Nashville hot chicken has become more and more popular over the past few years. With that rise in popularity, you may be wondering where to go for the best options. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, these are five hot chicken places you definitely need to check out!
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken: Probably Nashville’s most well-known spot for hot chicken is Hattie B’s – and for a good reason. They have three different locations around town, so no matter where you are, there’s hot chicken to be had. Their spice levels range from “Southern” (no heat) all the way to “Shut the Cluck Up” (burn notice!) and you’ll want to be sure to try their pimento mac and cheese while you’re there too.
112 19th Ave S / hattieb.com
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack: Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is the OG when it comes to Nashville hot chicken. You can get your chicken plain or go all out and get the XXX Hot – which sounds like it might ACTUALLY burn your taste buds off. If you’re going to Prince’s, make sure you have a little bit of time because everything on their menu is made to order – but it’s totally worth the wait!
123 Ewing Dr. / princeshotchicken.com
Party Fowl: If you want a lil party with your hot chicken, Party Fowl is the place to go! From hot chicken tacos and nachos to hot chicken poutine, Party Fowl has just about everything you could want. You can finish your meal off with their bourbon glazed beignets or go for one of their famous boozy slushies – either way, you can’t go wrong!
719 8th Ave S / partyfowl.com
Pepperfire Hot Chicken: Whether you want your chicken southernfied with no heat or you want to go all out with the XX Hot, Pepperfire has something for everyone. You can go classic with just a hot chicken platter OR you can get hot chicken and waffles.
1000 Gallatin Ave. Suite C / pepperfirehotchicken.com
Scoreboard Smokehouse Bar & Grill: Scoreboard has quite a few different things to offer, but they’re probably most known for their hot chicken – they were even featured on Food Network’s “Heat Seekers.” Their heat level ranges from sissy to Hiroshima (which sounds like it maybe be too hot for even the bravest of hot chicken lovers) and they have several different ways you can eat your hot chicken as well. Whether you want a hot chicken salad or hot chicken and waffles, Scoreboard has it for ya! 2408 Music Valley Dr / scoreboardbar.net