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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
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The catfish was tasty and the sides were yummy. And the fried pies - exquisite! Actually, it was our first taste of home cookin' Southern style after an extended trip to the west coast. Food for the Southern soul!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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370 reviews 370 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is just off I-40 so it's convenient for people traveling through as we were. Very homey and cozy place to eat and the catfish is terrific. Kind of reminds me of Cracker Barrel as a restaurant.

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Alexandria, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fantastic BBQ and awesome service. The staff could not have been nicer. Definitely stop in if you're traveling through.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great Southern food and large portions! I love ordering the ribs, fried green tomatoes, okra, baked beans, potato salad, hush puppies and apricot fried pies. (Obviously I don't order this all at once or else I'd go into a fried food coma!) They also have healthier options such as grilled veggies, chicken breast and fish, and these are all equally... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

my husband and i loved it. the food was so good. the place was so busy but i was impress with service

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just off I-40 I found Nick's. Wonderful Bar-b-q. Great people all locals. The customers was a mix of truck drivers, local families, and other passers by. Ashley was super, fun to talk with. I had fun picking at her about the local high school team honor wall (the Razor Backs LOL) everyone was friendly, service was fast and fresh. There... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Vert relaxed atmosphere and the food is exactly what you would expect, the staff are also very friendly, defintely worth a visit, great value.

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Carrollton, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We're traveling from the Memphis area to Hot Springs and stopped for lunch to go as we're in a motorhome. I had the catfish and shrimp combo with fried okra that was fresh, crispy, not greasy and wonderful flavors! My husband had the pulled pork sandwich with beans and slaw and thought it was very tasty as well. This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I came here with our two very young children on the way home from a road trip. We live in Arkansas and eat quite a bit of catfish, but he and I both agree this place is by far the best. The service was wonderful and the food can't be beat. GREAT place.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've had BBQ all over the south. And to be truthful, Nick's is not the best I've had, by any means. But, they are pretty consistently good. I've eaten the bbq here several times in the past, but it was time to satisfy my yearly catfish craving. I believe their catfish to be better than the bbq anyways. And today,... More

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