Chicagoans love their chicken wings no matter the season. Korean, Buffalo, jerk, and more — there's a great variety to pluck from all across the city. There are chicken wing shacks, barbecues, and fine dining restaurants which all respect the power of the wing.
Whether wing lovers need sustenance for a streaming binge or watching a big game, this list has plenty to offer. Many would argue that a wing is just a vehicle for a great sauce, but there’s more to it. Wing size is something to keep an eye on, as some once-great chicken joints cut corners and switched to skimpy wings.
- The January 2022 update added Bayan Ko, Dr. Bird’s, Joker’s Cajun Smokehouse, Bronzeville Wingz, Timothy O’Toole’s, and Virtue for new blood, Landbirds and Nita’s Gumbo were removed due to closures. Table, Donkey & Stick no longer offers wings, while Perilla, Chicago Wings Around the World, and Chiya Chai make way for new additions.
As of January 3, the city has mandated that those ages 5 and up be fully vaccinated and masked at public places indoors while not actively eating or drinking. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More