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Nick's Steak and Taphouse
Nick's Steak and Taphouse

Nick's Steak and Taphouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nickstaphouse.com/
  • Phone: (704) 867-6777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Nick's Steak and Taphouse
Nick's Steak and Taphouse, located in downtown Gastonia, is a modern upscale casual dining restaurant reminiscent of the classic silver screen days. We are located inside the historic Webb Theater, offering a truly unique dining experience.
We specialize in prime rib but our screen-inspired menu also features fine hand-cut steak, seafood, pasta, signature salads with homemade dressing, chicken, burgers, and more. We also offer a full bar with fine wine, spirits, draft beer and mixed drinks. Your meal is sure to be memorable when paired with one of our 18 draft beers or a selection of our fine wines. Once you step through the door, you'll notice the historic significance of this location. Our open kitchen allows you to to watch our kitchen staff prepare your meal. Whether you're searching for a unique dining experience, a venue for a special occasion, a night on the town, or the best Prime Rib around, Nicks Steak and Taphouse is sure to leave a memorable impression.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I came in with high hopes and left disappointed. Hostess had our reservation and sat us immediately. We looked over the menu and made our drink selection but it took almost 10 minutes to get someone to take our drink order. A few minutes later our waitress (different from the one who took our drink order) showed up with the drinks. She apologized but timeliness was just not her thing. We got our food quickly enough but waited a long time to get our check... The food was lackluster. The fried artichoke appetizer was bland and not crispy at all - definitely needed salt. The grilled steaks were good but in no way exceptional. All the chicken dishes have cheese and bacon, wtf?. Brussel sprouts were underdone."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First of all I live 45 mins. Away but since it was restaurant week my wife and I said what heck lets try some where different. I check Nicks out online look like a nice place and said it had the best fillets around. So my son had the fillet I had the new york strip and my wife had the ribeye. Fillet was good the other two I could better grilling at home"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Me and my wife drove from Charlotte NC . The food was wonderful and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We are still talking about how good the food tasted. If anyone gets a chance please go there. It's worth the drive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the wait staff great. The muffins they brought to the table were unique and tasty. Enjoyed watching old movies while we dined."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant has an amazing decor. I was over joyed by the shiny wooden floor and the spotless tabletops and bar. The service was outstanding and all the employees worked as a cohesive team. The food was wonderful and I was elated that sodium was at a minimum in the food prepared."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We tried this place previously for Restaurant week and it was very good so decided to return when in the area recently. Lunch was pricing was very reasonable. Service was very good and we enjoyed our quiet lunch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here 4 times and always enjoy this dining experience. The food is great -- and we have tried a variety of their menu. Also -- all the staff helps -- not just the waitress assigned -- everyone fills glasses -- and if your food is up -- then someone brings it to you. And you are always attended well by the assigned waitress."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Nick's is a great place! Superb food and excellent service. The old movie-house theme adds flair!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We were disappointed in our dining experience at Nick's. We ordered Nick's Filet as our entrees, and we both felt our steak really had no flavor. The salad wasn't very good, and the fries were greasy. For the money we spent, we expected much better quality food. This was our first visit to Nick's and we have no intention of returning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Side order portions were EXTREMELY small ... Mash potatoe side order was smaller than one scoop of ice cream"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • " Everything was perfect. Drinks, food, ambiance and server's attention to our needs. This is a Gastonia treasure!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Nick's is a relaxing place to dine with great food. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delightful surprise! Had read mixed reviews so we were cautious. From hostess to bartender, and wait staff everyone was pleasant and accommodating. After taking our order, the waiter returned for clarification. He was so embarrassed, he brought us a complimentary appetizer, crab dip with pita points. Although unnecessary, it was exceptional with yummy pieces of crab. Two in our party ordered the stuffed flounder and substituted the brussel sprouts for the whipped potatoes. Great! Also had the seafood plate and a burger - excellent. The burger tasted like prime rib. Portion sizes were just right without being too large. The atmosphere in the old theater was fun. We normally eat out in Charlotte, but add this treasure to our options! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was very good; however, the portions of salmon were very, very small! The salmon was supposed to be at least 6 oz but looked more like 4. Our server was attentive and the ambience was good. Overall, a good experience. We will go there again."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We made reservations for the Easter buffet at Nick's. The food had obviously been sitting out all day, (we went towards the end of the day but still expecting the food to be refreshed). The food was lukewarm, they never refilled the caesar salad after it was emptied, and the selection was pitiful for the exorbitant price of $18.99 a person I expected much much more. We were told when we called to make the reservation that we would be able to order off the menu, however this was not the case when we arrived. This would not have been a problem if the food selection and quality hadn't been so terrible. This is not the first time we have been disappointed by this restaurant, however it will be the last as we will not be dining here again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Ribeye steak was ordered medium rare with emphasis on rare, came well-done and cut was poor quality. Good selection of beer on tap."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "To be fair, the place has so much potential since it's an old converted movie theater. The bar had a fair amount of beer selections so it lives up to its name however the food was poor. We dined during the week so we did not have a chance to try the "famous Prime Rib." The food seemed to be frozen and just heated with sauce. Nothing special by any measure... If you are looking for a casual place with a above average beer selection, Nick's Tap Room fits the bill however if you are expecting "fine Gastonia" dining, this place should not be on your radar. As for the service, our bartender was friendly and attentive however our waiter did not know too much of the menu items. The service was average so nothing too bad or great at the same time."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "They have a banging Prime Rib sandwich that they need to get back but overall not bad"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was mine and my wife's first visit to Nick's. When we walked in the door the hostesses treated us like regulars and had to be the nicest wait staff I've ever seen. We were seated immediately even on A Friday night. Our waitress, Heather, was super cool and extremely nice. The food selection was great and our order arrived promptly. Overall, this place is a cool venue and I will be returning to try more of their extensive menu."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Bison meatloaf was great. Shrimp and grits? We'll grits were hard not done and the sauce tasted funny-not good. The side portions were pitiful I had 2 bites and my steamed vegetables were gone. My son had about 4 bites f mashed potatoes and that was it. Salads were very small. It was slow and our drinks still got empty. The cheesecake was great! And my daughter got 50% off her meal for her birthday. The 2 dudes at bar were a little loud. Overall not bad. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It was a good cut of beef but it was not hot enough when it was served."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a wonderful local spot in downtown Gastonia. I've come here often for a group celebration or for a romantic dinner. It's an old theater and they still play old movies on the big screen. The good is excellent and Saturday nights are fun to stay after dinner and join karaoke in the bar area."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend out for dinner here for his birthday, and everything was amazing! The service was fantastic, the food was incredible! Beautiful restaurant! Definitely will be going back on a regular basis!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I always try to find a local restaurant to take my family when they come in town for a visit. Nick's scored a 10+ on everything from food, ambience, and service. Everyone ordered something different from the menu so we could try a lot of items. OMG….the steaks were so deliciously tender and cooked perfectly. The Fire Cracker shrimp we almost fought over the last one! Even the wedge salad deserves a mention. It was so crisp,cold and fresh with yummy blue cheese. The kicker here was March is my birthday month so I ate for 1/2 price! I am glad we went on 3/1 because I will be returning before the end of the month to take advantage of the special. The overall price I felt was fine for the quality of everything Nick's Tap Room offers."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food were really good. I think they are a little over-priced for some of their items but overall, it was good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a party of six and all enjoyed their meals. The atmosphere was great!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "If this place had better trained staff and managers watching what comes out of the kitchen it could be great. We arrived just before the Saturday rush. They promote an expertise in prime rib and it is one of highest priced items on the menu. I ordered it. The cut was a good size and tender enough. But how could it arrive cold with a Luke warm bake potato that could not melt the butter. Our server did not check us for 10 minutes so I soldiered on. Too bad."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Very disappointed. We had to wait another 30 min to be seated...service was horrible and the steaks were paper thin...second time this has happened in two weeks. We spent 100 dollars on nothing:( thank you"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reserved table for 6 at 7:45 on a Saturday night through Open Table which was accomplished; however, one couple ended up stuck at the end of the booth in the main lane of travel to the bar & to the bathroom. Our waitress, Sarah, was great; however, she didn't offer a choice of side items for our entree & we ended up with soggy, greasy fries. So disappointing!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a great time! The staff is super friendly every time we visit."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First trip will not return. 1) ran out of their speciality (prime rib) at 6:30 on a Saturday night - Valentines weekend 2) after ordering prime rib it took over 30 minutes for them to come back and say they were out 3) after asking to look over the menu again for a minute it's was 10 minutes before we decided to leave. Server was fine and presumably the manager tried to make amends by offering to buy dinner...unfortunately after almost an hour into our dinner we hadn't even ordered and we too frustrated to ride it out. So if you've got a baby sitter, looking for a good dinner during a special occasion and want to try the establishments speciality you better look somewhere other than Nick's"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentine's dinner was a BIG disappointment. They chose a limited menu of their everyday items. Steaks were no better than I can make at home. One side was a mix of corn, asparagus and mushroom. Mushrooms were watery, corn and asparagus had no taste. There were not ANY additional seasonings. Other side was home fries. Really, french fries for a valentine's menu??? The desserts are never made in-house, so they are usually really good. The place is awesome and has great potential, but the menu has always been crap every time we have been. It's called a steakhouse, but the steaks are nothing special. We really like the old theatre theme, but the food prep and atmosphere MUST improve if they are going to make it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always count on Nick's for a satisfying evening out and a great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Nick's for Valentines Day. We both chose the crab stuffed flounder off the special menu. It was well prepared and delicious. The wedge salad was a bit sparse on the trimmings but the parmesan squash was delightful and the chocolate cake was rich but not overly sweet. Our waiter Nick (not the owner!) was extremely plesant and attentive (not overdone). He was engaging yet humble and professional. He was definitely positive addition to the evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Based on the reviews here, we decided to give this restaurant a shot for V-Day and it was a poor choice. Ambiance 8/10- The restaurant is literally in an old tiered theatre, which created a unique dining experience in itself. Service 8/10- Service was great, our waitress was very attentive. Food 2/10- Steaks were not cooked to order. The steaks themselves were low quality. We have had better steaks at Long Horn Steakhouse. Value 3/10- tough to value you this high based on the poor food. Would have been more satisfied at a chain steak house. Overall 2/10- This type of steak quality and poor cooking is acceptable at Applebee's. We will not be going back. No excuse for that here. We are not sure if the positive reviewers even ate here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very slow during the time of day that I visited, but it took a while for the server to show up and take our drink orders. As for food, we only ordered appetizers during this visit. Food items were tasty, but a little pricey for the quantity. Definitely a nice spot for the Gastonia area."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "the service was much better than last time. our food came very quickly and our server was very friendly"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Even after a 45min drive to get here, the food will make me make the drive again. I never been to the town, but I will make another trip to eat here again."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Awful service and the food wasn't the best. Great atmosphere but it was definitley not worth my time. Lots of other better places to eat on Gastonia. Will not go back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014