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All 6 Carlisle Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

When traveling I-40 between Memphis and Little Rock, I often time my trip so that I can stop for a meal at Nicks. Their beef barbeque in particular is really tasty, as is their catfish. The only issue I have with them is that on weekend evenings they get so busy I've had to wait as much as an hour... More 

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297 reviews 297 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I might not have found this place had it not been for the great tip at the Arkansas Welcome Center. We were crossing Arkansas and were about an hour and a half from when we would be eating lunch. I was given a hand out menu for Nicks and told they had wonderful BBQ and were easy to find off... More 

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

Hi 98502! Thank you so much for stopping in and taking time out to dine here while on your trip. The staff at the welcome center are amazing, and they really are too kind to us. We appreciate the kind words. All reviews are seen by the staff, and I know they appreciate the great feedback. If you are passing... More 

Hemet, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a treat. Parking lot was full. Which was a good sign. Food was fresh and very yummy. If I drive this way again. I will stop.

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

Hi sandymccluskey1953 - Thank you for your business and the kind words! Every review is shown to our staff, and it means a lot to all of us to know that our guests are completely satisfied. We appreciate you stopping by and taking time out to review our business while on your trip. Please know that an OWNER is present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We've been dining at Nick's for 15 years, and it's always great! Food, service and atmosphere. If you are near Carlisle, don't miss this Arkansas treasure!

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

Hi BEeKer1 - Thank you for your business and the kind words! Every review is shown to our staff, and it means a lot to all of us to know that our guests are completely satisfied. Please know that an OWNER is present at all times should anything arise. Again, thank you for your business, and we look forward to... More 

El Paso, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

it must be cause there;s only 6 restaurants on the area that people gets exited over something like this but this place didn't amaze me.. their food was just ok but is something i can get at famous dave's... or some other place.. their service was bad. food not great price is mmm ok.? will just not recommend or visit... More 

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

Hi ponchoiram- I don't know where to start when reading a review that was posted over a month after you visited. I would like to help out, but your review comes off as very condescending yet vague on any specifics. I show every review to our staff, and it means a lot when our guests take the time to post... More 

Stuttgart, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have eaten at Nick's a few times. Normally it's ok, the fish is great. This time, I ordered the combo platter, the ribs were terrible.. cold... and looked and tasted like they were cooked several days ago. I will never eat ribs there again. The fish was good but the french fries and beans were barely warm... almost cold... More 

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

Hi- Please accept my sincerest apology for the experience. We value the connection we have made with our local guests, and Stuttgart is very local to us, so I was very concerned when I read this review - especially since it was written by a regular guest. I don't know where to begin or how to try and defend a... More 

Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

many signs on hwy 40. we were looking for bbq and found this. typical bbq ambiance. the chopped pork was good, as well as the potato salad and beans with my dinner. my wife had a sandwich with fries, which I tried. they were also good. service was great. have to recommend.

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

Hi Mike J! Thank you for your kind words. I show every review to our staff, and it means a lot when our guests take the time to post on their experience. Thank you for your business, and we look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Tunica , lots of advertising on billboards. We entered and was greeted and told where to sit. The people have real Southern accents and don't hide them!! :) We ordered a combination platter with catfish and ribs. There were four pieces of catfish and four ribs. The catfish was golden brown and had... More 

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

Hi B Gail W- Thank you for your candid review. I show every review to our staff, and it means a lot when our guests take the time to post on their experience. After reading about your experience, I made sure to explain the finer points of great guest service to the front staff. I always tell our guests that... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I don't understand the last review. Our food was hot, great tasting, the best beans we think we've ever had. We arrived there at 6 pm on New Year's Eve, we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Nick's is very popular with travelers and local folks. Nick's was recommend to us by the hostess... More 

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

Hi Sail270! Thank you for your kind words. I show every review to our staff, and it means a lot when our guests take the time to post on their experience. NYE can be quite a tough day to properly staff for, and even though it was hectic for our short crew, I'm glad that did not negatively affect your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We just left Nick's and after all the hype, I was very disappointed with the food. My baked potato was room temperature and didn't even melt the chunks of fake butter and cold sour cream. The Barbeque salad had very little meat on it, which was ok by me. But the reason I could not eat it was because the... More 

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

Hi Barbara J! Thank you for your business and your candid review. I show every review to our staff, and it means a lot when our guests take the time to post on their experience. I apologize and take full responsibility for your experience. We generally recieve nothing but great comments about the taste and temperature of our food, but... 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: Barbecue

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