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 12, 6:30 p.m.), but sports fans all over will still be watching — and eating. Read on to get your Super Bowl chicken wing fix from one of these local restaurants.Read More
Where to Get Wings in Greater Boston on Super Bowl Sunday
From Korean fried to Buffalo-style, these are the best wings in and around the Hub
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.
Monument Restaurant & Tavern
Oftentimes the best chicken wings are fried, but Monument’s wood fire-roasted lemon rosemary wings, served with buttermilk ranch, may convert even the most diehard fried wing fan.
The Hot Chix headliner is their Nashville-style hot chicken sandwich but the fried chicken wings, which include a Nashville hot style, garlic lemon pepper, and more, are similarly worthy of their own spotlight.
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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. Massachusetts locations include this one in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, Waltham, and Salem.
The Smoke Shop BBQ
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 all around Boston; check them out here.
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According to Buffalonians, Buff’s is the closest it gets to real-deal Buffalo wings in the Boston area. Open over 40 years, this Newton Corner pub serves five heat levels of Buffalo wings and also has a few other sauce choices, including maple hot, garlic cheese Sriracha, honey barbecue, and more.
The Fed at The Langham, Boston
The crowd-favorite duck wings at the Fed, the cocktail bar at the Langham hotel, are worth a special visit — they are confited, fried, and tossed in the restaurant’s housemade hot sauce.
The double-fried, shatteringly crisp wings with yang yum sauce at Coreanos might be the best in the entire city.
Allston is the spot for Korean fried chicken in Boston, and this award-winning 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 Korean (which is made with gochujang), honey mustard, and Fiya (which is hot).
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.
Head to this East Coast chain for a plate of crispy, crunchy ten-spice wings (the exact seasoning blend is a secret, of course) which come with blue cheese ranch dressing to dip. It’s been one of the most popular items on the menu since the restaurant opened in Fort Point in 2016, according to the company.
Slade’s Bar & Grill
There’s often a reason to be skeptical when a restaurant’s own menu declares a dish to be “famous,” but the brag is warranted at decades-old Roxbury icon Slade’s, where the fried chicken wings, tossed in “secret seasonings,” rightfully get top billing. Or stop by on a Tuesday or Friday for the baked wings.
The saucy suya wings at Suya Joint are tender, juicy, and will leave your mouth happily buzzing thanks to its carefully calculated spice blend. Get them alone or in one of multiple meal combinations: the Joint Sampler includes wings, meat pies, moi moi (a steamed bean pudding), and a stew; or order the wings, plantains, and rice or beans.
Flames is a Caribbean mainstay in Boston. Head to any of the restaurant’s four locations in Mattapan, Brigham Circle, Dorchester, and Brockton to find outstanding renditions of tender, flavorful jerk chicken wings.
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