Nicksons Eatery

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59 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

MC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

E
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

RD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

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 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service

F
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A go to place and very consistent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

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 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

BS
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service.
Soft shell crab special was excellent.

W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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

F
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and staff were very good.

p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

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 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

DB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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.

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our table shared an order of the sticky buns and loved them! Two of us had the shrimp and grits and loved it! I had the pickle brined chicken sandwich which was excellent and my husband had the fish tacos which he said was delicious. Service was a little slow but the place was packed when we arrived. Server was very friendly and helpful with making decisions about our order. We plan on going back!

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food; fresh, described well by waitress & menu - as I imagined. I excellent!

CW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Food was really good and service was awesome. We will be back!

B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Excellent service. Friendly. Homey and interesting decor.

KM
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch spot, nice ambience, interesting menu items and fun cocktails!

i
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and incredible food with a nice beer selection. Lunch or dinner or just stop by for a drink. You will not be disappointed. Best place in the LaGrange area!

n
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such a cute space. Food was so delicious but I think our order got lost. They were apologetic and brought a delicious brussel sprout app to the table. Sooo good. Will definitely go back but will ask to not sit right next to the music act. He was great but it was a bit hard to have a conversation

m
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time eating here. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is delicious with many wonderful options to choose from. The deserts are amazing!! We will definitely be back again!!

J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

There were five of us, and all of our meals were very good. Our waitress was very nice and checked in with us quite a bit, to make sure everything was going well. Other staff who filled water, etc. were also very nice. The one complaint that I had was that I ordered the fried green tomato sandwich, which I love, but it seemed to be smaller than ones I have had it in the past. There just was not as much ingredients on it. This was at dinner time; and, even though I had a side of soup (which was good as always), I was still a little hungry. When I have had it in the past, I felt like it was enough to eat. Other than that, everyone seemed satisfied with their choices. It is a great neighborhood restaurant.

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