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All 185 San Clemente Restaurants

Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-481-2200
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Ranked #1 of 185 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Whenever I am in San Clemente I treat myself to a delicious meal at Nick's. Their appetizer menu is interesting. Their deep-fried deviled eggs are a must for a starter. They not only have a great by the glass wine list, but they also waive a corkage fee for your first bottle of wine. The best part of the menu... More

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Make reservations on the weekends. Beautiful restaurant with one side open to the sidewalk, gas fireplace. Had a very nice glass of wine but a bit expensive ($14). My husband and son both ordered the hamburger ($14) and thought it was the best. I ordered the braised ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes ($25) and that's all that was on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I have eaten lunch here a few times while traveling and I decided to take my boss here for dinner . They have the awesome cubed ice cubes for whiskey in the rocks , their salads are absolutely fantastic , I also had the fish for dinner and it was fresh as ever ! Always a good restaurant to eat... More

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Silverthorne, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had lunch while visiting friends. Steak salad was superb, restaurant was crowded on a Sunday afternoon. Two small TV's at end of bar with NFL game on. NOT a sports bar, people do not come here to watch sports. Food excellent, staff was attentive and courteous. good value. Highly recommended

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Pleasant Hill, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good food; lively atmosphere; friendly service; nice bar. A little noisy on busy nights. We enjoyed it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We finally made the time to get into Nick,s and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The food is more reasonably priced than we thought it would be with good variety. The service was very good as well.

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California City, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After hearing a lot about Nick's in San Clemente we decided to give it a try.To begin with, it was very, very noisy, so difficult to have a conversation with your table mates without shouting. The food was good, at least the items we chose were good. The portion of the short rib dinner with mashed potatoes was not huge,... More

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Coto De Caza
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176 reviews 176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

this was our first time at Nicks.. it wont be the last. the Filet was melting in your mouth. the Cioppino was one of the best I have had - hearty and flavorful. wife had the buttermilk chicken and gravy. very well done all around. the dessert to go for is the butter cake. a 10 out of 10. only... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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179 reviews 179 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a go to place if you are in San Clemente. The food is amazing and very fresh. Start off with the asparagus fries. I had the ahi sushi salad and it is more than you'd expect: tuna perfectly seared and the redness you'd expect from sashimi grade tuna. The greens are a perfect blend of lettuce, edamame, mango,... More

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went to Nick's on a Saturday night, with no reservation. Hostess took our name and cell phone number, so that we didn't have to hang out and wait for our table. Because it is located on Del Mar, there is plenty to keep you busy while waiting. We grabbed a drink, at a bar, in a restaurant across the street,... More

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Additional Information about Nick's San Clemente

Address: 213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 949-481-2200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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