Miami's Best Chicken Wings: Sakaya to Sparky's to Scully's

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If you decide to go on a hunt for Miami's best chicken wings there are few things to keep in mind. First is to order the smallest available portion at each restaurant because this is a marathon, not a sprint.

Beyond that you'll need a pen and paper, to remember the intimate details of each variety. Think you've got it covered? Not yet. We'd also advise some floss. Squirrel away any extra moist towelettes. They'll come in handy. Bring along a travel bottle of hand sanitizer too. Lastly you'll want to have some lip balm handy. They sometimes burn.

Lucky for you, we already took on the task of finding the best Miami has to offer. Here's what we found.

Photos by Zachary Fagenson

10. Scampi Wings at Scully's Tavern
How can garlic-and-butter-doused anything ever be bad? Scully's might catch a bad wrap for its cameo on the Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, but the little Irish pub has been serving up meaty, crispy wings drenched in butter and roasted garlic for years. Keep a fork nearby to get some of those tender roasted cloves onto each bite.


9. 718 Wings at King's County Pizza
This tiny North Miami Beach pizza joint has become a much-loved local spot for ex-pat New Yorkers hungry for the memory of the greasy, cheesy utility pizza of the tri-state area. There are few foods that pair better with pizza than wings. Here the 718 sauce, the area for King's County where Brooklyn lies, is sweet while maintaining traditional buffalo sauce's spice and orange color. King's County's are meaty, with a perfect crunch on the outside.

Location Info

Scully's Tavern

9809 Sunset Drive, Kendale Lakes, FL

Category: Music

Kings County Pizza & Heroes

18228 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Titanic Brewery and Restaurant

5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Music

Clarke's - CLOSED

840 First St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

204 NE 1st St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Bajareque Bar

278 NW 36th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Bulldog Barbecue and Burger

15400 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Filling Station and Garage Bar

95 SE 2nd St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Shuckers Bar & Grill

1819 79th Str Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Sports Grill

10005 Sunset Drive, Kendale Lakes, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Kristie Estevez
Kristie Estevez

Ronald Puentes Amanda Rubines u chicken wing loving fools


This chicken dinners look delicious.  I would like to taste the Scampi Wings at Scully's Tavern because I like garlic in my meats. This is a good weekend for eating and shopping.


My friend Carlos and I were just at Sport's Grill this past week, the wings were definitely good. I was also telling Carlos that the wings at the restaurant Al Carbon are still my favorite, regardless the people at Sport's Grill were super nice and they even joined in on a video we were making of my son eating their hot sauce.

Ryan Johnny Thayil
Ryan Johnny Thayil

the best Sports Grill is the one on Bird and 117th, or at least for Buffalo Wings. The next best is the old Steak and Ale on Kendall and 97th, they're all around good, and they serve coke rather than Pepsi


Wow, no Buffalo Wild Wings, Ale House, Wing Zone and so on ? I make my own and prefer them. I learned how to make them in college while attending FSU. Good to see a few pics of the food and where they are. If I'm ever there, will give them a try.

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