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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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South Hadley
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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78 reviews
51 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a hot dog and ice cream. Typica summer spot. Friendly service for great classics! Bring the fam for this old school favorite.

Thank Givner M
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We lived in the neighborhood behind this place and ate here a couple of times. I've never been wowed by their hot dogs OR their chili and I'm not sure why it's so loved.

Thank RachaelFrank
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

I can remember 35 years ago when my dad took me here on multiple occasions ...always after visiting creepy and decrepit Mountain Park. Why did I want to go there? To see a little bank of monkeys play music. Well you just have to see it to believe it, and perhaps if you're lucky you'll see the monkeys. As for... More 

Thank RestaurantCritic789
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

They used to let the dogs sit in butter for a good long while... Sounds gross but tasted amazing. And the would steam the buns. I might be wrong but I don't think they are doing this now. The dogs are good but not the same level of good they used to be. Try the chilli fries.

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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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?