Poseidon
Poseidon

Poseidon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.poseidonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8587559345x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Bar Hours Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, 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 8886373254

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Poseidon reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (181)great for outdoor dining (169)special occasion (100)great for lunch (86)romantic (80)neighborhood gem (48)great for brunch (48)good for groups (41)fit for foodies (41)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (33)notable wine list (19)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (15)Show More
  • Not our first time there but was as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    good as ever. Spectacular views, great food, great service. Had out of town guests that always request the Poseidon when they come.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food by the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food with a great view. Right on the water with views of waves and blue sky. Food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View Great Food Great service
    Lisamac
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took our friends from out of town to Poseidon. We were celebrating 2 birthdays. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and even though they were packed, our table was ready. We sat on the patio and the view is not to be beat. We were able to watch the sunset. Our server was delightful and very attentive. We were a table of 8 and every person loved their meal. It was great experience and I highly recommend Poseidon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovey
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've really enjoyed our visit to Poseidon, very friendly service and delicious food, the Mediterranean seafood linguine was just perfectly delicious and the opa fish special was just delightful, half price bottle of wine special was also pleasant touch, not to mention the marvelous ocean view and the wonderful sunset. enjoyed our visit very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's on the beach...
    Mello
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's on the beach in Del Mar. The food is actually pretty good and the service is OK too...not that either of those is the attraction here. It's on the beach, it's a good time, you should go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Setting
    Betzer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Poseiden is dining on the beach. I recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for great food in a outstanding sunset beach setting. The service was great and the food was very good. Don't worry about getting cold they bring out heat lamps once it gets dark to warm thing up. Simple a wonderful experience. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will be going there again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drcliff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, magnificent beach and ocean views. Good service and excellent lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sweetgal
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    !st time making a reservation online..............When we arrived our table was ready and a choice of out or in. Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and did not feel rushed even tho it was vary busy. Parking a issue. Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forgetable food
    swimmer59
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Poiseidon is a gorgeous setting on a sunny evening, however the food is barely average. Typical for San Diego, pretty place, pretty people, pretty average food, nothing memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night at the Shore
    Okiefoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A vacation find! Loved our table right next to the beach. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was a excellent! Most of all the view of the surf and the antics on the beach were very entertaining! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Dinner at Poseidon
    Epicurean
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We dined at Poseidon last Friday night - 3 adults and 3 kids aged 9 to 12. The view was fabulous from our deck seats and we got to enjoy the gorgeous setting sun as entrees were served. Seating was tight in the restaurant and deck, and the noise level was certainly vibrant. A great community place. Service was friendly and prompt and the kids menu had a good variety of healthy meals. The kids loved the tomato basil soup and cleaned their flat iron steak plates! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Views!
    luvsandiego
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our party greatly enjoyed the food and views at Poseidon! For starters, we had the clam chowder. For lunch, we had fish tacos and salmon with mashed potatoes and spinach. Service was friendly and prompt. Water views were incredible! All in our party enjoyed it immensely! Although the atmosphere was energetic, we could still carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Ray75
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Make sure to make reservation because this place is very busy during sunset and little after, especially on the patio. But it is right on the beach and they do have a spot light beaming right into the ocean at night so you can still see the ocean even when it gets dark. Staff is friendly and quick. they do explain menu and answer all the questions but do not bother you much so it is great! Food. If I could I would eat there daily! Their fish menu is amazing. Swordfish was excellent, moist and very nicely cooked. Chilean Seabass even better. I am really running out of words here but the food great! This is a place to go, don't think twice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al fresco dining on the beach.
    JimmyJames
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ask for an outside table, and enjoy the beach and ocean view. Mere feet from the beach, the people watching isn't bad either. Ambiance is friendly without the High-end snootiness. Staff was fairly attentive, although our server's vibe was a little tense. We ordered drinks and a bowl of clam chowder to start. My wife ordered salmon and I ordered the swordfish. Our food arrived quickly, but the clam chowder never made it. Both fish dishes were a nice visual presentation, and the portion sizes were ample. Very flavorful combinations ingredients and sides. The fish was cooked perfectly - very moist and tender. Prices are on the high side, but you get what you pay for in quality food with a nice ambiance and great setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Beach Hot Spot
    philthegreat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of the best lunches I have had. The food and service was excellent. Very vibrant restaurant and beach location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunset dining
    martiniplease
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were seated in time (and earlier than our reservations) to see the beautiful sunset! The wait staff was great, and the food fantastic. The only issue was other diners rushing out to see the sunset were in the way of those of us sitting outside. But you can not hold that against the place, people believe the world revolves around them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was OK....
    DaKloza
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I took visitors from out of town for lunch there and made a reservation on the outside patio which was excellent. The food was just "OK," nothing spectacular. There was a spice in the Chicken Quesadilla that I didn't care for at all and gave most of my meal away. The view is great but table are very close together which makes it a bit hard to move in your seat. When I got up to leave, I felt my shoes were completely wet! I had fabric wedges on and evidently there was water on the groud and it soaked up while I was dining. Just be careful what shoes you are wearing if water on the patio is a common occurrance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poseidon Restaurant
    Chowhound
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very good spot for an oceanfront dining experience or a relaxing cocktail. People watchers will love the the amateur vollballers, boogeyboarders, surfers and sunbathers. Very manageable food, beverage list. Nice wine list and the Steak/Lobster Surf & Turf was excellent . . .my medium-rare Sirloin was was "melt in your mouth" tender. I highly recommend! !!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Poseidon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Made my reservation through Open Table. Very convenient way to do that. We were a party of 5 woman celebrating a birthday. We were seated right away at a lovely table on the patio with a great view of the ocean. Our server was wonderful, the food gets mixed reviews Two were delicious,one was OK and the Ono fish Tacos were outstanding as was the deserts!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lorrie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Service was outstanding. We were a party of six and every one had a great and fun experience. children's menu was quite extensive for a children's menu with some healthy choices. Every seat seem to have a fantastic ocean view. It's a fun place to go. Will definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, as usual!
    dktrjane
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Tried the mixed seafood grill for lunch; was FANTASTIC; seafood cooked to perfection, served with coconut basmati rice, yum! Always love it here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BUSS LUNCH
    eddie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    GREAT EXP RESERVATION WAS ON TIME EXCELLENT DINNING EXCELLENT SERVICE
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visiting family night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The ocean views and sounds from almost any seat in the dining room are spectacular..the service staff was very efficient however the menu lacked on choices but the food prepared was very good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Del Mar
    azmiVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    One of the very few restaurants right on the beach - you feel as though you are with the folks on the beach - you can hear the happy summer laughter and the waves rolling in and out. A bottle of wine, great food and good friends at Poseidon, what more could one ask for???? The service was very good. Clams in wine sauce - yum! Mussels in coconut yum again! This is a happy feel restaurant - sun on your back and the sea just feet away from you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Evening Out
    AlwaysOptimistic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food good, great outside seating, good service, enjoyable evening, bar drink small and watered down
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful scenery but bad service
    LittleItalian
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I go to Poseidon quite often for the gorgeous view, good food, and (usually) good service. However, our waitress on Monday was horrible. She rushed us to order (when she finally showed up at the table), didn't even greet us and tell us her name, didn't come to the table to ask if we needed anything after our food was delivered, and slammed the check on the table and walked away when we finished eating (long after we finished). She didn't even look us in the eyes. According to the check, the waitress's name was Yadira. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and we had a nice outdoor table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a fantastic time
    CarreraBev
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Poseidon the other evening. The service was friendly, timely and attentive. We had requested patio seating so we could hear the waves and watch the sunset. The staff took us to our table right away and within a couple minutes our waitress was there taking our drink order. It can get a little noisy on the patio, so don't expect a quiet dining experience. But that is to be expected when sitting on the patio at the beach. We were very please with the staff, ambiance and food at Poseidon! We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poseidon
    dinner4two
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always amazing dinner with a view, great service too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset Dinner
    lovespurple
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The setting is wonderful! Food is great. Wonderful experience for out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service needs a ton of work
    JJSD
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Such a beautiful location and the food is good and improving. BUT - Service was terribly slow and servers were forgetful and not very attentive. Waited almost 10 minutes before getting water or a drink order taken and then also had to call them back to quickly order an app b/c we were not asked. Finally they came back to take the lunch order... still waiting on the app (bread and spreads takes time??) Ordered lunch. Soups came... still no appetizers so asked to cancel. She said too late, it's already made! Great location (although the valet was full - boo) and maybe they think they don't need to have good service since people will come anyway. Disappointed for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Showcases San Diego beautifully
    Matt
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place to bring out of town visitors. Offers great food and scenic views that puts San Diego in the best light possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Outstanding
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was better than expected - flavorful but not overpowering sauces enhanced seafood plate I enjoyed. The view is second to none. You. Are. Literally. On. The. Beach.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Valet parking "Full" - unavailable to resteraunt dining guests. I had to find alternate parking and walk several blocks - making me late for my reservation to meet 3 friends for lunch. table for 4 had not been fully bussed slow/poor service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poseidon
    Eater2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The pistachio crusted Brie was so so good. I got fish tacos and the fish was tiny and fried way too much. My husband got the fish tacos with the catch of the day and it was way bigger. Our server was excellent. I had this before and it was better. Off day I guess.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poseidon dinner
    jsbradbury
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was great, view is great. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best location in Del Mar
    Timetodine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    On the beach. That says it all. The sun was a bit problematic out on the patio, but with the view we had, it's hard to complain. The food was truly awesome. Surf and turf was pricey, but portions seemed quite generous. Field green salad with ahi was terrific as was the same salad with salmon. All had healthy portions which made the prices seem fair enough. Definitely a spot for a special occasion, but if you want to be out on the patio, bring sunglasses and sunscreen as even with the umbrellas we still had more sun on us than we would have liked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Poseidon
    jennyp
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    As long time residents, we remember burgers on the wood patio, dressed in whatever was comfy from the beach. Today's Poseidon is just superb. Can't ask for a better view or better service. The menu offers many choices and the Chilean Seabass was amazing! Excellent presentation, delicious from every different flavor. One of the finest, by all means!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!
    pronto
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Everything was fabulous, from the food to the view to the ambiance. The service was a little slow but it was still well worth the wait. Will definitely go again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, shocking prices
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The view is spectacular. But do you have to charge $38 - $40 per entree just because the restaurant's view is in high demand? Service was ok, not commendable, and food didn't come close to warranting what you charged for it. Still, if people are prepared to put up with being fleeced, the view can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the view!
    nancever
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    You are closer to the beach/surf than any place in San Diego but, and it's a big but, you will pay for it. If you get a full meal (drinks, appetizer or salad, entree) you will pay top dollar. The food is OK but at $35-$47 for most entrees, it should be better. We will just go for drinks and appetizers next time because like I said, you can't beat the view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.