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Poseidon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.poseidonrestaurant.com
  • Email: poseidonDM@aol.com
  • Phone: (858) 755-9345
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:45pm Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mourad Jamal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We accomodate large parties up to 50 people. One check - 4 course meals from $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Host or no host bar can be provided. We have a wide selection of wines and full bar. There is a $200 room charge. A $200 refundable deposit is required to accept your reservation.
  • Private Party Contact: Dinner: Chef Jamal - Lunch: Toni Bretzing (888) 637-3254

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private Lot
A word from Poseidon
The minute you walk into Poseidon, you’ll be swept by the fabulous view. You couldn’t be closer to the sand and the beach than sitting at Poseidon on their beautiful outdoor patio. With such a spectacular ocean view, you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets and during the right season even catch a glimpse of the whales migrating up or down the coast. The bar offers a large circular firepit, which is nice on those chilly fall or winter nights. Off to the side of the bar is a split level dining room offering every table a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. For over 33 years, Poseidon has delighted both local San Diegans and the tourists that love the beach. An excellent menu, a favorite with all the locals is designed to cater to all appetites and pocketbooks.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The best part about Poseidon is that it sits right on the beach. We have been there several times. The scallops were delicious! Lunch is reasonable. Dinner is pricey. Make sure you have a reservation."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was a wonderful restaurant,with wonderful food, and great view of the ocean. The service was fantastic. I would highly recommend. ."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Although we have been a regular visitor to Solana. Beach , we had never known about Poseidon. I had seen it on a walk and decided to try it out. Food was great, servers were friendly and efficient, and the surf side location and view was outstanding. This will be a regular spot for us!."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Excellent service, fun atmosphere beautiful view and delicious food!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Appalling service. I was given a gift certificate for my recent engagement, and told the host who took my reservation that it was a special event. Our server couldn't have been less attentive. Piles of dirty app plates on the table in between courses and generally couldn't be found. The clam broth looked like dirty dish water ;although the clams were good, the broth was lackluster. We were not told that the flatbread would be cold and not crispy, so the duck confit flatbread was a major let down that we sent back after a slice. The calamari were strips, which it didn't state on the menu, and were mediocre mainly due to a paltry amount of sauce(wanted more, but the server couldn't be found)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a great location and has an excellent daytime menu. I am not sure why they are changing things by making the dinner menu more upscale. Maybe to compete with Jakes next door. The service and management will have to improve to have any success at this. We had a bad experience at dinner, that was poorly handled. I would stick to enjoying this old neighborhood gem for breakfast and lunch only."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Poseidon was a good spot. Location on the beach. It was my first time at the restaurant and I was taking friends from out of town to a seafood dinner. The food was good, but not great. The waitress and the valet were personable and friendly. I liked Poseidon but I believe it might be a better lunch spot than a dinner spot. When I pay this kind of money for a dinner, I don't want to compete with every other table in the restaurant in order for the people I am dining with to hear me."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My experiences at Poseidon have always been good, and the beachfront location is wonderful, at least in warm weather. The only flaw at my latest visit was that the table wasn't fully set-for example there were no sweetener packets within sight. Could be the seagulls had made off with them, or perhaps my noon arrival was a little early. Nonetheless, the food was excellent as usual, and the ambience fine. I highly recommend it-just make sure to ask for your condiments when you have the waitress' attention."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "If you love great food and the beach, this restaurant is for you. I had the freshest and best prepared salmon in recent history. A little noisy on patio, hard to have conversation across table but the view more than makes up for that. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave excellent and appropriate recommendations. She was responsive to our needs and requests. We were able to get a table overlooking the ocean and the entire experience was perfect and memorable. We would certainly look forward to going there again and would feel comfortable recommending Poseidon to anyone."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with a close friend and I was amazed, I tried clams and scallops for the first time....Thank you. I love them and your restaurant. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I brought someone who has eaten at Jakes for years and never walked next door. She will never go back to Jake's. The outdoor patio sealed the deal and she thought the food was slightly better especially the salmon"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate a special birthday because I knew the food, atmosphere and service would be spot on from prior experiences I had at the restaurant. I was right! The food not only sounds good when you look at the menu with all the descriptions, it is prepared and tastes just the way it should be with a beautiful presentation on the plate. The service is perfect from the entire staff, very attentive. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Even though we parked ourselves in the lot (meters), we were still greeted by the young man at the Valet desk as we approached the restaurant. The hostesses were just as cordial. We were a bit daunted by the crowded bar — we were expecting another couple, who hadn't arrived — but were still impressed by the flow and energy of that area. We were even more impressed, however, that the hostess offered to seat us before our friends arrived. Most places wait for the whole party before you can be seated, but Poseidon seems to understand that sometimes, when arriving at a crowded restaurant, all you want to do is be seated and settled in, whether your whole party is there or not. The food and service were fantastic as well. Thank you so much!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is probably the best we had in a long time. We make a point to eat here every time we visit south California. Can't wait to be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Love this place most times but I was there Wednesday at 130 for lunch and the service was s l o w . Not the kitchen but the wait staff. Generally not as good as in the past several times. Everyone is always so nice though so if you are not in a rush the view is worth it. At least the tarp windows were down even tho it was still cold. Last time I was there a bird flew in and took another ladies sandwich off her plate!!! That's a price I'd pay for living in So Cal"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fantastic view of the ocean and sunset, with great food, service and atmosphere. Great for a special occasion or just to have a nice dinner and enjoy the view."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Very small portions and overpriced. I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I took my staff out to lunch and we had a fabulous time. A great place to eat outdoors and the view of the ocean was breath-taking."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "is the best place to eat well prepared food and watch a sunset. The air is always wonderful and so is the staff. I usually share a dinner with my guy and a salad in order to cut down on calories late in the day, but the portions are small here, so we came home hungry. We love being able to walk from our home to the restaurant- they have a great Happy Hour too."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was great. My husband and I wanted a special place to dine on our last night in Del Mar.We made reservations on Open Table one hour before we dined. Thank Goodness! When we asked for a table on the patio, the hostess informed us reservations were required. The view was beautiful. The temperature was 63 degrees, so sitting in the sun warmed our bodies. The food was delicious, from the warm bread roll, to the mixed seafood platter that we shared. The service was friendly and prompt. So prompt that we finished before the sun was down. No issues. We walked along the beach until dusk. A very romantic evening!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been to the Poseidon many times for breakfast and lunch and was always pleased with the food. So my son was in town on spring break so I thought we can't. Go wrong going there. Instead of dinner we opted for different apps. The Caesar salad barely Had any dressing, the crab cake tasted like it came out of a can and only one cake! The sliders were ok but only three for two people? The Brie was the only thing that was good. For the prices it was very disappointing. So they are lucky for their location or they couldn't Last long."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "As the title says, the Poseidon consistently delivers excellence. Don't be fooled by the understated street side appearance, the bar is warm, energetic and inviting; way nicer than next door. The patio dining is my local favorite. Overall service is timely and professional; food is always superb. Our meals last night were 10's in anyone's book. Check it out, cozy up in the bar and order off that menu to get a taste; you'll be back. Recommend reservations for the Patio (which is heated)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We love to go to Poseidon when we want to sit by the beach and have some great lobster and drinks. We've also eaten their during restaurant week and the choices are great. My only pet peeve is the vanilla infusion into things like mashed potatoes. I just like my vanilla flavoring in sweet items instead of savory"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The calamari was soggy and the cheap thick cut kind. Both the Mahi Mahi and salmon dishes were absolutely flavorless. It took the waitress 15 minutes to take our order and they don't serve bread. She never checked on us throughout our meal. It was the worst $100 we've ever spent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have the pleasure to dine at the Poseidon for many years and the service, food continue to improve each year and I recommend this locations to all my friends."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Beautiful location on the beach in Del Mar. Spectacular ocean views, excellent selection of seafood and steaks and fine sevice. Bar scene is very active on warm sunny beach days. Parking is a challenge, valet parking available."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I eat at Poseidon at least 25 times a year. It is a real favorite. They are very accommodating to requests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with lovely view of Del Mar coastline. Food was delicious and reasonably priced for the location and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "But that's OK, we were there for the food on this occasion. Of course, now that we know about the view, next time we'll try to enjoy the view a little more. Scallops and Sea Bass were quite enjoyable and the house white of Copper Ridge Chardonnay was very complementary."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "A consistently good restaurant affording a great view of the sand and ocean and pretty fast service. A fantastic place to meet friends for lunch and take in the views and the sun. Never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "It was a very good evening at the restaurant . The food was magnificent . The staff was marvelous and very accommodating . A spectacular evening at sunset was unbelievable. The prices were reasonable. The only real problem was that of parking the parking at the restaurant was closed. The resolution to this is that directly across the street was a parking lot. Ten dollars for 2 hours or twenty for four hours . It was afterthought very nice evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We celebrated my father's 80th birthday in the patio this past week. The food was was very good especially the salads and appetizera, and the service excellent. It was a little bit noisy outside but definitely worth it and we had a lot of fun. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Greeter and wait staff attitudes bordered on poor. General ambiance and staff attitude similar to a NY Diner."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The Poseidon accomodated a last minute reservation for a family event. Host staff enthusiastically went the extra mile to ensure our family was seated quickly. Service staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations. An outstanding dining experience that could have been disastrous because of scheduling error on my part."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Open busy format with most seating and tables on the casual side. Good varied menu with a bit of everything but would have expected/enjoyed a better offering of fresh local seafood. Staff attentive if a bit casual. Would have preferred having courses less hurried, no real time to just relax between. Overall a nice well above average dinner."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food is so expensive! Why? They even charge for a refill on a soda! I know this place is supposed to be high-class but that doesn't mean they should charge for a soda refill."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Always a delight! Great service, good food. Menu needs to be a bit more expansive. My guest was disappointed in the entree options."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the location and the ambience but were very disappointed in the quality of the food especially in relation to the cost. The calamari was not fresh and consisted only of strips not some of the other delicious parts. Kona Certified Angus Beef Aged Ribeye, requested medium rare, got medium well! The Kona coffee & rosemary dry rub exacerbated the overcooked ribeye. Overcooking a $42 dollar steak is a crime! I've gotten a better ribeye at Chili's at half the price! Surf and Turf, 8 oz center cut filet, it was good but not great, Maine lobster tail, again good but not great, slightly overcooked certainly not worth $100. Bottom line, I would not recommend Poseidon for dinner the quality of the food is not in line with the cost!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at Poseidon. I was on a first date, and sitting in the patio outside area made it very romantic. Wonderful view of the ocean, and then we watched a beautiful sunset. We both enjoyed our meal and wine, then went inside for a night cap in the bar area. We were having such a good time. You can't find many places that offer all of that. Thank you to the Poseidon staff for everything. My date was incredibility impressed, and I'd have to say that was one of my best first dates ever!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014