Crunchy, crispy and oh-so-juicy, chicken wings are the quintessential bar food. Some of the establishments on this list, however, have taken that finger-lickin’ finger food and turned it into a unique dining experience that’ll leave you hungry for more. Check out one, or all, of these places and have your every wing craving satisfied.
Big Shot Bob’s House Of Wings
344 Union Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Home of the Soldier, Bob’s chicken wing sandwich crammed full of chicken, bacon, gyro meat and provolone, then doused in Golden BBQ sauce, Big Shot Bob’s should be the first stop on your chicken wing mecca. Selections come in orders of six, 13 or 50 wings, and over 150 insanely delicious flavors are available for your perusal. Try your hand at the most interesting flavor in the world: Superfly T.N.T., Thunderlips or Lady Luck. Plus, this interesting establishment, with three convenient locations, delivers. Hallelujah, little wing angels.
2328 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Prepare for an insane deal — 35-cent wings all day Monday through Thursday at Archie’s. With 14 flavors to choose from, and also great bar specials, you’re likely to leave a little sauced up, both figuratively and literally. Archie’s also has an extensive food menu, so have your fill on inexpensive, delicious whole wings, and throw in a salad for good measure — the wife will thank you.
51 Wings And Things
4022 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Located conveniently on Route 51, this great little eatery offers dine-in, carryout and delivery to satisfy all of your cravings. They have 51 flavors of wings (including Sriracha, cayenne butter parm and lemon pepper) and diners can choose between six, 13, 26, or 51 wings. In addition, patrons can add mild, medium, or hot to any flavors to superbly kick up their wing-tasting experience. Coke products, delicious sandwiches and appetizers neatly wrap up this solid little package.
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5301 Grove Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Frisch’s, known locally for their amazing broasted chicken bucket (that’s akin to a famous Colonel we all know, but fresher), is second-famous for their jumbo wing deals. For $35.99, a wing lover can get 50 whole jumbo wings, with a choice of three sauces and a side of bleu cheese or ranch dressing. If you’re not full after that wing tasting spectacular, order a side of Frisch’s delectable, crispy broasted potatoes (think golden potato wedges) to go.
Ugly Dog Saloon
2351 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Arguably Greentree’s most famous hangout, Ugly Dog specializes in cold brews, cheap top-shelf liquor specials and their friendly staff will make you feel like a regular. Ugly Dog’s wings are notoriously yummy, and on special every Thursday. Patron favorite Chipotle Gold flies out of the kitchen, so if you’re going to order this fan-favorite, get in early on Thursday, reserve yourself a corner booth and strap on your eating pants.
Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.