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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
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Nick's several times and always experience great service and food. The short ribs and whipped potatoes are my favorite. The servings are large and i always have plenty to take home. Nick 's is busy so make a reservation or expect...More

Thank tssca2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was crowded but was a crowd pleaser. Our group loved the food and the service was good even though it was busy. Nothing fancy, just darn good!

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 February 2018 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
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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