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The top 25 cheap chicken wings in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 8, 2013

Cheap Chicken Wings TorontoCheap chicken wings in Toronto aren't really all that cheap these days and generally hover around $9 to $12 a pound in the absence of a special. For the best value, it's smart to adopt one of three strategies: order en masse, snag a combo with sides or beers, or, take advantage of nightly specials.

Here's a round-up of 25 joints that offer finger-licking chicken wings on the cheap.

SEE ALSO: The best chicken wings in Toronto

A-OK Foods
This West Queen West snack bar doesn't do specials, but comes in slightly cheaper than average on a regular basis. Spicy chili-spiced Chino Wings and KFC (that's Korean Fried Chicken) Wings go for $9.50 each order and are available late night on weekends.

All Star Wings and Ribs
This York Region franchise does wings in 200+ flavours and is known for accommodating big groups and big appetites. While a single order goes for $11, ordering in quantities of 30, 50 or 100 can drop the price down to $1 a wing or less.

Bishop and The Belcher
Taking wing specials seriously, this Bloor East bar does 3lbs. of wings for only $12 on Wednesday nights; on Sundays, 2lbs of wings with fries and onion rings are only $11; and on Tuesdays, 1lb of bourbon BBQ wings go on special with fries and slaw for $13. Sauces include unique flavours like chipotle, sriracha and sesame garlic.

Bistro on Avenue
This Avenue Road joint is the OG of Buffalo-style wings in Toronto and the predecessor of the Chick' n' Deli and St. Louis franchises. Here, a regular order with fries goes for $10 and a large order is $16. Weekday lunch specials will slash a couple bucks off from 11am to 3pm.

Clinton's Tavern
This tavern near Christie Pits does the first pound of crispy fried wings for $9 but save a dollar on the next pound, and save $2 on the third. Sauces are served on the side in flavours like hot, medium, BBQ, Thai chili and housemade honey garlic. Occasional $6 specials are advertised on facebook.

Crown & Dragon
This Rosedale pub does wings in 30 novel flavours like Honeycomb Heaven and baked Bollywood. The first pound costs $11, but order in bulk for up to three additional pounds at $10 each. All day on Sundays and after 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; take $3 off each order with a drink purchase.

Czehoski
This West Queen West eatery serves up chicken wings for $12 an order in mild, medium, hot, BBQ or suicide with crudités and blue cheese dip on the side. On Tuesdays starting at 5pm, $15 will get you a pound and a pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Drums N Flats
Pick from drummettes or flats and have them fried dry, wet or double dipped then doused in one of 12 sauces. This North Toronto joint does wings to spec' for $11.50 per pound (2lbs. for $22) served in papered baskets with veggie sticks and buttermilk dill or blue cheese dip.

Duff's
Three GTA locations specialize in classic Buffalo wings available in varying degrees of heat. On Tuesday nights, ten wings with celery and creamy dill or blue cheese dip are only $7.25 with the purchase of a drink. Week-round, the best value can be had when ordering 20 at time in combos with fries and a pitcher of pop or beer for $29.25 to $41.25.

Einstein Cafe & Pub
Situated across from UofT, this College Street bar does $10 plates of meaty over-sized wings with chunky blue cheese dip. Have them naked; in the standard medium to hot varieties; or try the house specialty, a honey garlic and BBQ sauce mix.

Fresco Fish & Chips
Situated in Kensington Market, this tiny fish and chip shop happens to do pretty decent wings too. The one pound combo is $11 and includes a choice of sides like fried pickles or breaded mushrooms and either blue cheese, ranch or chipotle dip.

GameDay on College
This College Street sports bar does single orders of traditional, breaded or boneless wings in a choice of 40+ sauces or seasonings for $11 — greater discounts applied when ordering en masse. On Tuesdays, wings and a pint of Molson are on for $14, and, Wednesdays are dedicated to half price wings.

Hurricane's
This Bloorcourt roadhouse does ten varieties of wings grilled or fried by the pound for $11 (2lbs. for $20 or 3lbs. for $29). Each order includes shoestring fries and veggie sticks with blue cheese dip. On Mondays and Tuesdays, 2-for-1 specials are offered all day.

Lou Dawg's
Lou's two downtown locations dry rub then slow smoke their juicy jumbo wings before dousing them in one of three Southern style sauces. Here a pound will set you back $10, or, take advantage of Mondays and Wednesday $5 specials with a drink purchase.

Mill Street Brew Pub
This Distillery District brew pub regularly offers wings at $12 per pound (2lbs for $22) in flavours like Jamaican Jerk BBQ plus all the old faves; medium, hot or honey garlic. Go on Tuesday nights for 55¢ wing specials offered with a drink purchase.

Oddseoul
This popular Ossington Avenue bar slings fingerlicking, Korean-style fried poultry, painted with a sweet and spicy glaze. While the $5 snack sized portion isn't suitable for a meal, it'll satisfy a hankering in a pinch.

Opera Bob's
The kitchen at this Dundas and Ossington pub tosses wings in a choice of six tried and true sauces including hot and honey and the full gamut from medium to suicide. Each order goes for $10 and includes a side of fries and veggies.

Peter's Cajun Creole Pizza
This pizza joint on Parliament at Gerrard does spicy and smoky cajun seasoned chicken wings for $11.25. Not too bad considering that delivery is free.

Sloppy Joe's
Regularly, this family owned and operated Etobicoke establishment serves ten wings for $11 (20 wings for $20). Go Tuesdays and Thursdays for the best value when the pub grub specialty is offered up for 50¢ a wing.

Right Wing
This midtown sports bar at Yonge and Eglinton does wings by the pound for $12 an order. Pick from jumbo or bistro sized, and, choose from dozens of unique sauces and rubs like Baja Chipotle or even Wing Poutine. On Mondays after 5pm the Wing-O-Mania special kicks in with a half price discount.

Squirly's
This West Queen West bar near Trinity Bellwoods regularly serves up jumbo grilled wings in mild, medium or hot for $9 an order including a choice of fresh salad. Tuesday wing night specials start at 4pm and feature a pound of wings for just $6.50.

Tara Inn
This Scarborough joint serves up jumbo, meaty wings doused in a choice of sauce. Five wings go for $9, seven for $11 and ten for $13, but, go on Mondays for the best value when the pub grub favourite is served ten at a time for only $6.80.

The Pilot
This landmark tavern and jazz den is generally a budget destination by Yorkville standards, though wings are $11 per pound (2lbs for $20) and they don't do specials. Done in classic pub styles and sweet chili or lemon pepper variations, the wings are tasty enough but the real reason to go is for the glorious rooftop patio.

The Roy
This public house on Queen East does roaster wings by the pound for $11 (two for $18) in medium, hot, honey garlic or BBQ. Wing nights on Mondays and Wednesdays start at 5pm and drop the price per pound down to $6 with a beverage purchase. All orders are served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing. Add fresh-cut chips for $2.

Yakitori Bar
This Baldwin Village restaurant dubs its offerings "Seoul Street Food meets Tokyo Grill" and does spicy chilli pepper and rice battered wings for $9, as well as, a grilled option served a la carte for $5. Better still, $10 combos include fries and a choice of sauce like kimchi honey, teriyaki or sesame garlic.

Photo of Duff's Famous Wings

Discussion

45 Comments

James / July 8, 2013 at 11:43 am
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TOBY'S Eatery
Radio Child / July 8, 2013 at 11:50 am
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Why is Dog's Bollocks not on here? a pound of wings and a side of fries is 6.99 everyday except friday and saturday, when it's a staggering 8.99 (!), yet again, blogto doesn't do their research.
John / July 8, 2013 at 11:51 am
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Great List! Didn't realize half these places offer wings!

Let's not forget the WHEAT SHEAF!
Kate / July 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
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The Dog's Bullocks - cheapest beer and wings in the city!
realc / July 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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I miss the days of 25cent wing special (2003-2007). The glory days of cheap chicken are long gone
d.a.r.y.l. / July 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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timothy's in etobicoke. best wings.
Derek / July 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm
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You can also check out http://wingsnbeer.com/toronto for more day-dependent wings deals!
TJ / July 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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Thanks for the list. Always good to know.
Andrew / July 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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Duff's is one of my favourite places in the city! Always great food and great service.

Extremely happy to see it on your list of great places.
Becky / July 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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This list is lame...$10-12 a pound/order is average, not cheap. Show me some half price specials or 50c wings!
Wan / July 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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Holy shit I hate the Dog's Bollocks. Sorry.
Ling Gu / July 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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Which restaurant has the wings and fries in the photo at the top of this article?
Cyril Sneer replying to a comment from Wan / July 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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It's always interesting seeing different peoples' views on things...how can you hate the Dog's Bollocks? Granted, I haven't been there in like a year+, but they had fantastic wings back when I used to go fairly often.
Ken / July 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm
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Duke of Gloucester (Yonge/Wellesley) has half price wings on Mondays and Wednesdays, $5 for a pound.
Main Event (Yonge/Eglinton) has half price wings on Thursdays, around $5 for a pound.
wangeater / July 8, 2013 at 01:00 pm
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Wheat sheaf!!

Wing nights Sunday to Tuesday.

jose / July 8, 2013 at 01:06 pm
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correct me if I am wrong but the wings and fries in the photo appear to be from Duff's.
Aron / July 8, 2013 at 01:09 pm
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So aside from The Roy and Tara, everything is west of DVP. Nothing else in Leslieville/Riverside???
reading is a skill replying to a comment from Ling Gu / July 8, 2013 at 01:14 pm
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credits are usually right above the start of the comments

Photo of Duff's Famous Wings
Amir Majowizc / July 8, 2013 at 01:25 pm
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There is also the Wally, where it's cheap there on Tues/Thursdays. Don't sit on the toilet seats.
Mat / July 8, 2013 at 01:27 pm
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The wheat sheaf being left off this list is a tragedy... although the less busy the better
Ken replying to a comment from Derek / July 8, 2013 at 01:33 pm
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Great link from Derek. Bookmarked!
Soused / July 8, 2013 at 01:37 pm
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The Dizzy has half priced wings on Monday, good size in very good sauces.
Josh replying to a comment from Ken / July 8, 2013 at 02:28 pm
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I did check (http://wingsnbeer.com/toronto) on two places that I've been going too for years for their popular Wing nights - Both places were found on the site but no mention of wing nights or special prices which makes me wonder how reliable or up to date the information is...
matt / July 8, 2013 at 03:27 pm
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sloppy joe's in south etobicoke (lakeshore between kipling and brown's line). tuesday and thursday .60, and about 8 to a pound, with a drink purchase.
Josh replying to a comment from matt / July 8, 2013 at 03:51 pm
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Sounds like the best deal so far.

No deals listed for Sloppy Joe's on,
http://wingsnbeer.com/toronto/vendors/sloppy-joes-bar-grill#sthash.cNQfFmDv.dpbs
Lee / July 8, 2013 at 03:55 pm
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Dogs Bollocks has the cheapest wings because they spend $0 on cleaning their disgusting bathrooms.
James replying to a comment from Lee / July 8, 2013 at 04:02 pm
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Ahh yes - a wise man once told me you can tell how an establishment respects the cleanliness of its kitchen, food, etc. by how it presents it bathrooms to its customers. If they are comfortable showing the customer a washroom in that state, imagine what they aren’t showing you at all in its kitchen, storage, etc.
Poutlypete / July 8, 2013 at 07:37 pm
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Toronto the rip-off as usual. I get wings in the States for $4 bucks for a dozen and Happy Hour beer for $1.50. Save your money and take a trip across the border if you want truly cheap wings!
Jay / July 8, 2013 at 07:59 pm
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Tara Inn does have great wings. Both their tandoori and dry jerk wings are great!
John Labatt / July 8, 2013 at 09:28 pm
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I make my own buffalo wings why buy them if your getting ripped off by the system. Learn how to cook.

Would the bobbo who keeps deleteing my comments tell me why.

I want an explanation.
Bileth / July 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm
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Wow. Insane prices. Come to Vancouver for 5c or 25c wings...
James / July 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm
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I'm a big fan of the wings at The Dog's Bollocks and they're WAY cheaper than most on this list (even on non-special days).

Someone above commented on the bathrooms - those have been renovated and are much nicer now than they used to be.
evan / July 9, 2013 at 12:30 am
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Bryden's on Bloor has half price appetizers on Mondays which makes their awesome wings like 5 bux. Great underrated beer bar too.
Alex / July 9, 2013 at 03:47 am
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Can't believe that Wheat Sheaf is not on the list!!!! Sunday thru Tuesday half-price wings! I think it's under $20 for 50 wings.
m / July 9, 2013 at 07:59 am
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Grace O'Malley's has $2 wings on Monday with the purchase of a drink. And they are great! Really good crispy ones.

Ken in Kensington / July 9, 2013 at 08:41 am
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All though duffs has amazing wings. Their pricing is absolutly not cheap. Their " Tuesday night special" is a joke!
David / July 9, 2013 at 08:57 am
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Hey wangeater or mat. Can you give more details about the special @ wheat sheif? I heard good things about that place.
Thanks
WingDing / July 9, 2013 at 10:33 am
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These deals are a joke, they are not deals. That being said in terms of wing quality I love duff's and All Star. Duff's have great, classic buffalo wings. All Star just has a crazy menu. They literally have a couple hundred flavours and I can tell you the vast majority of them are really, really good.

But yeah, would be nice to see some actual deals. I remember on wing nights you used to be able to get 10 cent, 20 cent wings at a lot of bars. That was years ago now though : (
ZekeStone replying to a comment from Poutlypete / July 9, 2013 at 11:43 am
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Only problem is... driving from Toronto to the US isn't free. Whatever you save on the beer/wings will get eaten up by fuel and wear on the car. Of course if you're already there for some other reason, why not?
sean / July 9, 2013 at 04:03 pm
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Wheat Sheaf wings are nothing more than the usual Franks Red Hot MEH.

Duff's is the best but way too expensive. My friends and I used to go there regularly but it's down to once a year or so due to the cost.

Crown and Dragon was too many flavors,none truly great,deal used to be better with them when they had half price.

Right Wing-just OK. Terrible service though.

I will have to try Lou Dawgs and Bishop and Belcher.

Believe it or not Hoops wings are actually very good, they have 50 cent wing nights I think Wednesdays,not sure if that is only during Hockey season. Too bad the service there is awful though.
Warren / July 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm
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Here Here for Mill Street Tues 55 cent special. Great wings. Great price. Better (and cheaper) than Duffs.Most of the listings here are not cheap (> $10 order)

Fudd / July 30, 2013 at 01:12 pm
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Scew duffs and their Tuesday night promotion! Only idiots think their getting a deal.
Robert / November 19, 2013 at 06:44 pm
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The Roy!!! Great price plus the fries are really good. Fresh cut, not that frozen crap you get in a lot of places.
john / May 24, 2014 at 07:42 pm
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5 bucks 5 bucks 5 bucks at the Kings Belly for 10 wings you can't beat that price anywhere
at Donlands and o'connor
Dev / June 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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Shark Club at Younge and Dundas serves wings for 0.39 cents on Wednesday nights along with 5 dollar beers. Place is basically a really nice sports bar and the wings are pretty good.

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