Poseidon

4.8
4193 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 4193 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChipD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with equally-incredible views and atmosphere.

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FrankB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Poseidon. The reservation system using open table is very user friendly.

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SusanC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, view and food!! Only negative was the party next to us was very loud😟 People need to be more aware of others!

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JennyP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL view, right on the beach, food was great, service excellent. Will definitely go back and would recommend to others. The valet is $6 but very worth it as street parking is limited and paid parking lot across the street can run high if your meal runs long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask for a better morning Brunch. Outside on the beach in Del Mar and all the people enjoying themselves once again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End of work for the summer.

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ReneeM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the view. Good food and lemon drop martini.

JD
vipJDiner
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but portions very small for the price.

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HollyD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner celebrating our 25th anniversary!!

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vipKelly
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great fish and fish tacos. Nice wine and beer selections. Incredible view!

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April
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Both of us ordered Eggs Benedict. Egg slightly undercooked. Hollandaise sauce lacking richness, thickness and acidity. Served on thin slices of bland ham and not Canadian bacon. My prior three times for dinner was excellent. This was my first brunch. Brunch

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JasonF
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual service was phenomenal, you simply can’t beat the views and food was perfect, thanks again guys for another great meal!!

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Amanda
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch - great service delicious food an amazing view.

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vipDebA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great!

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LoveMyMom
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! love this place, every time. Tiffany, our server was especially nice - we will request one of her tables next time. Thank you.

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AdrianneP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJohn
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Job resignation.

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HuntK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
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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vipJenniferR
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not enough umbrellas to shade the area from the sun

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RobertD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
JohnP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
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 on June 5, 2021
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More cover from sun would help

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The waiter didn’t even realize he was supposed to serve our table, so it took quite some time before anyone even greeted us after we sat down. The request to be next to the ocean wall was ignored even though several tables were open next to it at our 5pm reservation time.
Then the waiter didn’t write down our order. Entirely skipped our appetizer and never realized we never received it. Noisy even though it wasn’t the dinner rush. Overall kind of over priced for an ok outdoor dining experience. The tables were very close together still.

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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!

FAQs

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

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4193 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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