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Nick's Rockaway

Certificate of Excellence
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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
10:00 - 22:30
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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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Laguna Beach, California
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry to go against the #1 ranking but it's not the best place we've eaten in Pacifica. Starting at the bar, Joyce was more interested in chastising workers than serving drinks or taking orders, 3' away. Sent us the wrong appetizer than offered a free beer, should have sent it back. Got seated, waiter was nice but he messed our... More 

Thank OC-RaiderFan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great food. Love the crab sandwich. Sharing is welcome. Live music and a dance floor. The wine list is amazing.

Thank Patricia T
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place has been here for ages..rather old fashioned..but in a comfortable way..many people seem happy with things as they are now. Some updating might be in their future though..buildings don't last forever. I was here with a small group for lunch and got the crab sandwich and chose the eggplant fries..which is fried eggplant, rather than fried potatoes. Very... More 

Thank readytogoJapan
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Nick's Restaurant yesterday afternoon for a late lunch after taking a lovely drive along the coast. The place was buzzing with people which we took as a good sign and so decided to take up the 50 minute wait for a table. We went for a walk, then had a drink from the bar while enjoying the... More 

Thank Marion0709
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in after fog fest and they had music drinks and it was a little crowded but they handled it all. great ocean view and sound.

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was opposite our hotel and we ate in there every night. Great choices on the menu, lively music most nights - not the sort of place for a nice quiet romantic meal! It's right on the water, so great views.

Thank susandalling
Oroville, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?