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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

123 Ewing Dr Ste 3, Nashville, TN 37207
(44)
$
Southern, Chicken
Open Now
Today

2:00 pm - 4:00 am

(615) 226-9442DirectionsMap

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Hours

Regular Hours
Mon - Thu

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri

12:00 pm - 4:00 am

Sat

2:00 pm - 4:00 am

Sun

Closed

Payment Methods

CASH

REVIEWS(44)

    by  on 02/06/2015

    Flat out the filthiest restaurant I've ever seen. It's as dirty on the inside as it is on the outside. The woman at the counter was rude and only take cash. If you miss the sign that reads "cash only" she will point it out to you instead of just politely saying so. Food wasnt half bad but, I wouldn't want to see what the kitchen looks like given the rest of the filth I saw

    by  on 06/12/2014

    Great Chicken. Make sure Billy is doing the cooking.

    by  on 05/01/2013

    I have been going to Prince's since the 90s. There's been some hit and misses, but overall I come out with the best hot chicken in the South( so that means the best in the world!). The best time to go there is at night, when their skillets have warmed up enough. Although the wait time can get long, it's OK if you think about what you're getting...juicy, tasty, hot chicken. The best part may be the bread that's soaked with all the juice!

  • To the poster: White Stallion
    by  on 11/05/2011

    This message is for ""White Stallion"" I was sitting here reading what you posted regarding this place (Prince's Chicken) and I could not help but to notice all of the RACIALLY stated things that you posted. NOt only did you stereotype the restaurant based on the ""black"" people working there and waiting for food. But, You stereotyped the entire area without knowing WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.....if you are THAT WEAK of a man and your wife had to put 9-1-1 on speed dial or whatever....then you did Andre and ALL OF a favor by NOT stopping....she doesn't need your small change that you would have spent had you only taking an opportunity and gave the people a chance. All you did was ASSumed that because it is located in an African American neighborhood and is OWNED by African Americans, that they ALL are simply GANGSTERS.....Grow up and get into the 21st century, because NOONE else that visits there (regardless of their race) thinks the way that you do!!! SMH!!! STOOPID mindset of SOME people!!!

  • chicken and racism not a good match
    by  on 11/04/2011

    Are you kidding the neighborhood that the restaurant is located near is one of the oldest community of some of the most successful African American and Whites (still)living together in Nashville. On one street is a retired surgeon, teacher, policeman, lawyer. Racism stay out of the area. that's the one thing that don't have. Now, for the chicken, on any given day you could see the former mayor, sheriff, you name it. Why not help the lady repair and build a new place. As for the chicken, you will find no better. I have gotten sick at one of Nashville's most upscaled restaurants before. However, I have been eating at Princess for twenty years and have never gotten sick. Most young white hippies come in today. If you don't like it STAY OUT! Go to five points one of the poorest areas in East Historic wreck of Nashville, with some of the most Want-to-be young people who can't afford to live in Brentwood.

  • What a complete let-down
    by  on 07/26/2011

    Having heard how fantastic the chicken was here, I was so excited to check it out! When we got there, (though it was pretty dirty) the place was packed...good sign, right? Not so much. After we placed our order for THREE pieces of chicken, we found out (after waiting for about 45 minutes) that the reason there were people standing around holding up the walls is that they were backed up, and ""trying to get the smaller orders out"". But they were still taking more orders at the counter!! After waiting around for over two hours (we weren't the only ones!), we asked them what was going on. Turns out they lost some tickets....WHAT?! And you didn't say anything? Then when we finally got our THREE pieces of chicken, two plus hours later, there was no ""hey, we apologize, please come back and see us"" or ""hey, here's a coupon for $2 off next time"" or even a simple honest apology. Just a grudging ""here"" as it was shoved at us.\r \r My problem with this situation isn't that they got backed up...hey, it happens to the best restaurants. Or even that the place was dirty...you fry that much chicken per night and you're bound to have grease on the walls. My problem is the complete lack of customer service. All it would have taken for me to come back and try again some time would have been the owner (who was taking the orders) looking me in the eyes and telling me she apologized. Maybe threw in an extra peice of chicken.\r \r They need to get it together here. If they can't handle the volume of customers they're taking in, then they should move to a bigger facility, hire more folks, get an extra fryer, something. Or just STOP TAKING ORDERS when you're in the weeds! Know your limits.\r \r In short, I do not recommend this place at all. The in-store experience was awful, and the chicken, though hot, was nothing special. If you want great chicken take a day trip to Memphis and check out Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. Now those folks know how to do it right.

  • Waited Over 2 Hours, They Lost My Ticket, & Place Is Nasty
    by  on 07/24/2011

    I thought me and my wife would take our friend out to a new place and impress her with some hot chicken. Great Hot Chicken but wasn't worth two and half hours wait time. When i asked how much longer, the lady that took my order told me, ""what number?"" I told her and she started asking where blah blah's number. Guess what! They lost my ticket, We've been waiting for over two hours now. In less than 10 minutes i received my order but was not correct. They left out my fries. When i asked for them, the lady told me they were all of a sudden out of fries. I complained and she quickly gave me what i'm sure were fries that belong to someone else. They just didn't have it together that night. Will I go back, No! And my friend will probably not go back. This place takes nothing but cash. I don't know what they're doing with all that cash but they need to clean that place up. Roach poop all over the walls, just nasty. Don't even see how they stay open. Do your job Health Department of Metro Davidson County, fine these people and close it down and don't let them open back up until they clean up. Enough said! Done! Pow!1

  • Prince Hot Chicken Shack Great
    by  on 05/29/2010

    My wife and I had read about Prince Hot Chicken, and indeed had tried to emulate the fried chicken at home. Not too bad. Recipe in Cooks Country July 2010 and Cuisine at Home June 2010. So when I had the opportunity to be in Nashville on business, we stopped in for lunch. They only open at 12:00 noon, and calling is not very helpful as they do not answer. One reviewer mentioned they had a health department rating of 60. I doubt that, but when we visited it was 85, which for a small restaurant in 60's strip mall is not too bad. The floors are mopped, as when we got there at 11:00 a guy was mopping. The chicken is fabulous. I like Thai and Southern India and Bangladeshi food. I ordered medium hot and mild. I think I could manage hot, but I imagine for most mortals in the US mild is about right. Next time I shall get hot and see how it is. The chicken is extremely moist and the hot penetrates the interior of the meat and is at its hottest in the surface coating. Plan on spending about 20 minutes waiting for your chicken. It is just cooked when you get it, none of this cooked ahead stuff. The cost is 4.99 for a leg quarter and 5.99 for a breast quarter. I would recommend this size as it fries better than half or whole chicken. I would recommend, particularly if you are middle class white or middle class black, that you eat in your car or at home or wherever. The restaurant does primarily a take out business and the decor and ambiance inside is not spectacular. If you enjoy spicy fried chicken this may well be the best place in the world. When Popeye's was still primarily in Louisiana, in the early 70's, its spicy chicken was almost as good as Prince's mild. The medium from Prince's is better than Popeye's spicy ever was. Go and try it. Get mild or medium unless you are into Scoffield >100,000

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