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The 5 best spots to score chicken wings in Indianapolis

Ale Emporium | Photo: Christian M./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 13, 2019.

Got a hankering for chicken wings?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top chicken wing spots in Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to achieve your dreams.

Indianapolis-area consumers historically spend more in November at restaurants than other months of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM and email marketing for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Indianapolis-area restaurants grew to $23 for the metro area in November of last year, second only to December with an average of $25, and 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Ale Emporium

photo: krysha m./yelp

First on the list is Ale Emporium. Located at 8617 Allisonville Road in Castleton, the sports bar, which offers pizza and more, is the highest-rated chicken wing spot in Indianapolis, boasting four stars out of 720 reviews on Yelp.

2. Fat Dan's Deli

PHOTO: anna z./YELP

Next up is Meridian Kessler's Fat Dan's Deli, situated at 5410 N. College Ave. With four stars out of 373 reviews on Yelp, the deli, which offers barbecue, chicken wings and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Wingstop

Photo: wingstop/Yelp

A member of the chain Wingstop, a spot to score chicken wings and more, in South Perry is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 74 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7711 Shelby St. to see for yourself.

4. Keystone Sports Review

Photo: noelle l./Yelp

Over in Fairgrounds, check out Keystone Sports Review, which has earned four stars out of 210 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sports bar and traditional American spot, which offers chicken wings and more, at 5602 N. Keystone Ave.

5. Papa Bears Chicken

Photo: emiel B./Yelp

And then there's Papa Bears Chicken, a Fairgrounds favorite with 4.5 stars out of 43 reviews. Stop by 1938 E. 46th St. to hit up the traditional American spot, which offers chicken wings and more, next time you're in the mood.


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