Poseidon

4.8
4182 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.

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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 4182 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdrianneP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat the patio on the ocean! Friendly staff, good service, nice food and easy valet parking.

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TomW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining here. And the location can’t be beat!

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vipJohn
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations early and if weather is good, ask for outdoor patio dining. Great food and beach scenery. Depending on weather over the ocean at sunset time, you might even see a Green Flash.

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vipkarenl
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best view in Del Mar! Right on the ocean on the best beach in Southern California. Watch the surfers, sunbathers and birds enjoy the waves, sun and sand. The food was good and service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Job resignation.

JR
vipJenniferR
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous oceanfront dining along with fantastic menu selections. The Maine Diver Scallops and Pistachio Crusted Salmon were delicious. Great service from Valerie, and entire staff!

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HuntK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quintessential Southern California beach dining experience!
Be sure to request an outdoor 2nd story patio table for an unobstructed view of the beach, the surf, and the Pacific Ocean!
The food is delicious and elegantly prepared.
Not inexpensive, so you may want to save it for a special occasion, including the first date with someone very special. In fact, if that is the case, try to get a later reservation so you will still be feeding each other chocolate lava cake and sipping coffee for a quintessential sunset into the ocean and maybe even a green flash.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Service is impeccable. And the view of the ocean is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not enough umbrellas to shade the area from the sun

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RobertD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always amazing to be able to enjoy a nice meal on the beach while watching the sun set.

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JohnP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make reservations for Poseidon every time we visit family in San Diego. Over the years we’ve always had a 5 star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from NY so this was my first time out in San Diego and wanted to cap it off with a nice date-night dinner. Food was amazing and the outdoor dining right on the beach which we couldn’t ask for much more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday. Great day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Poseidon, great for locals

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MaryS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

KK
KenK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambiance and a spectacular view of the ocean, surfers, walkers, etc. Loved the outdoor seating. Very romantic.

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SteveK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We drove to Poseidon specifically for the fillet mignon, which we were told had been permanently removed from the menu. We had the special which was a flat iron steak. Terribly spicy and I had heart burn all night. I wish I had sent it back but it took so long to get our food, and we were hungry. I guess they tried to hide the fact that the steak had no taste.
Very disappointed in the special.
And we have been coming the the Poseidon for over 30 years. I guess we will not be going so often.

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vipCalGal
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambiance, the service, and all ocean front. Can’t beat that!!

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RaffaellaM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had reserved a table outside seaside to celebrate my engagement.
1. Didn’t get the seaside table I requested even though the people on the seaside were about to leave(they left within 10 minutes) but by then I didn’t want to make a big deal and ruin the occasion.
2.not sure why you ask on line if the guest is celebrating a special occasion if you don’t do anything about it.
3. We ordered a chaser salad which was small and plain,the calamari which didn’t taste like calamari and were soggy,I requested my meat to be almost raw and it was over cooked.
I hope this review doesn’t go to waste and you also remedy this problem I had

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Cbernard
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would have liked a couple more varieties of fish to choose from but what we had was awesome. They turned the heaters on for us outside or it would have been a bit chilly.

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner with family. Valet was personable and quick. Waitress was helpful, funny and knowledgeable about menu items. We sat outside and watched sunset before meal. Staff turned on heaters for all patrons outdoors no pressure to leave it was a very pleasant experience!

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vipAndraC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Beautiful day on the patio. Food was fabulous. Service was wonderful. Couldn't have had a better meal or service

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Dick
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a great lunch sitting outdoors in full view of the ocean. Wonderful afternoon!

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vipSdgolfer
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and food was wonderful. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service we are and got out within an hour. Beautiful sunset and the food and atmosphere was amazing!

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vipDodger
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We four old friends were able to dine together for the first time since the pandemic. We chose to sit outside at the Poseidon. We had lovely attentive service. Two of us had the Cioppino (without pasta) which was quite delicious, one friend had the Farro Risotto and the other the shrimp tacos. We all enjoyed our meals very much. We shared a wonderful bottle of Champagne. The day was sunny and glorious and we were able to sit under an umbrella to save our complexions.

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ejh194
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Andrew H, was great! He was very nice, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Their tacos both fish (panko-crusted) & shrimp were DELICIOUS!!! And you cannot go wrong eating lunch out on that deck overlooking the ocean. We will be back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening!!

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vipBill
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific starters and excellent mixed drinks. Outstanding outdoor patio seating literally on the beach sand. All food came out cooked properly and service attention to table was very attentive. Our waiter Oscar, was knowledgable and helped find good alternatives to printed menu items.

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vipDanielleM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views wonderful food and wonderful service

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vipjimmy
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice restaurant on the beach. We had patio dining (good for the pandemic) and a very friendly wait staff. The food was good too.

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Julu
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience. The food is delicious, I had the ahi tuna this time and it didn't disappoint. Of course, the ambiance by the ocean can't be beat! I will come again.

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Erika
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food was delicious. We came for brunch and we weren’t disappointed. Definitely will be back soon.

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ChamaineR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The location and ambiance were amazing. The food was good and service decent, but sitting outside with the ocean in front of us was memorable.

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shippssue
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since it was lunch Saturday, nice weather, very noisy and crowded.

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vipMuriel
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Proseidon for over twenty five years without any issues. Food and customer service is top notch.

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vipJiggy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diver Scallops with polenta was superb. Calamari appetizer was also awesome

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LuisG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous place to eat and enjoy the scene. The waiters, bartenders, and even the valet have always been superb. Great service, delicious food, phenomenal view. Couldn't ask for anything else. I have recommended friends from out of town and they thank me I recommended your restaurant

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BKBontheroadagain
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and the best calamari I have ever eaten!! Lovely spot on a sunny beach. Excellent wine selection.

FAQs

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

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4182 OpenTable diners.

Poseidon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/930/poseidon-restaurant.

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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