Illinois February 13, 2018
9 Amazing Local Restaurants In Illinois With The Best Buffalo Wings
Wings have to be the ultimate party food. No matter the occasion, these delicious bites of chicken are sure to please. You don’t want to get bad ones, though – that would ruin your whole gathering. Check out these nine restaurants with the best buffalo wings in Illinois.
Each with its own unique taste, you could make a full adventure out of trying these wonderful joints. Keep scrolling for locations and more details.
1. BackPorch Smokehouse (1802 W Main Street, Suite 1A in Robinson)
The wings at this smokehouse are available bone-in or boneless and can come with one of more than a dozen sauces or dry rubs including apple butter, sweet and spicy, ghost chili hot sauce, and more.
2. Main Street Station Bar & Grill (714 Main Street in Mendota)
Thursday nights at this restaurant are for wings. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 a.m. for amazing flavors that can't be beat. This spot has been serving up some of the best buffalo wings since 1989.
3. Just In Time BBQ (175 S Stephenson Street in Cedarville)
This award-winning restaurant is known for chicken wings and much more. It is run by a competition team that has been representing Midwest BBQ across the states. You'll be hooked after one bite.
4. The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern (212 SW Water Street in Peoria)
Located along the Illinois River just south of Lake Peoria are some of the best buffalo wings you'll ever find. Get them smoked or fried and tossed in soy ginger sauce or spicy Asian buffalo sauce.
5. Whitey's BBQ (131 E Washington Street in East Peoria)
The one-of-a-kind wings at this local watering hole are smoked and then fried before being hit with a sweet and spicy buffalo dry rub. Pair with fries, mac and cheese, BBQ beans, or another mind-blowing side for a full meal.
6. Geo's Wings & More (4307 West Main in Belleville)
This casual eatery is all about the chicken wings. Served in a no-frills restaurant, the BBQ here will have your taste buds begging for more for weeks to come.
7. Texan BBQ (101 N Main Street in Algonquin)
Since 1984, this has been one of the best places to get BBQ along the Fox River in Illinois. The wings are so big that they are sold individually.
8. 17th Street Barbecue (32 N 17th Street in Murphysboro)
The home of Magic Dust, this restaurant has won awards for its food, including best buffalo wings by Food & Wine Magazine. Wings are smoked and then grilled before being tossed in a homemade sauce.
9. Hickory River Smokehouse (various)
This popular restaurant has four locations in Illinois, the first of which opened in Urbana in 1995. No matter which one you hit up though, you'll find big juicy wings waiting to be devoured. Don't pass up this popular Illinois BBQ joint.
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Where else do you like to get the best buffalo wings in Illinois? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments below!