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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
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great BBQ & Catfish

Have stopped here many times when traveling across Arkansas! Found this restaurant when we stopped nearby for the night. So glad we found it. That was back in 2009. Anytime we travel through we make sure that we stop here for either lunch or dinner. Great catfish! Having been raised in Texas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rakherm
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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stopped here many times when traveling across Arkansas! Found this restaurant when we stopped nearby for the night. So glad we found it. That was back in 2009. Anytime we travel through we make sure that we stop here for either lunch or dinner. Great catfish! Having been raised in Texas, I am picky about my BBQ brisket. Nick's... More 

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

Hi rakherm- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us when you are through. It is always nice to know that our repeat guests are happy! We are very appreciative and thankful for the kind words, and we are happy that you consistently like our brisket and catfish. Those are two of our specialties, and we always... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time to stop at this establishment and it will not be our last! My father enjoyed his fish and shrimp while my children loved the kids chicken meals. The tenders were definitely homemade. I had BBQ chicken that was extremely good. I would recommend the fish too. Service was excellent as well.

Helpful?
Thank sms1977
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi sms1977- Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We are happy to hear that everyone in your party was pleased! Our menu is fairly broad, and we want to excel at preparing everything that is on your plate. Our chicken tenders are indeed hand-breaded and our sides are prepared fresh every morning. We always want... More 

Ponca City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Kind of a country mom & pop place in eastern Arkansas, just south of I-40. We plan our travel in that part of the country so we can eat at Nick's!

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

Hi AnM_Morriss - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We appreciate the kind words! Hearing great feedback and knowing we helped to make your travels a little bit better is what keeps us motivated to always do our best. We always want our guests to know that we try our hardest to exceed expectations -... More 

Stuttgart
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I live within about 30 miles of this restaurant so I go to it maybe 9 to 15 times a year, most years. And this is the only restaurant that I can think of where everything that I've tried on the menu has ended up being excellent. I love their catfish, the Mexican Food offerings, their Bar-B-Q, and their fried... More 

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Thank Dub_R77
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Dub_R77 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so regularly! We love our guests from Stuttgart! Y'all are practically locals haha! We appreciate the kind feedback, and I will make sure the staff sees this! You're too kind, and it is a great feeling knowing y'all are consistently satisfied when you stop in. As... More 

Denton, Texas
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were on the last leg of a really long roadtrip, headed home, when I started noticing signs for Nick's. My daughter and I pulled over around 8:30 on a weeknight and so glad we did! The place was full when we arrived, but we were seated quickly. The food took awhile to get to us, but was delicious. My... More 

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

Hi CasadeLoca- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We are glad the billboards brought you in, and we are happy that you were satisfied with the food. My apologies on the kitchen taking longer than normal - Generally, there is a 10 - 15 minute wait from the time your order is taken to the... More 

Arkansas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by after a Christmas Eve morning hunt. Great food and service that is friendly and with a smile. Definite Southern Hospitality at its finest

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Thank bradwest2006
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bradwest2006- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us on Christmas Eve! We always want to exceed our guests' expectations, and we are happy that you enjoyed everything. Our staff always tries their hardest to deliver a great experience, and they will appreciate the kind feedback. As always, there is an owner present should any concerns... More 

Salisbury
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We stop at Nick's BBQ for the fish and shrimp as well as the BBQ. You will only leave hungry buy your own choice as the food here is very good and reasonably priced, they only way to have dessert most times is to take it with you, you will be full, have seen folks that were hungry when they... More 

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

Hi Richard R- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We appreciate your very thoughtful review, and we are happy that everything exceeded your expectations! Our goal is to deliver an experience that always makes people remember us and makes them want to come back in! Our staff works very hard to make this happen, and... More 

Rockwall
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Just great, always busy! Ordered food, started eating and asked for another order of onion rings, they were fabulous, next order took forever and half the order at that, when we were ready to leave the other half and it was half cooked! Every place has there oops!

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

Hi soaringal- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We value your candid review, and we're glad you enjoyed the food despite the hiccup on our end. If you are through again, onion rings will be on me because of that :). We appreciate your understanding and being reasonable! We are glad that you enjoyed the... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place while on a road trip, and we loved it! My husband is from Louisiana, so he knows catfish, and I'm from Colorado, so I know red meat! The fried pies are the perfect southern delicacy to finish off an exceptional meal.

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

Hi Steven R- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! It was a pleasure getting to speak with both of you yesterday, and we really appreciate your repeat business! It is always nice to be able to visit with our guests and receive honest feedback. We always want our guests to have the best experience possible,... More 

Oxford,Ms
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

You know that you are going to the best place for food , when you see how many 18 wheelers are parked here! Fabulous Catfish Bar b Q Ribs are amazing all of the sides are great, try the BBQ beans Great friendly young ladies give you very fast service, This place is set up to serve a lot of... More 

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

Hi Christian F - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the kind feedback. Oxford is a very fine town, by the way! I've had the pleasure of visiting several times, and I have always been impressed! Being from Mississippi, you obviously know what great catfish should taste like, and we are pleased... More 

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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: American, Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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