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Nick's Original Filet House

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4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank April W
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank alafans
Fairhope, Alabama
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I haven't been back to Nick's for over 30 years! Still the same delicious food, great salad dressings, and good memories...if you ever visited Nick's as a student long ago, visit again...still the same...but bring your patience! Wait times are long!

Thank m_kercher
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is a tiny place (10-12 tables), so try to come in the off-peak hours or be ready to wait. During our almost 60-minute wait, we enjoyed $2 drinks ($2!) and hung out on the patio by the heaters. I got the filet, the others got the larger steak. All were delicious! It's out of the way, but it is... More 

Thank CollegeMomOhio
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Heard about this place from friends and finally got a chance to try it. The steaks and house dressing was like I had been told, very good but the onion rings were the best I ever had. Saw and smelled the fried chicken on its way to another table and I will get that next time.

Thank Michael C
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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159 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is exactly as I remember from 20 years ago or more. Well maybe it is actually a little cleaner. Anyway this place is awesome! Small and informal, but great steaks and drinks!!! Everyone in our party ate steak, so I cannot talk about anything else. The T-bone, and all three filets were all great. Plates could have been... More 

1 Thank Tommy H
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I've been told this is a great place for steak and I was not disappointed! Cooked to perfection. Definitely one of those places you should go for the experience!

Thank Hannah B
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is most definitely a "dive" Restaurant, so don't come on a first date. Lol. But this is a regular stop for me and my husband and all the locals I've ever known. Even my parents have come here forever and love this place. It's a good steak dinner at a great price. Gets crowded on game weekends or weekends... More 

2 Thank Hilary N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is a dump. The food really, really sucks. The service is below average. The folks are real nice. But the Emperor has no clothes. Don't waste your time.

3 Thank doug m
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Being new to Tuscaloosa, everyone I work with told me to try this place and I wasn't disappointed. My steak was huge and cooked rare, just the way I ordered it. Of course I tried their signature drink and it was perfection. I had a blast and will definitely be back.

Thank TuffRN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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?