A Guide to the Restaurants in Nice, CA

Formerly known as Clear Lake Villas, Nice, CA is located in Lake County and is 4.5 miles southeast from Upper Lake. One of the major highlights of this town is Clear Lake, which is surrounded by several restaurants and more than one Nice Inn. Three must-visit restaurants in Nice are the Boathouse Bar (pub food, cheap price), Harbor Restaurant and Lounge (moderate price, Chinese and American cuisine), and Marina Grill (pizza and Italian cuisine, moderate price).

Boathouse Bar
2685 Lakeshore Blvd.
Nice, CA 95464
(707) 274-2534

Not too far from your Nice Bed and Breakfast, the Boathouse Bar is a great choice to grab a cold drink after spending all day boarding or skiing. Overviewing Clear Lake, the bar is not limited to just beers and wines, but also features a full bar with a good variety of mixed drinks and beers on tap. The Boathhouse is well known for its large and generous portions. The appetizers are big enough to share between two people. Popular choices for appetizers are the fried calamari and onion rings. Both of them are battered with special seasonings and are never too greasy. If you are really hungry, it is a good idea to try the burgers, such as the patty melt (grilled rye bread, grilled onions, Swiss cheese, and 1,000 Island dressing). For a different taste, replace your grilled rye bun for a peppercorn crusted patty.

Harbor Restaurant and Lounge
4561 E Hwy 20
Nice, CA 95464
(707) 274-1637

Also located by Clear Lake in Nice, the Harbor Restaurant and Lounge is a great option for picky eaters. Chinese food is a crowd favorite and this place serves up big portions made with fresh veggies and proteins. There are daily lunch specials that include an entree dish with egg rolls and soup, and your choice of chow mein, fried rice or steamed rice. There's also American cuisine and there are options for children. If you'd like to sit on the outside patio by the lake, be sure to make reservations. The Harbor Restaurant and Lounge opens Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m to 10 p.m. Last but not least, this restaurant has a full bar.

Marina Grill
3707 E Highway 20 #5
Nice, CA
(707) 274-9114

This is a great local pizza place that delivers anywhere in Nice and the nearby areas. While it caters mostly to the pizza crowd, the Marina Grill does have a wide variety of dishes that range from hot panini sandwiches to calzones and pastas. There are salads for the vegetarian crowd, but keep in mind that most include cheese, so if you're lactose intolerant be sure to ask the waiter not to put any on your salad. Order the deep dish pizzas, because they're tasty and authentic.