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The Best Wings in Cleveland

The song doesn't lie - Cleveland, for sure, rocks. This Midwestern mecca has become one of America's finest cities for commerce, culture, sports, and cuisine - and restaurants with the best wings in Cleveland deliver some of the most creative meals out there. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Cleveland heading out to when they're looking for the best wings in town? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from the city's in-the-know diners to identify the hottest spots for wings in the city of rock and roll. From classic steakhouses, bistros and taverns to cutting-edge fusion spots, bars, and wineries, spots with the best wings in Cleveland have something intriguing to offer all diners. Grab a table in the city and get a great meal at one of these fine establishments tonight!

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10 Restaurants
Updated December 02, 2019
Restaurants:Betts - Cleveland, Pier W, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Orange Village
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown Cleveland, Lakewood, Beachwood
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Betts - Cleveland

$$$$
American
Downtown Cleveland
4.2
301 reviews
Right in the heart of downtown, Parker's delivers some of the best wings in Cleveland. This upscale American favorite has one of the more creative menus in all of Cleveland. Start with one of the favorites on the appetizer menu. These include the wings with salsa verde and smoked blue cheese whip or the "with the works" pub fries with bacon and scallions. The main courses include upscale takes on pub favorites. Try the mac and cheese with smoked ham and gruyere, or the chicken pot pie with creamed leeks and foraged mushrooms.

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Pier W

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakewood
4.8
8657 reviews
Pier W is one of the standout Cleveland restaurants. This renovated marvel on the Gold Coast features some of the city's most engaging interiors and spectacular vistas. Styled to resemble a luxury cruise liner, Pier W boasts a water view and a glimpse at Cleveland's distinctive skyline. Stop off at the bar for a range of pub favorites. Try the Japanese barbecue crispy pork wings or the bisque with lobster and brandy. Simply-prepared seafood dishes include pan-seared Great Lakes walleye and Pacific white sturgeon.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Orange Village

$$$$
American
Beachwood
3.8
1929 reviews
The Cleveland-area installment of this Midwest favorite is an excellent place for an upscale steakhouse meal. Start with the Firebirds signature wings, made with hot buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and celery. Pair them with some of the restaurant's signature dishes. These include slow-roasted prime rib, American Kobe beef meatloaf, and pineapple chicken. For those looking for an intriguing new taste, try the restaurant's Impossible Burger. Made with a plant-based patty, the burger includes Tillamook cheddar and a brioche bun.

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Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill

$$$$
Steakhouse
Northfield
4.5
2723 reviews
This installment of the local-favorite bar and grill is an excellent place for some wings, sports, and drinks. The restaurant's confit chicken wings come slow-cooked and quick-fried. They come finished with garlic, cilantro, and tequila-lime butter. For dinner, select from one of the Kosar's traditional steakhouse selections. Try the short rib, strip steak, filet mignon, or veal Milanese. Add on seafood favorites like diver scallops, lobster Oscar, or King Crab Oscar. Stick around for dessert to try Bernie's "Towering Chocolate Fudge Cake," with whipped cream and berry garnish. Fun fact: this restaurant gets its name from Browns legend Bernie Kosar.

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Pickwick & Frolic

$$$$
American
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
4.8
1380 reviews
Great wings and great shows are on tap at the playful Pickwick & Frolic in Downtown Cleveland. Offering "a full menu of fun," Pickwick & Frolic features everything from murder mystery shows, drag shows, and comedy acts alongside a creative menu. Oven-roasted jumbo chicken wings come dry-rubbed with garlic Parmesan or lemon pepper. Don't miss the wood-fired pizzas at Pickwick. The "American bistro" includes marinara, pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella, and much more. For a classic local taste, stick around for dessert and Cleveland's own "Country Parlour Ice Cream."

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Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

$$$$
Italian
Cleveland West
4.7
524 reviews
This classic Italian restaurant in the heart of Berea serves up some of the best wings in Cleveland. Trek out to the Helwig Whistle Stop to find Carloni's, a traditional place with plenty of favorites on the menu. Grab a seat in the welcoming dining room to snack on the jumbo buffalo wings with flavors like Italian herb and dry cajun rub. On the weekends, grab the Lake Erie yellow perch special for an authentic Ohio favorite taste. This local hit includes cheese and potato pierogies, potato pancakes, or hand-cut fries.

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Frederick's Wine and Dine

$$$$
Contemporary American
Warrensville
4.1
310 reviews
A custom-built fifty-foot bar is the featured highlight at this upscale Warrensville Heights restaurant. Frederick's also boasts some of the best wings in Cleveland. Try them in flavors like garlic, garlic parm, and barbecue, alongside blue cheese and celery sticks. Seafood is a highlight at Frederick's. Head to the sandwich menu to try a shrimp po' body, made with lettuce, tomato, and the house signature Po'Boy sauce. The Southern-style catfish sandwich is a pure delight on whole-wheat bread. A buffalo chicken sandwich features Frederick's house buffalo sauce with blue cheese.

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Austin's Woodfire Grille - Brecksville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Brecksville
4.7
852 reviews
A classic American bar and grill in nearby Brecksville, Austin's Woodfire Grille is a perfect place for work dinner or get-together with friends and family. Begin the meal with some of Austin's famous "real wings." These jumbo wings come tossed in hot, medium, or mild sauce alongside blue cheese and celery. The must-get at Austin's? The famous Austin's ribs. These baby-back ribs come smoked in the restaurant's ovens over hickory wood and topped with house-made barbecue sauce. For those who want a caffeine kick, try the restaurant's specialty coffee drinks. The Tia Maria includes Cointreau, coffee, and whipped cream with a flame-glazed sugar rim.

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Cleveland

$$$$
American
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
4.4
1127 reviews
For the rock and roll city of Cleveland, some of its best times are at the city's House of Blues. This performance venue and restaurant features sterling live acts and some of the best wings in Cleveland. Head in for some hot tunes and Southern-styled cuisine. The HOB wings feature a pound of wings served three ways. Choose from Texas barbecue, Nashville style, or traditional buffalo. The main dishes include jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and fettuccine with Cajun cream sauce.

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Nano Brew

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Ohio City
4.6
147 reviews
Wings and beer make for an unbeatable combination. In Cleveland, few restaurants do it better than the Nano Brew Restaurant. Start the meal with the restaurant's signature "chicken nuggets" or "buffalo nuggets" with barbecue sauce or hot honey mustard. For an entree, try the restaurant's famous "Spicy" burger with American, roasted poblano peppers, and caramelized onion. Try one of the brewery's signature beers like the fudge milk stout or "Nano Kolsch" alongside dinner or lunch.

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