Nicksons Eatery

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Dine on tasty American cuisine at Nicksons Eatery. Its casual setting makes it a great place for enjoying a meal with friends or family. Owners Nick Baca and Carson Baca opened its doors in 2010 to create a homey atmosphere and serve seasonal dishes right in downtown LaGrange. Nicksons Eatery's menu features salads, flatbreads and a variety of sandwiches. Guests can choose from a variety of entrées to try, such as Carolina shrimp with grits and Texan brisket tacos with chili-dusted fries. Desserts and gluten-free dishes are also on the menu.

Nicksons Eatery features live music and takes reservations online. It offers spirits, wine, cocktails and beer with meals. Carryout services are also available.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Nicksons was superb! You must have the sticky buns.

JE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had such a horrible experience that the manager comped our entire tab. Waited over an hour for our dinner to come, and when they did finally arrive my salad was soggy like it had been sitting with the dressing on for 30+ minutes. Our server provided zero communication throughout the evening, which only added to the experience. Nonetheless we won’t be back.

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I love this place and the food is always amazing. However this past weekend I made 5:15 pm reservation for Saturday and had a less than pleasant experience. When we arrived for our reservation I think only three tables had diners at them. The host said we could select whatever table, so we picked a table towards the back. We order, we eat and are just talking when the manager comes up and asks us to move to a different table because some other diners had reserved our table. Umm I placed a reservation as well so I found it pretty rude that this guy would actually ask us to move tables when we had been there for 45 min already. There also had been plenty of other open tables that people could have been seated at. It was a pretty crappy move, and I’ve yet to decide if it’s enough to stop me from frequenting this restaurant that I always rave about to my friends. Way to make you customers feel unappreciated. I have never had something like this happen to me before. I was embarrassed for this restaurant!

AA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Everything was great about our experience until our server used his bare hands to put the half of my burger, that I was taking home into the takeaway box. I called him on it and he apologized, but made no attempt to correct his major error. I should have spoken to the manager on duty, but I didn’t. That was my error. I ended up throwing that half a burger away. Yuck!!!

RR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite in the DT Lagrange area. We have tried several dishes there and have enjoyed them all.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not good. I had the pork chop that was over cooked and dry. The gravy they put on it was all salt. Everyones meals were about the same. We will not go back.

CA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks, definitely recommend for an evening out.

BK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu, great food. Great service. Friendly atmosphere.

L
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ew to the area thus first visit to Nickson’s. Certainly a return visit will be forthcoming, as the food is both plentiful and very tasteful. The flounder special included andouille sausage, potato, and a flavorful sauce. Each of our entrees had similar sauces to enhance flavors. Given our table having both a child in high chair as well as a baby in a carriage, having the tables not on top of each other is nice.

V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. A bit noisy for conversation. Early closing at 9?

MC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My family and I have been coming to this restaurant on a regular basis since it opened. Last night my friend and I went there for dinner. It was the worst meal I have ever had from this restaurant. The shrimp and grits had no taste at all. The wait staff was very unprofessional. I am wondering if new owners have taken over since the quality of service was not up to par as it has been in the past. This was one of our go to restaurants. After the experience my friend and I had it is doubtful we will return.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a dependable and comfortable spot in LaGrange. Food choices change often and continue to please

E
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

must try... stinky buns, fried green tomatoes, cherrywood and gouda flatbread, chicken schnitzel and cedar plank salmon.. these are something special that won us over and will bring us back

Good but nothing that special... crab cake, tacos and wedge salad, good flavors seasoned well.

It was a great place for a group, just hard to have conversation as the nouse level was loud, but it was a Saturday night.

Service was attentive

JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always excellent service and very friendly staff. Good drink menu and food.

RD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A solid choice for LaGrange on a Friday night. This is the second meal in about a month and while nothing was outstanding,everything was solid and fairly priced

AL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We were seated and served promptly. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We three couples enjoyed the food but could barely chat. Conversation was nearly impossible with a raucous table nearby and music blaring to compete with the din. Don’t go for dinner unless you’re prepared to deal with the acoustics. I enjoy lunchtime there much more.
SouthernBelle Chicken Salad is offered for both meals and is terrific.

SC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

F
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

All in all experience was just OK. Had a reservation and seated immediately. Wait staff was fantastic; however the food was mediocre at best. Was excited about trying the brisket tacos, but overdone and dry. Friend had the pork chop, which he enjoyed. The brisket grilled cheese didn't have much meat. Thought it was a bit overpriced for what you got.

CW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really interesting flavor combinations that you usually can't find out of Chicago.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a larger group celebrating a birthday. The food was great, our server was attentive, and we had a very positive overall experience. We will definitely be back!

CJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, tasty food, and thank you for being reasonably priced.

J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to place and very consistent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Took 10 minutes for hostess to reseat us from under a dripping air shaft. Took another 15 minutes for server to come over and get our drink order. Seemed to forget us again after appetizers ordered so we could order our dinner. Completely forgot to bring 2nd round of drinks until we were 3/4 done with meal. Hoping it was just that they were short handed due to holiday weekend. thankfully the food was very good and offset the lack of service.

KB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Love to bring the crispy pig back!

BS
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 people. Everyone ordered a different entree and shared. All of the food was excellent. Nice selection of craft beers. The service could not be better.
The beef brisket grilled cheese sandwich with chili dusted fries is phenomenal.

AK
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great variety/many options to choose from. Brisket tacos--YUM. Brussels Sprouts appetizer--YUM! Attentive service. Excellent cocktails. YAY!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I could have ordered every starter! My husband and I both love tacos so we split both the fish tacos and the brisket tacos... we both loved the fish tacos. Brisket was good but not as flavorful as we wanted. Busy Thursday night after 7:00! Drinks were delicious, but a little more sugar than desired in both Grapefruit Moscow Mule and Old Fashion. We’ll be back for sure!

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious variety of great food! Had fried green tomatoes as appetizer-so good!

JH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service.
Soft shell crab special was excellent.

W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, not pushy, food excellent- great portions and hot when served. Great bus boy Dawson- very personable- great smile. He would make a great server!

CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Always great food and great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday party there. Very good servers and great food

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food quality is gone. Watered down cocktails do not make for a good experience.

F
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and staff were very good.

p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood treasure. Order the crispy chicken salad. I plan to go back ASAP to have it again.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was our first time at this restaurant (birthday party of 6 people) and we won't be coming back... The people were nice however the service was super slow, they maybe had 2 or 3 wait staff for the whole restaurant on a Saturday night. I think that was the longest we've ever waited for food. The appetizers were good but so small for the price (4 slices of green tomato for $10 and 3 tortilla-chip-size tostadas for $12). They ran out of sweet potato fries (our reservation was at 6pm, not at close time) and gave us soggy oily fries instead, which tasted reheated, not freshly fried (soggy, dark in some spots and transparent in other spots because they are soaked in oil). The pitcher of sangria was a small CARAFE that usually you get the water in, NOT a pitcher which seems like a good value when you're ordering to share... not a good value in this case and it only had few slices of apples in it. It was also loooong empty before they even bothered to ask if refill is needed. They totally forgot to bring the hot tea for one of our guests. They didn't bring the food at the same time for everyone. It was just disappointing...Sorry, the staff and decor was nice and we wanted to like it but none of us will come back.

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A new spin on our old favorites.
From the chicken sandwich turned on its tail, to the beef tenderloin so tender that you could just use a fork, ending the meal with a large chocolate chip cookie hot from the oven. Yummmmm.

GC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy dining at Nickson's! Love the menu, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere . Everything was delish!

DB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Got salad order wrong twice, and the waiter tried to force it on us. Green tomatoes were good but underseasoned. Crab cakes were ok. Tiniest piece of grilled salmon I've ever had. Noisy beyond belief -couldn't talk to the person next to you without yelling.