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Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack

1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-1745
+1 828-575-2260
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hot chicken” (77 reviews)
“corn pudding” (44 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (42 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-1745
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first experience with Tennessee hot chicken. It’s juicy, hot and very delicious and it’s Rocky’s specialty. This is an old-fashioned drive-in like you find along Route 66. The food is an adventure,the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is cheery. It’s a...More

Thank Claude F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner based on a recommendation. The chicken was fabulous. Sides were great too. Full bar and outstanding staff

Thank twheave
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice on the chicken seems to change from visit-to-visit. Mac and Cheese is amazing. The collard greens were ok. Parking is a bit congested. Overall, a good experience!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the chicken. I got the heat just above the mild. Honey and spice was oh so nice. Translucent skin that was crispy. Chicken was moist and served on 2 slices of bread that I assumed was to soak up the oil. Delicious. Intriguing exterior...More

Thank RetiredandRoaming53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried Rocky's after a long day's drive on Halloween. I really enjoyed the Medium heat chicken breast, It was not dried out like some many others, but was nice and juicy. The heat was a little more than I anticipated but still hit the spot....More

Thank chefvogts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best wing places around. Now this is not a buffalo wing place. Rather they coat the wings with spices to order. My wife ordered the mild while I ordered hot. Both were very good. The hot is very hot and...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a name that says Rocky's hot chicken I was expecting an explosion of flavor. It was okay but needed some salt. I was also disappointed that the French fries were frozen fries. if you are going to talk about your food partners and sustainable...More

Thank Gina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While on a trip to Asheville, NC, we tried Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack for dinner. There were four of us - one had Mild, two had Mild Honey, and I had Medium. Now, I like hot stuff - I grow habanero chili’s in my garden....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Rocky's and LOVED IT! Had fried pickles and macaroni bites and the tenders plates. Follow that up with a seasonal sour cherry cider and youll be wanting to go there for every meal! Chicken was tender, it didnt seem over fried which is...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whim because my first choice is now out of business. And I was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious. If you like fried chicken, I recommend and if you like spicy chicken I highly recommend. Ordered the 2 thighs with corn dressing,...More

Thank Jackie C
Lynne C, Manager at Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

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3 July 2016|
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Response from ncwalkergirl | Reviewed this property |
HI. Tripadvisor asked me to answer your question so I called Rocky's West(828 575-2260 Patton Ave) and and they said Layla does catering and they do deliver through a third party - used to be Valent Gourmet name change... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-1745
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 828-575-2260
  • E-mail
Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste!
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