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The Original Papa Nicks

15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
+1 828-689-8566
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (51 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (14 reviews)
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 College St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time we decided to eat in. Busy place, so we were happy to get one of the last tables by 5:15 on a Sat. night. Trish was our sweet waitress again. Perfect and friendly service although she was very busy. She and her Mom...More

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 12 February 2018

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a family-owned restaurant doesn't keep regular hours. Even when hours are posted on this establishment's website, you can't be 100% sure they will be open. I have even called a time or two, only to be told...More

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Sean T, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We apologize for your inconvenience , just remember we are a small family run business. Everybody here works very hard Wednesday through Sunday. We close for Monday and Tuesday, being that we are in a small town and family run , it's probably not best...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

We always enjoy our dinners at Papa Nicks. We enjoyed the spaghetti and meat balls, spinach manicotti and chicken ravioli. All were very good and we were able to take home leftovers. Great food and great service. One of our very favorite places to eat.

Thank sherrycat
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you!!!

Reviewed 23 December 2017

I often order my pizzas without cheese. If they are piled with enough veggies, I prefer it to one with cheese but so often I get a pizza with poor coverage of vegetables and find myself wanting. Not at Papa Nick's. The "Murphy" is one...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Two of us split the ziti with chicken and spinach and a small Greek pizza which came with a salad and garlic knots. Lordy was it all delicious!! We can't wait to come back for dinner one day. The service was excellent and warm and...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The two best-rated eateries in town, Papa Nicks and The Stack House, are neighbors on College Street in downtown Mars Hill. Preferring Italian cuisine to burgers and barbecue my wife and I chose Papa Nick's for dinner. We were impressed with the friendliness of the...More

Thank Steve_in_TN
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Just love the guys in the back. Friendly as usual taking my order to go, over the phone. Everything ready at the time I asked. (do give them extra time at busy hours). Spaghetti and MBs and Greek Spaghetti are both so good. Dinners come...More

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was my second time eating at this restaurant, and the second time service was extremely slow. I don't think I've ever eaten at a restaurant where everyone in a party was not served at the same time. Could be because the place is so...More

Thank Aunt23
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The establishment has been run by the same family for decades so, they must be doing something right. Comfortable, clean dining room along with clean rest rooms. I ordered Chicken Manicotti which was excellent. The meal was served with piping hot garlic rolls which appeared...More

1  Thank William S
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you William for the nice review and for visiting with us.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We met some relatives for a dinner out and tour of the area. They raved about this place and they were right. Very cozy place that serves a good variety of food. At the table there was pizza, chicken Parmesan, ravioli and spaghetti. All were...More

Thank stasho1
deb t, Owner at The Original Papa Nicks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you!!!

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15 February 2018|
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Response from sherrycat | Reviewed this property |
We only dine at the Papa Nicks. The holiday hours were different and posted on the door. I would call again and mention the website. It is outdated
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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