Nicks Cookeville

About us


Since 1971

Nick’s has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years. Nick and Ann Philson, our founders, dedicated theirselves to the restaurant business for over 50 years. Nick Philson Jr and Nichole Wilson now carry on the family tradition. We strive to keep fresh, quality food in a casually elegant atmosphere.

Nick’s Restaurant is a favorite gathering place for all types of occasions from a night out with friends, a quiet luncheon, or a date in a cozy booth. We take special efforts to make dining a rewarding experience.



We are known for our prime rib and we hand cut our steaks in house. Our salads are chopped fresh daily. We serve homemade bleu cheese, thousand island, and honeymustard. Our homemade French Onion Au Gratin is a local favorite, along with our famous ice cream pie.