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Nick's Rockaway

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100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Garden Grove, California
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been coming to this restaurant for over 30 years. The view of the crashing surf through the giant windows is spectacular even after dark. There is a full bar, live music and dancing. And then there's the menu. It has all the great fish dishes along with many Italian style dishes. It's even good for a late breakfast or... More 

Thank ronald t
albuquerque n.m. 87120
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered the fish tacos and our friends had the crab sandwich. Everybody was impressed with the food. We arrived before our reservation time and found seats in the bar area where we ordered appetizers and beers. Very friendly and helpful wait staff. Beautiful views of the bay. Reasonable prices, too.

Thank Marcus4
Denver, Colorado
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928 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,095 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember Rockaway Beach from my childhood & wanted to stop at Nick's for the crab sandwiches - they were delicious! Great service, unique, local hang-out with beautiful ocean views.

Thank denver60
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for a snack and also whale watching and the sunset was a icing on this beautiful scenery. There also a live band on certain days and they were very good. Food was good but the atmosphere was better. I have been there a few times.

Thank Gina R
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicks is the hot spot in this beach community. It overlooks the beach and has a very "local" feel to it. The crab sandwich is their speciality and I would highly recommend it. Bring a friend to share it with because the portions are large. They have REALLY good garlic bread but make sure you pack some breath mints. You... More 

Thank Mychelle F
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the Holiday Inn went to Nicks on a Saturday evening - extremely busy and obviously very popular. Good bar area - live music - and large restaurant. Booked but couldn't be seated until 8.45 pm. Nice food and wine at $30. Dancing afterwards was a great way to end the evening. Very popular with local people on... More 

Thank David E
Laguna Beach, California
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257 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to go against the #1 ranking but it's not the best place we've eaten in Pacifica. Starting at the bar, Joyce was more interested in chastising workers than serving drinks or taking orders, 3' away. Sent us the wrong appetizer than offered a free beer, should have sent it back. Got seated, waiter was nice but he messed our... More 

Thank OC-RaiderFan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Always great food. Love the crab sandwich. Sharing is welcome. Live music and a dance floor. The wine list is amazing.

Thank Patricia T
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for ages..rather old fashioned..but in a comfortable way..many people seem happy with things as they are now. Some updating might be in their future though..buildings don't last forever. I was here with a small group for lunch and got the crab sandwich and chose the eggplant fries..which is fried eggplant, rather than fried potatoes. Very... More 

Thank readytogoJapan
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We arrived at Nick's Restaurant yesterday afternoon for a late lunch after taking a lovely drive along the coast. The place was buzzing with people which we took as a good sign and so decided to take up the 50 minute wait for a table. We went for a walk, then had a drink from the bar while enjoying the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-359-3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?