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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“asparagus fries” (33 reviews)
“cioppino” (23 reviews)
“butter cake” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the better dining experiences I've had in the past 12 months. A family member was just returning from a six month deployment over seas. We asked him where he wanted to have a celebratory dinner. He chose Nick's. We made a reservation...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group rehearsal dinner, Buffett style with all the family, about 28 people. The Margaritas were tasty and strong were one knocked me kind of out. Lucky, I didn't not have to drive anywhere as we walked back to the hotel. Service was...More

Thank Barry684
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have heard of Nick's through some friends who raved about the restaurant. We sat at the bar where it felt lively and gave us our time to be people watchers and make up our imaginary stories of others. The service was great, food was...More

Thank jhammo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food, service and atmosphere are outstanding. This is my "to go to" restaurant when I have friends come into town.

Thank deanoff52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start?!? The atmosphere is great for a small or large group...you can hear each other talk. The staff is attentive and friendly. I love so many things on their menu, but my three favorites are fried deviled eggs,spicy Asian chicken salad and the...More

Thank Janet92629
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to Nick's it's a great place !Its on Del Mar in San Clemente .After take a stroll up and down the street .

Thank Hagan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicks has good staff, delicious food, unusual drinks, fun atmosphere, easy parking, and a perfect din spot.

Thank carolynsueh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From perfectly crafted martinis through the appetizers and main course, we had an excellent experience at Nick‘s. The asparagus fries are delicious, and their Chilean Seabass was one of the best I’ve ever had. Service was outstanding, never rushed, always attentive staff, and delightful open-air...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Menu simple. Drinks fantastic. Service amazing. Definitely looking forward to a return visit soon. The butter cake is really a winner.

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is just like the Nick’s in Laguna Beach. Same menu but a little bigger space. Service is always awesome. The menu is fun with items like fried deviled eggs which are not to be missed. The fried chicken is delicious. Pricey but worth it....More

Thank Rudypup
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12 May 2017|
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Response from Hchan777 | Reviewed this property |
They have their own parking lot right behind them and there is also free street parking as well as several city parking lots.
12 May 2017|
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Response from bottmansc | Reviewed this property |
Parking in downtown San Clemente requires a little time and patients - don't be afraid to park on side streets and walk- it is a great little beach town and if you like to eat, the walk is good for you
25 November 2016|
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Response from NickCo_Hospitality | Property representative |
We have breakfast until 12:30. Technically not a "brunch".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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