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Buffalo wings from Runyon’s Tavern.
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Where to Find Wings in the Twin Cities

Flats, drumsticks, jumbo wings, or even vegan varieties, it’s all here

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Buffalo wings from Runyon’s Tavern.
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The news continues to be rampant with updates regarding the great chicken shortage of 2021. Supply chain woes have wreaked havoc on many products and consumer goods, and chicken wings have not been spared.

Despite this hiccup, the demand for ever-popular wings has never waned. In the midst of the great chicken sandwich wars that fast-food companies and restaurants alike are waging, wings remain a top contender in the poultry world. Whether one wants wings as a side piece to their pizza and beer, or as a go-to meal for the everyday spice hound, here are 15 places in the Twin Cities to get a wing fix.

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1. Spring Street Tavern

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355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 627-9123
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With four different sauces slathered on its award-winning wings, Spring Street Tavern caters to all types of wing enthusiasts. The ultimate heat lover can find enjoyment in its dry rub lemon pepper curry wings.

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2. Ray J's American Grill

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500 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 353-4554
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This Northeast Minneapolis staple, known for its jumbo wings in full or half orders, satisfies tame to adventurous tastebuds with eight diverse sauce types.

3. Blue Door Pub University

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1514 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 367-4964
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With two locations in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Blue Door Pub is a fixture in the local wing circuit. For spice buffs searching for something extra daring, there’s a “make it scary” option.

Blue Door Pub’s diverse wing selections
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4. B.A.D Wingz

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 545-5059
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Minneapolis restaurateurs Gerard Klass and Brittney Klass opened up B.A.D. Wingz as a tribute to the wings served the Shorty & Wags way, with their own housemade sauces like Mpls Mambo and Lemon Pepper Wet wings. There’s also a plant-based “vingz” variety for meat-free fans.

5. The Monte Carlo

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219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-5900
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A Downtown Minneapolis institution since 1906, wings continue to be a star of the show at The Monte Carlo. Its “Beijing-style” preparation is packed with enough spices to stimulate all the senses.

6. Runyon's

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107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 332-7158
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Located seconds away from the Warehouse District in Downtown Minneapolis, Runyon’s was one of the first area restaurants to introduce Buffalo wings to its menu in 1984. The now-ubiquitous classic order still remains a top seller.

7. Eli's Food & Cocktails

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1225 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-9997
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With two locations in Downtown and Northeast Minneapolis, Eli’s has great wings to get an eating experience off on the right foot. Their honey soy wings with Sriracha aioli hits a little different.

8. Tracy's Saloon & Eatery

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2207 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 332-1865
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Whether oyster sauce wings, or wings dry rubbed in Ethiopian berbere seasoning, no-frills saloon Tracy’s has sauces and dry rubs to satiate a range of taste preferences.

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9. HmongTown Marketplace

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217 Como Ave
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 487-3700
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Stuffed with bean thread noodles and ground meat, wings are reassembled back into place for this meaty masterpiece from Frogtown’s Hmongtown Marketplace.

10. D-Spot

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7129 10th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 730-7768
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Out in Oakdale, D-Spot has been serving wings with fresh sauces for patrons since its inception. For the ultimate spice hound, opt for the fiery Seppuku wings.

11. Hickory Hut

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647 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 224-9464
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This Saint Paul icon is known its legendary dry rub from local restaurateur Art Song, made with an amalgam of spices to deliver a delectable wing.

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12. Alary's Bar

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139 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-7717
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Located adjacent to CHS Field, Alary’s offers tasty dry-rubbed wings to curb cravings while catching the latest sports game on TV.

13. Red Rabbit St. Paul

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788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 444-5995
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While many wing spots in the Twin Cities go with fried wings, Red Rabbit wood grills their wings with a creamy parmesan dip on the side.

14. Cora's Best Chicken Wings

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168 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 221-0020
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Located on the West side, Cora’s is serving up sweet or spicy wings with a side of Cantonese fare. There’s also the option to go boneless with a lemon pepper dry rub.

15. Cedar Inn

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4155 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 729-9785
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Known for its jumbo buffalo wings slathered with a selection of six different sauces and three dry rubs, the Cedar Inn has long satisfied wing aficionados from far and wide with their delicious wings.

1. Spring Street Tavern

355 Monroe St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Spring Street Tavern/official photo

With four different sauces slathered on its award-winning wings, Spring Street Tavern caters to all types of wing enthusiasts. The ultimate heat lover can find enjoyment in its dry rub lemon pepper curry wings.

355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

2. Ray J's American Grill

500 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

This Northeast Minneapolis staple, known for its jumbo wings in full or half orders, satisfies tame to adventurous tastebuds with eight diverse sauce types.

500 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

3. Blue Door Pub University

1514 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Blue Door Pub’s diverse wing selections
Blue Door Pub University/Facebook

With two locations in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Blue Door Pub is a fixture in the local wing circuit. For spice buffs searching for something extra daring, there’s a “make it scary” option.

1514 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

4. B.A.D Wingz

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Minneapolis restaurateurs Gerard Klass and Brittney Klass opened up B.A.D. Wingz as a tribute to the wings served the Shorty & Wags way, with their own housemade sauces like Mpls Mambo and Lemon Pepper Wet wings. There’s also a plant-based “vingz” variety for meat-free fans.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. The Monte Carlo

219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

A Downtown Minneapolis institution since 1906, wings continue to be a star of the show at The Monte Carlo. Its “Beijing-style” preparation is packed with enough spices to stimulate all the senses.

219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Runyon's

107 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Located seconds away from the Warehouse District in Downtown Minneapolis, Runyon’s was one of the first area restaurants to introduce Buffalo wings to its menu in 1984. The now-ubiquitous classic order still remains a top seller.

107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. Eli's Food & Cocktails

1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

With two locations in Downtown and Northeast Minneapolis, Eli’s has great wings to get an eating experience off on the right foot. Their honey soy wings with Sriracha aioli hits a little different.

1225 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. Tracy's Saloon & Eatery

2207 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tracy’s/official photo

Whether oyster sauce wings, or wings dry rubbed in Ethiopian berbere seasoning, no-frills saloon Tracy’s has sauces and dry rubs to satiate a range of taste preferences.

2207 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

9. HmongTown Marketplace

217 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

Stuffed with bean thread noodles and ground meat, wings are reassembled back into place for this meaty masterpiece from Frogtown’s Hmongtown Marketplace.

217 Como Ave
St Paul, MN 55103

10. D-Spot

7129 10th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128

Out in Oakdale, D-Spot has been serving wings with fresh sauces for patrons since its inception. For the ultimate spice hound, opt for the fiery Seppuku wings.

7129 10th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128

11. Hickory Hut

647 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Hickory Hut/official photo

This Saint Paul icon is known its legendary dry rub from local restaurateur Art Song, made with an amalgam of spices to deliver a delectable wing.

647 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

12. Alary's Bar

139 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

Located adjacent to CHS Field, Alary’s offers tasty dry-rubbed wings to curb cravings while catching the latest sports game on TV.

139 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

13. Red Rabbit St. Paul

788 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

While many wing spots in the Twin Cities go with fried wings, Red Rabbit wood grills their wings with a creamy parmesan dip on the side.

788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

14. Cora's Best Chicken Wings

168 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

Located on the West side, Cora’s is serving up sweet or spicy wings with a side of Cantonese fare. There’s also the option to go boneless with a lemon pepper dry rub.

168 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107

15. Cedar Inn

4155 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Known for its jumbo buffalo wings slathered with a selection of six different sauces and three dry rubs, the Cedar Inn has long satisfied wing aficionados from far and wide with their delicious wings.

4155 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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