The Best Wings in San Diego

The OpenTable Team

With a comfortable climate, extraordinary views, natural attractions and a thriving cultural scene, San Diego has become one of the country's finest and fastest-growing cities. Restaurants with the best wings in San Diego play an integral part of the city's cutting-edge vibe, mixing California styles and tastes with the distinctive cuisine of its diverse population. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners heading out to when looking for the city's best wings? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from the city's most in-the-know diners to put together a list of the best wings in San Diego. From neighborhood favorites to experimental downtown spots, the best wings in San Diego offer an excellent meal for everyone. Grab a table and enjoy some wings tonight!

Restaurants:Fort Oak, Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel, The Red Door
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian
Neighborhoods:Mission Hills, Downtown / Gaslamp

Fort Oak

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
After strolling through the huge oak trees at the nearby Presidio Park, Fort Oak is a prime destination for some of the best wings in San Diego. Head into the acclaimed brunch at FRead more
88% recommended
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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
862 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
After strolling around San Diego's beloved Gaslamp section, pop into the Lionfish Restaurant at the Pendry Hotel for a cocktail and a bite to eat. This celebrated restaurant also fRead more
81% recommended
Seafood in San Diego
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The Red Door

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Hills
1,857 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Right amid Mission Hills, The Red Door is one of San Diego's prime Italian spots. Stop in after a day strolling around the city to try some of the Red Door's cashew-crusted wings wRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in San Diego
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Tahona Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Old Town
185 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Cozy
“The Spirit of Agave” is the slogan at Tahona Bar, one of the finest Mezcal bars in Southern California. The restaurant's extensive selection of tequilas and spirits pair perfectlyRead more
90% recommended
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Barrio Star

$$$$·Mexican·
Banker's Hill
790 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Barrio Star is a prime spot in the city for some of San Diego's best “Mexican Soul Food.” It also features some of the best wings in San Diego. Start the trek to this upscale localRead more
85% recommended
Mexican in San Diego
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Farmer's Table - Little Italy

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Little Italy
459 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • People Watching
This “food to fork” restaurant boasts some of the best wings in San Diego. Farmer's Table emphasizes local ingredients and creative preparations on its eclectic menu. Start with thRead more
83% recommended
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
749 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
This unique seafood restaurant in Oceanside is only a short walk away from the water and features some of the best wings in San Diego. The Wrench and Rodent is a creative, colorfulRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in San Diego
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Louisiana Purchase SD

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
North Park
199 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
San Diego's “Louisiana Purchase” brings the look and flavors of the bayou to the heart of the city. This fun and stylish spot is designed like a classic French Quarter restaurant aRead more
88% recommended
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Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
University Heights
103 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
One of the more colorful restaurants in San Diego, the Kairoa Brewing Company is a fun and lively spot for great beer and great food. This restaurant takes its culinary and design Read more
100% recommended
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Craft & Commerce

$$$$·American·
Little Italy
530 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
For memorable decors and some of the best wings in San Diego, Craft & Commerce is the place to go. This classic spot on the heart of San Diego's West Beech Street has walls lined wRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
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Gravity Heights

$$$$·American·
Sorrento Mesa
431 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Gravity Heights is a stylish location in Sorrento Heights with some of the best wings in San Diego. The “Munchies” menu is full of fascinating favorites. Try the Sichuan, blackenedRead more
96% recommended
Good for Groups in San Diego
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Searsucker Downtown San Diego

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,941 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
The downtown location of the San Diego favorite Searsucker restaurants boasts some of the best wings in the city. Searsucker is a cutting-edge, comfortable place for prime “New AmeRead more
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UNION Kitchen & Tap

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Encinitas
676 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Right off the South Coast Highway, the UNION Kitchen and Tap is a sun-splashed restaurant with plenty of pub favorites. Grab a seat at the bar or in the dining room with family andRead more
100% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Diego
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Bang Bang

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / Gaslamp
354 reviews
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
For a fun, high-energy night out in San Diego, Bang Bang is the spot to go. This colorful nightclub in the city's Gaslamp District is the spot for great wings and some great dancinRead more
86% recommended
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West Coast Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
North Park
211 reviews
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
This hip place in the heart of San Diego comes out of the remnants of an old movie theater. Inside, it features one of the best happy hours in San Diego. Stop in for specials on soRead more
82% recommended
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Benihana - San Diego, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission Valley
4,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
For a fun experience out dining, it doesn't get much better than one of the Benihana restaurants. The San Diego outpost of this national-favorite chain features plenty of lively fuRead more
93% recommended
Kid Friendly in San Diego
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JRDN Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
1,612 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Only a few steps from the water in Mission Beach, JDRN presents visitors and locals some of the best of Californian cuisine in a light-filled, comfortable restaurant. JDRN also offRead more
92% recommended
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Mission Valley

$$$$·American·
Mission Valley
21 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
Mission Valley boasts the San Diego-area outpost of this nationally-beloved chain. B.J.'s is a fun and colorful spot to enjoy some wings, some beers, and a sporting event on the teRead more
100% recommended
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King's Fish House - Mission Valley

$$$$·Seafood·
Mission Valley
888 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
A three-generations old hot spot for seafood in the Mission Valley, King's Fish House is one of the more celebrated restaurants in San Diego. Before diving into the seafood selectiRead more
96% recommended
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Blind Burro

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Downtown / Gaslamp
496 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
The best of Baja Mexican cuisine comes to San Diego with the Blind Burro. A colorful restaurant in the Gaslamp District, the Blind Burro is a rustic and engaging spot for a meal wiRead more
94% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Diego
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