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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713 (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
+1 415-663-1033
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Oakland, California
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are less pricey options on the menu, especially at lunch. The clam chowder, for example - very tasty too. And the garlic fries (ok not that healthy but very tasty), and the asparagus (tasty!). Beer is a decent price but wine is typical CA pricing. On a rainy or cold day the outside back patio is covered and offers... More 

Thank GPToak
Northern California
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352 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch after a hike near Inverness. This place has lots of history and the decor is homey and comfy if you like animal heads and antlers. We had a table right on the water and enjoyed looking at the bay while we ate. The food was OK, nothing spectacular - the clam chowder was good, but had... More 

Thank Chelsea42
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious but on the pricey side. Lovely view and a fun walk to the boat shack. You can even order food to pick up to eat at the boat shack. Delicious BBQ oysters.

Thank Kira O
San Lorenzo, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch on our way home after an overnight trip in Mendocino. The clam chowder was yummy with chunks of bacon, clams and potatoes. The lemon drop martini was good and the BBQ's oyster were great! We will be back!

Thank Maria M
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a table for nine for lunch, and had a wide selection of their seafood and received good service. The patio seating overlooks the bay, and the inside seating has good views through the large windows. The BBQ clams could be a little bigger and better flavor, and the clam chowder was not up to par. The raw clam... More 

Thank Willardo
Alameda, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Arrived at Nick's, waited 20 minutes for a table, then were shown to window seating looking out on Tomales Bay. We each had 8 barbequed oysters, followed by salads:hers was kale and something, mine was avocado and little round orange fruit. About thirty minutes after we started eating, we notice the tide was going out. Then a man with a... More 

Thank teddybeeear
Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The setting is perfect. We visited on a chilly Saturday in February. The food however is very ordinary. The clam chowder was bland and over priced--no oyster crackers or a sprig or parsley. Tasted like they started with a commercial soup base. The local oysters were excellent--should be at $4.00 a pop. The grilled sandwich was so butter soaked it... More 

Thank 76sbca
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stopped in Nick's on our drive North on Hwy 1. Luckily we were there at Sunset as it was beautiful overlooking the cove. We had the raw oysters and a trio of baked oysters. As much as I love raw oysters, I just say that the baked oysters are something I will crave. Another person at our table had the... More 

Thank casa1234
Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

On a short two day visit to Tomales Bay we went to Nick's Cove three times! First we ordered a glass of wine at the bar and enjoyed the beautiful day at a table at the end of the pier. That evening and the next, we returned for dinner. We were seated at window tables with a nice view of... More 

Thank Maryann L
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

After a 3 hour night kayak paddle with Point Reyes Outdoors looking at bio-luminescence in Tomales Bay, this was the perfect stop to refuel and reflect. Wood fires and heaters warmed our outsides while delicious drinks, fresh Tomales Bay oysters and tapas warmed our insides. A friendly and relaxing night spot after an amazing outdoor adventure!

Thank Margaret C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713
    (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: +1 415-663-1033
Nick's Cove, an historic restaurant located on the gorgeous shores of Tomales Bay, offers local, fresh and sustainable food that is tasteful and simply prepared. Our wine list also features treasures from local wine-makers as well as wines both organic and conventional from New Zealand, France and Spain. For complete menu details and wine selections consult our website at www.nickscove.com.

Don't forget to take a peek at our 12 beautifully restored cottages! We accept OpenTable dollars in the hotel as well as the restaurant.

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