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Nelson's

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6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views of the whales while dining

This place has good food and breathtaking views. You watch the whales and an occasional dolphin swim by while dining outside. They also have indoor searing which I recommend if it's late because the wind from the ocean is cold and too brisk to enjoy dining. It was also very dark eating outside, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Lizard9279174660
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Nelson's for dinner. There was a wait so we went outside to the patio and watched the sunset. It was beautiful. We were also able to get a couple drinks while we waited for our table so that was nice. Great mixed drinks and good food. Wonderful view

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place has good food and breathtaking views. You watch the whales and an occasional dolphin swim by while dining outside. They also have indoor searing which I recommend if it's late because the wind from the ocean is cold and too brisk to enjoy dining. It was also very dark eating outside, I would have liked to see what... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My friends and I had just finished the par 3 course at Terrenea Resort that also overlooks the Pacific Ocean when we went to Nelson's for lunch. We opted for a picnic table next to a cliff on the Pacific. Needless to say the view is amazing. We ordered a variety of dishes from the menu, lobster roll, shrimp and... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Food is fine, not great. Service was very slow at lunch the day we went yet it was not that busy. We even had to ask the manager to find our waitress it had been so long since we had seen her. The food is typical food you would expect in a sports bar kind of atmosphere. Good to take... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food is good, nothing extraordinary though. The service is very good. The views are magnificent. You can walk down a short path and see sealions sunning themselves on the rocks, and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great wings and Shrimp tacos with a view of the Pacific ocean to die for. Try and park up the top and you will need the walk to loosen the great food you have just eaten. The Bloody Marys are a must and know in the area for being one of the best.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Can't be the view, and literally sitting at tables overlooking the Pacific. Food is good also. Would easily go back again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Three of us dined for a business lunch meeting. Honestly it would be tough to beat the setting and the view. The staff is well trained and attentive. The menu is well done with a variety of lunch items and all at our table liked their meals very much. Lisa our server was attentive but not intrusive. The portions are... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is ok. Service is ok. View is awesome and makes up for OK in other areas. Bring your credit crd as it is expensive as well. Isn't everything in PV?

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lots of whales and dolphins swim by. Great for family dining.....................service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: (310) 265-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?