The latest update for this article is written by Lindsay Podolak.
Is there ever a bad time to dig into a plate of hot wings? Whether you’re into all things spicy or prefer something on the mild side, these New Jersey spots have the flavor you’re looking for (in addition to some you’ve probably never even heard of!). From classic Buffalo wings to Korean style to those smothered in what tastes like actual fire, there’s always something new to try. Check out our list of the best wing spots in New Jersey below for more details!
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!
Why I like it: On Wingsday Wednesday’s, get all the wings you want for just $0.70 each!
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 200+ 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.
Why I like it: Marley’s is not content with the already insane amount of sauce offerings…the restaurant continues to add new options constantly. Some of the more intriguing newbies include Cajun Coffee Chocolate, Coconut Caramel and Elvis (bacon, peanut butter and banana).
More info: marleysgothamgrill.net or call 908-852-2446
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.
Why I like it: This is one place where you may face a long line getting in the door, but fans of Peck Peck say to call ahead and place your order – it’s worth the wait.
More info: peckpeckchicken.com or call 201-530-5858
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!
Why I like it: Weekdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm is happy hour and wings are $0.60 apiece!
More info: www.sharkyswingsnj.com or call 973-473-0713
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.
Why I like it: Happy Hour lasts from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Golden Lion Inn, so wash down your wings with some specially-priced pints of beer.
More info: www.goldenlionmilltown.com or call 732-545-5111
Paragon Tap & Table
Location: 77 Central Avenue, Clark
Details: Award-winning gastropub cuisine is paired with an impressive craft beer selection at Paragon Tap & Table. Oh, and the wings are pretty good, too! Fan favorites include the Sevendust flavor, which is a dry rub made from seven spices. Other choices include buffalo, voodoo, garlic parmesan, ginger glaze and sriracha ranch.
Why I like it: With a menu disclaimer that reads, “No returns for Ghost Pepper,” you know that these wings are going to be HOT.
More info: paragonnj.com/ or call 732-931-1776
Quaker Steak & Lube
Location: 561 U.S. Route 1, Edison
Details: Get your wings the way you want them, whether that’s bone-in, breaded boneless or grilled boneless. Then all that’s left is to choose your sauce from the 25 options, including standouts like Sriracha Bourbon or Smoked Jalapeno Honey.
Why I like it: Finish the Triple Atomic Wings to conquer the Eat Heat Challenge and win a Quaker Steak & Lube t-shirt.
More info: thelube.com or call 732-777-9464
Location: 9 Mt. Bethel Road, Warren
Details: Sometimes the best wings aren’t found at your typical “wing joint,” as is the case with Uproot. Hidden amongst the appetizer menu are the restaurant’s Maker’s Mark vanilla bean Buffalo wings, a flavor combination that will have you coming back for more.
Why I like it: Uproot is decidedly more upscale than other venues on the list, so bring the family here for a nice dinner out…even if they aren’t into wings.
More info: uprootrestaurant.com or call 908-834-8194
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 five 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.
Why I like it: Got a favorite wing sauce? Purchase a pint of it to take home.
More info: www.charliesbar.com or call 609-927-3663
The Chicken or the Egg
Location: 207 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven
Details: Locals and vacationers alike swear by wings from “the Chegg,” which is unfortunately only open during the summer months. Naked or breaded, you have a smattering of delicious sauces to choose from and you can even try them out on veggie wings!
Why I like it: Open 24 hours a day to service your wing needs at any time of day…or night!
More info: 429fowl.com or call 609-492-3695
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 Goal Line wings. They’re marinated overnight in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce before being flash-fried, oven baked and served straight to you.
Why I like it: Boneless wings are also offered in your choice of wing sauces.
More info: www.jacksgoallinestand.com or call 732-870-8800
Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar
Location: 2010 Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City
Details: The reviews don’t lie – Wingcraft’s wings are out of this world delicious! Also offered as boneless bites or tenders, have your pick of Buffalo blue, chipotle BBQ, General Tso’s, Mexican verde or many other sauces.
Why I like it: Conveniently located in Atlantic City’s Tanger Outlets, you can work up an appetite by shopping first and then sitting down to devour the area’s best wings.
More info: wingcraftac.com or call 609-541-2799
Babe’s Bar & Grill
Location: 377 West Broad Street, Gibbstown
Details: Once voted the best wings in Gloucester County, Babe’s sticks with the basics: plain, mild, hot, garlic parm, BBQ or honey BBQ are your only options…although you can request a mixture of sauces!
Why I like it: The family-owned restaurant was the dream of three brothers and has been a place to gather with friends since 2007.
More info: babesbarngrill.com or call 856-423-2233
Location: 404 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill
Details: Nestled in the Sawmill Village strip mall, Dolsot House is a hidden gem that serves authentic Korean BBQ fare. Their Korean fried chicken garners rave reviews from South Jerseyans in search of a crispy-skinned wing with a tender, juicy inside. Order them in honey sesame, soy garlic, spicy or diablo sauce.
Why I like it: Only four sauce choices means they don’t mess with the best here!
More info: www.dolsothouse.com or call 856-216-0090
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 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!
Why I like it: A sauce option called Jim Beam Maple? Yes, please!
More info: www.picalilli.com or call 609-268-2066
The Warwick Tavern
Location: 400 S. Warwick Road, Somerdale
Details: This unassuming dive bar, known as “The Wick” to locals, gets rave reviews for its wings. Get ‘em in the classic mild, medium or hot variations or opt for garlic, BBQ or honey – no matter the choice, you won’t be disappointed.
Why I like it: Philly sports fans will want to try the extremely hot Wicked Eagle Wings, if they dare.
More info: www.warwicktavern.com or call 856-346-9425