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The Best Wings in Houston

Oil drives the industry in Houston, Texas, and the tastes of the American South and Southwest feed hungry workers here. Locals love their wings, giving this Texas metropolis a unique twist on an American favorite. But where are Houston's smartest, savviest diners going when in need of some wings? Welcome to the Tastemaker 19. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners in and around Houston to determine the best wings in Houston. From super-spicy specials served up at neighborhood pubs to funky flavors at upscale restaurants, the best wings in Houston provide a meal on their own. Grab a table from one of these spots and enjoy them tonight!

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The OpenTable Team
12 Restaurants
Updated January 14, 2020
Restaurants:Killen's STQ, Ginger & Fork, Relish Restaurant and Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Chinese (Canton), Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:West Side, Heights / Washington, River Oaks
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Killen's STQ

$$$$
American
West Side
4.8
1375 reviews
Killen's is down-home Texas barbecue mixed with an upscale restaurant atmosphere. This new-style American steakhouse has a fresh and appealing interior, some exceptional people-watching, and some of the best wings in Houston. Start the meal with the smoked jerk chicken wings. These treats have a smoky, spicy flavor that pairs well with the cucumber cilantro yogurt side. For the main course, try one of Killen's excellent barbecue entries. The menu features a smoked short rib sandwich, a chicken fried ribeye, and smoked beef filet. Stick around with a sweet tooth. Killen's barbecue options feature smoked chocolate cake and carrot cake.

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Ginger & Fork

$$$$
Chinese (Canton)
Heights / Washington
4.9
750 reviews
Ginger & Fork is an intriguing Houston restaurant that delivers traditional Houston flavors with a touch of Texas accent. The wings are one of the best options on the G&F menu. These chicken wings are part of the "small eats" menu and come lightly fried and tossed in Chinese appetizers. Try these for a quick bite and pair them with "Cha Siu" Cantonese barbecue pork sliders or Peking duck in steamed buns. This is also the spot to go for Chinese seafood in Houston. Ginger & Fork features a bone brittle flounder, stir-fried fish over bones that is ideal for a group meal.

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Relish Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
River Oaks
4.8
704 reviews
Relish is a sleek and relaxed bistro with an expansive, Mediterranean-influenced menu. This is the place to go for a quiet mid-day lunch or dinner with a group of friends or family. The grilled maple Dijon wings with tarragon ranch and celery are the perfect way to start a meal. Try the Relish's classic burger with hand-cut fries or the grilled quail with black-eyed peas for an entree. Relish also features an excellent pasta menu, featuring linguine and shrimp and Italian squid ink pasta.

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Ambrosia

$$$$
Asian
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
4.3
663 reviews
Ambrosia is the spot to go for dinner or lunch after checking out the culture in Houston's museum district. The food here is also a work of art. Ambrosia has one of the city's most intriguing menus, with inspired Asian cuisine and some of the best wings in Houston. The stylish decor and art in the restaurant also provide a stirring backdrop to a meal. The BaadMash Wings are a menu highlight. These deep-fried Masala dry rub wings come in either "naked masala" or "Gangnam" style. Be sure to try one of their Szechuan ribeyes or Japanese fried chicken thighs for the main course.

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Diana American Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.3
789 reviews
The Diana American grill is the place to go before and a show at the Hobby Center at the Performing Arts. This sleek and lively space is in the middle of the acclaimed performance venue. Along with excellent productions, the venue also features some of the best wings in Houston. Along with the wings, make sure to try the pan-fried chicken sandwich with tomato and house-made pickle pepper mayo. The Diana bison burger with cheddar and caramelized onions is also a menu highlight.

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Moxies - Houston

$$$$
American
Galleria / Uptown
4.6
746 reviews
A Canadian favorite comes to America with the Houston branch of this celebrated chain from up north. Moxie's features plenty of hospitality, a lively atmosphere, and classic pub food. It offers some of the best wings in Houston. These spicy wings come in biryani rub, salt and pepper, honey garlic, and hot versions. Pair the wings with a selection from Moxie's extensive craft beer menu. This menu of Texas favorites includes the Karbach Hopadillo IPA and Karbach Crawford bock.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Grace's

$$$$
American
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
4.7
3510 reviews
Grace's is a neighborhood favorite in the heart of the Upper Kirby area. On weekdays and weeknights, stop in for a menu of Gulf seafood classics, Southern favorites, and filling sandwiches. Try the cornbread-stuffed chicken breast or the Maw Maw's pork pot roast. For an appetizer, try the baked potato dip with melted cheese, bacon, and chives. The weekend brunch also features a menu of creative classics. The "Waffle and Wings" is a new twist on the Southern favorite. This dish boasts fried chicken wings served with Belgian waffles and rich maple syrup.

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Houston Highland Village, TX

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.4
595 reviews
The Houston location of this acclaimed sushi chain is a lively and welcoming spot that's a perfect location for a night out with friends. RA also features some of the best wings in Houston. Head to the "Shareables" menu to grab some of the RA's wings. This dish is lightly fried and features black pepper teriyaki, chili ponzu, or sesame garlic flavors. Trek out to RA's for the Happy Hour menu for specials on hot sake and beers alongside pork gyoza, seaweed salad, and spring rolls.

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White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Houston
4.1
385 reviews
Trek out to the Galleria for some of the best wings in Houston at this stylish and vibrant restaurant. The restaurant's "Happy Hour" menu features specials on chicken gyoza, cheesy truffle macaroni and cheese, and peppercorn calamari. For dinner, the "Farm to Table" menu offers a selection of creative options. The White Oak bison burger includes lean buffalo, aged cheddar, tomato, and arugula. Try one of the house "Texan Mules" along with dinner. This features hand-made vodka, ginger beer, and a freshly squeezed lime. For dinner, opt for the pineapple upside-down waffle with vanilla ice cream and toffee caramel.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Hearsay on the Green

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.3
1065 reviews
Hearsay is a hot-spot restaurant in the middle of Houston's Central Business District. Right alongside the Discovery Green, Hearsay is a place where professionals and city movers and shakers gather for some of the best wings in Houston. The burgers are also a featured favorite on the Hearsay menu. Try the Angus cheeseburger with smoked bacon and chipotle mayo, or the Byrd with mozzarella, fried egg, onions, and tons more. Sandwiches include a Kobe beef hot dog with rosemary parmesan fries and a spicy tuna sandwich with chipotle lime aioli.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Woodlands

$$$$
Steakhouse
The Woodlands
4.6
2139 reviews
The Houston outpost of this celebrated national steakhouse chain features all the fabled Del Frisco's service and classic menu favorites. Stop in for the charming steakhouse vibe and some of the best wings in Houston. The roasted wings come with a Buffalo dry rub, avocado ranch, and blue cheese dressing. Del Frisco's signature steaks feature filet mignon, bone-in filets, prime ribeye, and prime New York strip. This is also one of the spots in Houston to have an indulgent dessert. Go for the peanut butter chocolate pie, with a graham cracker crust and fudge sauce. Del Frisco's also boasts Nutella bread pudding and coconut cream pie.

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.4
1362 reviews
Great live music and wings presents an unbeatable combination. The Houston spot of this live music/restaurant chain features the HOB wings. The dish boasts a half-pound of wings in either Texas barbecue, Nashville, or Buffalo styles. Diners should also try the "Carolina Mess." This appetizer boasts extra-crispy fries with pulled pork, pickled jalapenos, and melted cheese.

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