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Nick Tahou Hots

320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
+1 585-464-9173
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“garbage plate” (69 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (12 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (17 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00All hours
320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Nick Tahou's is a must visit for a unique and delicous greasy spoon experience and is frequented by the college crowd and old-timers alike. The world famous Nick's Garbage Plate comes in a wide variety with many combinations of meats and sides and they are...More

Thank Eastender472
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

When i lived in Chili, i woyld go downtown to nicks the one opened in gates (back in the day) . we would leave the orange monkey or the penny arcade and have to stop to get our grub on. The place was alive, everyone...More

Thank psinned101
Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you get the opportunity to try the original garbage plate please do! May other restaurants in the area try to mimic it, but they don't come close. Its a bit of a hole in the wall joint but the food is awesome, old skool...More

Thank Mrs_WJ
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I know it's a Rochester thing, and I like a messy plate of comfort food, but this was awful-cold frozen potatoes, tasteless Mac, runny hamburger gravy. I doused the Mac in hot sauce and ate that, but the rest was pretty bad. No seasoning, dry,...More

Thank EllenDelller
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was told not to miss Nick Tahou Hots in Downtown Rochester. Plain non-descript brick building from the front. Pulled into the Parking Lot in the back lot's of cars a good sign! Looks like the typical greasy spoon inside old and warn but clean....More

Thank RonCo893
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I have lived in Rochester for 72 years and had never been to Nick Tahous, a landmark here, because it looks like a dive and there has been some bad press about it and the area it is located in. We decided yesterday to give...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Had to stop in for a garbage plate while in town and the food was exactly what we expected. My fellas got Cheeseburger Garbage plates and thought they were great. I went simpler with a Grilled Cheese with Bacon - basic but good. Ordering was...More

Thank pixiedustgirl
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Somewhat disappointed in the other rankings for this restaurant. If you are expecting fine dining this is not the place to go. What this is is a burger joint that represents who Rochester is. It's a little dirty; a little rough around the edges; but...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I traveled to fair Rochester to seek out the famous garbage plate... and a fun night downtown, I had the chance to partake in the greasy delight. Will I go there again, probably not, was it good? Sure... it's definitely a hangover cure and I'm...More

Thank PorkDiddy98
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This articular night in Rochester, I was looking for something that would satisfy my appetite for a reasonable price. Nick Tahou was perfect. I got the garbage plate with a burger patty and fried chicken. Ordering it with chicken made it take longer to cook,...More

Thank Brad S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-464-9173
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