Poseidon

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3771 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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MarilynS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, we had the best server EVER!! Her name was Valerie, and she had the best sense of humor! She had us in stitches!

Everyone enjoyed their choices!

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ClausF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Bloody Mary was not very good and the fish in the tacos was over cooked.

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vipbrucem
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food and service and an incredible view. We’ll be back.

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vipMonicaK
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST NIGHT EVER. We arrived early to take advantage of happy hour-- had a couple of margs and some calamari-- my favorite....The Best!! Then enjoyed a wonderful dinner, with waiter, David, who was super nice and friendly and made an awesome recommendation for dinner. Food, service, view, and ambiance could not have been better!!

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vipFrankE
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Service very mediocre. Waited a long time to get our meal. Calamari sandwich recommended by server was flavorless. Sent it back for fish tacos. Waited a long time again for nothing special. Wine choices poor and overpriced. Seems like they are banking on the beach front location and not paying attention to much else. Won’t be returning any time soon. Too bad. Used to be much better.

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Totosmom
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to take out-of-towners. We always try for the sunset on the patio. Cioppino is amazing!

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friendly
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we were kind of rushed by staff. Not that friendly

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I81U812
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bday celebration. Waiters were very helpful. Food was excellent. Will come back. Thank you for the great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was terrible. And this is not the first time we experienced poor service there.
We waiting nearly an hour for main course.
Food was mediocre and expensive- Cioppino was Luke warm
Seafood linguini was in a tasteless broth.
So disappointing as we love the location on the beach but clearly Poseidon considers their location as a draw and not their food or service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Amanda! Best of class for sure.

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vipKTJ2988
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration we do every year at Poseidon. Best mojitos and view in town!

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Scot
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was incredible. We had a beautiful view of the ocean and sunset from our table on the patio. It was cold and windy when we arrived and our waitress provided us all with blankets to keep warm. That was a nice touch. Our server was attentive. The food was pretty good, but not great. Given the price of each dish, the food should have been spectacular. I was disappointed with the overall value. With so many other options nearby, I would think twice before returning. Very good overall experience if food quality and value are not that important.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience. The food was outstanding. The setting could not be more beautiful. The patio is right on the beach. Service was extremely attentive. The tomato soup was delicious. The tuna superbly prepared and beautifully presented.

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SharonE
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time. Great food. Great Value and Great Service

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JamesH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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DickH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we have eaten at poisidon preveiously and have always been pleased with the experience. i am a fish person and find their menu items excellent. my wife had the lobster plate and was very pleased. all of their associated services are excellent, parking can be pain but that is true almost anywhere. the view, beautifull,. we'll be back.

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Cdmpatty
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful view. We were a party of 8 elderly women (a nightmare for many experienced servers) and which is difficult at best in a busy restaurant. We were well looked after, our food served quickly and our server checked back regularly which made the 8 elderly women with cocktails very happy! We will go back!!

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vipdineforfun
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio during a nice warm day this week. Everything was delicious & sitting on the patio watching the waves & surfers while enjoying lunch was a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening out

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JCanada
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining on the patio next to the beach. The food was great and seeing the sunset was a bonus.

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MarilynR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit and we were introduced by a coupon received in a mailer. There is a $6 valet charge. The lunch prices are comparable to other ocean view restaurants and the menu has a variety of choices. The outdoor area is right at the beachside and inside there is a view from every location. We definitely will return to this charming, well appointed restaurant with dishes as tasty as they are appealing. It’s the epitome of oceanside dining.

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ConsulC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view is amazing. We were seated promptly but our waiter did not greet (we waited for nearly 10 minutes) while others guests seated after us were helped. We actually had to flag another waiter for help. Otherwise we would still have been waiting. Not sure if it had anything to do with us being the only same sex couple outside in the terrace. The food was not bad, not great, have been to other restaurants serving similar dishes for far less.

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RaeW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very Nice! Thank you for accommodating your table size and time!

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SueD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

slow service, mediocre food, good location on the beach in Del Mar but lacking in ambiance, not outstanding.

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vipracefan
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

One of the very few times the service was not excellent. Waitress was definitely having a bad day.

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WilliamC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant every time we are visiting family in Del Sur. And unless it’s a late dinner after dark we dine outside with great reviews of the ocean.

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MaireenA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak and lobster I’ve ever had! A fabulous meal

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and sitting by the ocean in Feb. was a treat.

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VictorM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner on the outside by the concrete overseeing the ocean as the sunset was ongoing; great ambiance. The swordfish dinner was perfect and the dessert was very good. Amanda, our server, was outstanding. The selected wine as perfection.
Overall a great unique experience to be repeated.

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vipDavethediner
San Diego
200 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening - hosting family from out of town - they had a great experience - sat outside but plenty warm - in fact had to ask them to turn the heat down since we were actually hot. Sea bass was very good

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vipEvaG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We add to add 2 more people in our party and they so graciously accommodated us! Impressive!

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time! The food was good and quite affordable. Portions were filling. Waiter very Knowledgeable, and honest. Didn’t over sell but showed interest in our preferences and matching that up with the menu. Attentive but not overbearing. Bus staff a little eager to pick up but manageable. Ambiance to die for! Parking was convenient and Valet affordable.
This is a must on your date list or if your showing off San Diego...

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vipMikeE
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was great. One of my favorite dining experiences in the past few years. We will definitely be back the next time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Went there for a Valentine’s Day dinner. We had to wait even though we had reservations. The food was extremely over priced for what you get. If you have special dietary restrictions like Keto diet forget about this place. We will not be back nor recommending it to anyone!

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vippupluv
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

food took awhile to come out and some of it was cold

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vipCKLD
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. Great personality a lot of fun. The manager always comes and greets up every time we go there. He is very kind. It’s a beautiful location right on the beach in Del Mar. Isn’t a bad table in the building.

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barryf
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterfront location was outstanding. Plenty of heaters for nite time outdoor seating. Service was outstanding and all food was prepared to perfection. Strongly recommended for fine dining!!!!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful location right on the beach overlooking the water. Would be a great place to come to for a sunset. While the location was great, the food was average. Nothing special. It’s not a destination restaurant for the food, but I would go just for the location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday, as a family we go to the Poseidon for special occasions throughout the year and are never disappointed.
Love the patio no matter time of year
We’ve lived in Del Mar 23 years now and have seen the changes the Poseidon has gone through. Always great atmosphere and nice escape from the loud poor service restaurants encountered with large groups.
Poseidon is always welcomed our large family and provided excellent service and food/drink.

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VMurphy
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place, brought our 80+ parents, they loved it.

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