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The Best Wings in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio offers visitors a hidden gem in the American Midwest. Throughout the nineteenth century, Cincinnati blossomed into a boomtown, based on its rapid population and economic growth. That brought in a flood of immigrants from all over that influenced all facets of local culture. Cincinnati's downtown hosts a blend of Victorian, Art Deco, Federal, Italianate, and German Gothic architecture. Mainly influenced by Irish, Greek, and German immigrants, Cincinnati became especially famous for its goetta, a German-inspired meat-and-grain sausage. In 2016, "the Queen City" received the nicknamed the "Chili Capital of America" based on the number of chili restaurants per capita. The city has more than just chili, and award-winning restaurants serve unforgettable chicken wings, too. But where are the savviest diners eating out? Look no further than the Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners — in this case, those who love chicken wings. Grab a napkin (or two) and reserve a table at the best wings in Cincinnati!

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13 Restaurants
Updated December 17, 2019
Restaurants:Rusty Bucket - Dayton, Ché - OTR, Gaslight Bar & Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Argentinean
Neighborhoods:Dayton, Over the Rhine, Clifton
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Rusty Bucket - Dayton

$$$$
American
Dayton
4.1
176 reviews
An upscale tavern, Rusty Bucket offers a casual atmosphere and an exceptional menu. The wood tables and brick walls give off a rustic, country vibe, making it the perfect spot to meet with friends or colleagues. Here, guests can expect top-notch, friendly service in a relaxed setting. As they say, the "Bucket Life" is all about great food, great drinks, and great people. Those looking for the best wings in Cincinnati will love the five flavors available at the Rusty Bucket, as well as their wide selection of salads, soups, pizzas, burgers, and other entrees. A kids menu, weekend brunch menu, and gluten-free menu are also available.

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Ché - OTR

$$$$
Argentinean
Over the Rhine
4.6
545 reviews
Home of Cincinnati's traditional empanada, Che Argentinian dishes up authentic, artisanal Argentine cuisine in a rustic environment. The interior space is dimly-lit, showcasing a vibe that is both cozy and romantic; whereas the outdoor patio is reminiscent of a woodland setting. Although they are known for their empanadas, including options such as braised Korean pork, jerk chicken, and lump crab, diners hunting for the best chicken wings in Cincinnati will love their charred wings. Choices include roasted red pepper wings or cherry BBQ.

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Gaslight Bar & Grill

$$$$
American
Clifton
4.2
371 reviews
A piece of Clifton history, Gaslight Bar & Grill is located in the Clifton Branch Library, which was a local landmark for sixty years. The tall windows welcome plenty of natural light and the rooftop terrace offers incredible views of the neighborhood. Their eclectic menu includes everything from grilled lamb chops to duck confit ravioli. On their "small plates" menu, diners can choose from not only some of the best wings in Cincinnati, but also fried oysters, the chef's beet plate, and more.

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Brown Dog Cafe

$$$$
Contemporary American
Blue Ash
4.5
2788 reviews
The perfect combination of relaxed and fine dining, the Brown Dog Cafe is known for their unique appetizers, martinis, and wild game. The high ceilings and ample lighting make this restaurant an inviting spot to meet with friends and family. For those in the mood for wings, diners can enjoy their house-smoked Ohio Amish chicken wings, served with basil bleu slaw and one of three sauces. Don't miss out on their brick-oven pizza or "build-your-own" burger, served with sides like their truffle parmesan fries, vegetables, or yogurt parfait.

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Moerlein Lager House

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Cincinnati
4.5
5270 reviews
Located in the prominent Smale Riverfront Park, Moerlein Lager House is a functioning microbrewery, dishing up food reminiscent of Cincinnati's 19th century beer gardens. With over 100 craft beers to choose from, this local meeting spot is the perfect place to unwind. Offering brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour, this popular pub serves a wide selection of creations, including meat and cheese boards, sausage platters, ribs, steaks, and much more. Although their lager house wings are a fan favorite, vegetarians would argue that the best wings in Cincinnati are their cauliflower wings, coated in a Sriracha dry spice rub.

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The Butcher and Barrel

$$$$
Argentinean
Cincinnati
4.7
1036 reviews
The Butcher and Barrel is a South American-style steakhouse, known for its rustic, yet chic decor, craft cocktails, and beautifully presented dishes. Their Latin American and Italian-inspired menu showcases imported and fresh, local ingredients, ensuring an authentic experience. Diners can start their meal enjoying smoked chicken wings, tossed in chimichurri, before selecting one of many entrees, including a grilled Argentine experience that serves four guests.

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Spoon & Cellar

$$$$
Bistro
Cincinnati
3.7
970 reviews
Modern and sophisticated, Spoon & Cellar features high ceilings, ample lighting, and feature brick columns throughout the dining area. Offering refined comfort classics, wing lovers appreciate their unique flavors, including chipotle barbecue, hoisin teriyaki, Jamaican jerk, and sriracha buffalo. From handhelds to select pasta dishes, guests can expect quality food for a fair price. After enjoying a savory meal, be sure to sample their chocolate ganache torte with walnuts and vanilla bean ice cream.

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Arnold's Bar and Grill

$$$$
American
Cincinnati
4.5
529 reviews
Artsy and historic, Arnold's Bar and Grill is vibrant and welcoming, acting as the perfect neighborhood gathering spot. Known for their great food, great drinks, and live music, it's no wonder that this is Cincinnati's oldest tavern. With more than 150 years of history, it is now a local institution, attracting diners from near and far. Serving some of the best chicken wings in Cincinnati, they are first brined before being seasoned with a special dry rub. From pork belly to vegan Cincinnati chili, this is a must-visit spot.

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Cozy's Cafe and Pub

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Liberty Township
4.7
2559 reviews
As they say at Cozy's Cafe and Pub, "Eat, Drink and be Cozy." An comfortable and trendy establishment, each table offers unique character, resulting in an excellent culinary experience. Whether guests sit in one of their farmhouse dining rooms, outdoors by the fire, or in their industrialized pub, the atmosphere is as memorable as their farm-to-table cooking. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, their menus makes it challenging to choose just one dish. Although chicken wings are typically offered as a featured item, chicken lovers will appreciate their buttermilk fried chicken with house mash and jalapeno bacon cream corn. Serving everything from bison to crab, Cozy's Cafe and Pub is certainly not your average public house.

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Matt the Miller's Tavern- West Chester

$$$$
Pub
West Chester
4.4
957 reviews
Located 23 miles from Cincinnati, Matt the Miller's Tavern West Chester celebrates pub culture and warm hospitality. Offering an upscale feel without the upscale prices, this community gathering place serves a chef-driven menu and more than two dozen draft beers — all of which pair perfectly with their jumbo chicken wings. From pan-seared walleye to roasted mango jerk chicken, there's something for everyone at Matt the Miller's. They also offer both a "little kids" and "big kids" menu, depending on the age and appetite of younger guests and teens. Join them on Sundays for brunch, which is when they dish up their award-winning shrimps and grits.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Mason

$$$$
American
Mason
4.6
2603 reviews
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is both sophisticated and inviting, offering a large indoor seating area with high ceilings and beautiful decor, in addition to a spacious outdoor patio. Their wine bottle accent wall is certainly a focal point, and their seasonally inspired menu features bold flavors. The best wings in Cincinnati can be found here, followed by one of many surf and turf entrees. For those who prefer lighter fare, there are also a range of salads, handheld delights, and soups. Finish off the meal with a shareable dessert, such as their chocolate churro custard or creme brûlée cheesecake.

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Buckhead Mountain Grill

$$$$
American
Bellevue
4.2
777 reviews
Located directly on the banks of the Ohio River, Buckhead Mountain Grill faces Cincinnati's downtown skyline. This family-friendly restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere. Built and decorated much like a mountain lodge, this grill serves a selection of homemade comfort foods, including pot pies, meat loaf, and ribs, as well as lighter options for those warm summer days. In addition to their chicken dinner menu items, including their fried chicken with country gravy, guests can enjoy traditional or boneless Buckhead jumbo wings. Don't miss out on the scratch-made sides, ranging from lobster mac and cheese to baked sweet potato.

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Red Roost Tavern

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cincinnati
3.9
204 reviews
Dishing up healthy farm-to-table cuisine, the Red Roost Tavern is conveniently located in the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The open and airy dining room compliment the open-concept kitchen, offering a great experience for the whole family. Most ingredients are grown and raised locally, offering the freshest creations possible. Start with their Ohio Amish chicken wings, doused in sauces like smoked habanero or Nashville hot. Don't miss out on their 72-hour short rib or their chicken and collards dish. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are also available.

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