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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Melrose - Food Excellent, Atmosphere ho-hum

OK, so I'm a local and accustomed to the novelty of the Hot Chicken Shack. I've been to Bolton's plenty of times, but never written a review. I went there for lunch today. I didn't order ahead (rookie mistake) since I was not in a hurry. When I arrived around 11:30am, there were about 6 ppl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
ec92
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

OK, so I'm a local and accustomed to the novelty of the Hot Chicken Shack. I've been to Bolton's plenty of times, but never written a review. I went there for lunch today. I didn't order ahead (rookie mistake) since I was not in a hurry. When I arrived around 11:30am, there were about 6 ppl waiting ahead of me,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

OK so we went to the location in East Nashville. This place is a local gem but you need to understand it is more like a "take away" place. A local told us the owner blends his own spices from South American countries. For 20 two people can eat a lot of great food. We had fish but the chicken... More 

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Nashville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went to the Franklin Pike location. They were training a new cashier, so there was some confusion as to whether or not they had whiting. I wanted a Whiting sandwich. I ordered medium, which is about 3 out of 5 on the hot scale. None, mild, medium, hot and super hot. Medium was HOT! But very good.

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Springfield, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My son described the hot chicken as life-changing. It was too hot for me, but he sure did enjoy it! Friendly folks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't let the location and building fool you- the food here is amazing. We got the recommendation from an Uber driver that we'd had the night before. We went here for lunch and there was one group in front of us. It wasn't busy, which is good, because there are three tables inside and 2 more outside. The ordering system... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here on a recommendation from a Nashville Uber driver and former chef. It did not disappoint. No denying Bolton's has amazing chicken. They fry it perfectly and do justice to the signature dish of the city. The place is very dive-y but please don't let that deter you. All spice levels are one or two levels up to what... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bolton's has been on my list of restaurants to try in Nashville for a year now. I went there at 8:40pm (they close at 9) and the doors were locked. There were three employees talking and one came to the door when they could see we were upset. They said sorry but they were closing early and the fryers were... More 

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Pompano Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hot chicken is a signature dish in Nashville. This place came highly rated, and I was a bit surprised that it didn't really live up to expectations. I liked the low-key atmosphere, and the people working there were super-friendly. The spice mix on the chicken was a bit uneven; I ordered hot, but one bite had nothing and the next... More 

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Quinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Don't let the outside fool you its a great chicken place very nice and friendly people that run the place the fish sandwich, wings, breast plate and chicken on a stick was all great. When they say HOT it's HOT!!!!! Will be back again .

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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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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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