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The Original Papa Nicks

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15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
+1 828-689-8566
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours recommended Papa Nicks. The home town friendliness and service was great. Not fancy but excellent food. The garlic knots are amazing!

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Thank Sanda24237
Weaverville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering Mars Hill is a small town with not many restaurant options, this place isn't bad. I'd go there again. But the pasta dish I got was basically at the level of what I could make at home. The portion was definitely big for the money. I automatically have bad feelings for a restaurant though when they have "Spaghetti" on... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca G
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Worth taking the exit off of I26....tell them Kris kramer sent you! Great pizza and great calzone. It is a small restaurant with great relaxed service. Not a fancy place....but relaxed and delicious! Good people and good food!

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Thank Frkris
Asheville, North Carolina
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Straightforward -- and delicious -- Italian food. Our server couldn't have been more friendly, yet also gave us the time to sit, talk and visit with each other. Excellent salad and ravioli.

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1 Thank clpw1964
Newborn, Georgia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Place was packed, after we arrived went to 30 minute wait so that ought to tell you something. It is a small place and tables are close together, but don't let that be a factor. The prices are aimed a a students budget, it is close to the college, the menu has a good selection and food good. There were... More 

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1 Thank GolfHacker70
Johnson City, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We use to frequent Papa Nicks on the old route to Asheville, NC from Johnson City, Tn.Recently learned original owners' daughter reopened in Mars Hill, NC. Small restaurant in quant college town. Wonderful NY style pizza and numerous other offerings. Well worth the 45 mile drive.

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1 Thank Harry S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great service. Great owners. Great cooks ... ahem, chefs .... wonderful ambience, food, and simply the best!

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Thank mglenng2015
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They've been around for a long time and for good reason. This is always a good choice for take out or to dine in.

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1 Thank Jasper S
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you are in Mars Hill and want pizza, here's your place. I love everything on my pizza and these guys are always generous with the toppings.

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Thank Lisa C
Burnsville, North Carolina
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252 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Better go early on the weekend, it fills up quickly. Great, hardworking staff. Food out in a timely manner. Great spaghetti, rolls and salad. Would be good to have someone at the register, so the waitresses don't have to take the time from their tables to ring people out. Always a favorite place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Mars Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 828-689-8566

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