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Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hoteldel.com
  • Phone: (619) 522-8490
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily for Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking validation given through restaurant (with min. $50 spend). Parking is available in adjacent west lot off of R.H. Dana entrance. Valet parking is available at Main Entrance.
A word from Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Signature entrees are prepared in the exhibition oven. A special children's menu includes original takes on traditional childhood favorites. The bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks and California 's premier wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Have been coming to San Diego for many years. We decided to come to Sheerwater for lunch to celebrate my Wife's birthday. The food was good. Not so sure it was worth the price. We were seated outside on the porch overlooking the water. However our table was behind a metal grate that blocked the view. A patron a few tables down from us, obviously had a few too many drinks, was conversing with people at another table by yelling the whole time we were there. Another couple who had been sitting by him got up and changed tables. The service was slow. In most places the server would anticipate your needs. We had to ask for boxes to take leftover food home. We also had to ask for the bill after sitting there for ten to fifteen minutes."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I made the on-line reservation 2 hrs before leaving the houseand wasn't expecting much. We were seated right on time and got the outside table with a direct view of the waters! (no table in front of us) Melissa was excellent and very gracious as she patiently described Sheerwater Restaurant even tough it was just a buffet brunch. But it wasn't JUST a brunch. The variety was amazing, a lot of pastry choices, fruits and main course! There was a point when we have to wait for about 2 minutes for new china at the buffet but nothing to be upset about. And the pricing was very reasonable considering that it is part of historic Hotel del Coronado."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My evening at your restaurant was a highpoint of a much-needed and long anticipated vacation. Kudos to your waitstaff (forgive my poor memory. I should have written down the names) and chefs for making it such a treat. It's always a delight to eat at the Sheerwater and visit the Hotel Del."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Have been to Sheerwater many times and have always had a great experience. The ocean view, the service and the food are consistently excellent...except this time. The service and view remain outstanding, but lunch was disappointing. Three out of five in our party ordered the "Crab BLT" and all three found the meal almost inedible. As one friend put it, "The sandwich would have been much better if they had left that nasty crabmeat out of it." I will most certainly be back, but will warn everyone about this sandwich."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our experience has been wonderful the past two years with our large family occasion. The snacks for the children are healthy and great to hold them over as the adults order appetizers and drinks. The food is wonderful and the service has always been exceptional. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very delicious meal and great choices if you want something quick for dinner and you want to experience the Cornado Hotel"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great location ; i always feel like i'm on holiday. Quality of food and value not as good as it has been."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food is OUTSTANDING! and the ocean view is amazing. The buffet has an incredible assortment of items and beautiful and clean presentation. I loved the egg white veggie frittata and the chorizo hash browns. They even separate the crispy bacon (my preferred) from the less cooked. One of the best breakfast's I've had at a resort in a long time. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " When we we're seated our waiter came over and started telling us about his two daughters and things we had in common with them. We were not interested and tried to let the waiter know this. We placed orders for appetizers and four entries.We finished the appetizers and then we waited and waited. It was at least twenty minutes until two other entrees came out. Nothing was said about the delay. Then the waiter told the person who did not get an entree that it would be out in a few minutes because "it was being made fresh" for him. So now after half an hour we did not have all our entrees and we were all upset. Our waiter was no where to be found. It all just ruined the evening. There was no excuse for what happened."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The wait staff seemed to be overwhelmed with the amount of people at the restaurant for a Sunday brunch, and it wasn't even completely full. Many of the food displays were not filled timely for things like the smoked salmon or the eggs benedict. Our particular waiter seemed to be a bit distracted (not sure why). we picked up our own dishes many times. the best part about the trip was the fact that we walked out to the beach with our three year old who had a blast playing in the surf. The brunch was the least impressive part of the trip to Coronado."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Love the idea of a nice dinner at The Del, but each year we go to Sheerwater, we are quickly reminded why we aren't happy there. The food is over-priced and sub-par flavor. Very disappointed the polenta as it was like it came right out of a tube, instead of fresh made, and the mussels were over-powered with the flavor of beer. The burger was great, but for $24? Service started off great, but soon we had empty drinks, never checked back and sat with dirty dishes for 30 mins, while our server rushed back and forth helping other tables. No one came to refill water or other beverages or to clear plates. My family ended up leaving the table and I waited to pay. We have visited there for the past three years and sadly it's our last dinner there."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Love this place. It takes you mind off everything so all you have to do I is enjoy life. Wonderful wonderful."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "How can you beat a view of the Pacific? Oh, I know, add an elaborate nighttime wedding reception in the distance - just the beauty, none of the noise!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Dan our waiter was very friendly and professional. We mentioned it was our 29th anniversary and he surprised us with a free dessert."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This year our annual girlfriends' get-together included lunch at Sheerwater Restaurant. What a delightful place for great food, conversation, and ocean view. Our waitress and service was wonderful. Each of us girls ordered something different and nothing was left on our plates. After lunch we took a tour of the hotel which was a nice way to end our visit to the Hotel Del Coronado."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My partner and I began our "legal union" after 18 years of being together, with a very nice dinner at the Sheerwater restaurant. It was the first time either of us had dined at the Hotel Del, the Sea Bass was very good, as was the service. I booked the reservation online and asked for a table with a view that didn't require looking over or around any other diners, and that is exactly what we got. Not to fancy not to expensive! Thank you Hotel Del, we had a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Sheerwater is a somewhat pricey buffet breakfast, to be expected because of its beach vista location at the Hotel Coronado. A very ordinary buffet without even an omelette station or juice bar. But we didn't go expecting great food. We went to enjoy the glorious Sunday morning weather overlooking Coronado beach, so mission accomplished in that respect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Although a bit pricey, all the items were very yummy. You can't beat the views and atmosphere ay Hotel Del for that special occasion. I was disappointed in the size of the Cioppino. Although very good, I typically get twice the amount of seafood at other restaurants. Clam chowder was real tasty. Great wait staff."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Not so good anymore. Hard to get ocean view due to number of large events they now put in front of Sheerwater. Music at the events always override conversation. Regarding food, the last time my scallops were over done and the trout was slimy. Food has not been up to standard for the price in a while."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went to the Sheerwater for a Father's Day lunch! Reservations were easy online and they sat us right where I asked. It was FABULOUS food and the atmosphere couldn't be beat. Our waiter Phil was very friendly and made us feel like we were his only table. It is just a great place to sit and take a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine and watch the goings on around you while gazing out onto the beach!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Picture the sound of ocean waves in the background while you make choices from eggs Benedict to egg white of let's! Brunch at Sheerwater was a perfect setting for our family's celebration of Father's Day. The staff was prepared for the onslaught of multitudes of children and the choices of food was exceptional including all the traditional fare plus a nod to those wishing less traditional like turkey bacon. A visit to the waters edge after brunch made it a perfect day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife somewhere special for her birthday. Sheerwater lived up to my expectations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Some of the menu is good, some is average at best. Service and price was great. As I expect more from the Del and there are so many dining choices in the SD market I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was good, but nothing special. Although one expects high prices in a hotel restaurant, one expects good food. I don't think the quality of the food measured up against the cost of the food. My husband's burger was $22 and it was dry. The remaining meals were good, nothing more, nothing less."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I don't think there is a better spot then the patio at Sheerwater, located at Hotel Del Coronado. You instantly feel like royalty."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We stayed overnight at the hotel and enjoyed the nostalgia of the hotel. Everything wad beautiful and we loved being able to enjoy our breakfast overlooking the ocean. We would recommend and stay again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great location, especially on a nice sunny day. Overpriced as is most stuff at the Hotel Del. Very limited buffet for mains. Most cooked items were cold or you waited for fresh items to arrive. Large dessert selection. We picked a bad day or this place not geared up for a near capacity Sunday brunch. Parking is ver limited so you might as well do valet..... plus valet is free if you spend $90 which is the minimum you will spend anyway for three or more."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Seafood and salads were great. Champagne cocktails nearby at the Sun Deck afterwards was a perfect afternoon!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend it. Esp. in the evening during sunset."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with dinner reservations here. I had been one before while at a conference. We had a great time and the food and service were excellent. I had requested a table close to the fireplace and got just that. We were able to eat and then watch the sun set and enjoy the warmth if the fireplace. My husband loved it!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food, view and price is right. I have to go back to try more food, it was so much and all soooo good!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "no hassle, in and out with great food and very nice service."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed a quiet table with my husband during travels. Ordered the grilled brussel sprouts with bacon which were very tasty and had the Sea Bass which was very memorable, definitely would eat that again."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Beautiful location for a nice buffet lunch. The grounds are well maintained. Great place to eat on a sunny warm day. Seated at the exact time of my reservation. Nice alternative to the hotel's more expensive indoor brunch."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I have dined at this location many times inthe past. The food and service continue to be outstanding and one would be hard pressed to find a more beuatiful locaiton to enjoy a dining experience. The service is top notch and the staff goes out of the way to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. The food at this restaurant is consistently fantastic. The prices are high, but the quality makes the price well worth paying in my opinion. I would recommend this location to anyone seeking to enjoy that special occasion with one you care for in a absolutely beautiful location."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Came here for anniversary celebration, and being on the deck, seeing the activities and eating the fabulous food was a wonderful memory of our honeymoon 10 years earlier. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want great food, friendly service and perfect San Diego atmosphere. The fish tacos were delicious with three types of sauté fish; the fish and chips very good (fries were crispy). Recommend the blackberry basil drink special (refreshing)."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had to ask for abetter table that was really outside. Nice view of the beach. Great food. My wife had the cioppino and she said it was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was fair. Shrimp overlooked and one guest from my party of eight steak was grossly undercooked. Mentioned to a server and wad told, that is well done."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We took a friend here for her birthday lunch. The food was very good, service was way off. We ordered an appetizer for the table, and each of the three of us an entree and iced teas. The appetizer, which is mean to be eaten before the main course arrived at the same time as the entrees. We sent the appetizer back, as we didn't want our entrees to get cold while eating an appetizer. Server apologized, said he was new, etc... Server(s) very inattentive, we ran out of iced tea and had to wait quite a long time before we could even locate our server and had to ask for refills. For the price of the restaurant, and the reputation of the location (The Del), I should never have to ask servers for something they should notice on there own. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were there on a SDSU graduation Saturday for lunch. Everyones food was excellent. The service was outstanding. And the view was beautiful. We have always had the best of the best at the Sheerwater Restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014