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Nick's Restaurant and Pub

4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
+1 828-898-9613
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (12 reviews)
“french dip” (7 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been visiting Nick’s Restaurant in Banner Elk for about 15 years – we considered ourselves to be ‘regulars’ there dining 1-2 times per week. When we would have visitors and guests in Banner Elk we would always take them to Nick’s as it...More

Thank 588mms
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an early lunch. the place was bigger than it looks, it was dark and had a simple bar decor. we started with the corn nuggets. they were good my husband got the jalopy burger covered in chili, cheese, onions, and jalapenos. he...More

Thank tnvisitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal here. Had a pretzel with beer cheese for an appetizer. It was as big as the plate. We thought we couldn't eat it all, but we did!!! I had blackened salmon and it came with a salad and a side and...More

Thank Francine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had just arrived in the area and I was quite hungry. We saw Nick's out of the corner of my eye, and decided to stop.The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was quite relaxing. and the food was spectacular. The waitress seemed to...More

Thank MaverickNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't think this place would be as good as it was...wrong. Very good service and food. Highly recommended.

Thank Skip P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This eatery is a fairly basic restaurant. We have eaten here several times for lunch, but our last dinner there was very disappointing. Granted, we were with a group, it the restaurant knew this and should have prepared. We had to wait an hour just...More

Thank Lola122
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Nicks is a weekly visit for us. A place where the locals go. Great Burgers& fries, Great Soups! Consistent. Friendly staff. Convenient location.

1  Thank Kathylynn2014
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Tasty sandwiches, soups and salads. A little slow on service, staff not all that knowledgable. I really likes their Nicholas special sandwich, kind of a french dip with onionsand peppers.

Thank KatieGinNC
Reviewed 11 June 2018

After a disappointing experience at another restaurant, we decided to try Nick’s for Karaoke night (Friday nights till midnight). After 4 hours of drinks and fun for four, we spent about $25 per person. Left totally buzzed and our DD was awesome too! If you’re...More

1  Thank 2forTheRoadSince2005
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I want to start by saying Nicks is a great Bar. Lots of seats, good bartenders, fair prices, cold beer, good atmosphere, and friendly regulars! That being said as a restaurant its the pits. I don't understand how the bar is so good but the...More

2  Thank lovesmesomegoodfood
Vicki T, Owner at Nick's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

I apologize that you had a bad experience. The irony of the whole thing is that I talked to every employee and manager and no one recalls the situation that you describe. We never send out one plate at a time, everything goes out together....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7257
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-9613
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