With a secret recipe passed down from the late Bolton Polk, this cinderblock shop in East Nashville serves excellent hot chicken and even more excellent hot fish. Here you can customize your order with chicken and fish, but I recommend leg quarters, chicken wings, and the hot fish sandwich served on white bread with plenty of pickles. Their best sides are green beans, spaghetti, and the outstanding macaroni and cheese, which you’ll need to tamp down the heat if you go with anything above the “hot” designation. Bolton’s is a nice alternative to making the pilgrimage to Prince’s, but know that there will be a line here, too, some days, so it’s best to bring a sixer for sippin’ or get there early.
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish
624 Main St.
Our Rating Neighborhood East Nashville Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–9pm; Fri–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–7pm Phone 615/254-8015 Prices Meals $6.50–$10 Cuisine Type Southern
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