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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (43 reviews)
“catfish” (153 reviews)
“ribs” (85 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Oh my, what a find! The food was absolutely wonderful. I'm not much of a fish eater but this was wonderful. Sliced brisket was tender, lean and well smoked. Our server, Aunt Fe (Felicity) was very attentive, fun and offered great suggestions. A truly enjoyable...More

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

Hi Tony S- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Aunt Fe is one-of-a-kind, and we are so glad that everything was a great experience for you! We will indeed be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently dined at Nick's for the first time. My husband's pork was good; my catfish was delicious. The onion rings were a bit soggy and the baked beans were too dry. The apricot fried pie, though, was absolutely wonderful!More

Thank cfrhinehart
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi cfrhinehart- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your feedback. We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by. If there is ever anything wrong such as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stopped here in the past, lured by roadside billboards and TA reviews. I know I wrote a rave review a while back Sorry to say I have to take them down 2 notches. This stop we were very disappointed. The new building is nice,...More

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

Hi Becky V- Thank you for stopping in and dining with us. We value all of our guest feedback, and we always strive to do our best to exceed our guests' expectations. We are disappointed that your experience was less-than-stellar this time as compared with...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The catfish is some of the best. Generous portions of perfectly prepared large catfish fillets. Fried just right and served piping hot. The side dishes are good as well. The cole slaw is different but still good. We just noticed the sign and the freeway...More

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

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

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Its a nice sit down place with pretty quick service along the highway. The staff was friendly and the food was pretty good.More

Thank Derek S
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Derek S- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in! We hope that you will have...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Nick's is a "must go' if you are in the area. We just wandered in, but knew it had to be pretty good because of the trucks and full parking lot. Our hunch was not wrong. Both the bar-b-que and catfish were exceptional. I have...More

Thank Debbi D
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Debbi D- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We are so glad that you stopped in and enjoyed everything! Our catfish is a specialty dish, and we take a great deal of pride in making sure that it's excellent-...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We discovered Nick's several years ago after an accident on I40 caused us to detour....and are thrilled we did! Awesone catfish and pulled pork bbq. The wait staff is always sweet and makes us feel like locals! We look forward to this welcome everytime we...More

Thank Lynn W
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Lynn W - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Our regular guests mean a lot to us, and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Catfish was amazing. I started desiring it on the freeway looking at their signs. I was not disappointed. I got the regular catfish dinner, it was too much, but perfect to overstuff me! Also had pecan pie, not quite what I expected, but it was...More

Thank Bob84074
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi Bob84074- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! Our staff always wants to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! It doesn't matter how many...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Can't go wrong stopping here. This is where the Trucks stop to eat and everyone in town. Bar-B-Q is very good. Service is country friendly! A great place to stop when on the road!More

Thank ObruceD
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi ObruceD - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Being from Austin, you know what great barbecue consists of, and we are really happy that we could exceed your expectations!...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017

A real family restaurant. Very clean with a wonderful friendly wait staff with reasonable prices . This is the best BBQ I have ever eaten bar none, Believe me I have eaten every style of BBQ in Memphis, the Carolinas, Texas, LA and many more....More

Thank Debra R
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Debra R - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed everything! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time...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
6 September 2016|
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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
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
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
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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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