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Nick's Restaurant and Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
(828) 898-9613
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun place very friendly staff and locals were just as friendly. They had karaoke singers some good some not so but fun was had by all! I would say this was a fun Friday night experience with really friendly locals hanging out with us tourists.

Thank Stephanie W
Myrtle Beach
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Banner Elk along with my Labrador Retriever, was looking for a restaurant that was pet friendly and Nicks is what I found!! Very friendly service, the waitress brought a cold bowl of water for my dog! Had the wings as an appetizer they were very good! Also had a chicken quesadilla that was also delicious, would definitely return in... More 

Thank LindaLu819
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in while enjoying the sites around Banner Elk. Our food was good and the service was friendly. I had the steak salad and would highly recommend it! The sandwiches were tasty as well!

Thank Heather U
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I had an excellent salad while my husband had the egg salad sandwich. They were both very good. We had great service. A nice local spot.

Thank kittycat250
Bristol, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We had dinner here and had a good time. The waitress was very pleasant and looked after us - she made sure she got our order in before a large group who were there before us, to ensure we didn't have to wait. The food was average bar fare, but tasty enough and we had no complaints. There was a... More 

Thank Welshman101
Newland, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

First the not great news. Loud Music everywhere and dark dining areas. The goods news. Prices are low medium, wine and beer are average price. Food is very tasty. Service might be slow sometimes, but these mountain folk move at their own pace. The food gets to everybody at the same time, and is more often very good.

Thank chasgene
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Not bad but not great. Good service. Nice variety, something for everyone. My wife said the French Onion soup was the best she ever had. My burger was over cooked.

Thank Al T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for years & love to go to Nick's. They always treat you great & always take care of our parties

Thank Carl P
New Bern, North Carolina
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213 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Have stopped here a few times for a drink and a bite to eat. Nothing special but the food is decent and prices are reasonable. Staff is friendly but usually spread pretty thin so on a busy night you may have to wait on food and service. On our last visit we had the Chef Salad (very generous portion) and... More 

Thank Jeanne Z
Annapolis, MD
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant with a modest menu. The food and service were ok and the prices reasonable.

Thank sailor295
Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very important to me. We try to give great service and consistent food. Thank you for your patronage. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898-9613

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