Mississauga's Top 5 Chicken Wing Spots
Over the years the Mississauga food landscape has changed a lot and chicken wing joints are no different. We have searched high and low in 2015 and have been to dozens of bars and restaurants to give you the top 5 chicken wings spots in Mississauga.
5 - Wacky Wings
Located in one of the hardest plazas to find in Mississauga on Dundas near Dixie is Wacky Wings. This place is the like a Chucke Cheez for adults, minus the screaming kids (but add shouting adults). Wacky Wings has seven locations across Ontario, including one as far as Timmins. There are video games, pool tables and TVs everywhere. It's a great place to watch sports with your buddies, as it's huge. You can actually order 1000 wings for the low price of $849.99, so I assume a lot of sports teams come through the doors. The five flavours I had were marked as some of the "TOP PICKS" and included New Orleans, Caribbean Jerk, Dr. Pepper BBQ, Rickard's Red Apple Butter Mesquite and Spicy Garlic. The winner was Dr. Pepper BBQ!
Fav Flavour: BBQ Dr Pepper
Khaled from insauga.com tries a ghost pepper hot sauce courtesy of Wacky Wings on insauga.com TV LIVE.
4 - Fred's Bar and Grill
This is one of the best kept secrets in Mississauga. You can find this bar/restaurant hidden in a small plaza in Central Mississauga. Recently Fred's Bar & Grill has taken over the China, well China City, which was next door and added a brand new section. The reno, which was a huge undertaking that required the gutting of the entire space, has made the resto much more open and inviting to eat your chicken wings! The new digs offer 26 TVs and two 80" babies on the wall, so there is not a bad vantage point anywhere in the restaurant. They even have a Toronto Maple Leafs wall that covers the entire west side of the restaurant. It serves up great food and has great service. This little place is great for chillin', hanging out, watching sports and maybe even taking a date to. The food here is great at very reasonable prices.
Fav Flavour: Sweet Chilli
3 - Failte Irish Pub
These wings are huge, hence the name Jumbo Wings. The meat to bone ratio is 6:1, so if you're hungry, these are the wings for you. Despite the enormity of the wings, they are delicious. The chicken is juicy and has super crunchy skin that isn't burnt. Failte Irish Pub also has a great atmosphere with great music, a wide selection of beer and big ass chicken wings. You can't go wrong with that!
Fav Flavour: Jack Daniel's BBQ
2 - The Wingery
The Wingery is a new chicken wing takeout and delivery resto located on Kennedy just north of Eglinton. Their slogan is "Size Matters" and when it comes to chicken wings, I absolutely agree. You can also tell by the picture that they're telling the truth. The Wingery has three other locations, with the Mississauga one being the forth. Not only do they have wings they have sandwiches, perogies, poutine, mac and cheese bites, fried pickles and chicken fingers. This place is takeout only.
Fav Flavour: Swamp Sauce (nice and hot)
1 - Wingporium
Port Credit's Wingporium might be one of the best chicken wings joints I've experienced. This is Wing Emporium's second location, with the first being in Etobicoke. This joint isn't too big and boasts TVs mounted everywhere and a patio that looks like it would double capacity if it was open. The wings were breaded and cooked to perfection and the sauces were all made in house. The flavours are sectioned off into dry, mild, medium, hot and suicide, so I had one from each section. Crazier diners can try the Scorpion Kiss and Black Mamba (which the restaurant actually advises pregnant women to avoid). I had the Dry Roasted Rub, Big Boy Cool Toys, Interview with a Vampire, Bubba's Backfire and Chipotle. The winner is Interview with a Vampire! It must be fun naming these flavours!
Fav Flavour: Interview with a Vampire
Who has the best chicken wings in Mississauga?
Here are the results so far:
Wacky Wings - 14%
Wingporium - 12%
Coopers - 6%
Wild Wings - 5%
The Clarkson Pump - 4%
All Star Wings and Ribs - 4%
Fred's Bar & Grill - 3%
Buffalo Wild Wings - 2%
Wings Up - 2%
Other great wings!
This isn't a chicken wing place, but the Clarkson Pump makes good wings. "World Famous Wings and Things" is The Pump's motto and is emblazoned right on their menu. World famous is a bold statement that I can't vouch for, but I will say that they are definitely Mississauga famous. The wings are a little small, but are super tasty and cooked perfectly. You can get them grilled too. My suggestion? Wait the extra few minutes for your wings to be grilled, you won't be disappointed. They only have the basic flavours of BBQ, Medium, Hot, Suicide, Honey Garlic, Southern Cajun, Dry Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Hot & Honey, but they all taste good.
Located in Meadowvale off of Millcreek and Erin Mills Pkwy is the seventh All Star Wings and Ribs location. This place is pretty cool for the sports enthusiast, as they have TVs right inside the booths that diners can operate themselves. This place also is known for having 200 flavours to choose from, most of which are made in house. I asked our very cute server to choose for me and she did just that. She ended up bringing me Pandora's Box, Cleopatra, Caesars does Texas, God of Thunder and Desperado. Desperado absolutely killed me with heat and my upper lip instantly started sweating and I had to down two cups of water. Not a big fan. My favourite was Cleopatra, which was a mix of honey garlic and a white garlic-esque sauce.