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Nick Tahou Hots

320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
585-464-9173
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Ranked #290 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My father was a Rochester police officer. He worked many long shifts and counted on Nick' for energy sustaining nutrition 24 hours a day. On the rare occasions that he and I would be downtown running errands, we would get 2 garbage plates. I remember clearing my plate at 13 and feeling manly like my dad. I have been back... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had a dog at Park Ave Fest and had heard that they no longer use Zweigle's . So very true unfortunately. A weiner on a lousy bun with a thin dribble of hot sauce. The hotdog seemed steamed and the bun was soggy immediately. Won't have another one.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food at Nick Tahou Hots is bad, almost completely devoid of flavor, and fitting it's name - the garbage plate. But if you go to this place expecting anything else, you are kind of missing the point. It's a local institution and unlike any restaurant I've ever visited. Old school, take it or leave it. Extra greasy, paper plate,... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A trip to Rochester, NY, is not complete without trying the Garbage Plate at Nick Tahou. As Buffalo Wings are to Buffalo and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is to Syracuse, Nick's Garbage Plate is to Rochester. But come hungry, it's tasty a mouthful.

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Bombay
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a Rochester Classic. While really unhealthy, the Garbage plate is undeniably good. There are other imitators in the city and clearly a dish called "Garbage Plate" wasn't coined by a Marketing guru - the food is uniformly tasty.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Been travelling here for business for the last 4 years but never had the chance to visit this Rochester institution located in an old railway building I ordered the garbage plate special which consisted of tater tots, ground beef sauce, 2 hamburger patties grilled cheese mustard, onions, and a side of macaroni salad. I washed it down with a coke.... More

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Tioga, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Now that I live out of the area it had been a few years since I had had a garbage plate. We went through the drive thru at the Henrietta location. Service was good and we had a garbage plates very quickly. We ordered them with mac salad, home fries, cheesburgers, onions, and meat sauce. Couldn't wait to get home... More

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Gaithersburg, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I read the reviews prior to going so I was all set up for disappointment but decided we needed to eat here as something you do in Rochester. I was pleasantly surprised. The Henrietta location was CLEAN including the bathroom (others had mentioned the main st local as not too clean) the food was tasty and I was able to... More

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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

An institution. Employees a hoot & friendly. White hot garbage plate is yummy. All types of people came in during lunch. Just go & enjoy. Get the t-shirt. You can always go to McDonald's if you want no flavor.

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Limerick
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Best hots and burgers in town! It's the "meat sauce" that makes them special! If you are in Rochester you need to visit Nick Tahou's Hots!

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