We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Nick's Original Filet House

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
+1 205-758-9316
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local favorite and somewhere we all come back to after graduation. There is a line to get in from 5 pm till 7 so come early. No reservations. Semi-nice outdoor seating area with bar while you wait. Try the Nicodemus! Great filets and sides. Even better service.

Thank Nathan W
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically, a quasi-roadhouse with a full bar, that stumbled on serving steaks. Everything about it is pretty grungy (I'm not sure how they actually manage to pass health dept reviews). I think if you're a regular the wait staff can be pretty friendly, but if you're new, forget any kind of give and take (except that you give them your... More 

1 Thank Anna C
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I first ate here in 1977 while in college and except for the addition of the front porch area, nothing has changed. Start your meal with the onion rings and Nicodemus and follow it up with a great steak. If you are looking for white table cloth fine dinning, this is not your spot. But if you are looking for... More 

1 Thank Tidex16
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Every time I came back here, it makes me feel like I'm back home! The Nicodemus and filet is an award winning combo every time. Great steak, fun atmosphere, and great drinks what more could you want!

Thank John J
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Nick's Filet House is known for their filets so that's what we order every time we go. They are wrapped with bacon and cooked to order. The salads are mostly iceberg lettuce with a tomato and the dressing is still served in the 3 choice server used for many years. The baked potatoes are very good. And the store bought... More 

Thank Pattonplace66
Level Contributor
193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Nick's (in the sticks) is still awesome after about 40 years. We frequented it while in college, and even now, there is sometimes a two hours wait to get in. Seats 40 people, so my advice is to get there early... the guys will seat you even 30 minutes before they "OPEN" and you can place you Nickademus order for... More 

Thank ramblin1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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
Level Contributor
116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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

Travelers who viewed Nick's Original Filet House also viewed


Been to Nick's Original Filet House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: +1 205-758-9316

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nick's Original Filet House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Nick's Original Filet House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?