Nick’s at the Pier or Nick’s at the Beach it’s just about the same to me. The menus are about equal. The outside building for Nick’s at the Beach appears a bit nicer but the view (of the water) is better from Nick’s at the Pier.
They do sports quite well at Nick’s. ‘This two-story restaurant offers the best of both worlds. Downstairs you’ll find a light and airy, casual, California-style restaurant and sidewalk café where smoking is permitted. A total of twenty main course selections prepared by talented Chef Scott McElroy. Mouthwatering fresh seafood is the house specialty. We always serve the best catch of the day, fresh from the market.
‘We also serve great-tasting steaks, chicken dishes, savory apple brandy pork chops, pasta dishes, crowd-pleasing sandwiches, and salads fresh from the garden. For desserts, order our warm bread pudding with a Bourbon caramel sauce. Upstairs at Nick’s is where the party begins. Whether it’s sports you want or a friendly game of pool, you’ll find it here. We have 29 TVs, 16 beers on tap and a great ocean view from our outdoor deck where you can smoke (smoking is allowed here). This is what makes Nick’sSan Diego’s best neighborhood restaurant’…
I had the BLACKENED CHICKEN With melted Swiss cheese, Napa cabbage Chipotle Mayonnaise. It was $9.95 and Nancy did the SMOKED TURKEY with melted Swiss and Dijon Mayonnaise for $8.45.
The food there is really good and the service was even better. Some sports bars can get rowdy and partial to the other teams, but this place is more sedate. During football season, you can earn points for free beers and with the friendly crowd and employees I think this place is a winner for me.