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Nick Tahou Hots

320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
+1 585-464-9173
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“garbage plate” (75 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (15 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (18 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
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Reviewed 11 February 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 9 December 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
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Reviewed 21 November 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 8 November 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

Thank fayel29
Reviewed 6 November 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 5 November 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 2 November 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
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Nick Tahou's is a must visit for a unique and delicous greasy spoon experience and is frequented by the college crowd and old-timers alike. The world famous Nick's Garbage Plate comes in a wide variety with many combinations of meats and sides and they are...More

Thank Eastender472
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

When i lived in Chili, i woyld go downtown to nicks the one opened in gates (back in the day) . we would leave the orange monkey or the penny arcade and have to stop to get our grub on. The place was alive, everyone...More

Thank psinned101
Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you get the opportunity to try the original garbage plate please do! May other restaurants in the area try to mimic it, but they don't come close. Its a bit of a hole in the wall joint but the food is awesome, old skool...More

Thank Mrs_WJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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