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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Poseidon reviews from OpenTable diners
215 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (185)great for outdoor dining (180)special occasion (101)great for lunch (91)romantic (78)neighborhood gem (59)great for brunch (52)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (42)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (39)kid-friendly (23)notable wine list (15)late-night find (14)Show More
  • Nothing to write home about!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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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
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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
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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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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fantastic view!
    Becky
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    .... and excellent service too. Wonderful dinner, right on the Pacific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.