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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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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations for 5PM - you need reservations - table was immediately available. Front windows were open and it was a little cool so decided to sit inside further back from windows (even though there are space heaters near the window seating). The horseshoe bar is...More

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is “sharp”. The staff is “on-it”, they are there to serve, not be your buddy. In a business situation, it’s helpful not to be distracted by too much personality. The food was fresh, excellently done and timely. Drinks were refreshed without...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has windows that open to the street creating a very open atmosphere. The service was great from the start, with our server very helpful with the drink and dinner menu as well as paying attention to our pace of dinner without "hovering". The...More

Thank Vikingtravellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared the short ribs, because we found that most restaurants in this area have huge portions. Very tiny portion for the price. Service was good but dinner, wine was very overpriced. Don't think we would return

Thank Hailey Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy restaurant in downtown San Clemente with good food mainly for individuals, couples or small groups. Need a reservation almost always for dinner or a long wait if a larger party. Packed out the door in the summertime. I like their sea bass best and...More

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popular and stylish restaurant located in centre of san clemente.Very good food featuring a contemporary take on many American dishes .Excellent service.Justifiably popular so advance reservation is important.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several days ago and we're still talking about it. I had the seabass - which was perfectly done. My husband had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken - he said it was without a doubt the best fried chicken he's had anywhere ever. Generous...More

Thank CindyW_Texas_USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends for dinner and we had a great time. The service was great and the food....oh so yummy. The ORECCHIETTE MAC & CHEESE was so good we got another order after we finished one. The hubby got BISTRO PLATE petite filet mignon grilled to...More

Thank qhunnyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting San Clemente we decided on Nicks for dinner. You need a reservation. The whole place is nice, the bar wasn't too busy on Monday at 7:30, waited about 10 minutes for our table to be available. Wine list was good and menu was...More

Thank tripper118223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food but LOUD. Parking is always an issue. Good menu selection. A happening place. Never had a bad meal here at Nicks

Thank Barbara P
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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