Like barbecue? Love catfish? Can’t get enough cheese dip? How about pie? Nick’s BBQ and Catfish in Carlisle ticks all the boxes. The parking lot for the big sprawling restaurant just off Interstate 40 is usually packed with cars and trucks.
Cleo passed away two decades ago, but the place is still family run. His widow, Dorothy, is in her nineties and still making the rib rub and sauce. His grandson Clay Waliski and Ferguson’s sons Todd and Craig run the business today.
Rings, green tomatoes and pickles all are top caliber and deserve the mention.
There’s also a peanut butter pie of great renown, but which I have yet to sample. For some reason, every time I go, I start off with the fried pie and I can't get past it. I suspect that's because I'm just too dang full.
There’s always a family of some sort dining on one side of the restaurant or another, and there’s always a crowd in the parking lot. You’ll find Nick’s BBQ and Catfish a few blocks south of Interstate 40 in Carlisle. Check out the website for more information.