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895 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4075
+1 931-528-1434
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are tired of chain restaurants with no personality then look no further than Nick's. The interior is a bit dated, but that 70's vibe does add to the charm. The prime rib is the best in Cookeville. The scallops are also excellent and my wife raves about the french onion soup. Just make sure that you save room... More 

Thank J Y
Pall Mall, Tennessee
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat there 4 or 5 times each year and everything is superior. The service is great and their selections are very good. The steaks are the best around.

Thank JimbuckTootle
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times and have been very pleased with the quality of the food and service. Reasonable prices for the higher end menu. The prime rib was excellent, and we could have fed a small army with the serving of lasagna. They advertise the best steaks in town, I believe it. Will happily return next time... More 

Thank Elrod M
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, this is amazing the food is phenomenal, the waiters and waitresses are extraordinary kind, and the seating is fantastic. The large party that we had for my grandfather was welcomed with open arms even though the size. They delivered the food both promptly while also keeping it delicious. The portion size is perfect and the overall feel of the... More 

Thank Max G
Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nick's has been in business for over 40 years and always considered one of the best in Cookeville. I was disappointed and then found out the original owner was no longer there. Food was very average, I had salmon and I could have gone to Kroger and get the same quality. It had been recommended and while good not great.... More 

Thank Ann C
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night at 7 PM. We were seated immediately, and there were a ton of people eating. Even so, the restaurant is huge! I liked the rolls and the cheese bar. The entree was a shrimp pasta that was not good. It was bland, the shrimp tasted old and frozen, and I wasn't full when I... More 

Thank Kyle C
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A little over priced for the area but the servers were great and the food was awesome. we had a party of 5 and the place was busy. We were served with smiles got our food in timely manner, and was well worth the wait.

Thank Joy W
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Overpriced and more importantly not very good food . Wife's Lasagna was good but petite filet and salmon terrible. No flavor on the salmon and filet same I don't know how people say this food is good or how they stay in business

Thank Rick W
Toledo, OH
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I travel often to Cookeville on business. One of my must stop places is Nick's. The staff is always friendly and the food is great. I try to eat healthy and at Nick's there are many options. The bread is delicious and I always plan to have a piece. They have a local beer that is delicious and only $3.50... More 

Thank MMK2414
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

lovE Nicks for,prime rib...best I've had around here. We usually prefer the bar area. They have Cheese and crackers to have while you wait. Their rolls are fabulous. You get soup ...onion great....with your dinner. Never have had dessert because always full. We love nicks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 895 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4075
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-528-1434

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