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Nicko's Fine Foods

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4603 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-3732
813-234-9301
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A real diner.

I've been going to Nicko's since college in the 80s. It's what you expect in a diner, cheap, filling and damned good food. As with any diner, breakfast is the best and Nicko's does it right all day. The rest of the menu is tasty diner fare. Also, Elvis ate there back in 1956. Nick and the staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug C
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Nicko's since college in the 80s. It's what you expect in a diner, cheap, filling and damned good food. As with any diner, breakfast is the best and Nicko's does it right all day. The rest of the menu is tasty diner fare. Also, Elvis ate there back in 1956. Nick and the staff make you... More 

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Thank Doug C
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've only been to Nicko's Diner for breakfast, but it's my favorite place for biscuits and gravy. The corned beef hash is fabulous too. You can get a booth or sit at the counter. Service is fast, the coffee is hot, and the food hearty. You won't be disappointed. It's a favorite of the locals in the Seminole Heights neighborhood.

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Thank Nikki D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Not sure what the attraction is...maybe nostalgia since Elvis supposedly ate there. They even have the "Elvis" booth. First time here. A friend was taking me out for lunch in return for taking him on errands since he is unable to drive. If nothing else, diners usually have good to great breakfast food. Not this one, at least on my... More 

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Thank William W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This was a good "greasy spoon" diner spot that had good breakfast and perfect portions. It's certainly old and not exactly the picture of cleanliness, but the service was great, prices are reasonable and it was worth the visit.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After passing this place over and over I finally made time in the AM to hit it up for breakfast. The sign "fine food" is misleading, that isn't what this place is about. It's got a great history and they are proud of it but you should give it a try if you enjoy tasty food, any time of day,... More 

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Thank David H
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Nicko's is a neighborhood diner with old fashioned appeal. To say that the locals eat here is an understatement. During peak hours you can expect to wait on a table for 15 minutes or more, but it's worth it. The sandwiches are delicious, especially if you order them on Cuban bread, and come with hot fries of the side of... More 

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Thank MaestrosDarkling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a burger to go. Sat and talked with staff while waiting. Amazing people! Can even do magic! Burger was amazing as well.

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Thank Raymond S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Love this place busy place awesome food and cheap! Good attitude breakfast served all day and open 6 days at night too it's perfect for a diner experience

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jimpell65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Tampa Florida since 2001 and I've heard about Nicko's for a while I finally tried it a few months ago and they immediately won me over as a new customer like I said great food great prices and the owner will make you have an experience that you will never forget thumbs up to Nickos

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New Port Richey, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

In our quest to find local restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, we were told about Nicko's. Ys was everything mentioned and then some for this diner. Martha, our waitress, has been working here for years and a very welcoming hostess. If you are looking for that hometown cooking, you must visit. You might have to wait for a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4603 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-3732
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-234-9301

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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