The Best Wings in Nashville

Locals and visitors seeking the best wings in Nashville will find plenty of restaurants (not to mention honky-tonks, whiskey bars, rooftop lounges and more) that specialize in such all-American classics. Shared plates of delicious wings provide an ideal dish to enjoy across the Music City, where a meal out more often than not means extended hours taking in great live music, drinking, dancing and socializing. But where do the smartest, most experienced foodies go for wings in Nashville? Check out the Tastemaker 20. We studied data covering thousands of restaurants to discover the best of them all according to OpenTable's smartest, savviest users. When a craving for wings strikes, we suggest booking a table at one of these 20 Nashville hot spots.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Emmy Squared - Gulch, Adele's, Ainsworth Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Pizzeria, American
Neighborhoods:Nashville, The Gulch
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Emmy Squared - Gulch

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Nashville
155 reviews

Detroit-style pizzas and big, messy burgers are the signatures of Emmy Squared, a popular Brooklyn-based restaurant with two locations in Nashville. The Gulch venue was the first in the city, and an i...

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Best Overall in Nashville

Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
3,849 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Adele’s, a Gulch neighborhood restaurant helmed by chef-owner Jonathan Waxman (and named for his mother) is an exceedingly charming space. It offers indoor and outdoor seating, retractable doors left ...

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American in Nashville

Ainsworth Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
524 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

Call it a gimmick or perhaps PR gold, but the Ainsworth certainly boasts some of the best wings in Nashville in the ranks of attention-worthiness. The NYC-based group of upscale sports bars features a...

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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The Gulch
1,675 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals

Del Frisco’s Grille, a national chain of upscale bar and grills with a popular venue in the Gulch, specializes in elevated versions of American comfort food classics. Fitting neatly into this concept ...

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City Tap House-Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
593 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual

The Philadelphia-based City Tap House, which has a large venue in SoBro, offers some 60 beers on tap, an enormous video wall and rooftop deck. It also boasts some of the best wings in Nashville, the 1...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Nashville
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Little Fib

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
217 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem

On the first floor of the Renaissance Hotel is Little Fib, a cool and casual southern-inspired eatery that’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It occupies a modern space with industrial chic...

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Southern in Nashville

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Brentwood

$$$$·American·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,521 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

Steaks and seafood are the specialties of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, as are hand crafted cocktails. The restaurant, one in a popular national chain, is in Brentwood at the Shops at Seven Springs. Din...

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Tupelo Honey - Franklin

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Franklin / Brentwood
2,167 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Tupelo Honey, a restaurant and bar brand with venues across the nation, brings its signature from-scratch southern comfort foods to Cool Springs in Franklin. Eclectic works by local artists adorn the ...

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Great for Brunch in Nashville

Americana Taphouse

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Franklin / Brentwood
851 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

Puckett’s Boat House, a lively restaurant and live music venue in Franklin, specializes in Gulf seafood and down home southern cooking. One of its best dishes – Caribbean jerk wings – departs from bot...

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Kid Friendly in Nashville
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Merchants

$$$$·American·
Downtown
3,290 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Merchants, a Nashville institution since 1988, presents two distinct dining experiences in its three-story, circa-1892 venue. Downstairs is a southern bistro offering cocktails and comfort food, while...

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The Diner - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,572 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion

The Diner, a 24-hour eatery in SoBro, covers six floors and offers incredible views over downtown Nashville. Each floor presents a distinct dining experience from the coffee shop on the first floor to...

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Scenic View in Nashville

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,020 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly

Puckett’s is a famous name in Tennessee, where the restaurant group got its start as a village grocery store in the 1950s. Today, the group runs six restaurants across the state, including one in hist...

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Kid Friendly in Nashville
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Ole Red

$$$$·American·
Downtown
666 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Casual

Ole Red coined the term “swanky tonk” to describe its concept – elevated comfort food in a setting that’s cool, casual and welcoming to all, plus remarkable live music on stage, often by surprise cele...

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Puckett's 5th & Church

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Downtown
2,904 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Southern comfort food and great live music by local performers characterize Puckett’s, a restaurant group with roots Tennessee dating to the 1950s. Its menus are appropriately old-school, created arou...

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Kid Friendly in Nashville
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