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About The Nickel Taphouse

Contemporary American restaurant with an emphasis on locally farmed oysters, served on the half shell and roasted, along with wild gulf shrimp and sustainable seafood. We also serve locally grass fed beef and poultry. Our beverage menu is features 32 craft brews on tap, an extensive selection of craft spirits and cocktails, and a diverse wine list with 14 wines by the glass.

1604 Kelly Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Burgers, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Friday: Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Saturday: Brunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Sunday: Brunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cross Street:
Newbury Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 869-6240

Website:
http://www.nickeltaphouse.com/

Catering:
If you are interested in having a small or large group dining event, our chef and knowledgeable staff would be delighted to assist you in creating the perfect event. We can accomodate groups of 10 to 150 guests. Please contact Mike Moran at (443)869-6240, or Mike@nickeltaphouse.com.

Parking Details:
Off street parking and Valet

Public Transit:
Light Rail- Mount Washington

Executive Chef:
Brian Mahon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website to view our Calendar of Events, www.nickeltaphouse.com.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Wine Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Merry Christmas! Celebrate the holiday with us. Enjoy Brunch from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm with Bottmless Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and EVO Craft Beer drafts for $15.00. We will be serving our Dinner a la carte menu with Holiday specials from 5:00 pm to 11:00pm. Make your Christmas Eve reservations now.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate with us! Enjoy Brunch from 11:30am - 3:30 pm with Bottmless Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and EVO Craft Beer drafts for $15.00. We will be serving our Dinner a la carte menu with Holiday specials from 5:00 pm to Midnight. Make your New Year's Eve reservations now.

Wine Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Wine Wednesdays. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 3, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

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The Nickel Taphouse Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (12)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

👍🏽 no complaints. We had a great time. Food was delicious and service was fast.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful! We always love spending time here!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overpriced appetizers.
$14.00 for a WEDGE SALAD.........OUTRAGIOUS!!
$9.95 FOR OYSTERS ROCKAFELLER... A VALUE FOR 6 WHICH IS EXPECTED...WHAT ABOUT 3.

NOTHING LISTED ON MENU THAT SAID 3. DON'T YOU THINK ALL IF NOT MOST RESTAURANTS ALWAYS SERVE 6?
ENTREES TASTY, BUT. SMALL PORTIONS

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food tasted very good. Unfortunately, the steak had to be sent back because instead of medium rare, it was medium raw. I enjoyed the scallops dish, but thought it was overpriced for the amount of food on the dish. There were three large scallops and a few pieces of broccolini for $28. Some kind of starch and/or more broccolini should have been included. It was early in the evening, but they had run out of scallops so only of us could order it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I usually like the food here. I ordered the mushroom “cheesesteak”. There was maybe a total of 2 mushrooms-sliced super thin with lots of onions on the bottom of the bread and lettuce and tomato. The mushroom filling should have been at least 3 x what it was! Very skimpy!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Four of us had dinner at Nickel Taphouse. The restaurant has an extensive draft beer menu and interesting food options. We started with deviled eggs with bacon jam as a starter. Then, we enjoyed beef on 'weck sandwiches and turkey burgers. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Fries are amazing. Burgers are delicious. We keep coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Poor service...they didn’t seem to have enough wait staff. My friend and I had Lamberger‘s that were terrible and tasteless. Our sons had regular burgers that they seem to enjoy but it’s not hard to please a bunch of college kids when you take them out to dinner. The beer was excellent and I wish I enjoyed the food more because it had potential started out strong

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nickel Taphouse started out with a bang, but is seeming to fizzle lately. Prices are higher, food options are being more restrictive (no veggie burger?), and everything now comes with bacon. Maybe it should be called "Bacon Taphouse". Anyway, beer selection is decent but never seems to change. I hope they pull it out of the nosedive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice selection of seasonal and craft beers. Food portions were a tad small . Meat was chewy in the roast beef sandwich.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We all got burgers-they were good-would be nice if they came with something for the price-we got fries-they were ok-the aioli was good-used it on the burger which helped. The Sangria was delicious but I thought over priced.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Valet parking, fast service and great food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The menu did not disclose pork in the ingredients. Unfortunately the place is dark, with dark ceilings and dark wood furnishings. It was a few bites in before I realized the problem. Even the server had to go ask the kitchen about the contents of the dish, when it should have been known both explicitly on the menu and by the server. You don't put out high-end food like this and not be clear about meat on the menu. The server seemed apologetic but unconcerned. For some of us that's a show-stopper, a real reason not to return. It's unfortunate because the beer and drinks were good. And as a final kick, the server took my beer without asking, before I was finished. Another bad decision.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good spot for meeting friends or having a dinner with mate or date. Service was good and they have valet parking.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful food! Wonderful environment! Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great Food - This restaurant is going to miss Bryan...great waiter!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Greatest soft shell crab sandwich I've ever had. I honestly dream about it. Also va va voom oysters delicious. Great evening w friends. Bravo.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Too loud and too dark, not good gor a special occasion and a bit slow on the food

Tags: Fun
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Like this place as an anyday hangout. Lively, busy, but good service and a noise level that's cheerful but you can hear each other talk. I always get mussels. DH gets the burgers. Yum.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great happy hour prices Brussels sprouts were not cooked enough.. dessert was peach cobbler. Burgers and salads were very good. Delicious bit peaches were hard. Either not ripe or not cooked enough. Waiter was pleasant but timing was off.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Go here if you want great food! Yes they have great liquor Don't know how they smoke kohlrabi to taste like bacon but you need to taste it in the carbonara pasta dish. Loved the soft shell crab with grill d veggies and peaches on blue corn grits. Though I did not see any of the promised grilled veggies on the dish the peaches made me not care. Inventive dishes that made my mouth sing. We were downtown for meetings and glad we ventured out for the food here.
I hope the locals cherish this place because it is a gem!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was well prepared and presented. Our server was adorable and efficient.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent roasted brussel sprouts (you can ask for buffalo sauce on the side so that you decide how much to mix with the hollandaise-like sauce), tender and juicy and tasty brisket, and the usual high quality of wine and beer selections.

Tags: Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The restaurant week menu selection chosen was great. I like to try new foods.. It was plentiful, couldn't finish everything. Will definitely tell my friends about this place. Look forward to coming back for some oysters.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Oysters are always delicious! Great craft beer selection and the BEST turkey burger in BMore!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were seated early, even on a Saturday night. Our server was lovely. Food was delicious. Especially recommend the Buffalo brussel sprouts!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was great. Everything was prepared jut right. Food arrived hat

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was ok. Apps were good Pork shoulder was dry and bland as was the catfish

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife's Salmon came out raw in the middle; just like jelly. I specifically told the waiter we do not like raw or even medium fish. We sent it back and got same result. Manager got involved and they used a new cut of salmon with same result.....raw. Finally gave up and ordered well done pork roast. It was good. Melon salad was huge pile of lettuce with minimal melon and no flavor....no nuts, bacon or anything like olives etc. My burger was pretty flavorless but I ate it and got out. All this for $75....not even an offer for desert or coffee for awful service and food. We won't return, and this was not our first visit....quite a way to spend a 25th anniversary!!!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great beer selection and the roasted oysters are fabulous. Generally OK service at the bar but the table service is pretty spotty. Decent happy hour specials.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Three entrees were served lukewarm; one needed to be reheated. Appetizers were served 5 minutes ahead of our individual, empty appetizer plates. No excuse for these issues, as the restaurant was barely half filled (on a Wednesday).

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Surrounded by people who think that shouting, and yes, even screaming, is an acceptable way to celebrate in a public place. MANNERLESS CRETINS.
Management does nothing. We will not be returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We have been here many times and the food was below our expectations. Maybe a new chef...?? Too bad as we really liked it on previous visits.
For the prices they charge - the food needs to improve - not returning anytime soon.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

start to finish: apps- mussels were tiny, sent back, ssauce was tasty though. buffalo brussel sprouts- if you like brussel sprouts dont get these, if you like mush slathered in rich too-spicy sauce then theyre a must have. entrees- soft crab was fair on a bed of blue corn grits which made the dish. crabcake was mostly filler, average at best but sent back @ $27, for sure didnt look like the picture. fries were good, hamburger good. mgmt deducted mussels and crabcake, thank you, that was nice (and fair). magmt was also gracious. decent, not too pricey, wine selection made it reasonable but still a disappoinment. wont go back, shouldve been a lot better on a saturday night

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My wife and I have been to NTH about 12 times in the past few years. This was the first time that it disappointed. The server was very nice and reasonably knowledgeable, but the food was not up to the restaurant's usual high standard.

My wife and I made the same mistake of ordering the tomato salad. I expected that the restaurant would have had choice tomatoes (It's July. Vine ripened tomatoes should be available to restaurants now, even if they are from NC and VA, now...) but the tomatoes used were the quality one would expect in February. No flavor..., a little waxy. I'd like to try the salad, again, when MD tomatoes are in..., in a few weeks; the tomatoes used had no flavor. If I order it again in the next couple of months..., I will ask the server about the tomatoes (but one should be able to safely assume that salad won't be available if its ingredients are sub-standard.)

My wife's salmon was significantly underdone (had she mentioned it, I would have suggested she send it back). She brought it home and showed me. It was virtually raw, but very lightly broiled on its edges, basically it was like a hunk of sushi.

My charred Octopus was significantly more charred than usual (ratio of char to octopus a little too high) and the chickpea dish that accompanies it was over-salted. I was able to eat it, and had said nothing, but a table mate had the same entrée and he independently brought up that he felt it was too salty, and didn't finish his.

We have had a number of very good meals at NTH, so we will give the establishment another try. We were very disappointed as the restaurant had never failed to please us in the past and we had brought another couple that had never been there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Came for our anniversary, and food and service were all fantastic. Excellent draft beer list, large wine selection, wonderful cocktails and delicious food. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The host noticed something about our table when we first sat down that wasn't quite right and immediately re-sat us elsewhere. That was thoughtful! We ordered NTH Burgers, which were delicious, although I had to pass on a bunch of awesome-sounding items on the extensive and mouthwatering menu to appease my burger craving. The side of shoestring fries served with aioli was a perfect compliment. Beer choices were great, obviously. And service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The mussels were TERRIBLE. Wedge salad and buffalo brussel sprouts were good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Catfish was good

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a delicious pre-birthday meal on Sunday night -- the place was not too busy so we could actually hear each other. The service was super -- attentive and polite without being obsequious. Food highlights were the soups (french onion and the special stew) and the mixed salad with lots of chick peas and dandelion greens. The burrata and fava pesto appetizer was also good, however, the strips of fried pig ear were inedible -- very hard and cold and impossible to chew. The staff comped us a dessert (blondie sundae) even though it was not my husband's actual birthday and it was delish. All around a great experience, and the service really impressed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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