Burgers and shakes form the quintessential American meal, simultaneously pandering to the nation's love of quick and hearty fare and its plot to abolish silverware. Take another bite out of the knife-and-fork monopoly with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a burger meal for two at Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint (up to a $29.70 value). The meal includes:
- Two classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or turkey burgers (up to a $12.60 value)
- Two orders of french fries, which can be substituted for waffle fries, mashed potatoes, a baked potato, sweet potato medallions, or potato salad (up to an $8.50 value)
- Two milkshakes (an $8.60 value)
Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint serves up quality American fare in a classic, 1950s-themed diner. Dining duos chomp into the circular offerings of their chosen burger, savoring meaty mouthfuls of beef, turkey, and american cheese (extra toppings not included in value of the Groupon) for a treat as patriotic as a bald eagle breathing fireworks. A slew of side options such as fries, mashed potatoes, sweet-potato medallions, or potato salad fulfill daily requirements from the tuber tier of the food pyramid, and macaroni salad and piaz salad ensure ample offerings for the piaz deficient. While slurping down a double dose of milkshakes, patrons can bask in neon glow of Big Nick's vintage-inspired dining room, glorifying the Nifty Fifties with vinyl accessories and separate booths for married couples.
Big Nick's Pizza Joint
Nick’s has burgers. Nick’s has pizzas. Nick’s has omelets, nachos, matzo-ball soup, reubens, ravioli, and barbecue-charcoal beef ribs. Nick’s has a massive menu stocked with the world’s cuisine. And while Nick’s can surely sate any appetite other than Slash’s appetite for destruction, what it excels at is burgers and pizzas. More than 30 burger varieties sprawl on kaiser-roll buns, whereas some 20 types of pizza slices join individual and large pies.
Inside Nick’s original location on Broadway, cozy booths, tables, countertops, and walls plastered with celebrity headshots have accrued half a century of charm, keeping true to the aesthetic of the restaurant’s first years. In 2012, Nick’s received a City Council citation to honor its 50-year anniversary, serving as a landmark in owner “Big Nick” Imirziades’s culinary odyssey, which began during his childhood in Athens. There, his mother laid the foundations for his kitchen principles by using high-quality oil in her cooking and making sure every other ingredient followed suit. Today, Nick’s stays true to his early lessons, keeping his ingredients fresh and his meals plentiful.
Upper West Side
Upper West Side, New York 10024