About Nick’s Fish Dive

Welcome to Nick’s Kitchen and Oyster Bar. We are proud to offer traditional American Comfort Food with an edgy new spin bringing the freshest, high quality ingredients to your table in a relax yet vibrant atmosphere, spectacular patio view and a fun craft bar supporting local breweries and boutique wineries from California, South America and Europe. The Oyster bar hand shucked Oysters are brought every day fresh from the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast offering a wide variety that makes us unique. All this in the best location of The Waterway at The Woodlands, TX. An experience You won't regret it!

20 Waterway Ave., Ste 105
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Oyster Bar, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 - 9:00 pm
Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Waterway Square

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 419-8885

Website:
http://www.nicksfishdive.com/

Executive Chef:
Justin Santellana

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nick’s Fish Dive Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was really good as usual. However, the prices are too high for this area. If these stay at this level, Nick's won't make it. It was Friday night and not close to an expected crowd.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Not very good.

We asked to be seated on the deck which was very nice. We could hear the fountains nearby.

But the food was just not very good. My husband and our friend both got the fried shrimp and oysters. Just kinda dry and tasteless. I had the lobster roll which was saturated in dressing and had a strong herb flavor. Couldn't really taste the lobster for everything else that was going on in the roll.

Service was good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was made from scratch... Biscuits and gravy, scratch... Chicken & Waffles, amazing batter and obviously made from scratch. Bottomless mimosas btw!

Their menu has changed a few times, but that just keeps them creative. We ordered soul food most places serve, but they don’t do it like these guys.

We’ll be back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely evening We will be Back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Staff was extremely gracious. Great ambience overlooking the river walk. Food was delicious!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The oysters were cold and salty; ideal for early in the season and post-Harvey. We particularly enjoyed the octopus /scallop salad. A real treat. Oh, did I mention the perfect martini up front.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was very good. Server was very nice as well. Would love to see a bit more Variety of Oysters.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Only reason I did not give food more than 3 stars is because their on line menu is nothing like the actual menu. There were 3 dishes I was interested in but not one of them was on the actual menu. Very disappointed. The waiter said their web designer did not do her job well. Need to make a change then or add dishes back to menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The first time I dined here was for Mother’s Day brunch and the food and service were great. The second time was for dinner and I must say, I was a little disappointed. The service was slow, and the food was mediocre. Oysters were just okay as I expected more from an oyster bar. I will give it another try.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The oysters were out of this world!! Had the stuffed salmon and it was amazing!!! Tried the husbands grits and didn't want to stop eating them!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Raw oysters good and reasonably priced. Rest of food was poor. Certainly the worst food in the woodlands I have had.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was very good but the service was poor. The restaurant was busy but we still felt waiting an hour for our main course was excessive. The manager was apologetic and did knock something off our bill to make up for it.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Unfortunately we left without eating. We waited 15 minutes and was not acknowledge. We had reservations and the table wasn't suitable for 4 with a high chair

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good restaurant with a creative menu. They do not have Beefeaters Gin which is bad.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent food and wine / beer list. Due to their busy Sunday brunch, they were out of some menu options, but they worked with us and found excellent, delicious options. Locally owned, not a chain which is nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Beautiful restaurant but the atmosphere was strange, appetizer was not good, expensive cocktails for the size.
We saw many different people seating & serving tables and it wasn't busy at all.
The background music was not very appealing and they had MMA fighting on the television...we even left with a couple fighting loudly at their table!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was ok, but not as great as it has been. This place has been a favorite for awhile and something seems to have changed recently. Please get back to where you once were.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Reservation and special occasion noted on reservation was not acknowledged when we walked in. Was on a Sunday, so not busy at all. Restaurant is touted as an Oyster Bar, only 3 different oysters advertised that day but only 2 types of oysters were available. Waiter said they hadn't received their delivery yet. I like the different types of beer offerings to pair with oysters however one of the beers was not available and if I had ordered the flight with oyster pairing, it could not be fulfilled. I do want to point out the atmosphere was very relaxing and our waiter was fantastic with his service. My main course of stuffed trout was very good. I'd like to revisit again, when they have more oysters to select from and beer to pair with.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Everyone really enjoyed their entrees and the service was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The menu looks good but unfortunately the flavor left much to be desired. I tried the gumbo which was not good at all. The oysters were pretty good and was definitely the best thing I had however the lobster tail seemed to lack flavor. I live in Providence and the New England area so maybe my standards were too high.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful nice view to the waterfront good service

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Food was good but pricey. Parking is an issue. I was told they would validate parking at the garage nearby and the validation was not done correctly at the restaurant so when I got to my car I found out too late to do anything about it so I had to pay for parking. That kind of damaged the impression we had of the restaurant overall.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Service just wasn't very good and we thought it a bit pricey.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing food, and pretty view at night on the balcony. .Let me repeat myself ...The food was WONDERFUL!

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

From the hostess to the waiter, the service was not great. The food was pretty good and it's a pretty cool place. It appears that management needs to address some things with the staff.

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Eggs Benedict English muffin was hard and over salted. The oysters and dessert saved the meal though!

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was extremely slow. I became ill after eating here.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Upon being seated we were advised it would be 45 minutes for the kitchen to prepare food. We purchased drinks and left. Our particular table was VERY brightly lit. Our server was overwhelmed.
Nicks has potential but unfortunately we won't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our waitress was terrible she had a bad attitude I was out of water for over 20 minutes finally had to ask another waiter for a refill waited over 40 minutes for our food which wasn't very good. Waitress never came back that ask us if we needed anything will never go back

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was good but the service was terrible. We waited 35 minutes for a waiter to come to our table and the only reason we got one was the manager had walked by and seen me looking for another place to eat on my phone. The wine was quite a bit more than the web site menu had listed. Once we had a waiter the service was ok but still slow. To top it all off when we paid my card and another tables were mixed up. We were told the manager had mixed them up. If the manager would have seemed to care more that would have gone a long way but he did not.
We will not be going back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable on the various drinks and menu items. I was not impressed by the oyster. We ordered one dozen gulf oyster. Two were milky and simply dissolved. Three were frozen and stuck to the shell. I had a mojito which was fairly watered down. My date had beers. The lobster bisque and shrimp/grits entree was delicious; however overall I was not extremely impressed to make Nick's a place we would frequent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was decent, but the service was HORRIBLE. We had to ask for silverware, drink orders multiple times, and food items that were supposed to come with the meal but were just completely left off the plate. Our server was nowhere to be found numerous times.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Convenient location on Waterway. Food is good and there is enough variety to please most anyone. Found the price point to be a good value for what you get. Overall enjoyed the dinner. Will return.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food is always very good and the service is exceptional! Nice location and good views from the patio.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 26, 2017

To start off it took a short while for the hostess to seat us. I had made a reservation on open table and it was not received by nicks but they had extra tables. It also took a while for our waiter to appear although there was plenty walking around. Atmosphere was nice and food was good just not much of it for the price. May try it again but if everything is the same the second go around it will be the last.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 26, 2017

By far the worst service and food all around worst dining experience in a long time. I hate to leave such a damming review but I don't want anyone else to waste a nice family night out on such a terrible restaurant. It will shut down in less than 6 months guaranteed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 9, 2017

My family went there for the first time and we had a good time. The food was good, the service was friendly and prompt. We will def be back. The menu is just big enough to have some variety, but not too big to get lost in the menu. They do a few things but they do them well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 21, 2017

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

Tags: Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I took my wife on Valentines day and I am a bit disappointed because when I booked the table 3 days ago, No one mentioned today was going to be a set menu and an expensive one at $78 per person for an appetizer (one for 2 people), a main plate and a shared dessert.

If I had known this I would not have gone there.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Oysters were excellent. Mahi Mahi was so-so, but not great. Don't bother with the lobster roll - it's more like a $20 salad sandwich with almost no lobster (Very disappointing).Might give this place one more shot, but will definitely try something else on the menu next time.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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