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Nick's Nest

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1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
+1 413-532-5229
11:00 - 21:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to stop and eat at Nicks Nest as I often did 50 years ago! It is wonderful. The best fries hands down anywhere. The hotdog is steamed, the bun is fresh!! The staff is great. They have ice cream now and a walk-up window outside although we are inside. It's a small place and they have limited seating but... More 

Thank 4thevacation
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Love going for the hotdogs. Best in the area. Fast, great food at cheap prices. Always busy but worth the small wait. They are always happy to serve you and make you feel good just being there.

Thank Marlene C
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool place. Like stepping back in time. Great hot dogs! Baked beans were a little off... not as flavorful as I had expected. Otherwise, a place to experience!

Thank Todd Z
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here the other day after sons hockey practice. Grabbed a couple dogs and fries. They came out quick and tasted good. Friendly staff

Thank BrimfieldMASS
Tolland, Connecticut
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great hot dogs. They are expensive but amazing. Stick with the basics. They have expanded the menu outside the 100 year old menu. Hot dogs, pop corn, frappes, and beans are the way to go. I like the chili and cheese on the dog, but if you are a purist stick with the basics. They have a 2 dog and... More 

Thank fuerdog
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you haven't had a hot dog from Nick's Nest you haven't had the best hot dog in the area. The place is small, but spotless. The atmosphere is fun. They have awesome hot dogs and the home made baked beans are also awesome. The waitstaff is very friendly. Then you have to end your meal with their creamy soft... More 

Thank Tuscana25
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard how great the hot dogs were but not for me. Thought the buns were soggy, the beans bland and no flavor in the sauerkraut. It has history Ok but have had much better hot dogs elsewhere. Also counter help not friendly or understanding to someone new. We did not know how to order properly and she made... More 

Thank 1DKS
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

For something as simple as a hotdog, Nick' Nest know how to make the simple into memorable. Their beans are good, but a tad on the salty side. It's a fantastic, small, comfortable place to eat and chit chat, and then be in your way.

Thank Dawn L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having grown up with Nick's Nest spent many nights sitting on those uncomfortable stools till closing but loved every minute of it during the late 50's early 60's a pure early diner living in England miss it very much but visit every time I get home

Thank jileo146
Bury St Edmunds
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Best little hot dog place around. Love that they make their chili cheese dog with cheese sauce. Also, had a soft serve ice cream on the way out, free sprinkles and the "baby" size was a very generous portion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: +1 413-532-5229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?