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
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Fort Oak

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
368 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
90% recommended
Contemporary American in San Diego
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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
746 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
Seafood in San Diego

The Red Door

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Hills
1,614 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
96% recommended
Italian in San Diego

Tahona Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Old Town
155 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
“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
95% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Diego

Barrio Star

$$$$·Mexican·
Banker's Hill
665 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in San Diego

Farmer's Table - Little Italy

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Little Italy
283 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Local Ingredients
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

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
622 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
92% recommended
Best Overall in North San Diego
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Louisiana Purchase SD

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
North Park
179 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
91% recommended

Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
University Heights
92 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating
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
87% recommended

Craft & Commerce

$$$$·American·
Little Italy
445 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Diego

Gravity Heights

$$$$·American·
Sorrento Mesa
269 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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
98% recommended
American in San Diego

Searsucker Downtown San Diego

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,900 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
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

UNION Kitchen & Tap

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Encinitas
620 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in North San Diego

Bang Bang

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / Gaslamp
338 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • 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
92% recommended
Best Overall in San Diego

West Coast Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
North Park
202 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Live Music
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
86% recommended
Late Night Find in San Diego

Benihana - San Diego

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission Valley
3,769 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
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
91% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego
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JRDN Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
1,570 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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
97% recommended
Californian in San Diego

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Mission Valley

$$$$·American·
Mission Valley
17 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
  • Comfort Food
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
94% recommended

King's Fish House - Mission Valley

$$$$·Seafood·
Mission Valley
691 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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
95% recommended

Blind Burro

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Downtown / Gaslamp
467 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Lunch
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
81% recommended
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