Poseidon

4.8
4289 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4289 people are saying
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ThriftstoreCowgirl
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! The beach setting was magical and the service and food was fabulous. Look forward to going back.

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Annie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The patio seating is terrific for beach/ocean proximity, sunsets.
Casual beach vibe.

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RosemaryO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Valerie made our night! She was awesome and can't wait to come back. Everything about the restaurant was great, the food, the service the atmosphere.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Andrew, thought of everything before we knew we needed it or brought it the first time we asked. He helped us time our lunch perfectly. First time back since COVID & the food & ambiance on the patio was as good as before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had an amazing time here, service was great and food's amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, drinks were amazing. We loved the atmosphere of being on the beach, but a more casual feel to it. The service was by far some of the best we have ever had, and my husband and I dine out frequently. Dave was our server and was absolutely phenomenal.

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ShannonVB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had ceviche, bread & spread, fish tacos & Thai chicken salad. Food was amazing & you can’t beat the ocean view!!

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JakeS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation to sit outside as they have a beautiful patio on the beach. We were sat outside on a table with no umbrella and it was a bit hot. We immediately asked to be relocated (there were literally a dozen empty tables all around us, as this was 5:15 on a Thursday evening before the “dinner rush”) and were scoffed at by our waiter. Then we were told that was “impossible” because all the empty 2-top and 4-top tables were for “reservations”. Reminder; we were one of the “reservations”. They ended up making us sit inside, then promptly sat an 8-top immediately beside us, just barely abiding by their own 6-foot social distancing guidelines. The table was loud and completely blocked what view we had of the water. We ended up finishing our drinks and appetizer, paid out, left and went next door to Jake’s. We didn’t make a big deal of it as we understand they’re short staffed and those who are working (God bless them) are probably overworked and short on patience.
It’s a beautiful location. We make it a point to eat here every time we come to Del Mar and this was a uniquely sub-par experience. I would still recommend Poseidon.

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AnnaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful experience at Poseidon. We always bring out of town guests as the view and ambiance can’t be beat. But I haven’t given enough credit to the meal itself as I should. My SeaBass was delicious- cooked perfectly, my husband thoroughly enjoyed the surf and turf, my mom, who was celebrating her birthday, loved her seafood platter. We had an attentive waiter which added to our fabulous experience. Hands down still one of our dining favorites despite the number of new fine dining restaurants in North County.

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Reddog
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! My favorite:-)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

33rd anniversary

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ElanaR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

They used to have ONE vegetarian dish on the menu that could be modified to make it vegan. And it was really bad! I go there because I love the view/location and the staff is usually really great! This week I went with out of town company and family and there was not even that one dish on the menu -- which is inedible anyway. As usual, I order just side dishes and pick around things. I did call the manager a few months ago and asked if it would be possible to do just one vegan entre. Seems like that is a reasonable request. So now I mostly eat before I go there and just get cocktails and let my friends/family eat. Really unfortunate to not have at least one vegan dish.

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Matt
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The menu was limited and mostly consisted of seafood.

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CraigS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Great food, Ambiance can't be beat. Best fish tacos and fish and chips ever. Jesus our server was terrific.

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DavidZ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Waitress was so attentive and pleasant. Food, delicious!

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vipChris123
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Nothing beats the location, right on the beach in Del Mar. Highly recommend! (I often drive 2 1/2 hours from the Palm Springs area just to have brunch there on a Saturday or Sunday. It's well worth the trip, especially when it's 110 degrees in the desert and 75 degrees in Del Mar!!)

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Cindi
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going here since the early 80s, it's still great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the sea bass. It meted in your mouth. The parsnip purée with it….sublime. We also had crusted Brie. Yummy presentation. My husband had seafood cioppino. He loves that dish. Here: he says the scallops were overcooked . But, very good nonetheless. Valet parking was seamless. Our waitress, Amanda, was very attentive and knew the food and the wine menus. Best of all, we were seated in the row right on the sand. It was a gorgeous view of the sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We booked a table outside, despite arriving on time, the host would not seat us at our table and stated that nothing was available right now. She gave us an option to sit inside and disregarded the fact that we had a booking for a table outside. Just didn’t make any sense, why bother booking then. Food and server were great… but was not happy that they did not honor the specifics of our reservation.

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outonthetown
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, lovely food and service!

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We had the lobster tail and rib eye combo. Our steaks had a lot of gristle on them and in general were very ordinary. The lobster tails were over cooked. Even if the steak and lobsters were better the meal was over :

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JanetJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an annual dinner destination for us. We travel from Kansas City each year to Del Mar. We look forward to this meal every year.

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GregG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food right on the sand, can't beat the location or view.

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Jacques
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always rewarding experience , waitress excellent, salmon to die for

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MarkC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary and the seafood and service was excellent

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vipDanR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view and great menu. The shrimp cocktail, Chilean sea bass were amazing along with seared scallops. We have been going to Poseidon for 25 years and they never disappoint.

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants with an ocean view, the server Scott Burns was excellent!! We will definitely come back soon.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The patio area provides a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance on the patio was very nice!

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travelerlf
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is unbeatable, food and service excellent. For a casual night out this cannot be beat.

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IleneS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! You can’t top the view!

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vipDeborahV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and location.

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RobertJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service for lunch before the races!

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vipCarryll
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dining on the beach is the best. For that experience, Poseidon is the place to eat. We opted for soup and salad, because quite frankly, the main courses are quite pricey. But the view can’t be beat!

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KarenR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! The atmosphere was spectacular - right on the beach!! We will definitely come back again and again!!

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vipSuzyFoodie
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best restaurant in a beach location. Energetic vibe, beach life. Good food and drinks.

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vipgreyhnds
San Diego
116 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valerie provided outstanding service! Poseidon is a great place to enjoy dinner and the sunset.

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Isaac
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Wanted to book patio seating but because we had late reservations wasn't sure how comfortable it would be. The hostess found patio seating for us without even asking and they had plenty of heaters setup.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service location and atmosphere

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TanyaC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our server was very friendly and helpful.

FAQs

Poseidon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 755-9345.

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4289 OpenTable diners.

Poseidon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/930/poseidon-restaurant.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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