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Nick's Rockaway

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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“club sandwich” (130 reviews)
“crab” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated at the water's edge, the view is spectacular. This is a nice locals hangout so don't expect, nor rate the place thinking white linen restaurant. Well worn Formica and well work booths that ooze old-time familiarity are the order of the day when you...More

Thank rhitomi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often shrouded in fog, if you can go to this restaurant on a clear day as we did and be fortunate to sit at a window table (as we did by arriving at 4:30pm), you will be rewarded with great views while you dine. My...More

Thank Lee_and_Paul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Nick's Rockaway many, many times. Each time it's the same - wonderful!! Service has always been great.

Thank cpowning
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's is a great restaurant with an old-time feel right on the beach. They are famous for their crab sandwich. They have dance music in the bare on weekends, eld and new styles. I have spent quite a bit of time there.

Thank Larry1028
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's has been around for MANY years. It is just feet from the ocean--great view of the waves; especially in March when the surf is bigger and better to watch. Service is wonderful.

Thank marmarcas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to have a appetizer and a couple of drinks and I wasn't over impressed. I ordered the calamari appetizer which was mostly better and could taste none of the calamari. The atmosphere was nice but would not hurry back for the food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here several times and the food and service is consistently good. This is a local old school favorite of ours. My favorite dish is the simple fish and chips. A large portion done just right. Has the great Pacifica laid back vibe.

Thank BJC650
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Nick's several times and as always it was great! Food beyond reproach, service excellent, and ambiance real comfortable. Had fisherman's platter and was wonderful. Don't miss Nick's

Thank Neal M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out to Pacifica for one night just to check it out and have a miny vacay. Driving around to the end of Rockaway drive and this place was at the end. Looks like it's connected to a old Motel I think called Sands inn...More

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite stop whenever I'm in Pacifica. Excellent food with large portions and great service. The history here is still present and brings back some nostalgia... not to mention this place has excellent front row views of the ocean. Don't miss this if...More

1  Thank Immanual K
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Angie P
July 17, 2017|
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Response from OC-RaiderFan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed this, but is totally a family place with lots of seating.
June 13, 2016|
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Response from vintagegrom | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We didn't split the check.
October 3, 2015|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
In continuous business since 1927, according to their advertisements. However, the business has been significantly expanded and modenized over a long period of years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-359-3900
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