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Nikola's Restaurant

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25225 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48033-5236
248-355-4695
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good chicken and barbecue

I've been to Nikola's several times. Their specialty is supposed to be barbecue. The barbecue is good, not excellent, but flavorful. The chicken is my favorite. The broasted chicken portion is generous and well cooked. The potato choices are good too. I like the potato wedges that seem to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Frugalista2012
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Southfield, Michigan
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nikola's has a few good things going for it. It's easy to get to, the waitstaff is friendly, and the food is relatively good. Unfortunately, there are some things that aren't so good. There is limited close parking, the food is over-priced for what you get, and the interior needs an update.

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Walnut Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was my first time here and I was amazed at the wonderful flavor in all I ordered. I started with a shrimp gumbo, awesome ! My main course was a catfish filet fried to perfection and served with my choice of side, collard greens. The catfish was cooked to perfection soft tender and tasty. Now I've had collard greens... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've been to Nikola's several times. Their specialty is supposed to be barbecue. The barbecue is good, not excellent, but flavorful. The chicken is my favorite. The broasted chicken portion is generous and well cooked. The potato choices are good too. I like the potato wedges that seem to be baked. This is a good family restaurant. The prices are... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant use to be our family favorite because the ribs and chicken wings use to be Great! I'm not sure if they have a different cook or they no longer care but the food isn't as good as it use to be. While the sauce is good the ribs are very tough/rubbery and the chicken wings seemed as though... More 

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Sterling Heights
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I don't get to eat here often, because it's too far from home. However I do meat a fellow retiree here once or twice a year. Parking can get confusing because several lots run together, but if you get there for an early lunch there is no problem. I usually get the pulled pork sand witch. It's gigantic. I eat... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I stop in here now and then and the food is always simple and good, the portions huge, and the prices pretty moderate. Spare ribs here are always good. "Broasted" chicken is good, too. The entrees come with a "hot" side dish and a "cold" side, several comfy choices, I chose mac & cheese tonight and opted for the cup... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nikola's now only has GREAT food...you get an abundance of it. Any time that I order the dinner I can never, every finish it. I take so much home that I its enough for another meal. Now, I cannot vouch that they have many "healthy alternatives" on the menu. Its not that kind of place so I could not visit... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is excellent and the prices are Great! More food than you can imagine! For sure you will need a "to go box"!

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Sterling Heights,MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had not been to Nikolas in several years and honestly forgot they were still there. But following a Friday night basketball game and knowing I would pass them on the way back I decided to relive a memory of great bbq chicken wings. Carryout service was great, but the wings were outstanding. The carryout and inside was packed at... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The place is old the bathrooms smelled awful the service was horrible the soda was flat the food was cold old and rubbery and this was Sunday brunch. Never go again one time was enough for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25225 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48033-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Southfield
  • Phone Number: 248-355-4695
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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