These Hoboken + Jersey City restaurants serve up wings with a twist


Whether it’s for sports games, casual parties, or just comfort food, chicken wings are among the country’s most beloved dishes. They are reliable, delicious, and can be shared or enjoyed on their own. Restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City have taken an American staple and added their own special touches, raising the bar for the classic wing. Check out our list of some of the area’s most unique chicken wings below.


Soul of the North | 700 1st street

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This restaurant offers two options: vegan wings, made with cauliflower; and regular chicken wings. Gluten-free but also delicious? Vegan options are made with cauliflower breaded in rice flour and tempura, and the flavors available for both are sweet chili, buffalo, and barbecue.

Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street, Hoboken + 363 Grove Street, Jersey City

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Known for his creative interpretations of classic American fare, Tony Boloney’s reinvents the wing game with cool flavors and names. Menu options include Siam Satay, made with pad thai satay, cilantro and crushed peanuts, and Ole, made with chipotle sauce and cilantro, and more.

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The Shepherd and the Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Street

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This upscale pub takes chicken wings by mixing the sweet and the tangy to create a unique flavor. Pineapple Chili Wings are just one of the options available on the menu, but by far the most distinctive. Each wing flavor is available in an option of six or 12 wings per serving.

Wings to go | 400 Newark Street

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For large quantity wings, this is the place to go. Orders of up to 500 wings can be placed at this restaurant, and the flavors include both the basics, spiciness, garlic parmesan and lemon pepper, and more unusual options like a Caribbean jerk. and a bittersweet. Boneless wings are also available.

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Bonchon Jersey City | 172 Newark Ave

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Asian meets American at this fusion restaurant, which offers chicken wings, drumsticks, boneless wings (or a combo) in one of two iconic flavors, garlic soy or spicy, or half- half. Each option is served with a choice of pickled radish or coleslaw, to suit both cuisines.

Central bistro | 403, avenue du Center

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This new restaurant sets its wings apart by offering them crisp, either in an Asian barbecue or buffalo flavor. They’re served with blue cheese and pair perfectly with some of the other shareable classics on the menu, like nachos and calamari.

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Ghost truck kitchen | 356 Varick Street

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Andrew Martino, from New Jersey, offers takeout and delivery with his digital food truck concept of the moment, which offers delivery, takeout and catering. Besides the classic flavors, the restaurant offers bare grilled wings, sticky wings, Thai curry wings, jerk wings and more.

South House | 149 Newark Ave

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Smart cocktails meet unique variations of Southern cuisine at the South House. The restaurant dresses up in chicken wings pairing them with waffles, offering its own take on the classic southern menu item.

Wingin It Jersey City | 122 Ocean Avenue

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Everything at this restaurant is cooked to order, and of course, a long list of flavors is available for 5, 10, 15, and 20-piece meals (priced at a dollar per wing). Henny, Jack Daniels, habanero strawberry, and apple are some of the more exotic flavors, but classic barbecue and honey garlic are also available.


Written by: Erica Commisso

Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, having moved from Toronto, Canada almost three years ago. She graduated from NYU School of Journalism last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.


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