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 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). 

Rocky’s has been described by local food critics as “addictive”, “mercilessly hot”, “psychedelic” and “face melting”.  Don’t let this scare you – with or without the spice, it is just damn good fried chicken.

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 daily.  Our birds are naturally raised for superior quality and flavor. 

In addition to our menu, we have specials that change daily.  Some favorites are our chicken pot pie and fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and pepper peach jelly.  We serve a selection of locally crafted beers and a variety of wines as well as our popular, freshly squeezed lemonade, southern sweet tea and house made desserts. 

We have custom party trays available for larger crowds – please give us a call to order yours.


1455 Patton Avenue
West Asheville, North Carolina
828-575-2260


3749 Sweeten Creek Rd
Arden, NC 28704
828-676-3222


Open Every Day!

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