Nick’s Place is serving up all manner of burgers (beef, turkey, tuna and vegetable) in the space that, until recently, housed Smokin’ Sloes.
Nick Nappy is the guy whose "place" it is; his daughter, Nicole, owns the adjacent Batata Cafe. “The barbecue place went out of business, so I decided that since I owned the building, it would be easier for me to come in and run it myself,” Nappy said, adding that while his daughter’s café focuses on sandwiches and soups, he offers grilled items. Counter service (place an order and wait for your name to be called) is the rule at both Nappy eateries.
Nick Nappy is particularly proud of a chicken sausage sandwich hero with onions and peppers, a Philly cheesesteak (both beef and chicken versions), baked beans, mac and cheese and cornbread. Ribs and chicken, while not slow-smoked, he said, have a barbecue flavor. He also bakes his own cookies and makes milk shakes. Prices range from $3.99 (hot dog) to $22.99 (full rack of ribs with fries).
Nick’s Place is at 847 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 631-651-9000.