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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Good service and food with price reflecting the view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
mfcMinneapolis
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gold Coast, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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San Rafael, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We dined here with another couple on Feb 13th, 2015. The restaurant has huge window which allows you to see across the Pacific to Catalina Island if the weather permits. There was a good selection from the menu but entrees were very pricey as you would expect from a Donald Trump establishment. The food is presented almost like a painting... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A fun place for lunch or an early dinner before the sun sets. Good food with great atmosphere. Dog friendly as well. Generally, there's a wait time of 30 to 45 minutes due to its huge popularity, but the time can be spent walking along (above) the PV coast with drink in hand.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is good, when and IF they seat you. We quit going there becuse they always make you wait in spite of the fact that there are many empty tables, they have never gotten their act together or else it's understaffed. It's usually very windy there, even inside. They do not take reservations either.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nelson's is at the Terranea Resort and sits overlooking the Pacific, where Marineland used to be. The view, from the right tables, is unbeatable and may include whales at this time of year. The food is good, but definitely overpriced, even for a resort. Although it is very casual, you think of it as a special event venue due to... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nelson's is located on one of Palos Verdes Peninsula's gorgeous rocky bluffs, overlooking the Pacific, with views of Santa Catalina Island on clear days. In the afternoon, with the sun shining and the breeze blowing, it's easy to lose yourself to the moment here and simply enjoy the day. Food and drinks are good, but not inexpensive, and the service... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?