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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Karen W
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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd or 4th time we've come to Nicks when traveling. The catfish and onion rings are perfection! Wonderful fried pies and every side we've had are good!

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

Hi Kathy H- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words! We really appreciate the feedback, and our staff reviews it regularly. We always want to exceed your expectations every time you stop in! We hope to see you in again soon! Have safe travels and a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food exceptional service. Can't go wrong. Had the catfish dinner, coleslaw and baked beans, everything was great and I have never had better service.

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

Hi Mitch I- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind feedback you left us! Our staff always tries very hard to deliver a great product and guest experience, and we are happy that you enjoyed everything. It means a lot when people stop in and give us... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving through Arkansas, my wife and I stopped for gas and decided to grab a bite. We found some good reviews on Tripadvisor for Nick's and gave it a shot. We're glad we did. Both the BBQ and Catfish were excellent and the Onion rings were also good. Everything appears to be homemade. Great service and price. If your into... More 

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

Hi Rick T- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the business and for you taking a chance on us! Your kind feedback is greatly appreciated, and I will make sure that my wonderful staff sees this. We ALWAYS want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in!... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We are so lucky to live only 15 miles away. But it is so good I always eat too much. Servers are so friendly and courteous.

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

Hi John K- Thank you so much for stopping in so regularly and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we want to always do our best to take care of our local guests! We are thankful to have such a great group of regular guests! We always want to exceed your expectations every time you stop in!... More 

Woodland Park, Colorado
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Best catfish I have had in years. Really hot! If you look at my pictures you will see a parking lot full of truckers which tells you in it's self this place has good food. Many locals were here also. Staff was very friendly & hustled the food. Sydneywas very helpful in my selection & keeping my sweet tea a... More 

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

Hi CavemanHHH- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words! It means a lot to us when our guests are very satisfied and they publish nice things about our staff. Sydney is a sweetheart, and she was very happy to read this! We ALWAYS want to do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?