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14 great wing spots around South Africa

Sometimes a craving can be very specific. If you’re wanting that exact kind of satisfaction you can only get from perfectly grilled wings smothered in your favourite sauce, this is the list for you. This is where to find great chicken wings in South Africa.

Cape Town

Da Vincis on Kloof (Gardens) 🍽

Da Vincis is well known for mouth-watering pizzas and juicy burgers, but they also serve up a portion of buffalo chicken wings for R60. The wings are prepared, grilled then basted, and come with a dip. Make sure to try one of their famous desserts whilst you’re there.

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The Dog’s Bollocks at YARD (Gardens) 🍽

This industrial-feel restaurant is known for amazing burgers, but also offers great options for chicken wings (R104). The chicken wings come in three different basting flavours: sweet and sticky BBQ, Asian-inspired and hot. There also seven different dipping sauces from which to choose.

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Sticky BBQ (Rondebosch)

The famous ribs, wings, burger and milkshake joint has been a crowd favourite since 2010. Get a portion of hot wings (starting from six for R42 and going all the way up to 24 for R150). The wings can be ordered with different sauces such as spicy BBQ, sriracha, peri-peri or sweet chilli mayo. Go for a shake too.

 

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Vlerk Chicken Wings (Sea Point)

This little speciality food stall located in Mojo Market serves crafted chicken wings in hot, barbeque and honey mustard. You can get them crispy or not crispy, with dipping sauces of blue cheese or sweet chilli. Get an eight-piece portion (R89) or a 16-piece portion (R159).

 

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Pretoria

Capital Craft Beer Academy (Menlo Park) 🍽

This rustic beer haven well-known for its beer selection also serves up chicken wings in three different portion sizes and three different flavours: crispy-fried, spicy wings and sticky. A portion of six goes for R65, a portion of 12 goes for R120 and the portion of 24 goes for R220.

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Hudsons (Hazelwood) 🍽

Find the chicken wings in the ‘Not a burger’ section of the menu – there’s creamy peri-peri and smoky BBQ, each of which comes with fries and ranch dip (200g is R88 and 300g is R138).

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Johannesburg

The Great Eastern Food Bar (Melville)

Expect Asian-inspired chicken wings here, like the ‘Tabasaki chicken’ – four crispy half-wings served with a miso-mayo dipping sauce (R60).

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Rooftop BBQ (Maboneng)

This rooftop location in up-and-coming Maboneng is well-known for the meat dishes on offer. Gor for the four-piece BBQ wings (R75), the chops and wings (R145), the steak and wings (R180) or the sausage and wings (R165).

The Wing Republic (Braamfontein)

The name says it all – this restaurant is serious about its wings. Go for the buffalo wings or the grilled wings. You’ll get five buffalo wings R65, and they come in 13 different flavours, including peri-peri, lemon pepper and miso-and-ginger. The grilled wings offer a four-piece portion and come in four different flavours, including barbecue, peri-peri and sweet chilli (R65).

 

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Durban

Butcher Block (Berea)

The family-favourite steakhouse with a modern touch serves up sticky chicken wings as a starter, smothered in a honey, ginger and soya sauce (R70). Looking for something more filling? Try the mains portion of chicken wings, which are char-grilled then basted in a lemon-and-herb, peri-peri or sweet and sticky barbeque sauce (R135).

The Joint Jazz Cafe (South Beach)

This shisa nyama-styled restaurant serves an array of meat options and is famous for its build-your-own platters. There are two wings offerings: the 200g ‘Smally’ (R40) and the 400g ‘Biggy’ (R80).

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Winelands

Bossa Social Café (Somerset West) 🍽

This easy hangout spot has a rather extensive pub grub menu, including a buffalo wings pan. Get eight (R85) or 12 (R109) wings in a pan, with BBQ or house-made peri-peri sauce.

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Hey Joe brewery (Franschhoek)

The Belgian-inspired menu in the French-inspired little town of Franschhoek may surprise you with its portion of Angry Wings – which is crispy fried chicken wings coated in a chilli-and-ginger sauce with sesame seeds (R75). (Don’t leave without trying the bretzel – beer pretzel sticks served with a burnt cheese and beer dip.

 

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Hudsons (Stellenbosch) 🍽

Find the chicken wings in the ‘Not a burger’ section of the menu – there’s creamy peri-peri and smoky BBQ, each of which comes with fries and ranch dip (200g is R88 and 300g is R138). Pair with one of the eye-catching milkshakes or lovely cocktails.

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