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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best chicken we had in Nashville! Super moist and tasty but ask for mild spice. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank Heather Dawn G
Columbia, Tennessee
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to enjoy a firecracker to the face when rolling 80 mph down I65, but this guy did it. I had the 3 piece chicken tender plate, mild (which is their midpoint on the heat spectrum) w/ corn and mashed potatoes. Since this was my third and probably final visit to Boltons, I had to write about my experience.... More 

Thank RUN2H20
Miami, Florida
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Nashville for business I decided to try a small "out of the way" restaurant that served HOT & SPICY Fish and Chicken. Upon entering the restaurant the staff greeted me like I had been coming for years. Happy, smiling willing to assist me in my order and very quick in telling me the history of Bolton's food &... More 

Thank Leo A
Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 17 October 2016

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 7 October 2016

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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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 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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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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 7 September 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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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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)  >  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?