Buffalo wings. Hot wings. Whatever you call them, we’re down to eat ‘em! This delicious handheld food is so simple, yet so messy. It can be an appetizer or the main course. Some people are looking to fill up, and others are looking to test their limits by devouring plates of the best wings in Fayetteville.

In short, wings are what you make them and a bit of a culinary paradox — a communal experience that’s also very personalized, since everybody loves to meet up for wings but has their own favorite. Nowadays, with a seemingly endless array of flavors, finding the best wings can be a challenge. Lucky for you, many Fayetteville restaurants have great wings, so here are a few local favorites to get you started on your quest.


It’s hard to beat the combo of watching a game and eating some tasty wings. Foghorn’s — which has locations right off College Ave., next to Baum Stadium and on Mission Blvd. — has award-winning wings with 50 sauces and 8 dry rubs to choose from. You really can’t go wrong with any of them, although “Volcanic” and “Ghost Pepper Punch” are not for the faint of heart. We recommend the Cryin’ Hawaiin: a sweet pineapple taste followed by a kick-in-the-pants habanero flavor.

Sassy’s Red House

Mostly known for its amazing barbecue, Sassy’s menu also features award-winning smoked wings. They come “naked, hot, honey sriracha or BBQ,” and are smoked daily. With locations on College Ave. and Wedington, Sassy’s has a fantastic patio that makes wings and cold beverages that much more fun. We recommend the BBQ wings featuring Sassy Jones barbecue sauce; the recipe was first developed in 1895 and has been passed down for generations.

Wood Stone Craft Pizza + Bar

Yes, friend, you read that correctly. While Wood Stone is primarily a wood-fired, artisan pizza restaurant and bar (and a darn good one, we might add), most people would be surprised at how good their wings are — although they shouldn’t, because the same dedication that makes their pizza so renowned goes into their wings, too. Wood Stone features a scratch kitchen, serving locally sourced ingredients. Their grilled chicken wings are locally sourced and prepared with sweet chili sauce and served with buttermilk ranch.

Lucky Luke’s

Tucked in the corner of the Oak Plaza Shopping Center at Garland and North, Lucky Luke’s is a no-frills barbecue joint with one mission: serving you delicious grub. Their award-winning wings come in three flavors: “BBQ, buffalo or naked.” And, they come either hot or mild. However, don’t let the menu’s simplicity when it comes to wings fool you. All of Lucky Luke’s meats are premium quality and hickory smoked on site. Plus, it’s only a couple of blocks away from the University of Arkansas campus, so a quick trip before (or after!) the game is definitely doable. We recommend them naked and hot!

If wings aren't your thing, Fayetteville restaurants offer a wide array of culinary options. Check out Fayetteville's best sushi spots or the city's most popular farm-to-table restaurants, and be sure to check out the Fayetteville Visitors Guide!

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