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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” (39 reviews)
“catfish” (144 reviews)
“ribs” (83 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1012 North Bankhead Drive, Highway 13 North, Carlisle, AR 72024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katie obtained recipe from kitchen after I asked how fried chocolate pies were made. With her help, settled on Grandma's Pecan Pie after delicious early supper of BBQ and catfish. Restaurant was crowded on a Sunday afternoon but service was efficient and friendly. Large parking...More

Thank bobl984
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi bobl984 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind feedback! Katie has been with us for quite a while, and she is one of our most skilled staff members- a guest...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had the BBQ sandwich and catfish for lunch. Food was very good. Onion rings were big and tasty. Most orders includes two sides; I chose the side salad which was a generous portion and very good. Service was excellent and parking was ample.More

Thank Mesa56
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Mesa56 - Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind words! We always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop in, and we always hope that everything...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I was here 13 years ago and food was unbelievable. I am back and it is still the or better. They make the best catfish in USA. Finger licking term I think originated here.More

Thank Ismail A
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi Ismail A- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us again! We really appreciate your business and your kind review! After 13 years, it's about time you visited us again haha! We are so happy to hear that everything was excellent...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on a business trip. Per the waitress recommendation we tried the ribs. They also have homemade fried pies with ice cream. The ribs were excellent but for me the highlight was the fried pie and ice cream. Probably too heavy for...More

Thank DBR6
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi DBR6- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! Our ribs, as well as our fried pies, are quite popular with guests, and we are very happy that you enjoyed them!...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great service and food! Catfish and brisket was so flavorful!! Waitress so kind and helpful. Got a green t-shirt😁More

Thank teresadoyle1
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi teresadoyle1- 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 exceed your expectations every time you stop by, and we hope that you'll come...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places on I-40 in AR! Food is constantly delicious and sweet tea is the best! Picked up some home made peanut brittle for the road. Good luck with your new building!More

Thank jspphoenix
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hi jspphoenix- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us so regularly! We really appreciate your business and your very kind words! Our new building is coming along nicely, and we hope to be in it by the end of the year....More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Be prepared to do some eatin'. Really good value with large portions of super tasty food. We had the catfish (of course) ribs (too many) and the sliced beef. We had the fried pickles as an appetizer. All the sides were great and outstanding service....More

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Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi HoustonTravlinDave- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your very kind review! It's always great when people take the chance, hit our exit, and enjoy everything! We always want to do our best to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Food was great, service was good. Atmosphere wasn't awesome but it looks like they are building a new place next door. We would go back.More

Thank travelagentchristy
Clay W, Owner at Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi travelagentchristy- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind feedback! We are indeed building a new building next door, and it should help to relieve some of the issues we've faced in our...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Fish good, tartar sauce horrible, plain mayo in a cup, fries good, slaw was very commercial, a good slice of sweet onion, a slice of pickle, and 2 hush puppies, a very fair portion on all Good smoked sausage served with barbecue sauce, a different...More

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

Hi Elmosboodles- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and we always want to do our best to exceed your expectations every time you stop by! We hate that everything wasn't up to your expectations, however,...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We stop in here whenever we go by and it is eating time. Never had a bad meal. The catfish is as good or better than anywhere you'll find. Today, I just got the small plate which was 3 pieces of fish. The baked potato...More

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

Hi Kirby P- Thank you so much for stopping in and dining with us! We really appreciate your business and your kind feedback! You are quite the reviewer, and we are happy that your expectations were exceeded! We want to always do our best to...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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:30 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
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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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