For years, the best place to find wings in Miami was at the beach on the bottom half of the arms of all the Golden Girls impersonators laying out in the sun. But, thankfully, not anymore! Now the city is teeming with restaurants grilling, frying, and smoking-up the far more appetizing chicken wings, and we decided to compile a list, in no particular order, of the eight awesomest ones in town so, at the very least, you'll know you're eating something that won't make you Blanche.
Crispy Wings, Soi Chinese Kitchen
Perhaps the only thing more addictive in Overtown than these wings -- which're fried, cooled, fried again, then tossed in a special Cuban Sriracha -- is…… okay, this is just way too easy.
Smokehouse Wings, Bulldog Barbecue
Bulldog’s wings are so big they look like they come from a family of chickens related to chef Howie Kleinberg, and, because they're cooked in a smoker (before getting fried for a few seconds, then slathered in Buffalo sauce), they practically fall off the bone.
Kiss of Death Wings, Pizza Bar
You want smoky wings that fall off the bone? Go elsewhere. You want a tangy Buffalo-style number? Not your spot. You want a delicious wing that's also so hot they dare you to eat eight in eight minutes, despite the fact you'll wanna spray yourself with a fire hose after eating just one? Pizza Bar’s Kiss of Deaths are your #1 pick.
Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Sakaya Kitchen
Don’t speak out against these twice-fried, sweet, meaty wings covered in garlic and green onions or you may find yourself working in a labor camp for the next 27yrs. Oh, they’re SOUTH Korean fried chicken wings? Speak freely, then.
Scampi Wings, Scully’s Tavern
Chicken served in Miami dive bars typically tastes like New York City smells in the Summer, but it's not so at Scully’s where the butter-and-garlic covered wings might also be the best pure-bar food item in the City.
Bucket O’ Wings, Titanic Restaurant & Brewery
These wings, tossed in a creamy Vietnamese Sriracha and Thai chili sauce, are possibly the strongest things to hit the corner of San Amaro and Ponce De Leon since Ryan Braun was playing at Alex Rodriguez Stadium.
Special Grilled Wings, Sports Grill
If you haven’t spent at least one Sunday at Sports Grill watching NFL football and wolfing down these chargrilled wings tossed in their signature sauce and Worcestershire, then you should probably tell people you’re from somewhere else.
Wings on the Grill, Keg South of Kendall
Who say’s there’s nothing better about Kendall than Pinecrest?? Ok, everybody, but they forget the wings at Kendall’s Keg South, which’re grilled and soaked in barbecue sauce and only available near the Urban Development Boundary.
1. Soi Chinese Kitchen645 NW 20 St, Miami
2. Bulldog Barbecue15400 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura
3. Pizza Bar1627 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
4. Sports Grill1559 Sunset Dr, Miami
5. Titanic Restaurant and Brewery5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
6. Scully's Tavern9809 SW 72nd St, Miami
7. Sakaya Kitchen3400 N Miami Ave, Miami
8. Keg South of Kendall12805 SW 136th Ave, Miami
A Chinese food delivery joint (and food truck!) slinging high-quality ribs, wings, and pork-filled buns.
Nicknamed the "Bulldog" for his competitive cooking on Top Chef Miami, Chef Howie Kleinberg is blessing the people of Miami with BBQ and burgers turned glorious. We think that Bulldog serves up some of the best BBQ in Miami, but we highly encourage you to stop by and decide for yourself.
This pie joint on Collins Ave serves the self-proclaimed biggest slices in South Beach. Don't think that quality is sacrificed for quantity -- the colossal pies are perfectly cheesy, garlicky, and just the right amount of greasy. The casual counter-order spot is open until 5am Thursday-Saturday, so it answers all your late-night pizza prayers. If the giant slices aren't enough for you, order garlic knots, mozzarella sticks, and maybe an Italian sub to top it off.
You can't claim to be a 305 local until you've devoured the wings at Sports Grill, which is... a sports grill. The wings here are flame-grilled before they're fried; and their savory, charred flavor reigns supreme in the South Florida wing scene. You're basically required to order them with the sweet and spicy Dale sauce, an addictive flavor combination of chilis and barbecue sauce named after a longtime Sports Grill regular, whose name is... Dale. We're not sure if Dale has tried any of the burgers, wraps, or fried appetizers on the menu, but it's safe to say they pair well with the wings and domestic craft brews.
A casual microbrewery that puts emphasis on the food, so you can nosh on American fare ranging from the more simple pub food to quality seafood. They also host live entertainment throughout the week, including karaoke, blues, and open mic/jazz sessions.
For over 20yrs, Scully's has been serving gourmet bar food (seriously, Guy Fieri said so) in a homey and friendly atmosphere complete with photos and maps celebrating South Florida's history.
A hip, colorful little counter service spot with bistro tables and an open kitchen crafting a menu of pan-Asian dishes, Sakaya's from a chef whose tutelage at NYC's famed Vong inspired him to travel the streets of Southeast Asia in search of unique cookin