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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-481-2200
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Ranked #1 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Great food, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking for a fireside cocktail or a dinner with friends, our carefully chosen menu of sandwiches, steaks, salads, seafood, and handcrafted beverages has a variety of choices to satisfy any appetite. Designed with thoughtful detail, Nick's San Clemente's interior of wood, stone, and jewel like lighting surrounds you in comfort and warmth. A South Orange County Favorite. Enjoy our Patio all year round.
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English first
Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nicks has in a few short years become the number one restaurant in San Clemente. We were there on a Tuesday night and it was packed. Thankfully we had reservations. The food was great, the service perfect. However, Nick is getting a bit full of himself. My friend's wife who does not drink wanted a diet coke. The only had... More

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Capistrano Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great food and service. Not overpriced either IMO. Gets pretty crowded so make reservations. One thing to note would be that it can get pretty noisy as there is a bar in the middle of the restaurant and the design of the place creates a lot of reverberation. If you want an intimate conversation on a weekend night forget about... More

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Orange County, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We live very close to San Clemente, and have been to most of the restaurants there. After finally visiting Nicks, we've found a new favorite. Everything from the food, to the service, to the atmosphere was fantastic. We went on a Sunday evening and it was packed. Luckily we had a reservation because there was a pretty good line outside.... More

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There are 2 Nick's restaurants in San Clemente. Nick's and South of Nick's which serves Mexican food. Both restaurants were great, good service and great food at a reasonable price

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Lancaster, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of family members. In fact, they said it was their favorite restaurant in the area. Three of us arrive for a late lunch around 2 p.m. on a weekday. The restaurant was less than 1/3 full. We were promptly seated and order within a normal time frame. We ordered an appetizer, 2 non-alcoholic... More

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Phoenix
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

While visiting the area we gave Nick's a try on a Sunday night. If you are looking to go during the prime dinner hour you should call ahead for reservations. My wife had the pan roasted salmon and I had the boneless buttermilk chicken. We were both very satisfied with our choices. They switched out the kale for the that... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere and an eclectic menu. Fresh fish dishes were all great, but the star of the evening was their take on the banana split. Do yourself a favor and sac room for it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is one of my top places to eat. I ordered the Asparagus-Artichoke dip and it was really tasty. Next the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and gravy, Delicious!! And I'm not one to order a Chicken dish at any restaurant. I also had the Strawberry Margarita and it was delicious and fresh tasting. The whole family... More

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

great food, great service. The noise level is a bit loud to have a conversation; but still worth it!

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Park City, Utah
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went on a holiday weekend with no reservation and got a table after 20 minute wait, not bad. Nice wine selection. The St Supery rose was dry and smooth. We had trouble getting served for the first 15 minutes. Had our three year old granddaughter, and once we pointed that out, the waiter was attentive. The mac and cheese was... More

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