The Best Wings in Charlotte

The OpenTable Team

Back in the 1980s, no one thought much of Charlotte, North Carolina when it came to food diversity. But this all changed when the Carolina Panthers and Johnson & Wales University made their way to the city. A burgeoning restaurant scene emerged with local specialties like barbecue, spicy fries, and Cheerwine. Many breweries call Charlotte home, specializing in bar favorites like chicken wings. But where are the savviest foodies choosing to spend their hard-earned bucks? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. OpenTable’s committed connoisseurs have dined at thousands of eateries around to bring you this list of the best wings in Charlotte. Book a table before they fill up!

Restaurants:Haymaker, Stoke, Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, European
Neighborhoods:Uptown, SouthPark

Haymaker

$$$$·American·
Uptown
742 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
A focus on farm fresh ingredients, handmade cocktails and sustainable meats quickly helped Haymaker gain popularity in the Uptown area. Their roasted duck breast, Panisse, BrasstowRead more
88% recommended
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Stoke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
696 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
Hardwood adorns much of the Stoke restaurant, but it’s the shelves full of wine, comfy seating and contemporary layout that creates the aura that patrons keep returning for. This eRead more
85% recommended
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Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park

$$$$·European·
SouthPark
1,936 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Utilizing an imported Italian oven, wood-fired grill and rotisserie, Rooster's at Southpark has a unique preparation style that not many eateries can match. They focus on Italian, Read more
94% recommended
Healthy in Charlotte

The Manchester 1812

$$$$·American·
Southend
210 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Empty picture frames on distressed brick walls, comfortable seating around a gorgeous fireplace and unique lighting throughout create an impressively contemporary atmosphere at TheRead more
88% recommended

The Cellar at Duckworth's

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Uptown
1,076 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
The exposed ceiling joists and original brick walls in The Cellar at Duckworth's remain true to the prohibition-era feel that the building has had since 1912. The vintage doors, anRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Charlotte

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Charlotte

$$$$·Irish·
Uptown
578 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
One step into Ri Ra Irish Pub immediately teleports patrons to Ireland. After being restored in the country and then shipped to America, this is about as close to a true Irish pub Read more
87% recommended
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Harry's Grille & Tavern

$$$$·American·
Steele Creek
363 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasion
Locally brewed beers and a wine list featuring dozens of selections are certainly a huge draw for Harry’s Grille & Tavern. Their relaxing atmosphere – which features contrasting reRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,853 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Seafood, authentic wood-fired steaks, select wines and specialty cocktails are par for the course at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Located at Stonecrest Shopping Center, this castle-Read more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Charlotte

Fahrenheit - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
3,813 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Declared as a ‘Chef to Keep Your Eye On’ by Esquire, Chef Rocco Whalen brings a unique culinary flair to the city with his Fahrenheit restaurant. Some patrons have listed their shoRead more
85% recommended
Late Night Find in Charlotte

Chima Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
6,321 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Chima Steakhouse also offers a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline, but it's their roaming gauchos that make the eatery stand out. These professionals visit tables with a sRead more
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Charlotte

Cantina 1511- Mooresville

$$$$·Mexican·
Mooresville
84 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Those seeking out an authentic Mexican experience in the city need to visit Cantina 1511. All the décor – ranging from wall murals and flora to the Latin color scheme and vintage mRead more
93% recommended

73 and Main

$$$$·American·
Concord
1,281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mount Pleasant's Hosiery Mill has a great deal of history behind it, and it now serves as home to the increasingly popular 73 and Main Restaurant. The eatery has maintained its claRead more
95% recommended
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Libations Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Uptown
62 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Regional products and seasonal ingredients are used to create the culinary delicacies at Libations Kitchen & Bar. The dining sets, lighting, art and even glass water bottles createRead more
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Big Ben Pub

$$$$·Grill·
Southend
38 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Proudly proclaiming itself to be the best and only authentic British pub in Charlotte, the Big Ben Pub Restaurant strives to create an experience that patrons will want more of. ThRead more
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Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,314 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Located in Southpark and easily identifiable by the bright blue awning entrance, the Village Tavern is one of nearly a dozen franchise locations that found their start over three dRead more
95% recommended
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Caswell Station

$$$$·American·
Elizabeth
149 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Without the large sign and patio tables, passersby might think Caswell Station at the end of Pecan Avenue was just a fancy house. The pub environment becomes more noticeable insideRead more
89% recommended
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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,803 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
The Southpark location of Red Rocks Café is easy to spot thanks to the huge red tented patio area. The interior lighting and tablecloths maintain the focus on red as an element of Read more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Charlotte

Rusty Bucket - South Park

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
104 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Offering classic American fare in a tavern atmosphere, the Rusty Bucket aims to excel in its cocktail craft as much as it does in cuisine. They offer a variety of carefully craftedRead more
88% recommended
Kid Friendly in Charlotte

Fox & Hound - Charlotte - Center Lake Drive

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
8 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Sports
What happens when an award-winning craft beer selection is combined with awesome decor and a variety of indoor games to play? The Fox & Hound is created. The Pineville Road locatioRead more

Tupelo Honey - Charlotte - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern·
Charlotte
1,526 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
Anyone seeking a combination of the best wings in Charlotte along with the Carolina Mountain traditions of Southern cuisine needs to visit Tupelo Honey. Fried pickles, roasted mounRead more
81% recommended
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