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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
Date night with the hubs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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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.

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Northport, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Raleigh
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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 

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Tuscaloosa, AL
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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.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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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 !

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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17 reviews
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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 

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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: Steakhouse

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