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The Best Wings in Baltimore

With a culinary scene driven by the tastes of the Mid-Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has long stood out as a destination spot for wing lovers from around the world. The best wings in Baltimore are in a class all its own, with creative dishes sparked by the Charm City's unique flavors making magic out of the classic chicken wing. But where are Baltimore's more discerning diners headed out to when they're looking for a fine chicken wings dinner? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered data from thousands of in-the-know diners to put together a list of the absolute best wings in Baltimore. From upscale downtown restaurants to downtown pubs and bars, Baltimore offers a wings lover's paradise. Grab a table and a napkin (or two), and enjoy some of the world's best wings.

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14 Restaurants
Updated January 14, 2020
Restaurants:La Food Marketa, The Food Market - Hampden, Five & Dime Ale House
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub
Neighborhoods:Pikesville, Hampden
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La Food Marketa

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pikesville
4.6
1530 reviews
Head out to the acclaimed La Food Marketa for an international twist on old favorites. Start the meal with the Peruvian chicken wings, served with Peruvian butter and lime dip. The Reuben quesadilla is an intriguing twist on a diner favorite, and the "beef in a blanket" includes a wagyu beef hot dog with pan de queso and honey mustard. On the "Big" menu, try the Peruvian chicken flautas with yellow rice, refried beans, lime dip, charred cabbage, and onions. Stick around for dessert and try the half-baked brownie with caramel, chocolate, and torched marshmallow.

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The Food Market - Hampden

$$$$
American
Hampden
4.7
4566 reviews
The Outpost is a hip and modern joint with one of the more creative menus in Baltimore. It also boasts some of the city's best wings. The house wings come in a "secret house sauce," with kewpie mayo, fried garlic, and scallions. The other must-have for Outpost appetizers are the ten can nachos. This messy but standout dish includes house-made chorizo and tortilla chips alongside classic nacho toppings. Don't miss the "Here's Your Damn Pickle Plate" with a wide selection of pickled vegetables. For dinner, try the adult grilled cheese with charred scallions and thick-sliced sourdough.

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Five & Dime Ale House

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Hampden
4.5
445 reviews
The Five and Dime Ale House is a cozy and comfortable spot in the heart of Baltimore for wings, beer, and local specialties. For an authentic Baltimore taste, try the Ale House wings tossed in Old Bay with celery and blue cheese. The crispy wings also come in buffalo, barbecue, garlic parm, and smoked margarita versions. The Ale House also features exceptional flatbread pizzas. Go for the bacon cheeseburger flatbread, with ground beef, American cheese, bacon, and more. The Ale House also features some of the best beers in Baltimore. Check out an ale or lager from local breweries such as Monument City Brewing or Oliver Brewing Co.

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16 ON THE PARK

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Charles Village
3.2
112 reviews
Right in the Residence Inn at Johns Hopkins, 16 on the Park offers tremendous views alongside some of the best wings in Baltimore. Head up to this charming rooftop bar and restaurant to enjoy their fabled seasoned wings, with sriracha-lime aioli or mild hot sauce. For a local twist on a salad favorite, go for the Baltimore Cobb salad - which adds crab meat to the traditional recipe. Finish off the meal with dessert and the "Smith Island Cake," described as "the cake that launched a thousand ships."

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B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

$$$$
American
Downtown
3.8
1729 reviews
This elegant American bistro in the Inner Harbor Kimpton Hotel Monaco features some of the best wings in Baltimore. The five-spice duck wings with blood orange ginger glaze and spring onions are one of the highlights of the B&O's apps and shared plates menu. Brick oven flatbreads include Margherita with Old Bay, classic white, and pepperoni with marjoram. Don't miss the Maryland crab cakes with heirloom tomato carpaccio and tartare sauce, or the pan-seared rockfish with blue crab etouffee and bay scallops.

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Michael's Cafe

$$$$
Contemporary American
Timonium
4.4
2038 reviews
The Timonium location of this Maryland favorite features a menu full of Maryland specials and some of the best wings in town. The pub wings feature house buffalo or old bay versions, alongside gold fever celery and bleu cheese or ranch. Michael's crab cakes are must-have. Get the broiled or fried crab cake with lettuce or tomato on a brioche bun, or try them in single or double portions. There's also a "steak and cake" that matches the crab cakes with a 7 oz. prime filet mignon. For another taste of Maryland, try the seafood club. This sandwich features a lump crab cake and shrimp salad alongside smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

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Topside Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mt. Vernon
4.8
263 reviews
Head up to the top of the Hotel Revival for some of the city's best views and wings at Topside. This is an excellent place for a quick meal and a fantastic view of Baltimore and the nearby Mount Vernon neighborhood. Start with some local oysters with apple mignonette and tabasco sorbet, and pair them with the confit duck wings. Wings feature sorghum-rye whiskey sauce and ranch. They make a fantastic match for the excellent local beers on tap. Try the Brewer's Art Birdhouse pale ale, Stillwater Extra Dry sake-style saison, or D.C. Brau pilsner.

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Blackwall Hitch Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Inner Harbor
4.1
995 reviews
The Baltimore location from this celebrated mid-Atlantic chain features some of the best wings and food in Charm City. The jumbo hitch wings are hearty favorites on the Hitch's "starters" menu. These treats come with either a sweet chili-garlic barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce, or classic Baltimore Old Bay seasoning. For dinner, get a taste of the city with the jumbo crab cake sandwich with cherry pepper remoulade or try the signature burger with white cheddar and Aspen Ridge beef. Blackwall Hitch is also a fine spot for oysters. Try the "Blackwall Beauty" with tabasco and cucumber lemon and mango mignonettes.

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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$
American
Hunt Valley
4.6
1153 reviews
This charming Baltimore-area restaurant is the place to go for upscale pub favorites and Maryland specials. The restaurant's jumbo wings feature buffalo, barbecue, Old Bay, or sweet and spicy Carolina styles. For a mixture of land and sea, try the Stable's crab cake and ribs. It features a half-pound "colossal" crab cake with a half rack of fall-off-the-bone ribs. There's also a traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and gravy.

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The Point in Towson

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Towson
4.1
345 reviews
In the heart of nearby Towson, The Point is an excellent spot for a meal after a movie at the nearby theaters or just a day our on the town. The "Point Wings" come in buffalo garlic, Old Bay - Brown Sugar, Jameson barbecue, or ranch dry rub styles. Pair those with one of the local main dishes for a hearty meal. Try the Eastern Shore fried chicken with Carolina wild rice or the pan-seared salmon with mushroom champagne sauce.

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Baltimore, MD

$$$$
Japanese
Harbor East
4.3
740 reviews
The Baltimore establishment of this national chain features some of the town's best wings. Head into this lively, fun sushi restaurant for some sake, light Japanese lager, and some of the restaurant's lightly-breaded wings. Chose from black pepper teriyaki, chili ponzu, or sesame garlic versions. Another highlight on the RA menu? The "Hot Mess." This dish includes crispy rice topped with creamy snow crab and finished with jalapeños, cilantro, and a mix of sauces.

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Captain James Landing

$$$$
Seafood
Fells Point
4.4
1463 reviews
Captain James Landing is one of the most unique restaurants in town with some of the best wings in Baltimore. Hop on board this unique Boston Street restaurant shaped like a merchant's vessel for some excellent wings, crab, and seafood. Start the meal with the Captain James jumbo chicken wings. These oversized wings come in creative flavors like Asian sweet chili, Jamaican soy, and "Wheelhouse sauce." For a seafood dinner, try the Captain's classic crab cake or the "Crab Imperial" dish. The crab imperial includes jumbo lump crabmeat and imperial sauce with roasted potatoes and vegetables.

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Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
American
Ellicott City
4.7
743 reviews
This Ellicott City local favorite features some of the more creative wings in Baltimore. Head into this engaging and lively bistro to try some of the "pig wings," served braised with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing. The "fifty / fifty" burger features a house blend of bacon and beef, with provolone, bourbon-infused bacon jam, and arugula. The restaurant's highlight fish and chips dish includes tartar sauce and crispy potatoes. For an upscale take on a classic, try the "fancy grilled cheese" with smoked gouda and fontina and tomato dipping.

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Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River

$$$$
Contemporary American
White Marsh
4.7
569 reviews
In nearby White Marsh, Michael's Cafe is an upscale and welcoming pub that features some of the best wings in Baltimore. Look to the "Snacks and Starters" menu for the acclaimed pub wings, with Old Bay, gold fever, and house buffalo versions. After the wings, Michael's Cafe crab cakes are a must-get. These celebrated local favorites come with lemon aioli, bistro fries, and coleslaw. Try them in sandwich, single platter, or double platter specials. For another menu highlight, try the GMA's baked lobster and vodka. This hearty dish includes Maine lobster, ziti, and vodka sauce.

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