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
1,111 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Branch & Night Drop

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
390 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Rusty Bucket - Dayton

$$$$·American·
Dayton
82 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
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
97% recommended
Kid Friendly in Cincinnati / Dayton

Che Argentinian

$$$$·Argentinean·
Over the Rhine
127 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
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Gaslight Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
Clifton
167 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
89% recommended

Brown Dog Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blue Ash
2,187 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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
88% recommended
Kid Friendly in Cincinnati / Dayton

Moerlein Lager House

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Cincinnati
4,348 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great Beer
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

The Butcher and Barrel

$$$$·Argentinean·
Cincinnati
530 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • 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
91% recommended
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Spoon & Cellar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cincinnati
755 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
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
92% recommended
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Arnold's Bar and Grill

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
253 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
98% recommended
Hot Spot in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Matt the Miller's Tavern- Kenwood

$$$$·American·
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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Urban Grill on Main

$$$$·American·
Newtown
611 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Cozy's Cafe and Pub

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Liberty Township
1,156 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
889 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
88% recommended
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The Golden Lamb

$$$$·American·
Lebanon
3,114 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
American in Cincinnati / Dayton

Matt the Miller's Tavern- West Chester

$$$$·American·
West Chester
501 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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
85% recommended
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Mason

$$$$·American·
Mason
1,050 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 - Bellevue

$$$$·American·
Bellevue
543 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Red Roost Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cincinnati
196 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
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
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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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