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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
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Cleveland, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had never heard of this restaurant before and when I was visiting family my brother took me here. What a lovely treat. Everything on our plates was cooked to perfection. I had the Chilean sea bass and it was served with yummy spinach and potatoes. The deviled egg appetizers were great and their desserts were fantastic!

Thank Melissa S
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Would definitely return here for dinner. Hubby loved the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and biscuits. I had the blackened mahi sandwich, which came with a wonderful Kale chopped salad. Everything was fresh, great service and very clean. Make sure to have the butter cake for dessert. To die for. Comes warm with ice cream and fruit on top!

Thank Holly T
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend Nicks as the food and service are wonderful. Sat at the bar to each lunch and truly enjoyed tacos and the guacamole was very good as well. The bar is big and busy and the staff was great and service was very good.

Thank M2K
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicks is consistently good, we have eaten there on many occasions and have always had a great meal and service. There butter cake is amazing too!

Thank Kerri D
San Clemente, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious. The setting is wonderful, especially on warm summer nights. It can be a little noisy!

Thank emcguirk2017
Alpena, Michigan
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's was a great place for dinner! You know they have delicious food because the place was packed. Service was excellent - very friendly and attentive.

Thank Judy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick's can be a bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion. I always make a reservation. The staff is professional and friendly. My name is always mentioned by greeter and server. The food is amazing every time!

Thank Laura S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I ate at San Clemente's finest restaurants for four nights in a row and Nicks was my favorite! The cocktails were inventive and on point and the three courses were all outstanding! Portions were large and service staff were knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly.

Thank Karen K
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation several days in advance for last evening and took the 4:45 time...it was that or 9 p.m.. They seem to always be extremely busy. When we arrived the noise level was very high and all the heaters were going full blast. The staff was very attentive and worked to turn off the heaters nearest out table.... More 

Thank Mema-knows
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Nicks many times and love everything. The prime rib sandwich, the rib eye sandwich, the fried chicken calorie extravaganza, the fish and chips and more. My go to is the Prime Rib Sandwich with fries, I also make sure I have plenty of horse radish on it and I am in a good spot!

Thank Jeff N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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?