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The Football Foodie: Wings Edition

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Tilted Kilt


  • Number of televisions: 37
  • Buckeye Capacity: 275 seats, 300 fans
  • Patio: Yes
  • Continuous Game Sound: Yes
  • Game Day Special: NFL: $3 Bud and Bud Light
  • Wings to Have: Kilt Burner (special mention: Signature)

The Tilted Kilt, located at 8665 Sancus Blvd. in the Polaris area, has garnered a reputation for being a guy’s bar because the waitresses there are dressed somewhat scantily. But this spot is ideal for groups of both sexes, families, and Buckeyes. Their multiple room and screen setup make it an ideal game-watching spot as everywhere you turn, there’s a screen.

The wings there are plump and served by the pound (8-10 depending on size). The Kilt Burner sauce is their version of the buffalo, and it’s not too tangy, not too rich, with a heat that builds by the bites. You can get them regular or grilled (what they’re known for), which adds a smoky dimension to the wings.

The Signature sauce is slightly sweet and not as spicy, but for those who don’t groove on the vinegariness of traditional buffalo flavor, this is a fine option. It’s finished with Asian Sweet Chili Sauce, so there’s also a savory element to the final product.

All of the wings at the Tilted Kilt are served with crispy celery sticks, and the customer’s choice of house-made ranch or blue cheese sauce, both of which are excellent, especially the ranch, which is buttermilk-y and not overly seasoned.

Hang out at the Tilted Kilt if your group likes an energetic environment, lots of testosterone in the air, and a variety of good beers. There are 33 taps, with an additional 20 bottles, and a well-stocked whiskey and scotch bar. The Tilted Kilt opens at 11am daily.

Photos by Craig Ferance.

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4 Responses to The Football Foodie: Wings Edition

  1. duncanfj
    duncanfj September 15, 2013 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm

    No Barley’s Smokehouse, which is local, amazing beer, has a number of tvs, including a large projection screen and the best wings in Columbus?

  2. Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson September 15, 2013 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm

    Seconded Barley’s Smokehouse for best wings…gates of hell sauce…yessssss.

  3. Ayana Wilson
    Ayana Wilson September 16, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am

    Fear not, Barley’s definitely makes the Football Foodie list, just not for their wings, which I agree, are great. There’s something they make even better though, and that’s what will be featured. Stay tuned.

  4. bayrea October 19, 2013 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm

    Jed’s Hilliard. Their decor might be hideous, but the wings are the best I ever had. Huge, meaty and tasty. That’s all I have to say about that..

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