Poseidon

4.8
4141 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 4141 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Always a joy. The food is amazing. Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, OMG! Fantastic. Try the French Toast with raspberries and blue berries. Just like ordering dessert.

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Great
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night, great food, great service, great spot

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time. Totally perfect night.

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MamaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we’re celebrating a family birthday over lunch. The food and service were both exceptional. Well worth the 90min drive from Orange County. Our time at Poseidon exceeded expectations!

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MaggyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Eric was very efficient and knowledgeable regarding the food preparation. The salmon was cooked to perfection.

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kenA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been herebefore and really enjoyed it. It was our GO TO place for friends visiting from Oregon....Again it was a very special afternoon dining with you. Will be back for again for sure.

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vipHelenJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio has the greatest view. Food was great and service was on par.

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vipmsenergy
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was the most expensive mediocre meal I have had in a long time. Our Waitress, Teresa, was great, but it was downhill from there. The crispy calamari looked and tasted like it came from Von's frozen food section. My ahi tuna was probably frozen and the texture was mushy, and the taste was bland in addition to being lukewarm when delivered. My son ordered the surf and turf, which he also did not care for and arrived lukewarm. The best thing was the creme carmel which they did give us complimentary as this was a birthday.
I had not been here in 2 years. The view from the terrace is wonderful, but the food and the price did not make up for the view. The cuisine has definitely gone downhill.

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Golferchick
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ceviche and the sea bass are wonderful. I would pass on the Calamari as it was the fish stick type. Ocean front seating is the reason we go, the sea bass and the ceviche is a bonus. The service is great.

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vipgreyhnds
San Diego
105 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was our server and she did a wonderful job. Not only was she waiting on several tables, but we observed she also had to clear the tables and wipe them down after the guests left. She was very pleasant, and equally important she got our orders correct.

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HowardM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was polite, love being right on the beach, food was great. Dishes were a little costy, but i suppose so is beach front rent. ;-)

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vipMuriel
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.
Great table outside.

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LauraA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food, a little pricey, wonderful atmosphere

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vipOakParkRN
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a horrific meal the night before in Newport Beach we had a fabulous meal at Poseidon with cousins whom had been there several times . Patio is oceanfront. Food was excellent ! Service by Sam was excellent!
If you like fish I highly recommend the seafood salad!
We definitely will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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Arthur
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon is a superb choice for any occasion. The ambience is unmatched, the food is excellent, and the service is extremely attentive.

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RJPez
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with excellent food and service. Always a favorite stop!

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vipAWG49
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great experience. Wonderful view, excellent service

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vipkaycelldines
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit harried and the prices have increased significantly post-quarantine. Still the atmosphere can't be beat!

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Jpeace8
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pistachio crusted Brie appetizer was AMAZING! Calamari good (I like mine Crispy so..theirs was breaded and not crispy but my son Loved it ..matter of preference). Clam chowder very good and Pojo burger per my son was AMAZING..not often he can get a burger cooked as requested (RARE)..Highly recommended. Can Not beat the ambiance and service was perfection. 👍👍

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ALMOST
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was terrific except for one thing . After telling our server that I wasn't interested in a Draft beer , but wanted a bottle ....... she gave me my choices and I ordered . Next she brings out a CAN of my selection and proceeds to POUR it into a Glass !!! ( kind of like a " Draft " beer ... don't ya' Think ? ) . I was incredulous seeing just
how " over-matched " she was by my order , so I just stayed silent and drank on .

Perhaps a little training on " some people like their beer in the ' Glass that it came in "
might help , but the BOTTLE / CAN concept seems pretty basic .
G. Neuhausel

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JoleneQ
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every moment we were at Poseidon. The food, service, and venue are excellent. The only sounds we heard were the waves crashing on the beach.

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Quatro
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, although the menu seemed somewhat limited to compared to other visits in years past.

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FrederickV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Perfect view, perfect service, perfect food! We would def go back!!!

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AlisaA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing location. You really can't get much better.

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RichR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating. Excellent food and service

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Robbie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining. Food was delish, service was good.

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

Great place to meet and eat.

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Outwardbound
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and Chips were excellent! Best I’ve ever had there.

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WayneJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service. The absolute perfect place to spend an afternoon dining with people you love.

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vipCArter
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I rated food a 4 much as we love your food. We were very disappointed that you no longer carry Tobin James wines which are some of our favorites. We didn’t think your new reds compare. Bring TJ back and you are our favorite 5 star restaurant.

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vipHowarddrfish
Las Vegas
179 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just about the perfect restaurant
location and ambience outstanding..outdoors, right on the beach
service incredible, as always
food as good as ever
drinks great as well
our go to place in del mar, no doubt about it

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SondraM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday brunch on the beach in Del Mar. Best French toast I have ever had. Will definitely return.

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vipKennyS
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Location and ambience are very good, but high prices for so-so food is not a good value. Quality of food fluctuated on every visit and it's NOT getting better..... We do not plan to come back anytime soon.

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MaureenM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite beach front restaurant with inside & outside seating. The food is very good with varied choices.

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Golferchick
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, excellent service. The Chilean sea bass was perfect, the ceviche was really good and service was great. Didn’t hurt at all that we had a gorgeous view of the Pacific.

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Margaret
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant by the beach. Try to dine around sunset time and the view is awesome!!

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GingerMorgan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here for a nice dinner during Restaurant Week. Our experience was outstanding from the minute that we walked in the door. As we walked to our table, the waitress recommended some dishes on the menu. We took her recommendations and were not disappointed.
We sat alongside the beach and enjoyed the view with our dinner and drinks. Our server, Lupe, was very friendly and the service she provided was impeccable.
All the food and drinks that we had were delicious. Now I remember why we like this place.
We wrapped up our dinner by watching the sunset. This night made us remember why we like this place so much. We will coming back here more often.
Somethings to note: They have valet parking available, they have a separate lunch and bar menu. If you dine here in the evening before sunset, I recommend sitting outside along the beach to get the best sunset view, you will not regret it.
Overall great place for any occasion, drinks with friends, family dinners, and date nights. I highly recommend this place.

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vipStevenV
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly the best menu out of all the SD Restaurant Week participants.

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SharonP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely location, lovely day. My only criticism is that (due to larger necessary distance between table) the umbrellas don't shade you very well. (The umbrellas are anchored and can't be moved.)

Food and service was excellent, I'll be going again!

FAQs

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

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4141 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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