Poseidon

4.8
4301 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 4301 people are saying
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BrittanyN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our second anniversary. Michael, our server, was absolutely incredible. His knowledge of wines and the menu were impeccable. The dessert we had will never be forgotten. Madeline and her vanilla puffed pastry was absolutely heaven. Thank you for making our anniversary so special and one to remember!! We will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! It is always our go to for special occasions. Dave our server was the best he always makes our dining experience fantastic! You can’t beat the ocean view or relaxed atmosphere. The food and cocktails are always good but could use some new additions to the menu.

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DebbieC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with a dear friend… corner table on the patio is perfection! Wonderful pistachio-crusted salmon and Chardonnay, would do the exact meal again.

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stacys
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch or dinner. In July went there for a grad party and excellent dinner out on beach. The sea bass was over the top great. Yesterday had a fun work lunch outside and service, food was excellent! Conversation could be heard and timing of food arrival perfect. Recommend highly!

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vollylobby
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations at the Poseidon while at a conference in Carlsbad. From the moment we arrived until we left, the Poseidon exceeded our expectations in every way. Both hostesses were extremely welcoming and nice. I had booked an inside table because I thought it my be cold outside but when we arrived, I asked for an outside table. They didn't hesitate at all and seated the 4 of us at the nicest table outside (end table on the water side). It was quiet, romantic and just absolutely wonderful. Our server was friendly, professional and made very good recommendations. The food was outstanding!
Great place in every way!
We will be back!

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EdwardA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great view. Food was very good. Service staff appeared to be stretched thin

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vipJanM
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday snd anniversary. The entire evening was amazing .The food was superior, the service excellent, and the setting absolutely perfect. An evening and dinner we will always remember. Thank you

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LaurieM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our table outside right on the beach was just perfect and the view was amazing. We really enjoyed the steamed clam appetizer and my Seafood Cobb Salad was so tasty, fresh, and had a generous portion of seafood. Beware of crafty seagulls as one flew off with my box of exceptional leftovers. Pretty memorable finish to a fantastic lunch. Thank you.

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SEAN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was dissapointed that there was not a selection of entre salads on the menu.
The food was mediocre the ambiance was wonderful

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vipSFDINER
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon is one of our favorite restaurants for a number of reasons:
1-The food is really, really good.
2-Our service (this time from Sam and manager Bobby) is always exceptional.
3- You can't beat being right on the beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful ; calamari appetizer and salmon, sea bass, and scallop entrees were all very tasty!

The location is truly one of the best patios in San Diego and maybe all of So Cal. So to have such great, friendly and attentive service and such great food with that waterfront Auckland set view is extraordinary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night! The food was delicious, service outstanding and view breathtaking! Our waiter, Dave, helped us have a night to remember!

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RossJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A romantic and beautiful spot to have an anniversary. The service was fantastic.

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chuckm
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and all other staff very accommodating . The view was beautiful and food perfect!

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StacyL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant ha such a beautiful view and the waitress was great!!!!!

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AustinC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Removed burger from menu. Not many choices for kids. Also removed break baskets? I guess they are cutting back on the lower priced items which elminates some choices. My kids really wanted the bread basket.

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PiyushM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch place. Tasty food. Responsive service. Beach view. Reserve in advance. Only con - Paid valley parking.

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KarenH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a brunch with a friend, nice patio by the beach. Service was great!

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JillY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was made easy. Fortunately for us we made one since we left an article of clothing there after our meal and we got a call right away to tell us!

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vipSusanP
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So the staff made this fantastic. Oscar, you are the best, as is Dave. Your delightful personalities and excellent service really added to the occasion. The clam chowder was delicious, calamari too. Usually I get the Chilean Sea Bass, which is always excellent, but tonight was over salted and didn't taste as fresh. I'd suggest upgrading the focaccia as your bread of choice, but overall everything was good and the view inspiring.

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DavidR
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Poseidon doesn't rely on its fantastic venue to wow its customers. The food is interesting, very good and well presented but the staff made our dining experience special.

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CandyM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sea bass, ceviche and view!

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Rory
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, Great service and amazing views! 10/10 Will return!

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BonnieF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is always spectacular. The service was great. Always a good experience.

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BubWey
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The view was amazing. Service was also amazing. Food not so much.

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ChipD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not sure which was best ... the food or the view. Both were outstanding!

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Paula
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I ordered fish and chips. I expected a lovely moist piece of cod in batter, but instead received fish sticks which were over baked and over breaded and dry. I could barely see or taste any fish in them. So disappointing as my first time out in a long time. Service was great and ambiance is of course excellent, as always.

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vipSDFoodie
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Not the experience we we're expecting! My wife's steak was cold when it arrived at our table. After informing the staff and having a bit longer discussion about the steak then what should have been necessary, they offered to cook us another one. The second steak didn't come out for a very long time, all of the rest of our meals were already finished AND the new steak was overcooked. We asked to them bag it and our desserts up that we had ordered already and we left for home. This was a very expensive dinner and not a good experience at all. The view was nice.

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Sassydawnb
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The location is amazing. We went for restaurant week and the food was just ok. We go to restaurant week to experience new restaurants at a lower cost to try appetizers, dinner and dessert. The appetizer was just ok, nothing special. I got the corn and poblano soup. Barely any corn in it and not very spicy. My fish was good but the sauce on it was too sweet and the mash underneath was even sweeter and the fish was just covered with a dry lemon and pepper rub, no oil or butter just dry dust. It would have been exceptional with just a beure blanc without all the extra flavoring and none of the rub which was too bitter and dry. The dessert choices were sorbet, panacota (with spices and pepper yuck) and what was suppose to be a butter cake. I’ve had butter cakes many places and they are moist and flavorful of butter and sugar. This was dry and flavorless. We go to restaurant week to find places we want to go to again and pay full price, I wouldn’t go back at these prices for what we received.

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DanielaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely will be coming back! Food (recommend the calamari) and sunset were my favorite. Lots of options for restaurant week menu.

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FromCBad
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience1

There may not be better pure ocean & beach views in San Diego county than the patio at Poseidon.

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KathyF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch at our favorite beachfront restaurant. Michael provided outstanding service.

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Unhappy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place but spend too mich

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The steaks were perfectly cooked. We had a few mishaps with our drinks. But overall great service and experience!

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BeckyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great beachfront restaurant ! You have to go there!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Last night's dinner was out first visit to Poseidon, and we will be back! The food was excellent, our server (Valerie) was terrific, and the view from the patio can't be beat. We were lucky to have a perfect sunset. The value was acceptable because we ordered from the special Restaurant Week menu. Price would otherwise deter us from going back as often as we might like. Our only issue last night was that it was a cool, breezy evening (my wife wore a jacket) and the heat lamp adjacent to our table blew out and could not be re-ignited, so we took our desserts home because it was too cold to remain outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week! Food was great! View was perfect!

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JanF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, the server was terrific and the food excellent.

FAQs

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

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4301 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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