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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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“asparagus fries” (35 reviews)
“butter cake” (36 reviews)
“cioppino” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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1 - 10 of 716 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome food and service. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting an amazing meal.The service was excellent! Adorable Server was extremely attentive to our needs and remembered everything we said.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bchgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped by for lunch with my sister and had the bistro steak platter, because I wasn't very hungry. The platter consisted of a petit filet mignon, a tasty tomato soup and a lovely mixed salad. Everything was done excellently. We sat near the window with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank perryhs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a fair well dinner with my family. Great menu and variety. Food was delicious. The deep fried asparagus is delicious. Great fried chicken 👍

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NewJerseyMac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Nick’s. Where do I start? Chilean sea bass, blackened mahi mahi sandwich. Buttermilk fried chicken breast with whipped potatoes and gravy... the butter cake with berry compote and vanilla ice cream! Expect a wait on weekends or call ahead for reservation.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aloha-Traveler-Guy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's is great restaurant, but hard to get into at night, but you can go for lunch and it is great! They have a steak salad that is amazing and their butter cake is more than words can describe.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Camper825848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food, service, ambiance and the great location of San Clemente, CA. All of the Nick’s restaurants that I’ve visited over the past few years are great!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim M
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Had lunch here with friends on a Sunday. The food was amazing. You have to make reservations though or you will wait quite a while for a table. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful but the place is noisy. Not a very big...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ginaspicks
Reviewed 15 November 2018

....for a few things. The table configuration (as mentioned in other reviews) is awkward, especially for 4 people. We didn't order right away as we hadn't seen our friends in a while and were catching up with a bottle of wine. Our server was patient,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gin48
Reviewed 10 November 2018 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!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PSE_26
Reviewed 8 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ginatravelbug
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30 December 2018|
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Response from robinsF3543LO | Reviewed this property |
Pierside is the name of the other restaurant that is dog friendly. I don't believe Nick's is. There is also a little Mediterranean restaurant up the street from Nick's that has a small patio. I believe dogs are ok there.
15 December 2018|
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Response from scooter_vista | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but Nick does not offered Happy Hours, they might offered during Summer Hours.
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
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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