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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” (49 reviews)
“catfish” (158 reviews)
“ribs” (92 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nick's is known for their BBQ and catfish. My family loves the onion rings as well! The new building is absolutely beautiful and roomy.

Thank Hopalynn B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on our way from Branson to Mississippi. The catfish and bbq were both DELICIOUS! Service was friendly and prices were reasonable. If you are closely definitely stop in (:

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed yesterday

I make it a point to stop here when I travel between Memphis and Little Rock. This time, however, the restaurant was in a brand new building. That makes me worry sometime. The food hasn't changed, it is still as good as before. The staff...More

Thank Johnny B
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Johnny B- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind review. We have been operating at our new location for over three months now, and things are beginning to smooth out. It is...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on way to Tennessee. We both ordered the smoked dark meat chicken dinner. $9.95. Very large thigh and drum stick. It was done, but could have been left on just a little longer to get joints to break apart easily. Were...More

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

Hi cokerlj- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your constructive review. As always, we want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! As you noted our sides are...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food in a small town quiet location. Skip the hustle and bustle of big city and relax while enjoying some amazing catfish and BBQ. Awesome food and the staff is amazing!More

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

Hi Allen B- 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! We hope that you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling on a Friday night I had a craving for a fish fry that appeals to locals, families and travelers. Nick's has been here since 1972 and just opened their third expanded building. Clay is one of the third generation owners. Service was attentive and...More

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

Hi deagautney- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! It was a real pleasure speaking with you the other night, and we are happy that everything was excellent! Everything is indeed fresh and scratch-made daily, and we always want to do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great new building, still delicious catfish! Cole slaw & veggies were also tasty. We passed on desserts but they looked great.More

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

Hi jspphoenix- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Our staff tries their best to deliver a great experience for a reasonable price, and we hope that you enjoyed everything! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In new storefront for 3.5 months. Great improvement with attractive, well-designed building. Broad menu selection. Fish, hand-cut fries, and hush puppies/onion rings were as good as any we've ever had. On the other hand, a 'Southern' restaurant should be a '10' on certain items. Fried...More

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

Hi K.R - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! Wow! What a detailed and witty review! We really do appreciate your feedback, and we aim to always improve our product. We always want to exceed your expectations every time you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually am a little concerned when the billboards for a place advertise 'truck and RV parking'. When we pulled up, we were worried that the food might be a little underwhelming, but we were super hungry. My wife ordered the small catfish plate and...More

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

Hi Kevin A- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your taking a chance and stopping. The large number of billboards are a result of our business growing to a point where we can support...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen a billboard along our route and stopped for a quick lunch. What a pleasant surprise! The catfish, hush puppies and onion rings were absolutely delicious. Great service too.More

Thank 728Janet
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 728 Janet- 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 hope that you'll make...More

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Mary B
January 26, 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
September 6, 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, Brunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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