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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

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123 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN 37207-2960
+1 615-226-9442
11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 04:00
Sat 14:00 - 04:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have eaten lunch here several times. The chicken is probably the best tasting of all the hot chicken joints in Nashville; however, it is expensive for the amount of food you get. A 1/2 chicken is $13.00, just chicken, bread, and pickles, no sides included. In addition, the portion is relatively small. That being said, it tastes awesome! So if... More 

Thank brad121860
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my family here for lunch while we were in the area. It was busy, but not wait in line busy. The service was friendly and quick. The chicken was delicious. My wife was skeptical at the suggestion, but Prince's won her over quickly. I got a breast quarter and they even gave me an extra quarter because they... More 

Thank ertofu
Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken was great and the service was good but the inside of the restaurant could use some remodeling. It took us almost 2 hours to get our food which to us is a long time. 2 of the customers got into an argument and the staff just let it happen and I didn't like that either. The curses words... More 

Thank La Shanda R
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly miss it. Whenever I think of anything spicy, this comes to my mind. Simply the best. You have to enjoy fried and spicy food, but if you do, this will be a must have.

Thank Miguel G
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Prince's Hot Chicken while doing some tourist activities in Nashville. When we arrived, the place was packed and there was quite a line. But the food was worth the wait. We took the food to go because the tables were all full. Be ready for some serious spicy heat with your food. This is a fun experience to... More 

Thank Sharon W
Seattle, Washington, United States
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157 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just coming out of another hot chicken place when my local Uber driver said: if you liked xxxx you need to go to Prince’s: the original and still best in town. So I did an he was right! The place is 7 miles out of downtown or around $15 with Uber, the shop is very-very simple, almost run-down,... More 

Thank Sea_Man_6
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Nashville from Canada and was advised to visit this place. The chicken was five bucks and a world of flavor. Very juicy. Can't go wrong here. Small wait but nothing onerous. Friendly staff and nice locals in line to chat with while you wait. I'm certainly no fried chicken expert but this was the best I have ever eaten.... More 

Thank Steve B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place in Nashville... it's small but the line snakes out the door everyday ! On thursdays they have hot tenders and are open on the weekends til like 3 Or 4 in the morning ! Just be careful bc the chicken is hot , both in temp and spice ... start with the mild and work... More 

Thank Christine T
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will wait at least 15 minutes for your meal but it is well worth it I got the medium chicken and it was too hot so be careful the potato salad was the best I had ever eaten we also got plain Fried Chicken which was out-of-this-world fantastic

Thank Sean D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The originator of hot chicken... Best Hot Chicken n Nashville get the mild not hot with extra pickles Mom Pop Shop who is great and still cheap

Thank Keisha D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 04:00
14:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN 37207-2960
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-226-9442

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