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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 9 min
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Clemente was the half-way point to meet my son for dinner as he lives in San Diego and I was at a conference in Long Beach. He selected Nick's and it was the perfect spot. We didn't have to wait even though we were...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has good ambience and is always crowded with lots of people. Good food and drinks and located downtown close to beach area.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ya gotta have the steak salad with warm potato salad under the greens..... soooooo Amazing that I crave this dish!!! Enjoy

Thank lynnracke
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We stopped in here a year ago and had a great dinner. We stopped in again this year and still find it to be one of the best places to eat. All of the staff are very pleasant and friendly to talk to, the drinks...More

1  Thank Vikingtravellers
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Nick of San Clemente is a great restaurant for gathering with friends, the food is delicious and reasonably price. Unfortunately they don’t have a special desert for guest Birthday celebration. They should start that tradition and will attract more patrons.

Thank jenniferdP2057XX
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

What a very pleasant spot for a date! It’s a bit loud but the food and drinks are well on point! 🍸🍹🥂🍷🥃 As the evening progresses from light outside to dark, inside the restaurant becomes very dimly lit its dark, bring a flashlight if you...More

Thank TradewindsHD
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were in San Diego for a quick trip and wanted to meet some old friends from Orange County. We met at Nick's and, boy, am I glad we did. First of all, we were stuck on the 5 and arrived over 40 minutes late....More

1  Thank SKP41218
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 30th at our favorite restaurant Nick’s. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Our server Nicolette was tremendous and the manager Justin made us feel like we were the only ones there. Great attention to...More

Thank sageOC
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and cocktails. There is something on the menu for everyone. Reservations are a must or expect a long wait.

Thank TBarbanell
Reviewed August 6, 2018

good, good, good, good, good, good been there many times never ever disappointed in food or service very clean I have enjoyed everything from Hamburger to Prime Rib and the fish is fresh n delicious

Thank frank s
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Questions & Answers
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
Rick B
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia Bell N | Reviewed this property |
It's a fun, happening place. If want intimate dinner in a booth dine a bit later, or earlier.
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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