The Best Places to Fill Up on Chicken Wings in Austin, Texas

by Caitlin J
Chicken Wings Austin

One of the best things to wash down an order of spicy chicken wings is an ice-cold lager. This is what inspired me to go on this endeavor to taste and try all of the best wings in Austin.

It was a grueling task, but someone had to do it!

In this chicken wing guide, I’ve listed 13 of the best places in Austin for chicken wings. Some of them have long lists of sauces that’ll keep you coming back for more, others have a unique style and flavor to their wings where you’ll find nowhere else.

Either way, all of these places below are amazing! I’ve listed them out in no particular order. You’ll learn a bit about the restaurant, what neighborhood they’re located in as well as what to expect when you order their chicken wings.

Hope you enjoy! And if I did leave your favorite chicken wing joint off, please shoot me a message so I can get that fixed!

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The 13 Yummiest Places to Get Chicken Wings in Austin (In No Particular Order…)

Arpeggio Grill | Highland

Arpeggio Grill Chicken Wings

This Greek Mediterranean restaurant offers amazing wings alongside their menu of kababs and pizza.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Wings are made fresh when you order them.
  • Cooked buffalo-style so the meat is nice and juicy.
  • Over 22 sauces!!

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Tommy Want Wingy | Rainey & South Congress

This Austin food truck has become one of the most popular spots for chicken wings in Austin. With two locations, one on Rainey at Lustre Pearl and another down on South Congress by Cosmic Coffee, Tommy Want Wingy will have you saying, “I want more Tommy!” after the first visit.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • French cut chicken wings, so basically chicken lollipops!
  • 9 different sauces, with quite a few heat-packing options.
  • Boneless options available

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Delray Cafe | East 11th St

Nickel City’s on-site food truck has all your favorite bar eats, including finger-licking delicious wangs alongside tots, onion rings, coney dogs and sliders.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Order by the pound.
  • No boneless options
  • Four different sauces including BBQ sauce from their neighbors down at Franklin’s.

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Spicy Boys Chicken | East 6th & St Elmo

Spicy Boys fried chicken wings

This place is one of my favorite food trucks in all of Austin. And now, they have two locations at two amazing Austin breweries: Zilker and St Elmo.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Korean fried chicken wings along with a boneless AND vegan option!
  • Sauce selection is slim with just four choices, but quite adventurous and all four flavors are complex and exciting. My favorite is the Korean Buffalo
  • Their food trucks have been known to run out, so if you really want their wings come early or during a slow time like a weekday.

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Hoover’s Cooking | Manor Road

Hoover’s is Austin’s long-standing homestyle kitchen. You’ll find the menu backed with southern classics such as chicken-fried steak. But I hear their wings are quite the home run!

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Their wings are quite unique, you won’t find a list of sauces but trust them on this, they’re delicious! Via the menu, their wings are described as, ” pepper-fire soaked and then smoked”.

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Wingzup | Hancock

Wingzup Austin

My favorite spot for chicken wings in Austin is Wingzup. They are a paradise for those who love variety! They’re a sports bar so a great spot to hang and have a few beers, but you can also order their wings to go!

About the Chicken Wings:

  • 6 different styles of wing: original, boneless, country, golden, grilled, and smoked.
  • 28-some sauces available. Yes, that’s not a typo!!
  • Definitely check out their platters so you can get the most variety for your buck!

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Halal Wings | Mueller

Founded by the owners of Kismet Cafe and Halal Corner, Halal Wings is a unique Mediterranean-flavored fried chicken joint serving up the yummiest wings!

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Wings are available in combos, family packs, or large group packs.
  • 12 sauces available, gotta try them all!
  • Along with the sauces, four dips are available too. Expand those horizons!

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Stiles Switch | Brentwood & Cedar Park

Stiles Switch is one of my favorite BBQ places in Austin and even though I typically don’t like smoked chicken, their chicken wings are out of this world! Get them alongside or on your meat tray. Don’t skip the french fries btw! They are stellar!

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Just like their meats, the chicken wings at Stiles Switch are smoked over oak, then flash-fried.
  • Then they are tossed in one of their three sauces: Alabama White Sauce, Buffalo, or Honey BBQ Sauce.

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The Rolling Rooster | Wells Branch

You’ll find chicken wings served alongside a stellar menu of chicken and waffles as well as fried fish and other Southern faves.

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Hiwings | Crestview

HiWings Korean Fried Chicken Austin

Korean fried chicken is just the best, isn’t it? This Korean fried chicken join in Austin is one of the best! They have so much more on their menu than just wings, I’m still working my way through it. But so far, everything has been so very delicious.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Korean-style bone-in.
  • 12 sauces available providing a very exciting range of tastes and flavors for your chicken wings.

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Pluckers | Multiple Locations

Yes this spot is a chain, but they are a classic, I couldn’t not add them! Here’s a protip though: make sure you tell your waiter that it’s your first visit to Pluckers so you can get hooked up with a free appetizer! You can thank me later 🙂

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Both bone-in and boneless are available.
  • You can order just the wings (5 pieces) or get the wings served as a combo with some of their delicious sides.
  • 26 sauces available! Everything from mild to very, very hot to exotic tasting sauces that’ll take you on an international journey

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BBQ Chicken | Highland Village

Last but not least is BBQ Chicken, a new addition to the chicken wing scene in Austin. This spot is again a chain, but they have nailed down the delicacy that is Korean fried chicken.

About the Chicken Wings:

  • Korean fried chicken utilizes an Asian frying technique that renders out the fat in the chicken skin, transforming it into a thin, crackly and almost transparent crust. Oh my goodness, it’s heaven on earth!
  • 8 sauces available for both bone-in and boneless wings.

Website

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