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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
  • "Very good service and food at this location. Enjoyed all of it very much!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I must say I expected great things from Nick's Steak and Taphouse, however the experience was far less than great. It took us 10 minutes to have our drink orders taken only to be told they did not have what we wanted. We then order a different drink that took another 15 minutes to receive 2 bottled beers. Now, normally this would not have phased me had the restaurant been busy but they only had about 15 tables in use and no customers at the bar. After we order - now mind you there was only two of us and order straight off the menu with no changes - it took another 45 minutes to receive our food. All in all, the slow service and subpar food (not hot and not much flavor) will not have me returning to Nicks."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great place for good food and fun. Went on a Saturday night and had great time. I was equally surprised and thrilled when they offered karaoke after 10. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nicks Steakhouse was defiantly not what we expected it to be! The food was bland, portions were extremely small for the price, our food came out cold! Also our food came out wrong according to the description on the menu, we actually had to ask our waitress about it and she even said we were missing items or ingredients! Nicks defiantly loves shellfish also, almost everything in the menu had shellfish, and my husband is allergic to shellfish and when we asked if certain things on the menu could be made without shellfish we were told no so that defiantly limited my husband on what he could order! This was our first time at Nicks and unfortunately this will be our last, and we wouldn't recommend this place to any of our friends or family!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was of strong quality: steak was wonderful, quality cut, cooked to perfection. Salad was sub-par, strawberries on the salad were wilted. Side of fresh corn and asparagus was great, and potato cake was delish. Service was ok, not very personable and didn't spend too much time helping us, dressed very causal for high end dining (stretch pants, sneakers, no apron). For the price, this place needs to step up their service to match the quality and price of their food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! Its was perfect for our anniversary! Food , service the works was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The over all experience was good. The steaks were nicely seasoned and cooked. The sides still left something to be desired. A little overpriced in my opinion, but still worth trying out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "On Thursday my daughter takes me out to eat, our date night, and she chose your restaurant. I was very happy with everything at Nick's and we had a wonderful server. She suggested foods for us when we couldn't make up our minds and we enjoy the food very much. Can't wait to return.."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We completely enjoyed our evening. The food was very good and our waitress was exceptional. The atmosphere is very relaxing and we didn't realize that we had been there for a couple of hours enjoying the night. We wish you continued success"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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