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Nick's Kitchen

506 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN - (260) 356-6618
Posted By Jason Warren on 2/2/2004 11:09:00 AM
A local favorite you will most likely the only out of towner to luck out into dining at this decades old staple of Huntington. Even though I was there are breakfast time there were nice enough to start up the fried so I could sample a tenderloin sandwich. And it was certainly worth it. Crispy outside, tender flavorful outside. All served on a soft chewey bun that with the size of the tenderloin, makes you wonder how much of a sandwich it really is. Of course you can't leave without having some sugar pie, a regional must have. Moist and sweet eat it slow enough to savor.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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	Nick’s Kitchen’s tenderloin is gorgeous: a slice of boneless pork loin that has been pounded flat, breaded, fried to a crisp, planted in a bun, and dressed with mustard, pickle, lettuce and tomato. The plate-sized pancake of pork extends so far beyond the bun that it is impossible for even the longest-fingered hands to grasp the bread to pick it up like a normal sandwich.
" Nick’s Kitchen’s tenderloin is gorgeous: a slice of boneless pork loin that has been pounded flat, breaded, fried to a crisp, planted in a bun, and dressed with mustard, pickle, lettuce and tomato. The plate-sized pancake of pork extends so far beyond the bun that it is impossible for even the longest-fingered hands to grasp the bread to pick it up like a normal sandwich."
Michael Stern





Sugar cream pie, the most basic of sweets, is an Indiana farmhouse favorite.
"Sugar cream pie, the most basic of sweets, is an Indiana farmhouse favorite. "
Michael Stern


We never can resist an apple dumpling when we see it on a menu. We're glad we took the plunge here at Nick's. This one, served warm under a big scoop of ice cream, is a beaut!
"We never can resist an apple dumpling when we see it on a menu. We're glad we took the plunge here at Nick's. This one, served warm under a big scoop of ice cream, is a beaut!"
Michael Stern


We loved the craggy texture of the pumpkin pie!
"We loved the craggy texture of the pumpkin pie! "
Cliff Strutz


A great version of the Midwest favorite pea salad is full of hard-boiled egg chunks, crisp bits of sweet onion and celery.
"A great version of the Midwest favorite pea salad is full of hard-boiled egg chunks, crisp bits of sweet onion and celery."
Michael Stern


Don't even think about leaving Nick's Kitchen without sampling some of Jean Anne's excellent pie.  On the day of my visit, I was disappointed that only cherry pie was left.  One forkful later, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world!
"Don't even think about leaving Nick's Kitchen without sampling some of Jean Anne's excellent pie. On the day of my visit, I was disappointed that only cherry pie was left. One forkful later, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world!"
Cliff Strutz


Nick's carries the excellent Triple XXX root beer, accompanied by a frosty mug, of course!
"Nick's carries the excellent Triple XXX root beer, accompanied by a frosty mug, of course!"
Cliff Strutz


The quintessential small-town cafe, like so many others ... except that this one happens to serve magnificent tenderloins and blue-ribbon pie.
"The quintessential small-town cafe, like so many others ... except that this one happens to serve magnificent tenderloins and blue-ribbon pie."
Michael Stern


Using meat leftover from tenderloins trimmed for sandwiches, Nick's makes one fine pulled pork sandwich.
"Using meat leftover from tenderloins trimmed for sandwiches, Nick's makes one fine pulled pork sandwich."
Michael Stern



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