The 10 Best Spots for Wings in California!

Chicken wings may have started out as a clever way to use up leftover chicken parts, but fried or grilled, they make for good eats all their own. Whether you enjoy them red hot Buffalo style, or with an umami rich sauce or just seasoned and fried until golden, they make a delicious dish. Check out some of California’s favorite wings.

1. Sandra Dee’s Bar-B-Que & Soul Food, Sacramento, CA

Follow the boldly painted mural on the corner to some of the best fried chicken wings you will ever have. Perfectly seasoned and fried to a golden hue, Sandra Dee’s fried chicken wings are delicious on their own or paired with greens.

2. Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles, CA

With several locations in Los Angeles, Roscoe’s wings satisfy everyone from presidents to rappers, and of course families looking for a good deal on a big meal.

3. The Greyhound Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, CA

The Greyhound is kind of a trendy bar meets college hangout. One of the first symptoms of gentrification in the old LA neighborhood, the Greyhound has wings every way you can imagine them, drawing on international flavor combinations and ranging in spice from mild to hot. They even offer vegetable versions so that vegetarians can get sauced.

4. Hot Wings Café, Los Angeles, CA

Hot Wings Café has several locations in various part of LA so that you can fulfill your craving for really good Buffalo wings anywhere you happen to find yourself. Try them with a side of curly fries to really enjoy the experience. 

5. Broaster Kitchen, Montebello, CA

Broaster Kitchen is one of those locals only spots that when you find it, you’ll want to keep the secret too. Using a broaster cooking technique, the chicken is succulent and juicy every time.

6. Neapolitan Pizzeria, Laguna Beach, CA

Neapolitan Pizzeria isn’t your typical pizza and wings dive bar. The place offers wood-fired pizza baked thin in the Italian style and the wings are also seasoned with Italian spices that keep you wanting more.

7. Wing Wings, San Francisco, CA

Wings Wings does have more than just wings, but you don’t really need sides. Just order a bunch of wings with different flavors in both dry and saucy versions and everything from barbecue to honey mustard.

8. San Tung Chinese Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

San Tung’s Asian-style wings are legendary in the city. In the fact, locals love them so much that similar versions have appeared around town, but none are true to the real deal. People have been known to drive up from SoCal to get a taste of the perfectly crunchy spicy sweet delights.

9. Hot Sauce and Panko To Go, San Francisco, CA

There is more to great wings than just hot sauce and panko, but it’s definitely a start. Choose your flavor from an amazingly large selection of seasoning and spice combinations and then decide whether or not you to pair with a waffle.

10. Hi Tops, San Francisco, CA

The sports bar/gay bar is known for serving some of the best buffalo wings in the city. Show up on Monday for a deal on the wings and plenty of dough leftover to wash them down with a pitcher of beer.

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