The Best Wings in Columbus

The OpenTable Team

As one of the Midwest's biggest - and fastest-growing cities - the Ohio capital of Columbus has grown into a hot spot for commerce, culture, cuisine, and plenty of Buckeye fandom. Restaurants with the best wings in Columbus provide the visitors and locals to the city with an intriguing selection of classic Midwestern wing recipes, along with the cutting-edge tastes adapted from its diverse population. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the city headed out to when they're looking for the best wings in Columbus? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners throughout the city to put together this list of the best wings in Columbus. From old-fashioned pubs perfect for watching a Buckeyes or Blue Jackets game to upscale downtown spaces, restaurants with the best wings in Columbus have something for everyone to enjoy. Grab a table in Columbus at one of these great spots tonight!

Restaurants:1126 Restaurant, Union Cafe, Service Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Short North - Arena District, Columbus

1126 Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Short North - Arena District
46 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
One of the city's restaurant scene highlights in the Arena / Short North District, 1126 is an upscale sushi spot with some of the best wings in Columbus. Before the sushi, be sure Read more
89% recommended
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Union Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
753 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
Head out to the Short North Arts District in Columbus to try some of the best wings in Columbus. This fun, entertaining spot boats an excellent patio for outdoor dining in good weaRead more
95% recommended
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Service Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
473 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
“Made for the Middle West” is the slogan for this acclaimed restaurant with some of the best wings in Columbus. Be sure to get the “whole chicken” meal, which features an entire biRead more
94% recommended
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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Columbus
621 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Head out to the LeVeque Tower in Columbus for a fantastic view of the city and some of the best wings in Columbus. The Keep is an upscale American bistro with a classic, luxurious Read more
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The Crest Gastropub - Parsons

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
German Village
64 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
For a spicy and hot kick to wings, head out to The Crest Gastropub in Clintonville. This spot is one of the standout Columbus places for hot wings in the city. The spicy wings featRead more
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The Pearl

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Short North - Arena District
4,238 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
One of the liveliest taverns in Columbus, The Pearl is a standout spot for wings, oysters, cocktails, and much more. Grab a table in the colorful and retro dining room to start witRead more
96% recommended

Kraft House No. 5

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Columbus
199 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Brunch
One of the more eclectic restaurants in Columbus, the Kraft House No. 5 features some of the best wings in the city. Head into this upscale restaurant to try some of the creative cRead more
85% recommended
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Bristol Republic

$$$$·Barbecue·
Columbus
175 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
The Short North favorite Bristol Republic brings the taste of Nashville to the heart of Columbus. This Ohio favorite is a prime spot for classic Nashville “low and slow” barbecue aRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
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Speck Italian Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Delaware
205 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Speck Italian Eatery is an upscale, engaging restaurant in nearby Delaware with some of the finest wings in Columbus. This airy and cozy Italian bistro features an extensive menu oRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview

$$$$·American·
Grandview Heights
4,851 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
The Grandview location of this longtime Ohio favorite mixes classic diner food with retro vibes and a creative menu. It's one of the more engaging dining experiences in the city. SRead more
97% recommended
American in Columbus

Houlihan's - Upper Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
384 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
A longtime Upper Arlington favorite, Houlihan's is a prime spot in Ohio for some wings, a few drinks, and some excellent good times with family and friends. It's also one of the beRead more
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Columbus

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,977 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
For a traditional diner menu and some of the best wings in Columbus, the Dublin Cap City is the place to go. An engrossing and entertaining spot, the Cap City Fine Diner & Bar is aRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Columbus

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,266 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
J. Liu's presents one of the more unique dining experiences in Columbus. This inspired eatery boasts influences of both traditional Italian and Chinese cuisine on a creative menu. Read more
95% recommended
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Barrel & Boar - Westerville

$$$$·Barbecue·
Westerville
390 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
This “barbecue gastropub” chain is famous for some of the best wings in Ohio. A lively and authentic spot in Westerville, this location of the renowned chain is an excellent place Read more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
2,564 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Head out to the Stoneridge Plaza for some fine, fun dining at the local Cap City location. This establishment of the Columbus-area favorite features some of the best wings in townRead more
97% recommended
American in Columbus

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

$$$$·Barbecue·
Gahanna
405 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
The Barrel and Boar is an Ohio tradition. The Gahanna location of this Buckeye state favorite features some of the best wings in Columbus and a fantastic “creekside” view. Barrel aRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Columbus
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Polaris
1,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
In the middle of the Polaris Towne Center, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill offers up some of the best wings in Ohio. This local-favorite chain is an institution throughout Ohio. It's a Read more
92% recommended

Rusty Bucket - Easton

$$$$·American·
Easton
101 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Birthdays
The heart of Easton Town Center is a prime location for one of the best tavern chains in Ohio. The Rusty Bucket in Easton is a fun, engaging restaurant with plenty of beers, sportsRead more
93% recommended

Rusty Bucket - Westerville

$$$$·American·
Columbus
173 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
In Westerville, the Rusty Bucket is a fun, lively spot for some of the best wings in Columbus. Stop into this outpost of the fabled Ohio chain during happy hour to enjoy specials oRead more
98% recommended
Great for Lunch in Columbus

Juniper/Dock 580

$$$$·American·
Columbus
436 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
For a great view of Columbus alongside a great meal, Juniper/Dock 580 is the tops. Perched atop the Smith Brothers Warehouse in the middle of the city, this rooftop highlight allowRead more
90% recommended
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