2713 Rockyridge Dr, Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 780-2161
Primary Phone: (713) 780-2161
Phone: (713) 780-8446
Fax: (713) 780-8446
Nick's Place Italian Sports Bar & Pizzeria
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Brew Pubs, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: Yes
03/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
At first when you arrive at the place, from the outside you might think that you landed in a ghetto, but you cannot be further from the truth.
When you head inside you might think that the place is a little run down, but all this just adds to the atmosphere of the bar. No matter what you order from the menu, it is ALWAYS fresh. The food is absolutely delicious and is probably better then most of the ""Italian"" restaurants out there who put their mind and money into the decor rather than the food. The portions are very big and will make sure that you leave this place full, happy and satisfied.
The service is fast and friendly. I particularly like that the owner and his wife are also there most of the time, showing that they actually care about this place and are not just there to make money.
So if you are looking for a bar that is easy on your wallet, has a good atmosphere, friendly service and serves delicious Italian food, then this place is absolutely for you.
12/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Nick's place has been a favorite of mine for some time now, but recently I had the pleasure of experiencing how AWSOME their catering service is! My company had the opportunity to serve a holiday dinner for a local charity. We contacted several caterers and Nick's just blew them away on selection and price. Since I was responsible for feeding almost 100 people for this event I was a wreck, but Nick was not. The day of the event everything was made fresh, I witnessed it myself! Nick delivered and set up, everything was a HUGE success. The charity was expecting BBQ or pizza and we delivered an awesome Italian feast. People were blown away by the food, the selection and taste were more than they were accustomed to from past sponsored dinners. Nick's hit it out of the park! Nick's Place is now my first choice for catering!
11/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Nick's for years now, and it is by far the most comfortable sports bar/restaurant in the area. No matter what time of day you go, you are likely to see Nick or Cindy or both. They care deeply about their business, and it shows.
The menu is as varied as you will find anywhere. They have the usual bar fare of wings, chips, etc., but the main course meals are terrific as well. The steaks and pasta are personal favorites, but you owe it to yourself to try the pizza burger as well.
It's a great place to gather your friends to watch sporting events, especially on college football Saturdays, NFL Sundays or for any big UFC event.
The atmosphere might be the best part of Nick's. Nick and Cindy are friendly and responsive to customers, and the staff follows their lead. Many of the staff have been there for years and are familiar faces. But even the new members of the team keep up the standards. We recently dealt with a brand new staffer (Ruth), and she was friendly, provided fantastic service and made us feel like we had known her for years -- just like the rest of the staff at Nick's.
If you want flashy, upscale and presumptious, Nick's isn't for you. But if you want a friendly, casual safe atmosphere to watch sports, drink with friends, get a first-rate meal or just goof off after work, this is your place. Next time you are in the area you owe it to yourself to check it out.
06/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I have been there many times. We love it! The pizza burger (yep, they have one) is unbelievable. Don’t be afraid to get it cooked medium to medium rare!
We love the staff and the other customers. We live a long ways away – Sugar Land, but it is easy to get a taxi and the owner and staff will take you home if needed – and we have needed it.
We love watching all sports there because everyone gets into it. We have even hung out with our college rivals (football) and had a blast. Shots for the winner and loser.
Over the past 5 years, we have seen Nick and Cindy do nothing but improve the scene. Love a bar that keeps putting it back into their place.
Hope they let us back!
09/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have a friend that always enjoyed this place and tonight, 09/27/09 we decided to take my friend's brother and sister in law...what a disappointment!!! Girls were flashing and sitting on guys lap pretending obscene movements...I was very embaressed!!!I did not call the police, because the owner was involved in this ridiculous scene!!! !!!when leaving one of the girls that was flashing before had taken her entire shirt off....i got mad and told her I was going to call the police, and off course they all yeld to me to get out of there which of course I did and would never go back!!!I am sure Nick lost a lot of customers tonight, at least 4 of us that just wanted to have some pizza and enjoy the game...
09/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is a great bar for people, who want to hangout, eat some good food, get some good priced drinks, and watch sports.
I recommend the pizzas (some of the best in the metropoltian Houston area), pizzadillas, chips and queso (all homemade), steak night steaks on the weekend, cannolis, chicken wings, and much, much more. Great place to go to watch the sporting events (and especially the ones that no one in the area seems to have available to watch).
The staff is really nice and the service is normally great (only time there is issues is potentially when the places is so busy that people are hanging from the rafters and as a result, service is slower). The only time I have seen any of the staff ever get snippy with a customer is when a patron is being downright rude to them. I have never had issues ordering take-out.
The shopping center that this bar is in may have seen better days, but I would not call this area of Houston questionable (if I were to call this area questionable, I would call the Galleria, Highland Village, etc. questionable too).
07/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was moving to the area, 10 years ago and happened to stop in for lunch. I ordered the Chicken Fettucine Pizza. OMG... it was so awesome! I was hooked. The staff was great and made me feel at home. I went back that night and met the owner (Nick). What a great guy. He made me feel like family, as I have learned he does for all of his customers.
10 years later and I am still going to Nicks Place, even though I live way out in Richmond, TX. The beer is still ice cold, the food is still great.
Thank you Nick and Cyndi for a great place to watch sports, eat, drink, unwind and meet other good people.
03/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
You can get treated like a real person. The feeling is like being at your friends house. (no your best friend.) It is real and not sugar coated. Treat these people like you like to be treated, and the other B.S. reviews will make sense. It is my favorite place and you have to see for your self. 15 years open for a reason!
02/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I just read some of the posts that were left on the city search site. What caught my eye was the fact that the owner is replying to messages. In my opinion that is first class and a representation that he cares about making a customer base. I went to Nick's this past Saturday after reading about the place on the internet (citysearch and the company website). I just moved here from North Carolina and I was looking for a place I could go that offered a great atmosphere, nice people, drink specials and good food. When I found out that Nick's was an Italian Sports bar I was immediately intrigued. I came to watch the Tyson Cup (an international gymnastics competition) and the UNC/Maryland game. I was impressed with the amount of TV's and their quality. My friend and I ordered a beer (3.00 tap special was great) and I ordered the nachos (shared appertizer) and Philly Steak Sandwich and he ordered the Brusetta. The service was fine (it is a bar after) however, I wasn't too crazy about my food. It was edible but I was kinda of hoping for it to leave me wanting more. I know I didn't order any Italian food (it was the middle of the afternoon and I just wanted something light to go with my beer). My experience was kind of an indifferent one. I am planning to go back. This time I will order some of the Italian food (any recommendations?). I will probably be back for the UNC vs. Duke game in about two weeks. The location is not close to my Meyerland address (I know that they have no control over that. I am not complaining about it just mentioning why I will not be able to get there sooner) so I will not be able to head back sooner than I would like. I am looking forward to your reply and my next visit at Nick's.
12/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you want a great place to watch your favorite team and have a cocktail or two or three...., then Nick's is your place! The service, the food and the atmosphere is exactly what you want in a Sports Bar. You will never be refused when requesting a particular game. My wife went to a small school in Louisiana and they always accomidate her by showing her team on at least one of the many HD TV's. Also a great place to bring a group of you and your college alumni. They will set up tables and TV's regardless of the size of your party and treat you like you've been going there for years. I'm a life long Houstonian and Nick's Texas hospitality is top notch!!!!
11/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nick's would be better if Wes did not work there. I been there 3 times, and every time he has been a total d*&K! The 1st time i went, i was alone, so he was being nice and walked me to my car. As soon as i got in my car the MF tried to kiss me, yuk!! The 2nd time I went with a few friends and we were doing shots, so then he decideds to tell my friend she can't have anymore shots. Well some guy orders us a round of shots, and of course we drink them, so then Wes kicks us out for drinking the shots he just made us,plus takes our money. The last time, we tipped out the waitress before she left to make sure she got her tip from us. Then closed out the tap with Wes and he made a big fit saying we were not tippers. My friend decides to order another round before we left and he slammed the drinks down in front of us and said loud, ""here is to the non tippers). I know they did something to our drinks. I was very offened because I am a great tipper. I usually leave the same amount as what my tap is for the tip. SO PLEASE JUST GET RID OF WES!! HE IS A GREASY SLIME BALL AND SO RUDE!!
10/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
There is nothing about Nick's that merits special mention. The food is dreadful. Suggestion: Shorten the menu and concentrate on quality. The nachos had no sour cream, no guacamole, no meat. It was basically chips & queso. Ugh! Service was average. Decor: mediocre.
08/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nick's Place serves a great pizza. It must be the pizza sauce. The pizza is served with a New-York style thick White Flour Crust. Made with olive oil? Tastes like it. I would prefer that they serve Thin Crust,, 100% Whole Wheat Pizza . That would be a perfect pizza for overweight individuals like myself.
With the new city ordinance, smoking is restricted to the outside. The patio where smoking is allowed is next to the building, so the second-hand smoke does sometimes seep into the bar when patrons open the door to come in-and-out of the bar.I guess non-smokers could choose their spot carefully.
08/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nick's Place is a local haunt of lots of Houston's talk radio personalities. Since it is always promoted as ""down home"" & a ""great place"", I decided to change my venue for our annual fantasy football league draft to Nick's for this season....TERRIBLE DECISION. We have done this for 7 years, but based on what I always hear on the radio, thought why not give Nick's a shot. Back in early June I scheduled my draft for Nick's on Friday, 08/22/2008. I followed up with that by actually stopping in & speaking to Nick himself a week before and verified that we were set up for 8 p.m. with enough space for 20 people. I arrived @7:15 the night of the draft and had been told that we would be sharing one side of the bar with another league, but that it wouldn't be an issue. HA. Their league had premium space with square tables all put together in conference roomlike seating for the 15-20 guys that were there. We were shoved up in a corner under a TV, right in front of the mens restroom, with 1 square table, 2 round ones & 12 seats... not what I had been told at all. The staff came over and helped move more tables over, but because of the proximity of where we were in relation to the bathroom, we had to curve back around towards the middle of the room. This meant that the back two tables had to deal with all of the noise that the other league was creating. Noise is kind of an understatement. The other group was loud and boisterous. Most of them were drunk by the 3rd round & the alcohol continued to flow. They even began throwing things like napkins & coasters. When we asked about having them quieten down we were told that they came every year & usually racked up a tab of $1200+. I know that small business owners rely on returning customers, but our group spent around $550 & were treated like our event was not nearly as important as the group of loud buffoons that were there every year. I will never go back & suggest that no one ever does.
06/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I go to Nicks Place about 3 times a month. The service is great, the waiters are always friendly and remember you after the second time you are there. The pizza is the best in town, it has spoiled me for pizza anywhere else. My husband raves about the fish tacos. I think they have the coldest bottled beer in the city. Its a neighborhood bar atmosphere, easy going and casual, just the type of place we love. We have introduced it to many of our friends. Have to run now, on our way to Nicks for the evening!