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“The Essential Upper West Side Joint” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint - CLOSED

Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint
2175 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-6603 (Upper West Side)
(212) 362-9238
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Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Ware, Massachusetts
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“The Essential Upper West Side Joint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

How is it that some businesses manage to assert their individuality so perfectly that they somehow transcend themselves and serve as archetypes? Big Nick's cramped and crazy dining rooms and huge, Greek-diner style menu are just part of the experience. The food is good in its genre, although one must admit that it isn't a style of cuisine that makes great demands on the chef. Service is cheery and fast and the prices are very reasonable, especially by NYC standards where a burger and fries can easily cost $15.00 or more. Choose Big Nick's for the convenient location and the nearly round-the-clock hours and for the bumptious feeling of Ole Noo Yawk. Be advised that the one restroom is tiny and frequently has a line; I don't think this is the best spot to take children for this reason, and due to the general hustle-bustle. Lots of options for vegetarians despite the burger-dominant menu.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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“Excellent burgers and very fair prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Do not let the vaguely dodgy appearance of this place discourage you!
It is a very basic, cheesy place, but the burgers are good! Really!
I tried the one with guacamole and it was absolutely delicious, soft fresh bun, tasty meat cooked to perfection and according to my request, good beer and fair prices. The menu is huge and not at all limited to burgers.

I can recommend it for a quick bite whenever you are on Broadway. And, even if the place looks a little scruffy, I think it has something! Very NYC.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“An honest cafe , with great staff and some surprising menu items ; 24 hours a day.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very good value breakfasts ; cheap , good coffee ; honest staff (lost a $20 note one morning and was presented with it the next time !) ; varied menu ; open 24 hours ;

Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“good pizza & people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Close to Hotel Belleclaire & the food was great. We had the Pizza. The waitress took the time to have a little conversation with us when she found out we were visiting.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Just great standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The best burgers and breakfasts on the upper West. No frills just huge and well prepared food and diner style efficiency A New York institution and one of the biggest menus I have seen

Visited March 2013
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