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Spice Things Up With Nashville Hot Chicken in Las Vegas

Chicken heats up at these 11 restaurants in Las Vegas

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
| Alan Weiner

If fried chicken lore is to be believed, Nashville hot chicken was created by a woman scorned. Sometime in the 1930s, there was a handsome man named Thornton Prince III living in Nashville. To put it in polite terms, Thornton was...active...on the dating scene — so active in fact that one of his girlfriends decided to seek revenge on his two-timing ways by cooking him some fried chicken with a little too much of a kick to it. The plan backfired; Thornton loved the chicken. And thus, Nashville hot chicken was born.

How it became such a popular menu item in Las Vegas is probably a less scandalous story, but finding it doesn’t involve any wooing and betraying. All it takes is a trip to one of these restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Flippin' Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer

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505 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 776-7991
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This Downtown restaurant, which has gone from a no-frills counter service spot to a sit-down Honky Tonk-inspired venue, is known for burgers, chicken, and custard. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich here is made with cage-free, hormone-free crispy chicken doused in hot sauce and perched on a bed of lettuce and pickles inside a bun.

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The Nashville hot chicken at Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer
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2. SkinnyFats

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2010 Festival Plaza Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 979-9797
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With a mission to please both health-conscious diners and those who prefer to indulge, SkinnyFats is home to six Las Vegas locations including one in Downtown Summerlin and one just moments from the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich (called the Blaze of Thunder) here includes an oversized piece of fried chicken on a brioche bun topped with pickles and slaw.

3. The Hot Clucker

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7365 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 888-1001
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A few miles west of the Strip on Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Way, The Hot Clucker serves Nashville hot chicken with customizable spice levels ranging from no-spice to hot. Diners can order sliders or tenders on white sandwich bread and choose from sides such as mac and cheese and coleslaw.

The Nashville hot chicken tenders sandwich served on white bread at newly opened restaurant, The Hot Clucker.
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4. Black Tap

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000
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Black Tap’s Nashville hot chicken sandwich is a nod to both the spicy chicken trend and the rise of plant-based menu options in Las Vegas. Located at the Venetian, Black Tap serves a vegan Nashville hot chicken sandwich that’s made with a breaded portobello mushroom and loaded with hot sauce, pickles, and slaw on a plant-based potato roll.

5. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd #107
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 297-6541
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It’s all about elevated Southern food at Yardbird, so naturally Nashville hot chicken makes the menu. For a tasty lunch at the Venetian, diners can order this very spicy dish that gets its kick from Carolina reaper rub. Spicy slaw on top amps up the heat on this sandwich even further.

Nashville hot chicken sandwich at Yardbird
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
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6. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Level 2, The Boulevard Tower
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
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In Tennessee, Hattie B’s is synonymous with Nashville hot chicken. Now that there’s a Hattie B’s Hot Chicken at Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan, that’s true in Las Vegas too. The straightforward menu offers crispy hot chicken on a plate or on a bun along with sides such as creamy coleslaw, crinkle cut fries, and pimento mac and cheese.

7. Big Chicken

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4480 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 675-3333
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This chicken-centric restaurant from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal serves a plethora of sandwiches, including the Uncle Jerome, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich with lettuce, pickles, and mayo on a brioche bun. Diners can pair it with sides such as Cheez-It crusted mac and cheese or sweet potato waffle fries.

Nashville hot chicken sandwich on a wooden table
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8. Vagabond

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3850 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 597-7777
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This sports bar at Excalibur offers a casual space for catching the game on TV, playing foosball in an adjoining lounge, and enjoying frozen drinks and Nashville hot chicken sandwiches topped with dill pickles and coleslaw. Also on the menu are wings, hot dogs, and salads.

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9. Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits

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6587 S Las Vegas Blvd # 196
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 983-2900
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Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits at Town Square offers a Nashville hot chicken sandwich made with grilled or crispy chicken, Vermont cheddar cheese, and bacon on a brioche bun. Diners can select a Southern-inspired side including options such as lavender sweet potatoes with pecans, black-eyed peas, dirty rice, and dill honey butter corn.

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10. Slater's 50/50

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467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 766-5050
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Slater’s 50/50 may stake its reputation on bacon, burgers, and beer, but the restaurant also offers two different ways to enjoy Nashville hot chicken. The menu includes hand-breaded Nashville hot chicken wings and a Nashville hot chicken sandwich topped with ranch, jalapeno slaw, and a fried jalapeno.

Nashville hot chicken sandwich on a plate with french fries
Slater’s 50/50
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11. Belly Bombz Korean Inspired Chicken

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467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd Ste 125
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 487-6143
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Nashville hot chicken appears in several forms at this Korean-influenced chicken restaurant in Silverado Ranch. Diners can order it as a sandwich or as wings and tenders.

1. Flippin' Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer

505 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hand holding Nashville hot chicken sandwich
The Nashville hot chicken at Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer
Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer/Facebook

This Downtown restaurant, which has gone from a no-frills counter service spot to a sit-down Honky Tonk-inspired venue, is known for burgers, chicken, and custard. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich here is made with cage-free, hormone-free crispy chicken doused in hot sauce and perched on a bed of lettuce and pickles inside a bun.

505 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2. SkinnyFats

2010 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

With a mission to please both health-conscious diners and those who prefer to indulge, SkinnyFats is home to six Las Vegas locations including one in Downtown Summerlin and one just moments from the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich (called the Blaze of Thunder) here includes an oversized piece of fried chicken on a brioche bun topped with pickles and slaw.

2010 Festival Plaza Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135

3. The Hot Clucker

7365 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
The Nashville hot chicken tenders sandwich served on white bread at newly opened restaurant, The Hot Clucker.
The Hot Clucker
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A few miles west of the Strip on Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Way, The Hot Clucker serves Nashville hot chicken with customizable spice levels ranging from no-spice to hot. Diners can order sliders or tenders on white sandwich bread and choose from sides such as mac and cheese and coleslaw.

7365 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

4. Black Tap

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Black Tap’s Nashville hot chicken sandwich is a nod to both the spicy chicken trend and the rise of plant-based menu options in Las Vegas. Located at the Venetian, Black Tap serves a vegan Nashville hot chicken sandwich that’s made with a breaded portobello mushroom and loaded with hot sauce, pickles, and slaw on a plant-based potato roll.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd #107, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Nashville hot chicken sandwich at Yardbird
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
Yaardibrd [Official Site]

It’s all about elevated Southern food at Yardbird, so naturally Nashville hot chicken makes the menu. For a tasty lunch at the Venetian, diners can order this very spicy dish that gets its kick from Carolina reaper rub. Spicy slaw on top amps up the heat on this sandwich even further.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd #107
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Level 2, The Boulevard Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109

In Tennessee, Hattie B’s is synonymous with Nashville hot chicken. Now that there’s a Hattie B’s Hot Chicken at Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan, that’s true in Las Vegas too. The straightforward menu offers crispy hot chicken on a plate or on a bun along with sides such as creamy coleslaw, crinkle cut fries, and pimento mac and cheese.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Level 2, The Boulevard Tower
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Big Chicken

4480 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Nashville hot chicken sandwich on a wooden table
Big Chicken
Big Chicken/Facebook

This chicken-centric restaurant from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal serves a plethora of sandwiches, including the Uncle Jerome, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich with lettuce, pickles, and mayo on a brioche bun. Diners can pair it with sides such as Cheez-It crusted mac and cheese or sweet potato waffle fries.

4480 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169

8. Vagabond

3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Beer surrounding a chicken sandwich
Vagabond
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

This sports bar at Excalibur offers a casual space for catching the game on TV, playing foosball in an adjoining lounge, and enjoying frozen drinks and Nashville hot chicken sandwiches topped with dill pickles and coleslaw. Also on the menu are wings, hot dogs, and salads.

3850 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits

6587 S Las Vegas Blvd # 196, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Chicken sandwich and side on a plate with other plates of food in the background
Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits
Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits/Facebook

Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits at Town Square offers a Nashville hot chicken sandwich made with grilled or crispy chicken, Vermont cheddar cheese, and bacon on a brioche bun. Diners can select a Southern-inspired side including options such as lavender sweet potatoes with pecans, black-eyed peas, dirty rice, and dill honey butter corn.

6587 S Las Vegas Blvd # 196
Las Vegas, NV 89119

10. Slater's 50/50

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100, Las Vegas, NV 89183
Nashville hot chicken sandwich on a plate with french fries
Slater’s 50/50
Slater’s 50/50/Facebook

Slater’s 50/50 may stake its reputation on bacon, burgers, and beer, but the restaurant also offers two different ways to enjoy Nashville hot chicken. The menu includes hand-breaded Nashville hot chicken wings and a Nashville hot chicken sandwich topped with ranch, jalapeno slaw, and a fried jalapeno.

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89183

11. Belly Bombz Korean Inspired Chicken

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd Ste 125, Las Vegas, NV 89183

Nashville hot chicken appears in several forms at this Korean-influenced chicken restaurant in Silverado Ranch. Diners can order it as a sandwich or as wings and tenders.

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd Ste 125
Las Vegas, NV 89183

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