The 9 Best Wings in Kentucky!

Whether you like the delicate flavor of mild heat combined with sweet spice, a more moderate international flavor like teriyaki or Cajun spices, or the set-your-mouth-on-fire boldness of atomic or crazy hot, you’ll find something to your liking at one of the 10 best spots for chicken wings in Kentucky. 

1. Shack in the Back BBQ, Fairdale, KY

This family-owned home-style barbecue place gives up some seriously good food. Everything at Shack in the Back BBQ in Fairdale, Kentucky, is made from scratch and slow-smoked to seal in that delicious flavor. Besides 12 flavors of wings from smoky to sweet to spicy, they have homemade potato chips, loaded fries, and turkey ribs. You won’t be disappointed here if you love good barbecue.

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2. Red State BBQ, Lexington, KY

Are you looking for a good place for barbeque and beer? Than try Red State BBQ in Lexington, Kentucky. Brisket, ribs, chicken, and pork are served up daily with a healthy dose of your favorite sauce. This little diner has won the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the last four years. You have to try the peach bread pudding with Sav’s Chill bourbon ice cream, too. 

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3. Joellaโ€™s Hot Chicken, Louisville, KY

Joella’s Hot Chicken in Louisville, Kentucky, is a unique blend of spices and a process that gives this iconic sweet-mean flavor that keeps you coming back for more. Taking good chicken and adding the flavor of the Deep South and its spirit is what makes this place different than any other. You can try wing flavors like Spiked Honey and Elle’s Fave, but if you’re really adventurous, try Fire-in-da-Hole. Smoke extinguishers are available upon request. 

4. Buffalo Wings & Rings, Multiple locations

If you’re looking for a good experience and great wings, visit Buffalo Wings & Rings. Craft beer, crazy good wings, and kids eat free on Mondays. You can’t get much better than this. Open since 1984, you can get wings from mild to atomic hot, and you can order wings in roasted garlic, teriyaki, peach habanero, Cajun dry rub, or the award-winning bourbon barbecue. 

5. Wing Station, Louisville, KY

Ranging from mild to spicy and tangy, Wing Station in Louisville, Kentucky, knows how to do wings. Bone-in or boneless, you can choose wings from flavors like Garlic Parmesan, Sweet Chili, Lemon Pepper, and Sweet BBQ in quantities from 10 to 100. They have all your favorites sides, too, like regular and sweet potato fries, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and dips. This is good Southern cooking.


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6. Dickmannโ€™s, Fort Wright, KY

Sports fans of Northern Kentucky, lend me your ear! If you haven’t been to Dickmann’s in Fort Wright, Kentucky yet, you need to stop by soon. If you love watching your favorite game while eating great wings, you’ll love traditional and boneless flavors like barbecue or hot barbecue, honey jalapeno, and spicy teriyaki. If wings aren’t your thing, you can also order hot sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and salads. This is a 21 and over eatery with over 38 varieties of on-tap, bottled and canned beers. 

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7. Knuck n Futz, Taylor Mill, KY

Celebrating 20 years in business, Knuck n Futz in Taylor Mill, Kentucky, has wing flavors that will tickle your taste buds. With favorites like Kajun Garlik Parmezan, Karibbean Jerk, Asian Five-Spice, and Razzberry Reaper Madnezz, they also have dry-rub varieties that start at mild and go all the way to solar flare hot. Boneless or bone-in, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is how to put the fire out. 


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8. Ski Daddyโ€™s, Russellville, KY

Are you looking for something a little different? Try Ski Daddy’s in Russellville, Kentucky. With a name like Ski Daddy’s, you know you’re getting something out of the ordinary. This menu includes catfish, gyros, chicken strips, and a great selection of chicken wings to satisfy the hungriest appetite. Sauces for the wings include mild, hot, toxic, barbecue, roasted garlic honey Dijon, Ski Sauce, and Asian Zing. To go along with your main food choice, you can pick fried pickle spears, corn on the cob, Texas toast, onion rings or fries, mushrooms, slaw, or celery. 


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9. Madison Gardens, Richmond, KY

You might not have dozens of wing sauce flavors from which to choose at Madison Gardens in Richmond, Kentucky, but you can count on the best tasting mild, medium, hot, or extra hot traditional and wet boneless wings around. You can complement your wing order with a New York Pizza Pie of your choice and a good cold beer. What could be better than that?

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