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Nick's Nest

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1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
413-532-5229
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Classic Hot Dog & Bean & Ice Cream Shop

We finally went to the "famous" Nick's Nest Hot Dog & Bean & Ice Cream Restaurant, while in the area of Holyoke, MA, on Friday, August 21, 2015. This Restaurant, I am told, is at least 100 years old, and was originally owned and operated by the same family for many many years, but the family has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We finally went to the "famous" Nick's Nest Hot Dog & Bean & Ice Cream Restaurant, while in the area of Holyoke, MA, on Friday, August 21, 2015. This Restaurant, I am told, is at least 100 years old, and was originally owned and operated by the same family for many many years, but the family has sold to its... More 

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Flushing, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My mother's family is from Holyoke and I spent a lot of time there when I was growing up and Nick's Nest is certainly what I would call a diamond in the rough. If you are passing through Holyoke on US Rt. 5 you simply have to stop at Nick's for a hot dog with some popcorn and a root... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Born, raised and live in Holyoke, my granddaughter is the start of three generations who believe "Hot Dogs" are synonymous with Nicks Nest. Great tasting & cooked to perfection with a steamed roll. Stop and try one I'm sure you will enjoy.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Been going here as long as I can remember and the hot dogs and beans always taste the same. The hot dogs are mild and not fatty, their own recipe... served on a steamed roll. It's the place we go when a treat or reward is dew. Great local experience.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great place to get some yummy hotdogs! My husband and I love going to Nicks and sitting outside on nice days. It's a great classic local spot.

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Hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've enjoyed a plethora of hot dogs in my time. From Pink's in L A to the Varsity in Atlanta. Nick's Nest remains at the top of the list. To be honest, hot dog preference comes down to which style you prefer. The location, nothing fancy, just a small space that's been in business for more than 50 years has... More 

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North Port, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just before we moved for Massachusetts and ad was presented as places to visit and the history of Holyoke. Found it to be very small and limited seating, somewhat clean. Main feature Hot Dogs fries with a large selection of add-ons to the dog. The Hot Dog was run of the mill on a standard bun. Ordered toppings which everything... More 

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Granby, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I heard a lot about Nick's Nest, some good, some not so good, so I visited it to find out for myself. They specialize in hot dogs. The hot dogs were bland, seemingly aimed at an audience of kids. The rolls were steamed, something I do not like at all. It was clean and welcoming. On balance, I will not... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It must be the quirky decor and funny old charm, because it can't be the food that makes this a perennial favorite. The hot dogs are tasteless, the baked beans must come from a can (and not a good can either) and even the freshly-popped popcorn tastes stale. Here's to Nick's Nest for surviving all these decades - but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My favorite hot dog, a little pricey but I would pay 5 bucks a hot dog if I had to. Homemade beans are good, pop corn is good, but the hot dogs are the star of the show. They also have soft serve ice cream good kids place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: 413-532-5229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?