Dare you to try it... Dare you to stop!


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, serving up deliriously good chicken with the spice level as you like it, from plain to XX hot.

Rocky’s has been described by local food critics as “addictive”, “mercilessly hot “, “psychedelic” and “face melting”.

We take pride in being one of Asheville’s locally owned, independent restaurants. We source quality and local ingredients for the classic American recipes that we make from scratch. Our birds are naturally raised without antibiotics or other additives for superior quality and flavor.

In addition to the menu, our specials change daily. Some favorites are our house-made chicken pot pie and banana pudding. We serve a selection of locally crafted beers, and a variety of wines, as well as our popular freshly squeezed lemonade, sweet southern tea and other soft drinks.

We have custom party trays available for any occasion, please give us a call to order yours.


Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
1455 Patton Avenue
West Asheville, North Carolina


Now Open Everyday

11:00 AM to 9:00 PM — Sunday – Thursday
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM — Friday & Saturday