The Best Wings in Charlotte

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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Haymaker, Stoke, Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, European
Neighborhoods:Uptown, SouthPark
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Haymaker

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,114 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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, Brasstown Farm NY strip and ...

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Stoke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
769 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • 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 eatery is located in ...

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Special Occasion in Charlotte
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Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park

$$$$·European·
SouthPark
2,190 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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, French and Spanish c...

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Healthy in Charlotte

The Manchester 1812

$$$$·American·
Southend
557 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food

Empty picture frames on distressed brick walls, comfortable seating around a gorgeous fireplace and unique lighting throughout create an impressively contemporary atmosphere at The Manchester. They ha...

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The Cellar at Duckworth's

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Uptown
1,512 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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, antique lighting and o...

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Best Service in Charlotte

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Charlotte

$$$$·Irish·
Uptown
573 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 as one could get. Dr...

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Harry's Grille & Tavern

$$$$·American·
Steele Creek
449 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

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 red and black walls, a...

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Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
2,673 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries

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-like building is har...

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Most Booked in Charlotte

Fahrenheit - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
5,217 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 short ribs as some of t...

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Scenic View in Charlotte

Chima Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
6,792 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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 selection of 15 diffe...

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Steakhouse in Charlotte

Cantina 1511- Mooresville

$$$$·Mexican·
Mooresville
109 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

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 movie posters – embod...

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Kid Friendly in Charlotte
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Libations Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Uptown
62 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 create an undeniably sophi...

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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. This includes hosting ...

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Caswell Station

$$$$·American·
Elizabeth
151 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 inside thanks to the indus...

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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
2,110 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 décor, and there are...

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Rusty Bucket - South Park

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
196 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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 crafted specialty cocktails...

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Kid Friendly in Charlotte

Fox & Hound - Charlotte - Center Lake Drive

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
13 reviews
  • Live Sports
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups

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 location has a similar menu...

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