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Nick's San Clemente

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213 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4006
+1 949-481-2200
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here based on reviews and was not disappointed. My husband and I came on a Thursday night and luckily didn't have to wait but the restaurant was busy. Very modern feel, dim lights, real candles on the table. We ordered off the Winter dinner menu, for the appetizer got the fried asparagus with ranch, super yummy. My husband got... More 

1 Thank Julesrulles
San Clemente, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great but the noise level is really bad. It is so difficult to have a conversation with friends.

Thank LLExplorer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After neighbors and friends raving about this place nothing to rave about. Food had to go back not cooked to order. Felt sorry for the wait person. Super loud one and done

Thank san juan mom
Laguna Niguel, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we have been to Nick's the food has been wonderful. The whole wall facing the street open so it's almost like eating outside. A bit noisy for me but we have had a nice time every time we have gone.

1 Thank Bob L
San Clemente, California, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their food. Every time I ate here the food was wonderful. Their staff is very professional. Need to be seated up near the door. In the back it is very noisey.

1 Thank Mary C
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've frequented Nick's numerous locations and I'm never disappointed. Great location - easy strolling and shopping on Avenida Del Mar. Great open air side of the restaurant. Bar is always full. Great food - try fried deviled eggs and kale quinoa salad. Great friendly service too. Bravo!

1 Thank SoCalIrish
Dryden, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a very enjoyable evening. We dressed boat casual and had great food, I had a steak and my husband had seafood. loved the food, loved the drink. The evening was enjoyable, the night was perfect.

Thank shelleyluli
Three Rivers, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant. There are many selections to choose from on the menu. Some of their dishes are uniquely prepared. They also have an extensive wine and drink list. The waiters were very friendly, helpful and professional. Our server, Emanuel was the best! We highly recommend you stop in for dinner or lunch.

1 Thank Patricia L
Oklahoma City
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from Oklahoma, I was a little suspect ordering fried chicken in SoCal. The waitress suggested it and it was some of the best restaurant fried chicken I've ever had. I would also suggest the Black and Blue Mojito.

1 Thank Terry M
Cleveland, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of this restaurant before and when I was visiting family my brother took me here. What a lovely treat. Everything on our plates was cooked to perfection. I had the Chilean sea bass and it was served with yummy spinach and potatoes. The deviled egg appetizers were great and their desserts were fantastic!

1 Thank Melissa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?