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The Best Wings in South Carolina

One of the fastest-growing and most beloved areas in America, South Carolina shines as a true gem. The state boasts a remarkable amount of history, an active young population, true Southern charm, and incredible culture and culinary scenes. Restaurants vying for the best wings in South Carolina play an integral part of the culinary scene, mixing Southern tastes with new flavors to create something entirely new. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when seeking the best wings in South Carolina? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners to put together a list of the best wings in South Carolina. From the treasures found at local pubs and bars to the upscale selections at high-end restaurants, restaurants with the best wings in South Carolina have something for everyone. Find a table and grab some wings tonight!

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Updated March 14, 2022
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Downtown Charleston
1977 reviews
Trek back in time to the roaring twenties at Prohibition in Charleston. An authentic throwback speakeasy to the days of prohibition, this Charleston favorite is an upscale and stylish retreat for diners in the city. Stop in during the daily happy hour to snack on some of the Prohibition wings with a Memphis dry rub, sweet vinegar, and Gorgonzola ranch. The cocktail menu at Prohibition is one of the city's libation highlights. Try the bacon maple-infused Old Fashioned, with citrus zest and Makers Mark. For dinner, try a local-favorite shrimp and grits with pork belly and kale.

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Tavern & Table

Mount Pleasant
1997 reviews
The flavors of the Low Country come to life at Tavern and Table, with some of the best wings in South Carolina. Head out to this Mount Pleasant favorite for the drunken wings, made with bourbon Szechuan glaze, lemongrass, and Aleppo pepper. Burnt ends mac and cheese matches up some of the best of barbecue, and deep-fried deviled eggs include crispy bacon and scallion. Don't miss one of the restaurant's burgers, made with an in-house ground mix of meat. The bison burger boasts caramelized onions, bacon jam, and blue cheese.

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Bourbon n Bubbles

Contemporary American
Downtown Charleston
807 reviews
A colorful and celebratory spot in the heart of Charleston, Bourbon n' Bubbles is a place for some of the best wings in South Carolina. The Bourbon n' Bubbles chicken wings come with a sweet and spicy cilantro glaze. Other highlights on the menu include the grilled chicken sandwich with bacon bourbon jam and avocado. A short rib and brisket burger features house-made burger sauce, cheddar, and an onion ring. Pair dinner with one of the local craft beers from Wicked Weed or Palmetto. Classic cocktails are another standout at Bourbon n' Bubbles. Try the "Vesper," made with Bombay gin, Tito's vodka, and lemon.

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Saffire Restaurant

Contemporary American
Downtown Charleston
102 reviews
Only a short walk from the picturesque Ashley River, the Saffire Restaurant offers some of the best wings in South Carolina. Stop into this welcoming and engaging contemporary spot for a full menu of Southern and American favorites. Start with the signature Saffire smoked chicken wings, made with a garlic ginger glaze and sesame seeds. Southern-favorite shrimp and grits boasts Cajun cream, andouille sausage, and peppers. Flatbreads are another highlight of the Saffire menu. Try the barbecue chicken with avocado or the fig and chevre with caramelized onions and arugula.

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Ichiban Steak House & Asian Fusion

West Ashley
189 reviews
Venture over to the Northbridge Shopping Center to find some of the best wings in South Carolina. This traditional steak and fusion spot boasts appetizers like Japanese wings and soft-shell crab. The Ichiban hibachi menu is another highlight. Grab some of the restaurant's sizzling-hot hibachi steak, chicken, vegetables, or shrimp. A "spectacular" fusion roll boasts deep-fried spicy tuna, salmon, and yellowtail. Stick around for dessert and try tempura-fried ice cream and cheesecake.

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Contemporary Mexican
Downtown Charleston
409 reviews
Mexican and Japanese cuisines come together in an unforgettable fashion at Mesu. It's one of the highlights of the Charleston dining scene. Head to the sushi menu to try some of the ginger-spiced chicken wings. These menu favorites feature a sweet and spicy cilantro glaze with sesame seeds and green onion. There's also a chicken wing taco on the menu, with honey boneless chicken, apple daikon slaw, and cilantro lime dressing. Don't miss the featured "clothespin" tacos, made with orange-scented roast pork or barbacoa braised beef. A caramel-filled churro with cinnamon sugar is one of the highlights of the dessert menu.

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Fire & Smoke

Myrtle Beach
312 reviews
For those vacationing in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Fire & Smoke is a prime Carolina dining destination. This friendly and welcoming restaurant gets driven by local Carolina cuisine and tastes. Start with the sea salt-brined Fire and Smoke wings, house-smoked over hickory wood and finished on a wood grill. The wings feature blackberry barbecue, fiery sriracha honey, and Parmesan garlic sauces. Head to the "comfort food revisited" menu to try the restaurant's signature smoked chicken macaroni and cheese, with a four-cheese fondue and spicy cheddar crumbs.

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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

Brazilian Steakhouse
1279 reviews
For a hearty meal, this Columbia "churrascaria" is one of the prime spots for dining in Columbia. This lively Brazilian steakhouse boasts a full menu of prime chicken and beef favorites, along with some of the best wings in South Carolina. Try the chicken wrapped in bacon or the filet wrapped in bacon for an extra-special lunch or dinner. Mix in one of the signature Brazilian drinks called the "caipirinha" along with the meal and try one of the New York cheesecakes or key lime pie slices for dessert.

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Blue Fin - Columbia

Low Country
581 reviews
This Columbia-area favorite includes some of the best low-country dining in the state. A casual but engaging restaurant, Blue Fin features some of the more inventive cuisine in South Carolina. Start with the jumbo chicken wings, made with buffalo sauce, barbecue sauce, or General Tso's sauce. Fried oyster and grits features andouille sausage, green onion, tomatoes, and aged cheddar grits. For lunch, be sure to try the restaurant's featured grilled Atlantic salmon with mashed, vegetables, and lemon wine butter.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbiana Station

154 reviews
The Columbia location of this celebrated national chain is one of the best spots in the state for a game, some beers, and some prime comfort food. B.J.'s also features some of the best wings in South Carolina. Try the bone-in or boneless wings, or the sweet and savory "bacon jam" wings. The B.J.'s appetizer menu also includes chicken lettuce wraps, chicken potstickers, and honey sriracha Brussels Sprouts. For an entree, try some of the B.J.'s hand-crafted burgers. Go for the mushroom and Swiss burger or the supreme bacon-guacamole "deluxe" burger.

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Red Bone Alley Restaurant - PRIORITY SEATING

61 reviews
In the heart of Florence, the Red Bone Alley features some of the best wings in South Carolina. Stop into this throwback Carolina restaurant for some traditional vibes, rustic charm, and a menu of low-country favorites. Start with the wood-smoked chicken wings, marinated in soy and featuring ranch and celery. The "DC" shrimp risotto boasts Darlington County rice, rich stock, Parmesan, and trinity vegetables. Another taste of the south comes on the pimento cheeseburger with fried green tomato, smoked bacon, and Swiss cheese.

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