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Nick Tahou Hots

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Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers
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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
I was worried...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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: Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers

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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: Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers
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?