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) #1 of 51 Restaurants in Rancho Palos Verdes $$ - $$$ American, ,
6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
+1 310-265-2800
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (24 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“pretzels” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic experience. My 2nd time here and the staff was very nice to us. I had some folks there with me who only spoke Spanish, and our lovely waitress spoke immediately and willingly in Spanish with them. THAT was cool And we all ordered the...More

Thank DDASILVA1114
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a delicious lunch on a picnic table, in the sand, under an umbrella watching dolphins in the ocean. Everyone enjoyed their lunch.

Thank NanaSteer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece's son was visiting from New York. We were going to have dinner at Bashi at Terranea. But I also wanted him to experience the sunset from Nelsons. We had a couple of drinks and had mussels and avocado dip as starters. It was...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is only 3 or 4 stars at best. But service was very good (I care about that a lot since we have a 10 month old baby with us). View is amazing. If you are not staying at the resort, just park at a...More

Thank KSC75
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was hoppin when we arrived on a Saturday night. We were told there was a hour and a half to two hour wait so we gave our cell number and went out to their adjoining courtyard to listen to the live band and...More

Thank Rantablin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual dining on the cliffs of the Rancho Palos Verdes.Great views of the ocean breaking on the beaches below, along with the beautiful Point Vicente Lighthouse. The restaurant is part of the Terranea Resort, which was built on the former grounds of Marineland. Outdoor dining...More

Thank kpburgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to enjoy going to Nelson's Bar. The view, food and service are very good. But lately they have a new rule. You can only reserve a table there if you are a guest at the resort, and very frequently they are closed to...More

Thank zoeAC2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice table overlooking the Pacific. The staff from the valet to the hosts were very nice. Our sandwiches and cold beer hit the spot during an impressive sunset. Friday night the special is a prime rib French dip and it was good.

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nelson's never disappoints. The food is delish and the cocktails and choices of beers and wine are always enjoyed by my guest. My only issue is the lack of customer service and experience from the hostesses and wait staff.

Thank oliviasU5644WQ
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a very popular place. It's casual food and my burger was very good and my husband loved the fish and chips which he is picky about. The only thing wrong at Nelson's in the Hostess staff. They need to be retrained ASAP. The...More

1  Thank Jan S
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Jay M
30 May 2015|
Response from Michael F |
Good afternoon Jay, No, we do not serve monk fish at Nelson's. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance. Best, Zack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-265-2800
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