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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

624 Main Street, Nashville, TN - (615) 254-8015
The fact is that if you don't like really hot food, Bolton's chicken might indeed be reason for a melt-down, especially if you ask for it hot. What's great about it, for those who do like ferocious food, is that the heat is deep in the meat, right down to the bone itself. It is much more spicy than it is salty, making each bite a taste-buds adventure.
100% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (12)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Bolton's manager Dolly Graham once said, "Our chicken is hot, but it won't cause you to lose your composure." That depends. The fact is that if you don't like really hot food, Bolton's chicken might indeed be reason for a melt-down, especially if you ask for it hot. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

624 Main Street, Nashville, TN
(615) 254-8015

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The quarter sandwich is a sandwich only because of the two pieces of bread that enclose the chicken. But there is no way to eat it like you would a chicken salad sandwich. It is tear-it-apart-with-your-fingers food.
"The quarter sandwich is a sandwich only because of the two pieces of bread that enclose the chicken. But there is no way to eat it like you would a chicken salad sandwich. It is tear-it-apart-with-your-fingers food."
Michael Stern





It's a delightful dilemma to come to Bolton's and have to choose between chicken and fish. Here's the latter in its classic Nashville configuration -- with pickle, mustard and onion and, of course, plenty of hot sauce.
"It's a delightful dilemma to come to Bolton's and have to choose between chicken and fish. Here's the latter in its classic Nashville configuration -- with pickle, mustard and onion and, of course, plenty of hot sauce."
Michael Stern


A little shop with big flavor, Bolton's has the kind of character and soulful soul food that no upscale restaurant ever could match.
"A little shop with big flavor, Bolton's has the kind of character and soulful soul food that no upscale restaurant ever could match. "
Michael Stern


Bolton's dining room is tiny, more like home than a restaurant.
"Bolton's dining room is tiny, more like home than a restaurant."
Michael Stern


The right way to fry chicken: in a vintage cast-iron skillet.
"The right way to fry chicken: in a vintage cast-iron skillet."
Michael Stern


Catfish comes splotched with hot hot sauce. In the foreground are mac 'n' cheese and greens.
"Catfish comes splotched with hot hot sauce. In the foreground are mac 'n' cheese and greens."
Michael Stern


Wings deliver maximum spice per bite.
"Wings deliver maximum spice per bite."
Michael Stern


From the order window, you have a good view of chicken being fried.
"From the order window, you have a good view of chicken being fried."
Michael Stern


A dark-meat chicken quarter comes sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. The bread is a helpful mitt to pick up the chicken and by the time you have burrowed through the crust into the succulent meat, it is soaked with savory chicken juices.
"A dark-meat chicken quarter comes sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. The bread is a helpful mitt to pick up the chicken and by the time you have burrowed through the crust into the succulent meat, it is soaked with savory chicken juices."
Michael Stern


A very humble restaurant serving very wonderful hot chicken and hot fish
"A very humble restaurant serving very wonderful hot chicken and hot fish"
Michael Stern


The order window.
"The order window."
Michael Stern


Art on the wall at Bolton's depicts a big bowl full of piping-hot chicken. If you are driving past and hungry, it makes good sense to obey the stop sign at the roofline.
"Art on the wall at Bolton's depicts a big bowl full of piping-hot chicken. If you are driving past and hungry, it makes good sense to obey the stop sign at the roofline."
Michael Stern



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