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Nick's San Clemente

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213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Laguna Niguel, California
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Everything on Nick's menu looks wonderful, but I am a huge fan of Buttermilk Chicken, and this dish at Nick's was PERFECT. First of all, the chicken is boneless, two breast pieces with a coating with just the right amount of crunch surrounding the moist and tender chicken pieces. Served with a house-made biscuit, mashed potatoes, and a grilled ear... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was at Nick's on March 8, 2016. I arrived just before 6 pm. I was glad I was early because the place steadily filled. We were seated on the patio which provided an "open air" ambiance. The wait staff was very good. The food was alright but less than I expected. Chilean Sea Bass is a real treat. while... More 

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San Clemente, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Well crafted drinks , fairly knowledgable about food allergies 😘 Loud but nice place to relax and have a nice dinner.

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Thank RDelloye
San Clemente, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Great food, great drinks, great service. Great wait if you don't time it right or don't have a reservation

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Green Valley, Arizona
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We liked this restaurant very much. The quality of the food was comparable to Nick's Mexican Restaurant! My only complaint was that the excellent wine menu was somewhat over priced.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Don't miss the Coconut Margaritas! My party shared a variety of appetizers and we were pleased with each one. Parking is fierce on the week-ends but worth the walk and the wait.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

At beautiful San Clemente, one of Nicks restaurants is located. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays,(there is a charge for birthday/ cake slice). Indeed American food at its best! Great wines and drinks. Excellent Service

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I went there after another restaurant did want to seat me, because that is what happens to single travelers. Anyway Nick's gave me a nice high chair table seat and a ordered a Nick's melt sandwich with warm potato salad, which was big and rich. I really liked the tasted and texture of the potato salad. Also the sandwich was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The atmosphere,food and service all top notch! The shrimp app is so different and delicious.Sea Bass was my entree and was the best in the west! Love this place

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San Clemente
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

San Clemente's place to see people and to be seen! Excellent atmosphere. Casual to Adult Dress. Fun place to meet with friends for drinks, dinner, or just dessert. Nice place for special occasions as well such as anniversaries, birthdays, or wedding parties. Food is delicious. Good variety and selections. Butter cake for dessert is something that cannot be described in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
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.

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