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Nick Tahou Hots

320 W. Main, Rochester, NY - (585) 436-0184
Nick Tahou is famous for its "garbage plate" -- Texas hot wieners, hamburgers (with or without cheese), Italian sausage, or steak plated with piles of baked beans and home-fried potatoes, a scoop of cool macaroni salad, a dollop of spicy chili sauce, a squirt or two of mustard, and a sprinkle of chopped raw onions. It comes with plastic fork and knife, a bottle of Ketchup, some hot sauce, and white bread with butter.
81% Approval Rating (37 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
garbage plate
Cheeseburger w/chili
White Hot Garbage Plate
Sausage Garbage Plate
Grilled Cheese Garbage Plate
Chicken Garbage Plate

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Founder Nick Tahou died in 1997 after more than fifty years running Rochester’s premier hot dog joint. His culinary legacy remains the amazing dish known as a garbage plate. It is up to each customer to choose the foundation of his or her garbage plate. It can be ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

320 W. Main, Rochester, NY
(585) 436-0184

http://www.garbageplate.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Eat this quickly or all the fat will gel the ingredients together!
"Eat this quickly or all the fat will gel the ingredients together!"
Stephen Rushmore





With the sausage garbage plate, you get two taut, crisp-skinned, spicy, Italian sausages. This has been my favorite garbage plate so far.
"With the sausage garbage plate, you get two taut, crisp-skinned, spicy, Italian sausages. This has been my favorite garbage plate so far."
Cliff Strutz


Grilled cheese makes the perfect garbage plate garnish.
"Grilled cheese makes the perfect garbage plate garnish."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Wanting to try something different, I ordered the chicken garbage plate.  At first, I wondered if the fried chicken breast would be too aristocratic for the rest of the plate, but those thoughts disappeared after it was covered with mustard, onions and hot sauce.
"Wanting to try something different, I ordered the chicken garbage plate. At first, I wondered if the fried chicken breast would be too aristocratic for the rest of the plate, but those thoughts disappeared after it was covered with mustard, onions and hot sauce."
Cliff Strutz


This is probably one of the greasiest cheeseburgers I have ever eaten.  It is ladeled heavy with chili sauce.
"This is probably one of the greasiest cheeseburgers I have ever eaten. It is ladeled heavy with chili sauce."
Stephen Rushmore


Not every city has a single dish that attracts foodies from afar.
"Not every city has a single dish that attracts foodies from afar."
Michael Stern


Jane prepares to enter Nick Tahou Hots circa. 1989.
"Jane prepares to enter Nick Tahou Hots circa. 1989."
Michael Stern



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