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Nick's Rockaway

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 50
    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
Rainer twice

Grat bar and restaurant it's still a family feel to in we had dinner & breakfast over the two days if you are staying near by pay it a visit nice old school,long may it last

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Michael K
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nick's is in a great location, but not a classy or fine-dining establishment. The food was tasty and service was okay, but the decor was a bit outdated.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Grat bar and restaurant it's still a family feel to in we had dinner & breakfast over the two days if you are staying near by pay it a visit nice old school,long may it last

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Pacifica, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When asked "where would you go to get a good crab sandwhich in Pacifica?" the ansswer was always Nick's ! Nick's has had a long running history here and fellow Pacificans always feel right at home waiting for a table in the bar, dancing on the weekends or having your own private party. Their Prime Rib is always a good... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Loved Nick's!!!!! Reminded me of New York or New Jersey places built back in the 50's where time has stood still. Thank goodness! Genuine! This popular place is local legend and has been right on Rockaway Beach in Pacifica for over 60 years run by an Italian family! The bar was a total throwback. Black banquettes and chairs in a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant is ocean front. From our table, we could see whales and a beautiful sunset. Our server was very friendly and kept our glasses filled. I had a prime rib sandwich on the most amazing bread over. My husband had a crab salad sandwich and some of mine too. The portions were huge! He said they were hands down... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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306 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We left here wondering – WHY? Why were there quite a few people at this restaurant? We split some appetizers and none were above average, at best. The shrimp cocktail was so-so. It seemed like it was left in the refrigerator a bit too long. The crab cakes had too much filler and were less than average. The fries were... More 

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Daly city
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you want a crab sandwich and a view of the water this is the place just south of San Francisco on Highway 1.

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Pacifica, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Everyone has their own taste but for me Nicks has the best crab sandwich anywhere. I have tried so many and now I don't even try anymore cause once you have found it you just stop looking. Crab no filler just crab and very little mayo. The best.

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Joplin, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I felt like we were stepping back in time. This family institution was established in 1927. Our family restaurant was established in 1983...I have much respect for this family/business. The owner herself was working the host stand...that's why this business has tested time. Excellent location, excellent lunch. Iconic Crab sandwich, with cheddar, and avacado on sourdough. It was tremendous. My... More 

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Lewiston ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife, my aunt, & one of my aunt's friends ate her for lunch last week. Amazing seafood. My aunt had the crab louie, her friend had a crab sandwich, my wife ordered grilled prawns, & I had the daily special which was a breaded halibut. We all raved about the generous portions of the excellent foods. Highly recommended.

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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