South Carolina’s chicken wing scene is a living institution representing a slice of what the South cooks best. When the craving for chicken wings hits at the beach, North Myrtle Beach (NMB) has you covered!
While NMB has its share of fine dining options, sometimes a casual meal is just what is called to appease all members of your group. Whether you’re looking for spicy, sweet, or tangy flavors, bone in or boneless wings, you’ll find diverse options at the local eateries.
Dine-in options vary from lively sports bars to laid-back beachside spots, and if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your Grand Strand vacation home, you’ll find each place offers easy takeout and delivery options.
Here is your guide to the perfect spot to sink your teeth into some of the best chicken wings in the North Myrtle Beach area.
Located on the popular Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach, Hamburger Joe’s is a local favorite known for its laid-back vibe and great food. While their name suggests a focus on burgers, don’t let that fool you— their chicken wings are exceptional.
Served crispy and juicy, Hamburger Joe’s offers a variety of heats to cater to all types of wings fans. Whether you prefer classic buffalo, sweet n’ hot, or their signature Joe’s Sauce, each bite is packed with flavor.
Pair your wings with an ice-cold draft beer, wine, or cocktail; you have the perfect combination!
It’s important to note that their North Myrtle Beach location is cash ONLY. They do, however, have an ATM available on-site for your convenience.
Wild Wing Cafe
- Address: 4706 Highway 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: wildwingcafe.com
This Southern restaurant chain is famous for their large selection of delicious wing flavors. Located in Barefoot Landing, Wild Wing Cafe is the perfect place to stop and sink your teeth into delicious wings after shopping.
Wild Wings offers over 30 different flavors to choose from. You’ll surely find something to suit every palette, from jam-packed with heat, like their Triple Threat Sauce, to safer flavors like Italian Garlic Parmesan and Honey Mustard.
Their homemade blue cheese and ranch dressings are the perfect partner for their crispy wings. They also frequently have live music and DJs on the weekend and offer a dog-friendly patio, so your favorite furry friend can accompany you on your visit.
Fat Harold’s Beach Club (Shag City Grill)
- Address: 212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: fatharolds.com
This beach club is a popular spot for locals and visitors looking for some good tunes and great dancing. Inside the Fat Harold’s, you’ll find the Shag City Grill. The menu is small but mighty and includes many grill staples like cheeseburgers and hot dogs.
Shag City Grill also serves up some incredible chicken wings coated in your choice of flavorful sauce. You can wash it down with your choice of frosty beverage.
At Fat Harold’s, you’ll find a lively dance floor and incredible live music. You can even book shag lessons if you’d like to learn how to shag dance. Between the music, the dance scene, and the delicious wings, a night at Fat Harold’s Beach Club will surely make for a memorable evening.
Calhoon’s 19th Hole Saloon
- Address: 2203 Hwy 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: calhoonsaloon.com
Sports fans will enjoy Calhoon’s 19th Hole Saloon. While they are perhaps best known for their “Pittsburgh style” salads and Ohio Valley sandwiches, you’ll be blown away by their 22 wing flavors from Black and Gold Garlic to Lemon Pepper! And with many domestic and imported beer options, you’ll find the perfect way to take down the heat.
Tuesday night is wing night at Calhoon’s with 90-cent jumbo wings. Not visiting the Grand Strand on a Tuesday? This spot also offers a generous happy hour menu daily from 4 pm to 7 pm that features special pricing on appetizers, including boneless wings and beer specials.
- Address: 1209 Highway 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: wingzone.com
The Wing Zone takes their craft seriously with every variety of the south’s favorite go to meal. Their menu has options from regular to boneless or crispy and over 20 flavors, including fan favorites Lemon Pepper and Chipotle BBQ.
This restaurant also offers classic sides, including crispy onion rings, plain chicken tenders, and cheese fries.
Wing Zone offers several party platter options for larger groups if you want to take back the feast to your Grand Strand vacation home rental. If you’ve got a craving for something sweet, you’ll also find some awesome dessert options here, including funnel cake fries, Oreo churros, and cinnamon sticks!
- Address: 1580 Hwy 17 N North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: thehickorytavern.com
Since the original restaurant opened in 1997, Hickory Tavern has expanded to over twenty locations throughout the Southeast. Their location in North Myrtle Beach remains one of their most popular and is a great spot to catch a game while enjoying a cold brew and some tasty chicken wings.
Their wings come in various flavors and can also be ordered charred. The Cajun Dry rub flavor and Red Dragon wing sauces are two of their more unique offerings. On Wednesday, the tavern offers 75-cent wings for dine-in customers.
This place has an extensive menu with everything from tacos to ribeyes. They also offer an extensive beverage menu with unique “fun-sized shot” options and an impressive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Buffalo Wild Wings
- Address: 518 Highway 17 N North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Website: buffalowildwings.com
For its top-notch consistency, Buffalo Wild Wings is always ready to satisfy the savviest wing connoisseur. They have two locations in the Grand Strand, one of which is North Myrtle Beach. Known for their tasty chicken wings, Buffalo Wild Wings offers 26 signature sauces and limited-time offerings. At publication, their special limited-time sauces include General Tso’s and Sweet Chili Lime wing sauces.
In addition to offering chicken wings, Buffalo Wild Wings has a large menu with wraps, tacos, burgers, and many different appetizers. You can also purchase their sauces to re-create your favorites at home.
If you’re hosting a party, you can order full trays, including wings, salads, many different sides, and desserts for the finale. Dessert options include a decadent cheesecake, a delicious fudge cake, and a loaded ice cream bowl.
The Wings are Waiting in North Myrtle Beach
From the traditional buffalo wing to more adventurous options, all the wings you’ll find on this list are tastebud approved! The hardest decision you’ll have to make is dine-in or carry-out. So grab a stack of napkins and prepare for a finger-lickin’ good time during your stay at a Grand Strand vacation home.