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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kourie

The Best Wings on Long Island

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

This is for all you Wing Lovers out there!


Elsie Lane Wing House - Multiple LI Locations


Long Islanders and Tourists are getting ready to head out on the LI Wing Hunt. The self-guided chicken wing tour of the best wings and beer spots begins March 8, 2022. Read More...


A Judges Panel of foodie influencers gives the restaurants official scores to seek out the best wings on LI, in their opinion.


The Winners below were Judged on a scale of "GoodWing" to "AmazeWing." Each submitted wing had to score a minimum of 10 points (a "FantastWing" score) to be featured on the Official List of LI's Best Wings. This year's Judging criteria was: Size: 1-3 pts, Texture: 1-5 pts & Overall Flavor: 1-5 pts. Beginning with the People's Choice, here are your winners below for Best Wings from the LI Wing Hunt.


1st Place - Suffolk County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Hollbrook, NY

Maple Jamaican Jerk Wings by A Wing Away Food Truck


2nd Place - Suffolk County

People's Choice: Best Wings

West Babylon, NY


3rd Place - Suffolk County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Huntington, NY


1st Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Freeport, NY

Lemon Pepper Wings at Backyard BarbeQue


2nd Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Garden City, NY


3rd Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

New Hyde Park, NY


Of those wings that entered into the Official Best Wings on Long Island Competition, the winners are as follows...


1st Place: Nassau

Best Wings on Long Island

Long Beach, NY

Peach Moonshine Hickory BBQ Wings at JJ Coopers Long Beach, NY


2nd Place: Nassau

Best Wings on Long Island

Freeport, NY

Jamaican Jerk Wings at Backyard BarbeQue Freeport, NY


3rd Place: Nassau

Best Wings on Long Island

Garden City, NY

Mango Habanero Wings at Smok-Haus Garden City, NY

Photo Credit: @liwinghunt


1st Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

Hollbrook, NY

"Everything But The Bagel" Wings from A Wing Away Food Truck

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2nd Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

Huntington, NY

Naked Wings with the Signature Elsie Lane Wing House Brine


3rd Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

Selden, NY

Jamaican Jerk Wings at Neighbor's Sports Grille & Wings in Selden, NY


It's a rigorous competition! Here are the winners below that scored within the "FantastWing" to "AmazeWing" range (10 - 13pts) in their respective categories.


Best Buffalo Wings

Port Jefferson, NY

Buffalo Wings at Port Bistro & Pub in Port Jefferson Station


Best Buffalo Wings

Garden City, NY

Smoked Wings tossed in Buffalo Sauce at Smok-Haus Garden City

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Buffalo Wings

Long Beach, NY

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

Baldwin, NY


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

Hollbrook, NY

These "Sesame" Sweet Thai Chili Wings are a great twist on the classic version.

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

Babylon, NY


Best BBQ Wings

Long Beach, NY


Best BBQ Wings

Garden City, NY


Best BBQ Wings

Garden City, NY



Best Unique Flavor Wings

Selden, NY

Garlic Parm Wings at Neighbor's Sports Bar & Grille in Selden, NY

Best Unique Flavor Wings

West Babylon, NY

"Raging Red" Wings at Red Zone Bar & Grill in West Babylon, NY


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Long Beach, NY

Maple Sriracha Wings at Brixx & Barley in Long Beach, NY.


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Lindenhurst, NY

"Blueberry Chipotle" Wings at Sidelines Cafe in Lindenhurst, NY with LI Wing Hunt Judges the @kuisinekings.


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Patchogue, NY

"VIP" Wings at the Village Idiot Pub


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Long Beach, NY

The "Jetty Wings" secret sauce!

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Port Jefferson, NY

Twice baked Maple Bacon Wings at Port Bistro & Pub in Port Jefferson, NY


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Oakdale, NY

Maple BBQ Wings at Oakdale Brew House in Oakdale, NY



Best Wing & Beer Joint

Massapequa, NY

Whether their Rockville Centre, Massapequa or Farmingdale location, you can always count on the Dark Horse Tavern to have drinks flowing and solid wings until the wee hours. It's the nightlifers homeroom and a true wing fan staple on Long Island.


Check out the 1st Teaser for the #LIWingHunt with Best Wings LI Founders Matt Kourie and Rob Wittman. Early Bird tickets for the Self Guided Wing Tour Experience are available until January 2, 2022.


RELATED: NY Best Wings Fest hits Oceanside NY's South Shore Craft Brewery May 21, 2022. Early Bird Tickets are on sale until January 2, 2022.


Get your tickets below for the LI Wing Hunt Experience while early bird prices are still on. See you on the LI Wing Trail


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