Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish

Chicken Dinner | Seafood | Soul Food
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I cannot say for sure which of the Music City’s hot chicken outfits is my favorite for the simple reason that any time I eat at Bolton’s, Prince’s, or Pepperfire, I become so deliriously happy that all sense of measured judgment is long gone. But I guarantee that if you like hot chicken, you will like Hot Stuff.

The chicken is presented too hot to handle. At first squeeze of the crisp, vivid red crust, juices will start oozing out. The crust is crisp and thin, at once comforting and exhilarating. I ate my pieces down to the bone, then consumed all the white bread on which the chicken had sat, seeking every bit of flavor.

As for the other half of the name, fish here is served the Nashville way – as a nominal sandwich on white bread, the fillets crisp-fried and festooned with pickles and onions and bright yellow mustard. It is salty and big-flavored, hot enough to take your breath away. Co-owner Kiki Montgomery suggested house-made sweet tea to deal with the heat. But it does little to actually palliate on-fire taste buds. A thick piece of mocha layer cake, made by local baker Spencer D. Middlebrooks and available by the slice at Hot Stuff’s counter, was more effective (and really delicious) relief.

What to Eat
Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish, Breast Quarter
Breast Quarter
Must-Try
Breast quarter. O, how I yearn to be peeling away strips of skin and hunks of meat.
Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish, Leg Quarter
Leg Quarter
Must-Try
Leg quarter: a mix of dark-meat succulence and tongue-searing heat
Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish, Fish Sandwich
Fish Sandwich
Must-Try
Hot fish sandwich: a Nashville classic
Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish, Chicken Tenders
Chicken Tenders
Must-Try
These chicken tenders are Hot Stuff's extra hot and are downright ferocious!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday12 pm - 8 pm
Monday11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday11 am - 10 pm
Thursday11 am - 10 pm
Friday11 am - 1 am
Saturday11 am - 1 am
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
6 stops | 31 MILES | 54 min

There is plenty of yummy comfort food in Nashville, from buttermilk biscuits in the morning to banana pudding for dessert; but one of the Music City's lesser known culinary lures is its passion for extremely fiery chicken and fish, radiant with pepper punch. If you like it hot, this trip is a must!

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No

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