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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
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (49 reviews)
“catfish” (158 reviews)
“ribs” (92 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Barbecue
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were traveling and stopped in to get something to go. We ordered the catfish and 1 BBQ meat (we chose sliced beef) plate which also came with Texas toast, pickles, onion, and two sides (we chose onion rings and the Cole slaw). The catfish...More

Thank btomatoe
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi btomatoe- Thank you so much for stopping by! We really appreciate your business, and we always strive to earn five stars. We do apologize for a portion your take out being cold, however, given the nature of take-out, it is difficult to control food...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nick's is known for their BBQ and catfish. My family loves the onion rings as well! The new building is absolutely beautiful and roomy.More

Thank Hopalynn B
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hopalynn B- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so regularly! Your husband and I were classmates, and it is so important that our local guests are happy with the new building and the changes we have made. We do everything...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on our way from Branson to Mississippi. The catfish and bbq were both DELICIOUS! Service was friendly and prices were reasonable. If you are closely definitely stop in (:More

Thank Michelle S
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michelle S- 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 deliver a great experience at reasonable prices. We are committed to taking care...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I make it a point to stop here when I travel between Memphis and Little Rock. This time, however, the restaurant was in a brand new building. That makes me worry sometime. The food hasn't changed, it is still as good as before. The staff...More

Thank Johnny B
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Johnny B- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind review. We have been operating at our new location for over three months now, and things are beginning to smooth out. It is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on way to Tennessee. We both ordered the smoked dark meat chicken dinner. $9.95. Very large thigh and drum stick. It was done, but could have been left on just a little longer to get joints to break apart easily. Were...More

Thank cokerlj
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi cokerlj- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your constructive review. As always, we want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! As you noted our sides are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food in a small town quiet location. Skip the hustle and bustle of big city and relax while enjoying some amazing catfish and BBQ. Awesome food and the staff is amazing!More

Thank Allen B
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling on a Friday night I had a craving for a fish fry that appeals to locals, families and travelers. Nick's has been here since 1972 and just opened their third expanded building. Clay is one of the third generation owners. Service was attentive and...More

Thank deagautney
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi deagautney- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! It was a real pleasure speaking with you the other night, and we are happy that everything was excellent! Everything is indeed fresh and scratch-made daily, and we always want to do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great new building, still delicious catfish! Cole slaw & veggies were also tasty. We passed on desserts but they looked great.More

Thank jspphoenix
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jspphoenix- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Our staff tries their best to deliver a great experience for a reasonable price, and we hope that you enjoyed everything! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In new storefront for 3.5 months. Great improvement with attractive, well-designed building. Broad menu selection. Fish, hand-cut fries, and hush puppies/onion rings were as good as any we've ever had. On the other hand, a 'Southern' restaurant should be a '10' on certain items. Fried...More

Thank K. R
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi K.R - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! Wow! What a detailed and witty review! We really do appreciate your feedback, and we aim to always improve our product. We always want to exceed your expectations every time you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually am a little concerned when the billboards for a place advertise 'truck and RV parking'. When we pulled up, we were worried that the food might be a little underwhelming, but we were super hungry. My wife ordered the small catfish plate and...More

Thank Kevin A
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kevin A- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your taking a chance and stopping. The large number of billboards are a result of our business growing to a point where we can support...More

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Mary B
26 January 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
7 September 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
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 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
  • E-mail
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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