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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cioppino” (22 reviews)
“butter cake” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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1 - 10 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great - as was the food! I definitely recommend! A little noisy but otherwise a place to dine in San Clemente.

Thank Edward12_86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty place and a nice bar scene. Food is good with an excellent atmosphere. Less crowded than Laguna and Manhattan Beach. Can be expensive depending on choices. Fun and casual with good people watching.

Thank chasim50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is lively and upbeat, but not so loud that you cannot feel relaxed. With the front open and the fireplace lit, the temperature was quite comfortable. There are also heaters available, but they were not needed. The fireplace added an elegant ambiance. The...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good, understandably busy, great reputation. Friends getting together could actually carry on a conversation in the restaurant.

Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food! Great Service. We lucked out as we didn't have a reservation for mothers day. If you visit San Clemente then Nicks is a must visit

Thank ACossette
Reviewed May 22, 2017

There is a reason that Nick's San Clemente is consistently rated the #1 restaurant in San Clemente. The "Fried Deviled Eggs" and "Asparagus Fries" appetizers are amazing! There is a wide variety of entrees to choose from but my favorite is their fried chicken dinner...More

Thank Nancyss1302
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for great service and amazing food then Nicks is the place! The butter cake is a must!

Thank Tannonswife
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic, the deviled eggs and butter cake were my 2 favorites. The drinks were also great. I would give 5 stars but we made reservations a week in advance and they sat us at the bar, also our waitress was a little...More

Thank Kristen46341
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. I eat Keto and they have a delicious burger add cheese & bacon...wrap in lettuce and dip in their awesome Bleu cheese dressing

Thank Christy S
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This was our first dinner stop in San Clemente. Friendly and accommodating staff, delicious food. Wish we would have been able to go back but we will next trip!

Thank Shelby D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
where to park???
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Hchan777 | Reviewed this property |
They have their own parking lot right behind them and there is also free street parking as well as several city parking lots.
what about parking?????
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
Free street parking.
Do they have Sunday brunch?
November 25, 2016|
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Response from NickCo_Hospitality | Property representative |
We have breakfast until 12:30. Technically not a "brunch".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-2200
  • E-mail
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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