Baked, smoked, fried, breaded, boneless or even meatless, the chicken wing is a staple in US bars and restaurants. Known as America’s favorite Super Bowl food, in 2017 the National Chicken Council report, estimated that Americans would eat 1.33 billion wings during the Super Bowl. That’s enough wings to circle the Earth almost three times, according to the NCC.

National Chicken Council

No matter how you like your chicken wings cooked, or what sauce you like to toss your wings in, it’s time to celebrate this popular American food. This Saturday, July 29, is National Chicken Wing Day check out these wing spots around the Chapel Hill area.

Radius Pizzeria & Pub

112 N. Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC


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Radius’ take on the classic chicken wing brings some unique and creative flavors to the table.  Try the  Siracha maple, honey mustard, or Guinness barbeque served with a side of their homemade Fuji apple blue or creamy herb dressing.

Heavenly Buffaloes

1807 W Markham Ave.
Durham, NC 27705


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Boneless, bone in and vegan wings, oh yeah! Heavenly Buffaloes has all the wings you’ve ever dreamed.  Vegetarians and vegans are welcome as well as gluten-free foodies, they can accommodate all diets. Order your wings wet with a choice of over 16 sauces including a vegan Buffalo sauce made with coconut oil. If you prefer your wings dry you’ll find a choice of 7 different dry rubs to choose from.

Wings Over Chapel Hill

313 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510


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Nothing fancy here but wings and a lot of them. This fast food chain has plenty to choose from as far as flavors for their jumbo bone-in or boneless wings. You’ll find 24 mouth-watering flavors from sweet to hot to very hot like the “After Burner,” eat at your own risk. If you are looking for late night eats, you are in luck they stay open till 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights!

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles

317 W Main Street
Durham, NC 27701


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What better way to eat chicken wings then fried and served on top of a sweet waffle? That’s exactly what you’ll find at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles in Durham. Try Dame’s personal favorite, the Carolina Cockerel; three wings, a blueberry waffle with peach and apricot shmear.

Where do you ‘flock’ for your favorite chicken wings?