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The Original Papa Nicks

15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
+1 828-689-8566
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (51 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (14 reviews)
“spaghetti” (7 reviews)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The two best-rated eateries in town, Papa Nicks and The Stack House, are neighbors on College Street in downtown Mars Hill. Preferring Italian cuisine to burgers and barbecue my wife and I chose Papa Nick's for dinner. We were impressed with the friendliness of the...More

Thank Steve_in_TN
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just love the guys in the back. Friendly as usual taking my order to go, over the phone. Everything ready at the time I asked. (do give them extra time at busy hours). Spaghetti and MBs and Greek Spaghetti are both so good. Dinners come...More

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was my second time eating at this restaurant, and the second time service was extremely slow. I don't think I've ever eaten at a restaurant where everyone in a party was not served at the same time. Could be because the place is so...More

Thank Aunt23
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The establishment has been run by the same family for decades so, they must be doing something right. Comfortable, clean dining room along with clean rest rooms. I ordered Chicken Manicotti which was excellent. The meal was served with piping hot garlic rolls which appeared...More

1  Thank William S
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you William for the nice review and for visiting with us.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We met some relatives for a dinner out and tour of the area. They raved about this place and they were right. Very cozy place that serves a good variety of food. At the table there was pizza, chicken Parmesan, ravioli and spaghetti. All were...More

Thank stasho1
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you!!!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Tucked away in tiny downtown Mars Hill is this great little joint. Nothing was less than fantastic. The server was a sweetheart and the owners were nice and attentive. We will make it a regular stop.

Thank John H
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much!!!!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

My husband is first generation American and talks often of his mother's family in Italy. To say the least, he knows something about authentic Italian food. We were in the Mars Hill area looking for property to potentially build a home. We selected Papa Nicks...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

On a recent trip to the area, we ducked into Papa Nick's and were so pleased! I needed take out and was in a hurry - not being familiar with the menu and having some dietary restrictions, they quickly helped me with selections and rushed...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. Excellent service. Friendly people. Great place. Definitely will go again. Highly recommend.

Thank floattheboat
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you!!!!'

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went down Town for dinner we're trying to have dinner at the steakhouse which had a long wait so we stumble upon Papa nicks Winnie and they were able to come down all 10 of us staff was very friendly food was delicious everybody...More

Thank levyr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Mars Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 828-689-8566
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