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Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South

3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
+1 828-676-3222
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hot chicken” (23 reviews)
“wings” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this place - the food is always hot and fresh. I ordered the chicken breast hot and it had the perfect amount of heat and sweet. Their mac and cheese is also the best. Clean restaurant, cool vibe and great atmosphere.

Thank 560shellym
Reviewed 4 days ago

The chicken is tender, tasty on the inside and crunchy on the outside. We like the slightly spicy. The sides are good. When I want fried chicken, this is my new go to place.

Thank heartfire9
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local banker suggested Rocky's when we were in Arden. All in all, it was a good recommendation. Atmosphere is decidedly "tacky chicken shack," and I mean that in a good way. You order at the counter, take a table, and food is brought to...More

Thank luv2travl003
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Before you think about it, no this is not your "typical" wing place. Don't order the hottest here just because you can tolerate the "atomic" sauces at other places (unless you want a challenge, then go for it!). This restaurant has the heat! But it's...More

Thank ItsSteve
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much Steve! You are exactly right- our hot is not the same as other "hots." We recommend starting with medium if you LOVE hot. Then work from there. :)

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife has raved about Rocky’s for a good while. Now I know why. We arrived for lunch to a full parking lot and then a long line to order. The line moved quickly and soon it was our turn. I ordered the Rocky’s Way...More

Thank Kdavid456
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you gave us a shot with your wife! We'd love to have ya back soon to try more. Thanks!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Holy moly! Not a bad tasting item on this menu. Everything is cooked and seasoned perfectly! Service takes a little longer than I would have liked, but the food was well worth the wait. I can't wait to visit again soon!

1  Thank Daphney P
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

We're so happy you loved it! We do get busy during peak hours, but work hard to get you that hot chicken in a jiffy! Thanks so much!

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Great value. Chicken falling off the bone, but perfectly crispy. Sides delicious, fresh authentic flavors. Crisp delicious beer. Comfortable. Loved it that the TVs were out of the way. Nice music. Clean restroom.

Thank Becca49092
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I've never been a big fan until I tried Rocky's. Some people come for the sauce and the spice, I just appreciate the perfectly cooked chicken with a beautiful crispy crust. And since I've discovered the chef salad, I can feel pretty good about eating...More

Thank Pat M
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you are now a fried chicken lover! Thanks so much for the feedback and we hope to see ya soon!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Long line inside that moved quickly. Bussing your own table seems like a trend here in Asheville. We sat outside on the patio with our dog. The chicken was great!! We tried the mild and the hot. The hot was a bit too one dimensional-...More

Thank hungryhokie
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks! We hope you and your pooch will be back soon!

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Chicken to die for. My hubby always gets honey coated and me just plain jane. It's the best!!! Coleslaw and onion rings top it off

Thank Experience622068
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Yay! We're so glad you both enjoyed your own customized chicken. And ya can't lose with onion rings... :) Thanks!

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March 16, 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Property representative |
While we are not a "Certified Gluten Free" restaurant, there are a number of menu options that have gluten-free ingredients. All of our fried chicken is breaded, except for our wings, although they do share oil with breaded... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-676-3222
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Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste! Nashville style hot chicken voted Mountain Xpress Best Fried Chicken 4 years in a row!
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