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624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3631
615-254-8015
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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I can't handle any hot foods. I usually get lemon pepper wings to avoid the hotness of mild flavoring. I tried Bolton's because, well, when in Nashville....I had the mild chicken fingers and zoo-wee-mama! They're extremely spicy but I was able to handle them. My lower lip and chin burned for about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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algonquin il
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stopped by Bolton' s for a late lunch. Three of us had the hot chicken, one had chicken fingers and I had a pork chop. The pork chop was quite spicy but also quite dry and cost over $5 for one chop. The chicken tenders were very tasty and moist. Besides being very hot, the chicken was average. The sides... More 

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Lithonia, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had a huge portion of fish, cooked to perfection. Service was fast and great. I will come again when in town.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Oh, and start with their mild, unless you're sure about your spice levels. A bottle of coke won't hurt to wash it all down. I stopped here today with a few friends on a road trip, and what better way to start your trip than spicy fried fish?

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Nashville
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

First tried Bolton's Franklin Road location a few months ago, and have pretty much eaten it weekly ever since. Have driven from Murfreesboro to Nashville just to eat there several times. Place is a little bit of a dive, drink selection is inconsistent, and staff is so-so friendly, but the chicken, catfish, and sides are always great. You get some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I can't handle any hot foods. I usually get lemon pepper wings to avoid the hotness of mild flavoring. I tried Bolton's because, well, when in Nashville....I had the mild chicken fingers and zoo-wee-mama! They're extremely spicy but I was able to handle them. My lower lip and chin burned for about 30 minutes after I was finished eating. I... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Best Nashville Hot Chicken I've tasted ever! The staff was friendly. My order came out in less than five minutes. The prices were reasonable. They have a variety of delicious sides that you get your money's worth for. I highly recommend this place!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Self proclaimed great chicken and fish. They have mistaken rubbing hot spices and sauces on fried chicken for flavor. I ordered a chicken sandwich. What I got was a thigh and leg (bone in) on two pieces of bread (and a bit of attitude when I challenged that interpretation). Yes the chicken was hot but totally without flavor. I have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was the first place I was taken right after I got off the place :) and it was the best fried chicken I have tasted. Trust me when I tell you that mild is spicy (I love spicy food). The chicken piece either the breast or the leg is humongous and is served in between two piece of bread.

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Cheatham County, TN
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148 reviews 148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On Charlotte Pike (or, if you prefer, Charlotte Avenue) in downtown Nashville, beside the Legislative Plaza on the weekend of the wonderful, annual, inestimable Southern Festival of Books, I got a plate (more accurately, a foam go-box) of hot chicken. Lots of white meat on a skewer, dusted with shimmering, sunset-colored pure fire, a couple of slices of actual white... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This chicken,fish and porkchops receive the loving treatment that only their Uncle Bolton's spice recipe can give. The traditional flavor profile, which you come to expect when you dive in, and the heat begins to build- into the tears running down your face and the tongue screaming for relief, yet you go back for just one more bite until it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-254-8015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?