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The Best Wings in Pittsburgh

The "Steel City" of Pittsburgh has become one of America's coolest cities, combining a wealth of tradition and culture with a growing young population and trendy culinary options. Restaurants with the best wings in Pittsburgh serve a wealth of options - from old classics to new favorites. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the city heading out to when they're looking for the best wings in Pittsburgh? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered together information from the city's in-the-know diners to put together this list of the best new wings in Pittsburgh. With choices encompassing everything from the classic buffalo wing to creative and funky flavors, Pittsburgh has wing styles for everyone. Grab a table in Pittsburgh and enjoy a Steel City wing dinner tonight!

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17 Restaurants
Updated November 25, 2019
Restaurants:Station, The Commoner, Kaya
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Caribbean
Neighborhoods:Lawrenceville, Downtown
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Station

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lawrenceville
4.3
540 reviews
The Bloomfield neighborhood is the home to Station, an upscale and engaging spot with some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. The Station menu is a mixture of American classics with a distinct Mediterranean influence. Start the meal off with the crispy wings. These spicy treats come with Calabrian chili, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and olive oil. Grab some other favorites off the Station small plates menu, like beef tartare, pork rib, and chicken liver mousse. Station is an excellent spot for vegan options. Go for the vegan "Sloppy Joe," with a vegan kaiser roll and french fries.

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The Commoner

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.5
2080 reviews
One of the most stylish restaurants in Pittsburgh, The Commoner is a downtown favorite with a distinct industrial style. Grab a seat at the bar to enjoy some of the commoner wings and a local beer. The unique wing style includes coriander, pink and Szechuan peppercorn, and mint cilantro ponzu. The restaurant's "Uncommon Classics" feature an international selection of favorites. A commoner burger includes a steak blend, gouda, and horseradish cream. The "Angry Lobster Bolognese" includes fresh rigatoni, Pomodoro, and lemon ricotta. Horseradish-crusted salmon includes house mustard, dill, and corn fritter.

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Kaya

$$$$
Caribbean
Downtown
4.7
2278 reviews
Kaya brings the colorful taste of the Caribbean to the middle of the Steel City. Head down to Pittsburgh's engaging Strip District to get a taste of the islands in this lively restaurant. The Jamaican jerk wings with cilantro cream sauce are a highlight of the "tropas" selection. The "Kaya burger" includes bacon, avocado, and Chihuahua cheese with "Kata sauce." For an authentic taste of the Caribbean, try the restaurant's Caribbean rainbow salad. This favorite features mango, papaya, onion, and a wide selection of vegetables and flavors. A shrimp po'boy includes grilled pineapple, lettuce, and cilantro-jalapeno remoulade.

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Atria's - O'Hara Township

$$$$
American
O'Hara Township
4.3
741 reviews
A casual favorite in the middle of Pittsburgh's O'Hara Township, Atria's is a neighborhood gem with a local focus. Start the meal with one of the favorites on the "Starters" menu. The restaurant's signature wings come in a dry rub, butter and garlic, signature sauce, and hot sauce styles. Atria's famous "pot roast nachos" include cheddar jack, sour cream, jalapenos, and scallions. There's also a full range of classic Atria dishes. Try the bourbon maple-glazed pot roast with smashed potatoes or the Hawaiian chicken with glazed pineapple.

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Walnut Grill - Fox Chapel

$$$$
Contemporary American
Fox Chapel
4.5
905 reviews
This Fox Chapel favorite is a cool hot spot with some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. It's an ideal, upscale place for a drink or a meal after a day spent exploring the city. In good weather, grab a table outside on the patio to snack on the sweet chili boneless wings with bleu cheese dressing. Pasta dishes are highlights on the Walnut Grill menu. Try the baked meatball bucatini with house-made meatballs, provolone, and asiago. Greek pasta includes garlic with mozzarella stuffed rigatoni.

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City Works - Pittsburgh

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.5
783 reviews
City Works is one of the finest places in the city for a beer or two and some classic pub fare. It also boasts some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. The shareable wings at this lively, upscale tavern come green chili-rubbed with mustard or regular barbecue sauce. For those looking for other chicken favorites, go for the popcorn chicken bites with ranch dressing. Hand-held favorites include a fried chicken sandwich with Carolina mustard barbecue sauce. Pair the meal with one of the restaurant's many craft beers, like the Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's brewery in Ohio.

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Breakneck Tavern

$$$$
American
Wexford
4.6
1406 reviews
A classically-styled and comfortable tavern in the Wexford neighborhood, this restaurant features some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. Breakneck's smoked wings come cherrywood smoked and with house barbecue, buffalo, or "secret" sauce. The sandwiches and burgers are other standouts at Breakneck. Try the local-favorite pastrami Reuben with Swiss and sauerkraut. On the mixed grill, try a Southern special like shrimp and grits or the brisket mac and cheese with peas and panko.

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The Yard Market Square

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Downtown
4.2
649 reviews
The Market Square location of this Pittsburgh-area pub favorite is an excellent place for a hangout with friends or family. Grab a seat at the bar or in the dining room for a sit-down dinner or to watch a game with some apps and beers. The wings by the pound are a standout. Try the dry jerk rub, yard sauce, or garlic parm versions. Yard poutine is another favorite. This messy-but-delicious dish includes stout gravy, cheese curds, and a side of beer cheese. Be sure to try one of the Yard's gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. The "cheesy capresey" includes fresh buffalo mozzarella, provolone, and Roma tomatoes.

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The Yard Gastropub Shadyside

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.3
340 reviews
Head out to Shadyside for a fun pub atmosphere and some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. The Yard restaurant is a classic tavern with comfort food favorites and plenty of great beers. Wings by the pound include honey sriracha, sweet Thai chili, and mild buffalo versions. There's also a full menu of creative gourmet grilled cheese favorites. Try the "Smack Yo Mama" with beer cheese, cheddar, and onion rings, or the "Simple Jack" with American and cheddar. Be sure to stick around for dinner and try the "'Cause We Got High," with peanut butter, Nutella, bananas, and much more.

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The Yard Gastropub Robinson

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Robinson Township
4.5
128 reviews
The Robinson location of the Pittsburgh-area favorite The Yard tavern is a great-time spot for wings, beer, sports, and much more. Grab a table to watch a few sporting events and try some of the Yard's superb craft beer selections. Wings by the pound include garlic parm, honey sriracha, dry jerk rub, and Yard sauce styles. The Yard also features home-made buffalo chicken dip, pub pretzels with home-made beer cheese, and "Yard-cho" nachos. A creative burger selection features plenty of hearty favorites. Try the "Mike Byson Burger" with a bison blend, Gorgonzola, and roasted red pepper mayo. The grilled "Yard Walker" includes thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato.

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Bahama Breeze - Pittsburgh - Robinson Township

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown
4.6
558 reviews
The lively flavors of the Caribbean come to the Steel City in this colorful, island-themed restaurant. Authentic Jamaican jerk chicken wings feature authentic island seasonings with barbecue sauce. Try the island hopper combo for a full appetizer special. This selection includes Jamaican jerk wings, coconut shrimp, conch fritters, and more. For an entree, try some of the island seafood. Calypso shrimp linguine comes with tender sauteed-garlic shrimp with spice and cream. Caribbean-style lobster mac and cheese features roasted bell pepper and green beans. For a drink, try one of the legendary island cocktails. The "Killer Bee" features Sailor Jerry rum with orange juice, passion fruit, and cracked black pepper.

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North Country Brewing Co

$$$$
Pub
Cranberry
4.5
443 reviews
Beers and wings are one of the world's most exceptional culinary combinations. Few places in the Steel City do that pair better than the North Country Brewing Company. This lively and rustic country-style brewery in nearby Slippery Rock features some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. The "Starters" menu features a full range of favorites that pair perfectly with the North Country brews. The wings include IPA, barbecue, seasoned, jerk, and many more flavors. North Country even features frog legs fried and tossed in homemade Cajun seasoning. The beer selection includes highlights like the Yellow Creek IPA, Cranberry sour, and Lornado coffee porter. Don't miss the "Catherine the Great," a high-alcohol Russian imperial stout.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.3
3353 reviews
The Steel City installment of this nationally-renowned seafood chain features some of the best wings in Pittsburgh. Start a seafood meal with the classic buffalo wings or the "shrimp kisses" with pepper jack cheese and onion strings. The renowned McCormick's seafood specialties include a wide range of favorites. Try beer-battered fish and chips, lump crab cakes, or sea scallops and pork belly. Don't miss the swordfish kina, a grilled special topped with orange fennel salad with couscous and asparagus.

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The Abbey on Butler Street

$$$$
American
Lawrenceville
4.6
815 reviews
Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh's most popular and hippest districts. In the heart of it, The Abbey stands as one of the city's best restaurants. This stylish, unique spot is a great gathering spot for a meal and a drink. Begin a meal with the local-favorite black and blue chicken wings. These wings feature a signature blue cheese and cajun dry rub, along with Gorgonzola-leek ash ranch. The "Abbey Irish Stew" is another must-get. This hearty dish includes soy protein, carrots, celery, potatoes, and much more.

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Spork

$$$$
Contemporary American
East Liberty
4.7
705 reviews
This funky and creative Pittsburgh restaurant has a playful, locally-driven approach to food. The restaurant's from-scratch preparation shows off in a wide range of colorful, eclectic dishes. Start with the smoky jerk chicken with rice and seared yellow plantain or a blue cheeseburger stuffed onion ring with bacon jam. The buckwheat "crepe galette" includes forest mushrooms, walnut nasturtium crumble, and Roquefort cheese. For an entree, try the roasted dry-aged duck with sweetbreads, croquet, and lemon caper brown sauce. Be sure to try one of the restaurant's charity cocktails, with a part of all proceeds going to important causes.

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Revel

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.0
933 reviews
The first-floor portion of the Revel + Roost restaurant, this upscale Pittsburgh favorite includes some of the city's best wings. It's an excellent place for a tasting meal with a group of friends and family. Try some of the restaurant's small communal plates. They include the hickory-smoked chicken wings with black garlic barbecue and baked goat cheese with local honey. Classic handhelds feature the P.L.T. with prosciutto, sweet and spicy chicken, or blackened salmon.

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Franks Bar & Grill

$$$$
Burgers
Shadyside
4.5
15 reviews
For a wide selection of some of the best wings in Pittsburgh, Franks is the place to go. A classic Pittsburgh location, Franks is a great spot to watch a game or relax after a day spent exploring. The crispy wing selection features everything from Kung Pao and Cajun Ranch to honey sriracha and Nashville hot. Franks also features an excellent hot dog menu. Try the "Mexican hangover cure," with a Nathan's Coney Island dog wrapped in bacon, guacamole, and a fried egg.

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