Nick's Tavern

★★★★★
  • 221 Main St

    Lemont, IL 60439

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  • 630-257-6564

About Nick's Tavern

Hours
10:00 am. seven days a week

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One of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten! This is a hand made 1 pound burger. I saw other people eating other fare such as beef and dogs, but I wont' waste the experience on nothing less than that burger. The people are friendly,

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One of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten! This is a hand made 1 pound burger. I saw other people eating other fare such as beef and dogs, but I wont' waste the experience on nothing less than that burger. The people are friendly,

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WE HEARD THAT THERE BURGERS WERE GREAT. WE WENT THERE TODAY, TO TRY THEM. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. THE BURGERS WERE DRY & TASTELESS. THE BUN WAS HARD AS A ROCK. THE GRILLED ONIONS WERE OVERCOOKED. MY WIFE DIDN'T EVEN LIKE THE PICKLES. I HAD

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WE HEARD THAT THERE BURGERS WERE GREAT. WE WENT THERE TODAY, TO TRY THEM. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. THE BURGERS WERE DRY & TASTELESS. THE BUN WAS HARD AS A ROCK. THE GRILLED ONIONS WERE OVERCOOKED. MY WIFE DIDN'T EVEN LIKE THE PICKLES. I HAD

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basic old clean bar with a great burger

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basic old clean bar with a great burger

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Lets try and set the record straight about Nick's....On 5-5-11 a negative review was posted about the owners because Karen & Bob were let go....I dont know the reason why they are gone.....On 5-6-11 we get 4 reviews praising the new

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Lets try and set the record straight about Nick's....On 5-5-11 a negative review was posted about the owners because Karen & Bob were let go....I dont know the reason why they are gone.....On 5-6-11 we get 4 reviews praising the new

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Say this little tavern on Chicago' Best the other day, and I am a big guy that likes big cheeseburgers. So why not give this a try? My brother and I made the trip to Lemont and they were having a car show right in front of Nicks. We sat

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Say this little tavern on Chicago' Best the other day, and I am a big guy that likes big cheeseburgers. So why not give this a try? My brother and I made the trip to Lemont and they were having a car show right in front of Nicks. We sat

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When you crave a Nick Burger, you have to feed the crave. Went last night and geez it was so good. I admit, I was kinda doing the boycott thing because the old manager was let go. But I must admit, I was part of the problem myself.

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When you crave a Nick Burger, you have to feed the crave. Went last night and geez it was so good. I admit, I was kinda doing the boycott thing because the old manager was let go. But I must admit, I was part of the problem myself.

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Paid 8 bucks for a very overcooked burger. Didn't even come with fries, just attitude. Don't waste your time.

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Paid 8 bucks for a very overcooked burger. Didn't even come with fries, just attitude. Don't waste your time.

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We went to the first car show of the year tonight and as we were walking by Nick's we saw they were cooking food outside by a dumpster. Gross! We chose Lemont House instead - it seemed more sanitary!

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We went to the first car show of the year tonight and as we were walking by Nick's we saw they were cooking food outside by a dumpster. Gross! We chose Lemont House instead - it seemed more sanitary!

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LOVE the new staff at Nick's. Friendly and ready to serve you. Can't beat the burger either. Cooked just how you want it and no attitude! The upgrades from the previous owners too were long overdue and look great. Look forward to the

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LOVE the new staff at Nick's. Friendly and ready to serve you. Can't beat the burger either. Cooked just how you want it and no attitude! The upgrades from the previous owners too were long overdue and look great. Look forward to the

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Went in with a few friends on Friday Night. The place was packed. We thought we would have to wait forever to get our order taken and our food to our table. The new staff did not miss a beat. Order was taken promptly and our food was

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Went in with a few friends on Friday Night. The place was packed. We thought we would have to wait forever to get our order taken and our food to our table. The new staff did not miss a beat. Order was taken promptly and our food was

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Got back from a trip and took off to Nick's for a great burger and bowl of chili. They have an all new staff and let me tell you - they are friendlier, more courteous and the service is so much quicker. The burger was fantastic and

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Got back from a trip and took off to Nick's for a great burger and bowl of chili. They have an all new staff and let me tell you - they are friendlier, more courteous and the service is so much quicker. The burger was fantastic and

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I don't usually go to the trouble of posting a review but I was so excited about Nick's Tavern that I felt I had to! I loved the old Nick's and like any happy patron was worried about changes when the new owners came in. I was so pleased

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I don't usually go to the trouble of posting a review but I was so excited about Nick's Tavern that I felt I had to! I loved the old Nick's and like any happy patron was worried about changes when the new owners came in. I was so pleased

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All I have to say is what a great change over at Nick's Tavern! I went on Saturday night and the new bartender, April was friendly and energetic. The previous bartender did not even talk to you! It is nice to see a refreshing change at

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All I have to say is what a great change over at Nick's Tavern! I went on Saturday night and the new bartender, April was friendly and energetic. The previous bartender did not even talk to you! It is nice to see a refreshing change at

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This place is so much more fun to go too! The new staff is talkative and happy to serve you and see you! Great atmosphere! Great food! A Place you want to go to during the week or weekend. Try it!!!

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This place is so much more fun to go too! The new staff is talkative and happy to serve you and see you! Great atmosphere! Great food! A Place you want to go to during the week or weekend. Try it!!!

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Went Saturday Night, Crappy Bartender Gone, Had Fun with Matt & Al. Had Burgers, (best I ever had) and Chili which tasted really fresh and homemade. Going back, had a great time. Fresh Faces, really made me feel at home, not like the

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Went Saturday Night, Crappy Bartender Gone, Had Fun with Matt & Al. Had Burgers, (best I ever had) and Chili which tasted really fresh and homemade. Going back, had a great time. Fresh Faces, really made me feel at home, not like the

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A great place I have been going there for over 15 years the new owners are great. Burger's are great and I love the beef's. I have even told many friend's and family that come to Lemont for the car show's about it and they love it also. It

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A great place I have been going there for over 15 years the new owners are great. Burger's are great and I love the beef's. I have even told many friend's and family that come to Lemont for the car show's about it and they love it also. It

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Nick's is a great place. Food is great, new owners are very friendly and go out of the way to help. They have upgraded from the dump that the former employees used to run. The place will thrive with new staff. I'm sure the new manager

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Nick's is a great place. Food is great, new owners are very friendly and go out of the way to help. They have upgraded from the dump that the former employees used to run. The place will thrive with new staff. I'm sure the new manager

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Wow, I am not sure where the negative reviews have any validity. Since the new owners have come in the place I'd say it's a '10' and a much better place. They kept the integrity of Nick's with a facelift that complimented what was

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Wow, I am not sure where the negative reviews have any validity. Since the new owners have come in the place I'd say it's a '10' and a much better place. They kept the integrity of Nick's with a facelift that complimented what was

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We love the fun new crowd at Nick's tavern. The food is awesome, drinks are great, & the new owners are fun & young! There is a great new energy there!! Everyone is so friendly and the price of their food is a great deal for what

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We love the fun new crowd at Nick's tavern. The food is awesome, drinks are great, & the new owners are fun & young! There is a great new energy there!! Everyone is so friendly and the price of their food is a great deal for what

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Since the new owner's took over back in 2010 they have run this place down. It's not a very good place to go to anymore. They got rid of all the old worker's. The only one that came came back was Karen, she is the greatest. I think she is

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Since the new owner's took over back in 2010 they have run this place down. It's not a very good place to go to anymore. They got rid of all the old worker's. The only one that came came back was Karen, she is the greatest. I think she is

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Nick's in Lemont is a great place to stop for a burger and enjoy the atmosphere of Lemont, IL. The service is excellent and friendly. You can stop by after work for fun or bring the family for a Saturday burger. Nick's welcomes

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Nick's in Lemont is a great place to stop for a burger and enjoy the atmosphere of Lemont, IL. The service is excellent and friendly. You can stop by after work for fun or bring the family for a Saturday burger. Nick's welcomes

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A friend and I were taking care of some business in Lemont and stopped by Nick's Tavern for lunch. The burgers don't get any better than the ones served here. Big, juicy and delicious! My friend asked for a bowl of chili and then asked

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A friend and I were taking care of some business in Lemont and stopped by Nick's Tavern for lunch. The burgers don't get any better than the ones served here. Big, juicy and delicious! My friend asked for a bowl of chili and then asked

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The bartender was awful. Her back was to us most of the time while she was texting on her phone. She took our order finally, and we will already kinda out of the mood from waiting so long. After about 30 minutes, some over weight kid brought us our food while he was chewing on some food. We were getting grossed out because his mouth was full when he asked if we needed anything else. The food was rather dried out tasting and not very warm. The grilled onions were not cooked very much and the bun was not very fresh. Don't waste your money!

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The bartender was awful. Her back was to us most of the time while she was texting on her phone. She took our order finally, and we will already kinda out of the mood from waiting so long. After about 30 minutes, some over weight kid brought us our food while he was chewing on some food. We were getting grossed out because his mouth was full when he asked if we needed anything else. The food was rather dried out tasting and not very warm. The grilled onions were not cooked very much and the bun was not very fresh. Don't waste your money!

Pros: They have a door to leave

Cons: Bad Staff, Bad Food, Bad Time

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My wife and I had Nick's back in April for the first time and we loved it. However, when we went back a few weeks ago on Saturday, our experience was not so pleasant. The dude behind the bar was sarcastic and kept making comments about the female bartender. The female bartender left from behind the bar and took over cooking without putting on a hairnet or pulling her hair back - that's got to be some kind of health code violation. The burger, when we got it, was dried out and appeared to have broken in half before it was put on the bun. Also overheard bartender complaining about amount of tips being left by patrons. Hey buddy - you only get tips for good food and service - take a hint!
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My wife and I had Nick's back in April for the first time and we loved it. However, when we went back a few weeks ago on Saturday, our experience was not so pleasant. The dude behind the bar was sarcastic and kept making comments about the female bartender. The female bartender left from behind the bar and took over cooking without putting on a hairnet or pulling her hair back - that's got to be some kind of health code violation. The burger, when we got it, was dried out and appeared to have broken in half before it was put on the bun. Also overheard bartender complaining about amount of tips being left by patrons. Hey buddy - you only get tips for good food and service - take a hint!
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Pros: Used to be good

Cons: Poor service, dried out burgers

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Had a hamburger a few weeks ago, was very good. Went again on Saturday and it was awful. The patty was very,very thin and dried out. No flavor or spices. The patty hung over the bun, so it will still big, but it was the worst hamburger I EVER ate. I guess it wasn't long for the new owners to cut corners on the quality. Used to be fresh and juicy. Now its so dry they can cut back on the napkins. Very disappointed

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Had a hamburger a few weeks ago, was very good. Went again on Saturday and it was awful. The patty was very,very thin and dried out. No flavor or spices. The patty hung over the bun, so it will still big, but it was the worst hamburger I EVER ate. I guess it wasn't long for the new owners to cut corners on the quality. Used to be fresh and juicy. Now its so dry they can cut back on the napkins. Very disappointed

Cons: Tasted Old, Very Thin Meat, Not Juicy, Dried Out Expensive

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On our way home to Iowa after attending the Sox opener we found this little burger place that was just unbelievable. 1 pound burger and friendly people. We walked in and felt right at home. Lots of baseball talk and didn't want to leave.

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On our way home to Iowa after attending the Sox opener we found this little burger place that was just unbelievable. 1 pound burger and friendly people. We walked in and felt right at home. Lots of baseball talk and didn't want to leave.

Pros: 20 minutes from Downtown

Cons: None

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Went in Saturday to grab a burger. First time in over 10 years. The bartender took my order and after about 20 minutes the cook brought out my food. After that, you could hear the bartenders annoying fake laugh, but you could not get her attention. She kept talking to one guy and laughing, laughing, laughing. We never got offered a drink refill and it took foerver to get our check. Go and get really great hamburgers, but not when the laughing bartender is there. Must be the owners daughter! Sorry.

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Went in Saturday to grab a burger. First time in over 10 years. The bartender took my order and after about 20 minutes the cook brought out my food. After that, you could hear the bartenders annoying fake laugh, but you could not get her attention. She kept talking to one guy and laughing, laughing, laughing. We never got offered a drink refill and it took foerver to get our check. Go and get really great hamburgers, but not when the laughing bartender is there. Must be the owners daughter! Sorry.

Pros: Food was Wonderful

Cons: Bartender talked too much, ignored customers

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Best burger in Cook County. Recommend you order medium or medium rare. Friendly old time atmosphere.

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Best burger in Cook County. Recommend you order medium or medium rare. Friendly old time atmosphere.

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I had to change from original review from Feb of 5 stars. I returned this month (June) and someone stole the NickBurger. The cheese was so melted down, most of it cooked off the burger. The burger was very dried out and overcooked. Was I at the same place?

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I had to change from original review from Feb of 5 stars. I returned this month (June) and someone stole the NickBurger. The cheese was so melted down, most of it cooked off the burger. The burger was very dried out and overcooked. Was I at the same place?

Pros: Used to be great hamburgers

Cons: Changed something-not the same

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I had the day off for Martin Luther King day, so I decided to stop in with a buddy at Nicks for lunch.. Wow, the special for this one pound burger was only $5.00 and that included chips.
My Burger was so juicy and flavorful. It came loaded and it looked so good, I didn't know whether to eat it or take a picture of it. I made the right decision and ate it. Going back next Monday, MacDonalds you can keep your Big Mac.

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I had the day off for Martin Luther King day, so I decided to stop in with a buddy at Nicks for lunch.. Wow, the special for this one pound burger was only $5.00 and that included chips.
My Burger was so juicy and flavorful. It came loaded and it looked so good, I didn't know whether to eat it or take a picture of it. I made the right decision and ate it. Going back next Monday, MacDonalds you can keep your Big Mac.

Pros: Delicious, Fresh, Cooked to Perfection, Low Price

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I stopped down last Saturday around lunch. Not only was my hamburger delicious, but it now has fresh tomatoes, and nice crisp lettuce. The bun was soft and fresh, the burger was sooooooo good. New staff and owners are wonderful. If you don't try this place you are crazy. If you went in the past, you must recheck out this gem in Lemont

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I stopped down last Saturday around lunch. Not only was my hamburger delicious, but it now has fresh tomatoes, and nice crisp lettuce. The bun was soft and fresh, the burger was sooooooo good. New staff and owners are wonderful. If you don't try this place you are crazy. If you went in the past, you must recheck out this gem in Lemont

Pros: Fresh, delicious food.

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The burgers are amazing, and you'll never leave there hungry. The staff helps to create the cozy feeling that makes Nicks such a special place. You've gotta check it out.

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The burgers are amazing, and you'll never leave there hungry. The staff helps to create the cozy feeling that makes Nicks such a special place. You've gotta check it out.

Pros: Great Atmosphere

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Checked out Nick's on an early Sunday afternoon. Had a beef with double green peppers on it and don't know when I've ever tasted one as good as this one was.

Was going to order a second one until my wife stopped me! She ordered a burger she almost couldn't finish and said it was the best.

I know where I'm going back to and I know what I'm going to order and I'm thinking of not taking my wife with so I can have two of the beef sandwiches.

You're going to love the food here!

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Checked out Nick's on an early Sunday afternoon. Had a beef with double green peppers on it and don't know when I've ever tasted one as good as this one was.

Was going to order a second one until my wife stopped me! She ordered a burger she almost couldn't finish and said it was the best.

I know where I'm going back to and I know what I'm going to order and I'm thinking of not taking my wife with so I can have two of the beef sandwiches.

You're going to love the food here!

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The new owners of Nick's seem to have done everything right! This yesteryear tavern is great!

The huge 1lb burgers are juicier and better than they've EVER been and the beef sandwiches are the best I've ever had!

To make it even better - you'll be served with a smile because Karen is back!

I drove in the snow with freezing rain just to get another burger from Nick's! You gotta have what you gotta have!

It doesn't get any better than this!

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The new owners of Nick's seem to have done everything right! This yesteryear tavern is great!

The huge 1lb burgers are juicier and better than they've EVER been and the beef sandwiches are the best I've ever had!

To make it even better - you'll be served with a smile because Karen is back!

I drove in the snow with freezing rain just to get another burger from Nick's! You gotta have what you gotta have!

It doesn't get any better than this!

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If you like a big, dried out piece of meat with no flavor, and very slow service with attitude go there.

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If you like a big, dried out piece of meat with no flavor, and very slow service with attitude go there.

Pros: It does have character

Cons: Food and Service awful

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Still make good hamburges, but they lost their good waitress and haven't replaced her. Our wait for our hamburgers was about 50 minutes. That won't do.

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Still make good hamburges, but they lost their good waitress and haven't replaced her. Our wait for our hamburgers was about 50 minutes. That won't do.

Pros: Good Hamburgers and Killian Red on tap

Cons: Slow slow slow slow

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Is the review on this site that ruined their perfect 5-star rating because the reviewer is too cheap or too stupid to figure out how to split a check between two people.

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Is the review on this site that ruined their perfect 5-star rating because the reviewer is too cheap or too stupid to figure out how to split a check between two people.

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Like the other post... I too grew up in Lemont. Nick's has the best burgers around! Even though I am 1700 miles away from there now a days, I still will stop in for a burger if we are in the area. Took the kids there once, and my daughter wanted a "double cheeseburger", We laughed. She got a single, and only finished 1/2!

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Like the other post... I too grew up in Lemont. Nick's has the best burgers around! Even though I am 1700 miles away from there now a days, I still will stop in for a burger if we are in the area. Took the kids there once, and my daughter wanted a "double cheeseburger", We laughed. She got a single, and only finished 1/2!

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Great Deal!! Ice cold beer on tap. One pound meat burger with no fluff, pickles, onions, catsup, mustard nothing else, cheese or no cheese! Don't ask for tomatoes and lettuce, no gots. Cooked perfect. Small place, great atmosphere, Cubs fan paradise, worth the drive. I live in Indiana!!

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Great Deal!! Ice cold beer on tap. One pound meat burger with no fluff, pickles, onions, catsup, mustard nothing else, cheese or no cheese! Don't ask for tomatoes and lettuce, no gots. Cooked perfect. Small place, great atmosphere, Cubs fan paradise, worth the drive. I live in Indiana!!

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Having grown up in Lemont, I'll be the first to admit that I might be just a tad bit biased. But it says something when former Illinois governor James Thompson would INSIST on going to Nick's Tavern for one of their ginormous burgers every time he was in the Chicago area. A small, family owned tavern, Nick's is an ideal place to go. The decor is a bit eclectic, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend it, whether you're from Illinois or Italy. And don't take MY word for it... take Gov. Thompson's!

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Having grown up in Lemont, I'll be the first to admit that I might be just a tad bit biased. But it says something when former Illinois governor James Thompson would INSIST on going to Nick's Tavern for one of their ginormous burgers every time he was in the Chicago area. A small, family owned tavern, Nick's is an ideal place to go. The decor is a bit eclectic, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend it, whether you're from Illinois or Italy. And don't take MY word for it... take Gov. Thompson's!

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I love this place! It is a small Ma and Pa place! It's a very relaxing atmosphere!
It gets packed quickly, but the Burgers are worth the wait! They are cooked to order and are a pound, made fresh everyday. Great value. No frills just a great hunk of meat and chips!
And it is a Cubs Bar...I think the only one that far south!!!!

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I love this place! It is a small Ma and Pa place! It's a very relaxing atmosphere!
It gets packed quickly, but the Burgers are worth the wait! They are cooked to order and are a pound, made fresh everyday. Great value. No frills just a great hunk of meat and chips!
And it is a Cubs Bar...I think the only one that far south!!!!

Pros: Great Value, Great Burger, Family Type Bar

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I only go to Nick's a few times a year with a friend of mine. It irks me that they won't do separate checks for just two people. It can't be that hard! The burgers are good though.

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I only go to Nick's a few times a year with a friend of mine. It irks me that they won't do separate checks for just two people. It can't be that hard! The burgers are good though.

Pros: Great burgers

Cons: , No separate checks, Crowded on Saturday

 

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