Not far from the Plaza District you will find Nic's Grill, which is considered by many to be one of the best burgers in the United States. Guy Fieri from the Food Network's show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" even did an episode where he visited Nic's to uncover what makes the burgers so good. Word has spread about this 15 seat burger joint, so be prepared to wait in line for at least 20 minutes to get a seat or order takeout.
We noticed that even the weather doesn't hinder Nic's fanatics, as my wife and I headed down to Nic's on a toasty 95 degree day and waited outside for over 30 minutes before ordering! But the wait was was well worth it. We sat down in the bar area facing Nic himself, and enjoyed chatting with him as he prepared fresh cut curly fries and gigantic burgers made from hand-formed patties. We loved the caramelized onions and jalapeno toppings on our mouth-watering cheeseburgers, and eyed his other specialties such as chicken fried steak for future visits.
Aside from the incredibly delicious food, what stands out to me about Nic's Grill is the experience. Nic gives his customers very special attention that is above and beyond typical customer service. He asks you exactly how you want your burger and makes it right in front of you. Nic also takes the time to catch up with his regulars, and sets a warm, inviting tone for all who are lucky enough to grab a meal in his diner. Nic's is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays. Cash only.