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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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23240 Highway 1, Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages, Marshall, CA 94940-9713 (Tomales-Petaluma Road)
+1 415-663-1033
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a short two day visit to Tomales Bay we went to Nick's Cove three times! First we ordered a glass of wine at the bar and enjoyed the beautiful day at a table at the end of the pier. That evening and the next, we returned for dinner. We were seated at window tables with a nice view of... More 

Thank Maryann L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a 3 hour night kayak paddle with Point Reyes Outdoors looking at bio-luminescence in Tomales Bay, this was the perfect stop to refuel and reflect. Wood fires and heaters warmed our outsides while delicious drinks, fresh Tomales Bay oysters and tapas warmed our insides. A friendly and relaxing night spot after an amazing outdoor adventure!

Thank Margaret C
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd written Nick's off as a typical seafood tourist trap, but when planning my husband's birthday weekend I learned they had changed management, so I booked a sunset dinner. I had a great Bloody Mary. We shared the fried oyster mushroom app. Unfortunately I didn't get a feel for it because there were only three pieces of mushroom, one of... More 

Thank LaurenInSF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on our way back to Bodega Bay from Point Reyes National Seashore. Wonderful service (our waiter was originally from a town in Wisconsin 30 minutes from where we live! My son had oysters for the first time, all the food was luscious. A couple of us had fish and chips, I had a cheddar burger. We shared a... More 

Thank WisconsinProf
Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with friends, and the food was awful, especially the oysters. Marshall store is way better!! Also had calamari and sauce was awful as well. Too bad, because the restaurant has a great vibe and atmosphere. I would only recommend going for drinks. That would be fun.

Thank asdfasdfsad
Sonoma, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Server Manuel very attentive. Waterfront table, very good oyster platter, shrimp louie and full bar.

Thank geminidancing1849
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were not expecting much along this section of hwy 1. Pleasant surprise. The was above average. Loved the cauliflower salad. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank boord
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A friend that lives in Napa recommended this place when we told her we were driving to the coast. It was pretty good food and totally worth the trip, for the views alone. Although I was not blown away by the Oysters (I got the Oyster platter... I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to taste a few, I... More 

Thank MJakes627
Odessa, Ukraine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We drove north of San Francisco to enjoy the superb oysters at the oyster farms located at Tomales Bay. Unfortunately they had been closed that day so the only way to get some oysters was to visit a restaurant. Unfortunately we selected 'Nick's Cove'. The place looks nice, the interior is rustic. We got a table by the window overlooking... More 

Thank HONkiev
Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife and I stop here frequently on drives up Highway 1 - and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently fresh and well prepared, the service friendly and fast and the decor warm and inviting. After lunch, the a moment to enjoy the view from the small pier next door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?