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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” (34 reviews)
“butter cake” (33 reviews)
“cioppino” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great atmosphere and good food. The only reason not to get 5 stars was the hostess. If you have more patience than I do, your experience will be phenomenal. it is however more of a place for adults than kids.

Thank 817Alex
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Saw that it was rated # 1,and got a recommendation from a local. Wouldn't call it best in town, but haven't been everywhere yet. Great cioppinno and good service

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The food was good, but it is VERY noisy. Could hardly hear the waiter and other members of our party. Too noisy for a family get together, and awful for couples. The wine was very expensive, and the beer choices limited.

Thank David_P_Denver
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in San Clemente for one night and looked up on here where to go... So we went to nicks! Lovely atmosphere, modern clean restaurant. Staff friendly! Cocktails Amazing!! I had the salmon & my partner gd the seafood mix- both were incredible! Then...More

Thank carmentom2014
Reviewed October 2, 2016

A companion who lives in SC took me to Nick's. What a great restaurant that's known by all the locals. It's busy at night so you will have a wait, but it's well worth it. You can hang at the bar while you are waiting....More

Thank 820crystalb
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my daughter's birthday here, it's one of the families favorite places to go. Recommend making reservations because it gets really busy. Staff is friendly, professional and knows what they are doing. Drinks are always filled, table is always cleared of debris (my father-in-law loves...More

Thank KimAndRobby
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Nick's is an absolute favorite for lunch or dinner in San Clemente. The place is always busy but I've usually been able to find room at the bar with little problem. Food is amazing. Staff is super friendly and attentive to customers. It's not inexpensive...More

Thank Chaps W
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Very interesting, "high-end" place. Great menu, great food, excellent service, good location. Extremely interesting interior décor.

Thank Hunter003
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Fantastic place for young old and in between !! Great service, great ambiance and above all, great food!!

Thank Y9999QLsusanm
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is now one of my favorite restaurant in all of SC! Not only is the restaurant atmosphere modern and sleek, but the food has always been great. I recommend the grilled artichoke, he fish or steak. Baked potatoe is only available after 4( or...More

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Rick B
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Response from Cynthia Bell N | Reviewed this property |
It's a fun, happening place. If want intimate dinner in a booth dine a bit later, or earlier.
May 12, 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.
May 12, 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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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