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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
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 04:00
Sat 14:00 - 04:00
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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As Californians coming to Nashville, we were told by many folks to get Hot Chicken when in Nashville. So we came to Prince's Hot Chicken shack, the inventor of Hot Chicken. Had read about the crazy long wait times. We came at 2:30 pm on a Friday. Lucky us, no line, no wait, got a table. (There are approx 5... More 

Thank YoHoYoHo1
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an excruciating long wait (over an hour and a half) we finally for our chicken. It was definitely hot, but that was it for flavor. It was overly salty and dry. The potato salad was from a grocery store tub (we saw them bring it in) and coleslaw was mayonnaised cabbage. All in all a disappointing experience.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an adventure - but well worth it. all 6 of us went, ordered half chicken mild, half chicken plain and one quarter xxxhot. the chicken is fantastic. I like things very hot and was able to eat the xxxhot easily - but found it quite hot and very tasty. A great dish. but if you don't like things... More 

Thank mike k
Smyrna, Tennessee
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303 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been 3 DECADES since I have had Prince’s hot chicken – way too long. Then I got the hottest – thought I was going to die! But it’s kind of like childbirth is to women. “I’ll never do this again! I’ll never do this again!” Few months later they are planning on having another baby. This past Saturday... More 

Thank room121
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having now had 3 varieties of Hot Chicken on various visits to Nashville, I had to include a stop here. Long wait (this is good...things are being prepared to order). I tried (3) wings as a Wednesday special, and a leg & thigh combo. I loved the wings. Just delicious in every way with the perfect heat. (I went middle... More 

Thank Michael F
Troy, New York
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Really really, nice folks run the place. Told them I came from NY having seen the place several times on tv.its better than what I was told, but holy cow, hot is like fire! Juicy delicious but they say 85 % of the heat is in the skin! It is I experimented. I have been to some great famous chicken... More 

Thank JVRyan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant after seeing it featured on "Man vs. Food". We got there around 8 p.m. It's a mom and pop restaurant. There were a lot of people there. It isn't very organized. There was an older gentleman sitting behind the counter watching television very loudly. He was not much help, but it didn't take... More 

Thank Cameel
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The line was wrapped around the door at opening. However it was definitely worth the wait. Thank you

Thank Te J
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Waited 2.5 hrs. I ordered and left after being told how long it would take. Came back and wasn't ready. The South location isn't bad but this I'll never do again. The chicken is good but not great.

Thank T E
Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our friends came to pick us up from the airport and we made a straight B-line to Prince's. We wanted to try the hole in the wall place over the chain so we opted for Prince's over Hattie-B's. We noticed there were a ton of people inside but we were able to walk right up to order. Little did we... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?