We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nick's San Clemente

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

602 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 586: English reviews
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a reason that Nick's San Clemente is consistently rated the #1 restaurant in San Clemente. The "Fried Deviled Eggs" and "Asparagus Fries" appetizers are amazing! There is a wide variety of entrees to choose from but my favorite is their fried chicken dinner with a generous portion of chicken (skinless but with a yummy thick coating), mashed potatoes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancyss1302
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for great service and amazing food then Nicks is the place! The butter cake is a must!

Helpful?
Thank Tannonswife
Genesee, Colorado
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We tried this place early on a Wednesday evening. The service was excellent! We were seated immediately and the server was attentive and helpful. The margaritas were delicious, but a bit pricey, as was my glass of Chardonnay. The guacamole was great, but my bowl of green chili verde contained long thick green stalks that tasted awful. The chili verde... More 

Helpful?
Thank D T
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great guacamole, great nachos! Not my favorite salsa. We were there on a very busy night, ordered to go and did wait quite a bit longer than they said the wait would be. But even so we would go back

Helpful?
Thank GER4511
Cape May, New Jersey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, the deviled eggs and butter cake were my 2 favorites. The drinks were also great. I would give 5 stars but we made reservations a week in advance and they sat us at the bar, also our waitress was a little stressed and it took 10 mins for some glasses of wine to come out. I'll... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kristen46341
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. I eat Keto and they have a delicious burger add cheese & bacon...wrap in lettuce and dip in their awesome Bleu cheese dressing

Helpful?
Thank Christy S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first dinner stop in San Clemente. Friendly and accommodating staff, delicious food. Wish we would have been able to go back but we will next trip!

Helpful?
Thank Shelby D
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very trendy place. Everyone loves it. Food is good. Always a long wait and very hard to get reservations. Drinks are good but along with the food very $$$. Great place to bring your friends.

Helpful?
Thank L0ri55
Dana Point, California
Level Contributor
86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we have lived in San Clemente for the last 5 years, this is the first time we have eaten at Nicks. We have tried to get a reservation on the week end but that didn't work, so we tried it during the week (Tuesday). Now we know why the week ends at so busy. Nicks is a great... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4happyfeet
Orinda, California
Level Contributor
483 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal for my inlaws. I wouldn't pick a restaurant for such a n important occasion and bring my own flowers and balloons in.. but I was not asked to plan. I like at home celebrations or private room catered events. It was more like a casual lunch..at a fun spot. We like nicks in MB a lot . This... More 

Helpful?
Thank drmader

Travellers who viewed Nick's San Clemente also viewed

 
San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 

Been to Nick's San Clemente? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nick's San Clemente and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
10 months ago
Torance, California
11 days ago
Fallbrook, California
over a year ago
Torance, California
11 days ago
5 months ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Nick's San Clemente staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?