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Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack

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Five Points
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1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-1745
+1 828-575-2260
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Candler, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I moved to Asheville from West Tennessee four years ago. I mention this because I grew up not far from both Memphis and Nashville, and can claim that I am pretty well versed in good fried chicken. Rocky's does fried chicken right, and their spice blends are incredible. I am a heat lover, and so I usually get the Hot... More 

Thank Adrianna D
Rockledge, Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried it out after reading other reviews. It was ok, but nothing to rave about. Lots of heat options for your chicken, from plain (no spice) to extreme heat. Yummy fried pickles. Several side options to choose from.

Thank josa4ever
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheerful staff, excellent service, delicious food. They even cater to vegetarians. Recently upgraded building accommodates more on-tap brews and the space outside is pleasant and lovely. I'm a local and this is one of my favorite places to eat in town. I regularly visit the Patton avenue location.

1 Thank W0rldTrave13r
Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved from the east to the west side of Asheville a few months ago, we've gone to this Rocky's location more than a few times, for both lunch and dinner. The quality of the food and service here has been consistently terrific, and consistent with the same at the location on the other side of town. (Maybe the interior... More 

Thank KaneCountyCritic
Saluda, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack is famed for....well, hot chicken. Literally and figuratively, Rocky's chicken comes out of the fryer hot and delicious, served on two slices of humble white bread to soak up grease underneath. I reckon you can eat the bread, but chicken aficionados will go for the chicken, the sides, dessert. Ferget-about-da-bread! Spices, and I do mean spices... More 

1 Thank Bonnie B
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for comfort food and Rocky's delivered. The waitress cautioned my husband that hot at Rocky's was really hot, but he loves hot and was not disappointed. I got the honey spice which was just the combination I wanted. I got 3 wings and 2 sides. My husband got the leg&thigh and added a waffle. The pieces were... More 

Thank Kitty K
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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After going with a group to the Woman'March, we chose this place for a quick meal. Very bad decision. The chicken was thick with burnt breading and greasy. Not able to eat. The sudes were somewhat better but the greens were warm at best. Tbe fries were ot fresh. You have to clean your table and it was sticky. Crowded,... More 

Thank jgteacher
Lynne C, Manager at Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. We wish we had known during your visit. We would have worked to make it right. We appreciate the important feedback and hope you will give us another try. All the best! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fried chicken wings were great. The staff was very helpful in describing the types of wings and were pleasant.

Thank pkee1113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to eat, salads were large chicken was excellent, the woo sauce was amazing, coleslaw was very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Larkspur, Colorado
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Rocky's Hot level of chicken & it was really hot, but tasty. Recommend just hot for those who don't have a high tolerance for heat. Sides were also yummy.

Thank Charles M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-1745
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 828-575-2260
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!

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