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Nick Tahou Hots

320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
+1 585-464-9173
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“garbage plate” (65 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (20 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00All hours
320 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14608-1907
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know it's a Rochester thing, and I like a messy plate of comfort food, but this was awful-cold frozen potatoes, tasteless Mac, runny hamburger gravy. I doused the Mac in hot sauce and ate that, but the rest was pretty bad. No seasoning, dry,...More

Thank EllenDelller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told not to miss Nick Tahou Hots in Downtown Rochester. Plain non-descript brick building from the front. Pulled into the Parking Lot in the back lot's of cars a good sign! Looks like the typical greasy spoon inside old and warn but clean....More

Thank RonCo893
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Rochester for 72 years and had never been to Nick Tahous, a landmark here, because it looks like a dive and there has been some bad press about it and the area it is located in. We decided yesterday to give...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had to stop in for a garbage plate while in town and the food was exactly what we expected. My fellas got Cheeseburger Garbage plates and thought they were great. I went simpler with a Grilled Cheese with Bacon - basic but good. Ordering was...More

Thank pixiedustgirl
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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...More

Thank PorkDiddy98
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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,...More

Thank Brad S
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
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Deanna H
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...More

2  Thank Peter K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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