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The Best Chicken Wing Spots in Tampa, according to our readers

Plate of wings covered in a bright orange sauce
Photo via Fat Rabbit Pub

Tampa has some phenomenal spots for chicken wings. We put out a call to our readers to let us know their favorite spots for wings in the city. There were some clear favorites, and the voting left us salivating. Below you’ll find the top wing spots in Tampa in order of the number of votes they received. For this list, we’re including the top 7 spots submitted to us. Don’t see your favorite Tampa wing spot listed? Let us know your favorite via email. We want to experience as many great Tampa restaurants as we can.

Hattricks Tavern

107 S Franklin Street • Website


Customers keep coming back for Hattricks Famous shake-n-bake or Buffalo-style wings served with bleu cheese or ranch. This is the space to catch the Lightning or the Bucs on TV while enjoying a few dozen wings. It’s a hotspot for after work drinks, and has been a part of the community since 1997.

Fat Rabbit Pub

16029 Tampa Palms Blvd W • Website

Fat Rabbit is a relative newcomer to the Tampa wing scene. This unassuming space in Tampa Palms is a laid back joint that overdelivers on flavor. Reviewers celebrated jumbo wings for being perfectly crispy. They also won the 2020 Best of the Bay Award for best wings, so the secret might already be out. The restaurant was also voted Best Neighborhood Bar in the Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best series.


Hot BBQ wings | Photo via Peabody’s


15333 Amberly Dr • Website

Peabody’s is an expansive sports bar in Tampa. The mozzarella sticks and garlic knots are reason enough to pull up a seat at the bar at Peabody’s, but our readers threw down for their wings, too. These jumbo wings are tossed in sauces such as mango habanero, hot garlic, hot bbq, lemon pepper, and teriyaki.

Twice baked chicken wings | Photo via The Blind Goat

Blind Goat

4106 Henderson Blvd • Website

The Blind Goat strives to create a top-shelf social experience for the local community, while also staying true to the roots of American nightlife culture. Their wings are oven baked, rather than fried, but they still maintain a tasty crispy texture. Sauces include  Carolina Gold, Tuscan Dry Rub, and a scorching hot sauce called “Vision Quest.”

Classic Buffalo wings | Photo via The Press Box

The Press Box

222 S Dale Mabry Hwy • Website

Press Box has served Tampa since 1987 and folks have been raving about their wings since day 1. They also offer $1 wings every Tuesday if you’re looking for a good deal. They even offer a super tasty fried sweet and sour chicken wing.

Photo via Lee’s Grocery

Lee’s Grocery

2210 N. Central Ave • Website

The Lee’s Grocery building, now owned and operated by Jennifer Hatchcock, was built in 1884. Today it still serves up one of the best pizzas in Tampa. Their wings are super popular with the community. Those sweet Thai chili wings and sriracha wings are pure fire.

plate of parmesan dusted chicken wings plated with golden fries.
Garlic Parmesan wings | Photo via Wing Boyz

Wing Boyz

4990 E Busch Blvd • Website

Wing Boys Deli makes over 100 flavors for Wings-Shrimp-Fried Ribs. They do a lot, and darn do they do it well. Their sauces range from bourbon to garlic, honey bbq to jerk, and lemon pepper to cajun. There are a variety of flavors under each category.

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