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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 6 restaurants in Marshall
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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70% Recommend
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English first
Watsonville, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had to travel down the road a bit to find it,, but so glad we did! Best Moscow Mule ever! They make own ginger beer :) Bloody Mary also good. Had a nice window table for lunch on a beautiful sunny day. Oyster platter was 12 - 3 different kinds - Drake's Bay, Miyagi & Kumomoto all fresh &... More

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Skokie, IL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I recently went to Nick's Cove with my wife and daughter while visiting the area. The drive to Tomales Bay was beautiful, and the restaurant has some great views. It is a place with great food, but a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. The menus are printed up every day to reflect the fresh fish that they got that day.... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife wanted some oysters and seafood for dinner and Ricky, the bartender at the Doubletree in Rohnert Park, where we were staying recommended Nick's Cove. Thank you Ricky for a great recommendation. The drive was about 30-40 minutes but gorgeous and only a little challenging along route 1. The only potential drawback would be the lack of a lot... More

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I were traveling from San Jose Airport through Muir Woods, through Point Reyes to Santa Rosa. We had heard of great oysters in Marshall but that place was limited with options on the day we got there. When we left, about a mile further north, I saw a sign to look out for pedestrians crossing the highway.... More

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Helena, Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Driving Ca. Hwy 1 is a challenge in the area from Pt. Reyes Station to Marshall. We thought it would take 20-30 minutes. The man taking our reservation said allot 45. He was right on the button. They had live music, a duo playing nondescript music, but it didn't override dinner conservation. The decor is nautical. We had a nice... More

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Redwood City, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

WE have been to NICKS COVE many times. It was great when KEULETOS ran it, Let me tell you this is the first time we have been back since the new owners have taken over, ,Very disappointing, the service was slow, disjointed, had to wait for a menu to be printed, had to wait for the bread to be baked,... More

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159 reviews 159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great lunch, shared an oyster appetizer (came with 6 big ones), tuna melt and fish and chips. Paid 4 dollars extra per person to have the garlic fries which were also good. With 2 glasses of water it came out to 65 dollars. A bit steep but food was good, bread they brought with butter was also very good. Waiter... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went there on a Sat afternoon with a group of 8 people for lunch - quite a mixed crowd, but everyone loved it. The location is very nice and scenic - just the drive there is beautiful itself. Nick's Cove is situated along the water and features a "Boat House" - a little wooden house at the end of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were tired and hungry and wound up at Nick's our first night on the Bay. Our meal was wonderful: the Prawn Louis salad--yum. The crabcakes and salad, Yum. Dessert was some kind of passionfruit mousse--YUm! A bit expensive, but at least this place takes credit cards, most places in the bay don't.

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Burlingame, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stopped in for dinner with 8 colleagues. Striking menu and wine selections. Great NorCal bay waterfront ambiance. Excellent service. Great food. Curry mussels!!!! Oysters on half shelf ( fresh, local and yummy). Fish and beef mains well portioned and excellent quality. Really, really good.

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