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Nick's Cove Restaurant

23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940
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Ranked #4 of 5 restaurants in Marshall
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tomales-Petaluma Road
Description: Nick's Cove, an historic restaurant located on the gorgeous shores of Tomales Bay, offers local, fresh and sustainable food that is tasteful and simply prepared. Our wine list also features treasures from local wine-makers as well as wines both organic and conventional from New Zealand, France and Spain. For complete menu details and wine selections consult our website at www.nickscove.com. Don't forget to take a peek at our 12 beautifully restored cottages! We accept OpenTable dollars in the hotel as well as the restaurant.
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68% Recommend
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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

the oysters were great, the tuna melt, crab salad were wonderful. It was sunny and warm so we sat outside and watched the shore birds on the bay.

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Sausalito, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This restaurant and now a resort, has been totally renovated a few years ago. The charm of this historic place was preserved while adding a first class menu. It's on the water. Be sure to take a stroll on the pier which is a part of this resort. At the end you will find an adorable surprise. You can even... More

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Oakland, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nick's is righty on Highway 1 and Tomales Bay as it goes through Marshall, nestled in between two eucalyptus groves on a long dip in the highway. Everyone raves about the oysters, but I am not a fan of them anywhere, so I can only say that the BBQ sauce in which they were prepared was itself excellent. My girlfriend... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I recently had lunch at Nick's Cove one of the best ever, everyone there was telling how much they enjoyed their meals and what is best to choose. I tried the clam chowder, and the crab mac and cheese. What a pleasure on a sum what overcast day, by the time I left it was sunny again. Located right on... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We found this place last year while visiting the area. We returned for a delightful lunch that was enjoyed by all. Our favorites included the Baked Oysters Morney and the Garlic Fries. Be forwarned that you need to really enjoy the flavor of garlic to enjoy the dish. Great view and pleasant dining area

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We've dined here several times but not since the sale and takeover by a new chef. We were hopeful as in that past we have had some good meals, but never a great one. Not this time either. Had to ask for bread-twice- after the waiter took our order and said I'll bring you some bread. Then we had to... More

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Inverness, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

They try to appear as though they are serving first class food and the prices certainly reflect that but in reality it's just so so. Great view though. If you value your precious dining dollar though you'll keep moving. Petaluma, 20 miles inland has many much better restaurants.

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Auburn, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Busy place! We had an eight-top on a Friday night and were lucky to even get this reservation. The staff was very friendly and we felt right at home. Food quality was above average and the setting is first-rate. That said, the BBQ'd oysters simply do not come close to those of The Marshall Store, so they were a disappointment.... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The food and service was really good. The restaurant also has a very nice ambiance. The only thing lowering the grade is that it is somewhat pricey.

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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Very enjoyable experience. Excellent variations of oysters (raw, grilled, baked) and interesting dishes to follow. Beware of the amount of garlic in the garlic fires! Spectacular setting right by the sea. Cosy, wooden ambience with open fireplace. Friendly staff.

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