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The Best Wings in Tampa

The coastal city of Tampa, Florida has more to offer than just candy-colored sunsets along the bay. The simultaneous arrival of a transportation tycoon and numerous factories brought in immigrants from Germany, Cuba, Spain, and Italy. The city's influx of immigrants in the 1880s has not only added flavor to the local culture, but also to the city's culinary scene, especially when it comes to the best wings in Tampa. Where do the savviest foodies go for the best wings in town? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out these restaurants and book a table now!

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The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated January 14, 2020
Restaurants:717 South, American Social Tampa, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - North Tampa
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Tampa
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717 South

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tampa
4.5
2221 reviews
Few restaurants have received as many accolades as 717 South, and whenever someone finally gives the eatery a chance, they’ll understand why. These are some of the best wings in Tampa, jumbo for those with big appetites, and come in a variety of flavors with shaved pickled celery to complement the taste. The truffle melt, grouper sandwich, kale salad, and 717 Wings are enough to seal the deal. This restaurant also has vintage chandeliers for inimate lighting and 1920’s art deco paintings for a welcoming ambiance.

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American Social Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.5
1174 reviews
They offer some of the best wings in Tampa in both buffalo and bourbon BBQ sauce. Other menu offerings include the Steak Sammy, guava BBQ chicken, vegetarian chili bowl, oysters and more. Guests will get a kick out of the LED bathroom sinks, costume contests, big-screen televisions, pop art, and live music that defines the atmosphere at American Social Bar & Kitchen. It is a fun place for friends to gather, whether it’s for the big game, a favorite local band or simply a celebration.

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - North Tampa

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.4
17 reviews
The authentic Italian recipes would typically be enough to attract people to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Toss in the fact that they're one of the only eateries to use a coal-fired oven, though, and it’s easy to understand why everyone boasts of the unique taste. Their offering for the best wings in Tampa comes with caramelized onions and focaccia bread. Those more impressed by the Italian distinction, though, will enjoy the Eggplant Marino, massive 16" pizzas, hand-rolled meatballs and oven-roasted chicken sandwich. There is also entertainment and sports memorabilia that line the walls of the restaurant.

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Bahama Breeze - Tampa

$$$$
Seafood
Tampa
4.5
1346 reviews
Located right on the waterfront, Bahama Breeze is an eatery that creates a vibrant island atmosphere and describes their dining experience as being 'like sunshine on your face.’ Their offering of the best wings in Tampa comes from Jamaica and is marinated in jerk seasonings. Guests also enjoy the calamari, braised oxtail, skirt steak churrasco, and black bean BBQ burger. It serves tropical drinks with Caribbean inspired food. There’s live music every night, along with all-day music Saturday and Sunday.

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Cask

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.2
906 reviews
The exterior resembles a vacation home on the beach, but once inside, guests are treated to vintage art, Edison lighting, industrial décor and an environment more reminiscent of film noir than Florida. While the best wings are available on the regular menu, the Cask Social Kitchen continues to be one of the most popular eateries in the city and is known for its local craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and scrumptious Southern twists on traditional American cuisine. They also have a large selection of sandwiches and other Southern favorites, such as the cheesesteak.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Tampa

$$$$
Steakhouse
Tampa
4.4
1827 reviews
While it's a bit more pricey than other places with the best wings in Tampa, this is because they are offering up premium American classics. These include Mediterranean shrimp bowls, brick chicken, hand-shaved prime steak and roasted wings with a buffalo dry rub. The beautiful string lighting fixtures, big-screen televisions, haunting art pieces, and modern layout are certainly enjoyable, but guests need to try out the rooftop bar for the complete experience. Anyone seeking a taste of the high life must visit Del Frisco's Grille.

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Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.8
674 reviews
This popular eatery offers an extensive craft beer selection along with a menu that offers something for everyone – including those seeking the best wings in Tampa. Their oven-roasted chicken wings come with Reggiano, chimichurri, and lemon, but save some room for the daily special. Burger + Beer Tuesday, Tacos + Tequila Thursday and Half Off Martinis Monday are among the most popular. Enjoy everything at the bar, communal table or off to a private corner while watching the big screens or simply enjoying the vintage American décor. Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar is located at the International Plaza, the dominant shopping center on Florida’s west coast.

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Hooters South Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.4
7 reviews
No conversation about the best wings in Tampa is complete without mentioning Hooters. The ice-cold beer, signature burgers, specialty salads, and full bar are certainly appealing, but everyone knows their world-famous wings are a big appeal. Even more than the waitresses! It's just seconds away from the Salty Sol Fleishman boat ramp, so it’s the perfect stop after a day on the water. For their wings, guests can choose from the Caribbean jerk, 3 Mile Island, XXX Habanero and 12 other flavors. There’s also not a bad spot in the house for watching the big game!

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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.5
3779 reviews
Its waterside location and ease of access from the Tampa Convention Center, Downtown Riverwalk and Amalie Arena partially explain why Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi has been a Florida favorite for over two decades. Of course, the exciting parties, handcrafted cocktails, contemporary atmosphere and three rooms of music likely deserve some of the credit as well. Their crispy grilled wings have a mild jerk glaze and come with several sauces. In addition to some of the best wings in Tampa, they also offer cheddar burgers, Asian-inspired options, Maine lobster rolls and a variety of flatbreads.

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Julian Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tampa
3.9
125 reviews
Located at the Marriot on Rocky Point, Julian Restaurant offers up international flavors with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The marble walls coming in are exactly what one would expect from a high-end hotel chain, and the modern seating accompanied by luxury lighting gives up a truly high-end contemporary feel. Guests enjoy oysters on the half shell, crispy zucchini blossoms, summer gnocchi & rock shrimp and smoked duck wings. Grab a Shipwreck or No Bad Juju cocktail to enjoy alongside the best wings in Tampa.

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Luv Child

$$$$
Cuban
Tampa
4.9
66 reviews
Even as one of the newest entries on the Tampa food scene, Luv Child has quickly gained its footing and drawn both locals and tourists alike. It's a '70s-themed Cuban-Mexican restaurant, and the décor easily transports guests’ minds right back to Disco Era. This includes vintage seating, floral art everywhere, LED-underlit high top seating and – of course – a massive disco ball. When guests can recover from the awe of their surroundings, they can start enjoying roasted chimichurri Parmesan chick wings. The name itself gets the mouth-watering. The Cubano Sandwich, chickpea Rojas, daily specials and signature drinks are also quite impressive.

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The C House

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.6
1196 reviews
Cheesecake, charcuterie, consciously-curated goods and champagne all begin with the letter 'C,' and this is where The C House gets its name. They offer some of the best wings in Tampa, and on the menu, they're obviously labeled 'Chicken Wings' to maintain their devotion to the letter C. Guests also enjoy crab cakes, Canadian fries, Cape Cod scallops, and cheeseburgers. There's a vintage feel thanks to the exposed overhead rafters, exposed brick, and antiquated décor. Of course, there are ‘C’s placed randomly inside as well. The massive board featuring the letter is hard to miss from the road.

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Whiskey Cake - Tampa

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tampa
4.5
1448 reviews
The wood grill, spit, and smoker at Whiskey Cake ensures a flavorful adventure for anyone who walks inside. Everything is made from scratch and with locally sourced ingredients. Thai barbecue duck is their entry for the best wings in Tampa, but guests should also try their deviled eggs, Double Double Burger, rotisserie farm bird, and pork brisket. The uniquely sculpted outdoor herb garden is hard to miss, and once guests are inside, they are thrusted into a vintage world thanks to exposed brick, exposed rafters, industrial décor and unique drawings on the wall. Yes, one of those drawings is a pig butt.

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Whiskey Joe’s - Tampa

$$$$
Seafood
Tampa
3.6
1278 reviews
Those who visit Whiskey Joe’s are granted access to some of the best wings in Tampa. They're called World Famous Wings, and they live up to the name. Guests can choose from buffalo, garlic Parmesan, island BBQ, Thai chili, coconut rum glazed and more. There are 52 beers on tap, 30 margarita types and a massive selection of alcohol. Guests can take a stroll on Barefoot Beach, or they can simply sit at the Tiki bar and stare out to the open ocean. Whiskey Joe’s is a true island experience unlike any other.

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WTR Pool & Grill

$$$$
American
Tampa
3.8
94 reviews
What happens when three bars, classic dishes, Tampa Bay waterfront and seaside seating are combined? The WTR Pool and Grill is born. Their grilled whole chicken wings are always referenced when discussing the best wings in Tampa. They have an impressive menu that features top sirloin, pork belly tacos, Margherita pizza and a variety of salads. They promise a casual-chic experience, and the restaurant serves as a venue for a variety of events. In fact, no one should miss one of their Halloween parties. Guests can enjoy the cabana seating outside or admire the modern nautical décor inside.

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