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Niki's West Steak & Seafood

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233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 252-5751
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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went with a group of retirees; the food was good and priced right.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2012
John R
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Moody, Alabama
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Wichita
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband and I visited my sister and brother-in-law and they took us to Niki's. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Yes, it can be hectic and yes, they get you through the line quickly but hey, the faster I can be eating that fried chicken, the better! Our waitress was very sweet and so was the tea. We... More 

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Moody, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

went with a group of retirees; the food was good and priced right.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I was recommended this place by the locals, who apparently don't know soul food when they taste it...I had the baked chicken that was baked to Death so dry I couldn't cut eat it.....If you hear. the name Niki's West you should run East....

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

Good southern food with fresh ingredients and lots of butter. This is a classic southern meat & three. Food is always good, but the building, tables, etc. is old and warn. They rush you through like the soup nazi from sienfield. Overall the food is worth dealing with an atmosphere that isn't the best or service that is all about... More 

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I was utterly disgusted by the ignorance and distasteful interaction with the floor manager. I visited with a group of colleagues for lunch and unfortunately the fried talpia I ordered was dry, hard, and difficult to chew and even swallow. The table hostess advised the manager would need to exchange my entree. He came to the table and said "what... More 

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Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We love this place. It is cafeteria style and has the best meat and three plate in town.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We are regulars at Niki's West and have never been unhappy with our meal. The steam table selection is gigantic and includes veggies cooked home style with a Greek flair. Best veggies in Birmingham. If you want you can also order from the menu and have fresh seafood or steaks. It is the best seafood North of the beach. The... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for many, many years and there is a reason for that.... It's so very good! The Hontzaz family know how to run a successful restaurant! They don't disappoint.

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fairfield
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Recently made a stop at Niki's for a Friday night dinner, the place was packed of course but the service was outstanding. The choices of meat and vegetables is out of this world, so much to choose from that the old saying your eyes are bigger thtn your stomach definitely applys in this case. The food is just wonderful and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Blackened Tilapia, Rutabegas, Johns slaw and Mushrooms. very good meal. Just need to work on being customer friendly people. I could eat here every week but the owners are sometimes rude. I guess with food like this they dont have to be nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 252-5751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm

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