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Nelson's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
+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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Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really dark where we ate outside but sitting by the fire pit and eating brisket at a picnic table was well worth it. They even had a s'mores making are

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Thank haiti2016
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nelsons is a beautiful setting. Their food was good and plenty full. The view is amazing!! The staff was fantastic. Really good drinks too.

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Thank Kathy Svic S
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined another couple for lunch on a late Saturday in October at Nelson's, and loved it! We paid the ten bucks for valet parking (15 without validation) and walked through the lovely resort to this modest but lovely cliff front restaurant. We put our name in and were advised that there would be a twenty minute wait. Much shorter... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At least drizzle some butter on those things, all I tasted was crab stick and cabbage. Draft beer was good, but the $15 mule was light on the vodka, heavy on the ginger.

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Thank baroneus
Livermore, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

So delicious. Fabulous ocean views . Dogs welcome outside. One of the best cheeseburgers ever- the caprese burger. Can't wait to come back!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We weren't expecting to find this restaurant in the up market holiday resort complex of Terranea, we thought we were hitting some wild undeveloped cliff / bluff area. So the perfectly manicured nature of the complex was a bit of a shock. We parked on the free local car park and did the cliff top walk to St Vincent's light... More 

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Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were recently visiting Los Angeles and decided to take a drive south to Rancho Palos Verdes for dinner at Nelson's. It was, most definitely, our favorite dinner on our vacation. I highly recommend the sirloin tips. They were tender and tasted delicious. We had dinner outside with a beautiful view of the sunset. Make reservations if you are planning... More 

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Thank LoveToGo49
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This place has it all (including slightly high prices). Views, casual and good selection of high end pub type foods. Fun to bring dogs and kids. My favorite is sitting at the outside fire with a gaggle of great friends and drown our sorrows with sweeping views of the majestic Pacific and beyond.

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Thank Mimi T
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Came here with a co-worker to enjoy the outdoor seating. We had the Poke salad and it was very hearty. We sat along the glass wall so if there was wind we did not feel it. There were several dog owners and their canine friends siting towards the outer edges at the picnic style tables. They were interesting to watch.... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is named after the character played by Lloyd Bridges in Seahunt the TV show from the 50's. They need to sink this this place too. Extremely average with a very limited menu. Lighting seating was terrible. Service was good but I'm sure a resort like Terranea that prides itself on quality can do better than this

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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
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 Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
  • 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?