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HOT STUFF! Check Out Our Guide to Some of ATL’s Best Hot Chicken Dishes

Prepare your taste buds and get your glasses of milk ready – it’s National Hot Chicken Day this week. The Nashville import has been taking the country by storm, so we identified 5 Atlanta restaurants with great Hot Chicken options to satisfy your cravings this hot holiday.
the hot chicken at hattie b's
Hattie B’s
Atlanta is the only place outside of Tennessee you can get the famous Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. The restaurant, named after three women in the Bishop family with the name Hattie, originally opened in 2012. Hot Chicken gets its origins in Nashville and Hattie B’s has been representing the city proudly since it’s opening. Heat levels range from Southern and Mild to Damn Hot!! And Shut the Cluck Up!!!
The Hot Chicken at Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Since 2014, Shake Shack has been serving up delicious griddle style burgers, crinkle cut fries and crave worthy shakes in The Shops of Buckhead. But did you know they recently came out with a Nashville style hot chicken sandwich? Their Hot Chick’n is dusted with a guajillo and cayenne pepper blend – all topped with slaw and pickles.
Bluetop's Hot chicken sandwich
Bluetop
With summer vibes radiating throughout Bluetop’s indoor/outdoor space, there’s no better place to have a HOT chicken. Their Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken is perfectly fried, juicy and served on open faced Texas Toast – perfect to soak up the spices. Order up a Cheerwine with it to make the meal perfectly Southern.
The Hot Chicken at Southbound
Southbound
At Chamblee’s Southbound, they put their own spin on the Hot Chicken with their Chamblee Hot Chicken. Fried to a crunch and juicy on the inside, they use Szechuan spices for their hot chicken and serve it on Texas toast with mayo, pickles and cilantro.
The sign at Richard's Southern Fried in Krog Street Market
Richard’s Southern Fried
You’ve seen the lines at the Krog Street Market stall and they are long for a reason – Atlantans love Richard’s Southern Fried hot chicken. They’re available in three heat levels – Classic, Spicy and Richards’ Hot. Richards’ Hot is described as “an experience that everyone should try – at least once – thanks to the masterful balance of heat and flavor, with neither dominating the other.” Experience it for yourself today!

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