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Nick's Rockaway

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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Oroville, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stumbled into nicks by accident one Friday. Had the most amazing crab sandwich only to find out later that's what they are famous for. It's like stepping back into time. So fu. To look around and take it all in. The bar is beautiful like out of a Sinatra movie. The service was excellent. This isn't a cheap place... More 

Thank Angela H
Pacifica, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has the charm of a 1960's coast-side restaurant: huge bay windows that overlook the sometimes angry ocean crashing against the rocks, ample parking and friendly wait service. The bar is darkish, with ambient and indirect lighting, like the bars our parents used to go to. The cocktails are generous, as long as you don't order something no one... More 

Thank Willeb3
Pacifica, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten here so many times that I have lost count. I always say that I am going to try something different but get the best crab sandwich anywhere on the coast. You better be hungry when you order. It's huge!

Thank execsrch
Pacifica, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Crab sandwich very good as always. Fish tacos...not good at all. So much sauce and toppings one could not eat it as a taco but had to cut it up and use fork and knife. Service very good. A bit pricey.

Thank jbcnroy
Burlingame, California
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's has been at the waters edge since 1927. It is old time bar and restaurant food. We had the Crab Sandwich and I had the Deluxe Burger with egg plant fries !!! We had great service and a good seat since we got there shortly after they opened at 11:00. They also serve an excellent breakfast. The sourdough bread... More 

Thank TheBel
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm craving for crab cake, i always go to Nick. The restaurant is old and old school, so the service is good, food is generally ok except the crab cake which is above and beyond good. It also has party room though we never used it. A little gem in Pacifica.

Thank Kitsum L
San Mateo, California
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120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned after a long time. Parking was easy. Service was good. When busy, can be very load. Food was ok.

Thank dcs1755
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times and have always had great service and pretty darn good food. Was craving fish and chips but today was just not the day... the cod (?) was tough/old/frozen and the batter coating a bit mushy. 2 pieces should be adjusted to 3 for the price. Lackluster cole slaw too. We did however have a very tasty... More 

Thank Sinalcohol
Loveland, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at Nick's twice during our last visit. Best crab sandwich and on second visit ordered it with pepperjack cheese, avacado, and bacon. Excellant sandwich without the goodies and simply over the top with the extras. Toasty bread and lots of crab. Tried the eggplant fries the first night and these were ok. But we had the regular fries on... More 

Thank Diane S
Truckee, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We get a crab sandwich everywhere we go and this one is loaded with crab, perfectly toasted and buttered bread with tomatoes. I also had a crab omelette. It was good and loaded with crab also but next time I will add cheddar. The atmosphere is totally old school which adds to the charm and comfort. You don't come across... 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 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-359-3900

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