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Victoria Dining Guide

Victoria Dining Guide

Wondering where to dine in Victoria? I LOVE trying new restaurants, and I've been compiling my BIG list of favourite eateries for more than a decade. Click the fork-and-spoon image to read my Victoria Dining Guide.

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Cheapest, Hottest, Biggest, Best Chicken Wings in Victoria: Specials Every Day of the Week!

Make no mistake, there IS a “wing scene” in our city. I found a website called WingsnBeer.com and two Facebook sites dedicated to the finger-lickin’ bar snacks in Victoria: Wednesday Wing Nights! and Chicken Wing Enthusiasts of Victoria. These people are serious about getting the best cluck for their buck.

While you can order these popular pub-style appetizers in bars and restaurants all over town, wing lovers seek out those places where price, quality, and quantity converge to create the ultimate “destination wings”—the kind you’ll drive across Victoria to eat. Many businesses offer their best wing prices on “Wing Wednesdays,” but by no means all.

In my research, four Victoria pubs were most often mentioned as “wing destinations”: 1550 Fifteen Fifty’s Restaurant, Four Mile Bar & Grill, Maude Hunter’s Pub, and Gorge Pointe Pub. Now, before you start flinging wings at me, I’m not saying these four spots have the BEST wings. What constitutes the perfect chicken snack for one may not be the ultimate nibble for the next. It’s the same with trying to rate the hottest wings. It’s a matter of personal taste.

Thanks to everyone who has written in to share their top places for wings in Victoria. The guide below is by no means comprehensive, and I would LOVE your feedback on this post. Let me know if I overlooked YOUR favourite wings!

  • Restaurant owners: I’d be very happy to update your information if you change your wing specials in the future. Just let me know!
  • Wing lovers: Please confirm details with your restaurant of choice BEFORE dining to ensure the wing-night special is still current. Restaurant prices and wing offerings are SUBJECT TO CHANGE without notice.

For your convenience, I have arranged all recommended eateries below by which weekday (or days) they offer their wing specials.

MONDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Lakes Grillhouse ‘n’ Bar (250-658-8989), in the Howard Johnson Hotel at 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 50-cent wings all night on Mondays, and until 6 p.m. every day.
  • Comments: “The Lakes Grillhouse in the Howard Johnson on Hwy 17 has the best cluck for your buck. The wings are quite large and $0.35 everyday until 6 pm, and all night on Mondays. It’s a little more out of your way but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.”

My Bar and Grill (778-430-5589; http://my-bar.ca), in the Howard Johnson Hotel at 310 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $4.95/pound wings on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Flavours: Incredibly, they offer 16 varieties! Buffalo (hot), tequila habanero BBQ, dry lemon pepper, honey garlic, BBQ, beer/chipotle BBQ, teriyaki, orange ginger, hot orange ginger, plum, honey mustard, sweet Thai chili, dry garlic, dry Cajun, dry salt and pepper, and dry black pepper.

Smugglers Cove Pub (250-477-2688; http://www.smugglerscovepub.com), 2581 Penrhyn St., Cadboro Bay, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $5 for one pound of wings on Mondays after 3 p.m.
  • Flavours: Hot, teriyaki, BBQ, honey garlic, Thai, dry pepper, and a feature flavour that changes every week.

TUESDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Gorge Pointe Pub (250-386-5500), 1075 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 12 wings (1 lb) for $6.99 on Tuesdays—roughly 58 cents per wing.
  • Flavours: Salt and pepper, lemon pepper, Cajun, blue moon, BBQ, chipotle hot sauce, gold rush, teriyaki, honey garlic, bourbon whisky, mango Thai.
  • Comments: “Gorge Point Pub blue cheese/hot sauce mixed, yum.”
  • Comments: “Gorge Point Pub has my vote.”

WEDNESDAY

Christie’s Carriage House Pub (250-598-5333; http://christiespub.squarespace.com/), 1739 Fort Street.

  • The Deal: 39-cent wings and prawns on Wednesdays.
  • Flavours: Louisiana, teriyaki, BBQ, Sahara dry, honey garlic, five alarm, blue boys, Thai sweet chili.

Earls (250-381-1866), 1199 Government Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: one pound of wings, half of regular price ($11) after 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Flavours: Hot, searing hot, or Thai.

1550 Fifteen Fifty’s (250-472-0047), 1550 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 40-cent wings on Wednesdays after 3 p.m. (Minimum order of 10, with purchase of any beverage.)
  • Flavours: BBQ, teriyaki, honey garlic, Cajun, Szechuan, dry pepper, lemon pepper, one alarm, three alarm, five alarm, sweet chili.
  • Comments: “Named after its address,1550′s has disputably the best wings in Victoria. I recommend going on Wing Wednesday when they are 40 cents each. . . . The decor is a bit kitschy with plenty of vases and pottery lining the walls. Service can be a bit slow when the place is packed with students, but the servers definitely try hard.”

Flying Otter Grill (250-414-4220; www.flyingottergrill.com), 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesdays and Sundays after 4 p.m. (Minimum order of 10, with purchase of a beverage.)
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, BBQ, teriyaki, hot, Jamaican jerk, salt and pepper.

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Hecklers Bar & Grill (www.hecklersbarandgrill.com),

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesday nights.
  • Comments: Reader Dino recommends Hecklers for their “50 flavours of wings on Wednesday nights, at 10 for $3.50.”

KnockanBack Grill (250-727-0200; http://knockanback.com), 4136 Wilkinson Road, Victoria BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesday after 5 p.m. (With any other regular purchase. Minimum order of 10. Dine-in only.)
  • Flavours: Hot, BBQ, dry lemon pepper, honey garlic, thai chili.
  • Comments: “My son Riley swears by Wings Night Wednesday at the Knockenback Grill on Wilkinson.”

Maude Hunter’s Pub (250-721-2337; www.clubzone.com), 3810 Shelbourne St., Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to closing—or until they run out! (Order in batches of 12.)
  • Flavours: Hot, suicide hot, teriyaki, BBQ, honey garlic, Thai ginger peanut, dry Cajun, salt and pepper, lemon pepper. Fried in trans-fat free oil.

Moon Under Water Brewpub (phone; web), Bay Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $5 per pound of free-range wings after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (regularly $10). They has have a weekly Wednesday cask special for $5.
  • Flavours: Salt and pepper, spicy whiskey glaze, sweet soy and ginger, blue cheese hot sauce, honey garlic beer glaze, IPA BBQ sauce, lemon pesto.
  • Comments: “Tudor? … Burned down! Fox & Hound? … Closed long ago! Best wings by far are at Moon Under Water Brewpub, Wednesday nights.”

Phoenix Bar & Grill (250-479-9760), 3944 Quadra, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $10 for an order of wings and a pint of Cariboo draft, all day on Wednesdays.

Ross Bay Pub (250-370-1152; www.rossbaypub.com), #7-1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $5 for about a dozen (roughly 42 cents each)
  • Flavours: Hot, Thai chili; more to come.
  • Comments:
  • (Nov. 2011) “An update on Ross Bay Pub.… Sadly, they’ve raised the prices on their wings on Wednesdays, so it’s now $5 for roughly a dozen. But the wings are still great!”
  • “Best wings in town are DEFINITELY at Ross Bay Pub, the Thai chili are amazing, the Hot aren’t hot but the flavour is the best in the world…. I used to be a 1550’s goer—no longer!”

Shark Club (250-386-5888), 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesdays (and pints of domestic beer for $3.99).
  • Flavours: Hot, suicide, teriyaki, honey garlic, BBQ, salt and pepper, golden shark.

Upper Deck Sports Lounge (250-383-8212; www.theupperdeck.ca), in the Travelodge at 229 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 30-cent wings on Wednesdays after 4 p.m. and Sundays between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Flavours: BBQ, hot, honey garlic, teriyaki, sweet Thai chili, Jamaican hot blue, Arizona dry, salt and pepper, hot blue.

THURSDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Jack’s Place (250-391-5225; website) at Westin Resort Bear Mountain, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 55-cent wings on Thursdays, and mugs of Coor’s light for $4. (Minimum order of 10 wings.) Views from the Sunset Terrace.
  • Flavours: “Assorted sauces.”

Kelsey’s (250-978-5550; www.kelseys.ca), 325 Burnside Rd W, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: Half-price wings on Thursdays (62 To 68 cents per wing, based on the usual full price of $11 for 8 wings, $19.99 for 16 wings).
  • Flavours: Guinness BBQ, lemon citrus pepper, honey garlic, black pepper garlic, sea salt and toasted pepper, mild, medium, hot, hot stripe ranch, Indian butter spice.

My Bar and Grill (778-430-5589; http://my-bar.ca), in the Howard Johnson Hotel at 310 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: $4.95/pound wings on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Flavours: Incredibly, they offer 16 varieties! Buffalo (hot), tequila habanero BBQ, dry lemon pepper, honey garlic, BBQ, beer/chipotle BBQ, teriyaki, orange ginger, hot orange ginger, plum, honey mustard, sweet Thai chili, dry garlic, dry Cajun, dry salt and pepper, and dry black pepper.

Prairie Inn Pub (250-652-1575; Facebook page), 7806 East Saanich Road, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Mondays and Thursdays after 4:30 p.m. (Minimum order of 10; no other purchase required.)
  • Flavours: BBQ, honey garlic, teriyaki, hot, medium, dried pepper and garlic, chili Thai.

Smiths Pub (250-360-2544; http://smithspub.com), 777 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: Half-price wings (regularly $14 for a full order) on Thursdays.
  • Flavours: ginger BBQ, salt and pepper, sambal chili, whisky-BBQ, curry dusted, or hot.

Vic’s Steakhouse (250-480-6585; www.vicssteakhouse.ca), in Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites at 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Thursdays, with the purchase of a bottle of beer. (Minimum order of 10 wings of the same flavour.)
  • Flavours: Sea salt and cracked lime pepper, apple BBQ, traditional hot.

FRIDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Phoenix Bar & Grill (250-479-9760), 3944 Quadra, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: Buy One Get One Free on wing orders after 4 p.m. on Fridays

SATURDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

SUNDAY

Four Mile Bar & Grill (250-479-2514; www.fourmilehouse.com), 199 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 49-cent wings, prawns, and meatballs all day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every night after 8 p.m.
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, medium, BBQ, dry pepper, Szechuan, suicide, teriyaki, dry garlic.

Flying Otter Grill (250-414-4220; www.flyingottergrill.com), 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 35-cent wings on Wednesdays and Sundays after 4 p.m. (Minimum order of 10, with purchase of a beverage.)
  • Flavours: Honey garlic, BBQ, teriyaki, hot, Jamaican jerk, salt and pepper.

Kelsey’s (250-978-5550; www.kelseys.ca), 325 Burnside Rd W, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: All-you-can-eat wings on Sundays for $19.79. Kelsey’s general managerLiz Carr says, “With that you get the first wings as a 16-piece with fries and then 8-piece refills thereafter.” 
  • Flavours: Guinness BBQ, lemon citrus pepper, honey garlic, black pepper garlic, sea salt and toasted pepper, mild, medium, hot, hot stripe ranch, Indian butter spice.
  • Comments: “Kelsey’s has a great all-you-can-eat wings deal. I highly recommend.”

Upper Deck Sports Lounge (250-383-8212; www.theupperdeck.ca), in the Travelodge at 229 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC.

  • The Deal: 30-cent wings on Wednesdays after 4 p.m. and Sundays between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Flavours: BBQ, hot, honey garlic, teriyaki, sweet Thai chili, Jamaican hot blue, Arizona dry, salt and pepper, hot blue.

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

The good people who recommended the following wing destinations like the product so much, they don’t even require a cheap wing night to entice them to dine.

THE BEST?

5th Street Bar & Wood Fired Grill (250-380-4600; www.fifthstreet.ca), 1028 Hillside Ave., Victoria, BC.

  • Comments: “Hands down, 5th Street Bar & Grill’s maple garlic wings are the best I’ve ever had in my life. I dare anyone to tell me different!”

Monkey Tree Pub (250-727-3550; www.monkeytreepub.com), 4025 Borden St., Victoria, BC.

  • Comments: “Without a doubt, Monkey Tree Pub’s dry pepper with blue cheese.”

TASTY

Sabhai Thai Restaurant (250-655-4085), A-2493 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC.

  • Comments: “Sabhai Thai in Sidney serves a most tasty pound of sweet chili garlic wings. Happy researching and writing!”

East Garden Restaurant (250-598-1232), 2888 Belmont Avenue, Victoria, BC.

Milestones (250-391-5016;www.milestonesrestaurants.com), 2401 East Millstream Rd, Langford, BC.

  • Comments: “9/10 for Milestones’ Thai Chicken Drummettes. Eight big wings, crispy with a flavourful coating. Nice plate, arranged wings on top of a drizzle of peanut sauce. Toasted sesame-cucumber mayonnaise . . . awesome. So tasty, so good. If you like Thai flavours, these are the wings for you!” Via Vancouver Eats blog

BIG AND MEATY!

GLO restaurant lounge (250-385-5643; http://www.gloeuropub.com), 104 – 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC.

  • Comments: “We had chicken wings to start, a mix of hot and honey garlic our server said was good. They are some of the meatiest wings I’ve had in Victoria.”

Sticky Wicket Pub (250-383-7137; www.strathconahotel.com), in the Strathcona Hotel at 919 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

  • Comments: “Sticky Wicket has awesome, huge wings. I don’t think they’re doing a wing night right now; it used to be on Thursdays. Chicken wings $9.95 a pound, choice of sauce: hot, Guinness BBQ, dry pepper spices, dry Cajun spices, or sweet chili. Add blue cheese dip for 95 cents.”

MIXED REVIEWS

The Bent Mast (250-383-6000), 512 Simcoe St, Victoria, BC.

  • Comments: “I still think Bent Mast in James Bay is the best people watching spot, and yes, good wings, cold beer! Yum.”
  • Comments: “Had the Bent Mast wings. They were small, overcooked, and $7 for 6 wings. Thumbs down. Everything else was great, though.”

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52 comments to Cheapest, Hottest, Biggest, Best Chicken Wings in Victoria: Specials Every Day of the Week!

  • Thanks so much for the update, Harvey!

  • Ruby

    I’ve been going to the James Bay Inn for a few months now for wings and beer and as much as the ambience and service isn’t the best, their wings are really good. Everyday between 4-6 they’re .45. And 3 days a week Monday, Thursday and ??(Sunday?) the special goes until 9pm. They have the usual, hot, honey garlic etc but also have lemon pepper, red hot and blue (a personal fav) and Thai.

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