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Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish

Hillsboro Acres, Tennessee

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22 December 2019

1.  Food - Hot Mess is absolutely fantastic sandwich. I'm even someone who traditionally wants extra mayo on a sandwich but it simply isn't needed as the flavor that comes from this thing exactly as it's intended is something I don't mess with.  Fries, Mac and greens are all great...  Best fried Oreos ever had2.  Service has always been friendly but line never seems to move as fast you feel it should..  Also with food being so good you have to expect crowd but seating can get tricky especially if people sit and chat after their done..3.  Drinks - only comment here is they need to get bigger cups for a place that clearly serves spicy/saltier foods...  Cup that comes even with a soft drink is easily equivalent of a "small" and I definitely get up 2 more times mid-meal which again isn't fun especially if is crowded...All that said - I still don't hesitate to put their food at the top of the hot chic food chain. More...

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15 December 2019

Excellent food. Enough said

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6 December 2019

Great food and excellent service

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6 December 2019

Stopped in here when I stayed in Franklin. Awesome little spot with a chill atmosphere and awesome hot chicken. The music playlist was great as well! Be sure to get Shake’s Beans as a side. More...

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13 November 2019

Delicious, delectable, de-lovely! Angel, thank you for your kind service today. You  and the entire team today want above and beyond. Great service !!The catfish is buttery, seasoned to perfection and tasted fresh. The Mac N Cheese was cheesy with the perfect amount of crusty edges. Fried Oreo wowie kazowie!! Yum! More...

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7 November 2019

First time to eat here. Great food, great service and great vibe! Angel, who was behind the register, was so nice. In an area where good customer service is non-existent, it was refreshing to have someone smile when you walk up.

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6 November 2019

I ordered the world famous shrimp burger! It did not disappoint!!!  It was spicy but not over the top! I highly recommend it and the Mac n cheese!

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2 November 2019

My first. You always remember your first! By far some of the best Nashville hot chicken in the area. I highly recommend the Rambo if you are looking for a balance of flavor and heat. If you are lucky to go during some of the lunch hours with live music, sit back and enjoy! More...

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1 November 2019

I ordered through DoorDash, so I can't speak to the atmosphere and customer service of this establishment, but the food was truly delicious. I try to stick to being conservative when I'm at a restaurant food the first time, so I ordered the original whiting sandwich with fries. I loved the size of the pieces of fish that you receive! The fries were well seasoned also. The place is reasonable while seating competitive to other hot chicken & fish places. More...

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1 November 2019

We had 7 people order from here today and nothing was missing and the food was the best ever. Seasoned to perfection and cooked just right. The beans are the bomb!! I highly recommend Everyone eat here. Cry baby was the Perfect heat. Everyone was very pleased. Thank you. More...

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18 October 2019

Bad: They were busy and could not handle the rush. Stated 25 minutes and probably took an hour. We were short food items and sauces. No drink carriers. Orders were being finished and sat on counter but no names were being called. Frustrating!Good: The Food! Chicken was great with good heat. Catfish was also good. Mac and cheese was okay. Fried Oreos were a hit. Boys loved their chicken strips and fries. I can confirm the fries were good. Chocolate shake hit the spot too.Note: drinks only come in one size More...

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17 October 2019

Food and service was excellent! Even though they were short handed today Anesha made everything wonderful!

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10 October 2019

Delicious!!  Best hot chicken I had in Nashville. Usually pretty crowded at any time. Tacos and salad were amazing. Save the tacos for the next day and eat them cold.

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10 October 2019

Fish was great chicken was wonderful the Shrimp burger is wonderful. Service was great thanks Anesha ya got a wonderful crew here

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8 October 2019

Came here during a business trip but couldn't make it to Nashville for some of the other spots I've heard about that are iconic to Nashville.  However, don't pass this place up.  They're making a good name for themselves and their chicken comes out fresh, hot, and juicy.  They have other locations as well! More...

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5 October 2019

My first time ever having hot chicken, and it was DELICIOUS! I wish I would have gone up in heat though, not as spicy as I was expecting. I played it on the safe side BUT still so good. Chicken was perfectly cooked, not too much breading. Cole slaw wasn't good, should have gotten fries. The employees were SO incredibly nice! More...

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4 October 2019

Love this hot chicken shack! Tender Juicy spicy!!! Sometime the food wait is long - so try to go off peak.

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4 October 2019

Great food! Shawn and the team do a great job and it’s some of the best hot chicken I’ve ever eaten!

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1 October 2019

Yum!! I'm a Nashville native and this is one of my favorite hot chicken spots! Their hot chicken is HOT I can't go past their Stop Drop & Roll level. Awesome service and delicious food! This a a frequent to-go option for me, we are never disappointed when I bring home Big Shakes for dinner! More...

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27 September 2019

Big Shake's is the best hot chicken in Tennessee. I have tried many of the menu items, but I usually get the chicken and waffles. It is perfect for getting some substance in the stomach before a night of drinking, or even as a great way to knock out the shakes on the day after. Believe it or not, this food is great even if you haven't been drinking aggressively. I have gone to Big Shake's many times and will continue to do so. The prices are reasonable and the food is excellent. You can catch a football game on the TV or sometimes live music. It is a great place! More...

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23 September 2019

I never thought anything would compare to Prince's. This place is a tie in my books, now I will have two top chicken spots in Nashville!

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21 September 2019

Great food, excellent service. Love the chicken and the catfish. Great place to eat

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20 September 2019

AMAZING hot chicken. My husband and I love picking up food from here on the weekends. They live up to the name, Nashville Hot Chicken!

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13 September 2019

Excellent. Great food and service.

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11 September 2019

Hands down some of the best Hot chicken I’ve ever had

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4 September 2019

I must say I love hot chicken and crave the burn so when I found out you have to sign a waiver to try their hottest sauce I was all aboard. I was visiting Chattanooga and drove the extra two hours to try it. Definitely the hottest chicken I've ever had. But if you can't handle their heat I tried their Rambo sauce in a sandwich and it was quite delicious. I can't wait to visit Nashville again so I can eat here! More...

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16 August 2019

Excellent !   Catfish was incredible and the hot chicken was out of this world.  Very friendly staff.  Clean restaurant.   Corn bread was sweet and delicious! More...

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10 August 2019

Everything is good not bad for a Friday night pick up dinner

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5 August 2019

I'm a newbie to the hot chicken world: this was my first genuine experience... and it was amazing. I'm a fan. The perfectly crispy fried chicken that's juicy and bursting with spicy flavor, it was like a whole new world opened to me. I didn't know it could get better than normal fried chicken, but it can! Usually I put hot sauce on my normal chicken, but that's a joke compared to this. And their fries: yum! I loved the seasoning. If only I lived closer to this establishment!! The staff were so pleasant, the place was fun and lively and homey, and the food was, again, delicious. I so recommend! More...

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3 August 2019

Wish your service was as good as your food (rivergate) at least I can get chicken with friendliness and an nice attitude behind at CFL AT THESE PRICES GET A FRIENDLIER STAFF!

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2 August 2019

I went to the Huntsville location in April...good food, good setting, good service!!!!

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20 July 2019

The food at Big Shakes is Delicious! The added touch of live music, Richard Jordan, made the experience extra special! I will definitely be back!

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20 July 2019

The fried catfish is phenomenal!!! The chicken ok.

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13 July 2019

THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND I WOULD COME BACK AGAIN

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11 July 2019

First time trying it but it was absolutely amazing. My entire party enjoyed their meals. We will return

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7 July 2019

Absolute knockout. I will visit this place every time I'm in Nashville. I seriously cannot wait to go back. We did wait about 15 minutes for our food but who cares when it tasted so good.

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6 July 2019

Great flavor, and moist chicken. Chocken and waffles were great, Rambo was just enough kick. Saw a kid in the bathroom washing his lips off, because "executioner" was too hot for him. Service was everything you'd expect from southern hospitality. Turnip greens were good, but aweful small helping size. More...

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2 July 2019

wonderful service, the food was great. we had the fish and chicken. the sides so good red beans & rice with smoke Turkey sausage, mac cheese.. I highly recommend it....

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1 July 2019

Omg the food was sooooooo good!!! The service was awesome! The music was on point!! Hell yeah I’m going back!!! My sister wanted tacos sooooo bad so we had to make the trip! Rivergate is way closer but they don’t sell the tacos!! Lol I most definitely would recommend this place to anyone!! We had tenders, wings and a waffle, whiting, catfish, tacos, Mac n cheese, fries, and greens!! Even the sweet tea was bomb af!! More...

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27 June 2019

Love Big Shakes! There's something really special about this place that's hard to quantify... but their slogan is pretty right on: good food + good music = good times! That has definitely been my experience. I love the chicken and waffles but their season fries are also top notch. More...

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19 June 2019

One of the best hot chickens in Nashville! They definitely know what they are doing and it shows. I always order the mild "cry baby" because I'm a wimp but my husband and dad have tried the "stop drop and roll" spice level and the "rambo" spice level and loved them both. I always get chicken and waffles - the waffle is fresh and amazing with the syrup and the chicken. The others got the regular hot chicken with mac and cheese and cole slaw. Everyone seemed to like the sides that they got and the chicken was consistently great. We will be back! More...

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14 June 2019

The secret spot for hot chicken where you don't have to wait for an hour to order. Always enjoy it. The hottest ones get.. ..pretty dang hot but the chicken is tender and spices and rub is on point. More...

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14 June 2019

First time going here and it was amazing!! Food was hot and fresh and seasoning was perfect! I tried the catfish and tenders and was quite impressed with the flaky and flavorful catfish. You definitely have a repeat customer with me!! More...

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14 June 2019

We got the Rambo seasoned hot chicken and catfish combo with seasoned fries and coleslaw. It was delicious! Spice is perfect! Chicken is crispy and juicy. The music is a wonderful addition. We're glad we made Big Shake's Hot Chicken our first stop in Tennessee. Go ahead and indulge...it's worth it! More...

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14 June 2019

Big Shakes - named for after it's owner, and packed with flavor and juicy goodness. The hot chicken here is the best I've had in Nashville - it will always be my go-to place. It is a no frills, locally owned establishment with 5 different heat levels. My go to order is 3 jumbo chicken tenders with extra pickles and ranch dressing. If you are feeling like you wanna show yourself some extra love, they have deep fried Oreos for dessert. Yeah. I said that. Have I convinced you yet? More...

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8 June 2019

Each day/night my wife and I have explored one restaurant around us that’s a local experience. Tonight was this Big Shake’s Hot Chicken and boy, am I glad we did. I went 20 min to close and all our food was made to order and they happily served us. The chicken was by far some of the best chicken I have ever tasted and their jalapeño cornbread was superb. TENN OUTTA TENN would recommend returning. If you like having extremely delayed hot sauce burning your mouth this is the place to be. More...

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