For stylish waterfront dining on Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove is a must-stop destination.
The restaurant, built on pilings over the bay, is decorated with polished wood, rustic nautical paraphernalia and an impressive taxidermy collection. Founded by Yugoslavian immigrant Nick Kojich in the 1930’s, the current owners have renovated the décor and amenities while carefully preserving the characteristic architecture. In addition to the main dining area and full bar, you can eat in the large sunroom overlooking the water or sit right outside at tables on the boardwalk.
Across the highway from Nick’s restaurant is a huge garden forming what must be the most concise farm-to-table operation in California. Farmer Brendan Thomas tends beds of herbs, greens, tubers and other vegetables in sustainable ‘rain gardens’ to supply the restaurant with fresh produce.
When you visit, be sure to take a walk down the pier to the Boat Shack, a funky outdoor shelter with seating, a piano and a guestbook.
Learn more about The Croft (Nick’s restaurant food garden)