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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South

Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South
3749 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
+1 828-676-3222
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Arden
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: American, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: At Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, we pay homage to "Tennessee style" hot chicken and southern soul food. We prepare our unique fried chicken to order and it all starts as "Plain". From there we can add the spice from mild to XX hot (lots of folk just love it without any spice).
Asheville, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a very good lunch. The chicken strips were very good. They have some good sides and homemade deserts as well. This place is very new so it is extremely clean. The cashiers were a bit slow moving us through the line and seemed a bit confused at times. The prices are a bit high for chicken strips but the food is good. Will go back again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice Addition to South Asheville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate at Rocky's when it was originally in Fletcher, then periodically visited when they moved to their west location, and are extremely happy they are down the street on Sweeten Creek.

The last review commented that the chicken is greasy. That is true, since the sauce is oil-based. If you have a visit with your doctor or cardiologist scheduled, the fried chicken will not impress him. But, the chicken breasts are sizable and if you like your food spicy (or down right hot), Rocky's is the place. Depending on my mood I will either order it Hot or Timberline. Timberline produces sweat and tears on the way down. So, if you don't like heat, order your spice accordingly. The corn pudding is great.

We've been to this location three or four times. It is generally crowded and the service always prompt and friendly. While drinks are self-service, the staff will wander by to check on you several times. The restaurant is clean and the remodel they did on the space is exceptional.

For those who are visiting the cardiologist or those of us who just want a break from fried chicken, they also offer rotisserie chicken in either regular or spicy. The spicy is not timberline hot or even Hot hot, but i does have a nice kick. I do not believe it is any of their oil-based sauces (looks like a spice rub), so the cardiologist will be happy, well, not irate. It is a nice change for rotisserie chicken.

Rocky's is a good addition to South Asheville. Just be forewarned, if you order it hot, it will be hot. They make sure you understand that when you place your order.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place. It's right in my neighborhood and I love southern style food. The atmosphere and service are great, but the food was not. The chicken is so greasy they have to put a piece of bread under it to soak up the excess. The mac and cheese was pasty and tasteless; my kids wouldn't even eat it. The green beans had not been stringed. The sweet potato fries were fine and the chicken tender was ok. If I decide to eat here again, I might just go for the salad.

Visited July 2014
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Taylorsville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best chicken around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this place was great! Its on Sweeten Creek Road and well worth the trip!Very clean !! Super nice people working!! They have food from regular to insanely hot!!! I had the Rocky's sandwich the 1st time and it was great!The 2nd time i had the Cheerwine BBQ !!! It was out of this world!!!!

Visited July 2014
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