Eat Here! Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

If you have a hankering for some southern fried chicken then I have the place for you. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.

Hot Damn! This chicken is good.

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I’ve been talking about checking this place out for a while now, since I think that good fried chicken in Nashville (with good sides and beer) is hard to come by.

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Located on 19th near the corner of West End in midtown, this place has it all!

The most important things first, shall we?

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They have 4 local beers on tapl and more to choose from in a bottle or can as well. PBR anyone?. Right now on draft they have Yazzo, Jackelope (2)  and Fat Bottom.

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After painting all day at my brother’s new place (Congrats!) we didn’t arrive at Hattie B’s until 10:30pm.

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The staff was very friendly and didn’t balk at even my 100th question about their menu and polite demands to know their personal favorites.

This place is order, pay, then find a spot. The helpful staff then brings you your order when it is ready.

We met the owner, Nick (not pictured), while we were there and he took the time to sit down and give us a little history about the place.

It has been opened for about 6 months. Unbeknownst to me, I have been visiting their sister restaurant from time to time in Franklin, at Bishops Meat and 3, for years. Every time my side kick gets has a craving for fried southern fare and I don’t feel like breaking out the fryer (because I don’t own one) I head on over to Bishops for some good food to go.

Well, apparently Bishops does quite the hot chicken business so Nick, decided to expand this idea to his own Hot Chicken restaurant.

Every Sunday they have chicken and waffles which I will be seeking out in the very near future. They even have TV’s if you are wanting to watch your favorite sporting event.

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You can get the chicken: mild, medium, hot or southern. I had all the varieties except for the mild and on my next trip it will be hard to decide. The hot was HOT so if you’re not into that, I’d steer clear.

They put a piece of white bread under the chicken which I love. Who doesn’t love white bread that has soaked up hot chicken grease!

The side dishes were fresh, seasoned well and varied. (fries, coleslaw, baked beans-not pictured)

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(red potato salad)

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(greens, pimento mac and cheese and black eyed pea salad)

My only mention for the Hattie B’s suggestion box-about the whole meal-would be the fries. They were crinkle fries.  Hey, I think they can do better that frozen crinkle fries.

Arnold’s  is delicious fried chicken that comes to mind in Nashville (for me) but they keep lunch hours so I just can’t seem to make it there very often. McDougals is wonderful but they only have tenders and it is a completely different concept.

I’m going out on a limb here and I’m just going to say it. All around (chicken, atmosphere, beer, hours, sides) it is the BEST place to get southern/country/spicy  fried chicken in Nashville. There, I said it.

Now go run there.

9 out of 10 apples. Proving that it doesn’t have to be fancy to be good.

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2 thoughts on “Eat Here! Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

  1. Stephanie says:

    Sold!

  2. Hunter says:

    It is the way chicken is supposed to be!!

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