You can still enjoy the Super Bowl even if your favorite team didn’t make it to the big dance. After all, there’s good company, beer, and, of course, hot wings. And when it comes to chicken wings, New Jersey’s wing masters knows what they’re doing. From classic Buffalo wings to Korean style to those smothered in what tastes like actual fire, there’s always something new to try.
Don’t “wing it” for your Super Bowl party (sorry, we had to) — make sure you’ve got wings from one of the top places in NJ!
Location: 545 Highland Avenue, Clifton
Details: Sharky’s is a casual bar and restaurant known for having some of the best chicken wings in New Jersey (just ask the Star Ledger). With more than 30 sauces to try, ranging from “hell” to the mild lemon pepper butter sauce, there’s a delicious option for everyone in your party. They offer orders of 10, 16, 25, 50 or 100 wings, so you can mix up the flavors and serve your whole party. It’s tough enough agreeing on which team to root for, there’s no need to bring the wings into it as well!
More info: www.sharkyswingsnj.com or call 973-473-0713
Location: 800 Shore Road, Somers Point
Details: This landmark bar and restaurant has been a staple in Somers Point since it first opened in 1944. Decades later, Charlie’s is still serving up some of the tastiest chicken wings our fine state has to offer. Choose from four mouthwatering sauces, including a secret southwest BBQ option, and order sizes ranging from 13 pieces to 60 pieces. And for those who aren’t huge fans of wings on the bone, try out Charlie’s BBT’s, or boneless breast tenders.
More info: www.charliesbar.com or call 609-927-3663
Location: 866 Route 206, Shamong
Details: The family-owned Pic-A-Lilli Inn has been passed down from generation to generation of the Snyder family since the 1920s. At nearly a century old, Pic-A-Lilli’s recipe for success includes their “almost-world-famous” Buffalo wings. Their wings come in a variety of five sauces and can be ordered in as few as six pieces and as many as 100 pieces, with a side of their homemade blue cheese. Stop in and get a delicious taste of New Jersey history today!
More info: www.picalilli.com or call 609-268-2066
Buffalo’s Chicken Shack
Location: 261 Hackensack Street, Wood-Ridge
Details: Buffalo’s Chicken Shack prides themselves on their juicy jumbo wings as well as the variety of homemade sauces available. We’re particularly interested in the “Numb Ya Face” option, which isn’t even as hot as their “Misery” sauce. Place an order for yourself, or go ahead and get some platters for your friends and family. Buffalo’s wings are sure to give even the least-interested football fan something to talk about!
More info: www.buffaloschicken.com or call 201-728-4717
Marley’s Gotham Grill
Location: 169 Main Street, Hackettstown
Details: Marely’s Gotham Grill is the place to go for even the pickiest of wing eaters. Guests have the option of bone-in, bone-out or tofu wings, as well as their choice of a whopping 150 sauces. With a sauce list like that, there are more countries, spices, cheeses and mix-ins represented than any other menu in the state. So, if you’re feeling adventurous (Pina Colada) or even if you’re not (plain), Marley’s has what you’re looking for.
More info: marleysgothamgrill.net or call 908-852-2446
Golden Lion Inn
Location: 23 South Main Street, Milltown
Details: If you’re planning on going out or just having a low-key game day, head to Golden Lion Inn. While they don’t serve platters (their largest portion is 20 wings), their dynamic variety of sauces makes it worth the trip. Yes, they have the usual suspects, but the addition of mango habanero sweet red chili sauce and sweet wasabi sauce are what really set this spot apart.
More info: www.goldenlionmilltown.com or call 732-545-5111
The Jug Handle Inn
Location: 1018 Forklanding Road, Cinnaminson
Details: Customize your wing order with any combination of sauces you’d like at The Jug Handle Inn. While their order sizes are smaller, with 20 being their largest option, their variety of traditional, signature and specialty sauces is the draw here. Indulge in some classic hot wings, or venture out into new territory with Tony Bruno sauce (a blend of honey bbq and medium garlic). Whichever choice you make, you’re in for a delicious meal at The Jug Handle.
More info: jughandleinn.net or call 856-665-8696
Location: 1265 Bayshore Road, Villas
Details: As their name suggests, Wing It serves up crisp and tasty Buffalo wings and is taking advance orders for any game day celebrations you may be hosting or attending. Their sauces are made from scratch daily so that you’re always getting the freshest wing experience possible. Order by the dozen or go all-in and get the 100-piece platter for you and all your football fan friends.
More info: www.facebook.com/villaswingit or call 609-886-8488
Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse
Location: 26 West Madison Avenue, Dumont
Details: Head over to Fink’s for their one-of-a-kind slow-smoked wings. Perfect for any party, their wings come drenched in sauce options including unique choices such as tangy apple BBQ sauce and Cajun-dusted. Eat-in or have Fink’s cater your party with half and full tray options. Be sure to order plenty of their homemade blue cheese to go along with your wings!
More info: www.finksbbqsmokehouse.com or call 201-384-3210
Jack’s Goal Line Stand
Location: 149 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch
Details: Jack’s Goal Line Stand is the perfect spot to park it on game day and chow down on some of their delicious bar-style food, including their plump Buffalo wings. Try their classic wings in your choice of more than 10 sauces, or go for the healthier grilled wings. And, if you’re feeling dangerous, order the Red Hot wings. They’re marinated overnight in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce before being flash-fried, oven baked and served straight to you.
More info: www.jacksgoallinestand.com or call 732-870-8800
Hot Rods BBQ
Location: 175 North Main Street, Wharton
Details: The smoked BBQ wings at Hot Rods are made with special care to ensure that you’re getting the perfect mouthful of flavor with every bite. Each and every wing is coated with their special seasoning before being smoked in their pit for three hours. This process is topped off with a sauce of your choosing. Eat in, take out or have your party catered. Whichever way you choose, let the mouthwatering wing experience commence!
More info: hotrodsbbq.com or call 973-361-5050
Peck Peck Korean Style Chicken
Location: 250 Degraw Avenue, Teaneck
Details: Peck Peck is an unassuming little shop that serves arguably the best Korean-style fried chicken in the state of New Jersey. Their sauce list is simple, keeping it to just a few options, but their offerings are out of this world (we recommend trying the soy garlic sauce). While Peck Peck doesn’t cater, they’re happy to prepare a take-out order for you to grab and bring home to enjoy while you watch the game.
More info: www.facebook.com/peckpeckkoreanchicken or call 201-530-5858
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