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Where to Eat Crispy, Saucy Chicken Wings in Nashville

From traditional flavors like crispy lemon-pepper to strawberry with a kick

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Yes, many people associate Nashville with hot chicken or traditional fried chicken, but saucy and crispy chicken wings are just as prevalent here. And wherever you stand on college football and the future of Saturdays this fall in the South, it’s still possible to find plenty of crispy, saucy chicken wings for takeout and delivery throughout Nashville.

With this messy to-do list of traditional chicken wings, plus one cooking up something entirely different for Nashville, all that’s left to do is grab a heap of napkins and get to it.

Have a go-to wing place not mentioned? Feel free to shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Brother Z's Wang Shack

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Brother Z’s Wang Shack is a hidden gem — and those who discover the saucy goods keep coming back for more tender, flavorful wings. A few fan-favorite flavors are the garlic pepper dry rub and the honey BBQ — also the “spicy mystery spice”, which provides a mixture of spicy and sweet for post-wing-feast finger-licking. Pickup and delivery options available via Grubhub.

Riverside Grill Shack

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This place may be small, but their wings are mighty. Try the Cajun Dry Rub for a bit of heat, or the Old Bay Maryland Style for a milder variation of seasoned wings. Available for delivery from both the East Nashville and Germantown location.

Rocky's Wing Shack

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At Buena Vista’s wing and soul food shack, order 6, 8, or 10 wings in flavors like lemon pepper or honey hot — or opt for something a little different by selecting the ‘strawberry kick’. If they get too spicy, pair them with a pineapple lemonade or fruit tea. Two pro tips: they post daily features on their Instagram feed, and they’re available for delivery via Uber Eats and Postmates. For takeout, order online or call.

Veteran Nashville chefs Tom Bayless and Dauer Ellis are serving up some of the city’s finest wings. They’re also available on Postmates until they sell out each week. Online ordering is also available for pick-up of the wings in quantities of 4 or 8.

Germantown Pub

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The neighborhood bar’s trifecta sauce and a little Nashville hot rub make for a wow-worthy wing. High-rollers, wing addicts, or party planners can even order 100 for $109.95. Order online for takeout or get them delivered.

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Stock & Barrel

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The Gulch restaurant imported from Knoxville may be known for its burgers and massive whiskey list, but the roasted and chargrilled wings are something else that should not be missed. The move is to order them dry, then dip the fall-off-the-bone, charred wings in the house hot sauce and ranch dressing. Call to order.

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Peg Leg Porker BBQ

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Yep, people tend to remember this place for the ribs, but Peg Leg Porker also offers whole smoked-then-fried chicken wings that emerge perfectly blistered from the fryer. These aren’t those tiny, wimpy wings seen at many places — the significantly larger size and the proprietary rub make these rise to the top. The whole wings have a delicate, crisp skin that bursts open to tender, smoky meat. Place orders online for takeout.

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Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill

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The long-time Midtown hang offers roasted wings in full or half orders. They’re available for heavy saucing in four levels of traditional flavors and come served with spicy ranch and celery. Call to order takeout.

Hillwood Pub

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Found in a shopping center with ample parking, the West Nashville pub has won over many regulars with both its wings and neighborly service. On Wednesday nights wings are $1 a piece, with flavors ranging from traditional buffalo to Thai chili. Call to order takeout.

McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings

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McDougal’s is so confident in their wings that they put “wings” in their name. Choose between a 6, 12, 18 or 24 piece order and 7 different tossing sauces to create that perfect wing combination. Try their unconventional flavors like “Ole Smoky” and “Citrus Chipotle” if you’re looking to mix things up. They’ve also recently opened a second location on 12th Avenue South for wing-seekers closer to downtown. Call in orders for takeout from your preferred location.

Smokin Thighs

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Smokin’ Thighs started out as a food truck serving grilled chicken options around Nashville. The now-permanent Wedgewood-Houston space has since become a destination for sports fans because of their wall of TV’s and variety of wings. Smokin Thighs’ serves up grilled wings and thighs with 7 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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Most visit Edley’s for the barbecue, but wing aficionados should be aware that Edley’s has some darn good hot wings. As far as flavors go, choose from classic Edley’s, hot, bbq, or white bbq sauce and a side of sauce. Online ordering is available for takeout from East Nashville, 12 South, and Sylvan Park.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

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If burgers don’t fit the bill, the wings at M.L.Rose are another crowd-pleasing choice. The east of Melrose sauce is sticky and sweet with a hint of spice and big chunks of garlic to round out the flavor. On the side, have some waffle fries, then ask for a side of zingy tomato-lime ranch. Get them delivered via Postmates or order online for takeout from either location.

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Martin's Bar-B-Que

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There can’t be a Nashville barbecue map that doesn’t feature Martin’s, but the rapidly expanding staple also makes regular appearances on burger and wing maps. Plenty of choices await when it comes to wings here — from dry rub to tossed to naked. The wings’ smoky bite makes them a favorite for many. Try the dry rub with a side of Alabama white sauce. Other options include crispy wings tossed in devil’s nectar or palmetto gold sauces. Order online for takeout from any location, or find them for delivery on Doordash.

StrikeOut Wingz

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This Nolensville Pike wings gem is newer in town, but still packs a punch. There’s a second location you might recognize on Ewing Drive, too, owned by Faraji and Chinar Tucker. Place orders online here. StrikeOut’s “famous wingz” range in flavors from lemon pepper and sweet/sassy to the namesake “strikeout” which folks say is extremely hot.

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WingBasket

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A haven for wing-lovers, boneless and regular wings are available here with 12 different sauce options. On Mondays wings are 75 cents each and on Wednesdays you can get boneless wings for 69 cents a piece. Order online or call for takeout in Nashville and in Madison.

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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack South

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The grandaddy of Nashville hot chicken can also serve up some killer gameday wings — and no, they don't have to be fiery hot. Order online from the South location for takeout every day except Sunday.

Brother Z's Wang Shack

Brother Z’s Wang Shack is a hidden gem — and those who discover the saucy goods keep coming back for more tender, flavorful wings. A few fan-favorite flavors are the garlic pepper dry rub and the honey BBQ — also the “spicy mystery spice”, which provides a mixture of spicy and sweet for post-wing-feast finger-licking. Pickup and delivery options available via Grubhub.

Riverside Grill Shack

This place may be small, but their wings are mighty. Try the Cajun Dry Rub for a bit of heat, or the Old Bay Maryland Style for a milder variation of seasoned wings. Available for delivery from both the East Nashville and Germantown location.

Rocky's Wing Shack

At Buena Vista’s wing and soul food shack, order 6, 8, or 10 wings in flavors like lemon pepper or honey hot — or opt for something a little different by selecting the ‘strawberry kick’. If they get too spicy, pair them with a pineapple lemonade or fruit tea. Two pro tips: they post daily features on their Instagram feed, and they’re available for delivery via Uber Eats and Postmates. For takeout, order online or call.

BokBox

Veteran Nashville chefs Tom Bayless and Dauer Ellis are serving up some of the city’s finest wings. They’re also available on Postmates until they sell out each week. Online ordering is also available for pick-up of the wings in quantities of 4 or 8.

Germantown Pub

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The neighborhood bar’s trifecta sauce and a little Nashville hot rub make for a wow-worthy wing. High-rollers, wing addicts, or party planners can even order 100 for $109.95. Order online for takeout or get them delivered.

Germantown Pub [Official Photo]

Stock & Barrel

Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

The Gulch restaurant imported from Knoxville may be known for its burgers and massive whiskey list, but the roasted and chargrilled wings are something else that should not be missed. The move is to order them dry, then dip the fall-off-the-bone, charred wings in the house hot sauce and ranch dressing. Call to order.

Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Peg Leg Porker BBQ

Eddie D./Yelp

Yep, people tend to remember this place for the ribs, but Peg Leg Porker also offers whole smoked-then-fried chicken wings that emerge perfectly blistered from the fryer. These aren’t those tiny, wimpy wings seen at many places — the significantly larger size and the proprietary rub make these rise to the top. The whole wings have a delicate, crisp skin that bursts open to tender, smoky meat. Place orders online for takeout.

Eddie D./Yelp

Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill

The long-time Midtown hang offers roasted wings in full or half orders. They’re available for heavy saucing in four levels of traditional flavors and come served with spicy ranch and celery. Call to order takeout.

Hillwood Pub

Found in a shopping center with ample parking, the West Nashville pub has won over many regulars with both its wings and neighborly service. On Wednesday nights wings are $1 a piece, with flavors ranging from traditional buffalo to Thai chili. Call to order takeout.

McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings

McDougal’s is so confident in their wings that they put “wings” in their name. Choose between a 6, 12, 18 or 24 piece order and 7 different tossing sauces to create that perfect wing combination. Try their unconventional flavors like “Ole Smoky” and “Citrus Chipotle” if you’re looking to mix things up. They’ve also recently opened a second location on 12th Avenue South for wing-seekers closer to downtown. Call in orders for takeout from your preferred location.

Smokin Thighs

Smokin’ Thighs started out as a food truck serving grilled chicken options around Nashville. The now-permanent Wedgewood-Houston space has since become a destination for sports fans because of their wall of TV’s and variety of wings. Smokin Thighs’ serves up grilled wings and thighs with 7 different seasonings, sauces, or rubs to choose from. Online ordering is available for takeout and delivery.

Edley's Bar-B-Que

Most visit Edley’s for the barbecue, but wing aficionados should be aware that Edley’s has some darn good hot wings. As far as flavors go, choose from classic Edley’s, hot, bbq, or white bbq sauce and a side of sauce. Online ordering is available for takeout from East Nashville, 12 South, and Sylvan Park.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

M.L.Rose [Official Photo]

If burgers don’t fit the bill, the wings at M.L.Rose are another crowd-pleasing choice. The east of Melrose sauce is sticky and sweet with a hint of spice and big chunks of garlic to round out the flavor. On the side, have some waffle fries, then ask for a side of zingy tomato-lime ranch. Get them delivered via Postmates or order online for takeout from either location.

M.L.Rose [Official Photo]

Martin's Bar-B-Que

There can’t be a Nashville barbecue map that doesn’t feature Martin’s, but the rapidly expanding staple also makes regular appearances on burger and wing maps. Plenty of choices await when it comes to wings here — from dry rub to tossed to naked. The wings’ smoky bite makes them a favorite for many. Try the dry rub with a side of Alabama white sauce. Other options include crispy wings tossed in devil’s nectar or palmetto gold sauces. Order online for takeout from any location, or find them for delivery on Doordash.

StrikeOut Wingz

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This Nolensville Pike wings gem is newer in town, but still packs a punch. There’s a second location you might recognize on Ewing Drive, too, owned by Faraji and Chinar Tucker. Place orders online here. StrikeOut’s “famous wingz” range in flavors from lemon pepper and sweet/sassy to the namesake “strikeout” which folks say is extremely hot.

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WingBasket

Wing Basket WingBasket

A haven for wing-lovers, boneless and regular wings are available here with 12 different sauce options. On Mondays wings are 75 cents each and on Wednesdays you can get boneless wings for 69 cents a piece. Order online or call for takeout in Nashville and in Madison.

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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack South

The grandaddy of Nashville hot chicken can also serve up some killer gameday wings — and no, they don't have to be fiery hot. Order online from the South location for takeout every day except Sunday.

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