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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:
$31 to $50

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

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (89)
Scenic View (83)
Great for Outdoor Dining (69)
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Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (46)
Great for Lunch (46)
Worth the Drive (42)
Casual (38)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
People Watching (31)
Fun (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Great for Brunch (19)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Healthy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vegan (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is always high quality but expensive. You will not be disappointed

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was great. We had a beautiful view of the beach and sunset from our patio table!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great time!! We love the awesome ocean views here. You just can't beat it. We sat out on the patio with incredible ocean views. All of San Diego was under blue skies, but the fog blew in and it was a bit cold, but the restaurant had heat lamps and gave us all blankets. What place does that? My only complaint is that they took my favorite meal off the lunch menu and now only have it for dinner - the delicious cauliflower meal. It was a healthy choice and now I cannot have it at lunch, please, please add this back to your menu!!!!!! So instead, I had the delicious hamburger, very, very tasty, but not as healthy!! The service is always lovely. I do not remember our servers name, but he is from Indiana and was very friendly, efficient, and fun. I also like Claudia, she has been our server in the past and she is extremely friendly. She always gives us a hug when she sees us. You just cannot go wrong eating here. Always a very special dining experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch seated in our favorite place, on the patio. My friend from central California was completely enamored with the beach scene and the great selection of sea food. Any day is a great day to have lunch at the Poseidon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fun, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Best view ever but the sea gulls stole our lunch! Literally a pesky sea gull took a huge piece of crab quesadilla & then the same one picked up my side of dressing from my salad and dumped it in my lap when I yelled to scare him away. I have eaten here several times & this was the first time I have experienced this. The manager comped one glass of wine but really should have replaced our order. If not for the bird bandits, I always give this place 5/5 stars.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Tapas
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our waiter went above and beyond. He was extremely attentive without being obstrusive. The food was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were very impressed with Poseidon! The view is spectacular, and the ambiance was romantic. Loved the indoor fire pit, too. Our meals were delicious. Healthfully prepared and not loaded with salt! We will definitely return! Thank you!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I was extremely disappointed. I made a lunch reservation days in advance as I had guests from Europe visiting San Diego for the first time. While I understand my special request for a patio table is not guaranteed, I expected a reservation to make a difference. I was told there would be at least a 30 minute wait for patio and while I was considering an inside view table, two groups of walk-ins were seated at the last two tables. We were given a back table with minimal views and no atmosphere. What was particularly upsetting was that a table for five was available on the outside patio but the indifferent, unhelpful hostess refused to give it to our party of four. As a patron of many years (even before the revamped, modernized current restaurant) they lost a customer. We found the food to be mediocre which made me doubly embarrassed about my recommendation.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and great service. We will be returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had outstanding service, very accommodating, we were having lunch with a baby. The food is tasty and the view spectacular. I love the fish taco.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Poseidon was wonderful for New Year's Eve: great service, food (creative and delicious--and the prix fixe menu an excellent value), ambiance, wine, and of course view (the latter one of the best in San Diego). I hadn't been to the restaurant in quite a while and really was pleased with the more unique and inviting menu--and definitely have told others and will return myself!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is the best beach patio dining in San Diego County! The food is very good if not exceptional and the service is outstanding! The bar is small and friendly. Be prepared to spend a bit to enjoy this spot but usually well worth it! Picture is of a sunset from the patio.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The tables are way too close together. Impacts private dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outdoor dining right on the beach. Delicious food, friendly server. Parking may be difficult, but valet is $5 and worth the convenience. In the evening, they have heaters in the outdoor dining area and the ocean is lit so you can still see the waves coming in. Gorgeous.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful views of the beach. Very crowded and loud. Server was great. Salmon plate ... salmon over a few small potatoes for $35....really??? Was told it was one of restaurant’s best plates....No salad, no veg??
Bread was great

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful view of the sunset but really disappointing food (again). It wasn’t our first experience here. It was also a special birthday dinner and no mention of it was made. Overall, we won’t be returning. Go for a drink to watch the sunset, then head elsewhere for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good and the view was spectacular but the service was quite slow. I would plan to go again.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were in Del Mar with a guest from out of town and thought we'd give Poseidon a try for its view. We hadn't been here in years and were pleasantly surprised. The outdoor patio is lively with a perfect view of the waves. The food and service were great. The fish tacos were outstanding and my family liked the quinoa salmon salad and the Jidori chicken sandwich. I'd highly recommend for lunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Poseidon was BEAUTIFUL! We celebrated Christmas dinner here. The food was delicious, service outstanding and the location can not be beat. The outdoor terrace has heaters and blankets to use when the sun goes down which makes this option comfortable even during the winter. I absolutely will be going back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I enjoyed Poseidon and will recommend to friends and family.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We’re local and have enjoyed Poseidon for years. We held a large baby shower there and they were terrific with the logistics, the service and special requests. We highly recommend it for good food and casual beachside ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was good, but could have been more creative. Can't beat having dinner next to the ocean on Christmas eve.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great time, and the food was excellent. The only comment I have is that I wish you could get Moscato in something other than a dessert shot glass. Not everyone is a wine snob; some of us are unashamed to order sweet wine to go with dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A San Diego staple, The Poseidon never disappoints.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Not terrific

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great location with a view of the ocean! Great place and good food.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I had my birthday dinner at Poseidon and it was a great experience. From the food to the service, we were very impressed. We sat on the patio with an ocean view, but since we had reservations for dinner it was quite dark. So we decided to go to brunch the next day. But no matter what time of day you can always hear the ocean, which is what I loved! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Poseiden is a great beachfront spot for good friends to enjoy a good meal or drinks together. Come as you are or dress to impress, no one cares since were all enjoying the beach views.
I rememeber back when this Beach bar use to have sand on the floors, in the inside and the band stage in the back corner. Today is fully remodeled and looks sharp and invitiing for any dinner date or group party.

I had the a burger with frys for lunch and I was totally blown away about how good it was.

Best free part we caught a sunny bright day in late December on the outside deck. We couldnt have written it better. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent as always, a favorite spot for good food and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent! Our seafood mixed grill was exceptional and the location right on the beach can't be beat.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always Awesome

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Everyone is always so helpful and the food is great. Parking close by and no problem, Great view!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Hello I have been there many time. the prices are getting to a point however where I will have to think twice. thanks.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took our friends from Arizona and sat on the patio to enjoy the sun and the surf. We enjoyed wonderful fish tacos and seafood salads. We never felt rushed, but the waitress was very attentive.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was great. Outdoor table overlooking the beach, terrific menu and service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful ocean view. Chef’s pre fixe menu was excellent . We loved the scallops and the seared ahi. Those who love beets raved about the salad. It was a picture perfect presentation. I personally abhor beets. First time there, but would definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Right on the beach, so the view is incredible. The food is delicious-well prepared and presented. Excellent service. Half price wine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays a bonus.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fish was extremely dry and overcooked.We think we will stick for oceanfrontdining and the quality with Pacific coast grill

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious food. Extensive menu. Great service and beautiful scenic view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner with dear friends visiting San Diego from Colorado. Our server, Theresa was absolutely wonderful. Gracious, accommodating and thoughtful. Her attentiveness made the experience that much more pleasurable.

Poseidon's menu continues to show new and innovative recipes. Great improvements to the menu and the food preparation since we first visited the establishment when we moved to SoCal in 2012. We had the yellowfin tuna seared rare and it was truly "sashimi" grade. We all shared tastes and the crabcakes were quite yummy as were the diver scallops. Scallops were perfectly cooked to medium rare. Kudos to Poseidon for continually raising their bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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