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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    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
The Original Garbage Plate

Don't let the out of date interior scare you away.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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Chicago
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 17 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Don't let the out of date interior scare you away.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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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182 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On the plane and at the car rental place, we asked people where we should have lunch This restaurant has been around nearly 100 years and specializes in filling and cheap food. Macaroni salad, fries, protein and white bread are the ingredients of the famous garbage plate. Next time I visit a restaurant without lettuce or tomatoes, I will RUN... More 

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Signs posted in the restaurant (spotted in late February, 2015) say that Nick Tahou's will now be open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Fairport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have tried all the garbage plates around Rochester and Nick's is the best. I think it's the sauce and they don't kill it with the mustard and onions. Get the hots, burgers are good but the hots are the best. Eat it there.... it loses a little in the styrofoam container on the way home. There is something about... More 

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Eden, NY
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Although they were busy, they were able to move the line along. Food was Amazing, we went for lunch and it was great!

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Additional Information about Nick Tahou Hots

Address: 320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
Phone Number: 585-464-9173
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food

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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 to $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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?