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The Saigon chicken wings at Ba Bar are drenched in caramel sauce and served with nuoc cham.
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15 Destinations for Stellar Chicken Wings in Seattle

With Vietnamese wings served with nuoc cham, classic Buffalo, and more

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The Saigon chicken wings at Ba Bar are drenched in caramel sauce and served with nuoc cham.
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From grilled to deep-fried, Southern to Korean, saucy to crispy, Seattle’s got chicken wings covered. They make for a pretty solid takeout or delivery dish — but many are so enticing right out of the fryer that the orders may not last all the way home. Here are a few favorites around town.

For more fried chicken options (including other parts of the bird) check out this list of 15 knockout fried chicken spots in the Seattle area.

Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing seattle@eater.com. As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.

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Sen Noodle Bar

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The ayam melayu (chicken wings) at Sen Noodle Bar in Ballard is a sleeper hit on a menu dominated by Thai noodle and rice dishes. But the flavor on these unbreaded, gluten-free wings is surprisingly deep (the chicken comes from Skagit Valley’s Draper Valley Farms), and they’re particularly satisfying dipped in the accompanying sweet and tangy sauce.

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The chicken wings at Sen Noodle Bar.
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Sisters and Brothers

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One of the few places in the city to get true blue Nashville hot chicken, this hugely popular spot once drew long lines in Georgetown, and has since debuted a new restaurant in Interbay/Lower Queen Anne. Whether the heat level is “mild” or “insane,” diners get hit with spice and a whole lotta nice. In addition to wings, there are some cocktails, beer, and wine.

Hounds Tooth Public House

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This Greenwood pub keeps things simple when it comes to wings, offering them tossed with barbecue, Buffalo, or sweet Thai chili sauce — but they hold up with the best in town. And the divey vibes (with pinball games) add to the flavor.

The Chicken Supply

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This Greenwood Filipino fried chicken restaurant was just named one of the best fried chicken restaurants in America by Eater, a well-deserved win for Paolo Campbell and Donald Adams’s first restaurant. The gluten-free batter on the chicken wings crackles under the teeth and has the puffy texture of Rice Krispies or Frosted Flakes. The meat is packed with flavor from soy sauce and garlic. Order the chicken with some toasty garlic rice and a side of tangy marinated eggplant and onions to cut the grease. The restaurant runs out of most of its dishes every day, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and preorder online in the morning for a chicken dinner.

Stars In the Sky

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This Korean pub in Edmonds has built a reputation for slinging some seriously excellent Korean fried chicken (KFC), which diners can order “naked” or seasoned in choices of Asian garlic, sweet and spicy, extra spicy, and honey butter garlic.

Pioneer Square D&E

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Pioneer Square’s highly sought-out fried chicken purveyor has full birds on offer, but also features wings with maple Sriracha sauce that can be ordered on their own or with waffles. Sides to consider include curry cauliflower, dirty fries with brisket, and smoked tofu hummus with vegetables for dipping. Proof of vaccination required for dining in.

Marco Polo Bar & Grill

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This Georgetown bar serves up what is billed as “world famous broasted chicken” — and it lives up to the hype, particularly in wing form. The star food attraction is available for takeout, and diners can also get growlers, wine, and bottles of liquors to go. There’s also onsite dining both indoors and on an outdoor patio.

Ba Bar Capitol Hill

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Eric Banh’s Ba Bar restaurant, with locations in Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, and University Village, serves some of the crunchiest, most satisfying Vietnamese-style wings in the city. The gluten-free batter is crunchy, the sauce is sticky with caramelized sugar, and the accompanying nuoc cham adds funk, tang, and a hint of spiciness.

A plate of breaded and fried chicken wings.
The Saigon chicken wings at Ba Bar.
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Hue Ky Mi Gia

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The International District is full of gems, but this low-key Chinese-Vietnamese haven is one of the most treasured thanks to its fried butter chicken wings. Enough avid fans have caught onto these flavorful treats that the restaurant expanded down to Kent and Tacoma, too. It’s open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

A plate of fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
Fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
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The Westy Roosevelt

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The jumbo wings at this sports bar with locations in West Seattle and the Roosevelt neighborhood serves its jumbo wings with a huge variety of dry and wet options, from classic Buffalo to jerk to sriracha-Thai basil. The prices (ten for $18) are also reasonable considering the size of the wings.

Chi Mac

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The U District’s Chi Mac does a good job catering to the college crown with crushable chicken wings. They’re made with a light touch, whether diners choose dry, parmesan-sprinkled snow wings or delicately glazed, crispy soy garlic.

Chi Mac’s Korean chicken wings in a cardboard tray.
Chi Mac specializes in Korean wings.
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Quick Pack Food Mart

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Given the breakneck pace of development in this south Seattle neighborhood, here’s hoping Quick Pack is a holdout for years to come. When fresh out of the fryer, the oversized, well-seasoned wings at this unassuming Central District convenience store rival make for one fantastic grab-and-go snack.

A plate of chicken wings from Quick Pack Food Mart.
Quick Pack’s wings are best fresh out of the fryer.
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Lil Red Takeout and Catering

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Southern barbecue meets Jamaican flavors at this modest restaurant and catering service on Rainier Avenue S in Columbia City. The barbecue wings are sizable and succulent, but one can also opt for jerk-spiced wings, lemon pepper-seasoned, and teriyaki, or opt for a party platter. There are no wrong answers.

A pile of barbecue wings on a platter at Lil Red Takeout and Catering.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering serves succulent barbecue wings.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

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The Columbia City restaurant is known for a mix of Jamaican and Louisiana cuisine, from jerk chicken to gumbo, but also has some killer wings, coated with a sweet mango sauce and habanero. Best washed down with any number of excellent choices from the rum-heavy takeout cocktail list. For those who want some fresh air, there’s a few tables out on a sidewalk patio.

Drae's Lake Route Eatery

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This welcoming Rainier Valley spot serves comfort food in a casual space. The variety of sauces available are somewhat typical — buffalo, lemon pepper, and chipotle barbecue — but the plump wings are crisped to perfection, delivering a rewarding crunch with every bite.

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Sen Noodle Bar

A golden-brown chicken wing flat, held up to the camera with a hand.
The chicken wings at Sen Noodle Bar.
Jade Yamazaki Stewart/Eater Seattle

The ayam melayu (chicken wings) at Sen Noodle Bar in Ballard is a sleeper hit on a menu dominated by Thai noodle and rice dishes. But the flavor on these unbreaded, gluten-free wings is surprisingly deep (the chicken comes from Skagit Valley’s Draper Valley Farms), and they’re particularly satisfying dipped in the accompanying sweet and tangy sauce.

A golden-brown chicken wing flat, held up to the camera with a hand.
The chicken wings at Sen Noodle Bar.
Jade Yamazaki Stewart/Eater Seattle

Sisters and Brothers

One of the few places in the city to get true blue Nashville hot chicken, this hugely popular spot once drew long lines in Georgetown, and has since debuted a new restaurant in Interbay/Lower Queen Anne. Whether the heat level is “mild” or “insane,” diners get hit with spice and a whole lotta nice. In addition to wings, there are some cocktails, beer, and wine.

Hounds Tooth Public House

This Greenwood pub keeps things simple when it comes to wings, offering them tossed with barbecue, Buffalo, or sweet Thai chili sauce — but they hold up with the best in town. And the divey vibes (with pinball games) add to the flavor.

The Chicken Supply

This Greenwood Filipino fried chicken restaurant was just named one of the best fried chicken restaurants in America by Eater, a well-deserved win for Paolo Campbell and Donald Adams’s first restaurant. The gluten-free batter on the chicken wings crackles under the teeth and has the puffy texture of Rice Krispies or Frosted Flakes. The meat is packed with flavor from soy sauce and garlic. Order the chicken with some toasty garlic rice and a side of tangy marinated eggplant and onions to cut the grease. The restaurant runs out of most of its dishes every day, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and preorder online in the morning for a chicken dinner.

Stars In the Sky

This Korean pub in Edmonds has built a reputation for slinging some seriously excellent Korean fried chicken (KFC), which diners can order “naked” or seasoned in choices of Asian garlic, sweet and spicy, extra spicy, and honey butter garlic.

Pioneer Square D&E

Pioneer Square’s highly sought-out fried chicken purveyor has full birds on offer, but also features wings with maple Sriracha sauce that can be ordered on their own or with waffles. Sides to consider include curry cauliflower, dirty fries with brisket, and smoked tofu hummus with vegetables for dipping. Proof of vaccination required for dining in.

Marco Polo Bar & Grill

This Georgetown bar serves up what is billed as “world famous broasted chicken” — and it lives up to the hype, particularly in wing form. The star food attraction is available for takeout, and diners can also get growlers, wine, and bottles of liquors to go. There’s also onsite dining both indoors and on an outdoor patio.

Ba Bar Capitol Hill

A plate of breaded and fried chicken wings.
The Saigon chicken wings at Ba Bar.
Courtesy of Ba Bar

Eric Banh’s Ba Bar restaurant, with locations in Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, and University Village, serves some of the crunchiest, most satisfying Vietnamese-style wings in the city. The gluten-free batter is crunchy, the sauce is sticky with caramelized sugar, and the accompanying nuoc cham adds funk, tang, and a hint of spiciness.

A plate of breaded and fried chicken wings.
The Saigon chicken wings at Ba Bar.
Courtesy of Ba Bar

Hue Ky Mi Gia

A plate of fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
Fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
Jenise Silva

The International District is full of gems, but this low-key Chinese-Vietnamese haven is one of the most treasured thanks to its fried butter chicken wings. Enough avid fans have caught onto these flavorful treats that the restaurant expanded down to Kent and Tacoma, too. It’s open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

A plate of fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
Fried butter chicken wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia.
Jenise Silva

The Westy Roosevelt

The jumbo wings at this sports bar with locations in West Seattle and the Roosevelt neighborhood serves its jumbo wings with a huge variety of dry and wet options, from classic Buffalo to jerk to sriracha-Thai basil. The prices (ten for $18) are also reasonable considering the size of the wings.

Chi Mac

Chi Mac’s Korean chicken wings in a cardboard tray.
Chi Mac specializes in Korean wings.
Chi Mac/Facebook

The U District’s Chi Mac does a good job catering to the college crown with crushable chicken wings. They’re made with a light touch, whether diners choose dry, parmesan-sprinkled snow wings or delicately glazed, crispy soy garlic.

Chi Mac’s Korean chicken wings in a cardboard tray.
Chi Mac specializes in Korean wings.
Chi Mac/Facebook

Quick Pack Food Mart

A plate of chicken wings from Quick Pack Food Mart.
Quick Pack’s wings are best fresh out of the fryer.
Jenise Silva

Given the breakneck pace of development in this south Seattle neighborhood, here’s hoping Quick Pack is a holdout for years to come. When fresh out of the fryer, the oversized, well-seasoned wings at this unassuming Central District convenience store rival make for one fantastic grab-and-go snack.

A plate of chicken wings from Quick Pack Food Mart.
Quick Pack’s wings are best fresh out of the fryer.
Jenise Silva

Lil Red Takeout and Catering

A pile of barbecue wings on a platter at Lil Red Takeout and Catering.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering serves succulent barbecue wings.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering

Southern barbecue meets Jamaican flavors at this modest restaurant and catering service on Rainier Avenue S in Columbia City. The barbecue wings are sizable and succulent, but one can also opt for jerk-spiced wings, lemon pepper-seasoned, and teriyaki, or opt for a party platter. There are no wrong answers.

A pile of barbecue wings on a platter at Lil Red Takeout and Catering.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering serves succulent barbecue wings.
Lil Red Takeout and Catering

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

The Columbia City restaurant is known for a mix of Jamaican and Louisiana cuisine, from jerk chicken to gumbo, but also has some killer wings, coated with a sweet mango sauce and habanero. Best washed down with any number of excellent choices from the rum-heavy takeout cocktail list. For those who want some fresh air, there’s a few tables out on a sidewalk patio.

Drae's Lake Route Eatery

This welcoming Rainier Valley spot serves comfort food in a casual space. The variety of sauces available are somewhat typical — buffalo, lemon pepper, and chipotle barbecue — but the plump wings are crisped to perfection, delivering a rewarding crunch with every bite.

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