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Nick’s Place – Finally Fixed

This past July, Nick’s Place on Amherst Street was the random target of a reckless driver who smashed into the front of the diner. For months, Nick’s sat boarded up, although the restaurant remained open. Earlier today, a few of us met up at the Black Rock hotspot to plan the next Madd Tiki Winter Luau. When we arrived, we were happy to see that the facade repair was almost complete. I remember the day that the car slammed through the front of the place and the neighborhood’s collective heart skipped a beat.


Nick’s has become an Amherst Street institution, namely for its friendly service, great food, and reasonable prices. Seeing the facade almost fully restored is nice to see, because the place looked as if it was closed of the last few months.

Loyal customers and newcomers alike will be happy to find the facade repair almost complete. Thankfully, the mishap never took a toll on the business operation. It was business as usual all along.

L-R Nick's Plate and the Canadian bacon
L-R Nick’s Plate and the Canadian bacon

Nick’s is still serving up some of the best diner food in Buffalo. From the Nick’s Plate (scrambled egg, hot dogs, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, home fries and homemade toast) to the Canadian bacon dish (with two eggs, home fries and homemade toast), you just can’t go wrong at this place.


The homemade toast completes any meal. The large coffee cups are also a nice touch because you don’t have to worry about asking for refills all of the time. When it comes to diners, it can be the littlest of things that can make or break a place. 

Nick’s is a neighborhood gem, as well as a family favorite.

It’s good to see that Nick’s Place is almost back to normal again.

Nick’s Place | 504 Amherst Street | Buffalo, NY 14207 | (716) 871-1772

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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