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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
(650) 359-3900
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful View

Found this place when searching for a seafood restaurant, hours before I had to catch my return flight home, and felt very fortunate that I did! My sandwich was big enough for two and the eggplant fries were surprisingly tasty and I definitely didn't need 2 of their rum runners, but the drink was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Laura D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great view!! Awesome prime rib!! And i love the bar they do live music too!! I would highly recommend this place if your staying in pacifica it was the highlight dinner for our trip.. just make sure if you order the prime rib, you are very hungery cause its probably the biggest prime rib i have ever seen!!

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Weed, ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good Pacific seafood spot with original decor. Consider making a reservation this is a popular locals place and worth a try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Found this place when searching for a seafood restaurant, hours before I had to catch my return flight home, and felt very fortunate that I did! My sandwich was big enough for two and the eggplant fries were surprisingly tasty and I definitely didn't need 2 of their rum runners, but the drink was too good not to have another.... More 

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Waterford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As always, a great food selection with great quality and quantity of food, well served. A very nice lounge adjoins the restaurant for a pre-dinner drink. Plenty of parking. Best of all, right on the beach.

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Antelope,Ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The waiter was great and did everything he could to accommodate our busy 1 yr. old granddaughter. Food wise the clam chowder is awesome. Fish and chips were a little bready but over all really good with a view of the beach.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Still trying to find a great seafood place in the area, Nicks and Moonraker just OK. Almost $200 for family of 4. We love Pacifica, but should probably stick with burgers or pizza.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

It has the best view of the ocean. All orders are taken by hand and drinks are made to order. The bar is huge and it's not trendy. Glasses are actually chilled in ice. The owners have been here since the early 1930 's.

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Lincoln, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food is great and the view is spectacular! The portions are generous and yummy. There were 4 in our party the fish and chips were big and tender and fresh. The fettuccine Alfredo was great.Of course the crab sandwich is the best I've ever had. Very simple sandwich just crab sourdough bread grilled with a tomato. My mouth waters... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

There have been several times we have gotten in the car in Carson City NV and driven all the way to Nicks for the crab sandwich. It's worth the 4 hour drive. Add some eggplant fries and a cup of chowder, it's the best! The sunset is amazing, the staff is spectacular and overall simply perfect.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped here on our way down PCH because of the good reviews. We sat on the bar side, which serves only burgers, appetizers, and the famed crab salad sandwich. The crab sandwich, while pricey at $23 + $2 for avocado, was fantastic. We wish we would have just shared one, as it really is big enough for two, especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: (650) 359-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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