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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
(870) 552-3887
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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83% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I have been here several times and each time we have really enjoyed the food and felt like it is a great meal with a reasonable price. We love that you have truck parking because we are owner operators and it is difficult to find good food with truck parking. This visit was exceptional because the service... More

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went here more by accident-saw the crowded lot at 11:30 so I went. Really good brisket and good ribs. Fast impersonal service I want to go back

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Blair, Oklahoma, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a wonderful lunch for two. The rib and catfish platter for $14.99 was perfect for my wife and I. 4 delicious smoked barbecue ribs with 4 generous thick catfish filets with 2 sides Texas toast. Save room for the home made fried pies Ala mode of course. Felicity was a great waitress.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As expiditers we try and stop here every time we come thru AR we have been here about 12 times and the meat is always fresh and tender never had a bad experience ribs chopped pork and catfish is my favorite the wife likes the ribs and the sausage great sauce also

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stopped by here on the way to Memphis. Just saw the signs and googled it. The reviews were great. I decided on the catfish and it was great. The coleslaw was even better. I also tried their coconut fried pied and really liked it too. The only thing I would improve on is the tarter sauce. I usually like... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Trip Advisor reviewers nailed this. We expected friendly service, good smoky BBQ, home cooking, no frills. And that's exactly what we got, at surprisingly low prices. This is just the kind of place we love to find on our road trips. Warning: it's located in a dry county so iced tea or lemonade will have to suffice.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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101 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lots of pickups in the parking lot. Lots of solidly built, working-class-type guys heading inside for a filling lunch. Pretty sure we were in for another good meal here. Just like the last time we visited a few years earlier. My chopped pork platter ($7.99), with slaw and fried okra, was spot-on good. The smoky and tender meat was well... More

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tulsa,ok usa
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30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What a great place to pull over on the long lonesome highway. Folks, if its dinner time and your near Nick's you have to stop and try the ribs or fried catfish, the best and the people are very friendly too. Don't forget to order the pecan pie that grandma bakes herself, yum yum

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We drive a truck for a living. We always stop whenever we are in the area. The staff is friendly and helpful. Service is always prompt. Absolutely love the catfish. The ribs are very smoky and tender. Dry rubbed seasoned. Excellent desserts

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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I always take a quick look at previous reviews to get warmed up. Often there is a wide range of opinions and observations, but sometimes, like at Nicks, they are all pretty much the same. It makes me sad when my review is going to be right in line with everyone else's, because i like to be able to add... More

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