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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940 (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
415-663-1033
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nick's Cove, an historic restaurant located on the gorgeous shores of...
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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  • 90
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Spot - BBQ Oysters Superb

I was told by some friends to try the bbq oysters here. Not ever having had oysters cooked this way before i was sceptical but they were superb. Poached in their own juice and then a little special sauce - paired with a the crab salad an excellent lunch. Even their cappuccino was excellent! They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
StuckinBangers
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Hong Kong, China
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  • Local cuisine
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Minneapolis, MN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First, it was Saturday evening, and we were driving back up the coast and we stopped for dinner. We did not have reservations. The host looked at us and then thought a second and said it's 1 and 1/2 hour wait, or you can sit at the bar and eat. Well, we wanted to eat there, so we took a... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is my fourth visit to SanFrancisco and have visited Nick's Cove each time. I love sitting on the deck with a nice glass of wine and a traditional burger (this time)! The weather was fresh - our choice to be outside. Lovely view looking over the water. The food was great and the service was fantastic. Our waitress knew... More 

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California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited on 1/9/2015. The location and the view makes it a must-stop place. The little pier, the boathouse and the surrounding is just perfect. Since we did not eat a lot there, it would not be fair for me to say everything is not good. However, my order of Nick's Seafood Cioppino was obviously dangerous. Worse yet, is that the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nick’s Cove offers a limited menu of very good food and excellent service in a pleasant waterfront setting. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual - a charming spot. Prices are high, and portions are small, but if money is no object, you can have an excellent meal here. The oysters were tasty (but expensive), the salmon was beautifully prepared, and... More 

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Annapolis
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236 reviews 236 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were able to come back to this place after 7 months on the East Coast. We love the place and the food they serve. A fair-to-midland wine list but the food makes up for it. Local raw oysters of several kinds. And the truffle fries! This seafood is not "fine dining" nor was it meant to be. This is... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here just as dinner service started after a big day exploring the area. We were disappointed as another place nearby that had been recommended wasn't open on a Monday so stopped here on impulse. We are glad we did. The BBQ oysters were delicious - I usually like my oysters plain and simple but these were perfect. Fresh and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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371 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was told by some friends to try the bbq oysters here. Not ever having had oysters cooked this way before i was sceptical but they were superb. Poached in their own juice and then a little special sauce - paired with a the crab salad an excellent lunch. Even their cappuccino was excellent! They have a dining room set... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Place had a neat ambience and a great view of the bay but I didn't think the food was anything special for the price. No complaints about the service or the friendliness of the staff. Everything was handled in an efficient manner but it was just a normal restaurant. They did have a pretty neat "Bait Shack" out on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I would recommend it for lunch or early dinner, unless you are a skilled driver on winding roads, at night. The locals are familiar with the road, but if you're a first timer, then stick with day light as it is pretty winding. The Fish & Chips and Cioppino dishes were outta this world. They have a great wine and... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We ate here twice while we stayed at Nicks. It was pricey but good. The oysters YUMMY!!!! We tried a variety. Dessert is also very good. Dungeoness crab macaroni and cheese was very very yummy. The view is great, atmosphere great, food great, jjust go it's great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940
    (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: 415-663-1033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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