Poseidon

4.6
3122 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
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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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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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 3122 People Are Saying
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TC
Los Angeles
117 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Maryland crab cakes are perfection. The Cioppino has abundant portions but it’s somewhat bland.

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T
San Diego
14 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Great view and great food. Sat at bar for happy hour and sunset.

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MY
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no substitute for this spectacular beach front location. It is a vacstion in itself on the patio. The food was delicious, especially recommend mixed grill. Service was outstanding, both attentive and friendly.

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s
San Diego
55 reviews
4.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and cannot get any closer to the surf , unless you’re in it. Stunning location. Our server was attentive and managed our large group welll.

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HA
Phoenix
1 review
1.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Amazing, like always. Always visit here when we visit del mar from Arizona at least 3 times a year.

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SD
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Oscar took great care of us and we really enjoyed our time at Poseidon.

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f
Nashville
1 review
4.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been to Poseidon in a long time. Did not disappoint.

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P
San Diego
37 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again a great meal at the Poseidon. Brought guests here from Paris France.

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K
San Diego
1 review
3.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our reservation was for 2:45 PM. When our order was taken, we should have been told that the kitchen closes at 3 PM for lunch and to be sure to order all that we wanted before 3 PM. I have experienced this courtesy at other restaurants. Servers should be trained to do this. My husband ordered soup along with my son's and my order. After my husband finally decided what else he wanted and tried to order, then he was told that the kitchen closed at 3 PM. Please don't assume that we know that your kitchen closes at 3 PM. He was able to order an appetizer from the bar menu, but that was not what he had in mind. The food was good but I have to say that my salad entree with salmon was so insubstantial, such a small quantity, that I was hungry after the meal. I'm not saying that I want more salmon, how about more greens, nuts, veggies, crumbled cheese, etc. Please don't skimp - these ingredients will not cost you that much!
Lastly, after our meal was done, we asked for some to-go boxes. The busboy was very nice but then forgot about us as he had a long conversation with people at another table. We waited and waited a long time to get the check as the employees switched to getting ready for dinner mode, essentially forgetting about us. Eventually we had to get up and ask for the check and also ask somebody else for the to-go boxes.
Overall - disappointing service but the food was decent.

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DC
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poseidon has it all! The menu was varied but not overwhelming. The food was excellent for its presentation and taste. The wine list is representative of a range of selection. The service was first rate (Amanda handled an unexpected rush with ease.). I had the Chilean sea bass and am looking forward to another visit to have it again. The outdoor table was on the beach and could not be more colorful.

This was my wife's birthday dinner, and Poseidon made it very successful and memorable.

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G
Calgary
51 reviews
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was okay but the atmosphere (patio) was outstanding.

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OT
Austin
1 review
3.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

View is beautiful, service was great, food was sub-par

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CH
Central Coast
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I requested an outside table when I made the reservation. Although they can’t guarantee an outside table, we arrived early an got one.
Our waitress was very attentive and the general manager stopped by our table to ask how everything was going. A very nice gesture. Food was good - we will be back!!

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VR
San Antonio
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful scenery outside on patio

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EO
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect except parking.
The parking lot was shut because of full up when we arrived on time. The sign telling to public parking on the barricade is unkind. After looking around for 20 minuets I found a public parking just across the street.

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S
San Diego
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Menu, decent wine list, Excellent service, Great food, Take a date, spend a romantic evening, or chill our with your friends. Don't miss this restaurant. To top it off the GM, Greg is personable and makes sure that every table is happy with service and meal.

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l
San Diego
26 reviews
3.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

You're certainly paying for the view here. The prices are way too high for lunch and the drinks are really expensive. $19 for a salad is too much. $12 for a glass of prosecco is even worse.

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S
Phoenix
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service! Fantastic food, wine, dessert in a surrounding great atmosphere, delightful patio ocean view seating! Excited to return soon!!

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San Diego
2 reviews
3.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The setting is beautiful. The food is variable. Don't go there for consistently delicious view. go for a lovely place to dine on OK food but with fabulous ambiance.

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T
San Diego
15 reviews
5.0Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant right on the beach. Service is good and food is delicious at a moderate price.

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S
San Diego
11 reviews
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sky, our waitress, did a perfect job taking care of our table!

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J
1 review
1.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This place is understaffed and was a disaster. Never be back!!

Too nice a location to mess up but they did!

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KK
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous scenery, perfect for sunset!!! The food was delicious.

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B
San Diego
171 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had been wanting to try Poseidon for years and finally made it. What took me so long? It is a bit of a drive from east San Diego. But worth it. Best seafood dinner ever!!! I've enjoyed lots of great seafood all around San Diego County. Poseidon offers a fabulous menu and the kitchen knows how to cook and serve seafood. Lobster was tender, Seabass was cooked perfectly, scallops the bomb! And you get the best view on top of the best food. The restaurant is right on the beach in Del Mar. I can't wait to go back.

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KA
San Diego
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots! Cannot beat the view and the food is excellent!

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PJ
San Diego
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was delicious . A little on the pricey side though . Fabulous location .

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HK
Toronto
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We were seated promptly with an ocean from table. The food and server were excellent.

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DG
San Diego
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun and loved the scenery and watching the sun set. The food was great and the service was excellent. Staff were warm and friendly and kind and helpful.

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J
Orange County
8 reviews
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group came after Del mar races. It was the great end to a perfect day. Everything was wonderful if a bit pricey. We would definitely do it again.

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JD
San Diego
42 reviews
5.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes restaurants with a view are less than stellar. Posidon rarely dissapoints. Clam appetizer was on point, crab cake appetizer delish. 1/2 price wine bottles on Tues and Weds are a nice treat. Our server on the patio was delightful.

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OT
London
1 review
4.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ial, our server, was outstandingly.

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MA
1 review
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views and beach atmosphere. Ginger was great and the rest of the staff took great care of us. Mahalo

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JW
Palm Springs
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views, outstanding ambiance. Food was good, not great.

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K
San Diego
48 reviews
4.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Who could not love the Poseidon in summer. Beautiful views. We had an excellent server. I feel, though, the lunch with one 4" fish taco for $9 is excessive. Generally, prices are high. I realize you are paying for the view. Food is good, but not spectacular for the price. Value is not necessarily there. Having said that, I will go back! I think dinner is a better value, especially if you take your own bottle of wine and pay corkage.

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DF
San Diego
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and the seafood salad was awesome.

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FH
1 review
4.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, server seemed tired end of the day. Wonderful accommodation by manager and our family group of 7 had a great meal and visit for almost 2 hours. Definitely recommend

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food overal, a bit pricey and it took an unusual long time to get served despite the fact that 3 out of 4 were the same dish.
Excellent service and beautiful ocean view. Beware of the sunset coming down in the evening as it gets super hot on the terrasse and have sunglasses.

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m
San Diego
70 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view, and great service. We love to go for lunch.

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W
Central Coast
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for dinner after the races at Del Mar!!

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D
Orange County
5 reviews
3.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and wonderful food! I come here a lot.

However, I had to reduce my rating to 3 stars for my recent visit because I noted on the reservation that there was a birthday and it was not recognized.

After dinner when the server asked if we wanted to look at a dessert menu, we declined... I thought she would then be coming with a birthday treat with candle/birthday song as a surprise to my guest.

Very disappointed as my guest was visiting from out of the country. Don’t think it was the server’s fault as maybe she wasn’t told by the front desk when we were seated....this should be communicated.

I guess I should have privately taken the server aside...lesson learned!

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