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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (46 reviews)
“catfish” (154 reviews)
“ribs” (88 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well they have moved into their new bldg next door and it’s fabulous!! So we parked our big truck at the old place. Inside it quite nice! New is always nice. I have lots of pix posted too. It was 4:30 and still pretty empty....More

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

Hi Rene D- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! Maria was elated to see this, and she knew who it was instantly! We always want to do our best to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped looking for a good meal and weren’t disappointed. The chopped brisket and sausage were a great choice for our 2 meat plate. The broccoli we added as a side wasn’t as hot as we would have liked. That minor disappointment didn’t detract from...More

Thank Judy R
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Judy R- 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 that our first time guests have a great experience! We certainly apologize regarding the broccoli - It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start. Everything was all we'd hoped for when my wife and I pulled off I-40 in Carlisle and visited Nick's. We shared a beef brisket plate with two sides (no split-plate charge) and everything was perfect. Garden salad fresh and including nice...More

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

Hi calmtnman- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! This is what we strive for with every guest who stops in and dines with us! We always want to do our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not "fast food" but good food. It is a new building with a homey atmosphere. Menu has a lot to offer. Had the catfish which was very good. They offer several size options. Reasonable prices and good service. Easy to get on and off the...More

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

M F- 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 or best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! We're glad that you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way home from Little Rock. New building is so nice!!! Food is great!!!! Stop in if you are passing through!!!More

Thank smoore36
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi smoore36- 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 deliver a great experience for our guests- whether you are local or passing through...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shouldve stopped years ago. New building is great. Had bbq and catfish, plates were more than enough. Service was the best. Didnt waste my time or hers. I really shouldve stopped as an otr driver!More

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

Hi Scott M - 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 deliver a great experience for our guests- whether you are local or...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Yum! We stopped on a trip! Never been here before. Loved the food. Great service. Friendly people and fun oldies playing.More

Thank Melanie R
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Melanie R- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so often! 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 by! We hope that...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Talk about a treat. We just love being able to stop in and enjoy the delicious food here. One of us has catfish. The other bbq ribs. Neither of us is ever disappointed. And REAL fries! Yum!More

Thank joyhope
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi joyhope- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so often! 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 by! We hope that you'll...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

As we're traveling down I40, we saw the billboards for this restaurants. We decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Our server, Shannon, was excellent and friendly. We had the ribs and the beef brisket. Both were delicious. The meat was so...More

Thank QSKSHEN
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi QSKSHEN- 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 in! We hope that you like the...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Quite a wonderful surprise for some of very best foods around! Outstanding Barbeque Beef brisket sandwich and farm raised catfish raised in corn pellets! Fried okra , fried green tomatoes, tater babies, too! Dessert for lunch here included the freshly Made fried pies! The apricot...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi legacyendeavors - 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 by! We can't wait to serve...More

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Mary B
26 January 2018|
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Response from Clay W | Property representative |
Hi Mary B- Yes we do ship sauce. It would be best to contact us at (870) 552-7845 and ask for me or leave me your number if I'm away from the phone. We do offer it on our website, however, we are changing our page up soon... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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