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Nick's Nest

1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
413-532-5229
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Ranked #8 of 102 Restaurants in Holyoke
Price range: $0 - $8
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- Sep 5, 2014
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English first
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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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 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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Massachusetts
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69 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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19 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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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