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
214 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (185)great for outdoor dining (179)special occasion (97)great for lunch (90)romantic (78)neighborhood gem (58)great for brunch (49)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (45)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (35)kid-friendly (21)notable wine list (18)late-night find (14)Show More
  • Love the patio!
    annivevent
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've reserved a table next to the seawall on the patio about 10 times now over the past 7 or 8 months. The view up and down the beach and right out into the waves is really exciting and beautiful! Such an ideal location to take any out-of-town guests! Talk about ambiance!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great views!
    seefoodluver
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We specified a beachfront table, and one was waiting for us when we arrived. Our waitress was spot on, but the bus service left something to be desired. Not enough set ups, even when the food arrived. Nice varied menu and everyone enjoyed their food. Lobster/crab cake appetizer ore than enough for a full lunch. The view is spectacular and perfect for out of town guests. We would return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beach1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent food ~ exceptional ~ service was top notch which is unusual for San Diego area.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great taste
    fatchance
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. Parking was a bit of a hassle on the weekend. View is fantastic and were just in time for the sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I ate here with my family on Saturday and we made the perfect reservation time at 6:45pm and was able to catch an amazing sunset! We requested to sit outside on their patio and right there in front of you is the ocean! You can dress casual or dress up-either is fine. I ordered a Mango margarita, Pistachio Crusted Loch-Duart Scottish Salmon, and for dessert, a Kona Coffee gelato. All very tasty! The service was average-our server kept telling us to hold on since she always happened to be in the middle of something. Other than that, the food and the view was perfect! Will definitely come back to try more dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I booked this restaurant not knowing the restaurant, or the area of Del Mar, but simply going with the recommendations on Trip Advisor. My mom and I took my aunt to celebrate her 70th, and it was a perfect celebration! Great seafood linguine, and amazing steaks, and the sunset was perfect, too! Also, our server was excellent! Reserving on OpenTable was so cool- really appreciated that service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very romantic place for dinner.
    LD760
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very good food, great ocean view great food very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Poseidon!
    PalatePete
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We saw an ad on a local map and so decided to book a table. We were beyond pleased with our experience! Delicious food, great service and unparalleled view/ambience outdoors for sunset. You've got to make Poseidon a stop if you're visiting the North San Diego area. Very romantic and the sea bass was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, mediocre food.
    2gocoastal
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Sitting right on the beach the view is fantastic. Best time to go is for lunch, or happy hour. The expensive dinner items are not that well prepared. We had lukewarm, runny mash potatoes, and soggy asparagus with our filets. The bread rolls are some kind of awful pretzel rolls?? We prefer the standard crusty sourdough rolls served at most nice seafood restaurants. The restaurant needs a remodel, pics on line make it look better than what it is. It's dirty and run down looking inside. Screams toursist trap.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waves crashing, sun shining
    lynda
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Eating lunch on the patio of the Poseidon is right on the sand. Food is delicious, well prepared, nicely presented. The wait staff are attentive, but the parking can be a nightmare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and views!
    Eastcoasvisitor
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fun atmosphere, great view of the sunset, food was excellent, especially the Chilean sea bass! We were there with business associates and it was a perfect setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Dinner w/ Husband
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food and view were amazing. We arrived at 5:30 for our reservation and were able to sit front and center for the sunset on the patio. The service was "off" and not what I would expect for such a high caliber restaurant. Little things, like asking for bread 3 times and silverware after the main course was delivered soured the experience a bit but overall an amazing find. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super sea bass sand ribeye
    Smitty
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great view setting sun,fresh air by the beach. Food good and will go back. Loved the deck area,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • david
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    One of the best restaurant for the romantic ocean view. The selection of food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely view
    Corky
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Best steamed clams ever plus killer burger!! The cocktails were cold and delicious and service was spot on!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Poseidon never disappoints. Amazing view, good food and a fun atmosphere. We were lucky last time there to witness a wedding on the beach.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • linzee
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    One of the top places to take friends from out of town. Great ambience and view of ocean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everyone (4) in our party were more than happy with the food, which was great, along with the service and view. Will definitely be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Location, location, location - on the sand. We sat on patio but it looked like just about all the tables had an ocean view. Major bonus for such a located venue - good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate