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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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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