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Nick's Nest

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1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nick's Nest has been a Holyoke institution for generations. There's a picture on the "restaurant's" cork board of a group of guys, myself included, that dates back to 1948 or so. It used to be owned by a Greek family, but don't know the present owners. Ironically, while I love the place and the history, unlike most, I'm not crazy... More 

Thank sseansully
South Hadley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to Nick's Nest since I was a kid now I bring my kids. Stopped there the other day with my two daughters and had one of the best lunches ever. Their hot dogs are still great!

Thank Lori J
Hartford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicks has a simple formula that's been working for generations. They make hotdogs. Good hotdogs. And beans. I think they have chips and cole slaw. But most people go because they have great dogs and beans. Simple and to the point. Not much seating but how long does it take to eat a hot dog? Seriously. Go and enjoy.

Thank JBMartiniguy
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to revisit a childhood memory and bring my kids along. Still have all of the same foods we love, served the way they alway did. My only issue was the hot dogs were barely warm, all 4 of them we ordered.

Thank Tiffany L
South Hadley
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very simple but extremely tasty food. Their hotdogs are some of the best I have ever tasted. It has been around for a long time and once you taste the food you can see why. I have never seen a door opener like they have either.

Thank robinlindros
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nick's is the place to go when traveling through Western Mass. Guaranteed great hot dogs and beans. Don't drive by - stop in and ENJOY!

Thank Mejkc
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nick's is a staple Holyoke place. Cheap place with good food. Ice Cream in lots of flavors. Nothing fancy but it fills you up.

Thank joy413
Henderson, Nevada
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Ate here constantly as a child/teenager growing up in Holyoke. Was back to visit family and I insisted we go to Nick's Nest for lunch. It was great. I haven't eaten there in 25 years and it was the same - a good thing. The store was the same - right down to the signs to not touch the condiments... More 

Thank BLV430
New Jersey
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I grew up on Nicks Nest hot dogs. Whenever I'm within an hours drive I make sure to stop in for lunch or dinner or as a matter of fact for any reason.The quality, the service and the decor have not changed - you can't improve on perfection. If you're heading north or south on I-91, it's an easy off... More 

Thank f8nbt
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Nick's Nest is an institution and a National Treasure. They have managed to stay true to their roots even when the restaurant was bought and changed hands. My family has been eating their hot dogs and baked beans for more than fifty years. Whenever I return to visit, one of my first stops is Nick's Nest. Don't ask why they... More 

Thank Holly R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: 413-532-5229

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