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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

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1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
(870) 552-3887
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Grant, Michigan
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579 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just followed the signs off the Interstate 40, and we are glad we did. Everything went just fine from the greeting at the door to our waitress being so prompt and friendly. The food was good, and off we went. We will be back, not sure when because we were just traveling thru the state. PS...the tater tots were... More 

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Thank Impala guy
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Impala guy - Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the great feedback and the very kind words. Our staff tries hard to make sure that the food and service are great for our guests, and we are happy that you gave us a chance! Even though our tater tots are shaped... More 

Decatur, Illinois
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913 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the reviews in TA and had to give it a try. So glad we did! We both had pulled pork plate lunches. $7.49 with two sides. The pork was oh-so-tender and the sauce was a perfect blend of sweet and heat. Perfection! The service by Deni was incredible. She was zooming all over the place but she still managed... More 

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Thank MNM1011
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi MNM1011- You may be the most decorated reviewer we've had review our restaurant! Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We are happy that ya'll enjoyed our sandwich platters, and we hope that everything exceeded your expectations! When you are in the neighborhood, please stop in again! We always have an owner present should any... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant may be small but it has the best darn food I ever ate. For awhile there I was driving by there a lot and my truck would almost always turn into the lot for dinner. The down home feeling made me miss home a little less. The waitress are GREAT, they make you feel like family. I just... More 

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Thank Jeffrey F
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jeffrey F- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate our repeat guests, and we always want ya'll to be completely satisfied when you stop in. We are happy to hear that everything exceeded your expectations, from the food to our servers. As you probably already know, there is always an owner on... More 

Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Nick's Bar -B Que on our way to Memphis. There are lots of signs advertising. I ordered catfish and he ordered pork sandwich. The catfish was somewhat dry, the beans had ple5of flavor. Husband stated sandwich was really seasoned well and taste great. Now each Server wore whatever they choose to wear which was... More 

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Thank B. Gail W
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi B. Gail W- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the food, and that your husband liked the barbecue. As far as the fish is concerned, it was likely dry because we've had to switch to a different size due to flavor issues and heat issues at our source... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the catfish and ribs. Both were incredible. The rib meat fell off the bone and the catfish was great.

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Thank Valerie_0413
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Valerie_0413 - Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and the kind feedback means a ton to us! We always want our staff to deliver the best product and experience on the Interstate, and we are happy that your expectations were exceeded. As always, there is an owner present should... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was quick and tasty. Friendly down home service. The food was mostly fried but had great seasoning.

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Thank SJHall2015
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi SJHall2015 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the kind words, and we're so glad that you enjoyed the fried green tomatoes! They are a specialty dish, and most who order them enjoy them. We hope to see you in again soon, and there is always an owner present should any... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the kind of place I look for when traveling. This is a hole in the wall type place. Good prices, large portions we ordered way to much food. Had ribs, chopped beef and chopped pork all good. Onion rings the best side we ordered. Good friendly service. Glad we stopped

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Thank traveltimeusa
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi traveltimeusa- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the kind feedback, and we always want to try our hardest to make sure that our traveling guests are happy with everything! We serve large portions because many of our trucker guests like to have two meals in one, so they take half of... More 

Gray, Louisiana
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228 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this restaurant. Good food fast friendly service. They have great fried green tomatoes. Christy fried catfish and I absolutely love their onion rings. They make a great burger too.

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Thank MichaelFussell
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi MichaelFussell- Thank you so much for stopping in again and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we are happy that we are able to consistently exceed your expectations. Our guest feedback is very important to us, as it helps us to better refine our experience. We certainly hope that anytime you are in that you ask... More 

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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

As we traveled down I40 across Arkansas, we called an order in to Nicks. It was ready when we arrived and it was a quick pick up. The fish was hot and delicious, we fought over the hush puppies (order extra) and the cole slaw was perfect. By all means, if you have time, dine in but if you're in... More 

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Thank Tracey L
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tracey L- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the kind words, and we are happy to know that you were satisfied with our call-in service. Our staff always tries our hardest to make sure guest expectations are exceeded, and we are glad when they are! We hope that you make this... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Heading home after a long weekend, we stopped at Nick's. We were greeted by friendly customers waiting for carry out and the ladies behind the counter welcomed us and told us to sit where ever we liked. We found a quiet booth and Shannon came promptly and took our drink order and explained a few items on the menu. Our... More 

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Thank TheRealMaria
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi TheRealMaria- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! Shannon really is an excellent server who is THAT friendly all of the time haha! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything! Our staff works hard every day to cook/prepare everything fresh, and we are glad that is noticed by our guests. There is always an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 North Bankhead Drive, Carlisle, AR 72024
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: (870) 552-3887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?