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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

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624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
+1 615-254-8015
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish after trying two other hot chicken places (Prince's and Pepperfire) before trying Hattie B's to compare them just for their chicken. If you want me to pick a winner it would not be fair as it is too close to call. They all use a secret sauce that is usually cayenne based but... More 

Thank afbrian2002
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Bolton's at the end of March 2017 on the recommendation of a cab driver who said they did the best hot chicken in town. Staying about 10 mins away we thought we'd give it a go. As we walked in off the main road we could feel the soles of our shoes sticking to the floor and see... More 

Thank GrobyGuy
Roanoke, Virginia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bolton's is THE hottest fried chicken in Nashville and perhaps the planet. I lived in South India so can eat peppers most people cannot even walk by. That said, BEWARE what level of heat you order. If you get hotter than medium your lips will feel like a hot coal is on them, you will cry like a baby, drink... More 

Thank Quigg L
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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254 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was in for the Rock-n-Roll marathon. Bolton's was on the list of a "must do'" after race meal stop. While the girls got the mild stuff and were quite pleased with the fried catfish, my son and I got "medium" chicken quarters. Awesomeness and clean sinuses too! We walked in on a film crew for some food tv... More 

Thank BiggieSauls
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hot chicken at Bolton's was delicious. The restaurant itself isn't so conducive to sitting and enjoying a meal. It doesn't appear to be air conditioned and the wait time was a little bit long. But, if you want to try authentic Nashville hot chicken this is the place.

Thank Alexa R
Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had a Chicken Leg Sandwich. It came with a whole chicken leg - bone and all - on a piece of white sandwich bread. Another slice had onions & pickles. Doesn't sound like much, but it was heavenly! After I teased out the bones of course. My companion had the fish sandwich - same deal, but with a huge... More 

Thank walkinwood
Traverse City
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't had hot chicken before. It's so good. I'm a fan of spicy food and I went for medium, which was spicy, but didn't over power the chicken. Sides were good too. Try the white beans.

Thank joe4075
Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone says you have to try "hot chicken" when you visit Nashville...so we did and found Boltons. Most places are in downtown but I would not consider Boltons in downtown. This is put first experience with "hot" chicken and might be the last. Guess our tastebuds are changing because this medium was way too hot for us. Our lips were... More 

Thank connie h
Marietta, Georgia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Well this is my third visit to Nashville within a year. This time however I came armed with a list of restaurants to try. Bolton's made the list! But I was kind of disappointed. First off the location says Downtown Nashville It's On The Fringe? Not sure it would be a good place to go at night. Getting back to... More 

Thank royrosacia
Nashville, Tennessee
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I ordered a hot chicken I was so annoyed when staff asked me if I am sure so many times. Even after the food was delivered they were staring at me. Coming to the chicken, it was rubbed with the hottest seasoning. It was definitely flaming hot by didn't taste at all. The only thing you can feel is... More 

Thank Rajakumar K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 Main St, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-254-8015

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