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320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
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Ranked #246 of 1,112 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
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Fairport, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Binghamton, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a Saturday. Not much to see from the outside (we actually thought it was closed) but once inside the staff was quick and polite. Good was ready fast and delicious. Definitely recommend.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 - 10
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Hot Dogs

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