Poseidon
Poseidon

Poseidon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.poseidonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (858) 755-9345
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Dinner Monday - Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Poseidon reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (166)scenic view (164)special occasion (91)great for lunch (78)romantic (73)neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (50)great for brunch (37)vibrant bar scene (36)good for groups (35)hot spot (35)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (12)notable wine list (11)Show More
  • Fabulous Outdoor Dining!
    GailCVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Fabulous location for outdoor dining! This is the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful beach lunch. We ordered the Fish and Chips and the Thai Chicken Salad and were pleased with both meals. Our server Nancy was helpful and friendly. We plan to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    mark
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Once again, I had a terrific meal at Poseidon. I no longer live in the area, but visit when I can. I had the opportunity to introduce two friends to Poseidon and they alos loved it. We had a warm table on the patio with a great view. The food was exactly right and tasted wonderful just as I expected. The wine special of the evening (half-price) was another nice thing, we enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like we were in Tele Viv
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loved the ambience, food and service. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable as Always!
    dritchhart
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch very much. We arrive 20 minutes early and stayed for almost two hours, yet never felt pushed to vacate for other guests. The waiter was very attentive, the atmosphere delightful and the food was very good. A very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poseidon-Fine Beachfront Dining
    PetesPicks
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food is good not great. But how can you beat the scene, especially beachfront dining and there's plenty of tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, great service and the del mar beach as a back drop, cannot beat this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic ambience
    casualdiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Pleasant and romantic ambience. The food and drink, especially the Mojitos, were good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food choices
    lovelunch2
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    A group and I were celebrating a birthday and it was a beautiful day to be outside at the restaurant. But we were seated in the sun and had to ask to be moved indoors. That was fine but should have been given a choice upon arrival. Everyone liked the food but since one of our group is celiac, she had to have gluten-free food. There was only one selection that was labeled gluten-free. It would have been nice to have more than one choice. Restaurants should have gluten-free bread available.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful day celebrating birthday
    dktrjaneVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Poseidon always a great place to dine and extra special on birthdays. Food always good and view to die for;
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch at Poseidon's
    GettingBetterAllTheTime
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My wife and I had lunch with one of my college professor's (San Diego State 1968-1971). Originally made reservations for the patio, but ended up eating inside, only because it was a little windy and cool (full sun, though). I had the fish and chips and my wife and friend had fish tacos. Great food, nice portions and very good, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waitress Sammantha was very lacks. We had to ask other servers to get her when we wanted to order anything. The wine list in the bar & @the tables we different.more bottles to chose from at the bar. The food and persentation were great. The mud pie was good. I'd go back because everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Incredible service. Friendly, non intrusive, comfortable. The view of the ocean was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View-Good Food-Small Portions
    NorthCountySampler
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of the most spectacular views you'll find in the area. Time your dinner for sunset if possible. Food and service was excellent but, like many such restaurants, the portions were small. Had a hot dog when I got home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Setting!
    AZMO
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    You can't beat the setting, overlooking the ocean. I ordered the bone-in ribeye steak and it was delicious. My companion had the a fish dish with coconut sauce, which was also delicious. Our server was great as well. A very nice evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & Fun
    Jdubsuper
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The reservation was easy to schedule. The total food experience was very tasty and the portions were more than adequate. The server was helpful in descriptions of the entree and appetizers. Table location could not have been better so the dining experience was superb and we will Definately dine at Poseiden again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok, service could improve!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Super slow service and she only had 3 or 4 tables! Asked for a refill on my Arnold Palmer and didn't Get it until I finished my entire meal and requested multiple time, water glass was also empty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Lunch
    birthdaygal
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I took my friend to Poseidon for her 50th birthday. I made a note in the Open Table section to this effect. Although the food was delicious and the scenery was gorgeous the service was medium and there was no mention of my friends birthday. It was all fine and I am sure my friend did not notice but it was her 50th and I am not sure if the restaurant read the birthday note. FYI
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Arguably one of the finest places in San Diego. The food was perfectly seasoned and portioned. Cooked just right. The outside scenery is second to none with a perfect sunset dinner with the loved one
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fablous birthday celebration again!
    FoodieAlison
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been going to Poseidon for over a dozen years, since before they remodeled. Since then the place is gorgeous and the food continues to be outstanding! Love going there for lunch on a beautiful sunlit day to take in the ocean and enjoy the great food as well as going there for a beautiful sunset and dinner. Fantastci, says this foodie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • maxs
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and service at the Poseidon was awesome as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambience
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Poseidon is a beautiful restarant offering outstanding ocean views. What a lovely place for wine and calm chowder at sunset.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a View
    Eatinggood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I am so happy. Made reservations because that allowed me and my friend to dine outside and really enjoy being on the beach, without though would have placed us inside which is fine, but the whole point is to be outside where the noise level is not so loud and the hearing of the waves crashing on the surf. Valet parking fee was very reasonable. Customer service was great from start to finish and the food was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cozy and romantic
    FirstDate
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    First time here and enjoyed a very romantic and relaxing dinner that felt like it was on the beach!!! Great food, lots of good local seafood choices, great service. Was recommended to me and I will pass the word on! Great time and I will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    greatview
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We have a wonderful time. The view and food was fantastic. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent well priced food in a gr8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Excellent well priced food in a great setting. Good presentation, quality and taste Waves providing a wonderful sound accompaniment. Can not have a more natural setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to write home about!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Aside from the great ocean view this place is nothing to write home about. We made a reservation for 7pm on a Saturday for which we checked in at 6:40. We were not seated until about 7:30 and by the time the food came to our table it was 8:20. If the food was a homerun I would have said it was worth the wait, but at best it was tasteless. My two friends ordered the exact same filet mignon from the menu but were noticeably different; one was about 8 oz and the other was about 4 oz. My coffee-crusted porterhouse tasted like it had been crusted in instant coffee because there was zero flavor. We will probably never come back here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous outdoor ocean view setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We wanted an outdoor lunch for our birthdays almost literally on the sand. This Del Mar restaurant fits the bill. The only drawback was the noise of all the people outside, and the fact that a 3 foot high cement wall separates the dining area from the sand. It was crowded on a Friday afternoon and service was slow. We had to wait in a line of cars for nearly 15 minutes to drop off the car for Valet parking. Otherwise, it was a perfect setting for a lovely afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful beach settig
    Roxy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    beautiful place. we ate outside and the beach was amazing! this is a very expensive restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful inside and out
    Didntlvenoughtip
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Couldn't be a better view or service. We couldn't have had a better server, Devin. He was really the best, couldn't be better. His service was perfect, he was there when we needed him but didn't constantly keep bothering us. He knew his job and had all the answers to all of our questions. An all round good guy. He's a keeper.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary night out
    Inspired
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    At first walking in the hostess was very friendly and made sure our spot was perfect for our celebration of our wedding anniversary dinner. Waiter was attentive and took care of our needs, could of been a bit more warm/friendly but I am sure he was very busy being a Saturday night. Dinner was great. Hostess knew it was our anniversary and was very friendly with well wishes to us on our special day. ONLY thought was, which it isn't expected, but thought maybe a dessert would of been given as a treat for celebrating our day there. But overall, evening was very nice. be sure you get there before your reservations, valet was full, had to pay $15.00 across the street. a bit of disappointing to pay, there parking area for valet is small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Afternoon
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The restaurant accommodated our request for outside dining and the food was great......the service was very attentive....which all added to a beautiful afternoon. Could not have asked for anything more. Thank you Poseidon for always coming through
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view and great food
    rlbazgirl
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We alway eat here when visiting Del Mar. The cioppino is is excellent. The patio is the perfect place to watch the sunset. They have a wide variety of items for the kiddos as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    peter45
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Have come here for decades and the owner still carries on. We are both getting old but don't change the place. I thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alofteh
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I like this restaurant and I was happy with the service but my guests were not and thought the service was not good and the waiter was not friendly with them .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EAter
    EAter
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We celebrated my 71st birthday at Poseidon. We got there early and were seated on the patio with a beautiful view of the beach and sunset. The seabass, steak, porkchop and cioppino were absolutely delicious! The Caesar salad was disappointing to say the least; skimpy, no flavor of anchovies. My husband asked the waiter to bring some anchovies for his salad and he did. They were delicious. The service was perfect. It was a memorable birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had never been to this restaurant and came from Arizona to celebrate our anniversary dinner here. Absolutely wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Diner with sunset
    JeffP49
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I went to diner here with my lady friend. Never have had a more romantic place to have diner sitting at the beach, watching the sunset in the pacific. Next to that the food was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    lynda
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We celebrated my birthday dinner at Poseidon. We usually love this restaurant on the beach for lunch. It is Restaurant Week, so the place was full to capacity and very noisy. The waitress seemed to want us to "hurry up." She brought the dessert menu before my son finished his dinner. Parking, as usual, was a nightmare, but you can't beat the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reflections
    hostingguests
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was excellent EXCEPT the tails were left on the spinach and at these prices that was not acceptable. The wine, at 1/2 price was priced right and was quite good. The valet parking, at $5 helped us avoid the hassle of hunting for one. All staff were courteous, especially our waiter, Kevin. The restaurant is too pricy for us to be used except for special occasions, but for those it is super.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MtbikejohnVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was slow and not nice. The glare from the sun was blinding inside, needs add a window shade.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.