Top 11 wing stops in Dayton
By: Vivienne Machi and Kamron Taylor, Staff Writers
Believe it or not: there are a TON of great wing places in the Dayton Metro Area. When we decided to do a taste test to determine the best wings in town, we came up with a list of over 25 spots to grab great wings, once you factored in the chains and local hangouts. That was a little more chicken than any of us were ready to handle in one day.
This list has been pared down to our top hyperlocal stops. In no particular order, these wings will rock your world.
1. JJ's Fish and Chicken
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They've got the traditional wing-style down pat, and have several spots on Dayton's west side for ultimate convenience.
Location: 4633 N. Main St., Dayton
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Info:Facebook | 937-610-1010
2. McIntosh Pub
Photo source: Facebook.
Wild Wing Wednesday at McIntosh's Pub is the best time to grab 10 wings (like these scrumptious barbeque wings) for $6.50. For those of us who like the chicken, minus the mess that sauces make, McIntosh's dry rub wings are the real deal.
Location: 6 E. Franklin St., Bellbrook
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight
Info:Facebook | (937) 848-3200
3. TJ Chumps
Maybe you've checked out TJ Chumps before, but have never opted for the wings. You should change that immediately and order up a basket of medium-style wings, extra crispy.
Location: Englewood, Fairborn, Huber Heights, Miamisburg
Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Info: Facebook | 937-859-4000
4. Archer's Tavern
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From the dry Archers to the Wing and a Prayer, each specialty sauce is a treat for your tastebuds whether you go for the "World's 2nd Best Wings" or the boneless wings.
Location: Centerville, Kettering
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 222-2257
5. Lock 27 Brewing
Photo by: Vivienne Machi
It's no secret that Dayton.com loves its local beer scene. Even better is when a local brewery has incredible food to pair with its great beers, like Lock 27's dry rubbed, house smoked wings served up right with housemade sriracha blue cheese dip. You won't want to share.
Location: 1035 S. Main St., Centerville
Hours: Monday to Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m., Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 433-2739
6. Hinders Sports Bar & Grill
Hinders is a "no frills" sort of spot up in Tipp City, but we will gladly forego the fine dining to indulge in their wings. Pick between the easy sitters (mild), butt warmers (medium) or our personal fave, the ass kickers (hot). The names don't lie.
Location: 902 W. Main St., Tipp City
Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - midnight, Saturday-Sunday noon to 1 a.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 667-4433
7. Blind Bob’s Bar
Photo by: Vivienne MachiLocation: 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton
For those of us who live in the Oregon District, it's practically a weekly ritual to stop over at Bob's and order up some bourbon wings. These hand-breaded crispy wings get the sweet treatment in their sauce, and the end product definitely gets all of our taste buds dancing.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 938-6405
8. Elsa’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
Yes, Elsa's has the Mexican food angle down, but its nine wing sauces are all on point as well. The everyday eater would go gaga over the sweet Thai sauce wings, but if you're a brave soul (and over 21), challenge yourself with Mike's "I'm On Fire Ready To Die" wings.
Location: Centerville, Dayton, Kettering
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 938-7372
9. The Wright Wing
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When you're in the mood for straight-up, perfectly cooked and sauced buffalo wings, the Wright Wing delivers the classic taste every time.
Location: 1864 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight
Info: Facebook | (937) 318-8525
10. De'Lish Dayton
De'Lish is THE place to grab wings downtown before a night out or on a discount for Wind Down Wednesdays. Who knew messy wings could make you feel classy, but at De'Lish, they pull it off.
Location: 139 N. Main St., Dayton
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 461-2233
If you haven’t gathered by now, chicken wings are a big deal in the Dayton area. Many say they have the best, but our readers gave Bunkers the poultry prize for the 2016 Best of Dayton. “We do jumbo wings. You can get them breaded or naked. They are mighty tasty with our homemade sauces,” manager Amy Glavin said.
Location: 893 E National Rd., Vandalia
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Info: Facebook | (937) 890-8899