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Nick's Original Filet House

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4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family on a Friday for dinner. Go Early! Like 5pm when they open the doors or you will wait. ( That's fine if you want to sit outside on the patio with a drink and a few friends) but the place fills up. They are famous for the bacon wrapped filet. It's very tasty wrapped in bacon. They... More 

Thank Cindy A
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please don't go to Nick's expecting fine dining. If you go expecting a good meal at a reasonable price, in a funky, dive setting...Nick's in the Sticks will not disappoint. Meals come with a salad, lettuce only and 3 choices for dressing on the side, family style. The steaks are good, but the star of our experience was the onion... More 

Thank Bob L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited over an hour for a table for 5. The trick is to only have 2 people in your party, I have determined. it is not big on ambiance, but the food was very good, my family loved their steaks, I had the shrimp which was also good. service was great. don't wait for your check, go up to... More 

Thank peggyandbart
Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Nick's in the sticks is its local name and it is definitely in the sticks. I was with a couple of friends one of which was a UA grad. He recommended this place. The dining room is very small and there were several people waiting when we arrived. There was a gentleman keeping a very efficient waiting list, He took... More 

Thank Sbamaguy
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was looking forward to the Famous Filet at Nick’s Original Filet (It is part of their name – although locals call it “Nick’s in the Sticks”, if you have been you understand why). It’s a Great local dive, been around since 1935, with Very friendly staff that successfully went out of the way to appease the 3 year old... More 

Thank Luvzog
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 10 had dinner here. The place is small so we were lucky to be seated as we got there. We all ordered steaks but nibbled on deep fried gizzard which were very very chewy and deep fried liver which I passed on. There is a small assortment of spirits and some beer to choose from. The steaks... More 

Thank PoshPrincess2013
Somewhere Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Today was our first visit to this local restaurant and it was fantastic. Our server "Jessie" was perfectly attentive to everything, and the food was beyond delicious. Onion rings are the best I have ever had and boy can they cook a steak ! It isn't 10 minutes off of 69 and well worth the drive. Honestly one of the... More 

Thank szq1120
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Experts will tell you the best food comes from "hole in the wall" places. Nick's is the absolute BEST!! The wait staff is hard working but, they always have time for a laugh. They get your food to you quickly and it's hot, fresh and delicious. There is usually a long wait if you get there after 5:00 pm and... More 

Thank CABrad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I grew up with 'Nicks in The Sticks' (what us locals call it.) I'm a vegetarian, and yet I still eat there. I get a grilled cheese with hot sauce, a baked potato with fixings, and of course their salads. Their salads are so simple yet for some reason, they are delicious! Their salad dressings are the BEST. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Left before end of football scrimmage and drove here. Information here says it opened at 5 but was open when we got there around 4:50. My wife and I ordered the large filets with onion rings and French fries. The salads were really simple and the dressing good. This place is outstanding and the atmosphere was a little funky but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 205-758-9316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?