Where are the 10 places in New York to find the best finger-licking chicken wings?

New York is home to the chicken wing. They're called Buffalo chicken wings for a reason. Although if you live in Buffalo, they're just called wings. So who serves up the best in the Empire State?

Bar-Bill in East Aurora and Clarence has the title of the best Cajun honey butter BBQ wings in New York if you ask MSN. The restaurant has been around for 150 years and it's famous for its wings.

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Credit - Bar Bill Tavern/Facebook

The Start of the Chicken Wing

Who created Buffalo chicken wings?

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo claims to have started the phenomenon in 1964 when Teressa Bellissimo deep-fried chicken wings and covered them in secret sauce.

But it was John Young who started serving uncut chicken wings in 1961 that he breaded, deep fried, and served in his own special 'Mumbo sauce,' at his Buffalo restaurant. John Young’s Wings n’ Things is still widely regarded as the original Buffalo wing today.

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The Young family tells WKBW that no marketing and no trademark is why John Young isn't attributed with creating the New York staple. In 2013, he was inducted into the National Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame.

Buffalo declared July 29th to be Chicken Wing Day in 1977, issuing an official proclamation celebrating Anchor Bar co-owner Frank Bellissimo.

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Who Serves Best Wings in New York

There are so many options for chicken wings in New York. But who has the best? That depends on who you ask. Everyone has a favorite pub they think serves the best.

I'm not a big wing fan. Those 'snappies' give me the heebie-jeebies. You know the little tendons that snap back when you bite into it.

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However, there are a few places where I'll eat them. Tin Rooster at Turning Stone because they put them in the smoker and the meat falls off the bone. No little snappies to worry about.

Ray Brother's BBQ in Bouckville also has delicious fall-apart wings.

But it's one small spot in Central New York that has wings I can't get enough of. And it's not somewhere that's known for its wings. It's actually known for it's golfing.

Pat, the chef at Heron Creek Golf Course in Clinton makes the BEST wings I've ever eaten. I don't know what he does differently than everyone else, but I need the recipe and extra napkins. They're good but they're messy.

10 Best Finger Licking Chicken Wings in New York

From Buffalo to Albany and Binghamton to Watertown, we searched for the best chicken wings in all corners of New York State. Here's the top 10.

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