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Nick's Restaurant and Pub

4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
+1 828-898-9613
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (8 reviews)
“steak salad” (3 reviews)
“french dip” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I love everything I've ever had for lunch here...and their soups are to die for. Had today's special soup, which was Cabbage Sausage, and it was fantastic. Sandwiches, salads, and French fries are all great. Definitely a place to enjoy.

Thank Terrie C
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed one of their great homemade soups and an authentic Carolina hot dog. Always great food and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Billc01
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good food and friendly atmosphere. We have visited the last few years when in town, always a nice experience.

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have eaten here serveral times. Good menu, food is good and service is good. It is a little dark in the restaurant. They do have a bar and a lot of the locals come in to fringe beer and socialize. Average but consistent.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This restaurant has been here for over 20 years. We have eaten lunch and dinner here many times. Always good food, good bar area, casual atmosphere. Karaoke every Friday night. Fun place to meet friends.

1  Thank 842jewellp
Reviewed 26 October 2016

They have everything you'd expect in a sports pub. We went there mainly to watch our favorite football games as well as eat and drink. The food and atmosphere were all good, nothing exceptional. Their wings were excellent. They could have had more and bigger...More

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Two of us went for dinner Saturday night. We had the cheeseburger/fries and fish and chips. Someone took our drink order and the diet coke and ice tea arrived about 5 minutes later. Then we waited at least 10 more minutes for someone to take...More

Thank ColumbusOH
Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize for the slow service on Saturday night. I had a server call out at the last minute, so we were short handed. This is not the normal service you can expect. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place has the worst service I have ever experienced. We ordered 2 very simple items, one being an appetizer. After an hour of NOT having our food the waitress came and said it would be 10 more minutes. We said no thanks. Will not...More

Thank DeeIntheLibrary
Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize that you had to wait for your food. There is no excuse for an hour wait on food. Information like you are giving me, allows me to correct problems. Thank you again, and...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Really fun place very friendly staff and locals were just as friendly. They had karaoke singers some good some not so but fun was had by all! I would say this was a fun Friday night experience with really friendly locals hanging out with us...More

1  Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Banner Elk along with my Labrador Retriever, was looking for a restaurant that was pet friendly and Nicks is what I found!! Very friendly service, the waitress brought a cold bowl of water for my dog! Had the wings as an appetizer they were...More

Thank LindaLu819
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-9613
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