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The Best Wings in Asheville

The North Carolina town of Asheville has become one of America's fastest-growing locations, combining rich history and a thriving economy with an off-beat cultural and culinary scene. The best wings in Asheville play an important part in the food here, combining flavorful Southern tastes with the creativity that comes from the town's diverse population. But where are the city's most in-the-know diners headed out to when they're looking for the best wings in Asheville? Welcome to the Tastemaker list. Here, we've gathered information and opinions from the city's top diners to put together a list of the greatest wing spots in the city of Asheville. From down-home chicken wing spots serving classic Southern-inspired favorites to creative downtown restaurants offering creative wing servings, the best restaurants in Asheville have something delicious for everyone. Grab a table for a great chicken wing meal tonight!

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13 Restaurants
Updated November 25, 2019
Restaurants:Hemingway's Cuba, Benne on Eagle, Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Cuban, American
Neighborhoods:Asheville
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Hemingway's Cuba

$$$$
Cuban
Asheville
4.1
1897 reviews

Cuban tastes come to the Carolinas in this restaurant with some of the best wings in Asheville. This fun rooftop bar brings the colorful tastes of Cuba to the middle of Asheville. The mojo-marinated chicken wings with mojito sauce are a must-have at Hemingway's. Pair the wings with some of the restaurant's famous paella. Try the Valenciana with rabbit and chicken or the mariscos with shrimp and mussels. The classic Cubano sandwich includes swiss and sweet ham, and the "frita Cubana" boasts seasoned ground beef and pork sliders. Alongside dinner, try the restaurant's standout mojitos and mixed drinks.


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Benne on Eagle

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.5
1512 reviews

Head into the heart of Eagle Street in downtown for some of the best wings on Eagle. The brainchild of celebrated chef John Fleer, Benne on Eagle is a creative and colorful restaurant with a festive menu of soul food favorites. The Potlikker-braised chicken wings are a must-have, as is the black-eyed pea hummus with corn crackers. Go for the fried catfish and waffles with kitchen pepper honey for a starter, or try the pan-fried sunburst trout with golden raisins as a main course. Cocktails include the "Hibiscus and Honey" with rum and allspice and the grapefruit and cinnamon with vodka and bitters.


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Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.5
2729 reviews

Cedric's Tavern presents a classic Irish - British pub in the heart of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. It also features some of the best wings in Asheville alongside tremendous local beers and pub favorites. The "spiced glazed" wings come tossed in a special autumn spice glaze with lemon cream. Try the tavern poutine with local cheese curds or the whiskey-cured Scottish salmon with aioli and rye toast. Alongside the meal, the Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale are custom-made local brews to pair with the meal. Get there early and snag a seat on the patio for a great outdoor view.


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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
4.5
2724 reviews

The South Asheville location of this local favorite is one of the top wing places in Asheville. It's one of the best spots in Asheville for chicken, starting with the honey-chipotle wings with garlic buttermilk ranch. The restaurant's "forever free" chicken offers a range of intriguing options. Try the fried chicken honey dusted or sweet and spicy. Roasted chicken comes in sweet tea, chimichurri, or honey jalapeno flavors. For other Southern tastes, try the Tupelo Honey shrimp and grits or sweet potato pancakes with fried chicken. The Southern chicken BLT includes apple cider bacon and dijonnaise on a potato bun.


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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.6
4005 reviews

Appalachian comfort food is on the menu at the Stable Cafe on the Biltmore Estate. This warm, engaging Asheville restaurant features some of the best wings in Asheville alongside a wide selection of Southern and Carolina favorites. Try the local shrimp and grits, bone-in pork chop, or half rotisserie roasted chicken with olive oil poached potatoes. A braised Carolina bison shank features fried Brussels sprouts and root beer demi-glace. For dessert, go for the cheesecake tart or house-made sorbet.


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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
4.7
4822 reviews

The original location of this local favorite is home to some of the best wings in Asheville. A warm and welcoming Southern spot in the heart of downtown, this is a must-visit for tourists and locals. Head in to start the meal off with the restaurant's honey chipotle wings, served with garlic buttermilk ranch. "Breakfast all day" presents plenty of delights. Try the pecan pie french toast with fresh blueberries or the favorite fried chicken and biscuits with country ham. For an intriguing twist on a Southern favorite, go for the "shoo mercy" grilled cheese with pimento cheese, basil, and ham.


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Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
4.5
1488 reviews

For a hearty meal, the Brasilia Churrasco Brazilian steakhouse delivers all the favorites. Chicken drumsticks are one of the many different meat selections at this lively, fun restaurant in Asheville. Along with the chicken, there is filet mignon wrapped in bacon, cinnamon pineapple, pork parmesan, and much more. It's a great place to go with friends and family for a night out. Don't miss the salad bar, with a vast selection of fine cheeses, meats, and vegetables.


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Table Asheville

$$$$
Contemporary American
Asheville
4.7
2600 reviews

This intimate spot on college street in Downtown is a creative place with some of the best wings in Asheville. The ever-changing menu boasts a wide range of Southern favorites and engaging American dishes. Chicken wings come with sorghum and kung pao pepper, and the fermented roots come with puffed rice and peach vinegar. Start with the artisanal cheese and house charcuterie board or the hummus and flatbread with walnut. For an entree, try the chicken breast and chicken dumpling with brown butter and brassicas. Fried chicken and fries feature hoisin and dressed kale. In season, try the special spaghetti made with fine white Italian truffle.


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Twisted Laurel Downtown

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.2
607 reviews

A funky "re-imagining" of the classic Asheville restaurant Twisted Laurel, this farm-to-table restaurant features some of the best wings in town. It's a casual, fun spot for some excellent people watching, food, and cocktails. Stop in for lunch and a selection of the restaurant's celebrated wings. Try them plain, barbecue, Greek-style, or go for the classic buffalo. Daphne also features mango-chili lime wings for a creative taste. Head for the "old world' menu for some intriguing Mediterranean flavors. Try the Greek platter with chicken or lamb, or the fettuccine bolognese with plum tomato sauce and garlic bread.


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Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
4.5
2546 reviews

Omni Grove Park Inn - For wings and a view, Edison is one of the best options in Asheville. Grab a seat at this lovely, experimental restaurant to try some of Asheville's best wings and enjoy the vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Southern flair abounds on the Edison menu. Start with snacks like smoked peanuts, pork rinds, or deviled eggs with crispy chicken skin. Jumbo wings come with house-made hot sauce, blue cheese, and crudite. The Southern-style shrimp and grits includes spiced shrimp, spinach, and tomato vinaigrette. Don't miss the bison meatloaf with pickled peppers and pecorino grits.


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Overlook Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
American
Asheville
3.5
75 reviews

The Crown Plaza Hotel is the location for this laid-back lounge with a full menu of Southern favorites. Wings are a standout on the Overlook menu. The classic wings come in sriracha, roasted garlic parmesan, or buffalo style. For the main course, spring for the "must try" Cuban with ham, Swiss, and mustard on a traditional roll. A center-cut top sirloin features a sriracha glaze, melted blue cheese, or bourbon demi-glace. Grab one of the restaurant's excellent draft beers to go along with dinner. Try the "White Zombie" Belgian witbier from the nearby Catawba Brewing Company.


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WoodFire Bar & Grille

$$$$
Steakhouse
Asheville
3.6
132 reviews

"Wednesday Wing Night" is a standout feature at Asheville's WoodFire Bar and Grill. In the middle of the week, head into this classic American steakhouse for specials on the restaurant's famous wings. These all-natural wings come seared on the restaurant's signature wood-fire grille. The fried panko Havarti sticks are another creative appetizer favorite. Try one of the "classic favorites" dishes, like chicken tenders, fish and chips, or an authentic Philly cheesesteak.


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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.1
265 reviews

In the middle of the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, Roux is one of the best restaurants in the city for an upscale dinner. It also features some of the city's spiciest wings. Heat lovers will adore the Carolina reaper buffalo wing. There are also Thai sticky, buffalo, or house-made barbecue styles. Roux boasts an exceptional burger menu. Try the black and blue burger, made with Brasstown beef, cajun spices, and Gorgonzola. The "PB and J" burger includes pimento cheese, bacon, and jalapenos. For an entree, try the local Springer Mountain Farms chicken pot pie with peas, potatoes, and carrots.


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