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Looking for Good Chicken Wings in Northern VA

I am a diehard chicken wing fan and I have yet to find a place in Northern Virginia that is top notch. My favorite place is actually near Charleston, SC where my brother lives. It is a chain called Wild Wing. I use all them as a comparison to all the ones I eat at here and none come close. I have tried wings at Buffalo Wing University, Hooters, Champs, Kilroy's, and Damons just to name a few and they don't compare to Wild Wing.

Does anyone know of any really good places to get a variety of different types of wings in Northern Virginia? I am desperate for a great place not the mediocre ones I have eaten at.

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  1. I think the best hot wings are at Bungalow Billiards - especially with the 3 mile island sauce on the side. Their blue cheese is pretty good, too.

    The best wings in general are the wood fired ones at Johnny's Half Shell on Cap Hill, btw.

    Buffalo Wing Factory is a local chain that has baseline decent hot wings but also quite a few flavors.

    Edit: Just found out that BWF is related familialy to Wing University - so they're probably pretty similar - but again - this is just a baseline imo.

    Jimmy as in Jimmy's in Herndon is from Buffalo and offers wings, but oddly enough I think they're nearly the worst thing on the otherwise terrific menu.

    1. I love wings, and can be picky - but I don't have a standard to which I hold my wings to. I love the wings at Clydes - they are plump, nicely crisp, not a lot of skin and have a decent sauce. I like these enough b/c of the combo I described above. They don't offer different flavors - but I am really not into that anyways.

      Give them a try :)

      1. So I am not so picky about wings, as I don't eat them all that often, but I like Rhodeside Gill, not the pepper sauce though! There have been some rather recent threads on this you can probably find?

        1. For what its worth, there is a Wild Wing location in Chesapeake, VA.

          My favorite place around for the variety of different styles, as you describe, is Buffalo Wing Factory. If you are just looking for straight up hot buffalo style wings, its a matter of personal preference it seems. I too like Bungalow Billiards in this regard.

          1. Another place (I don't know if there is one in NOVA) that I love spicy wings from is a chain called Cluck U Chicken.