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Nick's Rockaway

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
(650) 359-3900
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10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
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  • 122
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Casual Seaside Dining

The seafood was fresh and delicious with nice size portions. There was entertainment nightly in the cocktail lounge geared toward the 50's and 60's. The restaurant is a bit spendy but service was very good and I would recommend giving it a try if in the area..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Robert M M
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Ramsey, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Have eaten at Nicks on each of our visits to Pacifica, never disappointed. Food is consistently good, nice view of the ocean, good service. Atmosphere is nothing fancy but pleasant. The bar has a band and dancing at night on weekends, fun place for older couples 40 plus yoa.

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Tracy, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Always a pleasure going to Nick's. Picked up hubby from SFO and decided to take a quick drive to Nick's. Hubby had the crab sandwich as usual. This time I had the burger. OMG! A-maz-ing!! Never turn down the garlic bread. Always order clam chowder! Breakfast, lunch or dinner is the way to go. The view is breathtaking. It's always... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The seafood was fresh and delicious with nice size portions. There was entertainment nightly in the cocktail lounge geared toward the 50's and 60's. The restaurant is a bit spendy but service was very good and I would recommend giving it a try if in the area..

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Livermore, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

RIGHT across from the beach with a beautiful view HUGE crab sandwich with no filler....just crab, and very reasonably priced! You can get all dolled up and go to the restaurant for a great meal OR you can go in casual straight from the beach and have something at the bar. Its just AWESOME!

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Eureka, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Have been to Nick's several times. Food is usually tasty. Minestrone soup is some of the best I have had. Mother-in-law loves the crab sandwich. I was disappointed in the "prawn cocktail". Previously frozen tiny bay shrimp with cocktail sauce is not a prawn cocktail, especially when it was $15.00! I will not order it again and don't advise others... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Old seafood spot along the coast. Great location overlooking a surf spot and a huge wonderful Dungeness crab sandwich!

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Burke, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice history of family-owned bar and grill. Great views on the Pacific. Catch a sunset dinner. A bit pricey for a local family joint. The chef really likes garlic. The garlic bread had fresh garlic dotting the top and pasta dishes were overpowered with garlic. Will definitely keep away any vampires.

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Sonoma, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The 3rd Monday of each month with live music with dancing, vocals and good bar snacks. (Pass on the eggplant fries.) The atmosphere was pure joy. Mostly seniors enjoying a fun casual evening out. Songs we could sing-a-long from the 30s, 40s, 50s.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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

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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