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Nick's Rockaway

100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“club sandwich” (141 reviews)
“eggplant fries” (22 reviews)
“crab” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to be fancy to be good. We did appreciate the food quality tremendously. The crab cake was light and fresh tasting. The salmon and scallops dishes were prepared simply with excellently prepared ingredients. The cauliflower was cooked to perfection, just a little more...More

Thank JPSalik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on my birthday, the location is fabulous - almost on the beach. There was a local band playing so had music to accompany a great plate of food. My partner said the Crab was amazing! Really enjoyed my brief visit here.

Thank K4657WYpaulw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this family-owned restaurant for at least 20 years. Everything is great but my favorite of all is the high-stacked crab sandwich with avocado! The ocean view is fabulous specially at sunset. Friendly, attentive servers.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant since I was a little girl. Always amazing service and the food has always been absolutely outstanding! Nick's will forever be my favorite restaurant

Thank angelinap707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My go-to place for out-of-town visitors or first dates as it’s THE iconic Pacifica restaurant. THE view, the food, and prices never fail to impress. The live music and dancing in the old-fashioned cocktail lounge is a must on Friday and Saturday nights. A MUST...More

Thank Dena G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat. The staff and the food are fantastic. Always a great meal and the atmosphere is wonderful!

Thank melissahP1476SK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a hotel a block away, walked in a little past five and full. 30+ min wait. Decided to eat in bar that also served some food. Largest plate of calamari ($16) ever, could not finish, we also a potato skins ($10). A well martini...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Nicks, Everything is always perfect. The staff is cordial, and looks after you needs very well, are personable and helpful. The food is always served beautifully, and is piping hot coming from the kitchen. Their menu includes steaks, pasta, and seafood, and they...More

Thank 727dlm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smells like a bowling alley. Bad vibe. Dark. Stinky. The wait was long and the view could be good...but not a place I would wanna stay. Smells like smoke.

Thank 169betsyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suggest this as a stopping point on your drive to Half Moon Bay or further south. Great staff, delicious food, and a great view as you get out to stretch your legs!

Thank mariaw734
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Angie P
17 July 2017|
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Response from OC-RaiderFan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed this, but is totally a family place with lots of seating.
13 June 2016|
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Response from vintagegrom | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We didn't split the check.
3 October 2015|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
In continuous business since 1927, according to their advertisements. However, the business has been significantly expanded and modenized over a long period of years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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