Maybe we got you here under false pretenses. It would be unfair to claim any of these as the “Word of God” best chicken wings of Toronto. We don’t have that kind of power, but there is a reason they made it on this list. So for that reason, take a look at our favourite wings in the city, and if we missed out, please let us know in the comments.
DUFF’S FAMOUS WINGS
We don’t need to tell you about Duffs wings. There’s a reason they’re called “Famous Wings.”
CROWN AND DRAGON
Some of Toronto’s most sought-after wings can be found at this Yonge Street institution. Crown and Dragon have a great variety of flavours from spicy Dragon’s Breath to a Roadside Lemonade and Mardi Gras, and a heck of a lot in-between. Even your friend who doesn’t like wings will probably find a wing they really want to try. Oh yeah, and Half price on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Brought to you by the people behind Poutini’s, this Ossington snack bar serves up highly addictive Singapore-style wings. Served dry with a sauce on the side, you won’t want to share these.
A favourite spot for Toronto sports lovers, Dock Ellis’ wings are a step up from traditional pub wings. Since this is a list, it seems unfair to call these wings, or at least wings on the same scale as the other restaurants included here, rather “giant pieces of animal” is a more appropriate title. If you like heat, make sure you try to the ‘Toronto Tail Torche’, served with fried onions & pico de gallo.
Cheap beer, nachos and wings really are the pub trifecta, and Kilgour’s in Harbord Vilage is a must-try for that. This unassuming spot located across the street from El Furniture Warehouse on Bloor, is serving up a tried and true short list of wings. When it comes to wings, normally I’d say sauce is boss, but in this case, if you’re looking to try something different, opt for their fantastic dry spiced rub.
This Texas-style smokehouse in the east-end is unique spot for BBQ goodies like brisket, brunch, and of course, BBQ smoked wings.
Another Ossington spot that serves up a twist on the classic. You might want to get 10 or more orders of their individually proportioned spicy fried Korean chicken wings.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include Wingporium, based if nothing else on their expansive selection of wing flavours. Choose from their list of 88 varieties, or go for their tried and true hits like Dracula’s nightmare, Meltdown Maple Glazed, or Spicy Pineapple Curry.
Real Sports Bar
What’s game night if not at the hub of sports Toronto, Real Sports Bar? Get a loaded bite of their heavily sauced Honey Garlic, or try the Chef’s Feature of the day for added excitement.
Bistro on Avenue
Bistro on Avenue is a fan favourite Toronto spot for wings and ribs, served with thiccccck cut fries and garlic dipping sauce.
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