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The wings at Crying Thaiger
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Where to Get Wings in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday

From Korean fried to Buffalo-style, these are the best wings in and around the Hub

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The wings at Crying Thaiger
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No Super Bowl snack spread is complete without chicken wings. Sure, the Patriots aren’t playing in this season’s rendition of the big game (Sunday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.), but all-time Patriots legend Tom Brady is, and that’s gotta count for something. Get your Super Bowl chicken wing fix — Buffalo-style, Jamaican-style, Korean-style, or otherwise — from one of these 13 restaurants.

NOTE: A number of Boston restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

See also: Boston’s Essential Fried Chicken

This map was originally published on October 23, 2018; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Crying Thaiger

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114 Ferry St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 480-1243
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Crispy, meaty, and strongly seasoned, the crying wings at Crying Thaiger deliver a balanced level of spice that will stick with you a bit without totally destroying your tastebuds for the rest of the meal. The menu is huge, but find room for the wings.

Crying Thaiger is currently open for takeout and delivery only.

Meaty chicken wings with a breaded, fried crust sit on a wooden platter on a wooden table
Crying wings at Crying Thaiger
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2. Cambridge Common

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1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-1228
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Ordinarily, wings and beers at Cambridge Common also meant the chance to catch some Balkan folk music at the Lizard Lounge downstairs. As it stands, diners will have to eat the Common’s bone-in or boneless wings on the patio (which is tended and heated). Takeout and delivery are also available.

Cambridge Common is currently open for patio dining (make reservations for its heated tent here), takeout (contactless pickup is available), and delivery via DoorDash and Grubhub.

3. Highland Fried

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1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 714-4662
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The wings at Highland Fried are smoked and then fried and come in four varieties: Nashville hot (which is hot), agave, Buffalo, or plain.

Highland Fried is currently open for takeout and delivery.

4. The Smoke Shop BBQ

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25 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 577-7427
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Andy Husbands may be known for his barbecue — brisket is a must at the Smoke Shop — but don’t overlook the wings, which are cooked with agave and pit spices. They’re some of the best in town. There’s also a hot version available, made with fermented habanero and brown butter, but nothing beats the sticky-sweet glaze on the agave version. Smoke Shop now has multiple locations: Cambridge’s Kendall Square (the original), Boston’s Fort Point, Somerville’s Assembly Row, and Harvard Square (takeout only).

The Smoke Shop BBQ is currently open for on-site dining at all three locations (diners should make reservations), takeout, and delivery.

Order: Cambridge / Somerville / Seaport

Three agave-glazed chicken wings sit on brown paper stamped with a Smoke Shop logo, which sits in a metal tray on a wooden table
Agave wings at the Smoke Shop
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5. Bonchon Chicken

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123 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 254-8888
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Yes, it’s a chain. And yes, its wings are worthy of your dollars. Choose between soy garlic and spicy, or get half and half.

Bonchon is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A spread of hot chicken wings and drumsticks on a white background, with a small bowl of kimchi visible in the corner of the photo
Wings from Bonchon
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6. Coreanos

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172 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 208-8822
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The double-fried, shatteringly crisp wings with yang yum sauce at Coreanos might be the best in the entire city.

Coreanos is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

7. FIYA Chicken

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1024 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 208-8659
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Allston is the spot for Korean fried chicken in Boston, and this newcomer solidifies that fact. Fiya Chicken offers twice-fried chicken in many forms (wing, tender, and sandwich). Get the wings, which come in four varieties: soy garlic, spicy garlic, cider honey mustard, and Fiya (which is hot).

Fiya is open for takeout and delivery.

8. Crave - Mad for Chicken

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75 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-0188
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This Chinatown fusion eatery has a menu that includes salt and pepper squid, wonton mozzarella sticks, various sushi preparations, and duck bacon, among other dishes, but it’s the chicken wings you’re after here. Get them as a combo (wings and drumsticks), and try them tossed with spicy garlic sauce. (Note: Crave is eventually expanding to Allston, where it’ll have a full bar and some new menu items.)

Crave is currently open for takeout and delivery.

A couple metal trays of saucy chicken wings
Wings at Crave - Mad for Chicken
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9. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

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604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-1100
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The sweet peach chile fried wings are the play at this classic South End haunt.

Darryl’s Corner Bar is currently open for takeout.

10. Penguin Pizza

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735 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 277-9200
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The duck pizza is sadly no longer an option at Penguin Pizza, but the crispy fried teriyaki wings are. (Also available in Buffalo and barbecue.) Penguin’s beer list is also one of the most vast and impressive in the city.

Penguin is currently open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

11. Blossom Bar

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295 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 734-1870
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Blossom Bar is already worth a visit for its tropical cocktails — some of the best cocktails in the Boston area — but its food is well worth a try, too, including the spicy, crispy Chengdu dry hot chicken wings, double-battered and wok-seared with garlic, ginger, and chiles.

Blossom Bar is currently open for indoor dining (make reservations here) and takeout.

Meaty fried chicken wings sit on a white plate, topped with chile flakes and strips of onions, peppers, and scallions
Chengdu dry hot chicken wings at Blossom Bar
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12. Maxine's on Saint James

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304 Dudley St
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 427-0927
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Maxine’s on Saint James is situated just outside Nubian Square’s main drag and is turning out excellent Louisiana-inspired cuisine like shrimp po’ boys, jambalaya, and etouffee. The chicken wings are excellent, too, and come served with two side dishes (get the mac and cheese and the dirty rice).

Maxine’s is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Seamless.

13. Jamaica Mi Hungry

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225 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 708-0465
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This Jackson Square spot — which originated as a food truck and recently added a pop-up location in Lower Allston (located at 182 Western Ave.) — is serving exceptional Jamaican street food, such as beef patties and jerk chicken wings. Indeed, the jerk wings — which are smoky and spicy and juicy and tender, and served as an entree — are some of the best wings in the city.

Jamaica Mi Hungry is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, with catering orders also accepted for takeout and delivery (place those here). 

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1. Crying Thaiger

114 Ferry St, Malden, MA 02148
Meaty chicken wings with a breaded, fried crust sit on a wooden platter on a wooden table
Crying wings at Crying Thaiger
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Crispy, meaty, and strongly seasoned, the crying wings at Crying Thaiger deliver a balanced level of spice that will stick with you a bit without totally destroying your tastebuds for the rest of the meal. The menu is huge, but find room for the wings.

Crying Thaiger is currently open for takeout and delivery only.

114 Ferry St
Malden, MA 02148

2. Cambridge Common

1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ordinarily, wings and beers at Cambridge Common also meant the chance to catch some Balkan folk music at the Lizard Lounge downstairs. As it stands, diners will have to eat the Common’s bone-in or boneless wings on the patio (which is tended and heated). Takeout and delivery are also available.

Cambridge Common is currently open for patio dining (make reservations for its heated tent here), takeout (contactless pickup is available), and delivery via DoorDash and Grubhub.

1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Highland Fried

1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

The wings at Highland Fried are smoked and then fried and come in four varieties: Nashville hot (which is hot), agave, Buffalo, or plain.

Highland Fried is currently open for takeout and delivery.

1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

4. The Smoke Shop BBQ

25 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Three agave-glazed chicken wings sit on brown paper stamped with a Smoke Shop logo, which sits in a metal tray on a wooden table
Agave wings at the Smoke Shop
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Andy Husbands may be known for his barbecue — brisket is a must at the Smoke Shop — but don’t overlook the wings, which are cooked with agave and pit spices. They’re some of the best in town. There’s also a hot version available, made with fermented habanero and brown butter, but nothing beats the sticky-sweet glaze on the agave version. Smoke Shop now has multiple locations: Cambridge’s Kendall Square (the original), Boston’s Fort Point, Somerville’s Assembly Row, and Harvard Square (takeout only).

The Smoke Shop BBQ is currently open for on-site dining at all three locations (diners should make reservations), takeout, and delivery.

Order: Cambridge / Somerville / Seaport

25 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139

5. Bonchon Chicken

123 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
A spread of hot chicken wings and drumsticks on a white background, with a small bowl of kimchi visible in the corner of the photo
Wings from Bonchon
Bonchon/Official Site

Yes, it’s a chain. And yes, its wings are worthy of your dollars. Choose between soy garlic and spicy, or get half and half.

Bonchon is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

123 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

6. Coreanos

172 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

The double-fried, shatteringly crisp wings with yang yum sauce at Coreanos might be the best in the entire city.

Coreanos is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

172 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

7. FIYA Chicken

1024 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Allston is the spot for Korean fried chicken in Boston, and this newcomer solidifies that fact. Fiya Chicken offers twice-fried chicken in many forms (wing, tender, and sandwich). Get the wings, which come in four varieties: soy garlic, spicy garlic, cider honey mustard, and Fiya (which is hot).

Fiya is open for takeout and delivery.

1024 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

8. Crave - Mad for Chicken

75 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
A couple metal trays of saucy chicken wings
Wings at Crave - Mad for Chicken
Crave - Mad for Chicken/Official Site

This Chinatown fusion eatery has a menu that includes salt and pepper squid, wonton mozzarella sticks, various sushi preparations, and duck bacon, among other dishes, but it’s the chicken wings you’re after here. Get them as a combo (wings and drumsticks), and try them tossed with spicy garlic sauce. (Note: Crave is eventually expanding to Allston, where it’ll have a full bar and some new menu items.)

Crave is currently open for takeout and delivery.

75 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

9. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

604 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The sweet peach chile fried wings are the play at this classic South End haunt.

Darryl’s Corner Bar is currently open for takeout.

604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

10. Penguin Pizza

735 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

The duck pizza is sadly no longer an option at Penguin Pizza, but the crispy fried teriyaki wings are. (Also available in Buffalo and barbecue.) Penguin’s beer list is also one of the most vast and impressive in the city.

Penguin is currently open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

735 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

11. Blossom Bar

295 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
Meaty fried chicken wings sit on a white plate, topped with chile flakes and strips of onions, peppers, and scallions
Chengdu dry hot chicken wings at Blossom Bar
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Blossom Bar is already worth a visit for its tropical cocktails — some of the best cocktails in the Boston area — but its food is well worth a try, too, including the spicy, crispy Chengdu dry hot chicken wings, double-battered and wok-seared with garlic, ginger, and chiles.

Blossom Bar is currently open for indoor dining (make reservations here) and takeout.

295 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

12. Maxine's on Saint James

304 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119

Maxine’s on Saint James is situated just outside Nubian Square’s main drag and is turning out excellent Louisiana-inspired cuisine like shrimp po’ boys, jambalaya, and etouffee. The chicken wings are excellent, too, and come served with two side dishes (get the mac and cheese and the dirty rice).

Maxine’s is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Seamless.

304 Dudley St
Boston, MA 02119

13. Jamaica Mi Hungry

225 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This Jackson Square spot — which originated as a food truck and recently added a pop-up location in Lower Allston (located at 182 Western Ave.) — is serving exceptional Jamaican street food, such as beef patties and jerk chicken wings. Indeed, the jerk wings — which are smoky and spicy and juicy and tender, and served as an entree — are some of the best wings in the city.

Jamaica Mi Hungry is currently open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, with catering orders also accepted for takeout and delivery (place those here). 

225 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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