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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: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
Early Dinner, late lunch

We were looking for a place with good food and a quiet place to visit. Nick's was the place. We loved the food, I had the tenderloin sandwich, it was one of the best steak sandwiches that I've ever had. The warm potato salad was excellent. My wife had the salmon and she loved it. The atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tom K
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Littleton, CO, United States
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Littleton, CO, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking for a place with good food and a quiet place to visit. Nick's was the place. We loved the food, I had the tenderloin sandwich, it was one of the best steak sandwiches that I've ever had. The warm potato salad was excellent. My wife had the salmon and she loved it. The atmosphere was semi casual,... More 

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Thank Tom K
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nicks is very popular, so it does get crowded and noisy. The food and service are great. It's on the main downtown street which is very charming for a stroll before or after dinner.

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Thank missmelissa2015
San Clemente, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and i took a bottle of cab in to have with lunch - no corkage fee, yeah! Also they recommend the rib eye salad with that cab. OMG soooo goood. A new Favorite paring.

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Thank ShaDel949
San Clemente, California
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178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the Scottish salmon and sea bass. Outstanding. The sides of sauteed spinach and kale with almonds were delicious. Mashed potatoes with a beurre blanc sauce ... oh yum. We had the wood-fired artichoke for an appetizer and also their bistro salad. Both amazing. And then for dessert their butter cake with ice cream is one of the best... More 

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Thank Karen K
Guangzhou, China
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for brunch after a long walk that worked up some appetite. My friend recommended their Bloody Mary, which was amazing- with a deep fried stuffed olive, it had fresh jalapeño pepper, lime & lemon & a super tasty Bloody Mary base. We had fried chicken, veggie burger, chicken pot pie & the petite bistro salad. All excellent, freshly... More 

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Thank Minnie Y
San Diego
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385 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a must do. The atmosphere is warm, casual and welcoming. The staff is friendly and efficient. The menu offers many good options for both lunch and dinner. A good selection of items with ranging price points to suit any budget. You can have a sandwich, salad or full dinner plate with choice of side dish. Full bar... More 

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Thank DMHappyTravel
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went for dinner, they were out of 2 selections and with a limited menu i had to settle for something I really didnt want. They also made us wait when they had empty tables?? It was a busy Thursday night but when we said we wouldnt wait they instantly came up with a table,,,,BAD BUSINESS

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Thank bubba g
Avondale
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's is our favorite restaurant in San Clemente. Service is good and atmosphere is always vibrant - like the ambiance of the fireplace. We've had lunch and dinner here many times and all our selections have been delicious.

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Thank Raymond C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for seafood restaurants and this came up as one of the top, so we decided to try it out. It was more a steakhouse, the seafood options were limited. The restaurant environment was nice, waitresses were nice. The menu didn't carry what I hoped it would. It also had alot of vegetable options, which I am not... More 

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Thank Ivy R
Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without reservation, we got a nice table for two right at the window to the kitchen. Service and food was excellet - 100% recommandation

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Thank Walter S

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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?