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13 Phenomenal Wings in the Twin Cities

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The wing scene in the Twin Cities has never been stronger. Famous local wing joints like Runyon’s, The Monte Carlo, and Ray J’s are holding their own, while many other wing specialists have emerged from a variety of neighborhoods employing many different styles. Here’s a list of the tasty options all available for takeout.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eli's Food & Cocktails

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1225 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-9997
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Classy yet casual Eli’s offers wings at their downtown and Northeast locations. Get these wings hot with traditional buffalo sauce and Black River blue cheese dressing, or with the spice cooled down a bit on their honey soy wings served with sriracha aioli. There’s also a rolling chicken wing of the week special, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page for the limited-time wonderful wings on the menu.

Sriracha glazed wings at Eli’s
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2. The Monte Carlo

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219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-5900
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This North Loop landmark was established in 1906 and they boast ownership of some of the most famous wings in town.  Ingredients like cinnamon, red pepper flake, cumin, oregano, celery salt, onion powder, and many more make up their signature “Beijing Style” flavor. They are a king among wings.

Some of the most famous wings in the metro area
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3. Runyon's

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107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 332-7158

An institution of the Twin Cities wing scene since its opening in 1985, Runyon’s is a must for any wings enthusiast. The buffalo sauce is a balance between crunchy and juicy, but wings are available extra crispy in that classic sauce.

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4. Ray J's American Grill

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500 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 353-4554
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Ray J’s whole fresh, jumbo wings have become a staple of the Twin Cities food scene, with locations in Northeast Minneapolis and Woodbury. The buffalo and homestyle wings are both classics, but if you’re in an adventurous mood try the Nutty Rooster made with Sriracha peanut butter sauce.

5. B.A.D Wingz

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519 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 545-5059
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Newcomer B.A.D Wingz is already garnering attention for their chicken and plant-based wings.  There’s a wide range of sauces and rubs, from traditional options like buffalo and lemon pepper to creative concoctions like Cashville hot (a slightly sweeter riff on Nashville hot).

6. Spring Street Tavern

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355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 627-9123
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A classic bar of Northeast with fantastic wings that are crispy crusty on the outside, juicy tender on the inside, and properly affordable. Get them “naked,” in the special house-seasoning for classic wing satisfaction.

7. Cedar Inn

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4155 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 729-9785

A neighborhood bar that’s been around forever and keeps locals happy with an extensive beer menu and wings that are both delicious and affordable. The Sticky Asian wings are a local favorite and the traditional buffalo also checks out.

Get the whole wing
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8. Tracy's Saloon & Eatery

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2207 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 332-1865
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Southwest of downtown in the Seward neighborhood lies Tracy’s, an essential wing spot for more than 35 years.  There’s a great selection of both dry rub and wet sauces to satisfy the palate of any wing enthusiast. The wet lemon pepper mustard sets them apart. 

A must stop for any wing lover: Tracy’s Saloon
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9. Blue Door Pub St. Paul

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1811 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 493-1865
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With locations in St. Paul and Longfellow, there isn’t an excuse not to take advantage of the eleven different flavors of sauces applied to one-pound orders of wings.  The traditional buffalo sauce has a “Make it Scary” option for some extra heat. 

Go beyond the famous burgers at Blue Door Pub
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10. Red Rabbit St. Paul

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788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 444-5995
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These smoky, tender wings are charred by Red Rabbit’s wood fire oven and served with an herby, garlicky, spicy sauce over top.

11. Hickory Hut

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647 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 224-9464
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The original Art Song’s, Hickory Hut has a long history of keeping the Twin Cities full of whole fried wings that are crisped to perfection and coated with a signature salty, spicy, impossible to recreate seasoning blend. 

That secret spice blend is irresistible
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12. Hmongtown Marketplace

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217 Como Ave
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 487-3700
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Where one wing equals a whole meal. The appendage is stuffed with bean thread noodles, ground meat, expertly put back together and cooked right into a piece poultry heaven.

Each wing is its own meal.
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13. Alary's Bar

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139 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-7717
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Go dry rub on these crispy wings for a zingy spice blend that is just begging for a dunk in tangy ranch sauce.

1. Eli's Food & Cocktails

1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sriracha glazed wings at Eli’s
Eli’s/Facebook

Classy yet casual Eli’s offers wings at their downtown and Northeast locations. Get these wings hot with traditional buffalo sauce and Black River blue cheese dressing, or with the spice cooled down a bit on their honey soy wings served with sriracha aioli. There’s also a rolling chicken wing of the week special, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page for the limited-time wonderful wings on the menu.

1225 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

2. The Monte Carlo

219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Some of the most famous wings in the metro area
Yelp

This North Loop landmark was established in 1906 and they boast ownership of some of the most famous wings in town.  Ingredients like cinnamon, red pepper flake, cumin, oregano, celery salt, onion powder, and many more make up their signature “Beijing Style” flavor. They are a king among wings.

219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Runyon's

107 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Runyon’s/Facebook

An institution of the Twin Cities wing scene since its opening in 1985, Runyon’s is a must for any wings enthusiast. The buffalo sauce is a balance between crunchy and juicy, but wings are available extra crispy in that classic sauce.

107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. Ray J's American Grill

500 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Ray J’s whole fresh, jumbo wings have become a staple of the Twin Cities food scene, with locations in Northeast Minneapolis and Woodbury. The buffalo and homestyle wings are both classics, but if you’re in an adventurous mood try the Nutty Rooster made with Sriracha peanut butter sauce.

500 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

5. B.A.D Wingz

519 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Newcomer B.A.D Wingz is already garnering attention for their chicken and plant-based wings.  There’s a wide range of sauces and rubs, from traditional options like buffalo and lemon pepper to creative concoctions like Cashville hot (a slightly sweeter riff on Nashville hot).

519 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

6. Spring Street Tavern

355 Monroe St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

A classic bar of Northeast with fantastic wings that are crispy crusty on the outside, juicy tender on the inside, and properly affordable. Get them “naked,” in the special house-seasoning for classic wing satisfaction.

355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

7. Cedar Inn

4155 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Get the whole wing
Cedar Inn/Facebook

A neighborhood bar that’s been around forever and keeps locals happy with an extensive beer menu and wings that are both delicious and affordable. The Sticky Asian wings are a local favorite and the traditional buffalo also checks out.

4155 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

8. Tracy's Saloon & Eatery

2207 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
A must stop for any wing lover: Tracy’s Saloon
Yelp

Southwest of downtown in the Seward neighborhood lies Tracy’s, an essential wing spot for more than 35 years.  There’s a great selection of both dry rub and wet sauces to satisfy the palate of any wing enthusiast. The wet lemon pepper mustard sets them apart. 

2207 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

9. Blue Door Pub St. Paul

1811 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
Go beyond the famous burgers at Blue Door Pub
Blue Door Pub/Facebook

With locations in St. Paul and Longfellow, there isn’t an excuse not to take advantage of the eleven different flavors of sauces applied to one-pound orders of wings.  The traditional buffalo sauce has a “Make it Scary” option for some extra heat. 

1811 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

10. Red Rabbit St. Paul

788 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

These smoky, tender wings are charred by Red Rabbit’s wood fire oven and served with an herby, garlicky, spicy sauce over top.

788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

11. Hickory Hut

647 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
That secret spice blend is irresistible
Hickory Hut/Facebook

The original Art Song’s, Hickory Hut has a long history of keeping the Twin Cities full of whole fried wings that are crisped to perfection and coated with a signature salty, spicy, impossible to recreate seasoning blend. 

647 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

12. Hmongtown Marketplace

217 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
Each wing is its own meal.
Kathleen S./Yelp

Where one wing equals a whole meal. The appendage is stuffed with bean thread noodles, ground meat, expertly put back together and cooked right into a piece poultry heaven.

217 Como Ave
St Paul, MN 55103

13. Alary's Bar

139 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

Go dry rub on these crispy wings for a zingy spice blend that is just begging for a dunk in tangy ranch sauce.

139 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

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