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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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Cedar Falls, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Just go, you'll love it ! Wonderful atmosphere, great food. Try the asparagus spears. We had the Sea Bass and a Steak both were outstanding.

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KO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The restaurant was very busy, and we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. The staff are very attentive, as they all are in US, given that they rely on tips to make a living! The ribs were excellent, the meat falling of the bones. My wife opted for the San Francisco Cioppino, which she loved. We were both... More 

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Elkins Park
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Were very excited about our meal at Nick's and had a nice time. The service is impeccable and the little touches - warm towels to wash off after dinner, etc - are nice touches. Overall the menu was safe - no stretches on type or prep - but everything is top quality. We started with the special artichoke which was... More 

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Visalia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went to Nicks. My daughter had a very good hamburger. Had the lightly fried deviled eggs. They were not something I would order again... The salad was good. Had them toss it prior to bringing out. The Mango dressing was very good. The warm towels at the end were quite nice. A great location and very good ambiance. I did... More 

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we recently visited this restaurant, due to its excellent rating. The food was indeed good, but not overwhelmingly so. The atmosphere was pleasant until a table with 8 celebrating young ladies raised the noise level significantly. Our waiter was very attentive, if not a tad too much of it. Would we go there again? Yes.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great bar and terrific food- very popular- be prepared to wait but worth it! You will find favorites that you will return for.

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San Juan Capistrano, Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been to Nick's in San Clemente several times and never been disappointed. The Asparagus fries for an appetizer are very good. For dinners you can't go wrong with the Chilean Sea Bass or the Grilled Steak House Salad. Love it!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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

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

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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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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