The Best Wings in Cincinnati

The OpenTable Team

Cincinnati, Ohio offers visitors a hidden gem in the American Midwest. Throughout the nineteenth century, Cincinnati blossomed into a boomtown, based on its rapid population and economic growth. That brought in a flood of immigrants from all over that influenced all facets of local culture. Cincinnati's downtown hosts a blend of Victorian, Art Deco, Federal, Italianate, and German Gothic architecture. Mainly influenced by Irish, Greek, and German immigrants, Cincinnati became especially famous for its goetta, a German-inspired meat-and-grain sausage. In 2016, "the Queen City" received the nicknamed the "Chili Capital of America" based on the number of chili restaurants per capita. The city has more than just chili, and award-winning restaurants serve unforgettable chicken wings, too. But where are the savviest diners eating out? Look no further than the Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners — in this case, those who love chicken wings. Grab a napkin (or two) and reserve a table at the best wings in Cincinnati!

Restaurants:The Mercer OTR, Branch & Night Drop, Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Dayton

The Mercer OTR

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Over the Rhine
1,158 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
This modern restaurant serves a European-inspired menu which includes some of the best wings in Cincinnati. In order to offer the freshest selection of dishes, their menu changes wRead more
100% recommended

Branch & Night Drop

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
405 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The perfect spot to unwind, this restaurant and cocktail bar is known for their specialty drinks, unmatched atmosphere and entertainment, as well as unique menu. Located just belowRead more
100% recommended

Rusty Bucket - Dayton

$$$$·American·
Dayton
140 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Bar Seating
An upscale tavern, Rusty Bucket offers a casual atmosphere and an exceptional menu. The wood tables and brick walls give off a rustic, country vibe, making it the perfect spot to mRead more
Late Night Find in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Che Argentinian

$$$$·Argentinean·
Over the Rhine
239 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Home of Cincinnati's traditional empanada, Che Argentinian dishes up authentic, artisanal Argentine cuisine in a rustic environment. The interior space is dimly-lit, showcasing a vRead more
97% recommended

Gaslight Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
Clifton
213 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
A piece of Clifton history, Gaslight Bar & Grill is located in the Clifton Branch Library, which was a local landmark for sixty years. The tall windows welcome plenty of natural liRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Cincinnati / Dayton

Brown Dog Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blue Ash
2,442 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The perfect combination of relaxed and fine dining, the Brown Dog Cafe is known for their unique appetizers, martinis, and wild game. The high ceilings and ample lighting make thisRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Cincinnati / Dayton

Moerlein Lager House

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Cincinnati
4,850 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Located in the prominent Smale Riverfront Park, Moerlein Lager House is a functioning microbrewery, dishing up food reminiscent of Cincinnati's 19th century beer gardens. With overRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Cincinnati / Dayton
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The Butcher and Barrel

$$$$·Argentinean·
Cincinnati
652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
The Butcher and Barrel is a South American-style steakhouse, known for its rustic, yet chic decor, craft cocktails, and beautifully presented dishes. Their Latin American and ItaliRead more
88% recommended

Spoon & Cellar

$$$$·Bistro·
Cincinnati
862 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Modern and sophisticated, Spoon & Cellar features high ceilings, ample lighting, and feature brick columns throughout the dining area. Offering refined comfort classics, wing loverRead more
85% recommended

Arnold's Bar and Grill

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
349 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Artsy and historic, Arnold's Bar and Grill is vibrant and welcoming, acting as the perfect neighborhood gathering spot. Known for their great food, great drinks, and live music, itRead more
100% recommended
Hot Spot in Cincinnati / Dayton

Urban Grill on Main

$$$$·American·
Newtown
611 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
What began as one of Cincinnati's favorite family-owned food trucks, is now a community hotspot. Located just outside the city, in the quaint village of Newton, the Urban Grill traRead more
94% recommended
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Cozy's Cafe and Pub

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Liberty Township
1,696 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
As they say at Cozy's Cafe and Pub, “Eat, Drink and be Cozy.” An comfortable and trendy establishment, each table offers unique character, resulting in an excellent culinary experiRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
1,027 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Situated in a historic setting, the Washington Platform Saloon is known for their unique American dishes, as well as their annual Crab Carnival and Oyster Festival. Established morRead more
100% recommended

The Golden Lamb

$$$$·American·
Lebanon
3,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Located 28 miles from Cincinnati, in the city of Lebanon, The Golden Lamb has a vast and interesting history. Since 1803, this establishment has been a community gathering hub, hosRead more
96% recommended
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Matt the Miller's Tavern- West Chester

$$$$·Pub·
West Chester
712 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Located 23 miles from Cincinnati, Matt the Miller's Tavern West Chester celebrates pub culture and warm hospitality. Offering an upscale feel without the upscale prices, this commuRead more
95% recommended

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Mason

$$$$·American·
Mason
1,622 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is both sophisticated and inviting, offering a large indoor seating area with high ceilings and beautiful decor, in addition to a spacious outdoor patioRead more
94% recommended

Buckhead Mountain Grill

$$$$·American·
Bellevue
563 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Located directly on the banks of the Ohio River, Buckhead Mountain Grill faces Cincinnati's downtown skyline. This family-friendly restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere. Built andRead more
88% recommended
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Red Roost Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cincinnati
201 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Dishing up healthy farm-to-table cuisine, the Red Roost Tavern is conveniently located in the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The open and airy dining room compliment the open-concept kiRead more

Matt the Miller's Tavern- Kenwood

$$$$·Pub·
Cincinnati
539 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
A stylish, upscale tavern, this community meeting spot is known for their carefully crafted menu and wide selection of beers. The Kenwood location is the fifth location and the firRead more
91% recommended
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Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

$$$$·American·
Blue Ash
1,843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
This quaint lodge-style tavern offers traditional American cuisine and hosts live music. Diners flock here to enjoy their chef-prepared seafood and beef entrees, as well as to enjoRead more
90% recommended
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