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The Best Wings in Richmond

With a rich history, beautiful natural setting and a thriving cultural and culinary scene, Virginia's capital of Richmond stands out as one of the jewels of the American South. The best wings in Richmond present a rich part of that food choices here, mixing Southern flavors with the diverse tastes of Richmond to create a style of wings all its own. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners heading out to when they're looking for the best wings in Richmond? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from the city's in-the-know diners to put together a list of restaurants with the best wings in Richmond. With everything from lively sports bars and neighborhood pubs to upscale downtown restaurants and taverns, the best wings in Richmond represent a wide variety of tastes and styles. Grab a table in Richmond and book a table tonight!

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10 Restaurants
Updated December 02, 2019
Restaurants:Saison, The Stables, Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Richmond
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Saison

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.5
833 reviews
Saison brings a taste of the Caribbean and some of the best wings in Richmond to the heart of Virginia. This globally-inspired restaurant with an island-centric menu features chicken wings with smoked jalapeno and charred pineapple rub, scallion, and Fresno chilies. Diners can also try skate wings, made with fried maitake, mushroom aioli, and herb oil. Continue on with the taste of the Caribbean with the restaurant's smoked Polyface chicken. This colorful dish includes asparagus, lima beans, and queso fresco. Try the autumn olive pork, made with bacon-fried celeriac, spring onion chutney, and ginger raisins.

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The Stables

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.9
1123 reviews
For a healthier twist on the traditional wing, The Stables is the place to go in Richmond. This downtown restaurant melds Southern, French, and Cajun tastes to develop a taste all its own. A highlight of the menu? The baked cauliflower "wings." These unique appetizers come with house buffalo sauce, celery and carrot mirepoix, and Vermont bleu cheese. For "the main event" menu, one of the standouts is The Stables ratatouille. The restaurant's version of this French favorite includes roasted spaghetti squash, house marinara, and vegan parmesan. Grab one of the restaurant's signature cocktails like the intense "Absinthe Minded" drink.

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Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.8
711 reviews
Head back in time to the roaring twenties at this inspired speakeasy in Richmond. A throwback to the Prohibition era, this "Book Seller" establishment is a great place for good times with family or friends. Rather than volumes of books, Grandstaff and Stein features some of the best cuisine in Richmond. Start with the restaurant's featured "duck drumettes." These favorites include Korean barbecue sauce and cilantro vinaigrette. For dinner, try the Grandstaff and Stein seared snapper, with grits, Bacon-pea succotash, and lemon thyme vinaigrette. Stay for dessert and try the bread pudding with Outer Banks rum cake and Meyer's hot butter rum sauce.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.6
1360 reviews
The Belvedere location of this national steakhouse chain is a prime location for a drink, a meal, and some good times. It’s also a great stop for dinner after a day shopping at the Shoppes at Belvedere. Grab a table and try some of the restaurant’s signature smoked chicken wings, with buffalo hot sauce, blue cheese, and celery. Firebirds is a fantastic place to stop in for a meal that’s on the healthier side. Try one of their signature salads, like the Colorado chicken salad with mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, and spiced pecans.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.5
1602 reviews
Head out to nearby Short Pump for some of the best rings at Richmond at Firebirds. One of the many Firebirds around the country, the Short Pump one is a reliable, lively spot for classic steakhouse dining. Start with the restaurant’s smoked wings with buffalo hot sauce and blue cheese. Mix in some of the restaurant’s wood-fired steaks with unique twists. Go for the chile-rubbed Delmonico or the pepper-encrusted sirloin. Finish off the meal with one of the restaurant’s signature cocktails. Try the “Sweater Weather,” with Bombay Sapphire Gin, cherry elixir, and orgeat.

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Tarrant's Downtown

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.2
2865 reviews
The heart of the arts district is home to Tarrant's Cafe, one of the top spots for the best wings in Richmond. This comfortable, relaxed bistro and cafe features a huge menu full of comfort food favorites. Start with the restaurant's signature buffalo wings with either blue cheese or ranch. Head in for the daily happy hour for specials on small bites and drinks. Be sure to try some of Tarrant's famed entrees, like flounder stuffed with crabmeat, Australian barramundi, or baby back ribs with mashed potatoes. For a fruity dessert, go for the hot triple-berry cobbler with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and vanilla ice cream.

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Tarrant's West

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.0
1256 reviews
The Henrico outpost of this legendary Richmond favorite is a spot for some of the best wings in town. Tarrant's buffalo wings work both as an appetizer or a full meal and come with either blue cheese or ranch sauces. Stop into Tarrant's for a full menu of some true lunch classics. Meatloaf features ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes, and sauteed vegetables. A southern-classic "Hot Brown" is an open-face turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese, onion straws, and turkey gravy. Head in on the weekends for the restaurant's famous brunch. Try the breakfast pizza, with bacon, cheddar, mornay sauce, and more.

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Bar Solita

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Richmond
4.4
877 reviews
After a stroll around Richmond's blossoming Arts District, Bar Solita offers a laid-back option for some fine Mediterranean dining. Bar Solita is also the home to some of the best wings in Richmond. Harissa-smoked wings make for a unique spiced twist on the traditional chicken-wing taste. Stop in during the daily happy hour to enjoy them, pizza rolls, and a selection of olives for a special price. For dinner, try some of the Bar Solita's unique pizzas. An all-day breakfast pizza includes a garlic oil base, breakfast sausage, and two over-easy eggs.

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Havana 59

$$$$
Cuban
Richmond
4.2
748 reviews
For an exciting trip back in time to mid-20th-century Cuba, Havana 59 is the spot to go. This colorful, lively place features some of the best wings in Richmond alongside exciting salsa dance and a menu of excellent cocktails. Start with the Havana hot wings, cured in pickle juice and made with house hot sauce and buttermilk cilantro dressing. Cubano spring rolls include roasted pork, smoked ham, and Swiss cheese. The '59 Paella is one of the restaurant's signature dishes. It includes gulf shrimp and P.E.I. mussels with house chorizo and rice.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Richmond

$$$$
American
Henrico
4.0
43 reviews
For a selection of wings, diners won't do much better than the Richmond-area installment of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. In nearby Henrico, B.J's is the place to go to watch a game with friends or stop in for a hearty dinner of American classics. Try the B.J.'s original wings, boneless wings, or the creative "bacon jam" wings. Opt for some of B.J.'s signature burgers for an entree. There's a spicy crispy jalapeno burger, Swiss mushroom burger, or a bacon-guacamole "deluxe" burger.

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