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Nick's Nest

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1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
+1 413-532-5229
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“baked beans” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
“kraut” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast Food
1597 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040-1931
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Nicks has been around forever and their menu has changed very little...in fact I'm not sure it has at all. Its simple, hot dogs, beans, kraut, fixings, sodas and shakes with fries as a NEW addition in 2005, that's how little it changes. Its a...More

Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Decent food. Not great prices. Initial visit wasn't all I thought it would be but good enough to give it a second chance.

Thank Ussubforce
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Holyoke, MA, Nick's Nest is a treat. Established in 1921, this little cafe was founded on the premise of good food at inexpensive price. The culinary delights include hot dogs saturated in butter and oil along with home made beans. My...More

Thank windsgroup
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Nicks is more than a hot dog, it’s an experience in eating, a step into history, a timeless tradition. If you live or travel through the Pioneer Valley, Nicks Nest is a must.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Everyone is always talking about how amazing the hot dogs are here - but I’ve always found them cheap and disappointing. I found their chili to be unpleasant - kind of watery and bland, like something out of an industrial-sized can.

Thank rachael f
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Not the fanciest of places, but the best place for a hot dog and a malted milk shake. Great baked beans. A Holyoke institution.

Thank George R
Reviewed October 12, 2017

The dogs at Nick's Nest are legendary. Sometimes I find myself driving on route 91 and I have to exit on Route 141 to go Nick's Nest. The dogs go down so easy after being rotated in a buttery mixture. I usually buy one dog...More

Thank 674earleh
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I go here mostly for their soft serve ice cream. I love it, but its getting a tad on the expensive side to eat a meal there.

Thank al1981136
Reviewed September 1, 2017

I grew up in Holyoke and loved coming here for the popcorn, baked beans and the hot dogs. Got two today and was disappointed - got dressed up chili dogs and the chili had no taste and the dogs were bland - boring !! I...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed June 27, 2017

I've been going to Nick's Nest for over 20 years! For me, this place is an important staple to the town. Delicious dogs and awesome baked beans Make sure to grab a seat and watch the people walk by and see the fire trucks buzz...More

Thank Chris B
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May 16, 2016|
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Response from RestaurantCritic789 | Reviewed this property |
Its family owned. I don't know if its family only. Looking for work?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 413-532-5229
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