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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 #24 of 41 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Walked in and sat ourselves at a booth in the bar. After 10 min of no one coming to take a drink order I walked up to the bar and asked who was waiting on our table. 10 min later a waitress came to take our order. We ordered wings that seemed they were barely warm. Ordered 2 bacon cheeseburgers... More

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

While visiting friends in Linville, we stop at Nick's one day for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy, but our waiter was great, we had very good service and the food was very good. I was in the mood for spicy, so I ordered their chicken quesadilla with extra Jalapenos. The quesadilla was thick, fresh, filled with chicken,... More

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

Thank you for your review. People don't always take the time to say something good, only post if something is bad. Have a great weekend! Vicki Treyz More

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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33 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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