The Best Wings in Houston

The OpenTable Team

Oil drives the industry in Houston, Texas, and the tastes of the American South and Southwest feed hungry workers here. Locals love their wings, giving this Texas metropolis a unique twist on an American favorite. But where are Houston's smartest, savviest diners going when in need of some wings? Welcome to the Tastemaker 19. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners in and around Houston to determine the best wings in Houston. From super-spicy specials served up at neighborhood pubs to funky flavors at upscale restaurants, the best wings in Houston provide a meal on their own. Grab a table from one of these spots and enjoy them tonight!

Restaurants:Killen's STQ, Ginger & Fork, Relish Restaurant and Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Chinese (Canton), Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:West Side, Heights / Washington, River Oaks

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
West Side
1,095 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Killen's is down-home Texas barbecue mixed with an upscale restaurant atmosphere. This new-style American steakhouse has a fresh and appealing interior, some exceptional people-watRead more
91% recommended
American in Houston
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Ginger & Fork

$$$$·Chinese (Canton)·
Heights / Washington
592 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Ginger & Fork is an intriguing Houston restaurant that delivers traditional Houston flavors with a touch of Texas accent. The wings are one of the best options on the G&F menu. TheRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Houston

Relish Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River Oaks
350 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Relish is a sleek and relaxed bistro with an expansive, Mediterranean-influenced menu. This is the place to go for a quiet mid-day lunch or dinner with a group of friends or familyRead more
95% recommended
Kid Friendly in Houston

Ambrosia

$$$$·Asian·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
622 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Tapas
Ambrosia is the spot to go for dinner or lunch after checking out the culture in Houston's museum district. The food here is also a work of art. Ambrosia has one of the city's mostRead more
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Diana American Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
481 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Diana American grill is the place to go before and a show at the Hobby Center at the Performing Arts. This sleek and lively space is in the middle of the acclaimed performance Read more
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Ruggles Black Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
840 reviews
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Those on a keto or paleo diet should make Ruggles Black their first stop in Houston. This celebrated Kirby Drive restaurant features a menu heavy on those two options with plenty oRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Houston

Lucille's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
W. University / Med Center
1,905 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
Lucille's is a restaurant full of Southern favorites deep in the heart of Houston. The menu is full of classics, including the “Yardbird” with chicken breast and thigh alongside coRead more
100% recommended
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Houston

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
405 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
A Canadian favorite comes to America with the Houston branch of this celebrated chain from up north. Moxie's features plenty of hospitality, a lively atmosphere, and classic pub foRead more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Houston

Peli Peli South African Kitchen - Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
1,823 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Here's something unique for the Houston market - a South African restaurant. Head out to this acclaimed restaurant for one of the most fascinating menus in the town. Appetizers areRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Houston

Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
Grace's is a neighborhood favorite in the heart of the Upper Kirby area. On weekdays and weeknights, stop in for a menu of Gulf seafood classics, Southern favorites, and filling saRead more
96% recommended
American in Houston

Américas River Oaks

$$$$·Latin American·
River Oaks
2,730 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
This stylish Latin restaurant is one of the top spots in Houston for Happy Hour revelry. Stop in for specials on the house cocktails, including Pisco sours, mojitos, and margaritasRead more
92% recommended
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The General Public - Houston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
North Side
269 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
This Houston hot-spot provides elegant and elevated bar food alongside an excellent cocktail and spirits list. Start with some of the honey-fried chicken with cayenne crust and a hRead more

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Houston Highland Village

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
366 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
The Houston location of this acclaimed sushi chain is a lively and welcoming spot that's a perfect location for a night out with friends. RA also features some of the best wings inRead more
86% recommended
Late Night Find in Houston

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Galleria / Uptown
378 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals
  • Comfort Food
Trek out to the Galleria for some of the best wings in Houston at this stylish and vibrant restaurant. The restaurant's “Happy Hour” menu features specials on chicken gyoza, cheesyRead more
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Hearsay on the Green

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
799 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasion
Hearsay is a hot-spot restaurant in the middle of Houston's Central Business District. Right alongside the Discovery Green, Hearsay is a place where professionals and city movers aRead more
88% recommended

Del Frisco's Grille - Woodlands

$$$$·American·
The Woodlands
1,402 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
The Houston outpost of this celebrated national steakhouse chain features all the fabled Del Frisco's service and classic menu favorites. Stop in for the charming steakhouse vibe aRead more
90% recommended
Hot Spot in The Woodlands

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,306 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
Great live music and wings presents an unbeatable combination. The Houston spot of this live music/restaurant chain features the HOB wings. The dish boasts a half-pound of wings inRead more
87% recommended
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Phil and Dereks

$$$$·Cajun·
Downtown
346 reviews
  • Fun
  • Late-night Find
  • Live Music
Phil and Derek's is a relaxed live music lounge that's the perfect place for a relaxing meal and night out. Hit up the famed Phil and Derek's buffet to indulge in fried chicken winRead more
88% recommended
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Peli Peli - Vintage Park- Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern African·
Texas
4,033 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Vintage Park location of this unique South African restaurant is one of the best dining experiences in Houston. This stylish spot delivers a full menu of South African favoriteRead more
86% recommended
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