Nick's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

4.4
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76 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A neighborhood bar and grill focusing on American, gastropub-style cuisine. Featuring the freshest, locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients, Nick’s is guaranteed to satisfy the appetites of burger lovers, vegetarians, seafood aficionados and everyone in-between. With gluten-free offerings, a great kids menu and full bar, Nick’s is the perfect gathering spot for families and friends.
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good variety of foods to chose from for our group of 20 to 80 year olds. The additions to the smoke house section of the menu are great and really add to the options.

LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

There's nothing particularly great about the food at Nick's, but there's nothing particularly bad about it either... The food was average. Our service was very good though and the server was helpful with recommendations.

S
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was just was not very good. I ordered something with steak on it and it tasted like someone had cooked it a few days ago and then re-heated it, everyone's food was off.

p
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

If you want a good burger, this the place for you. But if you want some peace and quiet while you eat your burger this is not the place for you. The inexpensive kids' menu draws kids, kids, and more kids. No kids at the bar, but every table (I mean every table) except for our had kids. I like kids but not in such huge numbers.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to go with kids

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Really likes Nachos! I would return.

S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been dining at Nick's for years. Has been a great GO TO for Wilmette. Great food and nice bar area. Glad that they are open for lunch...

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere food was pretty good and good drink selection. Will go back for sure

d
Chicago
180 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great local establishment. Good waiter-friendly and patient
Food very good but..... desserts some of the skimpiest and poorest value I’ve seen in a long time.

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good menu and brunch menu on Sunday. Good food and atmosphere.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband always goes for the special Mac & cheese with pulled pork and I got the smoked chicken wings which were both outstanding.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We have eaten here before and we were disappointed this time. It took a long time to order drinks and food. My chicken sandwich was dry and luke warm. The side salad was a pile of lettuce. The margaritas were made with monk fruit and ...yuck.
Regardless, it was an off night for Nick's, but we will be back.

S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Judy was an outstanding server and checked out to make sure that the food my husband ordered he could eat. She is amazing!

JB
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A nice casual restaurant with many options. Only disappointment was the turkey burger - just didn’t like the texture which was kind of mushy. Good fries and liked the hanger steak.

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and value all top rate. Summer dining with open spaces to outdoor patio an extra plus

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant. We had cocktails and barbecue and both were great!

MV
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Wide variety of foods on menu. Had the buffalo egg rolls for an appetizer, burgers and salads. Besides the burger being a bit overdone, everything was great. Would visit again for sure.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great meal at Nick's. It's my go-to place in Wilmette and everyone I've ever brought here becomes a fan. Lots of options in food and drink. Very good service and just an overall nice vibe. There are many families with kids so it can get a little loud, but it's not intolerable. The outdoor tables are in demand and worth waiting for.

o
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Judy, our server, was awesome! Food, as always, fantastic.

JM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. Kind of loud. Lot's of repeat customers.

K
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly but not instrusive. I loved the peach salad.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great!

S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, especially the hostess who went out of her way to accomodate us!!

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Too noisy. Definitely more for families than adult night out. Food was good.

L
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The brisket was soft like butter and delicious.

DR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s true to its name - a warm, welcoming neighborhood restaurant. Great beer list and daily specials give a gastro pub feel to the menu, while still being unpretentious and family friendly.

R
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick's is a great place to take your family for lunch. Very kid-friendly, quick service, children's menu has a variety of options (the sliders are the favorite of our family). The burgers are delicious, and there are many interesting salads offered.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The chicken oregano is outstanding as well as the Mac and cheese

DO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and consistently high quality food. A true neighborhood gem that makes you feel welcomed every time you come in.

R
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my new favorite neighborhood restaurant. The menu is large--something for everyone. I enjoyed the taco salad with shrimp. My husband raved about the cheeseburger and home-made chips. My granddaughter loved the sliders on the children's menu--just her size! We will be back many times.

RK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food good but pricy better to have sandwiches instead

WM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick's is our go-to place for dinner... I had never been for lunch, but when a friend from Riverwoods asked me to pick a place, I figured it would be great, AND it WAS! Thanks!

H
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, very responsive service, reasonable prices. We love this neighborhood diner!

CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a pre-basketball game dinner at NU! Service, food and atmosphere were festive!

DM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The Chicken Noodle soup was extremely salty; it was not edible. The waiter did not charge me for the soup. My Ahi Tuna wrap had a funny taste to it. This was our first time at Nicks and it wasn’t anything special.
We will not be back.

m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sat on the back and it was too cold.

DR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It's all in the name. This is a great neighborhood place. Warm welcoming atmosphere with attentive service and a varied menu including both comfort food and well-prepared fresh entrees.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and we were not rushed. Food was excellent with lots of choices

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Received cold fries with sandwich. Asked for fresh fries. Waiter very apologetic. Brought new ‘hot’ fries and they were disgusting. Tasted like they had been re fried!

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was pretty good, though I thought the pulled pork sandwich was a little dry. Seemed to be lacking BBQ sauce that I just assume is automatic with a pulled pork sandwich. Still a good meal, however.

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