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Niki's West

233 Finley Ave, West, Birmingham, AL - (205) 252-5751
Niki's is a Greek-accented cafeteria with a fantastic selection of Southern vegetables.
100% Approval Rating (24 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
macaroni and cheese
Fried Okra
Coconut Cream Pie
greens
Squash Casserole
banana pudding
Fried Green Tomatoes
beans
Yeast rolls

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Although vegetables are big at Niki’s, a quaint country greenmarket it is not. All around it, trucks rumble past serving warehouses where produce is loaded and shipped. The truckers eat at Niki’s, but it’s no typical truck stop diner. In fact, Niki’s does not quite ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

233 Finley Ave, West, Birmingham, AL
(205) 252-5751

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Lemon ice box pie
"Lemon ice box pie"
BSamuelson





Egg custard pie, spiced with nutmeg
"Egg custard pie, spiced with nutmeg"
BSamuelson


Maybe the cream pies at Niki's have improved.  Everyone at our table who took a bite of this lightweight beauty declared it delicious.
"Maybe the cream pies at Niki's have improved. Everyone at our table who took a bite of this lightweight beauty declared it delicious."
Cliff Strutz


Niki's excellent macaroni & cheese is thick and ultra-cheesy.
"Niki's excellent macaroni & cheese is thick and ultra-cheesy."
Cliff Strutz


The perfect way to end a meal at Niki's is with the outstanding banana pudding, which is the best I have ever had.
"The perfect way to end a meal at Niki's is with the outstanding banana pudding, which is the best I have ever had."
Cliff Strutz


Crunchy, salty and full of flavor, the fried okra receives my vote as Niki's best side dish.
"Crunchy, salty and full of flavor, the fried okra receives my vote as Niki's best side dish."
Cliff Strutz


The yellow squash casserole is cooked until it is baby food soft.
"The yellow squash casserole is cooked until it is baby food soft."
Cliff Strutz


Eating at Niki's makes me wish I could get dishes like fried green tomatoes back north.
"Eating at Niki's makes me wish I could get dishes like fried green tomatoes back north."
Cliff Strutz


The theme of Niki's place mat is oceanic, and the baked fish Creole is terrific, but it's vegetables that star.
"The theme of Niki's place mat is oceanic, and the baked fish Creole is terrific, but it's vegetables that star."
Michael Stern


A rare quiet moment in the cafeteria line.  You will need to be able to make snap decisions, because the line moves quickly!
"A rare quiet moment in the cafeteria line. You will need to be able to make snap decisions, because the line moves quickly!"
Cliff Strutz


This wall decoration at the beginning of the cafeteria line clues you in to the fact that Niki's takes their seafood seriously.
"This wall decoration at the beginning of the cafeteria line clues you in to the fact that Niki's takes their seafood seriously."
Cliff Strutz


Niki's West draws big crowds.  On this visit, a parking lot attendant was necessary to direct traffic.
"Niki's West draws big crowds. On this visit, a parking lot attendant was necessary to direct traffic."
Cliff Strutz



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