Pittsburgh’s 7 Best Chicken Wings Places

May 23, 2011 8:57 AM

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Finger-licking good and found in a wide variety of ways all over town, people in Pittsburgh love to eat buckets of wings. When we asked the KDKA staffers where you can get the best wings in town, the recommendations started pouring in. Here are some of the top picks.
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Quaker Steak & Lube

The Original: 101 Chestnut Street
Sharon, Pa. 16146

With locations all over the country, Quaker Steak & Lube got its start right here in western Pennsylvania in 1974 and now serves over 70 million wings annually. The original restaurant in Sharon got rave reviews. “There is nothing like the Lube when it comes to wings. I learned to love wings at the original Lube in Sharon. Great variety. Great value. Great atmosphere. The Lube is simply the best of the best,” said one KDKA staffer. There are also locations in Pleasant Hills, Cranberry, Oakland, Robinson and at both Heinz Field and PNC Park. If you don’t want to take our word for it, the restaurant has won the title “Best Wings USA” and has over 100 awards for their sauce recipes. Speaking of sauces, there are at least 20 different flavors to choose from, with names like Dusted Chipotle BBQ, Pineapple Rum, Super Charged and Atomic. If you can’t get enough while you are there, you can always buy a bottle to take home with you.

Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub

533 Washington Ave.
Bridgeville, Pa. 15017

Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub in Bridgeville has been serving up quality food since 1996. The family owned eatery boasts of having 19 big screen televisions so you don’t miss a minute of the game. They also make their own wing sauce right on the premises. “Burgh’s has so many wing flavors and they’re all great,” one staffer exclaimed. With flavors like dry jerk season, Whooo Wee Hot, Gold-n-Tangy and Cajun Blackened Gold, just to name a few, there is sure to be something for everyone. You won’t have to spend a fortune either. You can get 10 Jumbo Buffalo wings for just $6.99, or really splurge and get 50 for $27.59.

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The Library

2302 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203

No need to study up for a trip to The Library on the South Side. This casual gathering place offers up dishes named for famous authors and notable book references. For instance, you can order the “Wings of Icarus” for a mere $8 and chose from a variety of flavors like Herb Dill Butter, Honey Cajun, Garlic Parm or Dante’s Inferno. For those with an insatiable appetite, stop by on Tuesdays when you can get “all-u-can-eat” wings.

Napoli Restaurant and Lounge

1155 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, Pa. 15017

While their specialty might be Italian, Napoli Restaurant and Lounge in the Great Southern Shopping Center in Bridgeville serves more than just pasta and pizza. One of the highlights of their lengthy menu is the wings. “Their California Gold and Spicy Gold wings are amazing,” raved one staffer. You can get 10 wings for $7.29, 20 for $12.99, and 30 for $18.99. Napoli’s is the perfect place to stop after work for a drink and good times with friends.


1136 Thorn Run Rd.
Coraopolis, Pa. 15108

Armstrong’s has two locations, one in the South Hills and one in Moon Township. The Moon Township location opened at its current location in 1990 and has been serving up family-friendly food ever since. They get very busy during peak times, but customers say the food is worth the wait. They don’t serve alcohol, but customers can BYOB. Armstrong’s is known for their large portions that will have you taking home leftovers. They also make everything from scratch, which could explain why diners go crazy for their three flavors of wings. You can choose from Buffalo, BBQ or Cajun. Order a single, double, bucket, or party size portion.

North Park Lounge

8701 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237

The Original North Park Lounge on Babcock Boulevard serves up some stellar wings. Their “sauce is a killer!” said one staffer. With 10 flavors to choose from, there’s sure to be a selection to suit every taste. Some noteworthy flavors include their Lounge Lickers, 7 Pepper Blend, Thai Sweet Chili and Bourbon BBQ. You can get 20 wings for under $15. They also offer specials during Monday Night Football and their wait staff is said to be one of the best around.

Dino’s Sports Lounge

3383 Route 30 East
Latrobe, Pa. 15650

Looking for the perfect spot to catch the game and feast on wings like no other? Well Dino’s Sports Lounge is the place for you. One side of Dino’s is a family-friendly restaurant, and the other side is a traditional sports bar. USA Today voted Dino’s one of the 10 greatest places to drink in Super Bowl action and there is plenty of Steelers memorabilia to help you cheer the Black and Gold. Their most popular fare is the “Wings of Joy” every Monday and Tuesday night. They have the traditional flavors, but if you really want some heat, try their Super Lewis Wings. “The wings are large, the sauce is superb and the price on wing night can’t be beat!” raved one KDKA staffer. They also have a second location in Greensburg.

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