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Poseidon

4.5
2937 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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Additional
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 2937 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Poseidon has the best waterfront view in San Diego--always has! What is great in the last year or so is a more unique and interesting menu full of delicious items. Our service was great from Shane and the sunset beautiful!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful setting, great service, scrumptious dinners, “sweet” desserts!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The kobe burger and truffle fries were excellent, the view was incredible, and the staff were friendly.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay, but not a good value. The server seemed to do the best he could under the circumstances, but there were not a sufficient number of servers so the service we received was mediocre. We had to flag our server down several times, and it was never easy. It costs $6.00 to park, no validation, and a tip is suggested. Ambiance is great, it's on the beach. Recommended if the view is important, but don't expect the food to be particularly outstanding.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Has become go to spot for meeting friends for lunch and catching up. Also great place for romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Like the new menu very much. Wonderful beach view, comfortable with excellent service.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and right on the beach. Sit at the patio, people and ocean watch and have great food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good service, good food, beautiful view, relaxing and inviting.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food as usual was very good along with the ocean view. However, we had terrible service. Hardly saw our waiter as he was at other tables all night. Ordered a second drink that never came. I also had to track him down to get our bill. Very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Wonderful meal with good friends overlooking the ocean. Doesn’t get any better than that!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food and ambience was wonderful as was the service. Poseidon is great place for special occasions and business luncheons.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We enjoyed the view of the ocean. We ate inside because it was a windy evening. But really would have liked to be on the patio. The menu was good with a wide variety of dishes. And pleased us both and I am not a gourmet folk. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining different items to us. The coconut was really good and with a salad could have been a full meal. And she warmed up the best mashed potatoes I have had in a long time. Our food came quickly but we didn't feel rushed to complete out meal.

We will definitely return here.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Superb service and lovely food. Great location too

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have been to the Poseidon many times and this was the first time the food was disappointing. I ordered the filet medium rare. It came out closer to medium well and was not tender like filet usually is. The rest of the food was good as expected.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food are not very salty, which I like it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous atmosphere on the beach. We enjoyed the restaurant and it’s variety of seafood

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Perhaps one of San Diego Counties greatest locations for sunset wonder. While prices may seem ha bit igh, just consider you're spending another $15 - $20 per head for the outstanding vista. My martini was perfect. The Sea Bass is one of their signature dishes. However, I wanted to quickly break a $20 to round-off a cash tip so we could just be on our way after signing a credit card slip. I asked ANOTHER wait person for this task, thinking he could just quickly open his own bank-roll and do it for me. He said, "sure!" Cheerful. But then...DISAPPEARED. I had to track him down a good 10+ minutes later. When I found him, IMO, he feigned innocent oversight. Sorry, I didn't buy it. It was the only flaw to an otherwise perfect evening. If you chill easily? Be sure you're at a table near one of the heat lamps. Not all tables, with their umbrellas "up" are capable of having a heat lamp nearby. Once that sun goes down? It gets chilly in March-April.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Waitress was VERY inattentive. Spilled beer on our table and we had to remind her to clean it up. Ordered a medium filet and it came out well done. Had to return it and the manager never came to apologize or even ask if all was good/bad/anything. There were 4 of us and with two drinks and a bill of $380, this place should have their stuff together. Great views but don't spend your money on the food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great as always.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Definitely the best steak that I have had in a while. Service was impeccable and the sunset from our table was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was our first time at this restaurant we will be returning...frequently. The service (hostess, server, manager, bus boys) was perfect. We were treated extremely well, the food was incredibly tasty and the view of the water and sunset was second to none.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were seated at the time of our reservation. Our server was outstanding. Food is good but expensive. Great place to watch the sunset.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had 6pm reservations for 2. We still had to wait to be seating for about 30-45 min. An elderly couple came in with out reservations and they were seated before us. We didn't complain because they were older but we were not happy about it. However, everything else was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a favorite place. Excellent food! Best fish tacos!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was slow, server forgot my friends bday . I had to ask for them to bring dessert.( I put on reservation) Food was cold and dry. Salmon and lobster tacos way over cooked.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We met for early dinner and it was nice. The view can't be beat. The entree dishes are high but you can be creative and have an excellent dinner. Staff pleasant but valet parking is $6.00 which was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Children's menu available. We sat outside with view of Del Mar beach and beautiful ocean view.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Everything was great.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great setting and the view is awesome. Would like to see more standard offerings rather than Asian inspired or spicy stuff. More fish entrees. They were willing to do straight scallops with no polenta so I appreciated that.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Business dinners for out of town guests is always top of the list.
Makes everyone wish the dinner wouldn't end.
Great job Lupe

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very nice birthday dinner. Thank you. Great on the beach location.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was terrible. No taste in my dish. Sand in the scallops.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was amazing with beautiful romantic views, service was very good

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good was good but for cost to quality was not met.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food, diverse menu, good wine selection, great service (by David--more than just a waiter). Especially noted that all the people working there were friendly and happy--someone is making this a nice place to work and it shows.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good, but not excellent for the price. Cioppino which other reviews said was a specialty was good, but too much fish and not enough shellfish. For the price, it wasn't outstanding and I've had better cioppino. The filet mignon was good, but again not outstanding considering the price they charge. Ask to sit on the heated veranda which is next to the beach for a beautiful sunset view. The view is the best thing about the place.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have eaten at the Poseidon many times. The Chef is always changing the menu adding new and exciting dishes like the seafood Cobb salad and the grilled salmon sandwich. The seafood card was really good with fresh scallops shrimp and crab.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent dinner for our business meeting. Great food, service and ocean views. Don’t hesitate to book your reservation!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great! Loved our server too

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Super friendly staff. Courteous & helpful waitress.
Fresh seafood. Beautiful presentation. Delicious.
Sat in booth facing ocean. Very quiet!😎

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