Poseidon

4.6
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3661 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

Specials

1/2 Price Wine Nights Tuesday & Wednesday

Every Tuesday & Wednesday, Enjoy 1/2 Off on our 1/2 Off Specialty Wine menu with the purchase of an entrée (can not be combined with other offers).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2019

Ends: October 17, 2118

Availability: Tue-Wed 4:30PM-9:30PM

What 3661 People Are Saying
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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the prefect location to bring our out of town guests. What’s better than right on the beach, enjoying amazing food and service!

CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My second visit was excellent. People that I invited was pleased overall 👌

L
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our waitress TC was nice for the first 5 minutes. We asked for bacon to be put on the side in our $29.00 seafood salad. When our very big and lovely salad arrived bacon was sprinkled all over it. We asked for dressing on the side. We got no dressing at all. We asked for a new salad with bacon on the side. It came back with most of the seafood missing and half the size of our original salad and still bacon in the mix. What a horrible experience. TC never came to ask how our food was. Even when she came to refill our water glasses she asked absolutely nothing. We felt like we were at one of those horrible chain restaurants. We thought she was in training because she sure acted like she was. We were extremely disappointed and will not be going back there any time soon.

L
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best crab cakes- actually crab with no fillers! Food is fantastic and you cant beat the location! Reserve a table outside, won’t regret going here.

TD
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside after sunset was a concern, heater and blankets were provided. The food (Swordfish) was nice and the matched with a nice Oregon white. Service was swift - even though in the beginning it was crowded.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My sister’s birthday

JE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our dinner was expensive. Much more than we anticipated. They didn’t used to be that pricey.
We’ve been going here for years for lunch.
Not likely to go for dinner again, based on the prices
Also not sure why we didn’t receive open table points for this reservation.

SK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I called ahead and asked for a patio table overlooking the ocean, which was promised and delivered. We were glad to be seated at such a table upon arrival, except surprised by the large (tons) sand pile fully obscuring the ocean view from several tables on the patio. We were seated next to the sand pile. My guest, who is from Kentucky and looked forward to the ocean front dining, graciously said he enjoyed the sound of the waves (even if he couldn't see them). A suggestion is that when a guest calls ahead to ask for an ocean front table and is promised one, maybe mention that they won't actually see the ocean if there is a sand pile in the way. Otherwise, all is good, we'll be back.

TS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Seated early and with an amazing view. Servers were busy, so we had to ask for water 3 times. Otherwise great!

MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Very dissapointing. Booked in advance for my husbands birthday hoping to have a seat over looking the ocean Seated at a table where there was lots of through traffic squashed behind a noisy table. Although there were open tables for the almost 2 hours we were there and I asked if we could move I was told they had been reserved.

HT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in town, always a great choice. The view from the terrace is so relaxing, food and service outstanding!

DH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and loved our table out on the beach with a sunset. We were never rushed and enjoyed great conversation and fellowship.

KR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great for lunch in the sun Have been coming here for years Just lunch or special occasions

AH
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outdoors on the patio. Great seafood, many choices, friendly service.

C
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining expetiences next to the beach...enjoying taking your shoes off for a romantic walk on the beach right off their patio, while your car is parked in valet. Just avoid special times like kids graduation, proms, and loud holidays if you want a quite evening. Food choices are excellent and delicious. Reservations have always been exactly what I wanted, and arriving early is great....gun bar to wait at till seated. Trust me, you won't be disappointed...cloudy or sunny. Timing dinner during sunset makes it a must! Enjoy!!!

S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of the Poseidon. Sitting outside and looking at the ocean was beautiful. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Had the club sandwich and it was very good. Service was well-timed and friendly. The split of prosecco was a little pricy but tasty delicious.

CG
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Services was a little spotty, waitress walked away mid-drink order, had to flag her down to order wine. Food was delicious, loved the ocean view. Dessert was comped for my boyfriends birthday which we appreciated. Best for a more casual dinner, looking forward to coming back.

s
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting for dinner with friends. It was very busy on Saturday night, so we had difficulty getting the attention of our server. Otherwise, I thought the food was innovative and fresh. I would highly recommend if you're in the Del Mar area.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amanda was excellent!

L
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Poseidon. Location, food and service are all excellent. We usually sit at the bar for happy hour, but last night made reservations and ate on the patio with an extraordinary view of the.ovean and sunset.
Our server, Dave, was knowledgeable and friendly. My husband loved the tuna and my scallops were delicious.
When in San Diego the Poseidon is our go-to place!

JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and great view.

LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. I am from Atlanta, GA and come to Poseidon every opportunity that I can.

SC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I made a note that it was my anniversary and don’t feel as though they read that note. But overall it was a great spot and we will be back.

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Simply a great overall place - ON the beach - great for sunsets - service and food excellent

C
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a very good lunch in the patio. When we got there it was very noise, but got better when some people left.
Our lunch was delicious and the gelato was super good. The ocean view is vey pretty!!!
Make sure you have reservation.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful ambiance; sat on the wall overlooking the beach. Food was fine, prices a bit steep for the quality. Service was just ok. It was very busy.

k
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi fantastic! View of ocean was amazing! Lovely way to lunch with a friend!

MV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd the Manager was excellent and very attentive and pleasant! Also Wade the bartender was extremely good and worked the bar making us all feel special. Overall this was a great night thanks to the folks working hard there and I’ll definitely come back with my friends and family. The view is to die for!

LM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Spectacular sunset.

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the Patio with a gorgeous sunset. Food and service was good. Patio ambience was great.

G
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch on the patio over the ocean! Food and service was awesome!

m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon continues to provide outstanding meals in a wonderful setting.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon is always a pleasant experience and I can count on it to be that each time I come.

DD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love sitting on the beach watching people and listening to the waves. I am gluten free. They do have several gluten free options but only one is reasonably priced. It would be nice to have more variety with gluten free options.

s
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Brought a friend for lunch that was new to Poseidon and she loved it and found the view and service amazing. It has a favorite of mine for a few years now. Thank you. Sue Johnson

D
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

we had dinner on Sunday and were sitting outside. The ocean view and the sunset were amazing .
It was very crowded ! The food was good and the service not bad. The servant was very busy and didn’t fill our glasses of water.

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Still fantastic ocean front dining, but disappointed in the menu & service. Quality has gone down. Used to be my favorite restaurant in the area. 1 out of 5 enjoyed their meal at my table. Disappointed

FF
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place to start a vacation on the West Coast! A relaxing lunch on their deck is as good as it gets. I was introduced to Poseiden 20 years ago on a business trip and try to visit whenever in the area.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ocean view!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality has improved tremendously over the past few years! We even asked to tell the chef in person & he graciously came out & spoke to us! The location (right on the beach!) can't be beat! Only complaint.....somewhat pricey!

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