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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

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624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited. We had some of the chicken and catfish. Wonderful food, friendly staff. However, no air conditioning in the middle of July eating hot food. Not good. I would have given them 5 stars if they had A/C.

Thank pvalues17
Nashville, Tennessee
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bolttons is a whole in the wall join, not much seating and just a great family owned business here in Nashville. They like to pour on the heat when it comes to the chicken and having grown up in the New Orleans area I like spicy food. So beware, if you can't tolerate heat, start with medium and work your... More 

Thank Stevepredfan
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The hot chicken is both tasty and extremely hot. The menu offers both chicken and fish at different levels of heat. The sides were good, except for the macaroni and cheese which was nothing special. The service is excellent. Everyone was friendly and interested in our dining experience. THe only negatives were that they were out of baked beans and... More 

Thank 524512
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The hot chicken was very tasty. We got the mild & it was plenty spicy! There were a few tables, but probably best to do take-out as the seating was minimal.

Thank WendyMinSC
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a little hole in the wall. A great place to try authentic "Hot Chicken". Don't make the same mistake we did and order your chicken Hot. It was good but bordered on inedible it was so crazy hot! The medium was perfect. This is coming from someone who likes hot food. The sides were delicious.

Thank craftbeerlover52
Akron, OH
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I have determined I am not a fan of Hot Chicken. My husband loved it! I was too spicy for me and I had the mild. Now the girl who took our order was really good. Her customer service was excellent. Especially since there is no exchange or refund. The whiting fish was good too!

Thank stachial
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We had to visit Bolton's after reading the reviews here and it really didn't disappoint. Steady stream of locals passing through the doors on a Saturday night. We went for the catfish plate (hot) and grouper plate (medium) both of which were delicious. The medium was spicy enough for me (this would have been branded hot at home!) but the... More 

Thank robotwigs
Huntington, West Virginia
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were planning on going to another tourist hot-spot for Nashville Hot Chicken but when we drove past, the line was out the door and around the corner. It was good business for them but not for us since we had a schedule to keep. In a previous Facebook conversation with a Nashville local, we were recommended to try Bolton's.... More 

Thank Psi1497
Mattoon, Illinois
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582 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

For lunch on the second day of our Nashville visit, we did another “Plan B” thing. Rather than the Pharmacy Burger Parlor - we have already eaten burgers twice (a glitch in my planning!) so we chose to eat at a hot chicken place. I do not know why but hot chicken seems to be a Nashville thing. We had... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't get more basic than this. Concrete block decor and buckets of cayenne pepper. We were scared away the first day by appearances, but returned today. In fact the service was friendly and prompt. My "medium hot " breast was even hotter than other medium hot chicken sampling so. The ambiance is not to be missed. Having visited several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-254-8015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?