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Nick's Original Filet House

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4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
205-758-9316
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family Dinner

This place is exactly as I remember from 20 years ago or more. Well maybe it is actually a little cleaner. Anyway this place is awesome! Small and informal, but great steaks and drinks!!! Everyone in our party ate steak, so I cannot talk about anything else. The T-bone, and all three filets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Tommy H
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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Fairhope, Alabama
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't been back to Nick's for over 30 years! Still the same delicious food, great salad dressings, and good memories...if you ever visited Nick's as a student long ago, visit again...still the same...but bring your patience! Wait times are long!

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Thank m_kercher
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny place (10-12 tables), so try to come in the off-peak hours or be ready to wait. During our almost 60-minute wait, we enjoyed $2 drinks ($2!) and hung out on the patio by the heaters. I got the filet, the others got the larger steak. All were delicious! It's out of the way, but it is... More 

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Thank CollegeMomOhio
Adger
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Heard about this place from friends and finally got a chance to try it. The steaks and house dressing was like I had been told, very good but the onion rings were the best I ever had. Saw and smelled the fried chicken on its way to another table and I will get that next time.

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Thank Michael C
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is exactly as I remember from 20 years ago or more. Well maybe it is actually a little cleaner. Anyway this place is awesome! Small and informal, but great steaks and drinks!!! Everyone in our party ate steak, so I cannot talk about anything else. The T-bone, and all three filets were all great. Plates could have been... More 

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1 Thank Tommy H
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I've been told this is a great place for steak and I was not disappointed! Cooked to perfection. Definitely one of those places you should go for the experience!

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Thank Hannah B
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is most definitely a "dive" Restaurant, so don't come on a first date. Lol. But this is a regular stop for me and my husband and all the locals I've ever known. Even my parents have come here forever and love this place. It's a good steak dinner at a great price. Gets crowded on game weekends or weekends... More 

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2 Thank Hilary N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is a dump. The food really, really sucks. The service is below average. The folks are real nice. But the Emperor has no clothes. Don't waste your time.

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2 Thank doug m
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Being new to Tuscaloosa, everyone I work with told me to try this place and I wasn't disappointed. My steak was huge and cooked rare, just the way I ordered it. Of course I tried their signature drink and it was perfection. I had a blast and will definitely be back.

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Thank TuffRN
Northport, Alabama
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Almost every alumni of the University of Alabama is well acquainted with Nick's in the sticks. This is a landmark restaurant in West Alabama. Can't beat the food, service and ambiance. It is an oasis of living history.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is one of those fabulous eating joints that only the locals seem to know about. It looks like a run down snack on the outside. The sign is gone. The only way to find it, is for a local person to tell you...or you just keep on driving. The outside does not inspire wanting to stop. Inside, there are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 205-758-9316

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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