Of course, most restaurants include chicken wings on their menu. But for those serious about their chicken wings, we are sure you will find many spots around your apartment in Gainesville that will live up to your cravings and expectations. These restaurants below stand out above the crowd in the chicken wing department. So, grab your friends or make a solo trip around town to try these places out.
Best Chicken Wings in Gainesville
First on our list includes wings in the name, so one would assume it is their specialty Buffalo Wild Wings is a well-liked restaurant located in The Oaks Mall near Interstate 75 and Newberry Road. They offer authentic Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings with twenty-five sauce options with varying heat levels from mild to wild.
Next is a chain that started in west Jacksonville in the 1990s and a Gainesville favorite, Gator's Dockside. Gator's is located on Newberry Road just west of the UF campus and has grilled, Buffalo, breaded or veggie wings. They have sixteen flavors of sauce and Cajun, lemon pepper, brown sugar, and sweet heat dry rubs.
At the intersection of SW Williston Road and SW 34th Street, you will find Gainesville's newest option for chicken wings at Bleubird Wings & Chicken Co. They offer traditional bone-in chicken wings and hand-breaded boneless wings in twelve sauce flavors, including Carolina Reaper for an extra dollar charge. Three dry rub flavors, lemon pepper, Louisiana Cajun, and Caribbean Jerk, are also available.
Just a short drive north on 34th street before you reach Archer Road you will find the popular chain Hooter's. Hooter's chicken wing menu is extensive with boneless, breaded, smoked, roasted, naked, and Daytona style options with thirteen sauces and six dry rubs.
Next is Wingstop, which has two locations, one sure to be close to your Gainesville apartment. One site is on SW 34th Street and the other on NW 16th Avenue. Classic or boneless wings or crispy tenders are available with three dry rubs, including garlic parmesan, and eight sauces, such as spicy Korean and Hawaiian.
Whether you are a student in Gainesville or just visiting the University of Florida campus, Wing Zone Orange & Brew is located in the Reitz Union. It is open Monday through Friday and UF home games. They have boneless wings that are lightly breaded and original wings. Over a dozen sauce flavors are available, like traditional Buffalo, sweet, sweet & spicy sauce options. Three dry rubs are also available, such as lemon pepper, Blackened Voodoo, and Cool Ranch.
Out of all these above options located around your Gainesville apartment, one is for sure to have your favorite flavor and style of chicken wings. Have fun touring the city with a taste tour of chicken wings and let us know which is your favorite spot.