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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been meaning to visit Bolton's for a while. So many classic Nashville hot chicken joints, and this is one near the top of the must-try list. Absolutely nothing fancy here - bare bones tables & chairs. It's all about the food. Josh was cool in giving us the scoop on their menu items - he was a great tour guide.... More 

Thank DiscriminatingPalate
Orlando, Florida
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a fan of Nashville Hot Chicken, so when I saw Anthony Bourdain's visit to Bolton's on TV, I had to make a stop next time I was in Nashville. This is a joint. A small, out of the way restaurant run by friendly people in an unassuming atmosphere. A dozen tables, a couple of TV's. No frills. Just good... More 

Thank Paul C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got the breast plate-medium and my husband got the wings-super spicy, which comes with two sides each, along with pickle slices. I picked up a pickle slice, which had some of the medium spice from my chicken on it, and could tell right away that it was more like hot spicy (to me). I removed the skin and passed... More 

Thank Sharon H
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bolton's is a small out of the way place just a few minutes away from the bustling downtown area. And that is why we went there. No glitz and no line even though folks were ordering. This place is fast. Order at the window and eat there or takeaway. We did takeaway and let me tell you, we got our... More 

Thank Wunrundun
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

12 of us went to Boltons to try Nashville's "hot chicken" and were not disappointed. Not the most sophisticated restaurant (understatement - don't need to dress up) but good, fresh food at fair price. We were a bit surprised that at 5 p.m. on a Saturday they were already out of chicken breasts but the wings were excellent and the... More 

Thank JeffR21
Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

2nd place for hot chicken in Nashville. You will have to see my other reviews to see my fist choice. Good food reasonably priced. Not a fancy place, but typical for the hot chicken places here. Not fast food, so give yourself some time.

Thank crosby3
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I had read some reviews before we visited Boltons so I thought I could make a well-informed decision about the level of spice I could handle... I was apparently wrong. I enjoy spicy food generally...I get hot at Hattie B's and eat it without a problem...I put buffalo sauce and hot sauce on everything. Bolton's food is hot without a... More 

Thank chaosandcandy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Bolton's has good chicken and baked beans, but it needs a chicken sandwich. The workers there are nice and are pretty fast. In clucluion, it was a great family friendly place to eat.😉

Thank Jenna R
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Very low key place, but the chicken @ Fish are the best. The service is outstanding. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Paula S
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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?