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Nick's Restaurant and Pub

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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
Closed now
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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: Late Night

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good lunch

Very friendly staff! It's a great little place for lunch with good sandwiches. It looks like they may be the happening night spot too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Palmcoast11
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  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very friendly staff! It's a great little place for lunch with good sandwiches. It looks like they may be the happening night spot too.

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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 my restaurant. It is greatly appreciated. Have a great week. More 

Enterprise, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We found Nick's because everything was closed by 9 on a Tuesday night during New Year's Week. The food was good and service was pretty good.

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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 to be consistent with our hours, however on bad weather nights sometimes we are forced to close early, to get our employees home safe. Thanks for stopping in and Happy New Year to you. More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It wouldn't be a trip to Banner Elk without stopping at Nick's. Great drink prices and good food. This time our favorite was the Clam Chowder and the French dip! We went the week between Christmas and New Years and boy is it a made house that time of year. First time we went by it was late and they... 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. Yes you came at a crazy time of the year. We have never had to close early before because of running out of stock. Lesson learned. Besides our local customers, throw in an extra 40,000 people in town, and it makes it difficult to keep up. I appreciate that you... More 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visiting Nick's is an annual tradition, and it didn't disappoint this year. I had the Hawaiian-style burger, which, of course, has pineapple on it. It was great, as usual. Service was a bit slow even though the place wasn't very crowded, but all in all it was worth the visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to write a review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your burgers, but unhappy that the service was slow, especially if we were not busy. Was the slow part from the server or the kitchen. Anything you can tell me will help me to correct the problem with the service.... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stop in every year when we visit the area. Hubby always gets the Jelly burger. This visit I got the Nicholas, which is a French dip plus. It is definitely a local pub and if you go on a game night, prepare to wait because it will be crowded. I don't really understand some of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It does get very busy on football nights. Wish we had more room for more TV's, but we are maxed out. Most of the negative reviews are from people that do not say anything while they are here, so the problem could not be corrected at the time. I appreciate your patronage. thank you Vicki... More 

Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stopped in last Saturday afternoon for lunch with the grandchildren. Typical pub-bar atmosphere, but quiet when we arrived. Our party of eight was seated in the back room and offered drinks immediately by a terrific waiter (young man in a "Tennessee" tee). This young man took our order without writing it down, and got it right. He was also very... More 

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Valrico, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is our first visit to banner elk and we asked locals where they go for wings . They recommended Nick's. We ordered the wings and fries . The wings were average and fries were good . We had blue cheese and ranch dressing for dipping. Both of the dressings were watered down and the celery was something they should... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not think our wings are great. Most people do. Our Blue cheese dressing comes directly from Sysco, and we just portion it out, and add nothing to it. We do make our Ranch dressing according to the instructions given by Hidden Valley. We also cut up celery sticks... More 

AZ
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a nice lunch-blackened wild salmon sandwich and tuna cheese bagel, both with fries and less than $10 each. One server working the whole dining room inside and out, so service a got slow, but we had nowhere to rush to, so it was not a problem. We'd return again.

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Apex, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nicks is a pub-restaurant in Tynecastle, near Banner Elk. We enjoyed wings and sandwiches there, plus some good beer, while seated outdoors. The food was good, and the service was adequate, though I think our server got stuck with a large group and that slowed her down. Met some friendly folks on the outdoor patio and enjoyed some good conversation... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

there was not a whole lot to say - the service was okay, though one of our party did not get what he ordered

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?