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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)
“butter cake” (33 reviews)
“cioppino” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

From the hostess to the servers they were all very friendly & helpful. We had 4 different dishes and they were all excellent. Can’t ask for much more than that!

2  Thank KrissyAnnie
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our group of 6 enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch. The vote for the winning appetizer was the fried deviled eggs-Sounds like it would not be as delicious as it was. The vote for the winning entree was the San Francisco Cioppino which was super fresh...More

Thank lynenrique
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we visited Nick's.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

As usual the service and food were excellent. I loved their blackened fish sandwich. Tasty, and cooked to perfection. Our server was friendly and efficient and made us feel very welcome. Whenever my friend and I meet in San Clemente for lunch this is where...More

Thank DeborahnJack
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Everyone enjoyed the food. Great quality and very tasty. Good service during lunch hour. A little pricey but worth it.

Thank Bobamapresidemt
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Popular Restaurant.....Note: On weekends make a reservation. Food is always good, service is great and price is medium to high but worth it.

Thank Squirt77
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is one of the noisiest restaurants in town, Not the place to go for an intimate evening of "whispering sweet nothings". This place is super popular and you either make a reservation or plan for a very long wait. Nick's service staff is professional...More

Thank oceanloverme
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The food is very good, the place itself has good ambiance...the drinks are expensive… But all in all it was a good experience.

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

They are always busy so try and make reservations. Great customer service and good food. The butter cakes is heavenly!!!!

Thank Skybabe21
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

So many great choices it was hard to make a decision. Started with the blackberry mahito, and chose the hot steak salad. First the salad was amazing. It had a warm German potato salad underneath. The steak was a 7 oz ribeye super tender and...More

Thank Janmac77
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Rick B
1 April 2018|
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Response from Cynthia Bell N | Reviewed this property |
It's a fun, happening place. If want intimate dinner in a booth dine a bit later, or earlier.
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
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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