• Burritos and fries
  • Mixed salad
  • Beans and grilled meat with sauce on top

since 1938

About us

Quality comfort food from scratch

We are a small family-owned company with a simple philosophy, serve amazing homemade food using fresh quality ingredients, and offer it at a reasonable price! Our food and service reflect our commitment to exceptional quality.

The History

In 1938 Nick Nave originated the idea of Nick’s Restaurant, the longest-standing restaurant in Kingsport, TN. Nick was committed to serving the best southern traditional food and was credited with bringing the tradition of roasting chicken and potatoes to Kingsport, TN from Louisville, KY. A great deal of credit also goes to Clarence Hobbs who purchased the concept from Nick. Clarence remained committed to the traditions created by Nick Nave for over thirty years.

Our Story

Under new ownership, the long-standing traditions created by Nick Nave and Clarence Hobbs are being passed down through the service, fresh ingredients, and expanded catering options. Our goal is to ensure that the great traditions are maintained and quality is never compromised.