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Nick's Cove Restaurant

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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
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Berkeley, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ten of us had lunch at Nick's Cove and we were seated facing Tomales Bay. The food was very good, ranging from Crabs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Clam Chowder, Macaroni and Cheese, and oysters with barbecue sauce. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We will come back in the future.

Thank FarmerRK
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Raw oysters, cooked oysters, clam chowder, prawn Louis salad... oh my... how delicious! We also tried two sides: roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, both were prepared in an incredible manner. In lieu of dessert, we ordered a seared halibut which melted in our mouths and was so amazing - we ordered dessert: can't remember but it was something with pumpkin... More 

Thank Tahoesasha
Millbrae, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight here tonight . The kitchen was horribly slow. We both ordered pork chops after waiting for one hour my husband's pork chop was raw-red raw. They took it back to the kitchen. I gave him my chop as we waited. It finally came out! In the end, they said it was thicker than mine. No adjustment... More 

Thank Maxmollygigi
Healdsburg, California
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While a bit off the beaten (wine country) path, a trip to Nick's is worth it -- whether for a meal, a cocktail at the bar, or a weekend getaway. Food is excellent and well-prepared, and if you get the right waitperson, service is classic (our server appeared a bit green). A good menu selection ranging in shared plates, delicious... More 

Thank ConcoursRider
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

California type cuisine with accent on Oysters served in a variety of ways. Very friendly and informative staff.

Thank 00slevin
Kentfield, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at Nick's a few times, but the last visit I was quite disappointed with the dinner menu choices. They used to have a delicious oyster po' boy which is no longer available, even on the lunch menu. The dinner menu is formal with no roadside diner choices, such as fish and chips or a gourmet burger or... More 

Thank fussytraveler49
Watsonville, California
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306 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iconic old school spot on water. BBQ oysters are fantastic. So are Bloody Mary's & Moscow Mules - homemade ginger beer! Truffle fries are addicting. Good food . Menu changes daily.Crowded on weekends!

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of business meetings we wanted to eat oysters at one of the famous oyster places along the sonoma county coast, however that turned out to be quite a challenge since most them close at 5pm or even earlier. We ended at Nick's cove, one of the few that was open in the evening. We started with their... More 

Thank Marjo1187
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137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for a couple of drinks on our way along the coast. Very classy bar, with an exceptional selection of brands. Our server was exceptionally professional. Excellent views from the bar.

Thank Citimowse
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was atrocious, half the items were sold out. Food was good, but portions were ridiculously small. $30 for a fish entre that was maybe 2-3 ounces. Have been going there for around 30 yrs, but never again.

Thank Barbara I

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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?