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Nick's Original Filet House

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4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
+1 205-758-9316
17:00 - 21:00
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Lafayette, La
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got here early to beat the crowd. Steaks and salad were excellent and so were the drinks. Staff was excellent.

Thank sxtt38a
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not every meal needs to be elegant, and Nick's in the Sticks is just down home good cooking. Enjoyed a delicious dinner with my son who attends U Bama. Chicken meal was fried to perfection and steak was tender, cooked perfectly. Fun night!

Thank Lenore D
Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have always heard about this restaurant from various sources and was eager to try it. The restaurant is very small and we were a party of 5 so our wait was a bit longer than an hour. There is an outdoor waiting area w/a cash bar and a couple of people in our group took advantage of their signature drink,... More 

Thank KDJinATL
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Nick's at 6pm on a Saturday night, there were already about nine people waiting in line. We learned from an elderly lady we sat next to that in order not to wait at Nick's you have to get here before it opens. The hostess informed us there is a cash bar outside or you can start a... More 

Thank Alexandra S
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Well, they get a two because nothing particularly bad happened. The food was edible, but not good. The wait staff was friendly enough, but not very responsive. We made a point of going at 5:00 when they open because we had previously experience the 1hr wait. But here's the coup de gras for a steakhouse ... I truly believe that... More 

Thank Anna C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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
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42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 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
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 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
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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 

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-9316

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