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Nick's San Clemente

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213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
19494812200
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Local Favourite

Great place for lunch or dinner.Clean and airy .Excellent service.Menu is limited but quality is fresh and prices reasonable. It is our favourite place to take out og town guest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
cruisequeen1947
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch or dinner.Clean and airy .Excellent service.Menu is limited but quality is fresh and prices reasonable. It is our favourite place to take out og town guest.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone is so friendly, and the food and drinks are great. Can be very busy so planning ahead and making reservations is key.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is great. My only complaint is that it's really difficult getting a reservation, so we can't eat there as often as we'd like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

While it does get a bit loud in this restaurant the service and the food are outstanding. My wife and I ate there last week and as I write this review I am planning on meeting a friend there tomorrow. Great food, great value and great service. Be sure to try their butter cake for desert it is to die... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Parking can be an issue at Nick's as in any beach town during the summer, but a visit is worth it. I sat at the bar and had the fresh salmon. Wonderful. Nick's is also a place to be seen locally and to people watch. The staff appeared friendly and helpful. They appeared at the correct times and were in... More 

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La Habra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love Nicks. Get here early, the food is spectacular, the prices below average and the vibe unbelievable. Anything here with chicken in the title will leave u crying for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My sister had this seafood soup that came with a giant bread roll and it was INCREDIBLE. I seriously love their mojitos as well. Get a reservation way in advance or else you will have to wait for an hour or more. Hot spot in San Clemente!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The wait was a bit much but when we sat down the service was great and the food was amazing. Definately a must try but get reservations first.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate there twice before going to the Cabrillo Theatre two weeks in a row. One time we had the Crispy Chicken and the next time we had the Blackened Fish Sandwiches, both were huge and very good, as was the tea. A great finishing touch was the tray of moistened and heated hand towels. A classy touch. Each year... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Been to Nick's in Manhattan Beach several times and are so glad it opened. It is a great spot and welcome addition to the neighborhood. Spending the summer in San Clemente and recently visited this original Nicks. Although Manhattan Beach restaurant is great, the original Nicks is even better: great service, great wine, great food and a fun atmosphere. We... 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: 19494812200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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