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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 5 min
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good friend brought my wife and I to Nick’s in San Clemente! What a nice surprise as the meal and atmosphere was outstanding! Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting San Clemente!

Thank PSE_26
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Nick’s about twice a month for three years now. The service is as good as any five star restaurant and the food consistently deleicious. We love the Fish Sandwich, the Kale and Quinoa salad (add grilled salmon)...More

Thank ginatravelbug
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous view from this small Eatery. Lots of choices and great food. Excellent service and very customer friendly. Will return again!

1  Thank CulinaryinstituteNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy, popular local and tourist spot. Acoustics are pretty bad. Need reservations. Best thing on the menu is the French Dip Sandwich. The BEST I have ever had.

Thank Traveler809436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great place to have lunch. Service was great and friendly. Food was creative and excellent. Only complaint is the table configuration. Not very comfortable.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner with family, it was a nice cosy place with great ambience and service. Good variety of food with some unusual but tasty offerings. Enjoyed this much more than South of Nick's up the road and better value. Being able to bring...More

Thank erinor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our party had a food allergy to garlic, which was difficult to work round as pretty much everything had garlic in it, but they did what they could and we all had a good dinner. Nice atmosphere, lovely bar, good service.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit San Clemente 3-4 times a year. One of the Highlights of our trip is always dinner at "Nick's". We often dine there two or more times while in San Clemente . This visit was very disappointing. I had the Sea Bass which usually...More

Thank Maryann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed having dinner at this place, really nice atmosphere, good service and the food was really tasty! The fried chicken sandwich was really good and the salmon was great too! Good choice of wine and alcoholic drinks. Enjoy!

Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended by hotel staff and did not disappoint. Started with Silver Oak Cabernet which was well priced. Ordered the Grilled Artichoke apetizer and we were off to the races. For our main course we split the chicken meal which came with...More

Thank OriginalParksman
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Questions & Answers
28 July 2018|
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Response from NickCo_Hospitality | Property representative |
We do have wonderful gluten-free options! Please know our menu items are made fresh to order, and some items may be modified to accommodate a gluten-free diet. Simply let your server know and they will guide you through... More
Rick B
1 April 2018|
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Response from Cynthia Bell N | Reviewed this property |
It's a fun, happening place. If want intimate dinner in a booth dine a bit later, or earlier.
12 May 2017|
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Response from Hchan777 | Reviewed this property |
They have their own parking lot right behind them and there is also free street parking as well as several city parking lots.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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