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Nick's Hamburger Shop

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427 Main Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006 - 1935
(605) 692-4324
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

This place is incredible! Got the history scoop from the wonderfully friendly owner. Burgers are small, but perfect size for a light lunch. Milkshakes were to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible! Got the history scoop from the wonderfully friendly owner. Burgers are small, but perfect size for a light lunch. Milkshakes were to die for.

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Madison, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I recently completed a 4826 mile road trip and always stop here on my second day out from Wisconsin. I even plan my first overnight in New Ulm, MN so I can get to Nick's when they open at 11:00am (except closed Sundays). I literally walked in at 11:01am this trip and the place filled up in seconds! It has... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stopped by for a quick bite to eat while visiting SDSU. Asked for a recommendation from univ staff and they steered us to this local favorite. It was a great experience! Sat at the long counter and enjoyed our burgers, made just the way we requested them. Friendly folks engaged us in conversation and were so welcoming. Very pleasant place... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fourth time in Brookings and Nick's have always been closed so I was really excited to see them open. Fantasy was better than reality. The burger bite was nice and tasty but failed to meet my expectations based on the ravings of others. Wife didn't see it either. Bummer for both of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nick's was rated one of the top hamburgers in the midwest by Mid West Living, so when we moved to Brookings, this was top on our list. The burgers are delicious, to say the least. The workers are friendly, and the atmosphere is just plain fun! Where else do you get to sit at a counter, around the "grill" and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Cute burgers and very busy. Kind of reminds me of a Krystals, but feels family owned. Burgers were simple, but tasty, but very small. No lettuce, tomato or mayo. No fries. Not sure if I would go back, but worth the stop at least once if you're traveling along I-29. Loved the downtown feel and the small town charm.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This neat little place serves yummy little hand-made burgers and several varieties of prepackaged potato chips. There is also some ice cream on the menu which is good. But the most outstanding thing about Nick's is the home-made pie. Every pie is made completely from scratch and is AMAZING.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped for dinner on our way through Brookings, what a neat place. Service was fast, and food was good. Burgers, malts and homemade pie.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A local landmark in this beautiful clean community for many many years. Known for its grilled slider hamburgers, but also serves up chips, refreshments, and desserts.

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Bloomington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They don't serve fries, but the tiny hamburgers are fabulous with potato chips. It's really fast, you literally can be in and out in 15 minutes. The have carry out also. Cash only. No tipping.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 427 Main Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006 - 1935
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Brookings
  • Phone Number: (605) 692-4324

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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