Virginians love their chicken wings. We love them boneless, bone-in, grilled. We love them hot, spicy, Korean style or Chinese inspired. Give them to us with volcanic heat and time us as we prove our dedication to the taste. Below you’ll find 10 of the best chicken wing places in Virginia to indulge like a wing-loving Virginian.
Wing King in Virginia Beach, Virginia, serves up wings by the pound. Choose from 22 different sauces and ask for Kelly Style if you want them extra crispy. Additionally, the tuna bites and sweet potato fries are well worth the trip by themselves. With two convenient locations, Wing King can’t be beat.
The Dirty Buffalo in Norfolk, Virginia, offers authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings and late-night hours. According to their website, “Buffalo-style wings are fried, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and traditionally come doused in a cayenne-pepper-based hot sauce.” Not sure what to order? Try a Dirty Plate: A dish topped with chicken tenders, burgers, or hot dogs with two home-style sides smothered in your favorite sauce. While delicious, calorie counters should beware.
Ronnie’s BBQ is a no-frills barbeque joint just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Order inside at the counter and sit under a tent outside to eat. Everything is delicious, from the smoked meats to the fresh sides. The smoked wings will keep you coming back.
Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern has been open for over nineteen years and recently won first place “Northern Virginia Magazine’s” NOVA WARS for chicken wings. Wings are available in mild, medium, hot or suicidal flavoring and come doused in an original buffalo sauce recipe. The Tavern serves all kinds of other dishes, but is expanding their wing line with an entire extra building devoted to it.
Glory Days Grill is one of the fastest expanding chains in the Virginia, D.C., Maryland area. The menu is extensive, but the wings are the main attraction. Coming in regular, boneless, or grilled, 11 different flavors several Korean options makes their wings unique. Enjoy the game with a cold brew and wings at any of their many locations.
The Brickhouse Tavern is primarily a pizza place, but don’t overlook their wings. Sauces include hot, mild, barbeque, José, chile garlic general tso’s, teriyaki, zesty orange, bourbon, and garlic parmesan, making for a unique experience. Get 12 or 24 as an appetizer before jumping in on the pizza. Stop at their Newport News or Williamsburg location for dinner or lunch.
Billy Jack’s Wings and Draft Shack in Harrisonburg, Virginia, sells wings by the half dozen or dozen tossed in one of seven house-made sauces. Choose from sticky sweet chili, garlic herb parmesan, barbeque cheddar and bacon, chipotle lime, classic buffalo, habanero shocker, and “The Devil.” New draft beers come in all the time.
Wing Boss has recently undergone a management change, but the wings are still scrumptious. The lowest number of wings you can order is five, then in denominations of 10. Twenty-one different flavors and five different dry rubs provide nearly endless combinations. If you don’t see your favorite sauce on the menu, ask your waiter if they have it in the back. There’s a good chance they do.
Zip Chicken in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a Korean chicken wing and fusion restaurant, offering traditional Korean dishes like bibimbop and Korean-style fried chicken wings. The options are straightforward: choose between wings, strips, or a combo and spicy, soy garlic, honey glazed, or a mixture of the three. What Zip Chicken lacks in options they make up for in quality. Try a taste of Seoul without having to leave Charlottesville.
Legends Grill is a traditional sports bar with big TVs and sports jerseys lining the walls, cold beer, and delicious wings. Order traditional or boneless Legendary Wings in denominations of six. Each helping comes with Legends dipping sauce and celery, the perfect combo for enjoying the game. Bring the whole family.