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Nick's Hamburger Shop

427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-1935
+1 605-692-4324
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamburger” (43 reviews)
“sliders” (18 reviews)
“pie” (10 reviews)
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American, Fast food
427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-1935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent product with long history of success. Good food and wonderful hospitality. People return years later and enjoy the food and hospitality with the same brand name.

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This didn't live up to its hype, but it was good for a burger stand. Sliders, 2 oz, fluffy bun, chips. Actual patty, not smashed flat like some places which was a plus, more bun than burger. Good malt. Friendly staff, fun looking retro decor....More

Thank J B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Forget about Mc Donalds. This Burger destination was around when your great grandparents were dating. Forget the frills, this place serves burgers, ice cream and pie. Not much else. A popular spot with the locals; you'll see why when you go.

Thank sdsuprof
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Been eating them since the mid sixties. Think they were selling for 10 cents a piece. Classic cafe no booth seating. Have burgers with or without cheese. Shakes , malts and pop. Eat in and enjoy your burger on a sheer sheet of paper. You...More

Thank Byron M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy just a plain ol hamburger or cheeseburger, chips, soft drinks or milkshakes. Rated by USA Today in top 50 burgers. It was so very good. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

Thank TNRoadWarrior-58
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Always a must when we visit family in Brookings Burgers are reminders of days gone by A must experience when in Brookings SD

Thank Cheryl D
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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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