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Jan 13, 2005 09:45 AM

Best Chicken Wings in Tampa Bay

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I would like to compile a list of one of my favorite foods. Chicken Wings!

Please share your favorite wing experiences with me . . .

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  1. Varsity Club has awesome wings -- try the kamikaze ones! I frequent the location at the corner of Hwy 19 & Coachman Road, but I believe there are other locations in the area.

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    1. re: Elaine

      The best wings in Tampa are from Wingstop on S. Dale Mabry and Neptune. The Garlic Parmesan are THE BEST. The hot wings are wonderful too. TRY THEM! You will LOVE THEM.

      1. re: joanie1963

        I am so happy I did a search for best wings in tampa, i had no idea there was a wingstop here. Used to eat there all the time in San Antonio. Very nice wings there plus the fries rock! The Cajun flavor is my fave....

    2. My current fave is from China Kitchen in downtown St. Pete: chicken wings with garlic sauce. Excellent, spicy flavor (though obviously different from buffalo wings) and a bargain - $2.95 for 8 pieces (four wings). No celery or blue cheese dressing, tho. It's a mostly carryout place, though they do have three or four booths. 268 3rd Street South, 727-820-0889. (It's in the same shopping center as the relatively new Publix). As for Buffalo wings, I had surprisingly good ones at the Green Iquana on Westshore Blvd. in South Tampa. Most of the chains don't do much for me....

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      1. re: Bergerman
        Tandoori Girl

        I'll second Green Iguana on Westshore.

        1. re: Tandoori Girl

          Ill third to the Green Iguana

          1. re: Rick

            never tried the wings but the sauce they use on the buffalo chicken wrap is awesome, very spicey!

      2. Winner's Grill make really nice Garlic Wings...
        Kind of the standard buttery buffalo recipe with minced garlic...

        Hillsborough Ave. near Oldsmar...
        Linebaugh and Country Way...
        A couple others...

        1. Thanks for the input so far.

          A few of my favorite places are:

          - Midtown Sundries in downtown Saint Petersburg. Their Barbalo wings are excellent. The sauce is a mixture of buffalo and BBQ. They are then grilled and served with cold celery and a special bleu cheese that you will taste until the next day.

          - Hoppers in Westchase (Noth Tampa). Their garlic buffalo wings are always excellent, naked.

          - Casual Clam on DR MLK JR ST N. Their wings used to be juicy and succulent. Not so sure anymore.

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          1. re: Little T.

            Hoppers not back, not sure on the other two.

            Hooters, stay far far away, Horrible buffalo wings if you truly like buffalo wings.

            1. re: Little T.

              Sadly, Midtown Sundries closed their doors in November of 2014. Those wings will be missed.

            2. Here's a few I like in Tampa, FL: Hooters, The Wing House, Winners Grill, Hoppers, Beef 'O' Brady's, McDivot'(Westchase), Fred Flemings, The Press Box.

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              1. re: Lanny

                Sorry but not true buffalo wings, Press Box is the closest from what I remember but Beef or Bradys and Hooters and the Wind House are horrible imitations of true buffalo wings. I can't stand any of them.