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“Amazing”

Nick's San Clemente
Ranked #2 of 229 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 2, 2014

During our recent trip to Orange County from the UK, we visited Nick's in San Clemente a few times and loved it.
The service is excellent, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is buzzing. Make sure you book and don't be late or they will have given your table away as they are so busy! Only criticism is it's a bit dark.

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Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Incredible food. Try the signature butter cake for dessert--scrumptious. We had braised ribs, a steak and a salad, and all were absolute perfection. The atmosphere is cool and sophisticated, a nice break from the casual beachiness of all the surrounding restaurants. A touch loud, but if you get a table by the sidewalk you get best of both worlds: people watching and a more quiet retreat. Be prepared to wait... and wait... and wait.

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Thank PucksterColorado
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Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a busy dinner spot... think run of the mill food with a California price tag. The only thing worth eating here is the steak salad. I will admit... its pretty good... but that is about it.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Every time we have a chance to dine at Nick's, we find something new. The Bloody Mary with the deep fried stuffed olive is just one example. This is one of the busiest restaurants in San Clemente and one of the best. They are just exceptional. Try them!

1  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

The only reservation we could get on a Saturday was at 4:15, but it worked out fine. We had a very short wait before we were shown to our table. Our server appeared right away and, as busy as the place was, she would stop by several times to ask if we needed anything. I ordered the center cut filet and it was scrumptious! I had told them ahead of time it was our son's birthday, but also hoped there wouldn't be a group sing by the servers. Instead, at the end of our meal, our server handed a card to our son, which was personalized and signed by the staff. Nick's is a bit pricey but the food and service was worth it! I will definitely go to Nick's for another special occasion!

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Thank irishgirl48
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