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Nick's Nest

1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
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Ranked #5 of 101 restaurants in Holyoke
Price range: $0 - $8
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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30 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Recently tried Nick's Nest. The hotdogs were a little bland although the flavor was ok. The rolls weren't grilled or toasted which would've helped with the dog. The baked beans, advertised as "must try home baked beans" were incredibly salty, almost inedible. The clam chowder was good but not great. I will not likely return.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you have grown up in Holyoke you kknow how great this place is.Grab a dog or some popcorn and enjoy the memories.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This has been a favorite since I was little and we still look forward to going here. The hot dogs are amazing, still made the same as they were way back when! Never disappointed here!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Haven't been In a year but the dogs are still tasty tho its that steamed bun that makes it special. Mac salad is quite boring but the sign outside doesn't read "Nicks macaroni salad". Worth a visit if you love steamed dogs in a cool building. Great service. Fast and friendly.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nick's Nest is a Western Massachusetts institution! They have been in continuous operation for as long as I can remember and I'm over 70 years old. Their hotdog recipe is a trade secret and so great that it has brought customers back for generations. The menu is basic and consists of dogs, beans, buttered popcorn and soft drinks. You won't... More

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Andover, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nick's Nest still offers one of the best hotdogs ever. Such a treat to stop by this place when passing through the Holyoke area. Good old fashion diner food. Fast, hot and delicious. Make it a pit stop if in the area.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Still one of the best hot dogs to be had, served fast,friendly, and hot. My wife says the beans were not as good as she remembered, but it has been almost 20 years since the last time we stopped. Classic old time appeal, stools inside and picnic tables outside. We will most definitely stop again for hot dogs as we... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nick's Nest isn't just a Holyoke landmark. This historic diner continues to serve up the best hotdogs you have ever eaten. My preference is a dog with the "works" which includes mustard, relish and onions. Nick's Nest is a gem of a diner. Introduce your children to a bit of Americana and feast on the best! If you are in... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Almost 100 years old and from another time. Great hot dogs and soft serve (only in summer). Limited menu but the best! The nostalgic décor alone is worth the stop - relatively easy on and off route 91 in Holyoke, Western Mass.

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