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Nick's Rockaway

100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (122 reviews)
“crab” (42 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
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1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop on our PCH trip. We had the dungeoness crab sandwich, which was delicious, but too big. We could have split one sandwich.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is average, but the vibe and view is old style-cool. Pass on the fried calamari here, its from the freezer and overly-breaded. The famous crab sandwich was good. Nice chunks of crab. Good bar. Don't park in front facing the ocean unless you...More

Thank Bev B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent location, but only marginal food. We've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it's just ok.

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found everything about this place really, really nice except the food! The location is fantastic being right on the water. The atmosphere is really great like going back to the 50's or 60's. The staff could not have been more helpful checking in, in...More

Thank robert e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crashing waves make for a great background. Seagulls float in the wind above the rolling white water. It is the calmness of this setting along with high quality of seafood like their crab sandwich and Hawaiian teriyaki skirt steak that bring families young and...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

has the feel of an old speakeasy band was playing lively crowd but not too loud so as to enjoy dinner surf was up crashing waves into the parking lot a very romantic spot

Thank redcharlotte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dine here every time we come to Pacifica. The staff, especially Tom, greet us like old friends. My favorite entree is the seared scallops, thought we haven't gone wrong with whatever we ordered. On certain nights, they have live music in the lounge area....More

Thank lindahN5347FO
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can always count on Nick's for quality of food and service, as well as a beautiful view. Because of Mother's Day, there was a special menu for brunch/lunch which was excellent. But, their regular menu is famous for the grilled crab sandwich and Hawaiian...More

Thank Dolores D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is a Pacifca tradition that has been in business for 90 years. THe food and drinks are excellent. The service is always great.

Thank ohomen171
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Odd crowd. Great staff. Hit and miss on the menu. Crab sandwich yes. Crab Louie not so good. Funky bands weak cocktails. Next night completely different. Except for you he funky band and odd crowd

Thank LbdRosie1252
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
why did they stop giving individual checks to customers?
13 June 2016|
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Response from vintagegrom | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We didn't split the check.
How long in business
3 October 2015|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
In continuous business since 1927, according to their advertisements. However, the business has been significantly expanded and modenized over a long period of years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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