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A Guide to the Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken

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When the craving hits, nothing is better than the perfect plate of wings, with celery, blue cheese (or ranch, we don’t judge), and beer, of course. Sometimes underrated in summer months and then always in style during football season, whether they’re Buffalo, BBQ, sesame, or any other style, one thing’s for sure, they’re delicious. And in Hoboken, finding the best wings is as easy as can be. Keep reading for a roundup of the best chicken wings in Hoboken depending on your cravings. 

10th and Willow | 935 Willow Avenue


All the bases are covered here for a wing lover at 10th and Willow. The wings are available either classic or boneless, and with a choice of four sauces: hot, bbq, teriyaki, or Thai chili.  Diners can choose one or mix them up for a sampler platter of flavors. In addition to the wings, 10th and Willow has something special for seafood lovers, too. Both calamari and shrimp are available to be served Buffalo-style here.

Black Bear Bar + Grill | 205 Washington Street

Looking for wings, fun vibes, and specials? With over 50 TVs at the ready, whatever ‘your game’ is, it will certainly be on. The menu at Black Bear has all the bar food classics, including wings. There are wings on the appetizer menu daily with nine sauces to choose from (we love Chipotle BBQ) and boneless bites called “Bear Bites.”

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Carpe Diem Bar and Restaurant | 1405 Grand Street

This uptown gem is cozily nestled across from Bow Tie cinemas and serves up some of the most delicious wings in town. And, you don’t have to just take our word for it: Carpe Diem has won Best Wings in Hoboken two years in a row at the St. Francis “Wing and a Prayer” contest. With varieties including buffalo, BBQ, hoisin, or honey, you can cozy up next to the fireplace and indulge in a variety of wings, along with tons of other options, beers, and cocktails.

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City Bistro | 56 14th Street


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This three-floor restaurant, bar, and lounge specializes in American fare, and what’s more American than wings? Whether you like them hot, BBQ, or garlic parmesan, they’re available on both the dinner and lunch menus.  

Finnegan’s Pub | 734 Willow Avenue

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So, we know this post is about wings, and Finnegan’s absolutely could not be left off the list for their fantastic wing game. However, we also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mention their loaded tater tots – we’re talking cheddar cheese, bacon bits, scallions, and sour cream, with an option to add chili.

Green Rock Tap + Grill | 70 Hudson Street

One of Hoboken’s most popular downtown after-work happy hour bars, known for its dollar beers, offers a way to satisfy your wings craving while on a budget. Among the traditional menu of pub fare, Green Rock offers honey BBQ, chipotle BBQ, honey mustard, Thai chili, or buffalo wings traditionally prepared. For fans of Buffalo sauce itself, the pub also has Buffalo chicken dip, Buffalo empanadas, a Buffalo Cobb salad, a Buffalo chicken sandwich, and a Buffalo chicken bread dip bowl.

GTK | 1014 Washington Street, Hoboken


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There’s a special wing section on the menu, ten wings come in the order here at GTK. With five choices such as naked grilled chicken, buffalo wings, garlic parm wings, island wings, and house teriyaki wings. Each has its own distinguishing flavors, so GTK’s wings selections are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

House of ‘Que | 340 Sinatra Drive


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House of Que is a Texas-style barbecue joint developed by esteemed Texas pitmaster Mike Rodriguez. When you walk in, there are picnic tables and booths with TVs overhead, giving it a beer-hall, casual feel. The menu is broken down by category to make ordering super easy. The pulled pork sandwich is the star of the show but don’t sleep on the wings here. The wings are smoked for 48 hours, giving them an unmistakable flavor.

Mills Tavern | 125 Washington Street


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This neighborhood spot with pub grub offers a large beer selection, sports on TVs, and outdoor seating. We would be remiss not to mention the wings here. Order them sweet + spicy, hickory BBQ, or mild, medium, and hot Buffalo. This is also a great spot for larger groups. Wednesdays are ‘W.O.W. Wings On Wednesdays’ with a $9.99 all-you-can-eat wing special.

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Onieal’s | 343 Park Avenue

Ask a local, and chances are that he or she will have something to say about Onieal’s stellar burgers or the multi-generation crowd. This restaurant has been serving the city of Hoboken since 1984. Almost everyone who has eaten at Onieal’s would recommend getting the famous burgers but the next time, order the wings: you won’t be disappointed.

The Ainsworth | 310 Sinatra Drive


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The Ainsworth serves up delicious eats from brunch through dinnertime with a side of a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. This bar and restaurant specializes in cocktails and upscale comfort food dishes. Enter: chicken wings. Order the “Ainsworth Wings” in mild, medium, or hot. This gem just never disappoints. And even vegetarians will be happy, Buffalo cauliflower bites are available as well.

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Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street


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Tony Boloneys boasts innovative menu items from pizza to sandwiches to wings. This spot truly does chicken wings justice. There’s an entire section of the menu dedicated to them, and the wings are available bone-in or boneless. Patrons can choose from the nine different sauces including Bayou, Winger, Sh*tfaced, Siam Satay, Ole, Buldak, Stinger, and General Khan.

Urban Coalhouse | 116 14th Street

For smokey, coal-fired wings, this is your spot. The signature house wings are served with caramelized onions and focaccia bread. It doesn’t get much better than this. Choose between indoor or outdoor seating at this spacious eatery.

Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Drive

This popular sports bar situated along the Hudson River has one of the best views of NYC in town, but that’s not the only reason you should visit. From savory wings to theme nights to a lively venue to catch a game – Wicked Wolf is a must-try. For our wing lovers, the Wicked Wolf offers traditional bone-in wings with a choice of bbq, teriyaki, Buffalo (mild, medium, or hot), or volcano sauce. Boneless wings in the form of ‘Buffalo bites’ and ‘Wolf fingers’ are also available. For fans of Buffalo sauce in general, there is Buffalo dip, a Buffalo chicken wrap, a fried chicken sandwich with Buffalo sauce, and a Buffalo chicken salad available as well.


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