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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“asparagus fries” (33 reviews)
“cioppino” (24 reviews)
“butter cake” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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1 - 10 of 639 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, service was worthy of a huge tip. Make reservations, the place is always packed and is noisy as hell.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just about the most popular restaurant in San Clemente and the service and food is always wonderful.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a couple times in the last month. First for lunch with my daughter's family. They have a nice kid's plate of chicken fingers for the young kids and they give them an etch-a-sketch to occupy them which they did. We had...More

Thank bbqmaster69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner on our way back to L.A. from San Diego - and our family enjoyed a great meal. Good thing we arrived by 5pm as by 6 there was a wait and for good reason. Our service was excellent, very attentive staff...More

Thank ptarall1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good as always!! Love the food and everyone is so nice. Everything on the menu is delicious and you’re treated like family

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a reason you need a reservation to get a table any day of the week. The food is always good and no corkage for the first bottle. The baby back ribs and fries are my splurge.

Thank guiral
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the most popular place in San Clemente for a good reason. Wonderful menu, knowledgeable and friendly staff and fun atmosphere. No happy hour, but no corkage fee makes up for that. We have been there dozens of times and never had a bad...More

Thank backgammon65
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Probably one of the better dining experiences I've had in the past 12 months. A family member was just returning from a six month deployment over seas. We asked him where he wanted to have a celebratory dinner. He chose Nick's. We made a reservation...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We had a group rehearsal dinner, Buffett style with all the family, about 28 people. The Margaritas were tasty and strong were one knocked me kind of out. Lucky, I didn't not have to drive anywhere as we walked back to the hotel. Service was...More

Thank Barry684
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I have heard of Nick's through some friends who raved about the restaurant. We sat at the bar where it felt lively and gave us our time to be people watchers and make up our imaginary stories of others. The service was great, food was...More

Thank jhammo
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Questions & Answers
13 May 2017|
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Response from Hchan777 | Reviewed this property |
They have their own parking lot right behind them and there is also free street parking as well as several city parking lots.
13 May 2017|
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Response from bottmansc | Reviewed this property |
Parking in downtown San Clemente requires a little time and patients - don't be afraid to park on side streets and walk- it is a great little beach town and if you like to eat, the walk is good for you
26 November 2016|
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Response from NickCo_Hospitality | Property representative |
We have breakfast until 12:30. Technically not a "brunch".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-2200
  • E-mail
Great food, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking for a fireside cocktail or a dinner with friends, our carefully chosen menu of sandwiches, steaks, salads, seafood, and handcrafted beverages has a variety of choices to satisfy any appetite. Designed with thoughtful detail, Nick's San Clemente's interior of wood, stone, and jewel like lighting surrounds you in comfort and warmth. A South Orange County Favorite. Enjoy our Patio all year round.
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