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The Best Wings in Washington D.C.

At the heart of power in the United States capital city, Washington D.C. centers around American culture, government, and politics... as well as top-notch culinary creations. The best wings in D.C. sit at the center of the food scene. Flavors from around the world add a new twist to this classic American bar snack. But where are the district's most in-the-know residents headed out to when craving a delicious wing dish? Welcome to the Tastemaker 19. Here, we've gathered information from the most in-the-know Washington residents to discover the best wings in D.C. From appetizers at lively neighborhood pubs and taverns teeming with the after-work crowd to fine dining with power brokers, the best wings in D.C. have a comfort-food style all their own. Grab a table (and some napkins) at the best wings in DC tonight!

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7 Restaurants
Updated January 14, 2020
Restaurants:O-Ku - DC, Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi, Mandu - K Street
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Latin American, Korean
Neighborhoods:Washington, U Street Corridor, Mt. Vernon Square
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O-Ku - DC

$$$$
Sushi
Washington
4.8
1137 reviews

O-Ku is one of the top destinations in D.C.'s thriving Union Market. Head down to this upscale and elegant Asian restaurant for one of its lively lunches or a quiet dinner meal. O-Ku's wings come in Korean style, with micro celery and blue cheese dressing. They're an excellent starter for the meal. After the wings, try one of the steaks or seafood dishes from the white oak-fired robata grill. Prime ribeye steak comes with shishito pepper and pearle onion. The yakitori organic chicken thigh comes with seasoned soy sauce and pepper. Stop into O-Ku's upstairs bar for a drink before or after the meal.


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Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

$$$$
Latin American
U Street Corridor
4.5
1535 reviews

Tico is a fun and colorful place off of 14th Street that's the place for after-work D.C. crowds to gather and revel. Stop and enjoy some of the city's most creative dishes and some of the best wings in D.C. The Tico's hot wings come with habanero butter, celery, and blue cheese dip. They're part of Tico's comprehensive "for the table" menu. This is an ideal menu for friends to enjoy. Try the Proper "Kitchen Sink" nachos with pickled peppers, lime crema, beef chorizo, and black bean. The hearty Tico's Mac and Cheese features Serrano ham, manchego, and crunchy bread crumbs.


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Mandu - K Street

$$$$
Korean
Mt. Vernon Square
4.5
579 reviews

Mandu features some of the best Korean food and some of the best wings in D.C. The restaurant's fried Korean chicken wings are the perfect way to start off a meal. These hearty treats feature a spicy soy glaze and pair well with one of the restaurant's cocktails or draft beers. After appetizers, try some of Mandu's Korean favorites. Yookgejang is spicy beef broth with pulled brisket, bean sprouts, scallions, and egg. Jajang features a roasted black bean paste simmered with vegetables, onions, and seafood. Try one of the restaurant's excellent Korean wines with dinner.


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Logan Tavern

$$$$
American
Logan Circle
4.3
1546 reviews

The Logan Tavern is one of the hot spots for pre- and post-theater dining in the arty Logan Square neighborhood. Logan Tavern is a lively and engaging modern American pub with a menu of classic favorites. The generously-sized spicy wings come in a Buffalo style with blue cheese dressing. There are also crispy Korean wings with sweet black chili, toasted garlic, and cilantro. Go for one of the Tavern's famous sandwiches for a hearty meal. The menu features Chipotle fried chicken with bacon and swiss along with a Cali turkey wrap with avocado and sundried tomato.


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Succotash PRIME

$$$$
American
Penn Quarter
4.5
2508 reviews

The sweet and hearty tastes of fine Southern cuisine are in full bloom at the Penn Quarter's Succotash restaurant. This neighborhood favorite also features some of the best wings in D.C. The Succotash wings come smoked and with a distinctive spice rub and white barbecue sauce. Try those before a meal of Southern classics. The menu includes chicken and waffles with bourbon maple syrup, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and lobster Benedict with Old Bay hollandaise sauce. Diners should also try one of the Southern Bloody Marys with horseradish if they head in for the Succotash's acclaimed brunch.


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The Avenue and Capital Crab

$$$$
Contemporary American
Van Ness
3.8
75 reviews

This restaurant is one of the capital's friendliest and most welcoming bars and features some of the best wings in D.C. The Avenue wings come in either a blue cheese slaw or buffalo style, with a grilled dry rub. Try those for an appetizer alongside the Capital crab balls and cheesy bacon tots. This is also an excellent D.C. stop for seafood. Try the Maryland crab soup, shrimp scampi, or grilled ahi tuna. For cocktails, opt for the "Meet Me at the Avenue" with rye and vermouth.


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Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel

$$$$
Mediterranean
Foggy Bottom
4.2
1675 reviews

One of the most historical places in American history also offers some of the best wings in D.C. No need to break in and steal any food here - the Kingbird provides a menu full of American classics in an upscale atmosphere. Head into the dining room to be around the D.C. movers and shakers and political elite for the meal. Try the American short rib with heirloom carrots or the Atlantic salmon with asparagus. Stick around for dessert and get the lavender creme brulee or cherries jubilee.


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