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Nick Tahou Hots

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320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
+1 585-464-9173
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“garbage plate” (74 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (15 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (18 reviews)
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320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ya gotta do what the Romans do... When in Rochester ya gotta get a Garbage Plate at Nick’s... at least that’s what we were told, so..., we did. What a great experience of local city history. A great culinary experience, well, maybe not, but it...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great concept - was excited to try! Not for us - but may be great for others. Meatsauce was def. Different. However, glad we went.

Thank ToshaJesse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here this weekend (at their mobile meal station at the Lilac Festival), and I was not impressed. The hot dogs ("white hots") were small and very bland, and the staff serving was often confused and didn't even seem to know how to...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Nick Tahou's is a rochester area icon for several generations, located in an old train station, and famous for its garbage plate....a huge meal of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, mustard, onions, and more. There are many places in town that have...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Always love a garbage plate from Nick's! Took my boyfriend here while he was visiting from England and he finished his garbage plate and a hot dog after! Always a go to place for visitors to Rochester

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed November 21, 2017

A must do in Rochester if for no other reason than to say you had the original. If you are freaked out by your food touching this may not be for you. It is a pile of food. We had the cheeseburgers that are laid...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The garbage plate is what it sounds like and not particularly good. You pick a protein: meat, fish, chicken, hamburger, grilled cheese and they put it on top of a conglomeration of everything: fries, beans, mac and cheese, cole slaw, sauce, and I don't remember...More

1  Thank fayel29
Reviewed November 6, 2017

45 reviews 1.0 star rating 11/6/2017 I visited this restaurant last weekend. It is filthy, the "food" inedible and the owner is rude to his staff and customers. Will not be going back.

Thank GyratingWildly
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The garbage plate is unfortunately not the best food for a city to be known for. It is incredibly unhealthy and when I went the meat sauce on top was quite bland. The restaurant is quite run down and not very welcoming.

Thank luluazul24
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

The gravy was good, but overall, it didn't have a lot of flavor. I didn't know what to expect, but it was filling. Hubby and I shared the cheeseburger plate. It was fine. The macaroni salad was good.

Thank Dixie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-464-9173
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