We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nick's Original Filet House

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
205-758-9316
Add hours for Nick's Original Filet House and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Steak

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
TuffRN
,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northport, Alabama
Level Contributor
119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I love small, local hole in the wall places. We arrived early as we were told that it fills up fast. My husband had the porterhouse and my son and I ordered the ribeye. The steak was perfectly seasoned and juicy. We all ordered rare/medium rare and got well done. The onion rings were very good, some a bit undercooked.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuscaloosa, AL
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The filet is awesome. Very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. Be prepared to wait on the weekend. Popular spot for university of Alabama students.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Panama City Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely the best restaurant in tuscaloosa! Get there at 4:45 or you will have to wait 2-3 hours for a table. We have waited that long before and was WELL worth the wait. It is a " hole in the wall" and I say that extremely complimentary! Steaks are fantastic, service is fantastic! You will not be disappointed !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not having been to Nicks since I graduated the U of A in 1982, I looked forward to going back. The atmosphere was the same ( casual) and the food and drinks were better then I remembered. Probably because I only had a couple of Nicodemius"s If ever in T-Town it is a must.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

It's a small place and the tables are really really close together. Limited and descriptive menu. Service was extremely slow and my steak was more well done than medium rare. The rolls were cold and we watched the waiter take the dressing for our salads off our table and just put it on another table so I wouldn't be surprised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I went out for my early birthday dinner to "Nicks-in-the-Sticks". We came around 5:30 that night thinking surely it shouldn't be too packed yet, we were wrong. We were put on the waiting list and went to the bar to wait. The atmosphere is small,old and simple. We waited so long we went through 3 drinks and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Nick's Original Filet House also viewed

 

Been to Nick's Original Filet House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nick's Original Filet House

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Steakhouse

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nick's Original Filet House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?