The Best Wings in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Emmy Squared - Gulch, Adele's, Tavern at Bobby
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Pizzeria, American
Neighborhoods:Nashville, The Gulch, Downtown

Emmy Squared - Gulch

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Nashville
140 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 iRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville
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Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
3,210 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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, retRead more
95% recommended
American in Nashville

Tavern at Bobby

$$$$·American·
Downtown
250 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
A downtown gastropub inside the hip Bobby Hotel, Tavern at Bobby presents modern, southern-inspired cuisine. Its menu items, including some of the best wings in Nashville, all reveRead more
85% recommended
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Downtown Sporting Club

$$$$·American·
Downtown
84 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Late-night Find
  • Good for Birthdays
A unique Nashville eatery and entertainment venue, Downtown Sporting Club comprises a hotel, axe-throwing arena, live music venue, “Rec Room,” restaurant, rooftop bar and sports baRead more
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Ainsworth Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
174 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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 spRead more
87% recommended
Good for Groups in Nashville

Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,207 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 neatlRead more
85% recommended

The Farm House

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,167 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The Farm House in the heart of downtown Nashville is the brainchild of chef-owner Trey Cioccia, a Nashville native. Cioccia’s concept is dedicated to 100-percent from-scratch cookiRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville

City Tap House-Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
485 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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 wingsRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Nashville
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Little Fib

$$$$·American·
Downtown
181 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 Read more

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Brentwood

$$$$·American·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,115 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 aRead more
93% recommended
American in Nashville

City Winery Nashville Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
725 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
There’s a lot to love at City Winery in SoBro, an expansive space comprising live music venue, restaurant, lounge and wine bar. It’s notable as Nashville’s first fully operational Read more
84% recommended
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Tupelo Honey - Franklin

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,471 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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 locaRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville

Americana Taphouse

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Franklin / Brentwood
772 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Lunch
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 wingRead more
Great for Lunch in Nashville

Merchants

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,750 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 andRead more
94% recommended

The Diner - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • 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 oRead more
88% recommended
Late Night Find in Nashville

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,037 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Live Music
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, iRead more
95% recommended
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The George Jones

$$$$·American·
Downtown
349 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Casual
With a museum, smokehouse restaurant and rooftop bar in one venue, The George Jones is a remarkable destination for country music fans in Nashville. The museum is dedicated to the Read more
92% recommended
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Ole Red

$$$$·American·
Downtown
664 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, ofRead more
90% recommended
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Puckett's 5th & Church

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Downtown
2,937 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
  • Casual
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-Read more
90% recommended

The Green Pheasant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Dining Bar·
Downtown
140 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The Green Pheasant takes as its concept Japanese izakaya cuisine with a southern accent. Its sleek space is adorned with original works by Nashville artists, while local, seasonal Read more
81% recommended
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