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Who has the best chicken wings in Raleigh?

Don’t be a chicken — nominate and vote for a local eatery whose chicken wings you think reign supreme in the City of Oaks.

V Pizza's cryin' Hawaiian wings topped with a pineapple slice.

V Pizza’s cryin’ Hawaiian wings are made with honey, Calabrian pepper paste, roasted pineapple, brown sugar, and nutmeg, topped with fresh basil.

Photo provided by V Pizza

With the 2024 Super Bowl off on the horizon, we want to take your game day spread to the next level. We want to hear from you: Who has the best chicken wings in Raleigh?

We already told you where to go to watch NFL games, now it’s time to bring out your wet wipes to tell us your thoughts.

We will host three voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Raleigh’s best wings.

Vote for your favorites, and the eatery with more votes moves on.

Round two: The contestants

You let us know your thoughts, and now it’s time for us to deliver your picks for the best wings in Raleigh. These top 10 wing stops (no pun intended) along with flavorful sauces were mentioned by our readers a spicy amount of times.

The rules are simple: Voting ends this Wednesday, Oct. 25, and the top three contestants will move on to the final showdown. Let’s dig in.

High Park Bar & Grill | The wheels up barbecue sauce is a must-try — it’s a thick, tangy, and spicy family recipe.
Midwood Smokehouse | Enjoy a Carolina showdown between NC vinegar or SC mustard wings, and if you want something with a little kick, try Juan’s hot garlic buffalo.
Mojoe’s Burger Joint | Dip your Nashville hot dust and mango-habanero flats + drums into this downtown dive’s homemade and well-loved ranch dressing.
My Way Tavern | The raspberry chipotle wings are certainly something to write home about and have just the right mildly sweet flavor.

Touchdown Sports Bar tossed wings with carrots and celery.

Our readers raved about Touchdown Sports Bar’s tasty wing flavors like the honey Old Bay.

Photo provided by Touchdown Sports Bar

Sharky’s | This sports bar makes a mean garlic Parmesan and Randy hot smoked wing sauce.
Soo Cafe | Our readers recommend the old fashioned sauce, which is a mix of gochujang and a garlic base.
The Flat Drum | Try unique flavors like spicy PB&J and maple bacon dry rub from this local food truck.
Touchdown Sports Bar | The clear favorites for this chicken hot spot are the honey Old Bay, West Coast, and classic hot wings.
V Pizza | An overwhelming number of Raleighites shared their love for the cryin’ Hawaiian and V signature wings, perfect to share over a pizza.
Woody’s at City Market | The habanero mango dry rub, slow burn, and kickin’ garlic grilled wings seem to be the stars of the show at this downtown sports bar.

Vote here for your favorite wings in Raleigh.

Round three: The finalists

Over 1,000 chicken fans cast their votes for the most fire wings in Raleigh, and the results are in. Here’s the top 3, according to our readers. Vote for the ultimate wingery; voting ends Tuesday, Oct. 31.

My Way Tavern | The raspberry chipotle wings are certainly something to write home about and have just the right mildly sweet flavor.
The Flat Drum | Try unique flavors like spicy PB&J and maple bacon dry rub from this local food truck.
Touchdown Sports Bar | The clear favorites for this chicken hot spot are the honey Old Bay, West Coast, and classic hot wings.

Drum roll please... our wing winner is...

Touchdown Sports Bar. With nearly 1,000 votes by our readers, this wingery received more than half. Congratulations to this neighborhood hangout and its fire wing selection. With 19 sauces to choose from, give this local biz a try at 3601 New Bern Ave.

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