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Nick's Restaurant and Pub

4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
(828) 898-9613
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Ranked #25 of 40 restaurants in Banner Elk
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Average is about the best I can say about Nick's. The food is decent - simple stuff, mainly, although the coconut shrimp is tasty…but the most difficult thing about the place is that many smokers frequent it. While smoking is not allowed inside, the smokers stand just outside the door and one cannot enter or leave without getting a good... More

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Clemmons, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

They have karaoke on Friday nights from 8-midnight. We had lunch on Thursday and took our son and his wife back for dinner, drinks and karaoke on Friday night. We all had a lot of fun. The service is good and friendly. The ribs and Reubens are good.

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

Thank you for your review. We all appreciate your patronage here at Nicks. You taking the time to review us means a lot. Next time you come in ask for me Vicki and get 10percent off your check. Thank you again. More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stopped here a couple of times! Fresh food & cold brew. Salads are awesome, fries are crispy & burgers are great! Reasonably priced with daily beer specials.

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

Thank you for your review of Nick's Restaurant & Pub. People don't always take the time to say something good. I appreciate you taking the time. Thank you for your patronage. More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while out shopping in Banner Elk. We thought we'd be in and out in an hour or less and boy were we wrong. First off, when you walk in, there is no one to greet you. After staring at the bartender for a minute we got no recognition. Finally we figured out we were to... More

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

I do apologize that your experience at Nick's was less than desirable. I see that you visited us during December 2013. I have no excuse for the poor performance of the bartender. I am thinking that you may have come in on a very busy day, if you had to wait that long for your food. I wish you had... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Very busy that night. Service was good and the food was delicious with generous portions. Don't be fooled by the exterior!

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nick's is a place with what seems to be a ton of potential and mediocre performance. The biggest problem is it needs a good cleaning. We were there on a Sunday evening and it wasn't overly busy except in the bar area. One server was bartending and serving that entire side of the restaurant. Behind the bar is cluttered and... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have a vacation home close to Nick's and usually go there when we want to avoid the traffic and crowds in Boone and Blowing Rock. Nick's is conveniently located in a shopping center in the Tynecastle area. The worst things l can say about Nick's are that the decor is way outdated, yhe acoustics in the dining area are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

we went there with my family from montana and florida there was like 10 of us theyall met us there great time great food need to bring alot of money

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The clam chowder is now my favorite dish to warm me up when I am in the high country. I discovered it after a hour long walk in a drizzling rain. The cold beverages are always good at Nick's also.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Waiting around and killing time, we had a couple drinks at the pub. Waitress was very nice and attentive. the Margaritas were good. It's like most of this type of place; a little noisy because of all the TV's. We saw the restaurant area off to the side, and it might have been more pleasant. But I wouldn't want to... More

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