Nicks-in-the-Sticks as I fondly remember it, isn't really about high quality food, but rather, an overall experience. My mom ate here back in the 70's when she was in college at UA so she took me when I went there. Every time I've ever been there, it's always been a two hour wait. Impatient foodies probably would blow a gasket for waiting so long. The wait area outside is nice and even during cold months, there are heaters provided to stay warm. The restaurant is a tiny shack out in the sticks. The last time I ate there, I don't believe there was even a sign for it. You just knew where it was because of all the people and cars. The signature drink to get while waiting for your table is the Nicodemus or formerly the Zombie as my mom remembers it. It's a tasty vodka-based cocktail that is served in a medium-sized styrofoam cup. I've had many great conversations with friends, family, and even other patrons while waiting outside. Once inside, the restaurant has a very old-timey atmosphere. The service is great too. The food isn't anything to jump up and down over, but it's still pretty good. I've always ordered the small filet, which comes bacon-wrapped with a side of baked potato, salad, and rolls. It's served on little wooden/metal trays. I recall a few friends commenting that the food wasn't worth the wait, but the overall experience was a fun one. It's not for everyone, but I've always enjoyed it.
If you own or manage Nick's Original Filet House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.