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Poseidon

4.6
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3813 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3813 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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NM22
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon is our go-to at the beach...lunch or dinner....consistently excellent service and quality. Dinner pricing is a tad high, but the quality remains high too.

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vipJohnK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location for a nice lunch meeting with outdoor seating right on the beach!

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AustinDaniel
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. The food was very good. Highly suggest the Sea Bass. Great location right on the water. If you can get a reservation around sunset I'd highly suggest doing it.

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vipCarlsbadnatives
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience -- from the valet, to the hostess to the wait staff, everyone was very welcoming, attentive and treated us like VIPS, on a very busy night. Food was delicious, gracious about the need for gluten free. Poseidon has been a family favorite for years and never disappoints. Thank you.

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jamshids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made a time where the preferred time was blanked ie 7:00 pm. on internet.
Later I was told I could call and get the time I preferred.

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PatT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We had a beautiful sunset. It was great to be outside. Everyone enjoyed their meal ( soup, scallops and salmon with Caesar Salad.

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MichelleP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have been going to the Poseidon for about 40 years, even though I live in LA now. It hasn’t changed a lot over the years and is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, right on the beach and enjoy looking at the ocean. The menus have changed quite a bit and the prices have risen a lot - maybe because of COVID and restricted business? Overall, it’s a great place to meet friends and hang out and I would definitely recommend it, despite the rising prices!

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ElizB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lunch menu has changed quite a bit since it reopened (and prices are up too),, but you can't beat the outdoor fresh ocean breeze and view. Each of us were very happy with the taste of our meals, but had to ask for items off menu (they were available if asked!), such as grilled fish tacos vs. deep fried.

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vipGigi
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Even though you may have a reservation, be prepared to wait for your table 15-30 minutes. We almost missed the sunset. Also be aware you now have to pay for the bread. They no longer offer the delicious sour dough bread. It is now a rye bread. Not even half as good. We had to wait so long for our food, we had two orders and were charged $6.00. The server never shared we would be charged. Poseidon already charges you $6.00 for parking, what is next?Charging for water and straws? It just seems silly that such a beautiful restaurant would nickel and dime you to excess. This used to be my favorite place to bring visitor to San Diego. Such a shame!!

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vipNancyA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our first dinner after getting married. We also went here on our very first date and when my husband proposed to me. It’s such a magical place for us!!

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RebeccaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was patiently waiting for the long reopening here. Didn't see much of a change but the salmon entrée and filet entrée were amazing! I noticed the prices are higher but the food was excellent.

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vipCDP2017
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was not impressed by the sea bass entree. It was a lump of fish with some bland white sauce for $45. There were 2 halved cherry tomatoes.
The bread was excellent but they now charge extra if you want kit. Overall, overpriced and not to pre-covid standards.

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vipAAAA
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Be careful ordering the fish and chips. It was like something you could get at Costco and just make yourself. The ambiance and ocean view, as well as the service, made up for it though.

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vipChris123
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. So glad they've reopened after their remodeling.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service awesome food beautiful day.

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MarcR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass is so delicious. The best we have ever had. The Prawn Martini is amazing. Drinks were great and Oscar our server was great. So kind, fun and attentive. There service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome views!!

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved our meal by the beach! Great service and menudo

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LouisB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

safety first. and great experience. will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Long wait despite reservations, lots of people seated too close together indoors. Many tables were not 6 feet apart. The view is outstanding.

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but worth it. Great ocean views, and great service.

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james
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch on the patio overlooking Del Mar Beach.

I had the steak salad and my wife had the Seafood salad.

Both looked beautiful.

We lingered after eating and enjoyed a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Bloody Mary was not very good. The pesto chicken salad was very good and the service was slow but our server, Auggie, was excellent!

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vipJohnF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new is a great upgrade and the food is even better

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KevinD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor beachside dining. Perfect sunset views

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Mike
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have this gem back! Nothing like dining on the beach😎. Food was nicely prepared and delicious. Waiter Oscar was A+ as was everything else. Wade at the bar was very welcoming and professional. Will be back many times

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VerySparklie
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio experience with ocean view! Food was amazing, but I was disappointed they didn't have the chocolate cake given we were celebrating a birthday. Everything else was exception.

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vipCardinalfan
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always love going to this restaurant. You can’t beat the views. Service was great. The place has been closed for many months due to COVID and a kitchen renovation. Now the prices are SHOCKING. People overall aren’t spending money to go out and paying steakhouse prices was a surprise. Especially for only average food. May just return for Happy Hour.

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melsmseely
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Absolutely was my families favorite place. Unfortunately menu items have changed significantly and portion sizes are much smaller than before.

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was great! The view though is amazing!!!

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TaylorB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are glad it is reopened but miss some of our favorite items that are no longer on the menu. No Turkey BLT specifically. Maybe once things settle it will return.

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vipMaria
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Poseidon never disappoints...absolutely the best Shrimp Martinis anywhere.

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vipMrsK
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at our favorite restaurant! Amazing food, service and ambience!

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Elaine
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Things seem a little disorganized at Poseidon. This may have something to do with the constantly changing dining regulations in the county. The staff does seem eager to help the diners have a good experience.

The staff may need a little more training. The busboy asked if he could remove my fellow diner's plate when she was still holding her fork and had food on her plate. Our server was good overall but brought out the wrong version of one dish. She corrected this error speedily.

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vipLisaM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has one of the best views in San Diego right on the beach in Del Mar. I had a seafood salad that had large scallops and shrimp with a nice vinaigrette. I had a spicy margarita that was quite spicy but tasty. Staff with friendly and efficient and they did well following all the safety guidelines related to Covid.

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MarcosM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, delicious food. Just a little pricy.

JL
vipJenniferL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back dining at Poseidon! Excellent food, great drinks, and the best beach front location!

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vipMarlene
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s no better place in San Diego County for lunch on a beautiful day. We sat on the patio for my friend’s birthday and had a delicious, relaxing lunch overlooking the ocean. Our server Darren was so nice & fun that we’ll definitely ask for his section next time! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! I noted instructions for two glasses of champagne at the start of the meal. Apparently no one read it though.

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vipRichard
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite N. county restaurant. Their Chilean sea bass is consistently the best fish dish in the county.

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Poseidon is rated 4.6 stars by 3813 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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