wings and oatmeal if you are looking for something tastier.
Best smoked chicken wings – Gatlin’s barbecue
3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston, Texas 77018
You know we Texans love our barbecue! So what about the best BBQ chicken wings in Houston? Gatlin’s barbecue has people who love their smoked chicken wings. Or as they call them, Wangz! They have five flavors to choose from, including their own original barbecue sauce that pairs perfectly with any of their sides.
Best Vegan “Chicken” Wings in Houston – Korny Vibes
403 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
This recent addition from Montrose has thrilled vegetarians and vegans alike! If you’re looking for some oily 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 dishes like burgers and ‘chicken’ sandwiches.
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