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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (97)
Scenic View (92)
Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
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Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (52)
Great for Lunch (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Romantic (39)
Worth the Drive (38)
Casual (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
People Watching (28)
Fun (27)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Business Meals (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Healthy (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (8)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (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)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 hours ago

Always Awesome

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (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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·Dined on November 26, 2017

A good place for dinner. A bit pricey but excellent food. Water glass could have been kept full. We stayed a long while talking following dinner because there were tables available and no one bothered us. The ocean is right out the window but an evening marine layer limited the view.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Forgot to bring our appetizer, the new burger on the menu was not worth the price paid. My wife and daughter did enjoy the seafood they ordered.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

So I took a friend for her Birthday to Poseidon for dinner. The food was for the most part pretty good. She had the seafood linguini and I had a salad with chicken. The salad was good but the chicken was basically room temperature (or cool) and I had somehow expected it to be served hot. We did love the appetizer (pistachio crusted brie) and we also shared parmesan fries which were hot but not amazing. The service was pretty slow. I ran out of water twice and was kind of looking around for the server who was nowhere to be found. We did order off the dessert menu (I made my friend order dessert because it was her Birthday) and the server did put a candle it but then kind of dropped it off (no wishing her a happy Birthday at all throughout the evening). I guess the server just didn't really care to work hard that night (at least that is how it felt). The food was fine but I probably won't return because for the prices I would have expected better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had a big party of 9 people, they got us a lovely table on the patio outside, service was excellent as always. Solid place to go every time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We came to Poseidon in the past for a dinner celebrating our 20th anniversary. That time, it was perfect: delicious, somewhat innovative food and beautiful view. This last time, we went for lunch with my parents and our vegetarian son. The service was good, and the view was still beautiful, of course, but the ambience was somewhat marred by repairs being done to the rainpipe. The menu is not at all vegetarian-friendly, so my son had to get tacos minus the meat. Two of five of us got tacos with deep fried fish, which can be great when fried what I guess you might call tempura style. This was more like fish-stick style--heavy and not flavorful. I believe the other two in our party had OK food. The food isn't expensive, but not cheap for what it is. Overall, a disappointing experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

It was a good experience. If you are looking for a more private setting and not into people/surf watching then I suggest another restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good food, gorgeous view. Seated promptly, but as restaurant got crowded the service declined. Understaffed for the Tues before Thanksgiving. Took 30min to pay our bill once we got waitresses attention to request the bill.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were late and they were so nice about it. We had a great table next to the beach. Food and service were outstanding and we Sahrry a complimentary birthday dessert!

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited for the Breeders Cup and had dinner at the Poseidon that evening. Chef Jamal and the staff were fantastic! This is one of my favorite spots in all of San Diego. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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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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vip
 (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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