Featuring knotty-pine walls decorated with stuffed game heads plus an exceptional view over to Hog Island and the Point Reyes Peninsula, Nick’s Cove Restaurant has a comfortable old-time feel. A marble chef’s table--known as the Hog Table--is equipped with red leather-covered bar stools and features a selection of raw oysters (they also are available cooked), and a glassed-in deck beckons on warmer days. The mostly locally-sourced menu features fresh local seafood, including oysters, rock cod, and clams (for the chowder) from Tomales Bay. When Dungeness crab season is on, the crab cakes (made with very little filler and perhaps some smoked paprika aioli for a little kick) are hard to beat, but the restaurant is known for its crab mac ‘n cheese and also prepares a crab Louis. At lunch, the crab Benedict and burger with housemade brioche bun and pickles are choice. Dessert includes hand-crafted s’mores for two—perfect for roasting in the restaurant’s fireplace.
At some point you’ll want to visit the charming little boat house at the end of a 400-foot pier; snacks and drinks can be delivered or taken out there.
More things to do in the Point Reyes area.
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