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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%
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“butter cake” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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1 - 10 of 605 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there late for lunch and the services were very good. The food were super and each recommended dish has a unique taste and delicious. We had to wait a little bit, but it was worth the wait.

Thank T T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you get nothing else besides the deep fried deviled eggs and fried asparagus it's worth the trip. The ribs are also finger licking good. A bit crowded and noisy but worth it.

Thank Judy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been dining at Nick's since it opened. The food is consistently delicious, the waiters are always professional and the venue itself is the most attractive in the city. Besides all that, you can bring your own bottle of wine without paying a corkage fee....More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Residents in San Clemente have waited a long time for a hip, classy restaurant with good food that is served with a unique presentation, tastes delicious, beautiful bar and served by very good servers. We finally have that restaurant with "Nick's". Make reservations or if...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with artistic preparations, good waiters, always unique specials, a great place to have lunch or dinner

Thank jaysE2087WC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just return from my first visit to San Clemente. We visited Nicks and it was wonderful. I also wear a hearing aid so noise is a factor in my reviews. The seats/booth sit a little high which made it easier to hear and carry on...More

Thank Brocketo6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local resident told us we had to go to Nick's! Great decision... 1st - asparagus fries = happiness 2nd - bistro plate = taste bud bonanza 3rd - lemon cake = to die for A must stop lunch or dinner destination in San Clemente

Thank jayflatsinc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Interesting takes on dishes. Some new dishes, also. We took some friends and had a great time. Large openings gave the feel of indoor/outdoor dining. Medium pricing, but worth more.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Love Nick's restaurant on Del Mar in the heart of downtown San Clemente! The atmosphere is as incredible as the cuisine. The Sea Bass is a particular favorite. The specialty cocktails are always fun as well. Sit by the open air window for great people...More

Thank kerry7259
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Feel like getting spoiled? You will love the service and food. This is a real treat for my family to eat here. We have never been disappointed except when we can't get in. Try to make reservations early and save room for their Butter cake...More

Thank d4diane
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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