Prince Hot Chicken Shack

★★★★☆
  • 123 Ewing Dr

    Nashville, TN 37207

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  • 615-226-9442

About Prince Hot Chicken Shack

Hours
Tuesday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 04:00 AM
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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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Prince's chicken is off the charts......It does not matter the area it's located in. BY THE WAY WHOEVER WROTE IT WAS IN A POOR BLACK COMMUNITY DIDN'T GET ROBBED OR ANYTHING SO WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE FOOD?

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Prince's chicken is off the charts......It does not matter the area it's located in. BY THE WAY WHOEVER WROTE IT WAS IN A POOR BLACK COMMUNITY DIDN'T GET ROBBED OR ANYTHING SO WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE FOOD?

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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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★★★★★

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

Pros: Fabulous Fried Chicken and French Fries

Cons: In a relatively poor black neighborhood

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Guys when you plan to eat here just keep in mind that the name of the place is Prince's Hot Chicken...SHACK!!! It's not a nice sit down restaurant; you're not going to get the best piece of chicken in the world; but what you will get is a genuine piece of culture. I have been going to Princes for over 20 years.The chicken is still fried in cast iron skillets (like your granny used to have) so that accounts for the long wait. The cakes are made by a lady at the church. And the people you encounter there at 2am are unforgettable...I say if you get a chance to try it, you should...not for the cleanliness or the amount of grease that soaks through the bag but for the experience.

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★★★★★

Guys when you plan to eat here just keep in mind that the name of the place is Prince's Hot Chicken...SHACK!!! It's not a nice sit down restaurant; you're not going to get the best piece of chicken in the world; but what you will get is a genuine piece of culture. I have been going to Princes for over 20 years.The chicken is still fried in cast iron skillets (like your granny used to have) so that accounts for the long wait. The cakes are made by a lady at the church. And the people you encounter there at 2am are unforgettable...I say if you get a chance to try it, you should...not for the cleanliness or the amount of grease that soaks through the bag but for the experience.

Pros: old favorite

Cons: long wait

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When they say hot, they mean HOT!!!!! Prince's has found a way to make hot chicken VERY hot, while maintaining good flavor. Previous reviews have mentioned how bad the neiborhood was, which is ridiculous!!!! If being a minority for a second when you're used to not being the minority bothers you, then stay away. But you'd be making a mistake...the chicken is GREAT!!!!! I'm a lover of spicy foods, but I am more of a lover of tasty food, so I decided to get the 'medium'. I was more than pleased with the level of heat. Anything hotter would've been overkill for me. I just visited Prince's on Friday and have been craving it ever since!!!! Unfortunately, for me, I live in Atlanta. Sadness.

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When they say hot, they mean HOT!!!!! Prince's has found a way to make hot chicken VERY hot, while maintaining good flavor. Previous reviews have mentioned how bad the neiborhood was, which is ridiculous!!!! If being a minority for a second when you're used to not being the minority bothers you, then stay away. But you'd be making a mistake...the chicken is GREAT!!!!! I'm a lover of spicy foods, but I am more of a lover of tasty food, so I decided to get the 'medium'. I was more than pleased with the level of heat. Anything hotter would've been overkill for me. I just visited Prince's on Friday and have been craving it ever since!!!! Unfortunately, for me, I live in Atlanta. Sadness.

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: parking

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I live in the neighborhood and it's not THAT bad. There are much worse places in Nashville. However, I've been to Prince's 3 or 4 times and I'm not that impressed. I wish it was good because I live 5 minutes away.

Is the chicken decent? Sure. Is it INCREDIBLE! Absolutely not!!!

I got a somewhat juicy piece of chicken one time, but it's been dry all the other times. It's spicy, but the recipe isn't that great. And the health score is scary.

I think Wendy's Spicy Chicken sandwich is probably better quality than Prince's. I'm not impressed.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the neighborhood and it's not THAT bad. There are much worse places in Nashville. However, I've been to Prince's 3 or 4 times and I'm not that impressed. I wish it was good because I live 5 minutes away.

Is the chicken decent? Sure. Is it INCREDIBLE! Absolutely not!!!

I got a somewhat juicy piece of chicken one time, but it's been dry all the other times. It's spicy, but the recipe isn't that great. And the health score is scary.

I think Wendy's Spicy Chicken sandwich is probably better quality than Prince's. I'm not impressed.

Pros: Unique experience

Cons: Low health score, dry chicken, long wait

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ok, so nashville is the hot chicken capital of the world according to several internet sites. my boyfriend and i kept reading conflicting reviews about these various hot chicken joints in nashville. so we decided to try them ourselves.

being from new orleans (pre-katrina) we LOVE hot food. so we tried bolton's, prince's and 400 degrees (the top 3 chicken places in tn according to most people you ask). prince's was about a 60 on a scale from 1 to 100. bolton's was about a 65. 400 degrees is a 98!!! oh my gosh! this place has the best recipe for hot fried chicken i've ever tasted. and they're nice too.

prince's had great fries, but the chicken is awful (terribly dry unlike 400 degrees). obviously there are 2 types of people giving this place good reviews on this site. people who own prince's and people who have never tasted the unbelievable flavor of 400 degrees hot chicken!!!

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ok, so nashville is the hot chicken capital of the world according to several internet sites. my boyfriend and i kept reading conflicting reviews about these various hot chicken joints in nashville. so we decided to try them ourselves.

being from new orleans (pre-katrina) we LOVE hot food. so we tried bolton's, prince's and 400 degrees (the top 3 chicken places in tn according to most people you ask). prince's was about a 60 on a scale from 1 to 100. bolton's was about a 65. 400 degrees is a 98!!! oh my gosh! this place has the best recipe for hot fried chicken i've ever tasted. and they're nice too.

prince's had great fries, but the chicken is awful (terribly dry unlike 400 degrees). obviously there are 2 types of people giving this place good reviews on this site. people who own prince's and people who have never tasted the unbelievable flavor of 400 degrees hot chicken!!!

Pros: Best fries in nashville

Cons: chicken is terrible, service is lousy

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I have been going there for 17 years.I live in bowling green ky.I will continue to go there for many more years.If you try it once you will be addicted.

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I have been going there for 17 years.I live in bowling green ky.I will continue to go there for many more years.If you try it once you will be addicted.

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I can't believe some of the ignorant reviews on here..First of all I live 5 minutes from Prince's and I can honestly say no one has ever been hurt there..You must remember it is located next to 2 hair salons and several other business..No the place isn't an up scale resturant..It is a little hole in the wall but it is safe..No one bother YOU..I have known Andre the owner almost my entire life and she is an older lady and does the best she can..And she does a mighty good job making sure that our food is always fresh and made to order..It is the best chicken...Barbara Mandrell tried to have the same type of chicken shack and couldn't survive...

At the end of the DAY..No one is making anyone eat at Prince's...It's your loss..Something has to be right because the place is always crowded..If it was that bad people wouldn't keep coming back...STOP YOUR WHINING..What fool with good sense ride with their husband and already dial 911..STUPID FOOL

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I can't believe some of the ignorant reviews on here..First of all I live 5 minutes from Prince's and I can honestly say no one has ever been hurt there..You must remember it is located next to 2 hair salons and several other business..No the place isn't an up scale resturant..It is a little hole in the wall but it is safe..No one bother YOU..I have known Andre the owner almost my entire life and she is an older lady and does the best she can..And she does a mighty good job making sure that our food is always fresh and made to order..It is the best chicken...Barbara Mandrell tried to have the same type of chicken shack and couldn't survive...

At the end of the DAY..No one is making anyone eat at Prince's...It's your loss..Something has to be right because the place is always crowded..If it was that bad people wouldn't keep coming back...STOP YOUR WHINING..What fool with good sense ride with their husband and already dial 911..STUPID FOOL

Pros: FRESH HOT DOWN RIGHT GREAT

Cons: CROWD

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My first experience with Prince's Hot Chicken was at a party - someone had purchased a large bucket of mild chicken wings and a large bucket of medium. I had 4 pieces of medium because I enjoy the spicier things in life. Needless to say, at the end of the 4th piece I was reaching for the nearest tissue. It was the most delicious fried chicken I had experienced - the spice is cooked into the skin - no sauce dependency here! Fast forward a year or so later: I now live on the East Side of the city and no wing place (-Zone, -Basket, -It, my own half-baked home made attempts) has matched Prince's goodness. I ventured out down Dickerson and Ewing on a Friday night at 7PM to find the place hoppin' as hoppin' can be. I might as well have parked in front of a dance club on Broadway! My friend and I walked into this crowded room for the very first time, and lo and behold, I was greeted by former co-workers of mine, waiting on their own meals!!! "What kind are you getting," one of them asked. "Hot," I replied. "Oooo! You're asking for it!" "What? I like it hot!" "Good luck, then!" About 50 minutes or so later (again, dinner time, Friday night...the busy aspect is to be expected then), we had our meals, and my, were they tasty! My friend started off with a leg portion of "medium" and couldn't even finish the meal. The heat and the portion filled her up quick. I partook in a breast portion of "hot" and whatever else was left of my friend's leg portion. "Hot" didn't defeat me, rather it felt like when I began eating a 2nd piece of "medium" over a year before, though the "medium" had my friend looking for extra tissues (I'm obviously not the best person to ask if something is spicy or not)! Sadly, it's Monday and I want hot chicken now. Looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try my tongue at "X-tra Hot". Bring it (and by "It", I mean the food, the fun, the friends, the experience and, of course, the heat)!!!

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★★★★★

My first experience with Prince's Hot Chicken was at a party - someone had purchased a large bucket of mild chicken wings and a large bucket of medium. I had 4 pieces of medium because I enjoy the spicier things in life. Needless to say, at the end of the 4th piece I was reaching for the nearest tissue. It was the most delicious fried chicken I had experienced - the spice is cooked into the skin - no sauce dependency here! Fast forward a year or so later: I now live on the East Side of the city and no wing place (-Zone, -Basket, -It, my own half-baked home made attempts) has matched Prince's goodness. I ventured out down Dickerson and Ewing on a Friday night at 7PM to find the place hoppin' as hoppin' can be. I might as well have parked in front of a dance club on Broadway! My friend and I walked into this crowded room for the very first time, and lo and behold, I was greeted by former co-workers of mine, waiting on their own meals!!! "What kind are you getting," one of them asked. "Hot," I replied. "Oooo! You're asking for it!" "What? I like it hot!" "Good luck, then!" About 50 minutes or so later (again, dinner time, Friday night...the busy aspect is to be expected then), we had our meals, and my, were they tasty! My friend started off with a leg portion of "medium" and couldn't even finish the meal. The heat and the portion filled her up quick. I partook in a breast portion of "hot" and whatever else was left of my friend's leg portion. "Hot" didn't defeat me, rather it felt like when I began eating a 2nd piece of "medium" over a year before, though the "medium" had my friend looking for extra tissues (I'm obviously not the best person to ask if something is spicy or not)! Sadly, it's Monday and I want hot chicken now. Looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try my tongue at "X-tra Hot". Bring it (and by "It", I mean the food, the fun, the friends, the experience and, of course, the heat)!!!

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After hearing so much about Prince's I had to try it. I went to the restaurant one day about 2-ish. There was NO where to sit and the people who were there looked like they had been there for hours. I looked around and saw people lined up behind a wall with a cut out hole in it with a sheet over it. I went and got in line behind this little half wall and just looked around and waited like everyone else. As I looked around I noticed just how dirty the place was. The floors looked like they hadnt been cleaned in years, the tables were dirty, the walls...it was horrible!
Then I did the unthinkable....I looked at the health score....it was in the LOW 60s. Me and my friend ran out of there as fast as we could and have not looked back since. Whenever I hear anyone say they wanna go there I try and warn them, your health is more important! They should be shut down!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

After hearing so much about Prince's I had to try it. I went to the restaurant one day about 2-ish. There was NO where to sit and the people who were there looked like they had been there for hours. I looked around and saw people lined up behind a wall with a cut out hole in it with a sheet over it. I went and got in line behind this little half wall and just looked around and waited like everyone else. As I looked around I noticed just how dirty the place was. The floors looked like they hadnt been cleaned in years, the tables were dirty, the walls...it was horrible!
Then I did the unthinkable....I looked at the health score....it was in the LOW 60s. Me and my friend ran out of there as fast as we could and have not looked back since. Whenever I hear anyone say they wanna go there I try and warn them, your health is more important! They should be shut down!!!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: someone call the H.D.

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Prince's Chicken is definatly at Nashville local spot. If you are from out of town, if you're expecting the Grand Ole Opry or a KFC, then you need to keep it pushin'! This is indeed the South, so expect a Southern Style. Prince's is obviously not newly renovated or corporately ran. But the food is awesome. Yes, it is in a predominately black neighborhood, and so what! Maybe that's why the food is so good. If you are not black, ain't nobody going to bother you. The only color Prince's see is green! Yes, you will have a long wait, just expect it. Don't expect always service with a smile. But expect good food and to maybe be entertained by the characters that patronizes Prince's. It is a hole in the wall, but that is what give Prince's it authenticity. Locals love it. If your visiting "the Ville", do as the locals do, or just go home.

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★★★★★

Prince's Chicken is definatly at Nashville local spot. If you are from out of town, if you're expecting the Grand Ole Opry or a KFC, then you need to keep it pushin'! This is indeed the South, so expect a Southern Style. Prince's is obviously not newly renovated or corporately ran. But the food is awesome. Yes, it is in a predominately black neighborhood, and so what! Maybe that's why the food is so good. If you are not black, ain't nobody going to bother you. The only color Prince's see is green! Yes, you will have a long wait, just expect it. Don't expect always service with a smile. But expect good food and to maybe be entertained by the characters that patronizes Prince's. It is a hole in the wall, but that is what give Prince's it authenticity. Locals love it. If your visiting "the Ville", do as the locals do, or just go home.

Pros: excellent food, great prices

Cons: slow service

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Is it possible to dream about chicken after you leave a city? I think so. Ever since moving fromn Nashville a year ago, I've craved Prince's. At a bar in NYC, I tried to convince a native Nashvillian to arrange an interstate chicken run. When I first moved to Chicago, I arrived with three orders of Prince's that survived the trip in the moving van. One was eaten on the way and the other two were safely lodged in my fridge for later consumption. If there is a more perfect food than a quarter dark with fries and lemonade, I don't know what it is. I spent a year training up to the extra hot and was beaming with pride when I received the brown bag with the big red X on it. I recently got engaged and have begun to entertain the idea of a Prince's station during the cocktail hour of the wedding. Do not leave Nashville without trying this chicken!

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Is it possible to dream about chicken after you leave a city? I think so. Ever since moving fromn Nashville a year ago, I've craved Prince's. At a bar in NYC, I tried to convince a native Nashvillian to arrange an interstate chicken run. When I first moved to Chicago, I arrived with three orders of Prince's that survived the trip in the moving van. One was eaten on the way and the other two were safely lodged in my fridge for later consumption. If there is a more perfect food than a quarter dark with fries and lemonade, I don't know what it is. I spent a year training up to the extra hot and was beaming with pride when I received the brown bag with the big red X on it. I recently got engaged and have begun to entertain the idea of a Prince's station during the cocktail hour of the wedding. Do not leave Nashville without trying this chicken!

Pros: Perfect Chicken, Friendly Service, Great Value (less than $5 but I'd pay $50 for an order right now)

Cons: Not in Chicago

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I had a chance to try this place out while I was visiting Nashville at the end of July. The chicken was great but the place was filthy. I don't know when the picture in this review was taken, but my guess is that it was over 10 years ago. When I was there, the floors were dirty, those wodden-bench booths were only vaguely white, the walls had lots of unpainted spackle, and to top it all off, there was no air conditioning (it was 90 degrees outside and at *least* that warm inside).

The icing on the cake though was the health inspector's rating posted on the wall. The health inspector writes the score in big numbers on the document that is required to be posted in plain view in the restaurant. Prince's got an 89... until you get closer and really look at it... They had posted the health inspection UPSIDE DOWN! It was really a 68!

I'll try anything once and like I said, I liked the chicken, but I won't be going back there the next time I'm in Nashville. There are plenty of excellent places to eat that at least *try* to make their places look clean.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a chance to try this place out while I was visiting Nashville at the end of July. The chicken was great but the place was filthy. I don't know when the picture in this review was taken, but my guess is that it was over 10 years ago. When I was there, the floors were dirty, those wodden-bench booths were only vaguely white, the walls had lots of unpainted spackle, and to top it all off, there was no air conditioning (it was 90 degrees outside and at *least* that warm inside).

The icing on the cake though was the health inspector's rating posted on the wall. The health inspector writes the score in big numbers on the document that is required to be posted in plain view in the restaurant. Prince's got an 89... until you get closer and really look at it... They had posted the health inspection UPSIDE DOWN! It was really a 68!

I'll try anything once and like I said, I liked the chicken, but I won't be going back there the next time I'm in Nashville. There are plenty of excellent places to eat that at least *try* to make their places look clean.

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Don't let these yuppies scare you. I have never ONCE been afraid wile at Prince's. I have gone at midnight before and felt perfectly safe. It's not "white out" that late but it is safe. The employees have been nothing but nice to me. I felt very welcome there. I think it has more to do with people's insecurities about being a minority in a situation than it has to do with it being unsafe. That being said...
The chicken is unmatchable. It was my first hot chicken shack and always my favorite. 400 Degrees is good but Prince's is the original. I often dream about the delicious, fried, spicy chicken with that pickle slapped on top and the soppy, greasy bread underneath. If you like spicy, TRY IT! I miss it the most of all food in TN now since I live up north.

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★★★★★

Don't let these yuppies scare you. I have never ONCE been afraid wile at Prince's. I have gone at midnight before and felt perfectly safe. It's not "white out" that late but it is safe. The employees have been nothing but nice to me. I felt very welcome there. I think it has more to do with people's insecurities about being a minority in a situation than it has to do with it being unsafe. That being said...
The chicken is unmatchable. It was my first hot chicken shack and always my favorite. 400 Degrees is good but Prince's is the original. I often dream about the delicious, fried, spicy chicken with that pickle slapped on top and the soppy, greasy bread underneath. If you like spicy, TRY IT! I miss it the most of all food in TN now since I live up north.

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While driving upon the area in my Navigator, I was scared silly. My wife had 9-1-1 dialed on her cell phone with her thumb hovering above the send button.This place is a hang-out for criminals. It's full of ganngsters. The employees are probably into ganngs as well. Needless to say we just grove on and had our "common" fix at a Kentucky Fried Chicken, which was very good. I urge you to be very careful. This place is dangerous in a black part of town. Reminded me of something from Cops or America's Most Wanted. Go elsewhere, your life is more important than some silly ethnic food that will probably just make you ill anyway.

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★☆☆☆☆

While driving upon the area in my Navigator, I was scared silly. My wife had 9-1-1 dialed on her cell phone with her thumb hovering above the send button.This place is a hang-out for criminals. It's full of ganngsters. The employees are probably into ganngs as well. Needless to say we just grove on and had our "common" fix at a Kentucky Fried Chicken, which was very good. I urge you to be very careful. This place is dangerous in a black part of town. Reminded me of something from Cops or America's Most Wanted. Go elsewhere, your life is more important than some silly ethnic food that will probably just make you ill anyway.

Pros: We know to avoid this part of Nashville, don't go east of the river.

Cons: Evrything else.

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Read all the reviews here before coming to Nashville and was intrigued. We went on a Saturday night
and ordered the whole chicken with sides to go. Wait was 45 min to 1 hour, service at the tiny window
was rude and abrupt. Place not to clean, but the whole experience was a hoot and the food was
wonderful. We were unable to talk after taking our first bite, (medium) and son in law was sweating buckets.
I would highly reccomend the food and the experience of being treated rudely, if you expect it going
in no problem.

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★★★★★

Read all the reviews here before coming to Nashville and was intrigued. We went on a Saturday night
and ordered the whole chicken with sides to go. Wait was 45 min to 1 hour, service at the tiny window
was rude and abrupt. Place not to clean, but the whole experience was a hoot and the food was
wonderful. We were unable to talk after taking our first bite, (medium) and son in law was sweating buckets.
I would highly reccomend the food and the experience of being treated rudely, if you expect it going
in no problem.

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if you like hot food get it hot, if you don't, you might not be able to tolerate the mild. it ain't about the service, it ain't about the atmosphere, it's about the chicken. if you're concerned about cleanliness, i recall my first night working at a major chain restaurant(and last too), learning about the 3 second rule.(if you don't know it, ask someone). but alas, it ain't about that, remember the 'hot' chicken. also, if you like carbonated beverages,,,,,,then get one. i like eating the hot chicken and chasin' it down with a coke from the coke machine,. sure it's hot, but hey, remember, it's got 'hot', in the name.

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★★★★★

if you like hot food get it hot, if you don't, you might not be able to tolerate the mild. it ain't about the service, it ain't about the atmosphere, it's about the chicken. if you're concerned about cleanliness, i recall my first night working at a major chain restaurant(and last too), learning about the 3 second rule.(if you don't know it, ask someone). but alas, it ain't about that, remember the 'hot' chicken. also, if you like carbonated beverages,,,,,,then get one. i like eating the hot chicken and chasin' it down with a coke from the coke machine,. sure it's hot, but hey, remember, it's got 'hot', in the name.

Pros: really good, really hot, fried chicken, ton of soul, pardon the cliche'

Cons: none, it is what it is

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Like I said, if you know what you're getting yourself into, you'll love this place. The service is very very slow. It will take you at the very least 45 minutes from when you order your food until you receive it. There is no AC and it gets hot in the summer. We asked for fries and were told they were out. 30 minutes later, while waiting for our food, they walked an order of fries out to a table. Parking is limited and the neighborhood is not very nice.

WITH THAT SAID . . . . I will definitely be going back. If friends come to visit from out of town, I will take them there. The chicken is very good. Most of the flavor is due to a rub on the skin rather than a lot of sauce or soaking. I got the mild which had a kick but I think the next time I go I'll be moving up to Medium. Everybody in the world says you're crazy to try any hotter at this place.

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★★★★☆

Like I said, if you know what you're getting yourself into, you'll love this place. The service is very very slow. It will take you at the very least 45 minutes from when you order your food until you receive it. There is no AC and it gets hot in the summer. We asked for fries and were told they were out. 30 minutes later, while waiting for our food, they walked an order of fries out to a table. Parking is limited and the neighborhood is not very nice.

WITH THAT SAID . . . . I will definitely be going back. If friends come to visit from out of town, I will take them there. The chicken is very good. Most of the flavor is due to a rub on the skin rather than a lot of sauce or soaking. I got the mild which had a kick but I think the next time I go I'll be moving up to Medium. Everybody in the world says you're crazy to try any hotter at this place.

Pros: Very good chicken - unique atmosphere . . .poor service, long wait, shady neighborhood - all part of the charm

Cons: Poor Service, Long wait, Shady neighborhood . . .

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I am giving Prince's 3 stars based on the food alone and not more because of everthing else. I got the mild hot chicken and it was perfect for me. I like spicy food but not too spicy to the point of being in pain! It was delicious and I can see how it would be addictive. My friend got the extra hot and literally had tears running down his cheeks and said his face went numb. Besides the food however, I give this place 1/2 star. The location is seedy and I didn't feel entirely safe being there, there isn't enough seating to wait or eat, and it was filthy. I was glad everything is deep fried as it probably cooks any germs or bacteria lingering around!
Some of the best french fries I've ever had in my life and get a cup of pickles to go with it too.
Big con -- at a hot chicken restaurant, they don't sell drinks!! You have to buy from the one vending machine there and they only have carbonated drinks and water to choose from. Get the water! Carbonation and hot chicken don't mix.
I see this as a place I will maybe go to once a year, if that the food is good but just not worth the other problems.

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★★★☆☆

I am giving Prince's 3 stars based on the food alone and not more because of everthing else. I got the mild hot chicken and it was perfect for me. I like spicy food but not too spicy to the point of being in pain! It was delicious and I can see how it would be addictive. My friend got the extra hot and literally had tears running down his cheeks and said his face went numb. Besides the food however, I give this place 1/2 star. The location is seedy and I didn't feel entirely safe being there, there isn't enough seating to wait or eat, and it was filthy. I was glad everything is deep fried as it probably cooks any germs or bacteria lingering around!
Some of the best french fries I've ever had in my life and get a cup of pickles to go with it too.
Big con -- at a hot chicken restaurant, they don't sell drinks!! You have to buy from the one vending machine there and they only have carbonated drinks and water to choose from. Get the water! Carbonation and hot chicken don't mix.
I see this as a place I will maybe go to once a year, if that the food is good but just not worth the other problems.

Pros: Great chicken, great fries

Cons: Dirty restaurant, they don't sell drinks, long wait, dodgy area

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PLEASE BEWARE IF YOU PLAN TO EAT AT PRINCES THERE WAS A RO@CH IN MY FOOD MIXED IN WITH THE PICKLES. AND TOO MAKE MATTERS WORSE WHEN I CALLED THE NEXT DAY TO INFROM THE MANAGER OF THE PROBLEM SHE LAUGHED AT ME AND SAID " I HAVEN'T SEEN A RO@CH IN HERE IN A LONG TIME!" "I KNOW WE DONT HAVE RO@CHES CAUSE THE MAN COMES AND SPRAYS EVERY WEEK." HOW STUPID DOES THIS SOUND, THEY BASICALLY DID NOT TAKE THE SITUATION SERIOUS AND TRIED TO BRUSH IT OFF. i NEVER ASKED FOR MONEY BACK OR FREE FOOD BUT THE MANAGER INSTANTLY SAID IF IT IS FREE FOOD YOU WANT YOU CAN'T GET IT UNTIL I SEE THE RO@CH. FIRST OF ALL WHY WOULD I EVEN WANT TO EAT THERE AGAIN AND AS SOON AS I SAW THE RO@CH I THREW EVERYTHING IN THE TRASH. SO THE MANAGER WAS VERY RUDE AND SHE WAS LAUGHING AT ME NOT APOLOGETIC AT ALL. THIS IS SO SAD BECAUSE AT ONE POINT I REALLY ENJOYED THE FOOD. BUT NOW I WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR RO@CH PROBLEM!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

PLEASE BEWARE IF YOU PLAN TO EAT AT PRINCES THERE WAS A RO@CH IN MY FOOD MIXED IN WITH THE PICKLES. AND TOO MAKE MATTERS WORSE WHEN I CALLED THE NEXT DAY TO INFROM THE MANAGER OF THE PROBLEM SHE LAUGHED AT ME AND SAID " I HAVEN'T SEEN A RO@CH IN HERE IN A LONG TIME!" "I KNOW WE DONT HAVE RO@CHES CAUSE THE MAN COMES AND SPRAYS EVERY WEEK." HOW STUPID DOES THIS SOUND, THEY BASICALLY DID NOT TAKE THE SITUATION SERIOUS AND TRIED TO BRUSH IT OFF. i NEVER ASKED FOR MONEY BACK OR FREE FOOD BUT THE MANAGER INSTANTLY SAID IF IT IS FREE FOOD YOU WANT YOU CAN'T GET IT UNTIL I SEE THE RO@CH. FIRST OF ALL WHY WOULD I EVEN WANT TO EAT THERE AGAIN AND AS SOON AS I SAW THE RO@CH I THREW EVERYTHING IN THE TRASH. SO THE MANAGER WAS VERY RUDE AND SHE WAS LAUGHING AT ME NOT APOLOGETIC AT ALL. THIS IS SO SAD BECAUSE AT ONE POINT I REALLY ENJOYED THE FOOD. BUT NOW I WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR RO@CH PROBLEM!!!!

Cons: RO@CH IN MY FOOD

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If anyone knows anything about the pledge process to join a fraternity, it can only be described as a painfull hell that no one would ever want to experience more than once. Amazingly, that is the same thing as Prince's Extra Hot chicken, the very same chicken that they made the pledges eat! To sum it up, Prince's Extra Hot sent me on a legitimate trip similar to a psychedelic substance. My face was numb, my lips were huge, and I could not feel my hands. My eyes were open but I was seeing insane colors. The taste of the chicken happened to be great until the heat of 1,000 suns set in. Think you can handle spice? Go for it. But be warned, do not attempt to show off or be a hero. This chicken is the real deal.

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★★★★☆

If anyone knows anything about the pledge process to join a fraternity, it can only be described as a painfull hell that no one would ever want to experience more than once. Amazingly, that is the same thing as Prince's Extra Hot chicken, the very same chicken that they made the pledges eat! To sum it up, Prince's Extra Hot sent me on a legitimate trip similar to a psychedelic substance. My face was numb, my lips were huge, and I could not feel my hands. My eyes were open but I was seeing insane colors. The taste of the chicken happened to be great until the heat of 1,000 suns set in. Think you can handle spice? Go for it. But be warned, do not attempt to show off or be a hero. This chicken is the real deal.

Pros: Cheap, enjoyable, memorable

Cons: Location and service

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This is a great restaurant for fried chicken. The wait can be up to an hour but it is well worth the wait. They deep fry a while chicken. They offer hot, mild or fire. The mild is enough for me,. The area is sketchy, but is worth it.

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★★★★★

This is a great restaurant for fried chicken. The wait can be up to an hour but it is well worth the wait. They deep fry a while chicken. They offer hot, mild or fire. The mild is enough for me,. The area is sketchy, but is worth it.

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Don't be thwarted by the bad reviews, this place is classic! Many nights spent sweating off the beers laughing at my friends who think they can handle the hottest chicken. As far as salt and grease, yes there is a lot, that's what southern fried chicken is, it tastes GREAT! If your looking for healty food, quick fast-food service, or the same old same old do not go to Prince's, this place is for locals who enjoy the mom and pop atmosphere. I moved away from Nashville 10 years ago and make it a point to go to Prince's every time I am in town.

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★★★★★

Don't be thwarted by the bad reviews, this place is classic! Many nights spent sweating off the beers laughing at my friends who think they can handle the hottest chicken. As far as salt and grease, yes there is a lot, that's what southern fried chicken is, it tastes GREAT! If your looking for healty food, quick fast-food service, or the same old same old do not go to Prince's, this place is for locals who enjoy the mom and pop atmosphere. I moved away from Nashville 10 years ago and make it a point to go to Prince's every time I am in town.

Pros: Unique Atmosphere, Hot Chicken

Cons: If you can't handle it you will be on the toilet for hours:)

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Please don't compare Prince's to Popeye's - there is nothing similar other than the fact that they both serve chicken. Prince?s hot chicken is really, REALLY hot. It?s hot enough to send you home crying if you order the ?hot? instead of ?medium?.

For the record, the service is horrible ? but everybody knows that! If you go to Prince?s, you go for HOT chicken and BAD service, and if you get those two things, you?ve had a good trip to Prince?s.

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★★★★★

Please don't compare Prince's to Popeye's - there is nothing similar other than the fact that they both serve chicken. Prince?s hot chicken is really, REALLY hot. It?s hot enough to send you home crying if you order the ?hot? instead of ?medium?.

For the record, the service is horrible ? but everybody knows that! If you go to Prince?s, you go for HOT chicken and BAD service, and if you get those two things, you?ve had a good trip to Prince?s.

Pros: Unique, Hot, Tasty

Cons: Poor Service, Long Wait

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I'm not going to waste time trying to convince the reader I like spicy food. You can either believe me when I tell you I like *very* spicy food, or not. I am not from Nashville, and I made a point of stopping by for lunch, based on many recommendations. The other writers are absolutely correct about the chicken *meat* having *NO* flavor. I *love* biting into some *seriously* hot food (indo/pakistani, thai, mexican, cajun/creole,) and having that intense heat backed up with some *flavor*. Yes, I figure it's pan-fried chicken, but that's no excuse for the chicken meat being so dry, and dull-tasting. Put the lid on the skillet while the chicken's cooking, and soak the chicken in saltwater for 24 hours. Also, I think the other reviewers got all the salt in their chicken. My order had no salt at all. Stroud's in KC is better than this, and so is Babe's in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not going to waste time trying to convince the reader I like spicy food. You can either believe me when I tell you I like *very* spicy food, or not. I am not from Nashville, and I made a point of stopping by for lunch, based on many recommendations. The other writers are absolutely correct about the chicken *meat* having *NO* flavor. I *love* biting into some *seriously* hot food (indo/pakistani, thai, mexican, cajun/creole,) and having that intense heat backed up with some *flavor*. Yes, I figure it's pan-fried chicken, but that's no excuse for the chicken meat being so dry, and dull-tasting. Put the lid on the skillet while the chicken's cooking, and soak the chicken in saltwater for 24 hours. Also, I think the other reviewers got all the salt in their chicken. My order had no salt at all. Stroud's in KC is better than this, and so is Babe's in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Pros: Plenty of atmosphere. Good prices, if the chicken tasted ok

Cons: The chicken just isn't good.

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I grew up in Nashville and ever since I became an adult I've always partied all night or worked overnights. Let me tell you, if you like hot chicken and don't mind the wait, this place is the BEST I've ever had! My coworkers always called in our orders on Friday and Saturday nights, because they were the busiest -- they're also one of the few places in Nashville open after the clubs close -- be warned, the extra hot will sober up any drunk and wake up any sleepyhead!! For all the bougie folks from Brentwood that want to knock the place, you can have your commercialized Popeye's, but give me Prince's

I've moved to Atlanta and Memphis within the past year, and I have to tell you, I miss Prince's more than anything! When I come back home, I will not mind waiting in Atlanta-like traffic for a medium sandwich, and I plan on taking several sandwiches back to Memphis with me! Never had a problem with the service, and hey -- if it's good enough for the Mayor and the Governor both (who are regular patrons, by the way), then it's good for me!

Maybe you ought to open up a branch in Memphis, just like the Neely brothers have done with their Memphis barbecue in Nashville?

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★★★★★

I grew up in Nashville and ever since I became an adult I've always partied all night or worked overnights. Let me tell you, if you like hot chicken and don't mind the wait, this place is the BEST I've ever had! My coworkers always called in our orders on Friday and Saturday nights, because they were the busiest -- they're also one of the few places in Nashville open after the clubs close -- be warned, the extra hot will sober up any drunk and wake up any sleepyhead!! For all the bougie folks from Brentwood that want to knock the place, you can have your commercialized Popeye's, but give me Prince's

I've moved to Atlanta and Memphis within the past year, and I have to tell you, I miss Prince's more than anything! When I come back home, I will not mind waiting in Atlanta-like traffic for a medium sandwich, and I plan on taking several sandwiches back to Memphis with me! Never had a problem with the service, and hey -- if it's good enough for the Mayor and the Governor both (who are regular patrons, by the way), then it's good for me!

Maybe you ought to open up a branch in Memphis, just like the Neely brothers have done with their Memphis barbecue in Nashville?

Pros: THE CHICKEN!!!, celebrity-spotting if you're lucky, late weekend hours

Cons: no parking, Atlanta-traffic-like waiting for the food

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I went once and will not return. I enjoy spicy food and tried the medium spicy chicken. It was so salty (the heat itself was tolerable) as to be inedible. Moreover, the service was not friendly, it was hard to find a table, and I would not go there after dark. My friends, who are Asian and Indian, complained that people were staring at them.

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★★☆☆☆

I went once and will not return. I enjoy spicy food and tried the medium spicy chicken. It was so salty (the heat itself was tolerable) as to be inedible. Moreover, the service was not friendly, it was hard to find a table, and I would not go there after dark. My friends, who are Asian and Indian, complained that people were staring at them.

Pros: Unique

Cons: Food, Atmosphere, Service, Location

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I have been eating Prince?s chicken for years and can confirm much of what has already been said. The service is not that good. The wait is often long. And the location is not in one of the nicer parts of town (I?ll let you decide whether or not you should be packing when you go). That said, I would not listen to reviews that wrongly analyze the ingredients or complain because the chicken is messy. Prince?s makes a very unique type of fried chicken. While this bird is definitely not for everybody, it is, in my opinion, the best ?hot chicken? around. This place did not develop its almost cult-like following and reputation by serving bad food. I would simply recommend giving it try and seeing for yourself whether it agrees with your tastes. Personally, I love it.

Here are a couple of tips for those who haven?t tried it: (1) When they say ?hot?, they mean it. This is not like ordering a spicy chicken sandwich or some spicy chicken at Popeye?s. The ?mild? at Prince?s is hotter than what many restaurants serve as ?spicy?. So if you are unsure of your tolerance for heat, consider starting out with the mild or medium. I have seen plenty of people, who thought they had a high tolerance for hot food, whipped by the hot and extra hot. If you can handle the medium with ease, then step up to the hot. (2) Have plenty of water. The saltiness of this bird will make you thirsty. And water is much better than soda at extinguishing the fire in your mouth.

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★★★★★

I have been eating Prince?s chicken for years and can confirm much of what has already been said. The service is not that good. The wait is often long. And the location is not in one of the nicer parts of town (I?ll let you decide whether or not you should be packing when you go). That said, I would not listen to reviews that wrongly analyze the ingredients or complain because the chicken is messy. Prince?s makes a very unique type of fried chicken. While this bird is definitely not for everybody, it is, in my opinion, the best ?hot chicken? around. This place did not develop its almost cult-like following and reputation by serving bad food. I would simply recommend giving it try and seeing for yourself whether it agrees with your tastes. Personally, I love it.

Here are a couple of tips for those who haven?t tried it: (1) When they say ?hot?, they mean it. This is not like ordering a spicy chicken sandwich or some spicy chicken at Popeye?s. The ?mild? at Prince?s is hotter than what many restaurants serve as ?spicy?. So if you are unsure of your tolerance for heat, consider starting out with the mild or medium. I have seen plenty of people, who thought they had a high tolerance for hot food, whipped by the hot and extra hot. If you can handle the medium with ease, then step up to the hot. (2) Have plenty of water. The saltiness of this bird will make you thirsty. And water is much better than soda at extinguishing the fire in your mouth.

Pros: Very unique and tasty chicken

Cons: Service, location, long wait

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Well cult following or not its awful. And I think I do know what Hot is. Its called a Scoville scale and yes my friend I can easily handle Scotch Bonnets and Habeneros which are 350,000-500,000 units of heat. BTW the american Jalapeno is a mere 8000 units. Which I also found suprising that they didnt sell Jalapenos with the chicken. The popeyes comment of course was a pundle in which I was stating that I was looking for a mom and pop shop not a national chain and the irony is that we ended up there in the end. You can say the ingredients arent paprika and seasonall and cayenne but I can tell you it is. It certainly isnt chinese red pepper which would make a vast improvement. As for the messy part. Umm duh. Messy shouldnt mean a greasy driping slathered on suspension of any red ingredient you can find in the pantry. And I could have tolerated the atmospere IF it was really good chicken. Hell Ive had Tamales in a back alley in Mexico city where if you saw the patrons you wouldnt dare sit on the stools. But the food was good. Maybe I was lashing out because the food was bad? If you like it more power to you But im telling you a true food critic would give it a big thumbs down. I am not trying to hurt your citys ego I was just looking for some good fried chicken and I ended up at POPEYES PEOPLE! I travel this country every week I am now based here in Nashville. I have had the finest chops money could buy. But the down home side of me craves some good old fashion good cooking some good fried chicken and this is just not it. Since I live in an apartment in Brentwood and the restrictions dont allow me to fire up my cajun fryer I would make some and invite you over but alas I wouldnt dare trash my kitchen with a big fried mess so I guess I am stuck going to the T/A gas station (20 min from me) for some POPEYES. If its so great? How come the other 3 knockoff restaurants except for 1 has failed? . If it was good id pay an ex employee off and start a chain nationwide!

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★★☆☆☆

Well cult following or not its awful. And I think I do know what Hot is. Its called a Scoville scale and yes my friend I can easily handle Scotch Bonnets and Habeneros which are 350,000-500,000 units of heat. BTW the american Jalapeno is a mere 8000 units. Which I also found suprising that they didnt sell Jalapenos with the chicken. The popeyes comment of course was a pundle in which I was stating that I was looking for a mom and pop shop not a national chain and the irony is that we ended up there in the end. You can say the ingredients arent paprika and seasonall and cayenne but I can tell you it is. It certainly isnt chinese red pepper which would make a vast improvement. As for the messy part. Umm duh. Messy shouldnt mean a greasy driping slathered on suspension of any red ingredient you can find in the pantry. And I could have tolerated the atmospere IF it was really good chicken. Hell Ive had Tamales in a back alley in Mexico city where if you saw the patrons you wouldnt dare sit on the stools. But the food was good. Maybe I was lashing out because the food was bad? If you like it more power to you But im telling you a true food critic would give it a big thumbs down. I am not trying to hurt your citys ego I was just looking for some good fried chicken and I ended up at POPEYES PEOPLE! I travel this country every week I am now based here in Nashville. I have had the finest chops money could buy. But the down home side of me craves some good old fashion good cooking some good fried chicken and this is just not it. Since I live in an apartment in Brentwood and the restrictions dont allow me to fire up my cajun fryer I would make some and invite you over but alas I wouldnt dare trash my kitchen with a big fried mess so I guess I am stuck going to the T/A gas station (20 min from me) for some POPEYES. If its so great? How come the other 3 knockoff restaurants except for 1 has failed? . If it was good id pay an ex employee off and start a chain nationwide!

Pros: Warm Inside

Cons: Bad food

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Not only does it beat all the other "hot" chicken places, they simply have the BEST chicken in town! I get the mild and I love it. Try it out, but be prepared to wait f-o-r-e-v-e-r. It is worth the wait. Also, here is a tip, take some coinage, because you will need it to get a beverage out of the machines...yep, self service coke machines!

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★★★★★

Not only does it beat all the other "hot" chicken places, they simply have the BEST chicken in town! I get the mild and I love it. Try it out, but be prepared to wait f-o-r-e-v-e-r. It is worth the wait. Also, here is a tip, take some coinage, because you will need it to get a beverage out of the machines...yep, self service coke machines!

Pros: fantastic chicken

Cons: messy, usually have to share tables

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It's the best Hot Chicken in town...maybe in the US! I love it, but it doesn't like me. I can't eat the "Hot" any more. I usually get the Medium or the Mild. If you like Hot food, you must try this.

2
★★★★★

It's the best Hot Chicken in town...maybe in the US! I love it, but it doesn't like me. I can't eat the "Hot" any more. I usually get the Medium or the Mild. If you like Hot food, you must try this.

Pros: HOT CHICKEN

Cons: If you call it in... you still have to wait.

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Moved from Nashville in April. Miss Prince's real bad. The chicken is awesome. Medium is all I could tolerate. I love to see Prince's virgins blindly order the extra hot (what fools!) The long wait is half the fun. Prince's is a fantastic place to people watch. Listen to hip-hop patrons swapping hot chicken tales with folks in country music spangles. The fries are the bomb, as is the potato salad.

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★★★★★

Moved from Nashville in April. Miss Prince's real bad. The chicken is awesome. Medium is all I could tolerate. I love to see Prince's virgins blindly order the extra hot (what fools!) The long wait is half the fun. Prince's is a fantastic place to people watch. Listen to hip-hop patrons swapping hot chicken tales with folks in country music spangles. The fries are the bomb, as is the potato salad.

Pros: Fantastic chicken

Cons: The wait is sometimes long, but the people watching is great

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I've been going to Prince's for about 15 years, and they're always consistent. The food is always good, the service is always bad. They supposedly open at noon, but don't count on that either. Best to call ahead to order, or more importantly, to see if they're open.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been going to Prince's for about 15 years, and they're always consistent. The food is always good, the service is always bad. They supposedly open at noon, but don't count on that either. Best to call ahead to order, or more importantly, to see if they're open.

Pros: good chicken, reasonable price

Cons: inconsistent hours, slow service

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So the atmosphere and service are not all that great. And the wait can sometimes be over an hour when the place is busy. Still, if you like spicy fried chicken, Prince's is the absolute best. There are a few other 'Hot Chicken' places in town. But they are not even in the same league as Prince's when it comes to taste.

Prince's serves it up five different ways; plain (no heat), mild (some heat), medium (quite a bit of heat), hot (a lot of heat), extra hot (more heat than most can handle). I visit this place on a regular basis and generally get the mild or sometimes the medium. Both are a great combination of flavor and just the right amount of heat. The hot and extra hot are good also (especially if you like intense heat) but, for my taste, they are a bit too peppery.

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★★★★☆

So the atmosphere and service are not all that great. And the wait can sometimes be over an hour when the place is busy. Still, if you like spicy fried chicken, Prince's is the absolute best. There are a few other 'Hot Chicken' places in town. But they are not even in the same league as Prince's when it comes to taste.

Prince's serves it up five different ways; plain (no heat), mild (some heat), medium (quite a bit of heat), hot (a lot of heat), extra hot (more heat than most can handle). I visit this place on a regular basis and generally get the mild or sometimes the medium. Both are a great combination of flavor and just the right amount of heat. The hot and extra hot are good also (especially if you like intense heat) but, for my taste, they are a bit too peppery.

Pros: The best of its kind, Freshly prepared, Fairly inexpensive

Cons: Long wait (sometimes), Inconsistent service

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I first became aware of Prince's about 15 years ago when I worked on a State Project in Nashville. Once I started going there, I could not stop. Once I left town, I found myself passing through every couple of years on driving trips to and from Florida. I always make sure to time my trip with Prince's hours. I am a "chilihead" who loves hot food, and Prince's chicken is the hottest thing I have ever tasted.

I get such a rush as soon as I walk into this place. The chicken is always piping hot since they cook it to order, and it's a great deal for the price.

Call ahead and order if you can, to avoid a long and boring wait.

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★★★★★

I first became aware of Prince's about 15 years ago when I worked on a State Project in Nashville. Once I started going there, I could not stop. Once I left town, I found myself passing through every couple of years on driving trips to and from Florida. I always make sure to time my trip with Prince's hours. I am a "chilihead" who loves hot food, and Prince's chicken is the hottest thing I have ever tasted.

I get such a rush as soon as I walk into this place. The chicken is always piping hot since they cook it to order, and it's a great deal for the price.

Call ahead and order if you can, to avoid a long and boring wait.

Pros: value, accessibility, consistency

Cons: unpleasant service, side-order variety

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So I love this place right? Right. HOWEVER. It helps when they are OPEN FOR BUSINESS. I find it extremely difficult to sweat to my chicken while looking through the window at a closed store.
If and when they do open, go. It's worth it.....just don't throw chicken on the Mayor if he's in there.

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★★★★☆

So I love this place right? Right. HOWEVER. It helps when they are OPEN FOR BUSINESS. I find it extremely difficult to sweat to my chicken while looking through the window at a closed store.
If and when they do open, go. It's worth it.....just don't throw chicken on the Mayor if he's in there.

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I was expecting the actual chicken meat to be spicey hot, but instead only the skin was hot. We ordered the extra-hot to see what it was like and it was as if the cooks had dumped an entire spice cabinet in the skilit with the chicken. The homecooked atmosphere was definitely there though, you can that see the food is made from scratch while you're ordering. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn't match the reputation. The staff was friendly, they even came to our table to ask us how the extra-hot was.

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★★☆☆☆

I was expecting the actual chicken meat to be spicey hot, but instead only the skin was hot. We ordered the extra-hot to see what it was like and it was as if the cooks had dumped an entire spice cabinet in the skilit with the chicken. The homecooked atmosphere was definitely there though, you can that see the food is made from scratch while you're ordering. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn't match the reputation. The staff was friendly, they even came to our table to ask us how the extra-hot was.

Pros: good location, friendly staff

Cons: , inconvenient hours

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It's not as good as people say. The wait is pretty long for mediocre chicken. Yeah, it's hot alright, but that's about it. The sides aren't anything special and the chicken itself is not terribly flavorful. For my money I'd take Wilma Kaye's over this any day.

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★★★☆☆

It's not as good as people say. The wait is pretty long for mediocre chicken. Yeah, it's hot alright, but that's about it. The sides aren't anything special and the chicken itself is not terribly flavorful. For my money I'd take Wilma Kaye's over this any day.

Pros: Spicy Chicken

Cons: not very flavorful, mediocre sides, overpriced

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My friends and I went to Prince's at 3 pm last Saturday afternoon in search of some seriously HOT chicken. Well... we found the HOT chicken, but it took 45 minutes for it to be prepared. Maybe we came at the wrong time of day... too late for lunch, too early for dinner. The chicken was hot, but it wasn't that good. The pickles are the worst I've ever tasted and the slaw was pretty bad, too. Their french fries were great, though.

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★★★☆☆

My friends and I went to Prince's at 3 pm last Saturday afternoon in search of some seriously HOT chicken. Well... we found the HOT chicken, but it took 45 minutes for it to be prepared. Maybe we came at the wrong time of day... too late for lunch, too early for dinner. The chicken was hot, but it wasn't that good. The pickles are the worst I've ever tasted and the slaw was pretty bad, too. Their french fries were great, though.

Pros: heat quotient, cheap

Cons: location, cleanliness, flavor

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I got the Hot Chicken Breast and it was hot as SHIX!!! I was sweating and looked as red as my white friend that got back from Florida. It was good though.

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★★★☆☆

I got the Hot Chicken Breast and it was hot as SHIX!!! I was sweating and looked as red as my white friend that got back from Florida. It was good though.

 

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