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Steak & Seafood Restaurant

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Niki’s West has been serving the greater Birmingham, Ala., area since 1957. Owners, Pete and Teddy Hontzas, are second generation owners who took over the business from their father, the late Gus P. Hontzas. With humble, new beginnings of an extensive menu with very delicious food, Niki’s West is truly Birmingham’s unique restaurant, serving high quality meals with great service.


Gus Hontzas came to the states from Greece and landed in Jackson, Mississippi, where his uncle, John Hontzas, had a restaurant called John’s. When the Hontzas family opened up the Niki’s restaurants in Birmingham (Niki’s Downtown opened in 1951 and Niki’s West opened in 1957), Gus headed to the Magic City to run Niki’s West. Gus passed away in 2001, but his sons, Pete and Teddy, run the place today.

The cafeteria line at Niki’s West is legendary. Mid-morning you can find folks in line, piling their plates high with some of the freshest and most colorful vegetables in Birmingham. And if the cafeteria line isn’t your style, they also have an a la carte menu where you’ll find even more fresh seafood, steaks and a few traditional Greek dishes.

Most folks who pass in front of the steam table at Niki’s West might be surprised to know that there was a lounge in the back of the place in the old days. And evidently, the lounge was where part of the expanded kitchen is today.

Enjoy a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Socialize with friends and meet new acquaintances, all while enjoying delicious, old fashioned southern food at affordable prices. Please take a moment to check out our Seafood/ Menu, our Steak Menu,as well as our Breakfast Menu. Be sure to stop by and see us for a home-cooked meal. We are sure you will find all of your favorites!

Contact Us

233 Finley Ave. West
Birmingham, AL 35204

Phone: 205-252-5751

Fax: 205-252-8163

Email: nikisrestaurant@bham.rr.com

Business Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

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    Birmingham's finest restaurant since 1957

    Please take a moment to check out our Seafood Menu, Steak Menu, and our Breakfast Menu. Be sure to stop by and see us for a home-cooked meal. We are sure you will find all of your favorites!

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    Birmingham's finest restaurant since 1957

    If the cafeteria line isn’t your style, we also have an a la carte menu where you’ll find even more fresh seafood, steaks and a few traditional Greek dishes.

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    Birmingham's finest restaurant since 1957

    Most folks who pass in front of the steam table at Niki’s West might be surprised to know that there was a lounge in the back of the place in the old days. And evidently, the lounge was where part of the expanded kitchen is today. If those walls could talk!