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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713 (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
+1 415-663-1033
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not expecting much along this section of hwy 1. Pleasant surprise. The was above average. Loved the cauliflower salad. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank boord
Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend that lives in Napa recommended this place when we told her we were driving to the coast. It was pretty good food and totally worth the trip, for the views alone. Although I was not blown away by the Oysters (I got the Oyster platter... I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to taste a few, I... More 

Thank MJakes627
Odessa, Ukraine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove north of San Francisco to enjoy the superb oysters at the oyster farms located at Tomales Bay. Unfortunately they had been closed that day so the only way to get some oysters was to visit a restaurant. Unfortunately we selected 'Nick's Cove'. The place looks nice, the interior is rustic. We got a table by the window overlooking... More 

Thank HONkiev
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stop here frequently on drives up Highway 1 - and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently fresh and well prepared, the service friendly and fast and the decor warm and inviting. After lunch, the a moment to enjoy the view from the small pier next door.

Thank LightFighter
Berkeley, California
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ten of us had lunch at Nick's Cove and we were seated facing Tomales Bay. The food was very good, ranging from Crabs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Clam Chowder, Macaroni and Cheese, and oysters with barbecue sauce. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We will come back in the future.

Thank FarmerRK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Raw oysters, cooked oysters, clam chowder, prawn Louis salad... oh my... how delicious! We also tried two sides: roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, both were prepared in an incredible manner. In lieu of dessert, we ordered a seared halibut which melted in our mouths and was so amazing - we ordered dessert: can't remember but it was something with pumpkin... More 

Thank Tahoesasha
Millbrae, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner tonight here tonight . The kitchen was horribly slow. We both ordered pork chops after waiting for one hour my husband's pork chop was raw-red raw. They took it back to the kitchen. I gave him my chop as we waited. It finally came out! In the end, they said it was thicker than mine. No adjustment... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

While a bit off the beaten (wine country) path, a trip to Nick's is worth it -- whether for a meal, a cocktail at the bar, or a weekend getaway. Food is excellent and well-prepared, and if you get the right waitperson, service is classic (our server appeared a bit green). A good menu selection ranging in shared plates, delicious... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

California type cuisine with accent on Oysters served in a variety of ways. Very friendly and informative staff.

Thank 00slevin
Kentfield, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have eaten at Nick's a few times, but the last visit I was quite disappointed with the dinner menu choices. They used to have a delicious oyster po' boy which is no longer available, even on the lunch menu. The dinner menu is formal with no roadside diner choices, such as fish and chips or a gourmet burger or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713
    (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: +1 415-663-1033
Nick's Cove, an historic restaurant located on the gorgeous shores of Tomales Bay, offers local, fresh and sustainable food that is tasteful and simply prepared. Our wine list also features treasures from local wine-makers as well as wines both organic and conventional from New Zealand, France and Spain. For complete menu details and wine selections consult our website at www.nickscove.com.

Don't forget to take a peek at our 12 beautifully restored cottages! We accept OpenTable dollars in the hotel as well as the restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?