Poseidon

4.6
3039 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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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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Gift Card
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
Reviews from verified diners
3,039 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
20%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We has a wonderful gentleman who waited on us. I believed he was Italian, a little older. He was phenomenal! He just was on top of everything. Thank you so much for a great evening. We so truly enjoyed!!

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C
Phoenix
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Graduation dinner for my daughter. Fabulous server. Great views. Delicious food.

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F
San Diego
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the thunder of the ocean, the tender, juicy Sea-bass and the Barramundi.....the mud pie was also prepared with a flair......Oscar our waiter, who was friendly, knowledgeable, and didn’t rush us made our experience positive...

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B
San Diego
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our Anniversary. Great place I will definitely be back. Oscar was incredible.

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MB
Phoenix
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reservation through Open Table worked out well, again. Ask for outside with beach view; got it. Valet parking was a big plus. We will be back...

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BM
Salt Lake City
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

On this visit (our third), the valet parking was temporarily unavailable when we arrived, so we parked across the street - be warned, this is EXTREMELY overpriced! The convenience and cost of the valet service is definitely worth waiting for (by the time we had parked, paid, and walked to the restaurant, the valet was again taking cars - I don't know how they do it!). We arrived on-time, with a reservation, and we were seated immediately - outdoors, as requested. The initial service was very pleasant and attentive, but it fell off as the night progressed (one glass of wine never did materialize); I think the server may have been over-taxed with tables that night, as this was never an issue before. The food was outstanding; in fact, one of the party does not like calamari, but he tried it here and loved it. It was a birthday dinner, and the restaurant generously presented a creme brûlée to the birthday party - but it took another visit from the server to offer the rest of the table a dessert menu or coffee. Overall, it was a wonderful celebratory dinner with amazing food and atmosphere, right on the ocean; the service could have been, and has been, better. We will be back.

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ML
Sacramento
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were out for a vacation and went to the Poseidon while on vacation and really enjoyed it. The food and service were very good, the views amazing. We would definitely go back when we come back to visit.

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R
San Diego
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great,come here all the time, love to watch the 🏄‍♀️

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JR
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from great views, you will get a wonderful service and delicious food.

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DA
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with a group. Views and sunset were outstanding. Scallops and crab cakes were delicious. The appetizers were light and not all that tasty. Service was very good considering how busy it was for the summer time crowds.

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RL
San Diego
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our male server on the patio was terrific! I wish I knew his name, though.

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OT
Las Vegas
2.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We came for 8pm reservation and had to wait about 30 minutes... the food came out about an hour after that in an almost empty restaurant....

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GL
San Diego
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server was not attentive.
Another server pitched in when our disappeared.

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything. Excellent!

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DE
San Diego
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

When we got to the restaurant the valet was full which was upsetting so we had to walk 3 blocks. I quess this is what happens during the summer when it is so hot. When we arrived the restaurant was so hot because they did not have any air conditioning. They did give us a nice outside table with a view of the beach.
We waited 20 minutes and no one came to the table. I asked the busser who are server was and soon after she did come to our table and took good care of us. My boyfriends food came out cold. Overall the food was good and we did have a good time.

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TJ
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Poseidon on a busy Saturday in July. We recommend reservations. The servers were attentive and very helpful. The filet mignon was prepared perfectly medium-rare while the Chilean sea bass was moist, perfectly done with a nutty crust. The wine list is deep with a reasonable price range. Enjoy and Bon Appitite!

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JR
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Inside was hot and humid and the sun was right in our eyes for the majority of our dining time. I ordered the salad that came with lettuce, pecans, raspberries, blue cheese, & tomatoes. I requested it with chicken and without tomatoes. It was very disappointing - there was 4 raspberries (that's all), a very few pecans, and a few crumbles of blue cheese. Truly one of the worst salads I have ever had and I order salads every time I eat out for lunch and dinner which is at least once a week.

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OT
Atlanta
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and made up for the fact that we didn’t get seated until 630.

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l
San Diego
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We sat at a table on the patio and the view was amazing. The food was very good, but the service was not the best. Our waitress would disappear for long periods of time. We asked for refills on our drinks and it never happened. We finally asked a busboy who was great and took care of us.

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p
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance

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HY
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ocean views from the patio. Right kn the sand. Great food and drinks! Service was awesome! A great birthday experience!

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k
San Diego
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times for Happy Hour because they have great deals on food and drink. We came here last to celebrate a birthday and the day was gorgeous. You can not beat sitting on the outside patio in great weather and watch the surf, the surfers, beach goers, dog walkers and strollers walking along the sand. Our server was very good and our pita spread appetizer was delicious. We then shared the sea bass and it was also well prepared. If you love sitting by the beach, good food, people watching and romantic dining this is the place to go.

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JH
Phoenix
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. I would recommend every day of the week!

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L
San Diego
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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g
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wish the lunch menu had more seafood options, maybe a lobster dish, more grilled fish options. Also, the old beer batter on the fish and chips was much better than the panko used now.

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OT
Louisville
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our recent dinner. I had the lemon pepper scallops , and my friends split a mixed seafood grill. Both were just awesome. Best part of dinner was our server Oscar . He was amazing, friendly and professional.
For sure returning soon!!

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r
San Diego
3.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Expensive, but good view, and food. Good to come once in awhile

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k
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening with excellent food and service!

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OT
San Diego
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend to celebrate our birthdays. This was noted in the reservation. Not only was this not acknowledged during our lunch but near the end of lunch our server asked if there was anything else she could get for us. Other places we have celebrated have brought out a special birthday dessert without us having to tell our server. If there is a notation in the reservation it should be communicated to the server.

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BJ
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views and food. The pic is the view from our table

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RS
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was our food delicious but our overall experience was fantastic mainly because of our excellent server, Joe B. Kind, professional and extremely attentive, Joe made our visit exceptional.

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A
3.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Servers are moody especially the manager. Food is typical and nothing special. Ambiance is very good.

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TR
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met my two best lady friends here. The only think that was a problem was the parking, of which there is none! We all used valet and those guys were so accommodating.
We had a lovely lunch and everything was just perfect!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to honor my husband as May 20th was the 1st year mark of his passing. We were in a quite corner booth. It was perfect for us. Our waitress was funny, and yet so professional. We would ask for her again. Thank you Poseidon!
We’ll be back.
M. Collins

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M
Baltimore
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Prices too high for portion size.
Charged to split salad served on bread plate.

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AN
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service - more umbrellas for shade on patio would be good - we had to go inside

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S
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our time at Poseidon. The menu choices were excellent. The view unbelievable. We will definitely be going back!

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the experience we hoped for. Great food and drink at the ocean.

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CM
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was very good on a busy holiday late afternoon. The bar area was very noisy and our party of 9 had to be moved bc it was getting rowdy. The seafood salad was bland and rather underwhelming. So I do not recommend the lobste seafood salad.

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s
Portland
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our family had a wonderful experience dining on the deck at Poseidon. It was a chilly night but they provided a heat lamp and blankets for us which allowed us to enjoy being outside next to the beach. Our food was great and we had an awesome server, Ginger, who was extremely friendly and helpful.

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