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Nick Tahou Hots

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American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
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320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
585-464-9173
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Must-see experience in Rochester

Nick Tahou's has certainly evolved over the years, so now it's a true hot spot for anyone who visits. You simple MUST try a "garbage plate" to really know anything about Rochester! It's located in a somewhat borderline neighborhood but safer than it looks since a lot of police and detectives eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Macau, China
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nick Tahou's has certainly evolved over the years, so now it's a true hot spot for anyone who visits. You simple MUST try a "garbage plate" to really know anything about Rochester! It's located in a somewhat borderline neighborhood but safer than it looks since a lot of police and detectives eat there too. Daytime is fairly boring but the... More 

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Santa Fe, Texas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were in town visiting from Texas and let me just say Garbage never tasted so good!!!! We had Cheeseburger plates with Mustard and Onions and I've craved one ever since!!!!! I think I will fly back just for another visit to Nick T's for a Garbage Plate!!!!! Sooooo Good!

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Home of the original garbage plate. Food was great and service was quick. Closes earlier than thought so we just made it there and got our food.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place has been around for almost 100 years and you can see it is a staple in the community. The place looks like an abandoned building but once you get inside you are transported back to the 1960s as I doubt the interior has changed since then! The service is fast and at lunch time expect it to be... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What can you say - this is the BEST and Original Garbage plate. While it sounds awful in the name, the food is just fantastic and cannot be beat. Get past the name and go try a Cheeseburger plate. You will not regret it. This is a Rochester tradition.

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PEKIN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Don't let the out of date interior scare you away. My boyfriend wanted me to try Nick's for years! I will admit I was nervous, but I was happily surprised. The food is really good!! You place your order at the counter and order one of the many combination you can put into a garbage plate. If you are tired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is what you do, and you have to do it once. I like a cheeseburger plate with everything extra sauce. It is up to you to get what you want of course :) The mac salad, home fries, and baked beans topped with onions, mustard, cheeseburger, fried egg, and hot sauce is my favorite. Sure it is a heart... More 

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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nick's isn't by any means a fancy place - it doesn't need to be. The food speaks for itself! If you're looking for a 'plate, don't bother with any of the other imitators - go here, where it all started and get the real thing!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Local friends took us here and looking at the place, I was worried. It's run down looking. I ordered a cheeseburger garbage plate with mac salad and home fries and thoroughly enjoyed it! I finished my entire meal. I'm usually not a fan of hamburger meat, but they use pretty good quality hamburgers. The combination of items on the plate... More 

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had to go back for the experience. If you are looking for fine cuisine, go somewhere else. This place is raw and straightforward. Not sure how I managed to eat these a whole bunch of times, though it helped to have something to drink before eating .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-464-9173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?