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Poseidon Details

  • 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 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: 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Always amazing dinner with a view, great service too!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The setting is wonderful! Food is great. Wonderful experience for out of town guests."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was great, view is great. Will definitely be going back."
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went to Poseidon twice in one week. Love the ocean and the view. JULY IS TOURIST SEASON AND VALET PARKING WAS FULL. Parking across the street is difficult to secure and pricey."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was great, service was horrible. They tried seating us indoors even though I had reservations for the patio. So we had to wait because it was full. The seating is crammed on the patio, horrible layout. The service was awful, took about 15 minutes before our waitress even came over to introduce herself. Food took over an hour apparently the kitchen was backed up. Beautiful view, I don't think I will be going back there."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My friend wanted to eat at the beach but didn't know where. I chose Poseidon. She had never been there. She got there before me and was seated at our table and text me that she was there and the restaurant was amazing! She was so excited and said I couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for lunch! Only down side is it has limited parking and will cost 3 times more to park if you have to park in paid lot across street to come early or later in day!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The night we chose to dine was the night the restaurant introduced a new menu. I was looking forward to the soft shell crab appetizer and the rack of lamb for my entree as we have dined there a few times before. Both were gone! I was quite disappointed. However, we did have the spring rolls which were delicious, and the cioppino and Chilean sea bass which were also good. I don't think I will drive that far for those entrees which are available ocean-side nearer to our home. Also because of the new menu wait staff was not as attentive as they have been in the passt."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our third time at this place and while we have had okay experiences in the past. Our waitress took our food and drink order right away and then disappeared. After 20 minutes and no drinks or bread yet I had to go looking for our waitress who was busy socializing with coworkers. She had someone else bring us our drinks but we never received our bread. We had to ask random workers whenever we needed a drink refill but our waitress never . While we occasionally saw her taking social breaks she did not return to our table for nearly an hour, dropped off the check without even asking if we wanted dessert or anything else, and then walked away. We witnessed other people receiving equally bad service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Super fun, great food, AMAZING view... Service was on time"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant 5 or 6 times and each of my previous experiences had been positive. However, the rib-eye steak I ordered this visit had absolutely no flavor. They claim Certified Angus Beef on the menu, but I have my doubts. Stick with the sea food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "you are on the sand, can hear the surf, but the patio is quite noisy. Everyone talking pretty loud and music playing. Perhaps a later lunch will be less crowed/hectic. Food is good, parking is a nightmare.."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Right on the beach. Nothing between you and the water but the sandy beach. And the food is always super yummy. Only complaint is that it took a lot longer than normal to get our dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Been to Poseidon few weeks ago for the first time for a farewell dinner with a group of 12 people . The seating outside was amazing with the beach right next to you and the food was delicious . Had calamari for the first time and it was oh so yummy . Made reservations to go there again when my husband came back home from an overseas deployment and again the whole experience and the food was amazing . If I ever come back to San Diego will for sure come and eat there again . :)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It's been a while since we've been to Poseidon and the restaurant has changed for the better. The menu is more sophisticated and the food was excellent. The fish was fresh and the portions were large. We sat on the patio and had an incredible view of the ocean as sunset approached. The service was impeccable and the food came out quickly. I wouldn't call it relaxing but the noise level was much lower than I expectedf given how crowded the restaurant was."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Poseidon fantastic view of Del Mar beach. Great menu selections, attentive wait staff, food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our dining experience was outstanding. We were recommended by a friend and couldn't of been more pleased. Was greeted at the door by friendly smiling faces. Wait staff was great! Our waitress Nilmin (don't know if that is the proper spelling) was outstanding. Very attentive! Ambiance was perfect. Food came out in a timely matter! We will definelty come back the next time we come to visit California."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I know it's in a tourisy area but restaurants with menu items $30+ for dinner should not allow guys in sleeveless t-shirts and baseball caps in for dinner. It takes away the entire 'nice dining' aspect"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I made reservations for a ocean view. All I saw was a dirty table and the the view of the restaurant. The food was ok the service was ok. Next time I'm going next door."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Always have a great time here. Good food, great location; can't beat meeting friends, enjoying a meal, and watching the waves and sunsets"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I REALLY want to like Poseidon. The views are great, and each time I've gone, the service has been really good, but it's just that the food is kinda "meh." Nothing really stands out. The calamari was OK, but not great, the sauces taste like they came from Trader Joe's. The rocket salad was pretty good, but the Mahi Mahi had zero flavor. I just find the food uninspiring. Each time I've gone before, I've set inside and this time, I remembered to request the patio. It's crowded, and the night we were there, the heat lamps made it an inferno. My guests seemed to like the place, but I can't tell if they really enjoyed, or were just being polite. It's not awful, but if it weren't for the views, it just wouldn't be memorable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I took my mom here for a belated Mothers Day dinner where she requested the beach dining to watch the sunset. This was perfect. We sat there right next to the sand for over 2 hours and the waitress did not rush us at all and was happy that we were enjoying the evening. The food was just spectacular. I got the Lobester Tail and my mom got the Surf & Turf, we did not speak that whole time the food was just so good. Go! You will be happy you did."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have invited two clients to the restaurant and find it provides good food and a relaxing setting. We are scheduled to go again soon. For me, it is all about the waves and sunset."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant. Had a great dinner, a great server, and a great table. We'll do it again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Right on the beach and food is always good."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Halibut was sadly overdone and service was sadly slow. More servers are needed for the Wednesday lunch."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I can't think of a better place to be on a San Diego sunny afternoon on the Summer Solstice for lunch than Poseidon. The day was perfect, the ambiance, sights and sounds made you not really want to go back to work (AKA "Sad Hour). Your so engaged with the surroundings they could serve you a flip-flop and you probably wouldn't notice. But they don't, and the food was very good. Always the right portions and the flavors spot on. I had the 'Fish Tacos" which were teaming with the right ingredients and sauces. Service was always there and attentive."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Otherwise, it was a great experience, and we understand that this is temporary during kitchen renovations."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Food is always wonderful and you can't beat the patio for close to the ocean dining!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014