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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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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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redondo beach
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank robbiefromredondo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

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Thank Simon B
Laguna Niguel
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Dan H
San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just have 4 words for this place....butter cake and steak...and you MUST get them in that order! Yup, dessert first. You will thank me.

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Thank kairumoose
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is excellent. Friendly, helpful staff. You get what you pay for. Nick's is our go-to every time we travel to San Clemente. We often take a day trip from San Diego with friends just to stroll around and have lunch ( or dinner) at Nick's. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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Thank J B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had some grilled chicken and I had a steak with some locally brewed craft ale. Safe to say the steak filled me up and the beers washed it down. Lovely chilling environment with windows open and overlooking nice streetscape.

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Thank CTD1987
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful meal. Great food and excellent Service! Worth every Penny!

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Thank Colin C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Nick's twice in the last couple months, and each time it has been a fantastic overall experience. From being greeted professionally, to dining in the hip modern style restaurant, to the food being absolutely amazing, to the wait staff being the kindest and most attentive that I can recall....Nick's is really stellar and doesn't disappoint.

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Thank Shawn M
Los Angeles, California
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Nicks consistently at their Laguna Beach and San Clemente locations and we have never been disappointed by the quality and portion sizes of the food or the consistently excellent service and treatment. We have noticed over time how many other restaurants have service declines due to staff cutbacks, poor training and how portion sizes have shrunk or... More 

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Murrieta, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I had attended a wedding reception in San Clemente and spent the night at a local hotel. The following day we decided to check out the old town of San Clemente, as we had never visited it before. Growing up in San Diego, San Clemente was only a name to a city we passed in our car... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?