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Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant

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1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
+1 870-552-3887
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10:00 - 21:30
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Radford, Virginia
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever ate at. The was excellent and the chicken was dynamite. Loved the feel and the charm. Thanks for a awesome meal.

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Thank uvawisedude
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi uvawisedude- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review. We ALWAYS want to do our best to exceed our guests' expectations! We are glad that you enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you back in soon- maybe in our new building, when you are on... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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217 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had 1/2 ribs, sliced brisket, 1salad, okra, fries, beans, 2teas, fried pie with ice cream For $34! Great!!

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

Hi Becky V - Thank you so much for stopping in again! We really appreciate your business and the kind feedback! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in. We hope that you will come back in again soon! Have very happy and safe travels! More 

Albuquerque, NM
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got past Memphis and started getting hungry. Never thought I would find a decent place to eat before the next big city. Saw billboards for Nick's and figured, why not. I arrived around 1:30 on a Sunday and it was still busy. Food was awesome and not horribly priced. Half a rack of pork ribs with two sides and tea... More 

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Thank BLDTraveler
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi BLDTraveler- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review. Our ribs are a specialty here, and we are glad that you enjoyed everything. We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in! We hope to see you in again... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended at the Arkansas welcome center. They nailed it. This is a great road trip stop. Great local fare. When you walk in, you are greeted by lots of signed pictures on the wall. You kind of figure the place has a reputation. I can see why so many stop here, it is just plain good! We only... More 

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Thank Robert_M60805
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Robert_M60805 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind words! The wonderful people at the welcome center are fantastic, and we are glad you took their advice. We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! We hope that... More 

Baytown, Texas
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff! CUTE too! 😉 Delicious ribs and catfish. The place is obviously VERY popular as it was crowded with truckers --- and truckers ALWAYS know the best places to eat. The one and only small negative is that Carlisle is a dry county, so a cold beer with your barbecue is not an option. ☹️ The food is... More 

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Thank KatLSU
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi KatLSU- 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 in! We are happy that you enjoyed everything, and we hope you stop back by soon! Have very happy and safe travels! More 

Conway, Arkansas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always seen this sign driving back from Memphis and we finally actually stopped today. Its in a good location with it being right off the Carlisle exit and the parking lot was getting full when we got there. I ordered the half slab or ribs and they were very flavorful! With the ribs, bread, and your choice of... More 

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Thank kimani21
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi kimani21- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! Please know that our sauce is made fresh daily by either my grandmother or me, and the recipe is definitely unique compared to other popular sauces. We always want to do our best to deliver a great... More 

Royal, Arkansas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Only get to stop here a couple times a year, but what a treat when I can. My wife and I were driving home from Memphis this afternoon and decided to stop in for a bite. She had the fish and ribs and I had a half slab of ribs. Everything was fantastic! Finished off my meal with a fried... More 

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Thank 1dw2
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 1dw2- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so regularly! We really appreciate your business and your kind feedback! Our ribs are a specialty item, and we always want to do our best to make sure that everything exceeds your expectations every time you stop by! We hope that you continue to stop in. We... More 

Youngstown, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When the parking lot is full of cars at noon on a Saturday, you know it's probably going to be good, and I wasn't disappointed! Fried green tomatoes and beef brisket were perfect. I would come here again.

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Thank doubletrouble2AT
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi doubletrouble2AT- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! We definitely want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in - we always like seeing our lot packed haha! Our fried specialty sides are always prepared fresh and hand-battered to order.... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food served quickly. A lot of advertising along the highway made me nervous but nick's exceeded my expectations. The service was great and the the food was reasonably priced and really good. I really enjoyed the catfish. One trip advisor reviewer discussed the uniqueness of Nick's BBQ sauce. He was right; it is unique and it is also very... More 

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Thank Kenmar5
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kenmar5 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! We're glad that you enjoyed the catfish, and please know that our sauce is made only by my 95-year-old grandmother or me, therefore, the quality should always be excellent! We always want to do our best... More 

Savannah, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

WOW this place was great. Just saw the bill board advertising it . They had a lot of folks there late in the afternoon decided it must be good. We were NOT disappointed. We got the Barbecue beef sandwich,onion rings,slaw and tea did not like the slaw BUT the best bbq and the onion rings were the biggest and best... More 

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Thank skyblue1953
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi skyblue1953- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and the very kind review! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we're so glad you likes our homemade hand-battered onion rings! They are one of our best-selling specialties. We hope that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?