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Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South

3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
+1 828-676-3222
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (32 reviews)
“wings” (17 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I live close to Rocky's Chicken Shack. I LOVE the chicken and waffles. And, everyone in our house has to have the macaroni! More than the food, the staff is awesome. I have planned several special lunches/parties here, and the staff always...More

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! The best chicken spot I. Western N.C.. I go here alert 2 to 3 times a month look forward to every time I go.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 12 December 2017

My wife and I met our daughter and her boyfriend for an evening birthday celebration meal. We went on a Sunday evening, and didn't have to wait more than a couple of minutes to order. The restaurant is nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Our food...More

Thank the_tool_man
Reviewed 12 December 2017

After driving past numerous times on our travels between our airport hotel and Biltmore, our curiosity about the name took over and, after reading numerous positive review on TripAdvisor, decided to have dinner at Rocky's. Glad we did. Wife and I each had the chicken...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stopped by Rockys on the way home from an appointment in Asheville - what a great find! We really enjoyed the chicken - the hot is really hot so be warned. Sides were delicious and I had a fun basil bourbon cocktail that hit...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

At first I was a little skeptical, we showed up and had to stand outside the door because there were so many people in line to order. I got the chicken pot pie and it was AMAZING. The chicken was SO tender and I would...More

Thank Teala H
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Outstanding Chicken,..we tried several dishes,..all the food was perfect. The heat scale is a little above average. So if you like hot order medium. Just go down one level from usuall. The sweet potato casserole, and corn puddin are excellent as well as the mac...More

Thank tyedyered
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for the sweet review and kind recommendation! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent location to stop for lunch. The parking is ample, the outdoor and indoor seating inviting, service is quite friendly as is the atmosphere of the restaurant. The chicken is moist and tender with a very good crust. The spices are true to the name...More

Thank Curtis W
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for coming in. We hope you'll come in again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

I had been craving fried chicken and we had our pups with us so Rocky's seemed like the perfect spot. They had a very nice covered patio with a water bowl for the pups. I ordered the plain chicken with mac-n-cheese and mashed potatoes. My...More

Thank Taprocker
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We do love pups and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a great choice if you love fried or grilled chicken. If you don't like chicken, you might want to find another restaurant. The chicken tenders were large and perfectly cooked. The sides were good and generously sized and the homemade ranch was...More

Thank Mari Anne G
Lynne C, Manager at Rockys Hot Chicken Shack- South, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. It's true, that we are mostly a chicken shack, but we do have vegetarian options if someone in the group isn't a fan of chicken. Thank you for writing about us!

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17 March 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Property representative |
While we are not a "Certified Gluten Free" restaurant, there are a number of menu options that have gluten-free ingredients. All of our fried chicken is breaded, except for our wings, although they do share oil with breaded... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 14
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3749 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-3172
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-676-3222
  • E-mail
At Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, we pay homage to "Tennessee style" hot chicken and southern soul food. We prepare our unique fried chicken to order and it all starts as "Plain". From there we can add the spice from mild to XX hot (lots of folk just love it without any spice).
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