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Nick's San Clemente

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213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Glendale, California
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great local spot. A wide range of foods make this a nice place for everyone. The staff is great and service is good. The front is open to the street so it has a real beachy feel. We tried both the meatloaf and the ribs they were excellence. The prices are good and we will return to... More 

Thank NoHoMike
Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with friends and had a wonderful evening. Though it was crowded, we had excellent service - it is hard to get into, you must have a reservation. We all loved our meal - the cioppino is the best we have ever had. Going back in a few days.

Thank Sandy1372
Strongsville, Ohio
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to San Clemente late on New Year's Eve. Not many places were open so we were glad to get a table...even happier when we discovered how great the food and service are here! Generous portions, relaxed atmosphere and excellent server all made for a really enjoyable evening!

Thank Jpapa51017
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance was great. Service was great. Food was out of this world. Definitely earns the #1 ranking. Started with asparagus fries, spinach/artichoke dip, and shrimp taquitos. All of which were excellent. Had the prime rib dip with a loaded baked potato. The sandwich itself is worth the visit. And the potato hit the spot. We finished up with the warm... More 

Thank Kevin M
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an average Mexican meal, nothing to brag about but an EXPENSIVE MARGARITA which turned out to become a slush. Right! I asked for the most popular Margarita, we ordered $14.00 a pop for two. They turned out to be straight up with more ice than ever! I asked the bartender if it was too late to get it... More 

Thank Francis M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat by window it was very romantic. We were able to see families walking Christmas shopping. It was like a sidewalk cafe. The food was top notch and the presentation was flawless. A very enjoyable experience.

Thank Jean W
San Mateo, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking up to Nick's is exciting because you just know that something great is happening inside. The windows open to the street allow you to hear the murmur of people enjoying themselves, and walking in and taking in the ambience and a variety of food scents helps you to realize that you're in the right place at just the right... More 

Thank 415Mark650
redondo beach
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

No wonder this place gets consistently high marks. We've never been disappointed with the food, the service or the atmosphere. Great location, generous portions, deliciously prepared. Always our go-to place when we're in town.

Thank robbiefromredondo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Left very quickly after our 25 year old son was refused an alcoholic drink, despite tendering two forms of identification one of which was a UK Photo ID Driving Licence.

Thank Simon B
Laguna Niguel
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in San Clemente. Great selection, reasonable price. Everything is good. It does get very crowded so expect a wait. Nice wine bar across the street that you can wait at. Must have desert while you are at Nicks.

Thank Dan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?