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Nelson's

6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ancaster, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is another great spot here at Terrnea the wings were excellent and a great choice of sandwiches , I had Pasterami it was huge!!! Great view for sunsets and a cool vibe

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Santa Ana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nelson's is located in the Terranea Resort on the edge of the cliff provides you with an excellent view of the ocean. You do not need to stay at the resort in order to enjoy this restaurant. I enjoyed the Lobster Roll along with fries and even indulged in a little dessert that I shared with friends. This would be... More

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Las Vegas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nelson's is a nice casual restaurant on the Terranea Resort property down near the spa/fitness center. They have great burgers, sandwiches and salads with great ocean views. There is indoor seating; but on nice days, the large outdoor seating areas can't be beat!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. I usually get the burger and they have a good kids menu. The view is breathtaking.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The service was poor, the food average, and the prices high. It may be worth it for the view or if you are mainly going for drinks.

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Tampa, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Likes: great setting @ Terranea; fairly typical casual dining menu; good fish tacos Dislikes: Can be a little noisy

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I enjoy Nelsons quite a bit. Love the Mediterranean Chicken wrap and have it every time. My son likes the big pretzels. Crab sliders are great, too. Last time I noticed the prices have gone up substantially. WIll now probably keep it for special occasions.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

As there are not many options at the Terranea, we opted for Nelson's. After venturing the long walk, we found this to be a young crowd and staffed with young bartenders/waiters. Bar menu was limited and we felt out of place. Bartenders were not friendly.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cant beat the views of Catalina. Had the ceviche as well as the fish tacos both were outstanding! Service was excellent and were were not rushed from our table as we were enjoying the view

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Central Cali
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

My sister-in-law suggested we have dinner at Nelson's as it seemed to be the most reasonably priced restaurant at the Terranea property. She thought we would enjoy the view and ambience. When we arrived at the resort, we valet parked the car. No one offered information about the location of the restaurant on the very expansive grounds and SIRI couldn't... More

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