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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713 (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
+1 415-663-1033
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a table for nine for lunch, and had a wide selection of their seafood and received good service. The patio seating overlooks the bay, and the inside seating has good views through the large windows. The BBQ clams could be a little bigger and better flavor, and the clam chowder was not up to par. The raw clam... More 

Thank Willardo
Alameda, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at Nick's, waited 20 minutes for a table, then were shown to window seating looking out on Tomales Bay. We each had 8 barbequed oysters, followed by salads:hers was kale and something, mine was avocado and little round orange fruit. About thirty minutes after we started eating, we notice the tide was going out. Then a man with a... More 

Thank teddybeeear
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is perfect. We visited on a chilly Saturday in February. The food however is very ordinary. The clam chowder was bland and over priced--no oyster crackers or a sprig or parsley. Tasted like they started with a commercial soup base. The local oysters were excellent--should be at $4.00 a pop. The grilled sandwich was so butter soaked it... More 

Thank 76sbca
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in Nick's on our drive North on Hwy 1. Luckily we were there at Sunset as it was beautiful overlooking the cove. We had the raw oysters and a trio of baked oysters. As much as I love raw oysters, I just say that the baked oysters are something I will crave. Another person at our table had the... More 

Thank casa1234
Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

On a short two day visit to Tomales Bay we went to Nick's Cove three times! First we ordered a glass of wine at the bar and enjoyed the beautiful day at a table at the end of the pier. That evening and the next, we returned for dinner. We were seated at window tables with a nice view of... More 

Thank Maryann L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

After a 3 hour night kayak paddle with Point Reyes Outdoors looking at bio-luminescence in Tomales Bay, this was the perfect stop to refuel and reflect. Wood fires and heaters warmed our outsides while delicious drinks, fresh Tomales Bay oysters and tapas warmed our insides. A friendly and relaxing night spot after an amazing outdoor adventure!

Thank Margaret C
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I'd written Nick's off as a typical seafood tourist trap, but when planning my husband's birthday weekend I learned they had changed management, so I booked a sunset dinner. I had a great Bloody Mary. We shared the fried oyster mushroom app. Unfortunately I didn't get a feel for it because there were only three pieces of mushroom, one of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped in on our way back to Bodega Bay from Point Reyes National Seashore. Wonderful service (our waiter was originally from a town in Wisconsin 30 minutes from where we live! My son had oysters for the first time, all the food was luscious. A couple of us had fish and chips, I had a cheddar burger. We shared a... More 

Thank WisconsinProf
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went for dinner with friends, and the food was awful, especially the oysters. Marshall store is way better!! Also had calamari and sauce was awful as well. Too bad, because the restaurant has a great vibe and atmosphere. I would only recommend going for drinks. That would be fun.

Thank asdfasdfsad
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Server Manuel very attentive. Waterfront table, very good oyster platter, shrimp louie and full bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713
    (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: +1 415-663-1033
Nick's Cove, an historic restaurant located on the gorgeous shores of Tomales Bay, offers local, fresh and sustainable food that is tasteful and simply prepared. Our wine list also features treasures from local wine-makers as well as wines both organic and conventional from New Zealand, France and Spain. For complete menu details and wine selections consult our website at www.nickscove.com.

Don't forget to take a peek at our 12 beautifully restored cottages! We accept OpenTable dollars in the hotel as well as the restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?