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Niki's West Steak & Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-1074
+1 205-252-5751
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:30
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm ashamed to say that this was my first trip to Niki's but it won't be my last. Niki's is a cafeteria style restaurant with a very large selection of meats and vegetables. I'd advise taking a peak at the selection as you meander through the line because I loaded up at the beginning and missed out on their yams!... More 

Thank pittpat
Atlanta, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant was not clean. Food on the floor. The vegetables tasted like most were canned. The bread used so much yeast you could smell it distinctly. Entrees were not offered that were advertised, we were told they were out. Unfortunately When asked for recommendations to eat, locals all say to come here. We were disappointed. The check out lady... More 

Thank 524aldrichj
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was so good! Tons of side options. Meat options were not great because we came 30 mins before closing but still very good.

Thank ktcarswell98
Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten at Niki's dozens of times over the past forty years and I have never had a bad meal. In fact, it's rare to even get a mediocre meal there: everything is simply delicious, fresh and tastefully seasoned. The cafeteria line choices are endless and the service is fast and efficient. You can also order off of an extensive... More 

Thank mbb4502
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood! Ordered off menu, delicious! Great buffet as well. Highly recommend! Great atmosphere, owners on sight.

Thank kbergmann68
Birmingham, Alabama
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226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend from out of town there as we eat there when he is here.I ordered mac and cheese(vegetable ) lima beans <okra and catfish.My friend had the Talapia and vegs and cobbler.The place was full even though thunderstorms were predicted.The food was great and our cashier and waitress were friendly.The vegtables are great as they are close... More 

Thank rebelwebb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I went by last week to get early dinner. She got trout and I got hamburger steak both were very good but way over priced. They have a steam line with meat and vegies but most things come out of a can.. you can order menu items but very $$$$

Thank Dale B
Cambridge, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Hotel Desk clerk recommended this place to us for a different place to enjoy good southern food. We plugged the address into our GPS and went overe to 233 Finley Ave. W. Birmingham. You pick what you want from a huge selection of great down home cooking and then a clerk completes your bill. You then take your tray... More 

Thank Wayne I
Birmingham, Alabama
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good home cooking. Never had anything bad here. If you are new to Nikki's know what you want......or get out the way. Lol. The line will pass you by! Good food friendly staff. Every type of person from all walks of life come here. From Lawyers and Doctors to Crackheads and thugs. Great for people watching too! You will love... More 

Thank Legendary50
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I love this place. When you get in the mood for food you grew up with like vegetables, corn bread, sweet tea and some kind of meat this is the place. I love the greek baked chicken with three veggies and I ask for extra sauce they spoon over the chicken. You need to know what you crave while walking... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-1074
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-252-5751

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