Poseidon

4.6
3239 reviews
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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.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Our soup was pretty salty but everything else was great.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Decor was really nice. Food was ok. Nice plate presentation. Flavor was bland

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

It has great location but poor foodwise...huge dissappointment!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was good and our waitress was fabulous! They had great heaters that allowed us to eat outside and not be cold.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience is always fantastic with decor in pleasant muted tones and beach-front location. Serving sizes were ample and food presented beautifully. Waiter was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Can get a little noisy when restaurant is full but overall has a nice atmosphere. Food was a bit over salted, particularly the mixed grill dish, but still tasty. We will come back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Price was reasonable and menu was great.

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AR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to sit outside and it got so windy, that they offered us some blankets to keep warm. Excellent service and wonderful evening at the Poseidon. Thank you.

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S
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date with my husband for lunch. Delightful!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food & service. Could do without the seagulls diving in for the bread but outside dining as beautiful as it is sometimes has its challenges.

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BI
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Clam chowder and fish and chips were great...bordering on best I've ever had. The view was spectacular!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative was the wait time for the food...

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c
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance, food and location are terrific. A little pricey for the steak but she liked it. Wonderful experience. One of my favorite places.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We reserved a table at Poseidon for our 14 years together anniversary. We last came to Poseidon with a group of friends for our prom dinner which was probably a good 12 years ago. We found out the menu changed so the duck we were expecting to order was no longer available. We ordered filet mignon and scallops but was disappointed. The view was amazing as always. There were many empty tables yet it took awhile for our server to take care of us and we ordered alcohol drinks. Overall I can wait another 14 years to come back.

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FG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

At first it was a bit rocky. The reservation notes specified four adults and a high chair with special note that one guest was recently in surgery. We were placed in a table was were told we could not seat there with the high chair due to fire Marshall rules. We were moved inside.

The service was wonderful. The food was delicious. Would return.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food arrived cold. Winter time, the patio needs better heating and wind break. Small portions.....low quality. Got 2 burgers, the shrimp/loin special, tuna wasabi thing, 2 beers......came to 50$ per person.....essentially rip off..... not gonna recommend

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food and service was average but the view was beautiful

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good food, GREAT view! highly recommend going at sunset and sitting outside. they have space heaters so it doesn’t get too chilly!

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TR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always enjoyed coming here. Food is always great and servers are friendly. It gets busy all the time and glad got to to reserve my table early.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday dinner for my work team, service was excellent, food was excellent, craft cocktails great and capped off with a rare green flash. Our server provided blankets for some of the ladies since we were outside. Great evening - thank you Poseidon.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our BIG complaint was the parking meters!!! We put in a credit card but did not receive any instructions and assumed when we returned, we'd just have to put the card in again!!! Got a $40+ dollar ticket! Spoke to officers and that would not cancel the ticket but now the driver of our group has to write an explanation and mail the ticket back!!! Not sure what the result will be, but a written instruction would help!!! Lat time I was there, a few years ago, it was just valet and that would have been the better choice on hindsight! Big issue as to future visits as we drove all the way from Alpine!!! Janice Herrera

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PP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Hi,
I felt the restaurant overall was average at best. The patio and views were fabulous and worth the visit. The service was okay but I would expect better. Our waiter kept walking away mid-sentence. And our waiter did not like that we had the patio heater on but for lunch in December it was necessary.
I might go back, however there are other better restaurants in the area so maybe not.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and we enjoyed!

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KR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had 12:30 p.m. reservation for lunch (made five days in advance) requested inside seating. When we arrived, we were told that they could not accommodate us indoors. Our choices were outdoors (it was chilly) or the bar area. We chose the bar area. Waitress did her best to make us feel welcome. She was apparently too busy to check on us very often. Very disappointed that we were not seated in the dining room as requested. Probably would not go back around the holidays again.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

For the price it did not seem worth it. We got the variety plate appetizers and it was mostly pita bread and sauce with a small amount of cheese and calamari. Portions were quite small but a big price. Would not go for dinner again.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for my anniversary everything was fantastic the view was amazing. Service was great.

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CT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal outside, heaters were were perfect

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated two birthdays there with a nice quiet table for 4 facing the sunset. Friendly and attentive service but not overly looming. All four different dishes were first rate.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived 5 minutes early for my reservation and was told they were no longer serving but might be able to get something from the bar menu. The place was dead and staff hanging around. Now I see why. This after making a reservation and using Uber to get there. Good think Jake's is next door and we were able to walk over and enjoy an amazininly good meal and service.

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D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the view is beautiful. Service is top notch. The bread and butter are to die for. Pricey plates and small portions but enjoyed everything. $300 for 5 of us including drinks and tip

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H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the entire dining experience. Our server, Amanda, was great from the first introduction. Her recommendations were spot on too. We enjoyed the Chilean sea bass, mixed greens salad with a salmon filet, and Yellow Fin tuna ...all three were exceptional. Also, we ate al fresco oceanfront ... a beautiful spot. We’ll return for sure.

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CD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good. Can't wait to go back. The dinners were delicious and the blackberry chocolate gelato on top of the red velvet cake was out of this world.

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P
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ocean view ever!! Food was amazing!

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JJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a beautiful view with excellent lemon drops and yummy seafood!

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m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

58 th wedding anniversary dinner for my parents. Great food, amazing view, outstanding service!

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TD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We had good table service with Claudia. I have patronized this restaurant for years but have noticed something in the past few years: some food is excellent, others questionable. I would like to see more consistency to that. When one orders ceviche it should be cooked only in the sauce. We had civiche with shrimp that were cooked normally not through the ceviche sauce. Chef should know better. Always beautiful, though, there on the beach.

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FT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Immediate seating with reservations, great ambiance, good food although pretty pricey. The Mai Tai was terrible. They need to learn how to make it, as it was very bitter.

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VI
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A million dollar view at a reasonable price.
We got everything we came for. The lunch menu has ample choices- something for everyone.
We will come back soon, and often.

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GE
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great place for lunch! Great being right on the Pacific! Very attentive service and really good, reliable food! One of our fav places to dine w company in town!

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MB
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever I have friends in from out of town that aren't that familiar with San Diego, I take them to Poseidon. Food is excellent and the menu is creative. Service is great. Ambience (sitting feet from the ocean) is about as good as it gets. Good beer and wind selection. Always a good time.

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K
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great ... kitchen closed before 9pm on a Saturday which seemed strange. We saw several of the staff just eating in the main dining room and another standing up eating from a plate watching tv in the bar area ... kind of ruined the ambiance for date night

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