The Best Wings in Columbus

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!

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

$$$$·Sushi·
Short North - Arena District
48 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 to try the restauran...

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Union Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
753 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 weather. Grab a table o...

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Service Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
473 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

“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 bird for the table - w...

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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays

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 vibe for visitors an...

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The Crest Gastropub - Parsons

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
German Village
65 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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 feature fermented chili,...

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The Pearl - Short North

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Short North - Arena District
4,674 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 with some of the restau...

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Best Overall in Columbus
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Kraft House No. 5

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Columbus
199 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 comfort-food favorite...

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Bristol Republic

$$$$·Barbecue·
Columbus
309 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating

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 and fine bourbon. The...

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Great for Brunch in Columbus
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Speck Italian Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Delaware
318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 of Italian favorites ...

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Best Overall in Columbus
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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview

$$$$·American·
Grandview Heights
5,278 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food

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. Start the trip back i...

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Great for Lunch in Columbus

Houlihan's - Upper Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
584 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

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 best happy hour spots ...

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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
2,647 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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 a fun spot for some r...

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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,361 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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. The boneless wings a...

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Barrel & Boar - Westerville

$$$$·Barbecue·
Westerville
518 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

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 for dinner with frie...

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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
2,907 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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 town. Go for the Tamarind...

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Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

$$$$·Barbecue·
Gahanna
528 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 and Boar features a f...

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Hot Spot in Columbus

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Polaris
1,787 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 trusty, lively place...

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Rusty Bucket - Easton

$$$$·American·
Easton
150 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Late-night Find

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, sports, and some of the be...

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Rusty Bucket - Westerville

$$$$·American·
Columbus
257 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly

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 on appetizers - inclu...

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Kid Friendly 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 allows diners a great gli...

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