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4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
(828) 898-9613
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very Dark with little atmosphere

We have eaten at Nicks several times. It in the corner of Tyne Castle Shops. Their is some outside seating. Upon entering you are in the bar. Just a typical bar, has some games, It is very dark in there but I will say the food is good and the waitstaff has always been pleasant!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
suegirlnc
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Conover, North Carolina
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Conover, North Carolina
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Nicks several times. It in the corner of Tyne Castle Shops. Their is some outside seating. Upon entering you are in the bar. Just a typical bar, has some games, It is very dark in there but I will say the food is good and the waitstaff has always been pleasant!

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You must have come in thru the bar entrance. We do have another front entrance into the restaurant. It is brighter on the restaurant side, but usually on the bar side the lights are dimmed lower. I'm pleased that your meal was good and you had good service. Hope you... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

nice people, good location, decent atmosphere. I'd eat here again. Video games to relieve the kids of money while waiting for your food.

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate that you said positive things about Nick's. We try really hard to give good service, and a casual relaxed dining experience. Hope to see you again in the near future. Have a good week. Vicki T More 

Banner Elk, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food and service is always good for lunch or dinner. Favorite place for locals. Karaoke night always busy on Friday night. Restaurant could definitely use updating.

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We try very hard to give good service and good food, and appreciate your input. I only wish I could update the restaurant. I don't own the building, I am trying to work a deal with the landlord to renovate the entire restaurant. It wouldn't be until after the summer.... More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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315 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

one of the worst dining experiences in my life. had dinner on 6/19/15. dining room must have been 90 degrees, waitress was pretty close to miserable and it took almost two hours to get our food. strangely, the food wasnt bad, but who cares by that point? we were just happy to leave.

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

I apologize for Friday night. There is no excuse for the long wait, but had a cook walk out in the middle of his shift, and it put us behind the entire evening. Tried to get someone else to come in, but by the time they called me, I couldn't find anyone else. All day and night Friday was crazy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Never again and will post of Facebook how terrible this place was and no hygiene or management either and vary dirty even the floors are nasty and moldy and the cooks don't use gloves which is even worse Heath dept argent needs to be caked on these people

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

I'm sorry your experience at Nick's wasn't a good one. My floors are cleaned every day and there is no mold in my restaurant. The cooks wear gloves when necessary. You didn't remark about the service or the food, so I am thinking you were okay with that. I apologize that you were not happy. Enjoy your weekend. More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

the service was so great a server named jess and the cooks dee and jordan made our weekend great.I will be back soon

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Positive feedback is very important in the restaurant business, and you are very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Vicki Treyz. More 

Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

first time i had been here last night with my lady friends and it was the best , the food was great and the server i had Maria she was tremendous, sweet attentive and vary kind! will surely be back

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ended up finding Nick's because we met one of the cook's Brian at a cute local coffee shop. He was very friendly and helpful and then the barista told us about her favorite dish the chicken, bacon, bbq quesadilla. The next day we decided to try it after a long hike up the profile trail. I must say Brian... More 

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You made Brian's day. Hope to see you again soon. Vicki Treyz More 

Greensboro NC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Traveled with a large group of 27 people. Great service and spacious for large group. Food was decent as well.

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy that you received good service for such a large group in all at once. Thank you for your patronage, and hope you visit us again. Have a great week. More 

Barboursville, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Fun atmosphere. Good menu selection. Crystal was our server and was very pleasant. Good food at a good price.

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Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Nick's. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again here. If you happen to be in town on a Friday night, check out our Karaoke. Lots of fun. Have a great week. More 

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Additional Information about Nick's Restaurant and Pub

Address: 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
Phone Number: (828) 898-9613
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898-9613

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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