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Nick's Rockaway

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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
(650) 359-3900
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 21
    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
Local favorite

Good seafood - when we dined there were many locals, all having a good time with song and dance. Large dining area with great ocean view

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Delta_Travelin_man
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Southaven, Mississippi
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Southaven, Mississippi
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good seafood - when we dined there were many locals, all having a good time with song and dance. Large dining area with great ocean view

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Antelope, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time watching waves and people while having a great crab sandwich and sriracha Bloody Marys at the bar.

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Northern California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There's a great fish and chips place here in Vacaville. It's in a strip mall so I order it to go. Nick's is on the ocean- duh! But why would you order a burger or fish & chips when you go to a restaurant of this reputation that's on the ocean? Yes, the food is pricey (it's on the ocean,... More 

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San Ramon, California
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a weekday; the interior is a little dated, but comfortable. I had fish and chips; my husband ordered the calamari sandwich. Both were good; but could have had more seasoning. The fish on the fish and chips plate was heavily battered, so I ended up eating the fish (not fried coating). Service was very... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Got there a little before sunset and it was beautiful outside. Inside, a diner with a touch of past times. Ordered the crab sandwich after a friend recommended it and it didn't disappoint. Juicy, delicious and huge! Definitively enough to share.

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Even if there's a wait at Nicks you can still sit in the bar area and order a crab sandwich - and honestly why would you order anything else???

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is the place to go it when your at Rock Away Beach. The food is nothing special but it's good. The view is what people go for, your so close you can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, it's very relaxing.

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California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The atmosphere is casual and a little loud. Ther are great seats that can see the ocean through a parking lot (not a great view). The waitress who served me was amazingly good and I will be back again for the service. The Greek salad was humongous and tasty. Fish of the day was Halibut with rice and veggies and... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is a Pacifica classic--always good food and good service. Full bar and variety of menu items to choose from. The seafood is clearly their specialty, and the best part is that they don't skimp on the servings. Because of their location, you might think it's a tourist-type restaurant, it's not. Lots of locals have been coming here for... More 

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Pacifica, California
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nicks Rockaway is a great restaurant to have dinner after a nice walk on the beach and watching the sunset. There is a full bar to enjoy a cocktail befoe dinner. The garlic bread is amazing! A bit crowded and loud. Try for a booth. Music on the weekend to dance after dinner. A fun place to spend a Saturday... 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: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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