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“They just got it right...in everyway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nick's San Clemente

Nick's San Clemente
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-481-2200
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Ranked #2 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
Price range: $10 - $15
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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“They just got it right...in everyway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I have had more dinners in restaurants than one should have because of a crazy work schedule and I am not impressed easily...most times I wish I had of eaten a microwave dinner!

Not so with Nicks...the place has a great relaxing energy, the staff is great, they simply do there job at the highest level and everyone there wants you to have a great experience...

The food...lets just say Im hooked on the coleslaw! Its great, its not expensive and this easily is one of those restaurants I will come back too everytime Im back in Orange County!

Its worth the drive!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

From the warm & inviting atmosphere to the incredible food Nick's dinning experience exceed our expectations! After a long fun filled day at Sea World Nick's restaurant was a friendly and warm retreat. The cozy dinning room was filled with incredible scents of delicious entrees. Our dinner of rotisserie chicken and the short ribs were cooked to perfection. Going back tomorrow night in Belmont Shore location. Thanks for a fabulous meal.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice downtown addition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The vibe is great, food is good, appetizers are the best, but there is always a wait. Make sure to have a reservation! Friendly staff and very accommodating!

Visited October 2012
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Dana Point, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food and drinks..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

good food and drinks...sort of a hot spot in sleepy SC. Gets very crowded and they don't take reservations.

Visited July 2012
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Irvine, California
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“Best place in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you can get in, try the fish sandwich! the fried asparagus appetizer seems to be a hit (if you like asparagus). The signature drinks are excellent. I have been here a few times and each time everyone in the group loves everything...we all end up trying each others food and drinks and so far no one has been disappointed. The Laguna Beach location is nosier and more cramped but still very good as well...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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