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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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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with great service. I had the catfish with smoked sausage. Was really amazing. All food was fresh and prepared perfect. Be stopping back by on my way back thru. Peanut Brittle by cashier is pretty awesome.

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

Hi Matt Y- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind feedback! Our staff works really hard to make sure that our product is excellent and that our guests' expectations can be exceeded. We are definitely happy that you tried out our catfish and smoked sausage, as both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Impulse stop on a road trip for a late lunch (2 pm). Next time it will be a planned destination. BBQ pulled pork and smoked chicken both excellent. Hand-made onion rings are PERFECTION. Casual atmosphere. Attentive, friendly staff. Great sweet tea. Generous portions. Cheaper than the chain places - appetizer, two dinners ( two sides and texas toast), teas, and... More 

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

Hi Karen- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! Our staff tries their hardest to deliver a product and an experience that exceeds our guests expectations, and we are happy to hear that everything was great for you. Our specialty sides such as the onion rings... More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

While traveling via I-40 in route to Memphis the Carlisle, AR exit was perfect timing for lunch! Somewhat apprehensive to visit simply based on highway signage we pulled into a full parking lot, always a good sign. We were greeted upon entering front door and were invited to sit where we wanted and upon choosing a table the waitress was... More 

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

Hi Gary C- Thank you so 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, and we are really happy that you enjoyed the barbecue and the fried pies- The coconut pie is actually my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Traveling through Arkansas and stopped in. Fast friendly service. Onion rings and fried pies are the bomb! Stopping in on our way back out!

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

Hi Dortha W- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in! Our onion rings are hand-battered and homemade- it is one of our house specialties! We really hope to see you... 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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