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Ole's Tavern

American, Pub
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127 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4044
+1 949-498-9400
14:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Younger crowd here, but cleaner looking. Pool tables and music are always on. Great selection of local and domestic beers.

Thank gotaclearance
Mission Viejo, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2015

REFUSED ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY because they weren't California residents. Don't get me wrong, this is a crap establishment to begin with but to refuse legal state ID's and military ID's is completely ridiculous. In addition to the refusal, they discriminated based on sex. They allowed me (a female) to enter with a Florida ID but not my husband or friend... More 

Thank Jennifer L
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This place is like family! You walk in and know everyone! Strong and cheap drinks you just cant go wrong!! Love the bartenders! Awesome jukebox and on tues you get FREE tacos with a purchase of a drink

Thank BriA143
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I went to Ole's and the security at the door wouldnt let me in because i have an Arizona license. He said that they dont trust Marines that arent local to California. Newsflash, just because a military member doesnt have the local state ID doesnt mean they arent stationed at the local base. We dont have to change our licenses... More 

3 Thank Terry232
Livermore, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Cool place on El Camino, little tiny and it can fill up quickly on the weekend. Prices are pretty reasonable, bartenders are friendly enough. Nice place to grab a drink but a little crowded on the weekends.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Nice little dive bar with some pool tables in the back. gets pretty packed sometimes and bouncers will give you hard time with out a Cali ID. Definitely more a locals spot but everyone was cool.

Thank Jeff T
Riverside, Ca
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Liked this place. Had a seat at the bar in front of a video game.. Nice strong well drinks and inexpensive (cheap) beer specials. It wasn't crowded yet so we had great service. Maybe always great service but can't comment on that.

Thank shmrq17
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Plain and simple - a local joint with local color. Cold beer, loud music and fun with friends! I am sure that they pack in the crowds on a sports night.

Thank Sheila F
Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We were part of wedding that was gorgeous but just ended too soon. We wanted to keep the party going but it was a Sunday night. Someone suggested Ole's and the place had a fair aount of people in it. Dressed to the 9's we walked in and instead of getting crazy looks for wearing pearls in a local bar... More 

1 Thank DEdison06
San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Its a lot better than the expensive bars on Del Mar. The staff is very friendly and quick, While we were there at least.

1 Thank mirania

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-9400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?