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Nick's Rockaway

100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (120 reviews)
“crab” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dine here every time we come to Pacifica. The staff, especially Tom, greet us like old friends. My favorite entree is the seared scallops, thought we haven't gone wrong with whatever we ordered. On certain nights, they have live music in the lounge area....More

Thank lindahN5347FO
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can always count on Nick's for quality of food and service, as well as a beautiful view. Because of Mother's Day, there was a special menu for brunch/lunch which was excellent. But, their regular menu is famous for the grilled crab sandwich and Hawaiian...More

Thank Dolores D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is a Pacifca tradition that has been in business for 90 years. THe food and drinks are excellent. The service is always great.

Thank ohomen171
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Odd crowd. Great staff. Hit and miss on the menu. Crab sandwich yes. Crab Louie not so good. Funky bands weak cocktails. Next night completely different. Except for you he funky band and odd crowd

Thank LbdRosie1252
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, great service, great view. Can't ask for more. Steak sandwich was excellent. Pickle spear on the side that reminded me of my grandma. Real fries. There is a bar attached that looks like it could be a happening place. Would definitely eat here...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I only get to San Francisco area once a year. I always make a point to drive to Pacifica to eat at Nick's Rockaway. The restaurant overlooks the ocean. The food is amazing and I have never been disappointed. The crab and tomato sandwich is...More

Thank DYvonneS
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great lunch by the ocean. The horseradish that comes with the oysters was really good. It will bite back if you over do it. My daughter had the fish and chips which was very tasty. I had the famous crab sandwich, AMAZING,...More

Thank ssilva77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to many restaurants and this is by far the best I've been to in quite some time. We were seated at a booth with the amazing view of the ocean and the surf. Our server, Jen, was the best I've seen In quite...More

Thank Terri W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a good place to eat that was close to our hotel. Our food was great and we were able to walk to this restaurant.

Thank MistycentralNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steaks, lobster, scallops, oysters. $$$. Very simple. The dinner has a carb and a veggie side. Soup, salad, extra.

Thank VictoriaK2
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
why did they stop giving individual checks to customers?
13 June 2016|
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Response from vintagegrom | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We didn't split the check.
How long in business
4 October 2015|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
In continuous business since 1927, according to their advertisements. However, the business has been significantly expanded and modenized over a long period of years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-359-3900
  • E-mail