While driving around West Asheville, my husband and I came across this restaurant called Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack. The sign had a retro look and an image of (what looks like) a rooster. The sign looked fun, and since we William loves fried chicken (and I love food) we decided to pull into the parking lot and give this place a try!
Restaurant: Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, West Asheville
Location: 1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Price Range: $$ ($11 – $30)
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All I can say is “wow!” This place was amazing in so many different ways. The decor was very inviting and reminded me of an old school biker joint. Their main items are chicken of course, but there are non chicken and vegetarian options as well.
We ordered our food and sat outside on the semi-covered patio! William ordered the Chicken Thigh Plate with corn pudding and fried okra and added an additional waffle as a side. He ordered his chicken tossed in a mild sauce. I ordered the Chicken Tenders Plate with onion rings and macaroni and cheese. I had my chicken tossed in their honey mustard sauce (I think it was honey mustard)!
Of course the chicken was the highlight of both of our meals, but I will say the sides were great as well. The chicken pieces are HUGE, and incredibly juicy. William’s mild sauce was plenty spicy, so don’t get anything hotter than mild if you don’t plan to have your mouth set on fire. The corn pudding and fried okra were very good. My onion rings were delicious and so was my macaroni and cheese. The Macaroni and cheese was a little TOO cheesy for me, but most people probably wouldn’t have a problem with that.
We loved the food and surprisingly, we had a lot of food that we couldn’t finish. It was filling and on our way home we had to fight the urge to stop by a second time.
If you’re in Asheville (specifically west Asheville) check out their location on Patton Avenue. It will not disappoint.
Want to try making Tennessee-style hot chicken yourself? Check out this recipe by bon appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/nashville-style-hot-chicken