Poseidon

4.6
3193 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner Monday - Sunday 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Brunch Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Bar Hours Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-9345
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mourad Jamal
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Private Lot
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour Monday to Friday (except on Holidays) from 4PM to 6:30PM
San Diego Restaurant week twice a year.
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Gift Card
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3193 People Are Saying
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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch was very casual. It was great, I’ll go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Pretty disappointed. Booked pretty far out and requested a nice table outside for our anniversary. When we got there, they said we could sit outside but there weren’t any heaters available near where we’d have to sit. What poor planning and no regard to help make an important night special for people. We’ll be going elsewhere next time.

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MD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall great experience!!! Enjoyed the Raspberry Mojito, Chilean Sea Bass and the Vegetable Plate. Sat in one of the booths that faced the ocean.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took a date here to catch the sunset. Theresa was very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my son’s fiancé

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DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sea bass was outstanding. Tasty polenta bed and perfectly prepared fish.

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JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Great. People were friendly.Our food was Great and our server
Ryan S Was Outstanding!

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l
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

You can't beat the view at Poseidon, but I have noticed the last few times I've dined here that the food is getting better and better. Love the seafood chop salad - delicious. Good service, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better!
The service was very pleasant and friendly and knowledgeable .
The table was outside overlooking the ocean, and we were offered blankets in case it was too cool
It was perfect as there was a heater, so we were very comfortable
The food was delicious... we shared a bowl of clam chowder, followed by a lobster dish, and my husband had a shrimp dish
Everything was beautifully presented and just a delight to eat
We definitely will be returning here soon
A wonderful evening!

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q
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lemon pepper scallops on polenta were delicious.

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k
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We truly enjoyed ourselves, the only drawback was that the server forgot to put our order in so our dinner took over an hour to make. But the view and company made up for the inconvenience

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MC
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great view sitting on the outdoor patio. Worth the special setting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always magic to watch a sunset here.

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DT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, service, food - one of our favorites! Incredible! 5 stars! A do over definitely!

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JL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good here.. The view is amazing. Get a table on the patio and watch the waves roll in.. The restaurant has a mid-century supper club feel - very beautiful. Wine list is great - Tues and Wed they do some half-price bottles. Took my husband there for the first time and he loved it.

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ES
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Awesome service, food, and location.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have lots of ocean front seating and the view is amazing. Add in the great service and dinner choices and it was a great evening.

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CV
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with open patio (with heat lamps) right on beach. Couldn't get any better. Extensive and reasonably priced wine list. Food creatively prepared, nicely presented and delicious. I had scallops: 3 huge with white risotto and very tasty unconventional seasonal vegetables. The crusted brie appetizer and the beet salad also delicious. Service by all excellent and fast. Love this place!!!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

You pay for the view which is great. Wine is over priced. Food is average nothing that stood out. Dishes could be $20 bucks cheaper. Only two desert options, not really to good. But as mentioned your paying for the view which is awesome. The service was really good as well. I would probably go back for lunch not an expensive $200 dinner.

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KC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests were delighted with the ambience and view. The food was delicious. It was a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

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H
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Best meal in a long time. View and service are teriffic. Al in all a MUST RETURN for some of the best fish ever had!

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I live near Del Mar and I've been coming here for years. This time was particularly disappointing. First of all, I specially mentioned that we were coming for a special occasion in the OpenTable app and neither the hostess nor the waiter mentioned it at all. No big deal. The service was average/good - what you'd expect from any decent restaurant, but nothing special. The food was the disappointing part. In addition to our appetizers and salads, we both had a entree. My wife had a Thai entree that she lamented was "swimming" in sauce. I get better Thai meals for $9 in Kearny Mesa, seriously. If you are going to charge $30, make it spectacular. I had the "Land and Sea". The 3-4 shrimp were very good, on a bed of something resembling polenta. The meat was sad. It was a piece of pork belly that was literally the size of my thumb and it was as much fat as it was meat. That's another entree they do better at almost ANY Korean restaurant for $9. I paid $38, $49 after tax and tip. Let that sink in.
I don't mind paying top dollar for a meal, but if i do, make it worthwhile. Poseidon, for the 2nd straight time, fell short.

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B
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sensational sunset over the waves made for a very memorable 95th birthday for my mom! Service great, food delicious, though expensive, but you're paying for an exceptional view!

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M
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious with an awesome view of the ocean

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AN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We booked a 4:30 reservation and were given a corner table right by the beach. Service was friendly and quick. Shared an appetizer platter which was very filling. Waitress offered to bring more bread since she could see we still had hummus. Sunset looked promising so we ordered coffee and stayed a little longer. Lovely end to a week of gorgeous weather in SD

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r
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently great! The view is beachfront, and always gorgeous! Great food and service!

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L
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dave was our server. His humor, attentiveness and recommendations made the evening. Of course watching the sunset from our table and the delicious food we all ate, didn't hurt. ;) Would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next visit.

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RT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the crowds, the wait staff was excellent. The food was prepared perfectly. The location, right on the shore of Del Mar, was beautiful.

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d
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When the sunsets are beautiful this restaurant becomes alive with a kaleidoscope of colors. Best Sunset view in North County. And the service and food are excellent.

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VG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Come for the sunset views from the outdoor terrace, and stay for the sesame crusted tuna. Service was very friendly too and our waiter tried very hard to get the best group picture of us as the sun went down. A good time. The wine list was also half off (not sure if this was because it was a midweek evening) but that made some really great wines very reasonable prices.

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N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Thought the mahi mahi tacos were a little fishy...
Loved sitting outside with the beautiful view of the ocean.

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S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal on the patio- beautiful sunset and food was delicious.

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RC
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Because it has a stunning view of the ocean, this is a prime spot for dinner and viewing the sunset. The food is pretty good, but the service lacked precision, and our entrees did not come out as ordered. But, the staff was very friendly and compensated for the errors by fixing them quickly. Overall, it's worth dining here, but it's not necessarily outstanding.

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing sunset view outdoor table. Basically as close to dining on the beach as possible. Seated immediately upon arrival, before our reservation time. Outstanding service. Solid food and cocktails. A perfect dining experience.

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K
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always a beautiful view and good service! We enjoy Poseidon often. The wine list and food is good - not amazing, but I’m akways happy with my dinner. The bread and butter is amazing!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with beautiful ocean view at sunset.

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J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getting together with friends for lunch was made even better with great seating, service, and excellent food!

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and service. Love being next to the ocean. Parking was convenient. Food was mediocre.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used to live in San Diego and went to the Poseidon for many years. Whenever I'm in town I meet there.

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p
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Poseidon is one of the nicest beachside dining establishments in the San Diego area, love this place and keep coming back every time a friend from out of town visits. Sunsets are to die for, and the ambiance is awesome!

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