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The Original Papa Nicks

15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
+1 828-689-8566
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (15 reviews)
“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have thought in the sleepy town of Mars Hill NC, that you would find such incredible authentic Italian food.We had a veggie pizza and one of the daily special,which consisted of stuffed shells with crab and shrimp.It was real crab meat and a...More

Thank opli1946
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We two couples ate an early dinner here after the theatre at Mars Hill U. across the street. Becky, waitress extraordinaire, served us delicious stuffed salmon, stuffed shells and chicken Marsala, at very reasonable prices. A very popular place, it filled up by 6:00 p.m.,...More

Thank Leejoe
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much!! Becky is our diamond!!!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A nice little family run restaurant right in a small quaint little town. Great pizza and sandwiches. Good Italian food and some of the best garlic knot rolls in western North Carolina! Very reasonably priced. Attentive wait staff. Great casual dining family place.

Thank Kats1986
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you!!!!

Reviewed 13 May 2018

We drove from Burnsville to try this place. Loved the Greek salad and our two pizzas. The crust is amazing. Garlic rolls were great. We want to come back and try the other entrees. Service was impeccable. We will return as soon as possible.

Thank 30bonnieh
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you so much, please do come back!!!

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and then ordered takeaway for the next day. We both had the chicken Parmesan and a dinner salad for the first meal. Everything thing was well prepared and very tasty. The chicken was moist and tender which is not always the case...More

Thank pennytiki
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you!!!!

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped by close to closing time one night. We were starving and had been driving all day! Our waitress was amazing. She gave us tips on salad dressings and made a suggestion on our meal. Service was fast! Food tasted amazing!

Thank Shalanej
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for the great review and hope you will visit with us again soon. We do have the best staff around, I will pass it on to her.

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Dinner was just ok. Garlic knots were good. We both left most all of our food on the plate. After hearing so many great things about this place, I was disappointed .

1  Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious! We had calzones, a sub and pizza and everything came out exactly as ordered and tasting good.

Thank Sara D
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Sara, Thank you for coming in and for the great review!!! Hope we will see you again. Deb turner

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This time we decided to eat in. Busy place, so we were happy to get one of the last tables by 5:15 on a Sat. night. Trish was our sweet waitress again. Perfect and friendly service although she was very busy. She and her Mom...More

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 12 February 2018

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a family-owned restaurant doesn't keep regular hours. Even when hours are posted on this establishment's website, you can't be 100% sure they will be open. I have even called a time or two, only to be told...More

1  Thank Honesty5258
Sean T, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

We apologize for your inconvenience , just remember we are a small family run business. Everybody here works very hard Wednesday through Sunday. We close for Monday and Tuesday, being that we are in a small town and family run , it's probably not best...More

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15 February 2018|
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Response from sherrycat | Reviewed this property |
We only dine at the Papa Nicks. The holiday hours were different and posted on the door. I would call again and mention the website. It is outdated
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Mars Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 828-689-8566
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