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About Poseidon

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.

1670 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
15th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 755-9345

Website:
http://www.poseidonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Private Lot

Executive Chef:
Mourad Jamal

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

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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Poseidon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (103)
Scenic View (98)
Great for Outdoor Dining (85)
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Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Great for Lunch (47)
Romantic (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Casual (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
People Watching (32)
Fun (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Healthy (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Great for Brunch (19)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Cozy (11)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Food: Delish
Ambiance: wonderful!
Service: excellent

Had the mixed grill for lunch ... the shrimp and scallop were cool to the touch ....

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic service! Eveytime we dine here we have a wonderful time. Great view, great food, and great service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

It's all about the location. We've been going to Poseidon for 40 years and it's never great but always good enough because of the location. I miss the burger they used to have...now the food is trying to be more upscale.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Always go for lunch with my BFF to celebrate our birthdays. Love to drink champagne there and watch the people. Great views and ambiance.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

I live in Denver (used to live in Del Mar) but visit Del Mar 2-3 times a year. I always have lunch at the Poseidon when I am in town. You can't beat the view, the food and the service is always good. It's a great place.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely location, tasty food with sufficient variety for lunch. Server was fairly helpful, but disappointed that she/the restaurant ignored the note I had included in the online reservation that this was a special birthday for our friend. I had to remind them in front of the honored guest. Bus staff decidedly not friendly. Host at front desk also less than inspired, but valet was very gracious. So, staff is uneven in their service. Good thing they have the wonderful waterfront location to bring people back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a treat . Breaking waves near enough to hear.
The only downside are the pesky seagulls. The wait staff are on guard and shoo them away.
Looking forward to our next visit, hopefully soon.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Breaking ocean waves 30' away, delicious entrees (especially the sea bass), mud pie for dessert -- what could be bad? Entrees are a bit expensive but that can be mitigated if you can find a 20% food discount coupon or by going on Tues. or Wed. when selected wines are half price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful view! I can't wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Beautiful views, very good service and good food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service, food quality just ok.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great seafood, view, service. Great appetizers and seafood platter

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and our server was so pleasant. Visit in from out of town and the sunset Beach view is outstanding. Patio heaters made outside very comfortable. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Met a special friend for lunch to share our Autumn birthdays. Quiet booth. Never rushed. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lots of view seating. I am not sure, but I believe the valet parking rule of "go directly to your car" after you have finished your dining/drinking experience, is new. I understand, but, as well, at least a bit of a walk on the beach would be nice after your meal even if at an extra hourly rate or maximum stay fee. The large, clearly posted sign of a possible tow and extra $20 charge felt inhospitable.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Thanks Todd & staff excellent friendly professionals.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had not been here for quite some time....it was a wonderful return, at a great location

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server, Teresa, was great. But the kitchen seemed to be slow that night and not at the usual level of greatness.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Oh the view! If it's your 1st time, ask for either the outside patio or an inside table overlooking the ocean. The sea bass is probably one of their signature dishes and is always a winner. They have a very good wine list, and the servers never try to rush you out of your table. This restaurant never disappoints.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The place is great! Great location, great food, great service! Would highly recommend it to anyone celebrating something special or just for a great meal out. A little expensive, but totally worth the price!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I book a lot of first dates for my clients here as a matchmaker. I heard good things so I took my husband for lunch with an Open Table gift card. We sat right at the ledge overlooking the beach. The day was overcast and a little chilly but the restaurant had the outdoor heaters going so it was fine. We ordered the soup which was vegan and it was delicious but my husband likes his food piping hot and requested it to be so. When it came, it was just the temperature that it would normally be so that was disappointing for him. We both ordered salmon. Me the quinoa salad and he the bbq sandwich, without the bbq and a side of the chefs vegetables. We really liked the salmon a lot but I REALLLLLY loved my salad! Salmon, quinoa, watermelon, tomato, feta, fava beans and cooked down red peppers which I don't even like! It was really big too and for a fitness buff like myself, a perfect meal! Our server, Jessica I think, couldn't have been nicer or more cheery. Maybe I would be too getting to look at such scenery every day, but she was a doll! Overall a great experience from the valets to the hostesses who often don't get enough credit for setting the tone of the places that they represent. Will definitely go back!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very good it was our 50th anniversary we had a great time, our waitress was very intelligent and had answers for all our questions about food and menu items, Great Time we will return on our next trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We arrived with a reservation (and a couple of minutes early), having requested a table outside. The couple in front of us did not have a reservation, but were given the last available table outside while we were offered a table inside or a wait. We opted to wait. So, we headed to the bar and ordered a cocktail. A couple sat down next to us and ordered sparkling wine. The bartender corrected the man saying, “you mean champagne.” The man said no, he really just wanted sparkling wine and the bartender informed him that champagne was the same thing - just carbonated wine. I do think a bartender should know the difference between champagne and sparkling wine - and shouldn’t argue with customers, particularly when he is wrong. We were seated shortly thereafter and our server was very kind and friendly. We ordered a light lunch - Caesar salad, ahi tuna and clam chowder - it was all just fine. Nothing to get excited about. The tuna was fairly tasteless, the chowder was standard fare and the salad was what you would expect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch with my family on a perfect San Diego day ! Service was prompt and the food was delicious! Poseidon is one of our favorite places for enjoying good food at the beach.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nice restaurant. We got there 45 minutes early, sat in the bar, but didn't get our table until 20 minutes after our reservation time. They must have overbooked. The bar and ambiance were good, so we didn't mind the wait too much. Average menu, was hoping for more fresh fish choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great. Beautiful views. Good food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and service were very good. Also waterfront location. Noise level was quite high.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and awesome view. Good selection of local beers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Super friendly staff from hostesses to wait staff. Lupe was our waitress and she was very attentive and friendly. The food quality was also superb. The ambience was ideal, sitting outside literally right next to the beach. Top-notch experience and I will surely come back.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Poseidon is a great place for food, view, and service. I recognized that the staff were in middle age group that gave me warm and comfortable feeling compared to the service from very young and hansom looking guys. Food was great, fresh, good amount, not salty and not very oily and Great taste!
One thing I regret was that I forgot to bring a coupon of 20% discount.
Young

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Maddie & Glen at the bar are always great, as are all of the staff at this irreplaceable on-the-beach gem!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everyone is so helpful, the view is great, service is prompt, and seating perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Haven't been here in years as we live in the Midwest. We were visiting my wife's uncle who lives in Delmar. This is one of his favorite restaurants. We had a wonderful time. Dinner and drinks delightful!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We sat on the patio, which was amazing. Excellent views of the ocean. The food was very good, however our server was extremely busy and had to be reminded multiple times to bring us items such as ice tea, salad dressing, etc. Overall good experience. We would recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We go to Poseidon quite often. The location right on the sand is a plus, as well as their great food for both lunch and dinner.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My first visit was about 1983 when my husband and I were visiting friends. It was such a pleasure that I was delighted to return eight years ago with the same friends. This visit I arranged to celebrate a time together with family. Should I return to San Diego, I will certainly visit Posieden.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love Poseidon especially on the patio that is right on the sand. Lovely to watch the waves and activities on the beach during the day or sunset in the evening. The food is always good with many items to choose from. Service is excellent. Parking easy with valet. One of my favorite spots!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Convenient valet parking @$5 is about same total as public pay $3 per hour lot nearby.
One level - No steps. Good view tables inside & Great outdoor patio seating right on the beach.
A better "Good food & service" establishment. A little bit less pricey than some other beachfront dining. Del Mar is less frenetic and more laid-back than other beach towns. A really pretty little beach town. Worth the trip indeed.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

we are coming back to the Poseidon now for the last 8 years, at least 4-7 times a year, for either special occasions or business. Always great, always great food and service.
Thank you

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I usually give Poseidon a 5-star rating, but this time the waitress wrote down the wrong order. We ordered halibut and she brought salmon. She offered to correct her error but we did not want to wait another half-hour. There was no offer of some discount which was a bit annoying since the wrong lunch was more expensive than the one we ordered. Overall, I rate the service this time as mediocre, although the venue was excellent as usual.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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