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Long Beach Best: Chicken Wings

Wings are more than appetizers; they are bone-sucking goodness. Which joint makes the best? Time to weigh in.


Do you like them crispy or naked? Hot and spicy or lip-smacking sweet? We’re talking wings, of course.

Chicken wings are a staple in any culture and they have a place on the menus of nearly every restaurant, pub or take-out joint in Long Beach.

Time to weigh in. Long Beach Patch is looking to unearth the best wings in town. Lone Beach Best is a new weekly feature where we’re asking you – our readers – to tell us your top picks.

Each Monday we’ll list our nominees – this week it’s wings – and ask for your recommendation. Did we leave your go-to spot off the list? Go ahead and add it in comments.

Wednesday we’ll narrow the field, taking your recommendations to put to a vote in the ultimate food-fight poll.

Friday afternoon we’ll announce a winner. Wing a ding ding!

Here are the nominees for Long Beach's best wings:

The Beach House

Minnesota's

Billy's Beach Cafe

Biddy Mulligan's

Now tell us who has the best wings in Long Beach. Do it in comments below.

Jim McElroy February 20, 2012 at 01:17 PM
We like the chicken wings at Billy's Beach Cafe. Jim & Cathy
paul apfel February 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Best by far are the barbecued wings at Swingbellys. Very plump & meaty & they are not fried! Bit expensive for six wings but because they are so large they are well with the price!
Acollins February 20, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Beach house hands down plus most varieties of sauces
Renee Bindler February 20, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Billy's Beach Cafe has the best wings!
Gary February 20, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I only ever had wings from Billy's and I love them! And the price isn't too bad either.
inplainsight February 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
billy's are the best, swingbellies for monster wings
rhonda titus February 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
billys
spaceylb February 20, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Billy's has the best wings and burgers!
Tom Knag February 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Without a doubt, Billy's has the best wings!!
Annette Gelish King February 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Billy's!! Without a doubt. We've been enjoying them for over 20 years!!
Christina Tarsia February 20, 2012 at 09:28 PM
BILLY'S No Doubt
C Roper February 21, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Billy's Beach Cafe...BEST!!!!
j.frazee February 21, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Honestly our family loves wings and our favorite in town are John Henry's. At John Henry's the wings are a good size; coating, crunch and sauce flavor are all features that make them our favorite We find Billy's much smaller and over fried. Swingbelley's are yummy too, just not the favorite.
Jennifer February 21, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Billys, I had them everywhere outside and in LB, always come back, they give you BLUE CHEESE as much as you want...go to Croxley you get a tablespoon and need to pay for more
jetsboog February 22, 2012 at 09:45 AM
the cabana
Adriana Fratila February 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM
John Henry' s Wings Voted Best Wings in Long Beach by seabythecity.com
Adriana Fratila February 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM
http://www.seabythecity.com/?p=5223
Brian Kupchik February 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
John Henry's has been my favorite. They get bigger more expensive wings that are never frozen.
Andrew Partridge February 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Billy's is the best in town. Have tried most of them around. Great price and great taste. Worth the trip from the UK. Andy
Rob February 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Billy's.wow.totally awesome.have had wings from California to... Well Buffalo. Get down to Long Beach for the best wings ever. Well worth coming from London for the experience. Now where can I get a cup of tea?
Richard McCaw March 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Willie's!!!! (Billy's Beach Cafe) You ain't been to LB, if you have'nt had Billy's wings...

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