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Nick's Hamburger Shop

427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-1935
+1 605-692-4324
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast food
427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-1935
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stumbled in to find a great place! We were checking out the downtown, walked in and the place was packed. Walk to a corner, order and wait for a little taste of back in time. We enjoyed our simple and delicious burgers outside with sodas...More

Thank Maura H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been trying to go here for at least 10 years. Always closed due to my timing around holidays. So glad that I went. Thoroughly enjoyed the small hamburgs. Start with one and then keep adding. Watch them grill in front of you. Very casual...More

Thank malbeclady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will go back next time I am in town. It was so yummy. I was impressed for the first time I was there.

Thank MissRacer08
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

It is a sad statement on life in South Dakota that this place is considered great. It is far from it. It is a small piece of Hell on Earth. The crowd looks like a mixture of humans from Wall-E and the Walking Dead and...More

Thank S B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

When my mother and I arrived we sat for at least 10 minutes before we got asked what we wanted to drink. Only 4 other people were there. We then got attitude from the guy who was cooking. The burgers were very small as well....More

Thank Abbigail32
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place! And I am particular when it comes to food and cleanliness. The burgers were great and the place is clean. Staff uses gloves to touch my food. I will be back!

Thank gizzy15
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This spot is simply iconic. It rivals White Castle (small burgers that your order multiple of) and is very charming. Four of us ordered 12 cheese burgers etc. and it was tasty and enjoyable. Cannot visit SDSU or Brookings without stopping in.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Came to Brookings for a college basketball game and brought some co-workers. We all wanted to head to Nick's for lunch before the 2 pm tip off. Great food, great atmosphere. I will be back.

Thank pwiechmann
Reviewed 25 September 2017

As a child, Nick's was my very first fast food restaurant. Years of childhood memories, had made them the best! So going back to Brookings, this past weekend, we had to hit Nick's for a couple of burgers. The size is the same as the...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You can't go to SDSU indeed to Brookings on a weekday and not go to Nick's Hamburger Shop…Taste and texture that everyone who has ever been in Brookings will rave about. A burger that moments ago was swimming in it's own flavor and only sits...More

Thank rstonbrass
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Steve G
24 December 2015|
Response from nickshamburger | Property representative |
We are very sorry that your question went unanswered for so long. We have recently had a change in management. Our buns do contain dairy, but no nuts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-1935
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Brookings
  • Phone Number: +1 605-692-4324
  • E-mail
Our burgers are made fresh to order, with fresh (never frozen) ground beef. The delicious buns are made fresh daily with our own secret recipe. Burgers are topped with your choice of ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, cheese, or our homemade mustard dill relish. Don't forget dessert! We have delicious homemade pie, rolls, shakes, and malts! We also serve breakfast from 8-10:30AM. Try our traditional burger topped with a fresh fried egg!
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