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Steak Shapiro’s Top 12 Wing Spots In Atlanta

In twenty-five years of talking food and restaurants in Atlanta, there is one conversation where the passion runs the deepest…..WINGS. All shapes and sizes, all flavors, ethnic origins and cultural backgrounds, and I have finally landed on perhaps the most important list ever created.  I give you the wing spots that must be visited to truly understand how we are the wing capital of the world.  In alphabetical order I give you my top 11 wing spots in Atlanta.
 
Bucket Shop Cafe - Wings | Photo: Facebook/bucketshopatlanta
Bucket Shop Cafe – Wings | Photo: Facebook/bucketshopatlanta

The Bucket Shop Cafe

Buckhead has their own version of an iconic wing spot and it’s right next to Lenox Mall at The Bucket Shop. Delivering suit and tie guys next to industry “just off work” servers some of the tastiest jumbo buffalo wings you can find.
 
B And L Wings - Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings
B And L Wings – Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

B&L Wings

This a favorite in the Atlanta Eats offices from the time they first came on the scene selling out every week with their ghost kitchen and the coolest Instagram following.  Once you dig deep into their hot honey lemon pepper wings and perfect bleu cheese alongside, you may never crave another kind of wing again.
 
Clay's Sports Cafe - Wings | Photo: Yelp
Clay’s Sports Cafe – Wings | Photo: Yelp

Clay’s Sports Cafe

We travel OTP to Sandy Springs for a spot that more folks have talked to me about on Twitter than any wing location in the city. When I finally made the trip to Clay’s I understood why, the wings are phenomenal and huge and filled with perfect flavors like honey bbq and garlic parmesan.  
 

 

Firepit Pizza Tavern

Grant Park has a true gem in this tavern that serves up pizza, really delicious food and the coldest beer, but the headliner is for sure the wings. When numerous Atlanta Eats staffers dubbed Firepit as their best meal of 2019 it’s time to run not walk to get a piece of the lemon pepper madness.
 

J.R. Cricket’s

Donald Glover took this wing franchise that started in the 80’s to the next level with ridiculous lemon pepper shout out’s on the show Atlanta. All the locations are strong but the Union City is my choice and the fries alongside are “money.”
 
The Local - Buffalo and Lemon Pepper Wings | Photo: Yelp
The Local – Buffalo and Lemon Pepper Wings | Photo: Yelp

The Local

A truly iconic bar that had gotten as famous for the Monday night Karaoke as for the smoked wings themselves. Everything feels right about The Local as do the Korean BBQ flavored and Tikki Masala which will change your life.
 
LT's Wings - Lemon Pepper | Photo: Yelp
LT’s Wings – Lemon Pepper | Photo: Yelp

LT’s Wings

The tradition and the simplicity of LT’s is what locals flocking here when they truly want to get their wing fix on. No muss, no fuss, grab the Cajun Lemon Pepper a table outside and thank me later.
 
 

Hoot’s

Be excited, like really excited for the franchise inspired from the mother ship Hooter’s and delivering a mind numbing array of wings and sauces that will let everyone in the family leave happy.  The Shapiro household likes to get down with the roasted garlic and the breaded 3 Mile Island.
 
Jack's Pizza & Wings - Strawberry Lemon Pepper | Photo: Yelp
Jack’s Pizza & Wings – Strawberry Lemon Pepper | Photo: Yelp

Jack’s Pizza and Wings

We love the dive bar setting, the diverse crowd and the way that Jack’s knows what they are famous for and just keeps delivering a great wing product.  Grab one of their cheap drinks and oven baked sriracha wings and call it a perfect night.
 
 
 

Magic City

The wings here at one of the most famous strip clubs in America were famous even before the NBA’s Lou Williams took it to the next level by being here and not the bubble.  The reputation is well earned and now they ship all over the country so folks in Akron and Seattle can get a taste for the “LouWill Lemon Pepper 50”  
 
Smith's Olde Bar | Photo: Facebook/SmithsOldeBar
Smith’s Olde Bar | Photo: Facebook/SmithsOldeBar

Smith’s Olde Bar

I love institutions that matter in Atlanta and there is no arguing the music, sports on the TV and phenomenal wings at this treasure.  As the original home of Fox Bros. Smith’s knows what wings mean to the city so grab a cold one and grab the sweet heat wings and enjoy.
 

Wing Factory

More youth sports teams have learned about what a real chicken wing order is from Wing Factory than any other spot in Atlanta. Delivering the perfect sports bar vibe and a combination of wings and sauces that will have that girls softball team as happy as those giants on the high school offensive line. 

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