Top Wingstop Flavors and Sauces

There ain’t no thing, like a chicken wing. Wings are one of America’s favorite foods. We have them at parties, big games, restaurants, or just because we want to. What’s not to love? You can get crispy wings, hot wings, boneless wings, baked name it!

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One of the best places that you can get chicken wings, as the name suggests is Wingstop. Wingstop have been dominating the wing business for decades now and promise to deliver mouth watering and finger licking flavor.

If you want to try out this place for yourself, but you are unsure which Wingstop flavors and sauces are best, you will not just want to wing it. Take a look at this guide of the best Wingstop flavors, whether you love mind blowing spices, lemon and garlic sauces or fiery Cajun flavors. Wingstop has a sauce for everyone!

What is Wingstop?

Wingstop is an American chicken wing restaurant that has been serving delicious wings to customers since 1994. What started as a small sized buffalo wing restaurant in Texas has grown to a worldwide business of over 1,500 restaurants.

But, for Wingstop, it is not just about selling wings. The company prides itself on its ability to provide incredible flavors that cater to all taste buds, with a wide variety of rubs, sauces and flavorings for their chicken wings.

This is why Wingstop is so beloved by so many. Their huge list of options means that you can enjoy chicken wings if you love them hot, spicy, flavorful, with hints of other types of cuisines, or even if you just like them plain with a touch of lemon and garlic. So, which Wingstop flavors do people love the most, and which ones should you try?

With our guide, we will provide a list of some of the best and most popular sauces and flavors, so that you can pick your favorite for yourself!

Best Wingstop Flavors and Sauces

Here we will go through some of the favorite Wingstop flavors, starting at the top.

Louisiana Rub

For a crispy, crunchy and delicious round of wings, try the Louisiana dry rub. This flavor has all of the qualities of Southern cuisine, with lots of garlic, cajun spices and a hint of spicy hotness. As one of the top picks for wing fans, you will love this rub!

Garlic Parmesan

Who doesn’t love garlic? Garlic and parmesan wings are a divine combination, which is served in a dry rub. This is one of the people’s favorite Wingstop flavors, so you will have to try this one.

Lemon Pepper

The Lemon Pepper is a firm favorite among many Wingstop fans. This flavor comes as a dry rub and is full of zesty lemon balanced with a little black pepper for a refreshing and lip tingling feast. With the dry rub, these wings tend to be a little more crispy which is perfect if you love crunchy wings.

Saucy Cajun

Feeling saucy? Try the saucy Cajun wings! This is a delicious mix of the Louisiana dry rub and Original Hot sauce for a true taste sensation. This sauce really packs a punch, but also has an incredible flavor.

Dry Cajun

If you like the sound of the Saucy Cajun, but you prefer a dry rub, then try the Dry Cajun flavoring for your wings. Trust us on this one, you will feel the heat, so we recommend getting a cool ranch sauce to go with these types of wings!

Original Hot

Sometimes, you just can’t beat the Original Hot. This is the OG hot sauce that everyone loves. It is not as hot as some of the other rubs and sauces on this list, but if you love hot sauce on your foods in general, then this one's for you.

This is one of the first sauces that Wingstop served to customers, and is still a highly popular choice to this day. With crushed red chillies, and a tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with wings, it is worth a try.

Mango Habanero

If you love hot sauce, but you want to take it to the next level, then you will want to try the Mango Habanero. This sauce is one of the hottest and most tongue scorching flavors that Wingstop provides. Packed with tasty spices and mouth tingling peppers, this one also has that sweet tang of mango for a delicious blend of flavors.


If you prefer a lot of flavor in your food, and not so much spice, then just go for the Mild. There is nothing wrong with just enjoying the sweet, tasty flavor of some perfectly cooked chicken wings, topped with the tang of hot sauce, but without the hotness!


Now, as you can guess from the name, Atomic will blow you away. This sauce is the hottest that Wingstop offers, and you will feel like your face, mouth, head and body is on fire. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Hickory Smoked BBQ

Hickory Smoked BBQ is one of the original flavors from Wingstop, and is still going strong today. With less heat, and more of a smoky BBQ flavor, these wings are a treat. If you prefer sweet and smoky barbecue sauce rather than hot, red sauce, then these will suit you perfectly.

Spicy Korean Q

For a tasty hit of spice, onion, garlic, and ginger, mixed with a sweet tang, you will love the Spicy Korean Q. Korean wings are something that must be tried in your lifetime, and the Wingstop Korean sauce is unbelievable!


You may not have had Hawaiian wings anywhere else before, so why not give these a go? The Hawaiian sauce is bursting with citrus, sweet flavors and is nicely balanced. If you do not like overpowering or really spicy flavors, then go for this one.

Hot Lemon

Hot Lemon is the same as the famous Lemon Pepper wings, but is topped with hot sauce for a little extra kick.


Teriyaki is a lovely, mild sauce that is full of delicious, balanced flavors. This is much sweeter than other sauces, and is not very hot.

Bayou BBQ

With all of the flavors of the bayou, these wings are full of cajun spices, but mixed with Wingstop’s signature BBQ sauce.


Some like it hot, some just don’t, and that’s fine! Go to Wingstop to sample the flavor of the chicken wings without any sauce, and order some dips so that you can take your pick!

Which is better: Dry Rub or Sauce?

The ultimate question when it comes to enjoying chicken wings is whether to have a dry rub or sauce. At Wingstop, you can order both. Some people prefer dry rubs as the texture is a little more enjoyable, whereas others prefer those sticky chicken wings just dripping in hot, red sauce.

It all comes down to personal preference. However, the most popular flavors at Wingstop tend to be the dry rubs, and these sometimes end up being a little hotter than others. If you do choose a dry rub, then we recommend ordering a dip to go on the side for your dry wings, or for your fries to add to the flavor!

What is the hottest Wingstop sauce?

If you want to live life a little on the edge, and looooove spicy wings, then you are in for a treat with Wingstop. They offer an Atomic sauce which is the hottest available...hence the name! However, the mango habanero has a sweeter flavor but packs a big kick of spice.

You can also try the Cajun flavors, or Original Hot as these will also blow your mind. Other people prefer a little spice, but not something that is so hot that they cannot taste the flavor. If this sounds like you, then you will love the Spicy Korean Q, the Bayou BBQ, Louisiana rub or the Hot Lemon sauce.

Best Sides at Wingstop

If you really want a taste sensation, then you will have to order something to go with those wings. Luckily, there is a vast range of sides to go with your chicken wings, and enhance your meal.

We recommend ordering the fries to complement your meal. Our personal favorites are the Louisiana voodoo fries, made with fresh cut Idaho potatoes and topped with ranch, cheese sauce and cajun seasoning! They are absolutely heavenly!

Wingstop also serves Buffalo Ranch fries with ranch dip and Original Hot sauce, or cheese fries smothered in jalapeno sauce. If you’re not up for fries, you can order corn on the cob, veggie sticks or some of Wingstop’s iconic freshly baked rolls to go with your wings! 

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