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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
+1 870-552-3887
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (42 reviews)
“catfish” (132 reviews)
“ribs” (79 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Busy place, parking lot full of trucks so we knew it would be good. Got seated quickly, ordered pork basket sandwiches and chicken strips. Sauce was sweet and tasty. Had potato salad which was very good but a little warmer than expected. Had baked beans...More

Thank travelin0101
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi travelin0101- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! Since we make our potato salad fresh...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great, fast service. Menu has a nice variety of items. I had the catfish with fries and a salad. Catfish has a very light coating. The meal was absolutely delicious. Very busy place, so you KNOW it must be good!More

Thank nantucket_us
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi nantucket_us- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we hope that you will...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nick's is one of those places to put on your must do list if you are traveling on I40 through Arkansas. The dry rubbed ribs are to kill for. They serve catfish and several smoked meats too. Large groups should call ahead because this place...More

Thank Benz_M_12
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Benz_M_12- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! We have people who come from all over, and it's great to see Cambodia on the list haha! We always want to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very quick, very friendly. We stopped for lunch on a looong road trip, the place was packed but we were seated and taken care of quickly. The fried catfish was great-clean, not muddy tasting at all, crispy cornmeal breading, homemade tartar sauce...More

Thank sligoskittles
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sligoskittles - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! Wow- I'm blushing reading this haha! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations and deliver a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were amazing. Tender ,meaty and that perfect Smokey taste .the bbq sauce is amazing to .real Smokey flavor .you won't find any better ribs or bbq sauce than this place. I dipped the fried okra in the bbq sauce to .amazing .scarlett was...More

Thank Randy T
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Randy T- Thank you so much for stopping in again! We really appreciate your business and your continued kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed our guests' expectations no matter what you order. We are glad that you are trying out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently good catfish and BBQ ribs. Service will be better when they move in their new facility next door.More

Thank cjhauk
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mrs. Carol Jean- Thank you for all of your business that y'all have given us through the years! As one of our best guests, we hope that you enjoy the new restaurant! It will be excellent, and Carlisle will hopefully become a barbecue and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to this BBQ joint for dinner while on a road trip and we were sure glad we did! Our waitress was the absolute perfect example of southern hospitality! I'm from the south and consider myself a sweet tea expert and I will...More

Thank Hillary S
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hillary S- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! It means a lot when our guests are happy with everything, and it's because of all of you that we will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been at Bbq joints all along this trip. This place we tried after rib crib. So. Comparison not fair as rub crib tops so far! Nick's was NOT so clean. And they have pecan our sitting out. Made with eggs. Tummy ache warning....More

Thank Susan H
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susan H- Thank you for stopping in and dining with us. We really appreciate your business and taking the time to review us. We always want to do our best to exceed our guests' expectations every time! We are disappointed that you didn't like...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way home from Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas for Father's Day lunch. Catfish, ribs, and BBQ were all delicious! Service was fast and friendly, and the owners are super nice! We will definitely be back!More

Thank Sharon V
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Sharon V- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and your very kind review! Father's Day is generally quite a madhouse due to the crowd size- we are glad that you had a wonderful experience...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

About 10 years ago we stopped at Nick's on a road trip and loved the food -- we made that same road trip again this year, and how happy I was to see we would be passing by Nick's around 2 p.m., perfect for a...More

Thank Jax H
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Jax H- Thank you so much for stopping in again and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and wow! What a kind review! We're so glad that you like our catfish! That was certainly a pleasure to read, and we always want...More

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Tamrae2
6 September 2016|
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Response from Clay W | Property representative |
Hi- We do not, unfortunately, as our local laws are antiquated. In Arkansas, we still have wet/dry counties. You can bring alcohol in from your vehicle as long as it is in a cup and not in any can/bottle. The laws will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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Description
Thank you so much for visiting our Trip Advisor page! We are a third-generation family owned and operated full-service restaurant located in Carlisle, Arkansas. We have been open since 1972, and we look forward to being open for many many more years to come! We welcome everyone in, and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations! There is always an owner present should any concerns arise, and we definitely act on any reasonable guest feedback. Stay tuned! We are moving over to a brand new building in 2018, and it will be the best barbecue experience around! Also, apologies, as the posted menu prices on here are incorrect. I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to redact the prices and the old items we no longer serve. We do promise to do our best to take care of you, so, if you're reading this, give us a try and give me a shout! Safe travels! - Clay W (Owner)
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