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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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11:00 am - 12:00 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: Late Night, Lunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
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  • 8
    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
Great for Group

We loved the food. There was no leftovers! Great vacation stop. Our large group go to sit together. We enjoyed the ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Emehta
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We LOVE Nick's! They've made some great changes to the interior and the food is still outstanding and very reasonably priced. The waitstaff is very friendly and go the extra mile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We loved the food. There was no leftovers! Great vacation stop. Our large group go to sit together. We enjoyed the ambiance.

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Boone, North Carolina
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A group of us went and all the food was mediocre. I tried the catfish, but it was so overcooked and dry, like a piece of leather, I sent it back. The cook should have never sent it out in the first place! Then tried the fish and chips - a little bit better piece of fish but not by... More 

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

I apologize that your food was not to your liking. We sell a lot of catfish and fish and chips, and normally everyone is pleased. You are correct that the cook should not have sent it out if it was not prepared properly. If you were with a group, I'm hoping that everyone else was pleased with their meal. It... More 

Deep Gap, North Carolina
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have eaten here several times on the way back from hiking. Food is delicious, drinks are reasonable, and service is friendly. Ambiance is pleasant, dark and cozy. This place is a winner.

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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. People usually write a review when they are not happy. It's a pleasure when I get positive feedback. Thank you for your patronage. Vicki T. More 

Manchester, Tennessee
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Service was slow. It took a little while just to order our drinks. When waitress brought them out she also had plates of food for the table behind us in her hand and she actually had my strawberry daquiri under her arm...seriously. I had to take it out from under her arm. I started to say something but did not.... More 

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

I am so sorry you were not pleased with your meal. I wish you would have told someone, so that we could have remedied the situation. I'm confused about the drink under the servers arm. I don't understand that at all, and apologize for the lack of professionalism on her part. We strive to be consistent and to send out... More 

Wichita Falls, Texas
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went there on a Friday night and it was very busy so the staff seemed very overworked. Once we got the food it was average

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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. Friday's are extremely busy here. There was a lot of things going on on Friday, which added to the frenzied servers and kitchen staff. I had a server not show up, and a cook walk out in the middle of the shift with no warning. I do apologize for this,... More 

Conover, North Carolina
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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328 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 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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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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