You can find your beach dreams and taste treats at Nikki’s Eats, which opened on Wednesday, November 7th, in the Sandy Beach neighborhood of Grand Island. The building that it occupies also holds the McCarthy School of Irish Dance. In the past, the building has been home to a beauty parlor and to the Grand Island Dance Center.
|Nikki and Louis|
Nikki’s Eats is owned by Nikki and Louis, a married couple who live on Grand Island. This restaurant is the dream of Nikki.
She decorated her dream in a seashore theme, with shells and stars and all sorts of images of the sea. The restaurant is relatively small by design. Nikki said that she prefers a quieter, more intimate setting.
I managed to visit Nikki’s Eats twice.
Yesterday, I went there for breakfast, which, I believe, will be a big attraction for people who live in the immediate neighborhood or for people who are looking for a breakfast option in the northern portion of Grand Island. The dish that I ordered, sausage scramble, featured a variety of goodies, including cheddar cheese, sausage, three eggs, green onion, and Nikki’s very own seasonings. It was quite tasty, and I would definitely order it again.
As an added treat, I was offered a pumpkin dessert, homemade by Nikki.
Today, I returned to Nikki’s Eats for lunch and had chicken noodle soup and half of a grilled Caprese sandwich. The soup was full of large chunks of chicken, as well as Nikki’s homemade noodles.
These noodles were thick and delicious. The broth was light and not at all salty. The sandwich featured pesto, mozzarella cheese, and tomato on Italian bread from DeCamillo’s Bakery.
Nikki’s Eats, at 3432 Wallace Drive, is opened for breakfast and lunch six days a week (Tuesdays through Sundays). It’s closed every Monday, as well as every third Sunday (“family time”). I would definitely encourage you to go. The service is very friendly and the food is delicious. In time, Nikki and Louis will offer specials, which will be quite delightful. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.