The Best Wings in Minneapolis

The OpenTable Team

Minneapolis stands out as one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities, full of Midwestern charm. As the most populous city in Minnesota, it offers much to see and do, from classic architecture and quaint neighborhoods to outdoor beauty and a vibrant nightlife. The city has a historic feel with a super hip, cosmopolitan energy. Nature-lovers should check out the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park Zoo or enjoy the 15 lakes within the city limits. Described as “the Silicon Valley of food”, Minneapolis has seen a rise in "New Nordic Cuisine" characterized by farm-fresh ingredients and whole animal butchery. Foodies will love the fusion foods adding international twists to classic American fare, especially when it comes to wings. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Check out our Tastemaker 20 List of where to find the best wings in Minneapolis. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book a table today!

Restaurants:Zen Box Izakaya, The Smack Shack, Nightingale - Minneapolis
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Seafood, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown / North Loop, Uptown

Zen Box Izakaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / North Loop
507 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Zen Box Izakaya is a cute little Japanese restaurant/pub located in downtown Minneapolis. It’s an affordable and cozy spot to grab lunch or dinner and they have a big menu of JapanRead more
97% recommended
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The Smack Shack

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
1,008 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Located at the corner of Washington Avenue North and 6th Avenue in the downtown North Loop area of Minneapolis, Smack Shack serves up casual, coastal seafood. They started in 2010 Read more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Nightingale - Minneapolis

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
221 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Good for Anniversaries
Nightingale, located on Lyndale Avenue in the Whittier neighborhood, is a great spot to go for some of the best wings in Minneapolis. It’s a hip food and cocktail lounge run by husRead more
100% recommended
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Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Richfield
616 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lyn 65 is a cool, casual spot for brunch and dinner located in the suburbs of Minneapolis. It’s a chef-driven spot in an area that doesn’t have a ton of options so you’re likely toRead more
98% recommended
American in Minneapolis - St. Paul

BANK

$$$$·American·
Downtown / North Loop
1,400 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Bank, located within the Westin Minneapolis and the bustling pace of downtown, serves food from locally celebrated Executive Chef Solomon Shaheer. The creative menu focuses on culiRead more
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Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / North Loop
539 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Nolo’s Kitchen and Bar is a casual dining Contemporary American restaurant located on Washington Avenue in the Warehouse District. Two Minneapolis restaurateurs and one of the areaRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Thirty Bales

$$$$·American·
Hopkins
393 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Thirty Bales, located on Mainstreet in the Western Suburb of Hopkins, is a celebration of the Midwest. It’s an upbeat neighborhood restaurant with a friendly staff, bold recipes, cRead more
98% recommended
Great for Lunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Bloomington
989 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
If you’re out shopping or taking rides at Mall of America, Cedar + Stone is a great place to go for some of the best wings in Minneapolis! Led by celebrated Executive Chef Frank GoRead more
95% recommended
Great for Lunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Baja Haus

$$$$·Californian·
Wayzata / Long Lake
180 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
Baja Haus offers a laid-back, California beach-side and endless summer vibe to the Wayzata suburb of Minneapolis. It’s a unique, modern, fresh and healthy restaurant and owner BillRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Minneapolis - St. Paul

The Bad Waitress Northeast

$$$$·American·
Northeast Minneapolis
205 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Fun
The Bad Waitress, located in Northeast Minneapolis, offers an organic and locally-sourced menu and a craft cocktail menu and bar. Located in a beautifully renovated building in hisRead more
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McCoy's Public House

$$$$·American·
St. Louis Park
559 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
McCoy’s Public House, located in the Excelsior and Grand area of St. Louis Park, provides exceptional family dining in a stylish and comfortable environment. The menu features fresRead more
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
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Citizen – Saint Paul

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Saint Paul
338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
Citizen is the newly reimagined restaurant and bar featuring Modern American Cuisine designed around a social dining experience. Come in and try the small plates and elevated comfoRead more
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French Meadow Cafe' - Grand Ave

$$$$·Organic·
Saint Paul
475 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
For a truly unique and healthy meal in Minneapolis, check out French Meadow Cafe, located on Grand Avenue near Macalester College. The restaurant started in response to a demand foRead more
99% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul

JD Hoyt's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
1,595 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
JD Hoyt’s Supper Club is a popular steakhouse located in the heart of the booming historic warehouse district of Minneapolis. The cozy restaurant has an extensive menu of fire-grilRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Minneapolis - St. Paul

The Loop Bar + Restaurant - West End

$$$$·American·
St. Louis Park
375 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Loop West End, located in St. Louis Park, is a popular restaurant at the Shops at West End. It is a local favorite and offers American and Contemporary American Comfort Food usRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Herbie's On The Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Saint Paul
937 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
Herbie’s On the Park gets its name from the legacy of Heb Brooks. It’s nestled in the history of the Minnesota Club and is a quintessential social house with a sense of camaraderieRead more
100% recommended
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Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis

$$$$·American·
St. Louis Park
318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Punch Bowl Social is the perfect spot to go when you want a dinner in Minneapolis that also guarantees a great time. Situated in the Shops at West End, PBS lets you take a break frRead more
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In Bloom at Keg & Case Market

$$$$·American·
Saint Paul
758 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery, Keg and Case West 8th Market is a super trendy culinary and retail marketplace with a bunch of excellent restaurants Read more
86% recommended
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McKinney Roe - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Irish·
Downtown / North Loop
517 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy
McKinney Roe, located in Minneapolis’ new Downtown East neighborhood, is a bustling Irish pub with a casual vibe. The location on the ground level of the Wells Fargo towers is righRead more
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Smith & Porter

$$$$·American·
Downtown / North Loop
465 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
For some of the best wings in Minneapolis in a cool and casual atmosphere, head to Smith & Porter in Ecumen’s new Abitan Mill City building. It’s a new American restaurant offeringRead more
94% recommended
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