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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Savory and classy

Came here last night on the way back from a one day business trip to San Diego... The food was excellent. I have been here twice now and neither time disappointed... the service was great overall. the only negative was the time to table after ordering was a bit excessive, though we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
FunHBMan
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Came here last night on the way back from a one day business trip to San Diego... The food was excellent. I have been here twice now and neither time disappointed... the service was great overall. the only negative was the time to table after ordering was a bit excessive, though we were hungry so maybe it just felt that... More 

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San Juan Capis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this delightful eatery. The food is fabulous, especially the luncheon steak salad with warm potatoes salad and mustard...incredible. Truly! The salmon is also quite good and the service is great. It is always packed so be prepared to either wait or plan ahead and make reservations. The staff is very professional and very attentive. You simply can't go... More 

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Placentia, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was amazed by that place! Honestly, I wasn't even hungry, but after I tried the appetizers I wanted to try everything they have. Very sophisticated and diverse pattern of flavors and textures. My Mojito was divine, the best I had in the US so far. Outstanding, relaxed service, as if they read your wishes before you say them. Wish... More 

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Albuquerque
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had dinner 4-19. The sea bass was grilled to perfection and the filet mignon was tender and tasty. The place was cute and the staff was nice.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Burgers were great. The chicken sandwich was unique and delicious. You must get the butter cake. It was off the hook! Staff was friendly and the service was terrific.

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Temple City, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Welcome to just about my parents favorite restaurant in San Clemente. I had the honor of joining them here for a birthday celebration. Unfortunately, I didn't see this place as all that wonderful and it seemed very average to me the night that I was there. So my parents were like OMG the asparagus fries are to die for. So... More 

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Olney, MD
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

OK, I'm not a foodie, just an old country lawyer from the south, who ended up in Maryland (where you can get pretty good seafood). My son (Camp Pendleton Marine) and I both ordered the San Francisco Cioppino. Possibly the best seafood I've ever eaten. Incredible service. California atmosphere. The country boy is impressed. Thanks!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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188 reviews 188 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We ate their twice we liked it so much. Every item ordered was delicious and the service excellent. Prices were good for the amount and quality of food. We split the chicken pot pie and deviled eggs for dinner..YUM! At lunch we saved room for their butter cake...I would absolutely positively eat here again. If busy go ahead and eat... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I know this chain from Laguna and sad to say I am not impressed with either location. Just ordinary and okay

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

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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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

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?