True wing lovers debate endlessly, drums or flats, naked or not, sauced and tossed? Besides Buffalo-spicy style from mild to inferno, Tampa Bay wings go wild. Flavored with teriyaki, garlic parmesan, Hawaiian savory, hickory smoked BBQ, lemon pepper, Cajun, original 100 ways and other sauces, deep fried chicken wings served with a hot sauce and blue cheese dressing originated at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo circa 1964 and July 29 is Chicken Wings Day in that esteemed New York city.
Let’s agree that TGI Friday’s, Hooter’s, Mugs ‘N Jugs, The Wing House and Beef O’Brady’s top the list for chains who are a leg up on wings and on this side of the bridge, MidTown Sundries and Quaker Steak and Lube are top roosters. Here are some of our other favorite cluckers:
Wings Gone Wild: The premier destination for delicious wings, great drinks, and an awesome sports bar experience in South Tampa. Whether you’re looking to kick it with friends and watch the big playoff game on one of their huge TVs or just relax with an ice cold draft beer after work, Wings Gone Wild has you covered. Stop by today and enjoy one of the many great specials including their 5 for $5 Lunch Deal.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza: Chicken wings that are oven roasted in their Coal Fire oven, served with caramelized onions and focaccia bread, roasted and succulent. Not just a local favorite for best wings in Tampa but also some of the best pizza in Tampa.
Green Iguana: Let her drink the frozen pupu drinks, while you down a pound of wings for only $6.99 in these scrumptious flavors: Island Chili, Lava Sauce, Sweet Caribbean barbecue, Jamaican Jerk (not named after your ex-boyfriend), spicy Honey Dijon, Southwest Chipotle BBQ and the original.
Hattricks: Simple sports bar, wings a variety of hot or barbecue, but if you dine in, they offer $.50 wing specials during their daily happy hour.
The Original Honey’s: Off Dale Mabry, serves up some of the best Buffalo wings which Bills’ fans love. Try the BBQ raspberry, honey garlic and charbroiled ones as well.
Press Box: Old-fashioned elegance, these meaty, deep-fried jumbo wings come slathered in mild to atomic Buffalo sauce, or Selmon Brothers barbecue, honey barbecue or chicken, served with celery and blue cheese fo dipping. Feeling healthy? Order them up in a salad or wrap.
Varsity Club: People come for the hot garlic or Italiano, and stay for the Asian sesame, teriyaki, lemon pepper, Cajun and the rest of the menu. It’s so good, it’s worth driving to Palm Harbor or Clearwater Highway 19. The nachos rock too.
Wingstop: This East Fowler Avenue location is part of the chain, but it’s finger-licking good and great for take-out and potluck at home, boneless or otherwise in every flavor imaginable. Don’t forget to order veggies and dips to travel.