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Nick's Cove Restaurant

23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713
+1 415-663-1033
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
“tuna melt” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The chowder is outstanding as is the salad with crab. enjoyed both lunch & dinner. Very popular, particular for lunch, as travelers move along the seashore-hugging highway/ Also enjoyed the warm kale salad. Go!

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick's Cove has been around since I was a kid. Then. After years of sitting empty it was remodeled in a very "in keeping" with its original look and feel which was and is a pretty great look and feel. Located right on Tomales Bay...More

Thank gsax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit to Nick's Cove in the past 5 years. Food is good, not exceptional. View is outstanding. Service was very friendly If they took the kitchen up a notch this could be 4* Loved the chowder and crab cakes.

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view and delicious b-b-q oysters. Garlic fries are yummy too. Great waitstaff and service but the front desk dining room hostess needs to lose the "programmed" feeling and be a little more relaxed. At 4:30 on a Friday afternoon when the place is practically...More

Thank smthibs
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here without reading reviews, and when we checked later and saw how great they were, we were confused. The place is charming and right on the water which is lovely. However, I had the rock fish tostadas and thought they were lacking flavor....More

Thank Moriah W
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The hosts somehow dropped our names off the list so we waited over a half hour for a table for two. We did get to sit by the window and enjoy the cove. The chowder we each started with was a generous portion but more...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Nick's Cove sits on the waterfront. It has great seafood and beautiful views. While the oysters seemed a bit pricey, they were quite good. The room we were in was not air-conditioned- probably not a problem 90% of the time but it was a bit...More

Thank pfm11
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Everything about this place steps back in time to a classic "drive north" seafood joint. The interior is a original look and the food only the freshest! Great views, fresh oysters, and other classic dishes.

Thank palmetto36
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had been driving the coast on CA 1 for a number of hours. We left Mill Valley, drove through Muir Woods, and visited a couple of lighthouses. It was well on into the afternoon, and our "free" breakfast at the hotel was wearing thin....More

Thank Morris S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We have never been disappointed at this place. We started with fresh clam chowder. It was made with just the right amount of clams,potatoes.onions and cream.,Obviously fresh. Next a few small plates of roasted cauliflower, with Dijon mustard sauce, fresh rock fish tostada, and Warm...More

Thank micyer
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15 July 2016|
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Response from johnsrca | Reviewed this property |
Check out web site for list nicks cove
2 September 2015|
Response from Jchatila | Reviewed this property |
Being a sea food mainly dishes , I hardly believe gluten free is offered anywhere on the menu, You can always check with the restaurant for any updated item on their menu for a Gluten Free item.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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