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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

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1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
+1 870-552-3887
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10:00 - 21:30
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Manhattan Beach, California
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197 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food served quickly. A lot of advertising along the highway made me nervous but nick's exceeded my expectations. The service was great and the the food was reasonably priced and really good. I really enjoyed the catfish. One trip advisor reviewer discussed the uniqueness of Nick's BBQ sauce. He was right; it is unique and it is also very... More 

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Thank Kenmar5
Savannah, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WOW this place was great. Just saw the bill board advertising it . They had a lot of folks there late in the afternoon decided it must be good. We were NOT disappointed. We got the Barbecue beef sandwich,onion rings,slaw and tea did not like the slaw BUT the best bbq and the onion rings were the biggest and best... More 

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Thank skyblue1953
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi skyblue1953- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we're so glad you likes our homemade hand-battered onion rings! They are one of our best-selling specialties. We hope that... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped to get gas, mentioned that I had seen a sign staying there was a Nicks BBQ Place, she gave it a big thumbs up, so we tried it. Nice look to the outside, full parking lot at 2:30pm! But we were still seated quickly. I had chopped pork sandwich with onion rings and baked beans. Older son (15)got a... More 

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Thank blessedx6
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi blessedx6 - Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! It is always a pleasure to hear when things are great and our guests are satisfied! We always want to do our best to deliver a great experience every time you stop in! We do hope... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted some good meat to munch for an on the go lunch. Stopped at Nick's and asked for a 1\2 lb of sliced beef to go. I had planned on just munching a bit and saving the rest, but before long I had eaten all the gloriously smoked BBQ....Beautiful pink smoke ring ...Melt in your mouth tender. I... More 

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Thank LynnEtte M
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi LynnEtte M - Thank you so much for stopping in and giving us a try! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words! Whether you dine in or take it with you, we want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by. Our brisket is smoked overnight and ready to serve fresh... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had BBQ ribs at Nick's. They were cooked perfectly, falling off the bone. Unfortunately, I didn't care for their BBQ sauce, had an unusual flavor to them, I couldn't quite decide what it was. I thought maybe a really healthy dose of cardamon. The decor was basic BBQ fare. The portions were generous, side dishes were coleslaw and green beans.... More 

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Thank Ruben P
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ruben P- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the barbecue, and we wished that you did prefer our sauce. It is definitely sweeter than most sauces, and not everyone prefers it- barbecue and sauces are both very subjective, and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is there another circle for me to rate Nicks higher! Oh my goodness this place is THE BEST! We stoped by on the way to Nashville and it was so good we had to stop back by on the return trip home! They have an extensive menu of BBQ and catfish along with delicious sides! The catfish is awesome and... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you co much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in - Our barbecue and catfish are both specialty items, and they should always be consistently great. There is an owner present... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The catfish is out of this world fresh! Great service! Great food! Always busy, but never have to wait for a table. Great dining experience.

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Thank Howdytoyou
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Howdytoyou - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so regularly! We really appreciate our regular guests, and we definitely are happy to receive such great feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and there is always an owner present should any concerns arise. Our... More 

Enterprise, Alabama
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292 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I had the pork and rib combo .ribs were fall off the bone tender.pork was great .they have the best bbq sauce here .coconut fried pie was amazing .scarlett was my waitress.she did a great job

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Thank Randy T
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Randy T- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind feedback! I will certainly make sure Scarlett sees this, as she is one of our most experienced servers. We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! Our sauce is... More 

New Tazewell, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A good place to go when you are traveling across I40. Great BQ and the friendliest wait staff. Real clean and easy access. Try it you will like it.

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Thank bigtrucker57
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bigtrucker57- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind feedback! Our trucker guests are very important to us, and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! We hope to see you in again soon! Have very happy and... More 

Lonoke, Arkansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We live about 20 miles away, but we've frequented this place a several times!. O love the combo ribs and catfish dinners. They give you more than enough and the food is always hot and fresh!

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Thank anurse972015
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi anurse972015- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate our local guests, and we always want everything to exceed your expectations every time you stop in! If there are ever any concerns, there is always an owner present. We hope to see you in again soon! Stay tuned for some good news coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 870-552-3887

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