Where will you wing it on Super Bowl Sunday? Sure, chili is fine and ribs are lip-smacking good, but it’s not Game Day without a hot batch of tangy chicken wings.
Where does one find a legit batch? Here’s a combined list of favorites – staff picks and reader raves. Now, pass the hot sauce.
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When Hurricane BTW opened in December, it meant a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders, salads, shakes, wine and craft beer. If you’re a wings and sauce fan, this is the spot for you.
Hurricane BTW: 7800 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; 561-557-1456
Are you the one to swoon over the perfectly-baked/fried chicken wing? If so, you’ll be right at home with all the other Thirsty Turtle lovers in town. Their wings are cooked well done and then tossed in a house-made wing sauce (that’s a blend of spices, garlic and honey. Wings start at $10.95 for 10 wings.
Thirsty Turtle: 13981 US Hwy. 1, Juno Beach; 561-627-8991
Tree’s Wings & Ribs
There are ten choices of sauces: Mild, Hot, Extra hot, Cajun, Honey Dip, Garlic, BBQ, Teriyaki, Lemon pepper, Garlic Parmesan. Prices range from $6.55 for 6 wings to $961.02 for one thousand wings!! Now that's a menu! You can go boneless for no extra charge.
Duffy’s Sports Grill
The 'breaded original' won praise from our taste-testers: "They were spicy with good flavor." There are lots of wing flavors to choose from: BBQ, Honey garlic, Asian sesame, Sweet Buffalo, Original, Firecracker, Hot, Spicy Roasted Garlic, Mango Habanero and Atomic Ghost Chili. Prices start at $10.59 for ten boneless wings and $11.59 for ten hand-breaded or 'naked' wings.
Duffy's: various locations. Check Duffy's website for more information.
Teddy’s Wing Shack
Offered up in a tiki-style restaurant, Teddy’s wings can’t miss! Flavors include Teriyaki, Honey Garlic, BBQ, Mango Habanero, Spicy Mango BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Wet & Dry Cajun, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Mustard and Buffalo. Prices start at $7.99 for 6 wings. And don’t forget their special ‘green sauce!’
Flanigan’s offers a classic choice of sauces: hot, medium, mild and barbecue. Wings start at $7.99 for 5 wings. And there’s always the go-to green, Flangans cup with lid.
Flanigan’s has various locations. Check Flanigan’s website for more information.
Tap 42 features char-grilled chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce for $25. All-you-can-drink 42 Truths Pale Ale is $20.
The party and the specials go from 6 p.m. to close.
If you’re into sauce variety, this is an easy spot to love. Wings Plus has more than 18 different types of sauces to choose from including honey, key west and raspberry. Wings start at $9.95 for 10 wings.
Wings Plus: 4455 S. Congress Ave. Lake Worth; 561-965-0907
Can’t have a list about chicken without mentioning the local institution that is Bud’s Chicken. Sure, you’ll need a little patience when you pull up to the drive-through window – it’s so popular, the line of cars often snakes out of the parking lot. But it’s worth it – the chicken at Bud’s is proper, as are the sides.
Bud’s Chicken & Seafood has seven locations in Palm Beach County: To find one near you, visit BudsChicken.com.
Wingstop doesn’t just serve wings three ways (classic, boneless and tenders), but it’s got some great flavors (including mango habenero, garlic parmesan and cajun). There’s also a club with birthday perks. Cheers!
Wingstop has several locations in Palm Beach County: To find one near you, visit wingstop.com.
If you're into chicken wings, you're probably into BBQ. Here's where to find the lip-smackin' kind in town.
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