The Best Wings in Boston

The OpenTable Team

As one of the historical and cultural "Hubs" of the United States, Boston has a diverse, young population and innovative economy. Beantown's exciting restaurant scene remains one of Boston's prominent features. Gathering in a wide range of influences and flavors, restaurants with the best wings in Boston put their own spin on the city's longtime pub favorite. But where are Boston's savviest, most experienced diners heading out to when they crave wings in "The Hub"? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've pored through data from in-the-know Boston diners to put together a list of the best wings in Boston. From college-kid neighborhood favorites to upscale downtown fusion restaurants, the best wings restaurants in Boston make any trip to Beantown worth it. Grab a reservation, get a table, and enjoy!

Restaurants:Hojoko, Longfellow, Ward 8
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese, American
Neighborhoods:Kenmore Square / Fenway, Cambridge, West End

Hojoko

$$$$·Japanese·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
434 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
A hip spot by Fenway Park, Hojoko serves up cutting-edge Asian fusion cuisine in the middle of the nearby Verb Hotel. Crafted out of a former Howard Johnson's location, Hojoko is aRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England
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Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
144 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Longfellow is from the acclaimed owners of the Harvard Square favorite Alden & Harlow. In fact, Longfellow is right above the standout Cambridge restaurant near Harvard's famed BraRead more
94% recommended
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Ward 8

$$$$·American·
West End
826 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Right next to the TD Garden, Ward 8 is a lively place perfect for dining before or after an event or Celtics and Bruins game. Head to the “starters” menu to try some of the Ward 8 Read more
92% recommended
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The Sinclair

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
667 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
The Sinclair is one of Boston's best performance venues - and also features some of the city's best chicken wings. An engaging and lively spot in the heart of Harvard Square, The SRead more
85% recommended
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Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,605 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Cambridge's up-and-coming Central Square neighborhood is where locals and tourists can find Little Donkey. This creative Asian-fusion restaurant is one of the most acclaimed spots Read more
92% recommended
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Forage

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
866 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Forage is a hip, welcoming Cambridge restaurant with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients and traditional New England recipes. It's also a place with some of the best chicken winRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Boston
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Fat Baby Sushi and Cocktails

$$$$·Sushi·
Dorchester
119 reviews
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
This fun and entertaining restaurant in Boston's South End features some of the best wings in Boston. Start a meal with the spicy Thai wings, made with Szechuan peppercorns, gingerRead more
92% recommended
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Yellow Door Taqueria - South End

$$$$·Mexican·
South End
23 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
A hot spot in the heart of Boston's Ink Block neighborhood, Lion's Tail is a stylish spot for wings, drinks, and much more. Stop in for a local beer or craft cocktail and some of tRead more
87% recommended
Mexican in Boston / New England
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Southern Proper

$$$$·Southern·
South End
363 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Southern Proper delivers exceptional Southern tastes to the middle of the Hub. This comforting and cozy restaurant boasts some of the best chicken wings in Boston. Start the meal wRead more
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Basho Japanese Brasserie

$$$$·Japanese·
Back Bay
602 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Right around the corner from Fenway Park, Basho is an excellent spot for after-work drinks or some excellent wings after a Sox game. This lively spot is full of a young, energetic Read more
81% recommended
Romantic in Boston
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Grafton Street Pub and Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
1,577 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Grafton Street Pub and Grill is the spot to go when visiting Harvard Square. A relaxing and engaging place only a few steps away from Harvard Yard, Grafton Street features some of Read more
93% recommended
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Tiger Mama

$$$$·Thai·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
854 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This Fenway-area favorite boasts some of the best wings in Boston. It's an excellent place for a fine meal before or after a game or just after a day spent exploring this fun area Read more
90% recommended
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Gather

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seaport
772 reviews
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Boston's District Hall in Fort Point is the location for Gather. This fun spot boasts a hearty after-work crowd for Fort Point and some of the best wings in Boston. Start with the Read more
83% recommended
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The Merchant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Crossing
785 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Lunch
Right in the heart of Downtown Crossing, The Merchant is a haven for after-work crowds and tourists crossing the city. Settle in with a selection from the restaurant's exceptional Read more
95% recommended
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Citrus & Salt

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Back Bay
643 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
Another entry onto the Boston scene from celebrated chef Jason Santos, Citrus & Salt boasts some of the best wings in Boston. With “Mexicali” cuisine and a laid-back vibe in the miRead more
89% recommended
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Blue Dragon

$$$$·Asian·
Fort Point Channel
510 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
Acclaimed restauranteur and television cooking show host Ming Tsai is the brainchild behind this celebrated Fort Point restaurant. A quick stroll from the attractions and waterfronRead more
87% recommended
Asian in Boston / New England
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Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
530 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Head into the middle of Boston's fabled “Southie” neighborhood for some of the best wings in town. Right in the heart of Dorchester, Moonshine 152 is a hip and lively spot with a cRead more
92% recommended
American in Boston / New England
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Five Horses Tavern - South End

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South End
549 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
The heart of Boston's South End is the location for some of the best wings in Boston. Five Horses South End location is a lively place with a young and energetic crowd. This stylisRead more
86% recommended
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Buttermilk & Bourbon

$$$$·Southern·
Back Bay
1,328 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Tapas
Buttermilk & Bourbon brings the tastes of New Orleans to Boston's busy and upscale Back Bay region. The restaurant's buttermilk-fried chicken is the highlight of the menu. Choose fRead more
94% recommended
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Whaling in Oklahoma - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Japanese·
South End
302 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Japanese flavors dominate the menu at Whaling in Oklahoma in the South End. This funky, creative space is one of the hippest and modern restaurants in Boston. Head out to the “sticRead more
85% recommended
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