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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  • Amel Muzz

    If you really want to burn your sphincter hole try Reacharounds in Shadyside.

    • Tommy Boy Callahan

      I did and ouch.

  • Woody

    The missed the best places for wings. Early Bird Bills in Freeport and Buffalo Bills Roadhouse in New Kensington. The wings at these places are AWESOME and BIG.

  • Dan

    Wings Suds and Spuds in Moon by the airport!

  • Jon

    Wow, How can you leave out Buffalo Wild Wings?

    • Tommy Boy Callahan

      Jon, try to put some adventure in your life. Try new things. BWW can be had in any city. At least Hooters gives you something to do while you inhale BWW-grade production line wings

      • Jon

        I agree that they can be had in any city but please don’t compare them to Hooters Quill lined wings.

  • rmr

    How about any of the Duke’s Stations or Fatheads?

    • Jon

      Two great Choices!!!

  • RB

    Gotta have BIG SHOT BOBS on the list – AVALON

    • Sue

      Big Shot Bob’s is THE best hands down

  • Matt

    Fat Heads needs to be on this list.

    And Quaker Steak is overrated. Their sauces are good, but the quality of the chicken that they use is poor.

  • Mark

    Wings suds and spuds and Doughboys….definetely better than everything on that list!

  • mike

    Allegheny Mariner
    Wick City Saloon both in Kittanning have the best wings

  • Rick

    McGrogans Tap Room in Canonsburg has 20 different flavors and the wings are huge!! Mon and Wed 50 cent wings and $2-20oz drafts or domestic bottles and all appetizers $3! hours 4-11pm

  • Millie

    Don’t leave out the Moonlite Cafe on Brookline Blvd. They have wings that are crisp never soggy. Some of the best I ever ate!

  • Vosomatic

    Zooky’s Sports Tavern in New Brighton, PA

  • Eric

    The Getaway Cafe has great wings and the FIreside Inn has some pretty good ones too. Quaker steak is way overrated in my humble opinion

  • william

    Best Wings going can be found at Eddies in Wall, Pa

  • J

    The Hangar, Moon Twp. can’t be beat!!

  • MB

    Want some great wings? Try Just JAK’s in Lower Burrell(Kinloch). Some of the best around…

  • Lowell

    Wings was the funniest show ever.

  • my2cents

    Papa Rocks Haymaker Plaza

  • Dave

    Best wings in the area are at Gunny’s on McCandless Ave. in New Kensington.

  • Bill Dozer

    The monkey bar has the best wings anywhere.

  • Steve

    Sidelines in Milvale has to be added to this list. Large, crispy, and amazing sauces. Can’t believe they didn’t make this list

  • Anonymous

    Franklin inn Mexican restaurant

  • sweepea

    Talerico’s in Ambridge. They have 45 flavors of wings at .35 on tuesdays and thursdays starting at 6pm

  • by12

    William Penn Tavern in Shadyside. Many flavors and they are 40cents a wing most days.

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