Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

Fried Chicken Joint, Wings Joint, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Nashville
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  • Amy B.
    Amy Busch1 week ago
    Get extra hot spicy fried chicken. Be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes bc everything is made fresh.
  • Rachel E.
    I usually like hot food but even the "hot" level was too much for me! Would downgrade a level if I went back.
  • Ross R.
    Holy cow this stiff is amazing. I was warned when I ordered the medium, but I should have moved up to hot. I devoured half a chicken in ten min flat. Place was packed even after closed.
  • Blake W.
    Not worth the hype
  • Ryan G.
    Hot chicken. End of story.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 24
    Trace the unending hot chicken craze right back to the long, long lines at Andre Prince Jeffries’ perennial must-vist. Read more
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieJanuary 23
    Breast Quarter Medium Heat with fries. The fries will soak up the excess hot sauce. Go early and prepare to wait 20-30 minutes once you have ordered. They don't fry your chicken until you order it.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherJanuary 2
    Medium spicy fried chicken is delicious, maybe my favorite after Willie Mae's
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VogelDecember 1, 2016
    Authentic hot chicken
  • PureWow
    PureWowSeptember 9, 2016
    Super-spicy, cayenne-drenched hot chicken is the name of the game in Nashville, and Prince’s is the place to go. Order wisely: Medium hot here would be pants-on-fire hot anywhere else. Read more
  • LaKenya G.
    LaKenya GreeneAugust 20, 2016
    Original Nashville hot chicken! I tried Hattie B's before I came to Prince's and Hattie B's was good. But I have to say, the chicken at Prince's was more authentic & better tasting. Also, cash only.
  • Gufë
    GufëAugust 13, 2016
    If you like a runny nose, tingling tongue and like spicy food hot is a good place to start.
  • Dash W.
    Dash WilliamsJuly 15, 2016
    Call your order in if you can.
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    🐼May 22, 2016
    The Mind Of A Chef - Season 2 - Episode 1
  • Dale J.
    Dale JohnsonApril 15, 2016
    Legs/wings
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McRaeApril 1, 2016
    As opposed to the other Hot chicken places I have tried around town, the chicken was seasoned once you get past the skin. Some people would say it was almost too salty. Save the bread for last....
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 16, 2016
    Choose from among mild, medium, hot, and extra hot — my nose tingles and my scalp prickles, but the taste is so narcotic that I clean my plate every time. Read more
  • Rashad C.
    Rashad CainMarch 12, 2016
    Had the XHot and honestly it didn't hit me like I though it should. Maybe my expectations were too high or I have eaten too many hot foods
  • M. W.
    M. W.January 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken
  • emac
    emacOctober 16, 2015
    If you have a set lunch hour or are short on time, don't eat here.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RebelAugust 9, 2015
    Should have called ahead huh? Yup. Worth the wait though!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 31, 2015
    Not the best fried chicken I have had but if you love spicy it will top anyone's list. Try the wings which are extra hot down to the bone. Be prepared to wait some because the food is cooked to order
  • Greg S.
    Greg SuttonApril 17, 2015
    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.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MApril 12, 2015
    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?
  • Donna B.
    Donna BlantonApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    For those of us who do not want Hot Chicken....Their "naked chicken" is awesome.
  • Taste T.
    Taste TesterMarch 24, 2015
    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.
  • Sana H.
    Sana HussainMarch 7, 2015
    Whatever fried chicken you've had before this wasn't real. SWEET JESUS, MY TASTEBUDS ARE HAPPY
  • Jake A.
    Jake AhlesMarch 3, 2015
    The chicken is no joke.
  • John K.
    John KJanuary 13, 2015
    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.
  • Melodie H.
    Melodie HaenesJanuary 1, 2015
    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.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CNovember 30, 2014
    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.
  • Deborah H.
    Deborah HollandNovember 29, 2014
    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!!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveNovember 21, 2014
    A Nashville institution. I strongly recommend the mild and a side of dip/fries/bread unless you're really going for excruciating heat.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveNovember 21, 2014
    Cash only--but very cheap!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveNovember 21, 2014
    Even the hot is quite spicy; expect a serious dose of heat.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PaulOctober 3, 2014
    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.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithOctober 3, 2014
    Hot chicken gods
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethAugust 30, 2014
    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
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Prince's Hot Chicken Shack as seen on Bizarre Foods America , Man vs Food Nation , Food Paradise Read more
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CrumpAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot chicken!!!
  • Alan S.
    Alan SomphonephakdyAugust 27, 2014
    The original
  • Wyatt F.
    Wyatt FunderburkAugust 25, 2014
    Go during the week for less of a wait.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CuceAugust 24, 2014
    Prioritize this spot.
  • Jean-Paul G.
    Jean-Paul GodmaireAugust 13, 2014
    This place is the real deal, a must visit in Nashville
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PrattAugust 11, 2014
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗
  • Lily
    LilyAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the greatest hot chicken, stay for the people watching. Careful, this stuff is addictive.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Matt R.
    Matt ReedJuly 19, 2014
    Bring cash. Come early. Be ready for amazing hot chicken.
  • Nathaniel G.
    Nathaniel GravelyFebruary 14, 2014
    Tenders on Thursdays (and they're huge) that's the time to hit it!
  • T.C G.
    T.C GJanuary 10, 2014
    You have to bag your own chow.
  • Yossef M.
    Yossef MendelssohnJanuary 9, 2014
    I am frightened at the prospect of a spice level two notches higher than their medium.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GreenNovember 3, 2013
    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.
  • Nikea H.
    Nikea HernandezOctober 17, 2013
    It's good! LolxD
  • Demont C.
    Demont CrutcherSeptember 4, 2013
    The mild is the best thing on the menu.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CurryJuly 28, 2013
    A Nashville tradition. but be careful. Even the mild ain't mild. It burns sooooo good!!!!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    70 years as Nashville's original 'hot chicken shack.' 2013 James Beard Foundation America's Classic. Enough said. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Armon M.
    Armon MeansJune 30, 2013
    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!
  • Ty B.
    Ty BurnettApril 29, 2013
    It's so good, once it hits your lips........
  • Sam S.
    Sam SMarch 27, 2013
    Amazing. You've gotta be tolerant of spicy food, but it's worth every bit. Plus, it's dirt cheap!
  • A. P.
    A. PerrinMarch 17, 2013
    Cash. Only.
  • Nica C.
    Nica CarterMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Start mild and work your way up if your new to this.
  • Raymond L.
    Raymond LiuMarch 16, 2013
    There is one serious gap between medium and hot. Beware.
  • Roseanne O.
    Roseanne OvertonFebruary 17, 2013
    Bring your own waffles.
  • Ryan
    RyanFebruary 9, 2013
    From the look of the security here I have to assume they are paid in chicken.
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TangJanuary 25, 2013
    Wow, the Medium was really freaking hot. This was fantastic.
  • David
    DavidJanuary 18, 2013
    Get here early, so the line isn't to outrageous.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MilnerDecember 28, 2012
    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.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MNovember 18, 2012
    YouTube this place! It is awesome but the wait can be long.
  • MQNIQUE
    MQNIQUENovember 11, 2012
    this old lady was in here in a housecoat, so clearly clothing is optional in the joint!
  • Leland J.
    Leland JohnsonOctober 9, 2012
    Cash only! Argh!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ScruggsSeptember 23, 2012
    Best place in Nashville. Love the medium chicken breast, fries, extra pickles and bread on the side!
  • Peter G M.
    Peter G McDermottJuly 28, 2012
    Be sure to check out one of the 'hottest' spots in Nashville. Their chicken is spicy, so don't say I didn't warn you...
  • Ben B.
    Ben BedoJuly 11, 2012
    Only takes cash, make sure you have some, it's too good to have to pass up.
  • Vaughn E.
    Vaughn EnglishJuly 11, 2012
    Believe everyone who says medium is hot. They start using habaneros in their rub at medium. You're in the dangerzone.
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathJune 24, 2012
    The medium is plenty hot. The hot is painfully hot. The extra hot had me seeing stars once, and someone else had to drive me home. My mouth waters uncontrollably whenever I think of this chicken.
  • Elijah L.
    Elijah LightJune 12, 2012
    Try the Hot Fried Chicken Breast - I should have done the mild!
  • Cyndie T.
    Cyndie ToddJune 5, 2012
    They don't sell milk, so lemonade is your next best bet to cut the heat.
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    The hottest thing this side of Dixie. Wakes up the touring musicians late night.
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CarterApril 28, 2012
    I have never sweated so much at a meal. And it was medium.
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BaileyApril 15, 2012
    If you are a first timer do yourself a favor and do not order the Hot. It is good but very spicy
  • Julia K.
    Julia KahkyMarch 23, 2012
    Get the cake. It's delicious and a great coolant. Don't eat the pickles before the chicken.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KahkyMarch 23, 2012
    Chicken so spicy, I still feel my mouth tingling. The bread is extremely hot. Could have handled hot but got medium - such a noob. Great service, great customers!
  • Isaiah
    IsaiahMarch 9, 2012
    Cash only!!
  • James G.
    James GuthrieMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gentlemen, if you've handled anything above medium, wash your hands BEFORE using the bathroom. Trust me.
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensFebruary 18, 2012
    Foursquare location pin is in totally the wrong location. Type 123 Ewing Dr into Google Maps to find the right spot
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SteeleFebruary 8, 2012
    Bring your own milk. Milk helps with the heat.
  • Fallon D.
    Fallon DorseyFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ohhh its been too long since I've eaten at this heavenly establishment! Boy ole boy! I can't wait
  • James G.
    James GuthrieJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Let it cool off a little. Temperature is a multiplier for the spice.
  • Vickie D.
    Vickie D.December 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Look out, medium is pretty hot!!
  • John A.
    John AngleDecember 27, 2011
    A Nashville classic - best hot chicken in town!
  • Terrence
    TerrenceDecember 22, 2011
    Compliment the mustache and beard of window clerk. She loves that
  • Bart L.
    Bart LDecember 21, 2011
    Known for its "Hot Chicken" a true Nashville Roadfood stop.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HauptSeptember 27, 2011
    They were "out" of extra hot. At 1:30am with the place packed to the gills. Granted I was the only white guy there so maybe they just wouldn't waste the good stuff. Read more
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CrumpSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get it hot. End of tip.
  • Tony J.
    Tony JohnsonAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not the entire experience if you don't at least try the hot!!! Tell them PT sent ya!!!
  • Kasey K.
    Kasey KeyAugust 11, 2011
    hot is xtra hot!! ;)
  • YoKasta M.
    YoKasta MartinezAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Saturday nights the best time to come is right at 10pm. The wait isn't that long and the sandwiches are still THE BOMB!!!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 4, 2011
    Spice lovers rejoice, Nashville natives love their fried chicken with some fire and Prince's Hot Chicken Shack lives up to the name. As seen on Man v Food Nation.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LevyJuly 26, 2011
    Wow! It's hot going in AND going out!
  • Jamey R.
    Jamey RussellJuly 26, 2011
    Come early.
  • Plantagdis
    PlantagdisSeptember 15, 2012
    Yuuuummmm. I love Princes hot chicken!
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