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Big Nick's Burger and Pizza Joint

2175 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024
at 77th St.
212-362-9238

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5
Food: 5
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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42% would go back.

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Do not go, unless you like abuse!!!

By subji on 6/26/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Do not go. If you are curious, ask to go to the bathroom. That is if you want to see what this place is about. I'm not saying its just crap, but please go take a look. The bathroom is a must see. Employees (told me) are abused by the owner. They charged me $7.60 for a plain baked potato, with butter and sour cream on the side. The guy told me this was 2 toppings. 2 tabs of butter, and a tiny container of sour cream. To top it off the potato was undercooked. How difficult is it to bake a potato? This in it self is enough to never go back. Nick had a restaurant on the corner Nikos that failed. I don't know if the employees are trying to sabotage it for Nick, or the waiter was just doing me a favor, by telling me "don't come back" but all I can say is good by to nicks. Go and eat there at your own risk. If you are into being abused, it might be a great place for you.

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44 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Raw pizza dough

By UpperWestKnowsBest on 11/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Disgusting. Delivery arrived an hour late with raw dough in the pizza. Called to let them know and was hung up on. They shouldn't be allowed to exist with such terrible service and food.

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52 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

Not so reliable anymore...

By jmadala on 8/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Big Nick's must have changed management because they are just not as quick to turnaround delivery orders as they used to be ... Right now I'm still waiting for a bacon/egg/cheese sandwich which I ordered almost an hour ago. Really? That's just unbelieveable... And it's not the first time. Over the past few months, Big Nick's has been slooow on getting ordersout, having to wait more than 45-minutes most of the time. I've lived on the UWS for over 7 years and have ordered from them routinely -- I know how good the service used to be and its so disappointing that's its so terrible now.

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53 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

Nick's is a NY institution...just don't take it to seriously!

By seanbrennan on 5/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a restaurant consultant, you would think Nick's would have me running in disgust for our industry. However, in the early 90's when I was a student and lived on the Upper West Side Nick's was our 24 hour haven after a heavy night of partying or for all night study sessions Nick's was where you would find us. People talk about the pizza but for my crew it was Nick's larger than life burgers...and for me the foot long hot dog smothered in cheese and onions! I went back recently and the original Nick's dog is no longer a foot long but they have added a Kobe beef foot long to take its place. The service was always hit or miss but the characters with beehive hair and chain-smoking cigs that waited on you was worth the imperfection. With Elaine's gone (also never know for flawless service or its food for that matter) we need to support these institutions of a by gone era. They reflect a saltier time in New York's history that will soon vanish forever. Yes, even a restaurant consultant can appreciate a concept that has survived unchanged from the 1960's and don't take themselves seriously. If they don't, maybe we should just leave our judgment at the door too.

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55 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

Best burger in town

By Sspecial on 4/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place had the feel of and old road stop out of and old movie My burger and fries was great one of the best burgers i ever had any one who complains about this place is already in the wrong place great food great atmosphere thanks will be back!

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51 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

Big Nick serves tainted food.

By kellylincoln on 5/13/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

four friends of mine at there a few days ago. all had burger and fries, three are still very ill from being poisoned from that meal, and one is recovering THE FOOD IS TAINTED. Management doesn't care.

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65 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

Epitome of a late night Upper West Side dive

By tinoynk on 1/29/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you can't appreciate this wonderful little establishment, I suggest you stick to the East Side. Consistently phenomenal burgers, affordable prices, open 24/7, the perfect place to stumble in at 4am for a burger after a long night.

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98 out of 186 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GOING TO BIG NICK'S, unless you want to be disappointed!

By UWSider78 on 1/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Lived on the UWS my entire life and have frequented Big Nicks, but my most recent experience there has turned me to never support or eat at any of Nick's eateries EVER again. Save yourself from Big Nicks, trust me on this one! Unfortunately it took me 27 years to learn about this horrible business. . . if you are looking for late night eats, there is always Chirping Chicken, Europan and other clean, respectable establishment who treat customers appropriately.

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104 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

Reliable food and less than average service

By r3a35mm on 7/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

This place was very busy on a Wednesday evening so they must be doing something right. The food is typical diner fare, but it's not bad. It's dependable. Reliable. Diner food is never terrible because expectations going into one are never really high. Our server seemed bored but not rude. The only thing that really angered me is that my party of four was asked to leave because other people were waiting. We were approaching the two hour mark after having ordered food, dessert , and coffee for four and we were having a nice time eating and chatting. So, to sum up, food on the better side of average, and don´t forget, the sooner you are done eating here, the happier they will be ...

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90 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

pretty?...no, delicious?...heck yes!

By Lex142 on 11/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's a funky place and I'd rather get it delivered than eat in the restaurant...BUT, it is the biggest menu and the food is consistantly excellent. It's people's food. There's nothing like a big Nick bacon cheeseburger and big juicy onion rings!

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355 out of 685 people found this review helpful.

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