Poseidon

4.7
3379 reviews
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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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H
San Antonio
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening celebrating my daughters graduation! Thanks

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting on the beach. Great place to watch the sun set. Good seafood. Lively atmosphere. Good service. I would return.

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KK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chilean sea bass was fabulous as were the scallops. Great views and service. Will return for sure!

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GA
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here recently. We were seated close to the window and could see the huge waves breaking on the beach and watched some surfers. The meals were excellent - they had great kids meals as well. Our waitress was excellent. Parking is scarce in the area so we used the valet parking for a nominal fee.

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NC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous. Great food & attentive service! Recommend the outdoor patio!

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of the best places to sit "on the ocean" and eat.

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K
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poseidon never disappoints. Consistently good food, good service and you can't beat sitting literally right next to the ocean in Del Mar. Perfect!!

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HS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place, always great service too! best location on the beach!

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love open table food was amazing table was very nice desert was tasty

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J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service ... and right on the “beach” with the beautiful waves and sunset. We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Poseidon. It was our first time dining there. We expected the best and they certainly delivered! We will be back for sure. Highly recommended all around!

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Only for the view, the food v price value needs improvement

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Beautiful view. We got to sit outside by the beach.

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M
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was very good. Food, today's special, was something one can easily make at home.
Owner charges for an empty plate if one wants to share a meal. I find this to be greedy and insulting to their customer. Two sandwiches, two ice teas, $50.00. Overpriced.

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k
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location and the food was good for all of us.

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RW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice beach front restaurant, tables where a little close to each other, my chair back was up against another persons chair,
The bar area is why i didn't give 5 stars, service was super slow and we had to clean our own table,

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VF
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Poseidon to celebrate wife’s birthday. Food, view and service were all great. They were nice to move us away from the door where there was lots of traffic in and out. I think prices are but on higher side. I used coupon I received in mail which got $30 off the bill (supposed to be 20% off but capped at $30j.

We ordered appetizer combo to start with. It’s price tag was $30. It was good but not worth $30 in my opinion. But main entrees were good tasting. We all enjoyed it.

We had outdoor seating which is sprinkled with lots of heaters and is it felt good but overall ambiance was noisy. If you are looking for quiet dinner then try indoor.

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p
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So tom dies and the prices get jacked..........is that to pay the estate taxes? Anyway love the place but please do not get so hoity toity that your food becomes such that it belongs elsewhere. The dad had a great product and it was reasonably priced.

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L
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Great servers

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B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the waves. Though it was a bit cloudy and a little windy, the outdoor heater kept us comfortable. Service was great and the food was delicious.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous. I don’t remember her name. Entire staff was excellence Bus people so on it w making sure no plates etc in front of us. Thank you for a great evening.

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LH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favorite restaurant. Love to sit outside and watch the sunset. Food is wonderful, service outstanding.

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c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful patio. Food quality was good but portions were surprisingly small. The crab legs portion was shockingly tiny.

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PL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Can't beat the place for the food and the ocean view.

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KR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always love to come for lunch

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Beautiful setting and delicious meal!

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j
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere since you are right next to ocean. Food has improved greatly. Service is good. Happy hour pricing is only honored at the bar, not at your table. Very irritating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 7 for my husbands 40th Birthday, it was a wonderful experience. The food was great, our waitress “Jane Doe” (Valerie) was funny, kind and very help. Beautiful ocean views from our table. And the drinks were amazing the bartender was a skilled mixologist. We will definitely be back for date night soon.

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a
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough great things about The Poseidon. The food, decor and staff are all outstanding but to enjoy it all literally on the beach is absolutely amazing!

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R
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Undoubtedly the tastiest preparation of Chilean sea bass in the city. A bit on the expensive side but no more so than other quality ocean front restaurants.

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KF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening of beautiful sunset, delicious food and remarkable
service from Scott B.

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SJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and could not have asked for a better evening! We sat outside, waterfront, the heat lamps kept us warm, our waitress was very nice, our food was delicious, and cocktail variety was great. I ordered the vegetarian cauliflower dish and it had so much flavor and was so unique.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot to see a sunset and enjoy good food.

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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was solid and half price wine on Tuesday is a bonus. View is unbeatable of course.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, server was great, and the sunset was spectacular. There were a couple of rowdy guests at the bar that took away from the ambiance a little bit, but we mostly just tried to ignore them and enjoy the view and each other’s company.

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SS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this venue and menu. The staff go above and beyond to ensure you have the best dining experience.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had our wedding reception at Poseidon and we returned every year since we had our celebration after saying our “I Do.’s” This year was the only year where our waitress didn’t wish us Happy Anniversary nor we were offered a special on the house dessert. I could have careless for the dessert, but it was the small details and thoughts that count. It was overlooked and I felt we were just another customer there.

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KS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views. Ambiance. Low key, great service. Food is solidly good if not great. Sunset is worth the trip.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to have a well attended, creatively made, delicious meal to enjoy at sunset on the patio beside the Del Mar beach. Love it!

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s
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside because our reservation was at sunset. It was FREEZING, but they had heaters and blankets to try and keep us warm. Ask for a table parallel to the beach so the wind won’t be an issue (we were perpendicular and I kept eating my hair because of the wind). Our server was AMAZING! He was funny, and playful, but not overbearing and in our space. Food was fine (it might have tasted better if my hair wasn’t blowing in my mouth instead).

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LK
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and ambiance. The server was engaging, attentive and helpful in making recommendations. The valet, hostess, and busman were all pleasant which added to the experience. The sea bass was outstanding and the special, flank steak and shrimp, were excellent. The meal was well-timed and not rushed. It was a great evening at a wonderful restaurant. Highly recommend.

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