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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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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Memphis, Tennessee
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really surprised by this restaurant. I saw a billboard advertising this restaurant and decided to stop while traveling on highway 40. The catfish and bbq were delicious. My waitress was extremely nice. Ambience and decor wasn't the greatest but the food makes up for it.

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

Hi Laquentus J- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food! Our staff tries diligently to make sure that everything is excellent, and we smoke/cook/prepare our dishes fresh daily. As far as the atmosphere/building, it is way smaller than the level... More 

Forsyth, Missouri
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The onion rings could possibly have been the best we have ever had! At our table, we had a selection of catfish, ribs, and brisket. All of those choices were top-notch! Although we stopped on a Sunday at lunch time, the parking lot was packed, but we got right in. Our server was friendly, and our food was delivered quickly.... More 

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Thank myracox99
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi myracox99- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we are happy to hear that your expectations were exceeded. Our staff tries their hardest to deliver a product and an experience that is enjoyable for our guests! We always want to make sure that everything is top-notch. There is always... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling home from Myrtle Beach. Stopped here for the food as was told it was off the chain. I had the fish and bar-b-que. My wife had the ribs , my kids had the bbq nachos. Was great food especially the fish.

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

Hi Matthew G- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the kind words, and we're glad that y'all made the stop this weekend! Our staff always tries to do their best to make sure that guest expectations are exceeded, and many of our staff have been with us for years, so our product... More 

Paris, Tennessee
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in while traveling through the area. We love barbecue and are used to Tennessee barbecue. I had the pork and my wife had the beef. Both had great flavor and had plenty of thier sauce on them. The baked beans were a little on the sweet side for my wife but tasted great to me.... More 

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Thank Drfoodlover2
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Drfoodlover2- Thank y'all so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words. Our staff always wants to deliver a great product and a great experience for our guests! We are very happy to hear that everything was good! Our beans do tend to be a little sweet compared to... More 

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301 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just randomly picked this restaurant from a billboard we saw and wow....what a find. It is nothing fancy but clean. We ordered the Regular Catfish Dinner and it came with 5 pieces of the most lightly breaded and perfectly crisp catfish you could ever want. It comes with 2 sides so between the 2 of us we had fried... More 

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

Hi BeasleyKRB- Thank you so much for stopping in and for taking a chance with us after seeing the billboards! We really appreciate your business, and we're happy that everything exceeded your expectations. Given the number of reviews you have made, as well as the distribution, we feel very honored to be at the top of your rankings! Our staff... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was traveling home and looking for some good Bbq! We weren't impressed at all, our waitress did a good job and was very friendly but the food wasn't great and it could use a good clean up especially the restrooms!! Our food took a very long time and it wasn't even busy when we were there! Next time... More 

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

Hi April S- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We appreciate your business, and I apologize that your expectations were not met. We always want to try our hardest to make sure all of our guests are completely satisfied, and it is hard reading that we were "just ok." We always want to be excellent... More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The catfish was A+. The ribs were C-. The sides were C+. Restaurant not well maintained. Would stop again for the catfish.

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

Hi Larry Z- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We are glad that you enjoyed the catfish, however, we want to be excellent in all aspects of the guest experience, and we are disappointed that you did not like the barbecue or the side dishes. Our business is nearly 45 years old, and we continue... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were traveling home from Mexico and stopped overnight in Carlisle, AR. This was almost a year ago. We asked the caretaker in our motel for a place to eat and he said that he only eats BBQ at Nick's and it was worth the short drive. He was right! Even though is was a year ago, the tastes, the... More 

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

Hi Jonathan K- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate the very kind review, and we're happy that the great memories still remain after a year! I needed to read this after this weekend haha! We do our best to have a staff that is friendly and competent, and we're so happy that... 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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?