Food & Drink

The best damn wings in Dallas

Published On 08/22/2013 Published On 08/22/2013
Delicious Buffalo wings

With the exception of Jessica Simpson, pretty much everyone in Dallas knows where they can find a good chicken wing. In the ocean, right? But at which eight spots can you find the best ones? You know, like the ones that come with Point Reyes blue fondue or are stuffed with crazy stuff and fried?

Angry Dog's Facebook Page

Angry Dog
Deep Ellum
Get the superhots with ranch if you HATE AMERICA, or stick with their blue cheese and chase everything down with Dallas Blonde.

Ten Bells Tavern
Bishop Arts District
You wouldn't think an English pub filled with Jack the Ripper homages would be the type of place that'd have great wings, but you'd be WRONG, 'cause this place totally does, and they're accompanied by Point Reyes blue fondue.

Aaron Miller

Sauced Wings & More
It's always funny when restos use names like "Instant Death" to describe their wings, since you know they're not going to kill you. Or are they?!?! (They're not.)

Sakhuu's Facebook Page

Boneless wing? Bo-ring... unless (!) you're talking about a wing that's been de-boned, stuffed with spices and rice, then fried and served over a pool of chili sauce. Which this one totally is.

Union Park's Facebook Page

Union Park
UP's formula's pretty simple: take some big-ass wings, fry 'em up, toss 'em in sauce, and serve 'em with cold beer downtown. It works. Also: doesn't it look like they're hugging??

Henry's Tavern's Facebook page

Henry's Tavern
Country-fried wings? Cheddar waffles? Maple syrup and ranch? So many questions! So many delicious answers, pictured up above.

Aaron Miller

Vernon's Grill
Far North Dallas
Dallas's long-standing Packers-haven's got plenty of punch with their sweet red chili wings, even if they're not quite as hot as Kaepernick was when the Niners torched the Pack in the divisional round. Buuuuuuuuurn!

Buffalo Bros' Facebook Page

Buffalo Bros
Ft. Worth
The good: classic, vinegary wings fried in nothing but pure canola oil at an off-TCU college bar. The bad: they'll never win a Super Bowl, and they like the Sabres. Shudder.

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1. Angry Dog 2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 (Deep Ellum)

An award-winning burger joint that's been around since 1990 and has some of the best wings in DFW. Another must-try is their Grifter’s Queso, with ground beef, sour cream, guacamole & a side of salsa.

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2. Ten Bells Tavern 232 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208 (Bishop Arts Dist)

A small, casual space with dark wood accents, low-key lighting, and the walls covered with eclectic framed images, Ten Bells has all the charm of a traditional English pub with all the southern goodness of a comfort food-centric menu. The locals favor Ten Bells for their hearty brunch menu, but honestly those short rib cheese fries taste exceptional at any meal—especially late night. Try the Duck Confit Hash or the Smoked Salmon Benedict, but don’t worry they have your traditional country breakfast options like sausage and eggs. They keep you guessing with an ever-changing list of craft cocktails, and host pub trivia on Wednesdays.

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3. Sauced Wings & More 4152 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024 (Plano)

Centering a clean strip-center space with angelic flying bottles on the wall, Sauced is the dripping brainchild of an A&M grad who, back in College Station, would serially brain-pick a local wing-chain honcho for tips. He's now perfected his recipe and slings some of the best wings in DFW.

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4. Sakhuu 4801 Bryan St, Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75204 (Knox Henderson)

Casual delicious Thai food from a family that's been in the business for over 10yrs.

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5. Union Park 1311 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201 (Downtown)

This sports-centric den of inebrity sports two rooms: one anchored around a 55ft, 30-tap bar made of concrete they poured themselves; and another evoking the frat house you wish you'd lived in, with a pair of 70-inchers showing UFC and boxing, plus PS3 stations backed by an AstroTurf wall, pool tables, and couches to retire to once some d*ck with his own stick whoops you in pool.

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6. Henry's Tavern 5741 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024 (Plano)

The sprawling, brick-accented interior's centered around a 100-tap rectangular bar stationed under a sextet of flat-screens, which will seem like a dozen-tet after you suck down locals like Velvet Hammer & Hopp Trapp, Greater Texans like Devil's Backbone and Rio Blanco, and nationals like Ballast Point Calico, Breckenridge Agave, and Oregon's Rogue Dead Guy.

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7. Vernon's Grill 5290 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254 (Far North Dallas)

Head here to feast on cheesy Idaho nachos (Tex-Mexed tractor tread potatoes) and drink $2.75 wells all Sunday as you root for a repeat, or, if you're a Clay Matthews, Jr. fan, a wash/rinse/repeat.

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8. Buffalo Bros Pizza Wings & Subs 3015 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (Fort Worth)

Located on the TCU campus, Buffalo Bros pizza, beer, subs, and some of the best wings in the state.



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