Poseidon

4.8
4247 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 4247 people are saying
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GayleF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful birthday

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SandyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Michael was outstanding!! I always bring clients there and out of town guests.

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vipAmyB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!! Made it special got steak and lobster tails!! Beach fun vibe- and outside! Loved it

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vipJayH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views, love this place for out of town visitors.

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DianeA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to restaurant as it is located on the beach and has a great patio area. I like how the restaurant opens fully to the patio. The food is always amazing and the service is pretty great all round.

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vipTonyNG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice experience, right OnTheSnow beach 🏖

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday. It was nice they provided birthday dessert complementary. Location perfect. Service perfect. Food fair. Actually we had better and tastier food in other waterfront restaurants. I would have given 5 stars if the food taste good but we didn’t like the ciopino sauce. We didn’t like the bread used in burger. We didn’t like the tortillas used with fish tacos. Too bad because the location is the best so far by the beach. If you can do C-level food combined with your beautiful beach location, this place is perfect. We’re not coming back because of the food.

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vipGaryP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a table right on the beach. Service and food was outstanding.

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cbkb
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were able to sit on their outdoor patio which is right on the beach. Beautiful views and a spectacular sunset.

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Breanna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always! Our waiter, Dave, was awesome! Not our first time and definitely not our last.

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vipPalatePleaser
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fish and chips, nice ocean view from the patio.

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DanniaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean view and delicious food! Will return and recommend to friends!!

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Jewels
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet with friends

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LaniC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location on the beach. Great service and delicious food!

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vipAmyR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Took friends from out of town to a weekday lunch. Had a great table right on the beach. The view was amazing. Our server was so friendly, could t have been nicer. 3 out of 4 of us ordered fish tacos, they were just ok. The other person had fish and chips, a better choice. Still love it, but would order something else next time.

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ronndam
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, courteous service. Quality of food is excellent.

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karenl
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved being back at the Poseidon - we live locally but had not gotten together there in quite a while. The prices are higher but the place looks good, good was good and service was great!

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vippadcar
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The restaurant location is fantastic, the service is good, but the food... it was a big disappointment. The appetizer and main course fish lack flavor. We will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal. Mid afternoon. Great seafood, service, outside with a view of the beach.

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JacquelineL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location & ambience is amazing! Every time we’ve been there the food has been excellent o

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Met our friends for lunch. They were seated immediately, even tho we were a little late for our reservation.
Great table. I don't think there is a bad table in the whole place. Beautiful view.
Our friends had the fish and chips and the shrimp salad and said they were both very good. I had the calimari sandwich, which was very good and fresh but I would have liked a little more mayo on it. Husband had the fish tacos and said they were very good.
Definitely will be back.

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LauraP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view, food and ambience are unmatched! Love!

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NancyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view, food was excellent and the service superb!!!!

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Tisha
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely sit outdoors. Right on the sand. And for brunch, Poseidon Benedict for the win.

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vipgardengal
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back for that delicious calamari sandwich! This time on buttery toasted bread--very good but liked the roll better:) Still sooo good. French fries--too good (ate too many). About 3 feet from the sand but no need to wash it off:) Perfect location.

Except for the parking situation...scary on a Sat. afternoon when the sign says "valet parking full" So what do you do then? Every conceivable space within a mile is taken. Luckily, several left, which gave us a spot, so hopefully that happens for everyone...

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shippssue
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love dining by the Pacific Ocean and people watching on the beach. Great way to celebrate my birthday with friends.

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EugeneS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view, great experience. I can say it was an all around outstanding experience. Thanks.

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vipCH23
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and welcoming including the valet team. Our waiter Eric was attentive, had a great personality and expressed his gratitude for being back at work at such a great place. Loved seeing the restaurant packed and thriving. Can’t wait to go back.

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JohnS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poseidon is on the sand at Del Mar main beach. It has a large outdoor patio with umbrellas to protect from the sun. A hat is a good idea if you are sun sensitive. The seafood is fresh and well-presented. The bar is excellent, as is the wine list. Valets park your car for $6. It is a romantic spot for weekend brunch, lunch or a sunset dinner. Reservations are imperative. If Open Table indicates seating is full when you want to go, call the restaurant. They hold back seating not listed on the website.

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StuartT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great surfside birthday lunch! Very creative menu. Excellent service!

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Zins2often
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and polished staff. Overall simply outstanding and worth the drive from Palm Springs!

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CarolA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sea bass! Beautiful setting! Can't wait to go back...

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AR55
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as it should be for the price. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but the atmosphere was to die for. We felt like we were on vacation

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vipMegF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous on a beautiful day at the beach

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vipMartini
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We have been coming to the Poisiden for years. Food is good but not outstanding! Staff seemed stressed and unhappy. The blonde hostess was pulling California cool, did not make eye contact and seemed perturbed we were there 10 minutes early and told us to go to the bar until our actual reservation time! First impression was not good. As I said the wait stafff stressed and unfriendly. We went to several other restaurants in the area where staff was friendly and hospitable. I spoke with the manager and she was pleasant but couldn’t make up for bad karma. This place has a great view but our experience was a huge let down. As I said food is good but not outstanding. Probably won’t return. Really can’t recommend except for the view. It was a wedding anniversary and birthday but not a good place for celebration. They did not acknowledge although I included that in our reservation.

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viplqfsfo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

terrible calamari after highly recommended by server. Forgetful server couldn’t do even simple things like getting water, lemons.

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MarianneJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance and right on the ocean! Can't ask for more except sunshine.

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SandiegoParent
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at here and it was a most enjoyable experience. Our waitress was great, the food so flavorful and the view of the beach is fun and relaxing. Look forward to eating at Poseidon again!

FAQs

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

Poseidon is rated 4.8 stars by 4247 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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