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Menu

MARKET GREENS‏
Market or Caesar
$7.00
W/ soup $+4.00
Baby Wedge
Campari tomatoes, nueske’s bacon, red onions, buttermilk blue cheese dressing
$7.00
W/ soup $+4.00
Blackened Chicken + Noodle Salad
Mango, jicama, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, thai peanut vinaigrette
$14.00
California Ahi Salad
Sesame crusted, crisp greens, shishito peppers - soy beans - carrots - jicama, mango japanese cucumbers, pickled onions, sesame dressing
$15.00
Grilled Salmon Salad
Campari tomatoes, avocado, grapefruit, haricot verts, mixed greens, mango dressing
$17.00
Roasted Beet Salad
Arugula, goat cheese, red onions, candied pecans, balsamic reduction
$10.00
Citrus + Pecan Salad
Chopped greens, avocado, mixed berries, green apples, mandarin slices blue cheese, green onions, blue cheese, golden raisins, citrus vinaigrette
$12.00
Grilled Steak House Salad
Sliced ribeye, mixed greens, warm potato salad, croutons, mustard bacon vinaigrette
$16.00
BURGERS + SANDWICHES
Served w/ your favorite, “on the side”
Classic Cheeseburger
Double thick cheddar, lettuce, pickles, onions, mustard, mayo, sesame seed bun
$12.00
Cowboy Hickory Burger []
Nueske’s bacon, double thick cheddar, lettuce, hickory sauce, toasted english muffin
$13.00
Prime Rib Dip
“Until we’re out” slow roasted daily, thinly sliced, mayo, red wine au jus
$16.00
House Made Veggie Burger
Avocado, swiss, firestick onions, mixed greens, tomato, herb mayo, wheat bun
$14.00
Tuna on White
House baked white albacore, avocado, tomato, lettuce, swiss, herb mayo
$12.00
Blackened Halibut Sandwich
Crunchy cabbage, tomato, firestick onions, house made tartar sauce, brioche bun
$16.00
Nick's Ribeye Melt
Sliced ribeye, swiss, grilled onions, mustard bacon sauce, parmesan sourdough
$15.00
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Havarti cheese, sweet slaw, tomato, arugula, sesame brioche long bun
$12.00
MAIN COURSE‏
Add a market or caesar 5
Pan Roasted Salmon
Sauteed spinach - white rice - caper mustard beurre blanc
$19.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Chilean Sea Bass
Sautéed spinach - white rice
$26.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Halibut Fish + Chips
Nick’s honey blonde beer batter, thai peanut coleslaw, shoestring fries
$16.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
San Francisco Cioppino
Shrimp, salmon, sea bass, carlsbad mussels, littleneck clams
$19.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Pitman Farm's Rotisserie Chicken
Seasonal roasted vegetables, fingerling potatoes, chicken au jus
$15.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Mashed potatoes, biscuits, country gravy, sweet corn on the cob
$15.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Rae's Chicken Pot Pie
Roasted chicken,‏ savory vegetables, flaky butter crust
$14.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Maple Glazed Meatloaf
Mashed potatoes,‏ roasted vegetables, chipotle gravy
$15.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
Baby Back Pork Ribs
After 4pm shoestring fries, thai peanut coleslaw
$19.00
Market $+5.00
Caesar $+5.00
FOR THE TABLE
Fire Roasted Artichoke
Marinated, broiled, garlic butter
$10.00
Blackened Sea Bass Tacos
Shaved cabbage, avocado salsa, jalapeño aioli
$12.00
Steamed Mussels + Clams
Carlsbad mussels, littleneck clams garlic white wine sauce
$13.00
Ahi Tartare
Sashimi grade, spicy soy, avocado
$12.00
Asparagus Fries
Crispy parmesan crust, buttermilk ranch
$10.00
Chau's Crispy Rib Stack
Tossed in a spicy ginger glaze
$10.00
Fried Deviled Eggs
A nick’s original
$6.00
DAILY SOUP‏
Sunday
Chicken tortilla
$5.00
Monday
Potato leek
$5.00
Tuesday
Corn chowder‏
$5.00
Wednesday
Butternut squash‏
$5.00
Thursday
Tomato + basil bisque
$5.00
Friday
New england clam chowder
$5.00
Saturday
French onion
$5.00
ON THE SIDE
Mac + Cheese
$5.00
Warm Potato Salad
$5.00
Loaded Baked Potato
After 4pm
$5.00
Shoestring Fries
$4.00
Thai Peanut Coleslaw
$4.00
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
$5.00
Burnt Brussels Sprouts
$5.00
DESSERT‏
Helen's Hot Fudge Sundae
Warm Butter Cake
Traditional Chocolate Cake
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding food and setting. Price point higher than other comparables however would encourage taking this in.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed April 12, 2020

We stopped over in San Clemente remembering Nixon who at his time was a rouge and a villain, but a choirboy in comparison to the present guy. Someone recommended Nick's and it was a fine piece of advise. We got a good start when someone...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2020 via mobile

After my son graduated from Marine boot camp, this is where he wanted to go. It did not let us down. As always the food and service was spectacular. Our table of 8 was treated well and with food that you tell your friends about.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

stop for lunch at Nicks San Clemente, the service was (sans fautes) the food was very good and the signature dessert, warm butter cake with ice cream and berry compote was memorable.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

The service was attentive with consistent follow-up on needs. The food was well portioned and had balanced seasoning. What sealed the deal though was the dessert/dessert options. The size of the cake but more importantly the texture and frosting was a perfect balance of being...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Tasty and great portions! Great atmosphere and a great place for lunch and dinner! The bar is so fun to sit and meet new people!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We had a wonderful lunch at Nick’s. I had the grilled mahi sandwich which was both huge and beautifully presented. I chose veggies for my side and was served the best flavored Brussel sprouts I have ever tasted. Our waiter John could not have been...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Nick takes open table reservation and is necessary for Friday dinner. Restaurant has limited number of tables and is popular hence reservation is a must. There is only one spot to have a group of 6-8 maximun by combining two tables so you need to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Excellent ambience, incredible menu, attentive staff. I had the chicken, potatoes, corn and biscuit. All excellent. Don't miss the butter cake. Heavenly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Fun place on Main Street for a meet and greet with friends. The diverse menu offers something for everyone. Good wine and beer selection and fun bartenders who make interesting specialty drinks.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Napajuje
December 30, 2018|
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Response from robinsF3543LO | Reviewed this property |
Pierside is the name of the other restaurant that is dog friendly. I don't believe Nick's is. There is also a little Mediterranean restaurant up the street from Nick's that has a small patio. I believe dogs are ok there.
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malianana
December 14, 2018|
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Response from scooter_vista | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but Nick does not offered Happy Hours, they might offered during Summer Hours.
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datich
July 27, 2018|
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Response from NickCo_Hospitality | Property representative |
We do have wonderful gluten-free options! Please know our menu items are made fresh to order, and some items may be modified to accommodate a gluten-free diet. Simply let your server know and they will guide you through... More
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