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Nelson's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
+1 310-265-2800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a view to take in along with a cocktail in hand! Food, drinks and staff are beyond amazing! Can't wait to come back. I miss the view

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located near the shore this eatery offered a nice setting. The menu had interesting choices that covered all tastes. Service and dishes were above average.

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Thank jambony
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive, but food was good, service was excellent, the food was delivered rather quickly although Nelson's was very busy..We were able to sit outside at the picnic tables and enjoy a day of good weather, and able to look out across the ocean. On previous visits, we were able to see whales migrating, and dolphins.So, it is a lovely site... More 

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Thank hjames328
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is very good. Informal. Super ocean views. Service was efficient but not great. Food was o.k., pricey, not great, pricey.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had snakes and dinner at Nelson's for two different occasions. The view at the back is fantastic, my grandson spotted a couple of dolphins jumping out of the water. The food was pretty good, the price is high though.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelson's is one the restaurants located at the 5 star Terranea resort, the former location of Marine Land. Its sits on a bluff right off the pacific ocean and on a clear day you will have unimpeded views of Catalina Island and the surrounding beaches to the north in the distance. The reason for the average rating is mainly, if... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect setting for casual family dinner. Food and service were good. Very flexible with our changing times and party size. Variety of healthy to less healthy choices but all good.

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Rolling Hills, California
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we have a better view (okay, I'm boasting), I love taking out of town visitors here because it truly is a lovely location and the food is reliably good.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I have been to Nelson's several times most recently during the holidays. Beautiful setting service and food. Yes it maybe slightly pricy but look where you are! We sat outside warm under the heaters had a great time. I like the diverse menu lots of choices lobster roll is the best.

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tring
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

A great place to have a less formal time lunch and dinner , sports bar showing all the sports , I had the turkey special for lunch, a packed turkey sandwich with a tasty coleslaw and side salad no chips as I'm being good 😳, friendly safe good service *****stars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-265-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?