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The Best Hot Wings in New Jersey

The latest update for The Best Hot Wings in NJ 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 hot wing spots in New Jersey below for more details!

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North Jersey

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: Get the Wing Sampler where you can try out three different sauces on 15 wings!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Marley’s Gotham Grill

Location: 169 Main Street, Hackettstown
Details: Marley’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 250+ 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 Taco Spiced Bacon, Caramel Banana, or Cajun Blue Cheese.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

New York Wing Factory

Location: 1642 Schlosser Street, Fort Lee
Details: You’ll want to order the Factory Wings– battered, double-fried and topped with one of two glazes, soy garlic or spicy soy. As the menu reminds you, Factory Wings will take at least 30 minutes to cook. More sauce options come on the traditional and boneless wings.
Why I like it: The rest of the menu is chock full of other tasty appetizers, like truffle fries, disco fries, and chili cheese fries. Did I mention they have yummy fries here?
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


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. 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Central Jersey

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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. The “Yuengs and Wings” deal gets you five wings and a mug of Yuengling for $5.25.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

King Wing

Location: 430 Route 206 South, Hillsborough
Details: King Wing breaks their wing sauce menu into five levels. On Level 1 you’ll find tame sauces like honey hickory or a mild BBQ. As you get to Level 3, things start to heat up. At Level 5, there is only one option, the Suicide sauce, and you have to sign a waiver before trying it. There’s also a section of dry-rubbed wings, with flavors like lemon pepper or cool ranch.
Why I like it: King Wing II, the restaurant’s second location, is now open in Bridgewater; and both locations offer delivery!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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 23 options, including standouts like Haute Parm or Smoked Jalapeno Honey.
Why I like it: . Each month also features one extra limited edition sauce, like January’s Louisiana Lickers Honey Mustard.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


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 coffee-rubbed 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 you can bring the family here for a nice dinner out even if they aren’t into wings.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore

Charlie’s Bar

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, but be sure you have cash! They don’t take credit cards here.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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 now open year-round. 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: They’re open 24/7 to service your wing needs at any time of day or night!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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 hot 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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 eight sauces, including Alabama white and truffle honey.
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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Wings And Things

Location: 214 West End Avenue, Toms River
Details: The hotness meter tops out with their Make Me Cry sauce, available only on the traditional bone-in wings. Thirteen other flavors are available, with a smaller selection offered for the boneless wings.
Why I like it: Delivery, takeout, and online ordering are all here for your convenience.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

South Jersey

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Dolsot House

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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Dominic’s Tavern

Location: 100 East Browning Road, Bellmawr
Details: A staple in Camden County since 1987, Dominic’s Tavern is known for its wings. Eleven sauce options on either jumbo or boneless wings, plus an extensive beer list are what keep customers coming back. Don’t miss the famous “Fat Daddy’s” sauce, a mix of ranch, cheddar, and hot sauce.
Why I like it: Dominic’s also has a food truck if you’re looking to cater an event.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Pic-A-Lilli Inn

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 you can order them in as few as six pieces and as many as 100 pieces, with a side of their homemade blue cheese. Stop in for a taste of New Jersey history today!
Why I like it: A sauce option called Jim Beam Maple? Yes, please!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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: Daring Philly sports fans will want to try the extremely hot Wicked Eagle Wings.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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