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Nick's Rockaway

100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
+1 650-359-3900
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“club sandwich” (143 reviews)
“crab” (55 reviews)
“eggplant fries” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding restaurant, great food, great service, and great views at a reasonable price. The menu is not only seafood, but other american food also.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I haven’t been to this restaurant in 20 years. The crab sandwich is just the way it was years ago. Plenty of crab between thick grilled bread. We also had a crab Louie which was outstanding with a cup of soup size...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Pacifica to visit San Francisco and points south, and knew of Nick's from previous trips. We arrived late because of San Jose traffic, and were in the restaurant in the last hour they were serving - but both the food and...More

Thank CaliforniaMike2013
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We ate here as it was next to the sea Breeze Motel. It has a bar area with tables to the sea and a restaurant area. We chose to have a drink in the bar area as its more relaxed. They do some great bar...More

Thank romagerry
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Pacifica and was directed to Nick's for dinner. What a Fabulous meal. We couldn't decide on which appetizer to try so we got both the warm feta cheese and roasted garlic and the smoked salmon and trout. They were both fantastic. The portion...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Our group of 7 had 11:30 am reservations. What a treat! We can recommend the sausage, gravy and biscuits, the fish tacos, the fish and chips, the oyster po'boy, the shrimp and avocado, and, of, the Dungeness crab sandwich on sour dough bread. A little...More

Thank Elizabet74
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a beautiful location but is less impressive because of the view of cars in the parking lot. The food is plentiful but very average. The decor is worn and tired. There was live entertainment. It is a popular place for an...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My Mama used to eat here when she was younger and I remember hearing about these sandwiches from a young age, but my parents never brought me around to get one. So one summer when back home I finally got to try one. My life...More

Thank Anika T
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Nick’s has a Rat Pack vibe from the Vegas style old school signage and interior but to me that was charming. It’s not a modern restaurant in any sense at all so that may not be to everyone’s taste. It has an enviable position overlooking...More

Thank Dungdeane
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Stopped for lunch here based on reviews and were happy with our choice. The food is good with generous portions and the service was outstanding. Tasty sundaes too.

Thank saint974
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Angie P
17 July 2017|
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Response from OC-RaiderFan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed this, but is totally a family place with lots of seating.
13 June 2016|
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Response from vintagegrom | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We didn't split the check.
4 October 2015|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
In continuous business since 1927, according to their advertisements. However, the business has been significantly expanded and modenized over a long period of years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-359-3900
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