Poseidon

4.8
4321 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4321 people are saying
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JanetR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating under the heat lamps was perfectly comfortable with no jacket. Service was fantastic! Our server used humor to resolve a question about which olives to order with a martini (all of the above). My wasabi sesame tuna was perfect and my friends loved the sea bass. The calamari appetizer was not up to par, but the setting is spectacular even after dark.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, service and location.

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vipRFLL
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the three course meal option. The beet salad, sea bass and creme brûlée choice was excellent. Great food and portions.

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vipPaul
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and watched the waves come in while Oscar gave us service that matched the food. We will happily return.

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brewdiver
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner for Wife

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DavidD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Grwat on a warm day. Outside ssarung akmost on the beach. Vsry good lunch place

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vipJohn
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by a very competent waiter. If weather is good, eat out on the patio. But indoors window seat is also pretty good

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Mike
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is superb, you are eating on the Beach. Gorgeous sunset, couldn't ask for more. Scott was a great Server, did all he could to accommodate us, thanks. Chocolate Lava Cake is to die for

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Tony
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location right at the beach, excellent service and solid food.

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AthenaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was great too! Very attentive server yet not intrusive. Nice birthday dinner. Would definitely return.

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LisaC
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oceanfront seating and an outstanding waiter - Eric - what more can you ask? Eric was exceptional, he even read my notes about our family visiting SD for the first time and welcomed them to San Diego. Thanks for another great meal and experience at your restaurant!

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Garson
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love this restaurant but I went there for brunch on my birthday and felt like we were being rushed. Also the food qasnt as good as I remember.

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LynnH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic view. Make reservations!

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JANET
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. Beautiful ambience! Delicious dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the location right on the beach

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CraigS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only problem was that we ordered that there be no corn on our tacos. They put it on anyway. We had to send it back. Because my wife is not able to eat corn kernels. They were back in a few minutes with an order did not have any corn. But in the meantime my fish was getting cold. Is the first issue we’ve ever had with him and it worked out fine.

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Holbrookej
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic and the view is unforgettable. Always good wait staff.

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vipTommy
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner, Drinks and Dessert were very good. Missteps on the steak temp, but recovered nicely. The service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scott was an amazing server. Thanks for returning fast my Portugal card holder.

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vipjeffb
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good shrimp salad.

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VirginiaW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful Indian Summer day at the beach in November. The glass doors were open allowing in a gentle breeze and the scent of the ocean. Service was fast, the waitress polite, the food delicious. Perfect!

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vipAndreOgura
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Most of the reviews are right, food is meh, via is great. Just not a lot of flavor in the dishes, and the brie appetizer made us sick. It's too bad, it's got a lot of potential.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my husband has been out in three months following back surgery. Poseidon was the perfect place to celebrate his recovery

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was our server and was very friendly and descriptive of each dish. Food was great! Nothing beats dining on the patio with this view.

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vipSunset
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining. Sunset view at the beach. And I enjoyed my food. Good service from Oscar.

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vipJerryO
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location; great service!

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vipPacoboy
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous table (next to the wall, i.e., beach!) to watch the spectacular sunset. And we had an amazing waitress! She was awesome! I know food, along with everything else, has increased in price and I understand that, however, we paid $43 for a very small piece of fish and NOTHING else. No potatoes/rice/risotto, no vegetables (OK, there were 3 cherry tomato halves and a couple of fava beans). A delicious sauce was all that came with it. That seems a little steep but it was delicious so there you go!! We had a wonderful evening so I'm not complaining too much and the restaurant was packed so maybe it's just me!!!

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Steve
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great ambience, love the open beach environment.
Great Tasty Food, attentive service.
Great overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and very attentive. The ambiance, sunset, moon waves were gorgeous! The food was fresh, hot delicious!

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DavidE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter named Dave was OUTSTANDING. He was upbeat, participative and a gracious host to my two out of town guests. Of course the outdoor seating with the waves crashing didn't hurt things either. Oh and did I mention the food was excellent? See you next time soon!

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Veys
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place! You can't beat the overall experience. Right on the beach, great food and excellent service!

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MeaganA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location! Sat at a table right on the water. Heat lamps were good to keep us warm outside. Food was amazing. Would definitely be back for another date night!

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kimd
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome setting right on the beach. Nils was an extremely attentive and helpful waiter. Food was delicious, especially the clam chowder and fish and chips.

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vipJemonfu
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a wonderful lunch with friends. The service was great as was the food etc

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StephanieL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location. The avocado toast was delicious and a huge portion!!

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RhondaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the Poseidon. Our favorite restaurant when we visit Del Mar. Our server he was amazing!

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Cindy
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant

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DianeL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice view and good fish tacos. The fries were crisp and nicely seasoned. Service was quick, if a bit too quick. The restaurant is operating with reduced capacity and turnover seems to be a priority, particularly with solo diners. Other than that I enjoyed my lunch and would definitely return.

FAQs

Poseidon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 755-9345.

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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