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Nick's San Clemente

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213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-481-2200
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Great food, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking for a fireside...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
FOOD AND SERVICE BEYOND 5 STARS

From the moment you wak in the difference is very apparent. The staff make you feel welcome and get you seated as quick as possible. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered several suggestions after patiently listening to our questions. The food is the best in Orange... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
SoCalScotts
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Huntington Beach, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From the moment you wak in the difference is very apparent. The staff make you feel welcome and get you seated as quick as possible. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered several suggestions after patiently listening to our questions. The food is the best in Orange County. We live in Huntington Beach and will return often... More 

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Westminster,Ca
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Nick's on a Thursday night for dinner. We had the necessary reservations and were seated within 10 minutes of our arrival. I had a filet mignon, and the Wife had Salmon. The meal came fairly quickly and was delicious. The waiter, kevin was quick and attentive. It was a great meal. The only drawback for us was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We selected Nick's based on Trip Advisor reviews. The reviews didn't even do it justice in my humble opinion. Here is the comparison: the night before Nick's, we ate a well known hotel restaurant in the San Diego area. The meals at the two were comparable, as was the service. The price was about the same - but for two... More 

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Catskill, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went here for dinner with friends. I had two wonderful vodka martinis and they were large. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. I had tuna tartare which was excellent. My friend had the grilled artichoke. It was amazing! I had the half of chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables and it was moist and delicious. One of our friends had... More 

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San Clemente, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoy Nick's for a nice night dinner out. Food is very good and service friendly and attentive. We also like "South Of Nick's" around the corner and down the street on Del Mar for lunch. We are locals and have enjoyed these eateries many times.

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San Clemente, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have never been disappointed with my food at Nick's. I have had amazing service during lunch as well as mediocre service during dinner. If it is a warm day, it is fun to sit by the sidewalk window and people watch. If it is a chilly day, they still leave the windows open, and I was freezing sitting in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Overall Nicks is great, Sunday brunch is kool, you can watch people stroll by if you get a seat toward the street. They make a special cocktail with fresh ingredients from the farmers market across the street. the food is good, sometimes a little crowded or pricey, but great , hip décor and service.

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San Clemente, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nick's is a great place to either sit at the bar for a meal or sit with friends at a table. Great drinks (try the Salty Pear!), great food (Rib eye melt is amazing!), and the best dessert ever-the famous BUTTER CAKE! I'm not a huge dessert person, but I would go to Nick's just for this! The atmosphere is... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very nicely decorated restaurant with a lively atmosphere. We were a party of 6 and started off with some tasty Bloody Mary's that had a deep fried green olive that was stuffed with blue cheese. That olive was to die for!! Everyone enjoyed their meal, but me. I ordered the Market Salad and it was just so-so. It tasted like... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We read many reviews and decided to try Nick's because it was so highly recommended. We were very impressed with the delicious cocktails. We had the prime rib dip sandwich and the blackened fish sandwich. They were very good. The atmosphere is top notch. Our o Lydia complaint was that 4 different staff members asked my husband if he was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-481-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?