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“Great food, nice atmosphere.”

Nick's San Clemente
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Ranked #2 of 234 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Nick of San Clemente is a great restaurant for gathering with friends, the food is delicious and reasonably price. Unfortunately they don’t have a special desert for guest Birthday celebration. They should start that tradition and will attract more patrons.

Thank jenniferdP2057XX
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

What a very pleasant spot for a date! It’s a bit loud but the food and drinks are well on point!

As the evening progresses from light outside to dark, inside the restaurant becomes very dimly lit its dark, bring a flashlight if you want to get around.

We sat at the bar, I ordered burger my friend ordered a fish sandwich. The burger was just about perfect. It’s bun had the perfect texture, the meat was delicious, flavorful and with the right amount of cheese. The blackened fish sandwich my friend had was a little big for easy technical enjoyment. Not much of a sandwich and more of a stack of delicious food needing to be broken down for consumption.

Parking in this cute part of San Clemente is very challenging. However there is a secret parking lot behind Nick’s building.

Overall this place is awesome, ALL the staff was super helpful, nice and warm.

Thank TradewindsHD
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were in San Diego for a quick trip and wanted to meet some old friends from Orange County. We met at Nick's and, boy, am I glad we did. First of all, we were stuck on the 5 and arrived over 40 minutes late. Even though the restaurant was busy, they still held two tables for our large party. When we arrived, they were super-helpful and took care of our kids and got our food in record time. The food was fresh and delicious. The drinks were great as well! We all had a great time reliving memories and making new ones. And we thank the staff at Nick's for making our get-together all the better!

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1  Thank SKP41218
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 30th at our favorite restaurant Nick’s. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Our server Nicolette was tremendous and the manager Justin made us feel like we were the only ones there. Great attention to detail by both without smothering us. Can’t say enough good things. Serving size was enough to allow us to bring some home for lunch tomorrow. Can’t wait. BEST RESTAURANT IN SOUTH OC. WAY TO GO NICK’S!

Thank sageOC
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and cocktails. There is something on the menu for everyone. Reservations are a must or expect a long wait.

Thank TBarbanell
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