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Nick's Cove

1914 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View (3300)
  • Fit for Foodies (1940)
  • Special Occasion (1782)

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At Nick�s Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Marshall every table has a stellar view of Tomales Bay and Hog and Duck Islands. The hunting lodge feel with wood burning fireplace, mahogany bar and game trophies creates nostalgic charm for the guests of Nick�s Cove. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Located a decent distance out of town, guests will find that civilization seems to have disappeared while enjoying a meal on the patio or walking along the pier with a cocktail. Dinner options at Nick�s Cove include roasted California black cod, roasted half Petaluma chicken and wood fired flat iron steak along with a variety of oyster dishes, salads and desserts.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm
Midday Menu (daily): 3pm - 5pm
Nick's Happy Hour 3pm-6pm Monday-Thursday
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Locals' Night - Every Tuesday, Live Music 6:00-9:00
Sunsets Happen Daily
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Phone number
(415) 663-1033
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Austin Perkins
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Private party facilities
This venue is a perfect escape for a wedding, holiday luncheon, corporate retreat, birthday party or any celebration. Offering a gorgeous backdrop and luxurious accommodations along with fresh, farm-to-table, seafood-centric, California cuisine. Nick's Cove is a truly unique experience.
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Private party contact
Jaimee Froelich: (888) 652-6285
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Cross street
Tomales-Petaluma Road
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Parking details
Mandated by CalTrans, Nick's Cove provides complimentary valet parking Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. On other days, patrons may park their vehicles in our parking lot which is located on the east side of Highway One.
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A great collection of local musicians provide entertainment for our Locals' Night every Tuesday. Check out our Facebook page or our website for detailed information on who's playing.
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Special events & promotions
We welcome special events such as oyster and wine tastings, wine maker dinners, local farm-to-table dinners, antique car club outings and artisan food producer seminars. We host farmer's dinner with Marin Organic as well as our monthly Vintner Dinner series. For additional information, please see our Events page on our website
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.0  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Please note: Nick's Cove informed us they no longer use Open Table for reservations! They happen to have room for us but they do not accept Open Table reservations.
Service is mediocre, we had to flag the server for drinks and the check. The noise level is high. We ordered oysters which were excellent. Mac and Cheese with pancetta which was rich and creamy. Dinner failed. We had sea bass which was dry and over seasoned. The chicken( thigh portion) was fatty with tendon pieces not cut out, the romesco sauce was quite good saving the breast portion. Overall the experience was marginal for the price we paid. Lovely view but we won't be back

CharlesH (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Nick's remains consistently excellent. Fresh oysters, great wine list, perfect destination for dining.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

My wife and I have been loyal Nick's Cove customers for several years. The restaurant is in transition, but hopefully can find it's legs soon. It's a truly unique spot with an abundance of character and charm.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Nicks Cove was so accommodating to our group of 15. We are a group of baby boomer life long friends who get together once a year. The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and the ambience was perfect!!

vipHeatherW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

We both celebrated our birthdays there this year. One sunny and outside and the other hilly and inside. We loved them both and were grateful to have such great food with a beautiful view which was gluten free. The fries were a special treat.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2016

for a place that has a show stopper of a view/setting/location, the food is perhaps unexpectedly good; reliably very good and occasionally quite excellent. a fun place for dinner with friends and quiet enough to enjoy their company.

Cindy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

The ambiance and view of the water was great. The clam chowder was excellent the duck salad was fair. My husbands cobia was ok. Server did a good job.

SB007 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

Delicious fresh food, in a beautiful part of Marin.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

oysters were delicious and worth the drive. IMO a bit too expensive.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

Out meal was really good however the service not so much. My husbands lunch came out 15 min before mine and my daughters. He was done eating before we even got our food. He felt bad about eating before us but he had fish and chips and it only tastes good when it's hot. Overall it was still a great experience and we will definitely go back.

vipElcardon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

The food is excellent. The clam chowder is the best on the North coast. The shrimp Louie is made with fresh lettuce and delicious large shrimp. The service was spot on.

viplive2eat (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

Food was not up to delicious quality of previous numerous visits. Service was understaffed so slow and negligent. Very surprised and wondering if new chef/ kitchen turnover was the reason.

vipEats (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

I wish the menu would change more with the seasons. Hoping the new chef will do that. My husband and I go there several times a year - the food is reliable and good, the bar is great, but the menu is getting stale and too predictable.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2016

I'm from outside California, and have been fortunate enough to dine at Nick's Cove twice the past couple of months while taking loved ones there for a special birthday evening. Love the food, the ambiance; one of my favorite restaurants ANYWHERE. Great service, too!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

great food, portions little smaller than hoped for but overall great experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

Great place, food service and , and very friendly staff.

We will definitely go back.

Thank you!l

vipLGuerrieri (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

I was extremely impressed with the fact that when the restaurant called to confirm our reservation they let us know there would be a wedding party there that night. They told us the kitchen might be a little slow. We did not encounter any slow down food was very good as usual and our server was very good.

vipsuperduper (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Things have gone downhill here since Kuleto own/ran it. The view and setting is great and will never change, but the prices are *very* high for the current quality level of the food. Might still be good for a drink and oysters, but despite our local access and many meals over the years, it's gonna be a long time before we come back to try it again.

RRMA (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2016

This restaurant was disappointing. Being on Tomales Bay, one would expect local seafood to be plentiful and of high quality. However, there was no salmon and very little crab on the menu. The fish on the menu were from Hawaii and the northern Pacific coast. The clam chowder was mediocre at best. It must also be said that the oyster dishes were excellent and the vegetable dishes tasted were very well done. However, the high prices and the disappointing menu undermined our dining experience. If Nick's Cove wants a high rating, they will have to work harder at providing more than nicely done oysters and vegetables.

LauraL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2016

We spent three days and nights here with four cousins and our spouses and it was fantastic. Our rooms were gorgeous, luxurious, beautifully decorated, cozy, romantic, mega-comfy, and fun. Concierge and wait staffs were helpful, friendly, fun, and patient. Food and drink were terrific, from freshly-baked scones to home-brewed ginger beer, mixed drinks, and great wine list. Fresh oysters, clam chowder, on and on...! Snagged the boat shack one night for a private clubhouse dinner--what a hoot! Best reunion sver--we Will Be Back!!!