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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 demand for ever-popular wings has never waned whether it’s game day or a regular hankering of the munchies. No matter the occasion, 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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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7. 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.

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. Blue Door Pub University

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1514 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 367-4964
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With four 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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10. 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.

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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 for 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. 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.

13. 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.

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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With two Twins Cities locations, 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.

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15. 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.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Spring Street Tavern

355 Monroe St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Spring Street Tavern

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

7. 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

8. Tracy's Saloon & Eatery

2207 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tracy’s

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. Blue Door Pub University

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

With four 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

10. Red Rabbit St. Paul

788 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Red Rabbit

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

11. Hickory Hut

647 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Hickory Hut

This Saint Paul icon is known for 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. 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

13. 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

14. Cora's Best Chicken Wings

168 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107
Cora’s

With two Twins Cities locations, 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. 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

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