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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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We have visited this restaurant previously, and always found it to be busy, often with a queue. However, its location on a cliff top, overlooking the ocean and across to Catalina island is romantic and captivating, particularly so at sunset. The food is nothing outstanding. It is good but overpriced for what you get. We had the fish and chips... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

The view from the restaurant is amazing, and great for an early dinner to watch the sunset. However the service was very average, waiting over half an hour for a round of drinks only to find out the didn't have to ingredients to make the drinks that had been ordered then had cheese sauce spilled all over us by staff... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The view and the resort are truly amazing! I have to say that the food was only mediocre and way overpriced. Drinks were better than the food.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The view at Nelson's is wonderful but the prices are way too high for such a casual restaurant. They use to have wonderful salads and now much smaller and not great quality. They do have a nice happy hour from 2-4 for drinks but again the food items are not outstanding but the drinks were good. There was a group... More

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Torrance, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always enjoyed Nelson's because of the great view and good food. Unfortunately, over time the menu has changed. Not for the better. The last few times we've been there, the food has not been good. Salads are different and smaller, ribs dry, sandwiches not fresh. Not sure if they prepare food there or they bring in from another restaurant on... More

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San Pedro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We go to Nelsons often and we have never been disappointed. The service has always been great.Our Grandchildren love eating outside on the patio, and we of course love the view. There i a great menu with something for everone.

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burbank, ca
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164 reviews 164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Watching the sunset from this popular oceanfront restaurant definitely enhances the dining experience. This was our fourth visit and my wife tried the mahi mahi tacos...gave them two thumbs up. Listed as an appetizer but looked more like an entree. My fish and chips was pricey and fell short of expectations..the crust was crunchy but slightly greasy. The ling cod,... More

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We've had great service every time we go to Nelson's. We had a large party of 19 in July and had a memorable time. We always stop at Nelson's at least one night we are there- food is good, drinks as well...................

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Vestal, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at an amazing location. We chose to sit outside - why would anybody sit inside - what an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Lunch was very good but the location is the big draw for me. The menu was limited and a bit pricey but it was worth it. After lunch we walked around... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You'll find high priced bar food with dramatic views. Sit outside, grab a beer and enjoy. They have some good salads, but the rest would fall into the bar menu category. Nothing wrong with a little grease, but dont have every meal here

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

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