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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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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 111
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Best View of Catalina

Nelson's is def a go to for relaxing, kicking back w a drink and a sick view. The menu is step above bar food. The staff is always friendly and laid back. But be forewarned. The service is historically slow for your food. Being that we live nearby, we have been here even when there are no crowds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to Nelson's several times. The last time was with an old college friend visiting from Boston. I've also eaten at Nelson's with just my wife, or with our your kids, or with friends. Each time the food is amazing and the scenery is awesome. Even if you have to wait for a table, just grab a cocktail and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nelson's is def a go to for relaxing, kicking back w a drink and a sick view. The menu is step above bar food. The staff is always friendly and laid back. But be forewarned. The service is historically slow for your food. Being that we live nearby, we have been here even when there are no crowds. Just go... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The view doesn't get much better than at Nelson's at Terranea Resort. Perched right out on the corner overlooking the cliff on the oceanside, the views are stunning. We happened to be lucky enough to be having dinner and catch an incredible sunset. Great food and service as well.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Because of the fantastic seaside location, Nelson's has a wonderful ambiance, and the servers are consistently pleasant, in general. However , the food is rather expensive, and we haven't been back for quite a while. A hamburger with fries was $21. A lunch salad was about $15-$18, and sweet potato fries to share was about $8. I suspect prices have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful location for dining. It is a full bar. You may choose the way of how to cook your food and the sauces for your food. This place is an ideal location for a family get together or small group of friend get together. The outdoor seating are perfect for summer time.

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped at Nelson's for lunch on a Saturday on Father's Day weekend with family group of 8. Seating was reasonably prompt despite the the restaurant being pretty busy. Service turned out to be pretty much of a mess. Getting drinks and ordering took awhile but wasn't too much of a problem as we were enjoying the great view and... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Nelson's allows you to bring your dog if you sit outside. Its a casual place. Bring a sweater (and a hat) because it be chilly. Order the steak salad or blackened salmon salad. Bavarian Pretzel is delicious too. Avoid the fried chicken and the chicken tenders on the kids menu. Jordyn was an exceptional server. She made my son's birthday... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We go to Nelson's often because we love the view, it's an amazing place to take friends and family from out of town, it's close to our house and the wait time has never been too bad. We go about once a month and the servers are always helpful and friendly, it's a really easy place to take the kids... More 

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Nelson's

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

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children
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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