About Nicole's

Our Story

Starting in a concession trailer as a shared passion between a mother and her daughter, Nicole’s Restaurant has grown into a community favorite known for authentic southern flavors and genuine hospitality. A third generation restaurateur, Nicole founded Nicole’s Restaurant in Akron, Ohio while staying true to her family’s southern tradition.

Nicole’s BBQ is fast grilled but slow smoked — the key to authentic BBQ! Nicole’s menu offers southern favorites, including smokey BBQ, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, blackeye peas, and collard greens. But it’s Granddaddy’s lightly-dusted, southern, pressure-fried chicken that keeps customers coming back time and time again. And that’s not all. Our delectable side dishes are prepared without pork for a healthy serving of our delicious fixin’s.


Our Mission

Nicole’s Restaurant creates delicious homestyle comfort food served by warm and friendly people. We believe in putting our customers first and treating strangers like family. This is why Nicole’s feels like home to our guests. Through our inspired food, kind words and warm atmosphere, our customers can feel (and taste!) just how much we care!


Our Community

Nicole’s knows the importance of generosity and support. From feeding the less fortunate to sponsoring programs in the inner city schools to being involved in youth athletic programs, the team at Nicole’s takes pride in helping those in need. We strongly believe that the children in our community are the future and we actively urge our young ones to stay in school, work hard and know that Nicole’s is their place of encouragement and warmth. Nicole’s also routinely prepares and delivers food to local organizations, community churches, associations, clubs and residences throughout Akron. We love being involved and giving back to the community.


If you like our story, you'll love our food. Take a look at our menu!