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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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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed the signs to Nicks. We opted for ribs, which were delicious, meaty and tender. My Dad ordered the hamburger. My husband loved his onion ring sides and we all thought the fried pies were awesome. No one opted for the catfish, but many diners nearby did. This restaurant is busy. That's always a good sign that it's a... More 

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

Hi WendyBil- Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very well-thought-out feedback. We always review our guest feedback and try our hardest to address any concerns that come up. Our staff will always try their hardest to exceed guest expectations and be friendly and efficient. This past weekend was... More 

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

Excellent stop after not having choices for miles. BBQ, sweet tea, and catfish were great. Excellent service from Shannon and nice atmosphere

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

Hi Jessica T - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the kind feedback! I will certainly let Mrs. Shannon know that you were pleased with the service! We always want to exceed our guests' expectations every time! We hope to see you in again soon. Have very happy and... More 

Zavalla, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best Bar-B-Q that I have ever eaten. We have lots of good Bar-B-Q places in Texas but this place was fantastic.

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Thank 233wandat
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 233wandat - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words. It is our job to exceed the expectations of our guests every time y'all stop in, and we are pleased that you enjoyed the barbecue! It especially makes me happy when Texans give us a favorable... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I discovered this restaurant, I was looking for a non-chain option for lunch while traveling in Arkansas. We had seen signs, so turned off to have a look. The parking lot was packed - always a good sign. There was plenty of parking space, even space for big trucks in the back. They specialize in authentic barbecued... More 

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

Hi Leoma G- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very thoughtful review! It means a lot to us when first-time guests enjoy everything, and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations EVERY time you stop in. Our staff tries their best to hustle and... More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through on vacation and had to try it. Wasn't disappointed. Food was great and service was great!!!! Really loved the smokehouse BBQ taste of the beef.

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

Hi Jessica D- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the kind feedback! Our brisket has been coming off the pit really good lately, and it should be an excellent product, especially when coupled with our sauce. We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time... More 

Arkie in the mtns.
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228 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nick's has catfish either grilled or deep fried. The deep fried is the best around. The wait staff was great, both friendly and attentive. We are glad we stopped and are looking forward to the next visit.

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

Hi Ispar- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words you left! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations EVERY time you come through. There is always an owner present should any concerns arise as well. We hope to see you in again... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Best Catfish I've ever had. Our server Stefanie was totally amazing. Keep up the great job.

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

Hi Steve C- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us regularly! We really appreciate the kind words, and I will make sure Stef sees this! She is such a great server and excellent person! We are happy that everything exceeded your expectations! We always want to do our best to make sure that everything is perfect... More 

Holbrook, NY
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After seeing the highway signs advertising Nick's we had to stop and seeing all the cars in the parking lot expected something special. I would never go back. It is sad when the best part of your lunch plate was the onion rings. We ordered the BBQ pork which was tough and dry. I would definitely not recommend it. As... More 

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

Hi artistJoan- Thank you very much for stopping in and giving us a try! We really appreciate your business. It is always unfortunate when a guest's expectations are not exceeded, and I apologize for your meal. We serve hundreds of people every day, and we always want to do the best we can to exceed everyones' expectations. We value candid... More 

Amana, Iowa
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Conveniently located, and seems to be a big draw for truckers. There were kind of busy when I stopped (at 2PM) and I had to wait to see if I should seat myself or wait to be seated. It is seat yourself, the chairs are a little worn, but everything seemed to be clean. I ordered BBQ ribs, potato salad... More 

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

Hi Booperskp- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business as well as your feedback. Though we want everything we serve to be exceptional, we are happy that your server was able to accommodate you. I do apologize if the vegetables were mushy - the consistency in the way they are prepared... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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241 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have stopped here 4-5 times passing through Arkansas. Food varies each visit. Usually good BBQ and catfish. Onion Rings are excellent! They do have home made fried pies in several varieties. Service is usually good, but can get a bit scattered during peak times.

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Thank BJL83
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi BJL83- Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we want to do our best to earn five stars. Thank you for your candid words. I, as the owner, can assure you that we work hard with our staff to preach and execute consistency in our product and your experience.... 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, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?