Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House

Staff photo by Michelle Borgwardt

NIC's, in Old Town Cottonwood, is named for the Jurisins' daughter.

During the past year, Nic's has established itself as a fine dining establishment known for its tender steaks, succulent seafood and authentic pasta dishes. Since opening Nic's has undergone one menu change to include more seafood such as lobster, crab legs, salmon and oysters.

Other popular menu selections include lasagna, baby back ribs, veal, and chicken marsala. The house specialty includes spaghetti marinara, fettuccine, baked ravioli and linguine pesto. Each entree comes with fresh soup or crispy salad.

Start your dining experience with a juicy shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce or a bowl of real New England clam chowder. Michelle comes from Rhode Island, so you know it's authentic.

Aside from the food, the restaurant offers a vast wine list and specialty martinis, all of which are served with a shaker on the side. Top off your meal with one of many homemade desserts such as a decadent, rich chocolate éclair.

Michelle said most of the dishes are family recipes that go back generations. She said they like to keep the products fresh and moderately priced. Customers can find entrees for all pocketbooks ranging from $10-$40, Eric said.

In the future this couple plans to convert the burnt out Old Town Palace to a food and beverage establishment, Eric revealed, but details are still sketchy.

Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House is located at 925 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood. The restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are not accepted, so arrive early if you're in a hurry.

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