Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

Fried Chicken Joint, Wings Joint, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.1/10

Based on 113 votes

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  • Greg S.

    The hot chicken is soooo good. Sucks there's only one location. The wait us always ridiculous, but it's responded with well worth it spicy chicken.

    Greg Sutton · 1 week ago
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  • Drew M.

    Good chicken, but horrible service and a disorganized operation. How can they give food to someone who came in an hour after you and you STILL be waiting for your simple order?

    Drew M · 2 weeks ago
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  • Donna B.

    For those of us who do not want Hot Chicken....Their "naked chicken" is awesome.

    Donna Blanton · 2 weeks ago
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  • Taste T.

    The chicken is awesome but the service is very slow. The sides are a la carte only. The restaurant is not updated, but hey.., whatever works. Not a great deal but the locals seem to really enjoy it.

    Taste Tester · March 24
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  • Sana H.

    Whatever fried chicken you've had before this wasn't real. SWEET JESUS, MY TASTEBUDS ARE HAPPY

    Sana Hussain · March 7
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  • Jake A.

    The chicken is no joke.

    Jake Ahles · March 3
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  • Eater

    Eater National 38 member: hoose from among mild, medium, hot, and extra hot. The latter is known to cause whole-body discomfort, and I gushed sweat while eating the hot option. Read more

    Eater · January 20
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  • John K.

    Mild has more than enough kick for me and I love spicy food! More than worth the effort and the drive to this Nashville gem.

    John K · January 13
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  • Melodie H.

    We love spicy but I would start with mild here. Ok to bring in drinks so bring milk. Also pieces are very big. We ended up with too much food. The $5 wings are a great deal. Would pass on coleslaw.

    Melodie Haenes · January 1
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  • Alan C.

    I love spicy food. Love it! After reading all the reviews that said don't get the hot, get the medium, I decided to ignore them. I got the hot. It is one of the spiciest foods I have ever eaten.

    Alan C · November 30, 2014
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  • Deborah H.

    WINGS ON WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY!!! TENDERS ON THURSDAY'S!!! OPEN TILL 4AM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!! ALL CHICKEN IS WORTH THE WAIT!!! COOKED TO ORDER!!

    Deborah Holland · November 29, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    A Nashville institution. I strongly recommend the mild and a side of dip/fries/bread unless you're really going for excruciating heat.

    Josh Labove · November 21, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Cash only--but very cheap!

    Josh Labove · November 21, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Even the hot is quite spicy; expect a serious dose of heat.

    Josh Labove · November 21, 2014
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  • Chris P.

    Medium heat is hot. Hot and XHot not recommended for mortals. BYO dairy-based cooling agent as the drink selection is poor and unreliable. A memorable experience...for at least 2 days afterwards.

    Chris Paul · October 3, 2014
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  • Ryan S.

    Hot chicken gods

    Ryan Smith · October 3, 2014
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  • Carolina R R.

    Best fried chicken ever! The mild is pretty hot. Be prepared to wait at least 30 mins for your food after you order. And get the cake. It's so good and moist

    Carolina R Rieth · August 30, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

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    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
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  • Jeff C.

    Hot chicken!!!

    Jeff Crump · August 28, 2014
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  • Alan S.

    The original

    Alan Somphonephakdy · August 27, 2014
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  • Wyatt F.

    Go during the week for less of a wait.

    Wyatt Funderburk · August 25, 2014
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  • Peter C.

    Prioritize this spot.

    Peter Cuce · August 24, 2014
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  • Jean-Paul G.

    This place is the real deal, a must visit in Nashville

    Jean-Paul Godmaire · August 13, 2014
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  • Anthony P.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗

    Anthony Pratt · August 11, 2014
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  • Lily

    Come for the greatest hot chicken, stay for the people watching. Careful, this stuff is addictive.

    Lily · August 10, 2014
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  • Design*Sponge

    The fried chicken here comes in 4 levels of hotness (mild, medium, hot, extra hot) and is some of the best you’ll find in the South. Be prepared to wait half an hour for your order. Read more

    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
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  • Matt R.

    Bring cash. Come early. Be ready for amazing hot chicken.

    Matt Reed · July 19, 2014
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  • Nathaniel G.

    Tenders on Thursdays (and they're huge) that's the time to hit it!

    Nathaniel Gravely · February 14, 2014
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  • T.C G.

    You have to bag your own chow.

    T.C G · January 10, 2014
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  • Yossef M.

    I am frightened at the prospect of a spice level two notches higher than their medium.

    Yossef Mendelssohn · January 9, 2014
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  • Cheryl G.

    Come when you have plenty of time on your hands. You will wait at least 30 minutes. They apparently fry one order at a time.

    Cheryl Green · November 3, 2013
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  • Nikea H.

    It's good! LolxD

    Nikea Hernandez · October 17, 2013
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  • Demont C.

    The mild is the best thing on the menu.

    Demont Crutcher · September 4, 2013
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  • Amber C.

    A Nashville tradition. but be careful. Even the mild ain't mild. It burns sooooo good!!!!

    Amber Curry Mfa · July 28, 2013
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  • Eater

    70 years as Nashville's original 'hot chicken shack.' 2013 James Beard Foundation America's Classic. Enough said. [Eater 18 Member]

    Eater · July 10, 2013
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  • Armon M.

    Puts a fire in your belly and you'll love every second of it! The hot is HOT, the extra hot is like the devil himself made it but still wouldn't touch it. Think before you eat, don't be a champ!

    Armon Means · June 30, 2013
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  • Ty B.

    It's so good, once it hits your lips........

    Ty Burnett · April 29, 2013
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  • Sam S.

    Amazing. You've gotta be tolerant of spicy food, but it's worth every bit. Plus, it's dirt cheap!

    Sam S · March 27, 2013
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  • A. P.

    Cash. Only.

    A. Perrin · March 17, 2013
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  • Nica C.

    Start mild and work your way up if your new to this.

    Nica Carter · March 17, 2013
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  • Raymond L.

    There is one serious gap between medium and hot. Beware.

    Raymond Liu · March 16, 2013
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  • Roseanne O.

    Bring your own waffles.

    Roseanne Overton · February 17, 2013
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  • Ryan

    From the look of the security here I have to assume they are paid in chicken.

    Ryan · February 9, 2013
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  • Anthony T.

    Wow, the Medium was really freaking hot. This was fantastic.

    Anthony Tang · January 25, 2013
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  • David

    Get here early, so the line isn't to outrageous.

    David · January 18, 2013
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  • Sarah M.

    I was so excited to try this chicken... and had been for the whole hour I waited for my food. Longest wait for food ever!!! However, everyone's right, it's totally worth it.

    Sarah Milner · December 28, 2012
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  • Tim M.

    YouTube this place! It is awesome but the wait can be long.

    Tim M · November 18, 2012
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  • MQNIQUE

    this old lady was in here in a housecoat, so clearly clothing is optional in the joint!

    MQNIQUE · November 11, 2012
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  • Leland J.

    Cash only! Argh!

    Leland Johnson · October 9, 2012
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  • Jessica S.

    Best place in Nashville. Love the medium chicken breast, fries, extra pickles and bread on the side!

    Jessica Scruggs · September 23, 2012
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