Top 5 List: Myrtle Beach's Best Wings

In the not-so-distant past chicken wings were a blue collar bar food, a delicacy that lacked broad appeal. But chicken (or buffalo) wings have emerged from the culinary shadows.

Wings are now everywhere (even Dominos Pizza offers them!) and can be coated in almost any sauce imaginable. Long a Myrtle Beach golf favorite, wings are a popular post-round treat, and we are here to help you find the Grand Strand’s best.

The choices were many,  but after consulting with a distinguished panel, we’ve come up with a list that has a decidedly local slant, with one very prominent exception.  Without further ado, here are the best places in the Myrtle Beach area to get an order of wings.

1. The Original Fat Jack’s Wings & Things – Serving fresh wings, Fat Jack’s has been a Grand Strand institution since the 1970s. Now located in Surfside, Fat Jack’s offers 15 sauces and first rate customer service. If you want excellent wings in a good local establishment, Fat Jack’s is worth a stop, but keep in mind, it doesn’t open until 3 p.m.

2. Murphy’s Law – A local sports bar that caters to Pittsburgh fans of any stripe, Murphy’s has many options but their specialty is the hot wing. The hot wings at Murphy’s have the necessary kick but don’t exchange heat for flavor. You won’t go wrong at one of Murphy’s three Myrtle Beach area locations.

3. Wing Kings – The appropriately named Wing Kings is the area’s best kept secret. Located on Socastee Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, it’s a little off the beaten path but well worth finding. Wing Kings serves only fresh product – never pre-cooked, never frozen – and patrons are the beneficiary. The locally owned bar offers 20 different flavors ranging from lemon pepper to suicide wings. Here is personal endorsement for the parmeyaki wings, a delectable combination of teriyaki and parmesan.

4. Bully’s Pub – Located at Barefoot Landing, Bully’s is home to some of the area’s best wings. Bully’s doesn’t offer as many sauce selections as the others on the list, but what they do offer is exceedingly good. If you are looking for a non-traditional flavor, try the spicy ranch wings.

5. Hooter’s – Hooter’s is America’s most renowned franchises and its former owner, the late Bob Brooks, was a Horry County resident. With three Myrtle Beach area locations, a Hooters is easy to find and the food is a known quantity. Did I mention that you can’t beat the view?  

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Comments for Top 5 List: Myrtle Beach's Best Wings

Name: Jeff Poli
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

You need to get a new list of top 5 wing places again. There is no way Murphy's Law should even be on this list, especially at #2. A place we found back in September that has excellent wings is "The Back Deck". And the folks working there are a lot more friendly than they are at Murphy's. Jeff from Cincinnati.

Name: Paul
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sounds like a disgruntled Bungals fan in a Steeler bar, no wonder you didnt like the service

Name: Don
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hooters should not be on there either. While the atmosphere is accomodating to golfers, Hooters wings are some of the worst I have had. What about Wild Wing Cafe?

Name: kevin
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hamburger Joe's only has a couple of flavors, but they are really good. The "hot" are really hot.

Name: Sparky
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

I must also state that Hooters has some of the worst wings I have ever eaten. If you can bite thru the heavy breading they taste like they have been cooked in burnt oil. Yes, even when ordered nekkid they still taste that way. Oscar's are far better. Hooters should not have made this list. I know many people will agree with me.

Name: Rick Goo
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

How can you not have Handley's on this list. We have been going down for 5 years now, and Handleys is a must stop every night. Great wings, and cold beers....Nothing better after a great day on the course.

Name: Keith G
Time: Friday, November 6, 2009

Hooters??? They might pay a nice ad budget in MB golf/tourist mags, and great eye candy, but awful, terrible food- have gotten salmonella 3 times from Hooters in the 90's, won't give them another chance.

Name: Tom
Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Have to include Chick N Bull wings in this list. Over 40 flavors of wings.

Name: Jim Garvey
Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009

I visit Myrtle Beach frequently and Fat Jack's is the best wings in the world. Marie is the best host ever.

Name: Patrick R
Time: Thursday, November 12, 2009

No love for Magoo's or Ron Jon's??

Name: Marco L
Time: Friday, November 13, 2009

Hooters wings are way better than Wild Wing. They have a million flavors and all of the ones I tried were not good and the service was poor. I eat there all the time and never gotten salmonella - that is funny - those things usually make the news.... hmmmm I will have to give Oscar's and Ron Jon's a try.... but I am sure the view is better at Hooters!

Name: john
Time: Friday, November 13, 2009

Top Five Wings in MB: Hamburger Joe's Gold Wings, Murphy's Law garlic, Wild Wing Cafe', Oscar's, and Ron Jon's. I will have to try the other's in the other comments but please take Hooter's off the list.

Name: brian
Time: Friday, November 20, 2009

You have to get to Poo's in NMB to get great wings at an awesome price...especially Tuesday's and thursday;s Also it'a on the waterway and a big Tiki bar. Great Pricing on beer and cocktails too!

Name: David
Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cheeseburger in Paridise has great wings also.

Name: Rich Kulaszewski
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Magoo's how did you miss this dive ..The wings are the best ,but the crowd is another story .

Name: Rich Kulaszewski
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Magoo's how did you miss this dive ..The wings are the best ,but the crowd is another story .

Name: Steve
Time: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Went to the Hooters by Barefoot Landing and the wings were horrible

Name: pat thompson
Time: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Try Makos Oceanfront Bar and Grill. Fresh wings with their own sauce! 2101 S. Ocean Blvd

Name: kk
Time: Friday, April 22, 2011

The Grande Shore's hotel restaurant has the best wings in Myrtle Beach period. .35 a wing. Their huge and put Hooters wings to shame.

Name: Harley
Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poo's has the best wings on the strand - Grilled with the sweet/hot sauce. AWESOME~

Name: Wayne
Time: Sunday, March 11, 2012

I took the advise of this list and was disappointed. I have eaten wings all over the East coast and the MB champ was far from a contender.