Nicks Diner II (Surprise, AZ)

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Nicks Diner II (Surprise, AZ)

While in Phoenix, I wanted to go to a new diner. I had been to the with Matt and Adam a few years ago, but we stayed on the opposite side of town towards Phoenix. Surprise is located near Luke Air Force Base and relatively close to the White Tank Mountains.

My brother, Husband, and I arrived on a Sunday, and they were packed. We waited about 20 minutes for a table.  It was one of the busiest diners I have ever been too, but we got a table much quicker than anticipated.

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Nicks Diner II Atmosphere: B
Nicks Diner II is located in an outdoor shopping mall near a movie theater. Despite Nicks Diner II being packed, we were never sat on top of anyone which was nice.  The inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar. It looks like a modern restaurant versus a diner.  There is a giant chalkboard with specials, and it’s written on their menu too.

Nicks Diner II Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed fresh and hot every time. I appreciated the table also had plenty of creamers, including small packages of hazelnut and vanilla.  Not many diners have flavored creamers, and I value when they do.

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Nicks Diner II Food: A
Everything at Nicks Diner II looked good. Nicks Diner II menu has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Since we were there on Sunday, they have a cinnamon bun special. Little did I know, how massive that “special” was. When it came out, it was enough for the entire table. It’s not your average cinnamon bun. nicks diner 2 surprise az

If you ever go to Nicks Diner II, go on a Sunday and treat yourself to the cinnamon bun.

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Not only was it massive, but it was one of the best cinnamon buns I’ve had.

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coffee mug for comparison

For my meal, I ordered another special that included bacon, hashbrowns, and eggs. Between that and the cinnamon bun, it was enough food. Everything was cooked well, and I have no complaints. nicks diner 2 surprise az

Nicks Diner II Service: A
Despite being busy, the waitress always made sure we had plenty of refills. After ordering, it didn’t take long for the food to come out either. I think we waited longer to be seated than for the food to come out.

Nicks Diner II Cost: $
At Nicks Diner II for the cinnamon bun, coffee, and meal, the cost was $12.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of Nicks Diner II:
I liked Nicks Diner II a lot and went back once while we were out in Phoenix. It’s a good diner, and I hope to go back again.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $6-12
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Do you like cinnamon rolls?
What is the longest you’ve waited before being seated?


  1. This calls to my love of cinnamon rolls! We have “world famous” cinnamon rolls at our state fair. People will wait in line up to an hour to get them.

  2. Twenty minutes isn’t a bad wait. We waited 45 minutes the other night at Taco Boy (sad, because it’s not a fancy place or anything, it’s a taco restaurant). That cinnamon roll looks amazing- you would like the ones at the place where I had breakfast this morning, they are big and they warm them up for you.

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