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Where to Eat Crispy, Saucy Chicken Wings in Nashville

The best spots to get your finger-licking wings fix

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While Nashville may have earned its claim to fame with hot chicken, the city’s chicken wings shouldn’t be overlooked. And wherever you stand on college football or the best platter to bring to a summer cookout, the saucy, crispy wings on this list are guaranteed to be finger-licking crowd-pleasers. Whether you’re a mild fan or an extra hot masochist or prefer your chicken on the dry or saucy side, the wings on this list have you covered. Just don’t forget the wet wipes.

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Brother Z's Wangs

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Brother Z’s Wang Shack is a hidden gem on Dickerson Pike, and those who discover its saucy goods keep coming back for more tender, flavorful wings. Popular flavors include the garlic pepper dry rub, honey barbecue, and the “spicy mystery spice,” a hot-and-sweet combo that’s a roller coaster for the palate. Order pickup or delivery via GrubHub or UberEats.

Rocky's Wing Shack

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Now located on Ashland City Highway, Rocky’s Wing Shack has been a staple for comfort food in Nashville since 2017. Known for unique, scratch-made flavors like strawberry kick and honey gold, wings come in orders of six, eight, 10, or party packs of 50 or 100. Call or order online for pickup or delivery. Rocky’s also offers catering —check its social pages for wing specials.

Ghot Wingz

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Opened by husband and wife duo James and Sharonda Stone, Ghot Wingz has served Nashville’s east side for over a decade. Order between six and 30 meaty wings and choose from more than two dozen sauces, including spicy ranch, Caribbean zing, and zesty gold (gold with lemon pepper sprinkles). The rolls that come with the wings are a customer favorite, but if that’s not enough, you can also add a side of cajun fries, onion rings, or chili cheese fries. Order online for pickup or through DoorDash for delivery.

Suite Twelve25 Urban Hang Suite & Bistro

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East Nashville’s Suite Twelve 25 opened in 2020 and has quickly become known for its eclectic atmosphere, Instagram-worthy decor, and, of course, the chicken wings. Order Mimi’s Yard Bird, which comes with six large wings and statement fries served with ranch. Choose from four flavors: plain, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, or Suite Twelve 25 honey gold. Call for to-go orders or use GrubHub for delivery.

Grillshack

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With locations in East Nashville, Germantown, and a newly-opened spot in Madison (inside the Yazoo Taproom), Grillshack serves up a reliably crispy plate of wings. Dress them in Nashville cayenne sauced for a bit of heat or the Old Bay dry rub for a milder variation of seasoned wings. Additional flavors include buffalo, extra hot buffalo, barbecue, cajun dry rub, and somewhat plain. Available for pickup from both the East Nashville and Germantown locations.

Germantown Pub

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Choose between half a dozen or a dozen wings at this popular neighborhood hang. The Trifecta wings, sauced three ways, are a must-try — they’re dressed with three of Germantown Pub’s most popular flavors, including chili lemon pepper, Nashville hot, and an old-school smokey flavor named after its neighborhood, Germantown. Order online for takeout or get them delivered.

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Double Dogs

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Head to Hillsboro Village or Sylvan Heights for some traditional wings or an extra crispy version only offered at Double Dogs. Take your pick between a half dozen or a dozen traditional bone-in wings tossed in one of eight homemade sauces (you can also opt to have them prepared dry) or go for Gene’s Crunchy Wings that’ve been double fried with “Double Dog Dare You Hot” sauce. Double Dogs offers pickup and delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub or UberEats.

Broadway BrewPub & Grub

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This long-time Midtown hang offers roasted wings in five or 10-piece orders. You’ll find four levels of heat here: mild, medium, hot, and “WOW.” Each order comes with spicy ranch and celery, and add an order of cheese curds or hushpuppies for more substance. Grab one of Broadway’s popular boozy Bushwackers to help wash them down. Call to order takeout.

The Ridge

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This West Nashville joint offers smoked and flash-fried wings that have become a local game-day favorite. They come in three spice levels — as well as two barbeque spice levels — so you can crank up the heat before cutting the burn with one of the Ridge’s dipping sauces. Wings here come in orders of six, 12, 20, 30, 40, or 50. Order online for pick-up or delivery.

Tennessee Brew Works

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Most people frequent this Pie Town joint for the beer, but some go just for the chicken wings. Tennessee Brew Works’ wings are pickled and tossed in house-made hot sauce and served with ranch made from its State Park Blonde. Order pickup or delivery, and don’t forget something to wash them down.

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Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

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No Nashville barbecue map is complete without Martin’s (in Belmont, Midtown, or Downtown, with additional locations outside of the city), but the rapidly expanding staple also makes regular appearances on burger and wing maps, too. Plenty of choices await when it comes to wings here — order six, 12, or 18 tender, smoked wings with Memphis dry rub, tossed in any of Martin’s four sauces, or naked. Order online for takeout from any location except Downtown, or get them delivered on DoorDash or UberEats.

Smokin Thighs

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Smokin’ Thighs started as a food truck serving grilled chicken options around Nashville. But the now-permanent Wedgewood-Houston space has since become a destination for sports fans because of its impressive wall of television sets and variety of fall-off-the-bone smoked wings. You’ll find large wings and thighs here in quantities of eight to 100, with eight different seasonings, sauces, or rubs to choose from. Online ordering is available for takeout and delivery.

Edley's Bar-B-Que

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Edley’s has staked its claim in Nashville’s barbecue scene since opening its first outpost in 12South, but wing aficionados are also well taken care of here. Smoked for flavor and fried for crispiness, choose from four toss sauces or a dry rub, and then pair your wings with a dipping sauce — ranch, bleu cheese, or white barbecue. Every order of eight, 12, or 20 wings comes with celery and carrots, but make sure to save room for Edley’s famous banana pudding for dessert. Online ordering is available for takeout at any of Edley’s six Nashville area locations, and delivery is via DoorDash.

Corner Pub

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With a prime downtown location and four more on the outskirts of the city, Corner Pub is the ultimate sports and wings destination. Order between six and 48 bone-in or boneless wings, choose if you want them fried or grilled, and pick from nearly a dozen flavors to dress them up, like Carolina Gold or Peach Bourbon. Each order comes with two dipping sauces. Place an order for pickup or delivery.

StrikeOut Wingz

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This Nolensville Pike wings gem packs a punch. There’s a second location you might recognize on Ewing Drive, too, owned by Faraji and Chinar Tucker. A haven for wing lovers, boneless and traditional wings are available at both locations. Order your wings with one of its 13 fresh and handmade sauce options, including classic mild toppers like honey mustard or sweet barbeque to zingers like the hot lemon pepper or TNT. On Mondays, score a 15-piece wing basket for $20 (includes a large fry and two dips), and on Wednesdays, nab boneless wings for 78 cents apiece. Order online or call for takeout.

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WingBasket

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A haven for wing lovers, boneless and traditional wings are available at both locations of WingBasket in Madison and on Nolensville Pike. Order your wings with one of its 13 fresh and handmade sauce options, including classic mild toppers like honey mustard or sweet barbeque to zingers like the hot lemon pepper or TNT. On Mondays, score a 15-piece wing basket for $20 (includes a large fry and two dips), and on Wednesdays, nab boneless wings for 78 cents apiece. Order online or call for takeout.

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Brother Z's Wangs

Brother Z’s Wang Shack is a hidden gem on Dickerson Pike, and those who discover its saucy goods keep coming back for more tender, flavorful wings. Popular flavors include the garlic pepper dry rub, honey barbecue, and the “spicy mystery spice,” a hot-and-sweet combo that’s a roller coaster for the palate. Order pickup or delivery via GrubHub or UberEats.

Rocky's Wing Shack

Now located on Ashland City Highway, Rocky’s Wing Shack has been a staple for comfort food in Nashville since 2017. Known for unique, scratch-made flavors like strawberry kick and honey gold, wings come in orders of six, eight, 10, or party packs of 50 or 100. Call or order online for pickup or delivery. Rocky’s also offers catering —check its social pages for wing specials.

Ghot Wingz

Opened by husband and wife duo James and Sharonda Stone, Ghot Wingz has served Nashville’s east side for over a decade. Order between six and 30 meaty wings and choose from more than two dozen sauces, including spicy ranch, Caribbean zing, and zesty gold (gold with lemon pepper sprinkles). The rolls that come with the wings are a customer favorite, but if that’s not enough, you can also add a side of cajun fries, onion rings, or chili cheese fries. Order online for pickup or through DoorDash for delivery.

Suite Twelve25 Urban Hang Suite & Bistro

East Nashville’s Suite Twelve 25 opened in 2020 and has quickly become known for its eclectic atmosphere, Instagram-worthy decor, and, of course, the chicken wings. Order Mimi’s Yard Bird, which comes with six large wings and statement fries served with ranch. Choose from four flavors: plain, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, or Suite Twelve 25 honey gold. Call for to-go orders or use GrubHub for delivery.

Grillshack

With locations in East Nashville, Germantown, and a newly-opened spot in Madison (inside the Yazoo Taproom), Grillshack serves up a reliably crispy plate of wings. Dress them in Nashville cayenne sauced for a bit of heat or the Old Bay dry rub for a milder variation of seasoned wings. Additional flavors include buffalo, extra hot buffalo, barbecue, cajun dry rub, and somewhat plain. Available for pickup from both the East Nashville and Germantown locations.

Germantown Pub

Choose between half a dozen or a dozen wings at this popular neighborhood hang. The Trifecta wings, sauced three ways, are a must-try — they’re dressed with three of Germantown Pub’s most popular flavors, including chili lemon pepper, Nashville hot, and an old-school smokey flavor named after its neighborhood, Germantown. Order online for takeout or get them delivered.

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Double Dogs

Head to Hillsboro Village or Sylvan Heights for some traditional wings or an extra crispy version only offered at Double Dogs. Take your pick between a half dozen or a dozen traditional bone-in wings tossed in one of eight homemade sauces (you can also opt to have them prepared dry) or go for Gene’s Crunchy Wings that’ve been double fried with “Double Dog Dare You Hot” sauce. Double Dogs offers pickup and delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub or UberEats.

Broadway BrewPub & Grub

This long-time Midtown hang offers roasted wings in five or 10-piece orders. You’ll find four levels of heat here: mild, medium, hot, and “WOW.” Each order comes with spicy ranch and celery, and add an order of cheese curds or hushpuppies for more substance. Grab one of Broadway’s popular boozy Bushwackers to help wash them down. Call to order takeout.

The Ridge

This West Nashville joint offers smoked and flash-fried wings that have become a local game-day favorite. They come in three spice levels — as well as two barbeque spice levels — so you can crank up the heat before cutting the burn with one of the Ridge’s dipping sauces. Wings here come in orders of six, 12, 20, 30, 40, or 50. Order online for pick-up or delivery.

Tennessee Brew Works

Most people frequent this Pie Town joint for the beer, but some go just for the chicken wings. Tennessee Brew Works’ wings are pickled and tossed in house-made hot sauce and served with ranch made from its State Park Blonde. Order pickup or delivery, and don’t forget something to wash them down.

a plate of charred chicken wings on a white plate next to a glass of beer Tennessee Brew Works/Facebook

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

No Nashville barbecue map is complete without Martin’s (in Belmont, Midtown, or Downtown, with additional locations outside of the city), but the rapidly expanding staple also makes regular appearances on burger and wing maps, too. Plenty of choices await when it comes to wings here — order six, 12, or 18 tender, smoked wings with Memphis dry rub, tossed in any of Martin’s four sauces, or naked. Order online for takeout from any location except Downtown, or get them delivered on DoorDash or UberEats.

Smokin Thighs

Smokin’ Thighs started as a food truck serving grilled chicken options around Nashville. But the now-permanent Wedgewood-Houston space has since become a destination for sports fans because of its impressive wall of television sets and variety of fall-off-the-bone smoked wings. You’ll find large wings and thighs here in quantities of eight to 100, with eight different seasonings, sauces, or rubs to choose from. Online ordering is available for takeout and delivery.

Edley's Bar-B-Que

Edley’s has staked its claim in Nashville’s barbecue scene since opening its first outpost in 12South, but wing aficionados are also well taken care of here. Smoked for flavor and fried for crispiness, choose from four toss sauces or a dry rub, and then pair your wings with a dipping sauce — ranch, bleu cheese, or white barbecue. Every order of eight, 12, or 20 wings comes with celery and carrots, but make sure to save room for Edley’s famous banana pudding for dessert. Online ordering is available for takeout at any of Edley’s six Nashville area locations, and delivery is via DoorDash.

Corner Pub

With a prime downtown location and four more on the outskirts of the city, Corner Pub is the ultimate sports and wings destination. Order between six and 48 bone-in or boneless wings, choose if you want them fried or grilled, and pick from nearly a dozen flavors to dress them up, like Carolina Gold or Peach Bourbon. Each order comes with two dipping sauces. Place an order for pickup or delivery.

StrikeOut Wingz

This Nolensville Pike wings gem packs a punch. There’s a second location you might recognize on Ewing Drive, too, owned by Faraji and Chinar Tucker. A haven for wing lovers, boneless and traditional wings are available at both locations. Order your wings with one of its 13 fresh and handmade sauce options, including classic mild toppers like honey mustard or sweet barbeque to zingers like the hot lemon pepper or TNT. On Mondays, score a 15-piece wing basket for $20 (includes a large fry and two dips), and on Wednesdays, nab boneless wings for 78 cents apiece. Order online or call for takeout.

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WingBasket

A haven for wing lovers, boneless and traditional wings are available at both locations of WingBasket in Madison and on Nolensville Pike. Order your wings with one of its 13 fresh and handmade sauce options, including classic mild toppers like honey mustard or sweet barbeque to zingers like the hot lemon pepper or TNT. On Mondays, score a 15-piece wing basket for $20 (includes a large fry and two dips), and on Wednesdays, nab boneless wings for 78 cents apiece. Order online or call for takeout.

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