Poseidon

4.6
3532 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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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early to a very busy Sunday night. We asked to sit in the bar for 20 minutes while waiting for our table.
The bar was extremely busy and we had to cobble together a table for two because there were no chairs.

We ordered an appetizer or a glass of wine and an Arnold Palmer. Everything was fine the waiter told us.
We ordered an appetizer a glass of wine and an Arnold Palmer. Everything was fine the waiter told us we could move our tab to the restaurant when our table became available

We received a text message from the house just who informed us the table was ready.
The hostess was just shy of rude.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning view, amazing service and food was delicious. Highly recommend it!

TE
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town,so we were amazed at the view. Dining right on the Pacific is nice experience. Food was very good, service was also very good. Price is a bit more than I am accustomed to,but the location made it worth the expense. We will be back if ever at Del Mar again.

DB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So much fun for a lunch date. Beautiful place and good food. Service was great. Can't wait to go back again.

S
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here twice this week for my birthday. Both experiences were great! First night I ordered the calamari and diver scallops (scallops were excellent and the calamari was pretty good). Second night we sat in the bar before being seated. Their spicy margarita is fantastic! We also ordered the beef sliders (excellent) and the charcuterie board (nothing special). For dinner I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass (FANTASITC). Our waiter, Oscar D., was delightful and helpful. The main highlight of this place is the ocean view.

k
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view, great lunch choices... takes reservations.. friendly service...what more could you want!!!

OT
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were on a date and sat outside. I had the Ciopino . It was great . If you want a beach front place to eat, this is the place .

J
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beach patio dining in San Diego! Food is always great and the view never gets old.

k
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and spectacular view! Terrific lunch with friends..

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect beachside location, attentive staff...have I mentioned perfect?

VB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Manager did not know what he was doing. Refused to correct a guests order and was unfamiliar witg how gift cards work.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poseidon is a great restaurant with great food and atmosphere. I enjoy the food selection.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff!! Best view in SD County!!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s better than a gorgeous sunset view while having a fabulous meal literally on the beach. A must do experience whether you live local or visiting.

GR
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second time. Live out of town. We ate outside and it was so beautiful! The crab cakes were divine. The ceviche was delicious.

Will definitely be back!

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance! Coconut shrimp was very good. My husband and I spilt the shrimp ravioli and truffle pasta and we also ordered the scallops, which we could have skipped.

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were to celebrate an anniversary. The setting was perfect. The food was good and the service was excellent.

MD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great view and good food. Nice neighborhood restaurant with a friendly staff!

TB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, expensive but that was not surprising due to the location. Valet very reasonable.

SD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love having lunch here on a nice day. I actually prefer lunch here over dinner.

M
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, excellent food, beautiful view!!

SS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this venue for entertaining out of town guests. Our meal never disappoints—we highly recommend considering the special. Devon went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience! Keep this on your hot list.

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a favorite place for me to go to when in the area to have a drink. The food was average at best!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting right on the beach with delicious food.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, gorgeous view. If you’re going to sit outside come closer to sunset. We were there at 6 (sunset at 7:45) and I was frying like an egg out there until around 7p.

f
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's one of the few eateries where you can sit outside by the beach. It's a little pricey for what you get. Hamburger is good, but very greasy and messy. Service is great. They were nice enough to let us sit for quite a while after lunch to talk.

R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was particularly slow and inattentive. The food and atmosphere is always outstanding!

T
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy lunch or dinner next to the beach. Love this place.

MY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always our favorite place to bring our guests. Food and service are great!

GR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific! We shared the Coconut Shrimp appetizer; I had the Pistachio-Encrusted Salmon (delicious!); and my husband enjoyed the Mini Surf and Turf special (Flat-Iron Steak and Shrimp). The service was outstanding...our waitress was friendly and attentive and even brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We sat outside on the patio, right next to the beach, so a fantastic view! Only downside was the overcast skies, but we enjoyed watching the people and the waves!

SW
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

How do you go wrong on the patio next to the beach?! Although our table wasn’t great, and we had reservations for the patio, we were barely outside. Food is way too expensive for lunch fare and service was only so-so.

Still love the view and great memories of prior visits.

BD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place on the beach. Good food appropriate for location.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, our families go to dinner location while on vacation in Del Mar.

SC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects as usual. Wonderful food, best ambiance in San Diego.

OS
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, food, and service.

J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Poseidon over the weekend with my boyfriends family, who were in town from Arizona. It was crowded but I managed to reserve a table outside, which is a must. The atmosphere at this restaurant is amazing because you are truly right on the sand with the rolling waves in the background when you snag outdoor seating. Half our table ordered the Sea Bass which was recommended by our server and it was delicious. Every plate at the table was empty by the end! Highly recommended for good quality food and a great dining experience. Our server was also a gem, very personable! Looking forward to our next visit.

K
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening! Good service, good food and, well, the best beach restaurant in San Diego!!! We live in La Jolla, but Poseidon is our go to restaurant!!

OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Everything was fair except when you’re celebrating your 19th year wedding anniversary (you let them know) and nothing. I guess we have been spoiled in the past with other nice restaurants setting the bar high with personalized menus, cards, flowers or at least dessert. I don’t recommend coming here for a special occasion.

KA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great cocktails, great people!

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