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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3631
615-254-8015
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Ranked #240 of 1,671 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were discussing the merits of hot fried chicken in Nashville. By hot, I mean mild, medium and hot. We told our friend that Prince's was the only place we knew of that served it. He told us to forget Prince's and try Boltons. We tried the mild and it had a zing that would make Popeye's Fried Chicken throw... More

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Nashville
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ate here for the first time for lunch. I ordered the breast quarter sandwich. I ordered it "hot" and was questioned by the guy who took my order and ALL of the other dudes standing around. All said "Are you sure" and "You had better go with medium." I took it as a challenge. I must say that it... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We wanted to check out Nashville's hot chicken while we were in town. Unfortunately the two places recommended to us, Prince's and Hattie B's, were closed so we found this restaurant by searching online. Bolton's has a scary looking interior and exterior but the folks taking orders and cooking food were really nice. They warned us about the spiciness of... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Ok--the name of the place includes the word SPICY. That is exactly what it is. Going in, I had the fortune of knowing Nashville is somewhat known for the "hot chicken" so I admit my first experience came with fair warning. I ordered the wing plate with the mildest temperature and boy oh boy did it have a kick. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Only an [--] would call his hot sauce "mild"! I like hot sauce and spicy foods, but this was by far too spicy. I couldn't even finish more than 3 bites of the whole rack of ribs we bought. I hope Bolton's "mild" sauce catches fire and that lava burns that shack to the ground! What a rip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I like to think I am a connoisseur of all things hot and have cried through thai hot dishes with enjoyment many times but when I asked for hot chicken and not extra hot the guy asked me twice 'you want extra hot?' and I said "No, just hot" It turned out I could barely eat one piece, which I... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nashville has many Hot Chicken places and even a festival. This summer I have been trying them all. They range from excellent to eh! So far Bolton's is my least favorite here in Nashville. Service was friendly and authentic freshly cooked experience. Big cast iron skillet in the back. Chicken was cooked well but the heat was an unpleasant hot.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Had my first hot chicken and catfish at the new Melrose location of Bolton's. Ordered the medium hot chicken tenders. The chicken was delicious, tender, just hot enough and served with buttermilk ranch to calm the heat. Sides of baked beans with ground beef and cole slaw were great. Finished it off with blackberry cobbler. Be still my pea-picking heart.... More

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northeast Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The chicken in this hole-in-the-wall gets rave reviews. My mild was perfectly fried in a cast iron skillet that one can see behind the order window. My MEDIUM was plenty spicy! They have several heat levels above that, but for me, had it been hotter I couldn't have tasted the chicken. It would have just been a game. The staff... More

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Portland, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I thought I had tried hot food before. After going to Bolton's, I can confidently say I have. What I enjoyed about the chicken here, is that even though it is super super hot, it taste awesome. Great combination of flavor and heat that makes you want to finish even though you are crying and sweating. If you want the... More

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