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About 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.

1670 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
15th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 755-9345

Website:
http://www.poseidonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Private Lot

Executive Chef:
Mourad Jamal

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

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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Poseidon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (91)
Scenic View (88)
Great for Outdoor Dining (66)
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Special Occasion (57)
Great for Lunch (46)
Good for a Date (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Casual (43)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
People Watching (35)
Fun (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Business Meals (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Healthy (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Sports (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
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Tapas (2)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

V day dinner.

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·Dined 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I went to The Posiden for our Valentines Day dinner. We were seated early, got a great table! The waitress was very pleasant and quick with our drinks and appetizer. the manager even came around to greet and welcome us. We had a very nice view of the beautiful sunset! It could not have been better!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Great seafood options and ambiance. Sea bass was amazing. Everything was fresh and well portioned and the scenery on the ocean is beautiful for a date night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We have dined here many times and I love the location, food and ambiance here. Our server this time was not great - rather an arrogant personality. Apart from that - we will be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Healthy, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been going to Poseidon for years. Obviously, their location with their patio on the beach has always been great. Years ago, the food didn't match the location, the outdoor furniture was plastic and the service was poor. They have certainly changed. They have greatly upgraded the quality of their food, the furniture has been upgraded and the service is worlds apart from where it was. We had a great lunch with a funny but very knowledgable server. All that with the beach just over the edge of the patio, how do you beat that?

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Such a wonderful day start to finish! From the first contact with the valet to the last, everything was spot on! I had requested the patio seating and we were promptly shown our table with a wonderful view to enjoy the sunshine and company. Our server was very prompt, yet super inconspicuous in checking in with us to insure we had everything we needed. We had a light lunch which was delicious. We followed with an apple tartan to share and coffee. Allowed we were there for several hours we could have stayed several more but felt guilty the busier it became so alas we had to leave. The valet got our cars very quickly and my guy even went so far as to tighten my gas cap when he noticed the 'loose cap' warning on the dash. Such a small gesture but SOOO appreciated. Our server was awesome so I doubled the average tip as I know for certain she could have turned the table 2x during the time we spent there. It's a 2 hour drive from home but it absolutely will not be our last visit! Keep up the excellent work and efforts!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food on the Valentine's Day menu, however the appetizers came out after the salads and then our meals arrived before we we're done with the appetizers. The table was overflowing with dishes. Our waiter wasn't particularly attentive and we never were served the Prosecco that came with our $80 prix fix meals. Sad! We'll come back, but not on Valentine's Day.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server and the chef went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful Valentine’s Day experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Impeccable ambiance, as seen in the photo, & exceptional service from our waitress & other staff! Food was good. Recommend for special occassions!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Any restaurant where it is possible to have a conversation without screaming goes to the top of my list.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Visited while on vacation...absolutely outstanding food. Got a great table on back deck its unobstructed ocean view.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The reception was not friendly. We had to wait until the exact reservation time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and ocean views, a favorite of ours.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Poseidon is my go-to spot when friends arrive from out of town, or for business lunches. First, Dave, our waiter, was terrific, fun and on it. The entree's, however, were 50/50, the pork chops dry and drowned in too much gravy, the brussel sprouts ('listed as crispy brussel sprouts) were mush and overcooked. Somewhat disappointing for the $32.00 price for these. The short ribs were cooked well, and not fatty, and sea bass entree was the best of the bunch (and was fantastic).

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice view, comfortable booth, good food. Everyone at our table (4 of us) enjoyed their meal.
Will certain come again.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful outdoor beachfront breakfast.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food! Great venue

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always our most favorite place for lunch and special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great for business meal. Fantastic special, appetizers and 1/2 price wine! :)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a fab night! Everything was amazing. No complaints. Wine, food, desserts, champagne ... can’t wait to go back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, and service while sitting by the ocean. Amazing sunset!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Long delay in getting food ( 35+ minutes). Server sorry. (We felt bad for her.) Great location and great view. Hope kitchen can get act together.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved the outdoor dining! Nothing beats being on the beach. Food was excellent and service exceptional!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As always the food is great, but the prices have gone over the top. Too many $40 entries!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service needs some work, we were just beginning appetizers when the entree arrived....one should be allowed to enjoy one phase of the meal and not have to watch their entree go cold and lose it's appeal

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

You can’t beat the view. The wine list is very balanced. Valet parking is a huge plus since it is difficult to find parking in Del Mar near the beach.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I ordered the Mediterranean Linguini and it was delicious. All the fish and shellfish in it were cooked to perfection. Lovely ambiance sitting right on the beach with lighting in the waves.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The sunset was wonderful. The ahi poke excellent. Scallops and creme brûlée also.
We had a fantastic birthday celebration.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, but slow service. Our server was very friendly

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were there for Restaurant Week and waited an hour and a half for the appetizer to arrive. Our server apologized many times but the food that arrived was not good and the wait was not worth it. In total our entire meal took nearly 2.5 hours just to serve two people. The view is beautiful, especially at sunset. Luckily we are fortunate enough to have many other restaurants in San Diego that offer a great sunset view, great service, and food worth returning for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Can’t beat the view, food and service! We love coming here.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The view from the outside seating was fantastic as was the service. The poke and Brussel sprouts were outstanding.

We had the flat iron steak/lobster combo and salmon. Both were over cooked
We ordered the steak medium rare but it was served to us with very little pink inside. The lobster once you take it out of the shell was maybe two bites. I would not recommend this item, not worth the money
Overall, outside view is to die for but dinner was a little disappointing

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful sunset view. Excellent waiter service...very attentive, polite. Top of the line Cadillac margarita. The food came very quick once we ordered...from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. The food was great..I had the land n sea, wife had seafood linguine. Overall we had a very memorable evening and YES not only would we go back but we HIGHLY recommend this restaurant...ps make sure to make reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overpriced

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service and food. Dining oceanfront view. How can you go wrong?

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been to Poseidon many times. This is the first time we had the seafood plate that had a little of everything. We have to say, it was the best dinner we ever had at Poseidon. As always, the view on the patio is great and our waitress was friendly and polite and a pleasure to have as a waitress. Very upbeat and friendly

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and service is always excellent! They serve some of the best panko crusted fish and chips in the area. Add in the fabulous view, a great dining experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. Great food. Special treat to see whales out in the ocean.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

LOVE Sunday Brunch at the Poseidon! Our favorite thing to do when we are in town visiting from Kansas. There is a great view of the ocean and the food is fabulous. What could be more perfect than time to unwind, dine and have a glass of wine on the Pacific!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Of course it's about the location, and the food and service are so good. We sat on the patio on the beach with lots of sun and shade and heater options. Everything from special cocktails to breakfast entrees are well and beautifully crafted. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion
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