6 of The Best Places To Eat Fried Chicken In Nashville

Featuring two spots I loved, along with some amazing recommendations from local foodies and travellers, discover six of the best places to eat fried chicken in Nashville.

The Southern states of the USA all have their casual dining specialties that meat-eaters in the cities love. Memphis has ribs, New Orleans has the po’boy; and Nashville has fried chicken.

From fast-food favourite to dine-in deliciousness, this isn’t just fried chicken.

It’s Nashville fried chicken.

Hattie B’s

Nashville’s #1 fried chicken restaurant on Yelp, Hattie B’s has three restaurants across the city (as well as three more across the Deep South). A classic worth queueing for.

112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

Referred to as the ‘birthplace of fried chicken in Nashville’, Prince’s was opened by James Thornton Prince in 1945. It’s said that womanizing Prince’s girlfriend cooked him a fried chicken breakfast with hot pepper as revenge for cheating; but he ended up loving the taste.

123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207

Acme Feed & Seed

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Not strictly just chicken, but they do a great sandwich. The best part of Acme Feed & Seed, though, is the rooftop – offering a view all the way down Broadway and along the Cumberland River.

101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

Party Fowl

Party Fowl combines epic chicken dishes with a chilled-out bar vibe, perfect for a Friday night food’n’cocktails sesh. Feeling brave? Go for the Poultrygeist heat level – but be warned, Nashville’s ‘hot’ is definitely much punchier than your usual KFC Zinger Burger…

719 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Husk

Although Husk doesn’t specialise in fried chicken, this playful kitchen offers a creative and contemporary twist on classic Southern cooking. The menu changes daily, but there’s most likely always going to be a chicken dish on offer.

37 Rutledge St, Nashville, TN 37210

Pepperfire

Quick, easy and super spicy – the crispy fried chicken at Pepperfire is a lesser-known alternative to the city’s big-name joints, which means the queues aren’t usually as bad. If you fancy a lil’ somethin’ sweet to go with the spice, the AppleJack comes topped with – unsurprisingly – apple.

1000 Gallatin Ave C, Nashville, TN 37206

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