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Nick Tahou Hots

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320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
+1 585-464-9173
08:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat disappointed in the other rankings for this restaurant. If you are expecting fine dining this is not the place to go. What this is is a burger joint that represents who Rochester is. It's a little dirty; a little rough around the edges; but it has CHARACTER! The Garbage Plate is who Rochester is! If you want to experience... More 

Thank Kevin M
Syracuse, New York
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to fair Rochester to seek out the famous garbage plate... and a fun night downtown, I had the chance to partake in the greasy delight. Will I go there again, probably not, was it good? Sure... it's definitely a hangover cure and I'm glad to have tried it =)

Thank PorkDiddy98
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This articular night in Rochester, I was looking for something that would satisfy my appetite for a reasonable price. Nick Tahou was perfect. I got the garbage plate with a burger patty and fried chicken. Ordering it with chicken made it take longer to cook, but not by much. I also got fries and beans. Both were excellent. I was... More 

Thank Brad S
Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

People including Alex are miserable, place is dirty, Food is tasteless, Clientel, well carry if you can.

Thank CJ J
Syracuse, New York
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are looking for really good food and a taste of local flavor this is the place. Don't expect any kind of upscale experience or even particularly friendly service, that's not what they're about. But definitely a must try in Rochester.

Thank EWING529
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You'll like the garbage plate, and Nick Tahou Hots if you understand what you're getting. As others have mentioned, it's a greasy spoon. You aren't going to get gourmet, fancy, or organic but you will get tasty food by some nice people. The garbage plate is frankly comfort food. The home fries and mac salad are a little on the... More 

Thank Deanna H
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have made trash plate for years and is a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it from the people who invented it. Wow, so bland and flavorless! 😝 The meat sauce was watery and mostly tasted like ground beef without seasoning. burger was bland and the cold noodle salad had no flavor! The red hots hot dogs... More 

2 Thank Peter K
Dundas, Canada
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that locals say you gotta try, but that doesn't mean the food is delicious. I don't think they've spent a dime on this place in over a decade, although that could've be part of its charm and forgiven if the food were better. I wasn't too impressed with my burger garbage plate, which was... More 

Thank JandKPreston
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a staple of rochester. many places have tried to copy Nick Tahou but there is only one.When you come to Rochester you have to experience one for yourself. the atmosphere .so when you visit Rochester try the one the only original Nick Tahou's home of the garbage plate.

Thank Tom H
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My son picked this place as he wanted to try a local place that had great food and lots of it. Locals told us to Nick Tahou's. We went to the place on Main Street downtown. The place is a throwback to the old diners. Prices for the their signature dish, the garbage plate, are very reasonable when you realize... More 

1 Thank jlsheff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?