Discover 10 of Houston’s best places for juicy fried chicken wings—with vegan and halal options—at restaurants across the city.
When it’s time to feast on fried chicken, Houston has much to offer in the way of crispy classics and global takes on tasty wings.
From mouthwatering hot wings to international flavors of Korea, Vietnam and Greece, we’ve gathered ten of H-Town’s best spots for delicious fried chicken to satisfy your next craving.
10 Local Spots for Fried Chicken Wings in Houston
Stuff’d Wings in Midtown
The first standalone restaurant from Jarrod and Prisoria Rector has been frying and dishing for over a year on Richmond, just a block from the Ion building.
Head here for some seriously satisfying wings filled with mac ‘n’ cheese or boudin, battered and deep fried for a nontraditional take on fried chicken.
Go the extra mile with a side of Cajun fries smothered in melted cheese, sriracha, ranch and fresh boudin dressing—or swing by on the weekend for special breakfast offerings like stuffed hash browns, maple bacon wings and funnel cake.
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm; closed Monday.
Houston Sauce Pit in Third Ward
Before they brought Mo’ Better Brews to the Museum District, Courtney and Chasitie Lindsay started out by delivering all-vegan Texas barbecue with a twist at the Third Ward food truck on Almeda.
There, you can swing by and order up plates of smoked cauliflower wangs with traditional BBQ sides like baked beans, potato salad, mac ‘n’ cheese, and more.
But be sure to check in on social media before heading over, as menu items can change and they’re prone to sell out throughout the day.
Tuesday to Saturday noon to 8pm; Sunday noon to 6pm; closed Monday.
Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers in Independence Heights
After more than a decade of delectable ‘que from Gatlin’s BBQ in the Heights, Greg Gatlin followed it up with Gulf Coast comfort food in Houston’s historic Independence Heights.
Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers serves up splurge-worthy dishes including gumbo and oysters, but the fried chicken is a staple plate for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Pull through for brunch offerings like the Wings & Hoecakes, fluffy cornmeal cakes served with wings tossed in maple chipotle glaze, or pick-up shareable lunch plates of Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Miso Wings, or jumbo whole wings served with your choice of side.
Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to 9pm; Sunday 10:30am to 3:30pm; closed Monday.
Dream Wings in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest
On Ella Boulevard near 34th Street, these wing slingers are known for their sauces that feature dry rub Jerk wings and wet varieties like Buffalo Lemon Pepper and Asian Twang, which combines a zingy dose of sriracha flavor balanced with honey, herbs and spices.
Even more, you can go full decadence with alfredo-sauced wings, or dig into pasta, saucy fries, fried fish and chicken tenders.
Wednesday to Friday 11am to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10pm; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Dak & Bop in Timbergrove
This Korean eatery on 18th Street serves up all sorts of goodies like Kimchi Fries, Spicy Dak Ramen, and Bulgogi French Dip, but the big draw is their perfectly fried-twice chicken wings that are lightly breaded, crunchy and generously sized.
The juicy wings comes sauced in non-traditional glazes like Soy Garlic and Sriracha Honey Lime, and can be paired well with options like fried rice for a belly-filling meal.
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm.
Wings 87 in Greenway
The halal wing shop on West Alabama from Rashid Minhas brings a local following through the doors for their bone-in and boneless varieties sauced in a nearly 90 different ways.
With a humble storefront that allows mostly for take-out orders, Wings 87 offers the classic sauces like lemon pepper, honey bbq and a range of dry rubs, but kicks it up with flavorful offerings like sriracha ginger, garlic mango habanero, and the tear-inducing Code Blue.
Monday 4pm to 10pm; Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 11:30pm; Sunday noon to 8pm.
The Waffle Bus at Multiple Locations
With locations on North Shepherd and a block from the Menil Collection in Montrose, the Waffle Bus has built a faithful following on its waffle sandwiches with fried chicken and signature sauces.
Pair battered bone-in wings with strawberry and powdered sugar–topped waffles for a perfect sweet and savory combination, or kick it up a notch with hot wings for a dollar more.
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to midnight.
LA Crawfish at Multiple Locations
The Texas Viet-Cajun chain can be found across Houston, but the Richmond Ave location remains a popular spot for locals, and not just for the renown spicy crawfish they sell year-round.
The chicken wings come in 10 flavors and offer nontraditional tastes like Jalapeno Onion, Taiwan Five Spice Basil, and Thai Tamarind alongside staple sauces like Lemon Pepper, Hot Buffalo, Spicy Garlic and a Cajun dry rub.
More than that, you can get your fill on fried Cajun dishes like po-boys, oysters, crab and lobster, as well as pho, noodles and more.
Open daily; times vary by location.
Roostar Vietnamese Grill at Multiple Locations
With locations in East End, Uptown and Spring Branch, this casual Vietnamese grill is known for their banh mis, but their crispy wings are a fan favorite.
The flavor-bursting chicken wings come in three straight-forward sauces, or you can mix them all with the Wholeshebang Seasoning for a unique Viet take on fried chicken wings.
Open daily 10am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 9pm.
Niko Niko’s at Multiple Locations
On top of gyros, souvlaki and kabobs, it’s easy to miss Niko Niko’s plate offering of jumbo chicken wings doused in the Greek restaurant’s signature spicy honey sauce, but it’s a worthy addition to the city’s wing radar.
Dip it in Niko Niko’s house-made blue cheese and order up a side of feta fries to make it a complete meal.
Open daily 10am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm (Montrose location only).
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