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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
+1 870-552-3887
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“onion rings” (57 reviews)
“catfish” (181 reviews)
“ribs” (95 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Murfreesboro, TN and return to see grandkids a couple times a year. Have been looking for a lunch stop coming home. Found it. Nick's is the place. Catfish platter is as good as it gets. For $11 the regular had 4 filets...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 575reginalds
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi 575reginalds- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! We hope that you will make...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find from LIT headed to Collierville TN. The catfish was outstanding to say the least.. its a must stop when traveling on I-40.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Suzanne L
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Suzanne L- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by. We hope that you'll come back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a BBQ lunch here on the way to Nashville from Dallas. We enjoyed the pulled pork and catfish so much that we stopped again on the way home. Make sure you're hungry because they give you a lot of food. The pulled pork...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Trip4AWeekend- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business, and we are glad that you enjoyed everything! We always want to do our best to deliver a great product and experience at a great value for...More

Reviewed November 30, 2018

We were traveling westbound on I-40 and looking for a place to eat a lunch. We looked on TripAdvisor for reviews of various places near I-40 and took a gamble on Nick's. This place is awesome!! We placed our to-go order at the bar, went...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dishwvu
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Hi dishwvu- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! It means a lot to us when guests see the billboards, look us up, and take a chance, and we are glad...More

Reviewed November 20, 2018

This place is amazing. If you are traveling thru on the interstate it is an excellent place to stop for lunch or dinner. I believe it is exit 183 on Interstate 40. How often do you see a billboard and the place does not live...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John M
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Hi Seagator48- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we want to be a...More

Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Based on TA reviews and the billboards along I-40, we drove the 8 miles from our motel in Lonoke to eat at Nick’s. What a great decision. It is easily accessible from the interstate, lots of parking available, beautiful building and decor, great service, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 771KathyP
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Hi 771KathyP- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we want to be a...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Nicks is a favorite stop along I40 for lunch. Fast service and excellent fried catfish. Hush puppies, fried okra and onion rings are all very good. My wife and I split the deluxe fried catfish plate which is plenty for two.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob B
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Hi Bob B- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind review! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in, and we are glad that everything...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through and are so glad we did. It was some of the best catfish and ribs ever and we know our catfish and ribs. The service was excellent too!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jandavidson19
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Hi jandavidson19- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we are pleased that you...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has billboards for miles along I-40. It's in the middle of nowhere on I-40 outside Little Rock, Arkansas. We took a chance on it because there isn't anyplace else for miles. What a lovely surprise! We knew we had made the right decision...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Hi Linda T- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we are pleased that...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch while on a business trip and while it was certainly good catfish it wasn’t the best and the hush puppies were little overcooked for my taste. Would go again!! Service was very good!!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank locosd40
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Hi locosd40- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we are pleased that you enjoyed our...More

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Questions & Answers
Mary B
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Clay W | Property representative |
Hi Mary B- Yes we do ship sauce. It would be best to contact us at (870) 552-7845 and ask for me or leave me your number if I'm away from the phone. We do offer it on our website, however, we are changing our page up soon... More
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Tamrae2
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Clay W | Property representative |
Hi- We do not, unfortunately, as our local laws are antiquated. In Arkansas, we still have wet/dry counties. You can bring alcohol in from your vehicle as long as it is in a cup and not in any can/bottle. The laws will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 870-552-3887
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Description
Thank you so much for visiting our Trip Advisor page! We are a third-generation family owned and operated full-service restaurant located in Carlisle, Arkansas. We have been open since 1972, and we look forward to being open for many many more years to come! We welcome everyone in, and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations! There is always an owner present should any concerns arise, and we definitely act on any reasonable guest feedback. Stay tuned! We are moving over to a brand new building in 2018, and it will be the best barbecue experience around! Also, apologies, as the posted menu prices on here are incorrect. I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to redact the prices and the old items we no longer serve. We do promise to do our best to take care of you, so, if you're reading this, give us a try and give me a shout! Safe travels! - Clay W (Owner)
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