MINNEAPOLIS (Hoodline) — Looking to sample the best chicken wings around town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top chicken wing sources in Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re on the hunt.
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First on the list is Runyon’s. Located at 107 Washington Ave. North in Downtown West, the pub and traditional American spot, which offers chicken wings and more, is the highest-rated chicken wing spot in Minneapolis, boasting four stars out of 185 reviews on Yelp.
2. Blue Door Pub
Next up is Southeast Como’s Blue Door Pub, situated at 1514 Como Ave. SE. With four stars out of 167 reviews on Yelp, the pub, which offers burgers, chicken wings and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Thai Cuisine Xpress
Southeast Como’s Thai Cuisine Xpress, located at 1517 Como Ave. SE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Thai spot, which offers noodles and chicken wings, four stars out of 39 reviews.
4. Red’s Savoy Pizza
Red’s Savoy Pizza, an Italian spot that offers pizza, chicken wings and more in East Bank-Nicollet Island, is another go-to, with four stars out of 24 Yelp reviews. Head over to 18 University Ave. NE to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Fridays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Minneapolis area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and business health for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants grew to 84 per business on Fridays, compared to 56 daily transactions on average on Mondays.