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The Best Wings on Long Island

Updated: Feb 24

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

A Wing Away Food Truck

Hollbrook, NY

Maple Jamaican Jerk Wings by A Wing Away Food Truck


2nd Place - Suffolk County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Red Zone Bar & Grill

West Babylon, NY


3rd Place - Suffolk County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Elsie Lane Wing House

Huntington, NY


1st Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Backyard BarbeQue

Freeport, NY

Lemon Pepper Wings at Backyard BarbeQue


2nd Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Smok-Haus

Garden City, NY

Photo: @teamsmokhaus


3rd Place - Nassau County

People's Choice: Best Wings

Elsie Lane Wing House

New Hyde Park, NY

Photo: @elsielanewinghouse


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

JJ Coopers

Long Beach, NY

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

Photo: @jays_travelingfork


2nd Place: Nassau

Best Wings on Long Island

Backyard BBQ

Freeport, NY

Jamaican Jerk Wings at Backyard BarbeQue Freeport, NY

Photo: @jays_travelingfork


3rd Place: Nassau

Best Wings on Long Island

Smok-Haus

Garden City, NY

Mango Habanero Wings at Smok-Haus Garden City, NY

Photo Credit: @liwinghunt


1st Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

A Wing Away Food Truck

Hollbrook, NY

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

Photo: @liwinghunt


2nd Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

Elsie Lane Wing House

Huntington, NY

Naked Wings with the Signature Elsie Lane Wing House Brine

Photo: @elsielanewinghouse


3rd Place: Suffolk

Best Wings on Long Island

Neighbor's Sports Grille & Wings

Selden, NY

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

Photo: @theneighborssportsgrille


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 Bistro & Pub

Port Jefferson, NY

Buffalo Wings at Port Bistro & Pub in Port Jefferson Station

Photo: @moose_eats_the_world


Best Buffalo Wings

Smok-Haus

Garden City, NY

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

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Buffalo Wings

The Anchor Tavern

Long Beach, NY

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

The Irish Pub

Baldwin, NY

Photo: @jays_travelingfork


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

A Wing Away Food Truck

Hollbrook, NY

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

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Sweet Thai Chili Wings

Horace & Sylvia's Publick House

Babylon, NY

Photo: @food_life_51631


Best BBQ Wings

Swingbellys Beachside BBQ

Long Beach, NY

Photo: @swingbellyslongbeach


Best BBQ Wings

Smok-Haus

Garden City, NY

Photo: @teamsmokhaus


Best BBQ Wings

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

Garden City, NY

Photo: @thelastbiteblog



Best Unique Flavor Wings

Neighbor's Sports Grille & Wings

Selden, NY

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

Photo: @kuisinekings

Best Unique Flavor Wings

Red Zone Bar & Grill

West Babylon, NY

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

Photo: @kusinekings


Best Unique Flavor Wings

BRIXX & BARLEY

Long Beach, NY

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

Photo: @jays_travelingfork


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Sidelines Cafe

Lindenhurst, NY

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


Best Unique Flavor Wings

The Village Idiot Pub

Patchogue, NY

"VIP" Wings at the Village Idiot Pub

Photo: @food_life_51631


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Jetty Bar & Grill

Long Beach, NY

The "Jetty Wings" secret sauce!

Photo: @liwinghunt


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Port Bistro & Pub

Port Jefferson, NY

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

Photo: @food_life_51631


Best Unique Flavor Wings

Oakdale Brew House

Oakdale, NY

Maple BBQ Wings at Oakdale Brew House in Oakdale, NY

Photo: @oakdalebrewhouse



Best Wing & Beer Joint

Dark Horse Tavern

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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