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The Best Wings in Seattle

As one of the true gems of America, The "Emerald City" of Seattle welcomes all to its beautiful, historic spot in the Pacific Northwest with a vibrant culture and iconic cuisine. Restaurants with the best wings in Seattle deliver everything from Pacific Northwest flavors to traditional American pub styles. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Seattle headed out to when they're looking for the best wings in the city? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've picked out restaurants with the best wings in Seattle, powered by the input of the city's most in-the-know diners. Encompassing anything from rollicking sports bars and classic pubs to upscale downtown restaurants and beloved diners, restaurants with the best wings in Seattle have something for everyone. Grab a table in the Emerald City at one of these wings restaurants and enjoy!

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13 Restaurants
Updated January 29, 2021
Restaurants:Palace Kitchen, Outlier, Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Asian
Neighborhoods:Belltown / Pike Place Market, Downtown
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Palace Kitchen

$$$$
American
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.6
295 reviews

Palace Kitchen is one of the more intimate and welcoming restaurants in Seattle. Stop into this Belltown favorite to grab a meal and watch the magic happen in the open-kitchen layout. A wood-fired grill is at the centerpiece of the Palace Kitchen cuisine. Try some of the wood-fired appetizers like the grilled chicken wings with cilantro sourcream or fire-roasted manila clams with chili lime broth. Rotisserie chicken, trout, and strip loin are other wood-grilled favorites. Don't miss the hand-crafted cheese served with Nigella seed crackers and Washington honey.


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Outlier

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.2
391 reviews

"Outlier" is a true standout on the Seattle dining scene. This neighborhood favorite in the heart of the Central Business District specializes in creative, engaging Pacific Northwest cuisine and cocktails. Head in during happy hour to try some of the restaurant's standout confit chicken wings, with chili oil, lime juice, and cilantro. Other favorites include a Japanese vegetable fritter, chicken tinga tacos, and furikake-crusted albacore tostadas. For dinner at Outlier, try the restaurant's classic cheeseburger or Pacific Northwest pancit with egg noodles and foraged mushrooms.


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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$
Asian
Downtown
4.5
5261 reviews

This eclectic and engaging restaurant presents a full spectrum of "Pacific Rim" cuisine. Grab a table in this sleek and colorful downtown spot to enjoy an intriguing menu of Asian favorites. The gluten-free fried chicken wings come tossed in sweet and tangy Vietnamese sauce. House-made chicken potstickers feature a black vinegar dipping sauce. Try one of the house "classics" for the main course. Fragrant duck comes spiced with Sichuan peppercorn. Black pepper scallops feature a soy sauce and black pepper coating. Don't miss the Angkor Wat chicken, with herbs, spicy black beans, and red and green bell peppers.


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BluWater Bistro - Leschi

$$$$
American
Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park
3.8
1001 reviews

A standout place right on the water, the BluWater Bistro is an intimate and fun spot perfect for a day out with friends or a night out watching a game or two. Grab a seat next to the water and start with the Thai wings, baked brie, or jerk chicken satay with wild greens. A "Bluwater burger" includes smoked bacon, Tillamook cheddar, and dijon mayo on an artisan bun, and the restaurant's meatloaf includes a barbecue glaze and country-style gravy. One of the highlights of the menu? The Bistro's famous fish and chips, with panko-crusted Northwest cod and Southern slaw.


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Capitol Cider

$$$$
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
4.4
766 reviews

For cider fans visiting Seattle, Capitol Cider is the spot to go. This apple-centric spot also boasts some of the best wings in Seattle. Stop into this local favorite in Capitol Hill to enjoy some live music and the restaurant's chicken wings with buffalo sauce, celery, and blue cheese dressing. The eclectic menu also features favorites like fish and chips and pork ribs. The cider is a must-have at Capitol. Try some of the cider flights, with small pours from the large selection. Choices include the "Oregon cider appreciation," "To lands less traveled," and "Rose all day."


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Stoup Kenmore

$$$$
Northwest
Kenmore
4.3
281 reviews

Right in the heart of the Kenmore neighborhood, the Seaplane Kitchen + Bar is a Seattle favorite with a focus on Northwestern styles and flavors. Begin the meal with the crispy chicken wings with maple chipotle or a smoked tuna dip with sweet potato chips. Bristol leader-caught cod sliders include Napa cabbage and cucumber relish. "Messy fries" feature braised pork cheek and cheese sauce. The Seaplane features a full menu of pizzas. Those include the house "Seaplane" with red sauce, pickled Serranos, and fresh mozzarella. Beers and wine at the Seaplane come from Northwest favorites like Finnriver and Pfriem.


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Stanford's - Northgate

$$$$
Steakhouse
Northgate
4.5
608 reviews

A "Neighborhood restaurant and bar," the Stanford's restaurant in Northgate is a friendly place to go for a burger, beer, and some of the best chicken wings in Seattle. The house buffalo chicken wings feature Northgate wing sauce, carrot and celery sticks, and blue cheese dressing. For a Northwest taste, try the chicken wings battered in Widmer beer with blue cheese and buttermilk dipping sauces. Stanford's is also one of the prime spots in the Northwest for great beer. Stop in and try a seasonal Deschutes, or Widmer or one of the Ninkasi "Total Domination" IPAs.


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Calcutta Grill - Golf Club at Newcastle

$$$$
Northwest
Newcastle
4.3
1206 reviews

For some of the best wings in Seattle alongside an unforgettable view, the Calcutta Grill is the place to go. This cozy spot with a fireplace and excellent patio seating features a great view of the sound along with excellent Pacific Northwest dishes. Begin the meal with the restaurant's sticky wings, made with cilantro, garlic, and mango slaw. The Newcastle burger features pepper bacon, avocado, and stone-ground mustard, and pan-seared steelhead includes lemon and asparagus risotto. Try one of the local beers from Deschutes or Elysian alongside the meal.


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Yard House - Seattle

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.4
278 reviews

The Seattle installment of this national-favorite chain features plenty of great times and some of the best food in the city. Right in the heart of downtown Seattle by Pike Place Market, the Yard House is an excellent spot for dinner or a quick bite while sightseeing. Begin the meal with some of the Yard House wings. Available in traditional or boneless, Yard House wings feature flavors like buffalo, firecracker, Ancho bbq, and whiskey black pepper. There's also a "Gardein" option for vegetarians. Pair the wings with a big-beer selection from the Yard House's remarkable beer menu.


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Bake's Place

$$$$
Cocktail Bar
Bellevue
4.7
1005 reviews

This highlight restaurant and live music venue in the middle of downtown Bellevue offers up some of the most fun times in the Seattle area. Stop in to enjoy some of the live music and start the meal with some of the restaurant's Thai wings, with a spicy ginger-chili marinade, roasted garlic, and citrus dipping sauce. Pair those with one of the hearty entrees, like roasted pork loin, braised short ribs, or sea scallops with vegetables. For a drink, opt for one of the restaurant's "cocktail creations." The "Mule in Winter" boasts Absolut Apple, vanilla, lime, and ginger beer.


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BeachHouse bar + grill

$$$$
American
Kirkland
4.5
1217 reviews

For a view of the waterfront and some of the best wings in Seattle, the BeachHouse Bar + Grill is the place to go. On warmer days, head outside to indulge in some of the restaurant's sticky chicken wings with sweet and spicy cilantro chili sauce. Other small plate favorites include crab cakes with citrus remoulade and a Northwest seafood chowder bowl with fresh fish, potatoes, and bacon. For the main course, try the fabled Beachhouse paella with Andouille sausage and Penn Cove clams. There's also double-dipped buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes.


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Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle

$$$$
American
Downtown
3.7
302 reviews

Right in the heart of Seattle, the Hard Rock Cafe pays tribute to the city's legendary rock scene alongside some of the best wings in town. This lively restaurant is the place to go for some of the best wings in Seattle and a rock-and-roll atmosphere. Stop in to try some of the Cafe's signature slow-roasted wings with buffalo or barbecue sauce. Pair them with a local beer and some of the restaurant's "legendary Steak Burgers" or boozy milkshakes.


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Poquitos - Bothell

$$$$
Mexican
Bothell
4.4
300 reviews

Poquitos is one of the standout Mexican places in town, with some of the best chicken wings in Seattle. Grab a table in the colorful dining room to enjoy some of the restaurant's Adobo wings, with chile spice, pickled jalapeno, and guajillo ranch. The taco plates are highlights at Poquitos. Try the Al Pastor tacos with grilled marinated pork shoulder or the chipotle maple yam tacos with Mexican crema. Stick around for dessert to try the Mexican coffee cake with streusel topping.


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