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Nick's Nest

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1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
+1 413-532-5229
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here the other day after sons hockey practice. Grabbed a couple dogs and fries. They came out quick and tasted good. Friendly staff

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Thank BrimfieldMASS
Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great hot dogs. They are expensive but amazing. Stick with the basics. They have expanded the menu outside the 100 year old menu. Hot dogs, pop corn, frappes, and beans are the way to go. I like the chili and cheese on the dog, but if you are a purist stick with the basics. They have a 2 dog and... More 

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Thank fuerdog
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you haven't had a hot dog from Nick's Nest you haven't had the best hot dog in the area. The place is small, but spotless. The atmosphere is fun. They have awesome hot dogs and the home made baked beans are also awesome. The waitstaff is very friendly. Then you have to end your meal with their creamy soft... More 

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Thank Tuscana25
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard how great the hot dogs were but not for me. Thought the buns were soggy, the beans bland and no flavor in the sauerkraut. It has history Ok but have had much better hot dogs elsewhere. Also counter help not friendly or understanding to someone new. We did not know how to order properly and she made... More 

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Thank 1DKS
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For something as simple as a hotdog, Nick' Nest know how to make the simple into memorable. Their beans are good, but a tad on the salty side. It's a fantastic, small, comfortable place to eat and chit chat, and then be in your way.

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Thank Dawn L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having grown up with Nick's Nest spent many nights sitting on those uncomfortable stools till closing but loved every minute of it during the late 50's early 60's a pure early diner living in England miss it very much but visit every time I get home

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Thank jileo146
Bury St Edmunds
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Best little hot dog place around. Love that they make their chili cheese dog with cheese sauce. Also, had a soft serve ice cream on the way out, free sprinkles and the "baby" size was a very generous portion.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nick's Nest has been a Holyoke institution for generations. There's a picture on the "restaurant's" cork board of a group of guys, myself included, that dates back to 1948 or so. It used to be owned by a Greek family, but don't know the present owners. Ironically, while I love the place and the history, unlike most, I'm not crazy... More 

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Thank sseansully
South Hadley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Been going to Nick's Nest since I was a kid now I bring my kids. Stopped there the other day with my two daughters and had one of the best lunches ever. Their hot dogs are still great!

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Thank Lori J
Hartford, Connecticut
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nicks has a simple formula that's been working for generations. They make hotdogs. Good hotdogs. And beans. I think they have chips and cole slaw. But most people go because they have great dogs and beans. Simple and to the point. Not much seating but how long does it take to eat a hot dog? Seriously. Go and enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: +1 413-532-5229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?