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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

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1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
(870) 552-3887
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 93
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

I had the BBQ beef sandwich and she had the ribs and catfish. Both were very good, as was all the food from my previous visits to Nick's. We sat in a booth on the south wall & our tall, blond server was very attentive. Our drinks were always full & she checked on us regularly. No complaints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had the BBQ beef sandwich and she had the ribs and catfish. Both were very good, as was all the food from my previous visits to Nick's. We sat in a booth on the south wall & our tall, blond server was very attentive. Our drinks were always full & she checked on us regularly. No complaints.

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi LandPro- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us. We are glad to hear that everything is well with our repeat guests, and we very much appreciate your business. We specialize in barbecue and catfish, so it means a lot to us when you like them. I will also show this to our server who waited... More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was really good. Our server wasn't very good. I noticed one waitress was taking payments but ours told us we could pay up front on the way out. We were ignored at the 3 registers. We finally just left the money behind the counter. Even though the food was good, we won't be back. To bad.

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Susan C - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us. We really appreciate your business, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food. We try very hard to make sure the food and service are top-notch for our guests, and we are very disappointed that your service was not up to our... More 

Carlisle, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

All was great! Keep up the good work! Loved the cheese dip, catfish, slaw, fries, and coconut fried pie! Restaurant was clean, friendly employees.

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi C-Town5 - As always, thank you so much for stopping in and helping your local businesses! It always means a ton to us when our local guests talk us up and enjoy everything. As you probably know, there is always an owner present if there are ever any issues, and we want to do our best to always keep... More 

Virginia
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175 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you are driving through Arkansas looking to stop for lunch, you will probably stop here. It's good, and there are no other choices :-) The pulled pork was really good. My wife had a sandwich which she loved, and I had a platter. I was surprised that they put the sauce on for you, instead of having it at... More 

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi professorroyhinkley- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! Despite the afternoon line, we're glad you found time to stay and dine with us. Generally, it stays this busy throughout the Summer on a Saturday. Thank you for your candid review, and please know that we will always try our best to earn five stars. Our... More 

Level Contributor
92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Another thank you to the Trip Advisor contributors. Staff was friendly (although I could not get her to stop bringing me sweet tea). Restaurant was very clean. Now to the important stuff ... Food. Catfish was seasoned just right, hush puppies were very good, fried okra was excellent and the pork ribs were tender with just the right right amount... More 

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Cdav2TX- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We're pleased that you found us and agreed with the consensus on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your kind words, and please know that we will always try our best to earn five stars. Our catfish and ribs are our specialty, so it's awesome that you tried and... More 

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

During college, I traveled to Little Rock from Nashville several times. Each time we stopped at Nick's. I have no idea how we found it, but I always remembered it. While traveling to Oklahoma from East Tennessee, I thought I would check to see if Nick's was still around. Imagine my surprise that after 20 years, they are still serving... More 

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi cycling_banker- Thank you so much for stopping in and remembering us! Twenty years ago, we were in a small building, and things were set up a bit differently. My grandfather had added on to it several times, but we finally outgrew it. I'm really pleased to hear that everything was as good as you remembered. We are still here... More 

Leander
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Some of the best food I've had on the road and definitely the best fried catfish ever and our waitress Fe was great too. Will remember this one.

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 629 Sherrif - Thank you so much for stopping in! We appreciate the kind words, and Fe was very excited to read this as well! Our catfish is a specialty dish here, and we take a lot of pride in doing it right. Fe has been with us for almost five years, and she is naturally great with our... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Saw TA reviews for this place on our way by on I 40. Had a brisket dinner and a 1/2 rack dinner. Ribs were fat and meaty and beans and fries good. Asked for sliced brisket but just a few slices, underneath was chopped. But it was good - not totally hot but warm. Fried Okra OK. Did not get... More 

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Becky V- Thank you so much for stopping in. We appreciate your business and your candid feedback. We always strive for the highest possible level of satisfaction with our guests, so understandly, we are disappointed that not everything was up to a five-star level of satisfaction. Our ribs and brisket are our specialty, and getting the brisket to come... More 

Waco, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great stop to eat at... is good home cooking! Delicious and large size servings...sharing is no problem! Nice ,friendly staff.

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca B- Thank you so much for stopping and making this a part of your summer trip. We appreciate the kind feedback, and as always, our staff reads this. We assure guests they will never leave hungry, and we're glad to be able to serve you. Thank you again and have very happy and safe travels! More 

Tx
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is a very busy place. Lots of locals from around. We had ribs and I thought they were good. The hand battered onion rings were my favorite, but the coleslaw was average. There was 6 of us and we had to wait about 45 min. for a table on a Saturday

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Teaxasborn5- Thank you so much for stopping in and having patience with us on the wait. Sometimes, Saturdays can be quite overwhelming, but I'm glad you enjoyed the ribs. We take a lot of pride in making sure our barbecue is top-notch for our guests. I'm really glad you also liked our hand-battered onion rings. We do make our... More 

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Additional Information about Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

Address: 1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
Phone Number: (870) 552-3887
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Carlisle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: (870) 552-3887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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