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Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

2025 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Signature entrees are prepared in the exhibition oven. A special children's menu includes original takes on traditional childhood favorites. The bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks and California 's premier wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 522-8490
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Grant Carnes
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Cross street
Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave
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Parking details
Valet and self-parking available. Three-hour validation is just $5 with $50 minimum purchase. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.
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Public transit
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
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Live Music at B+S bar with local favorite musicians. Visit for dates and times.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, birthday celebration, bridal shower, or business outing, Sheerwater provides the perfect venue. Featuring an expansive outdoor terrace with Pacific views, Sheerwater’s bistro-style cuisine focuses on fresh seafood.

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What 2025 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Great service. Breakfast buffet was fine and the eggs Ben edict and omelette made by the chef were awesome

3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, good quality
Service very slow due to what appears to be a shortage of staff

vipLucky (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Terrible the only good thing was we were near the ocean ! Our reservation was at 12:00pm for lunch . It took awhile to get service and after our order it took another 50 minutes before the waiter came back with bread and a salad with croutons which I could not eat because allergies and said they lost our order ! At this point we should have just left ! He brought over some tomato soup that he said had no cream in it , but I had a sip and it tasted rich ! My halibut that I ordered was very dry and not fresh my husbands crab sandwich was ok nothing spectacular! We felt they just threw the food at us ! The waiter never even came back and asked us how the food was ! It was also overpriced!!! I usually don’t write bad reviews but I was compelled to let people know about this ! There are so many great places to eat in Coronado , but sadly this is not the place !

thefeff (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food and attentive service!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Sheerwater today. The local oysters were deliciously and Robin loved the grilled cheese and tomato bisque. The sea scallops were outstanding. What a great location , the beach is beautiful.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our new food server was very attentive. He said it was his first day working at the restaurant.

JamesE (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The location and hotel itself was absolutely superb however lunch was disappointing the entrée of crab cake was lovely but the main which was halibut was overcooked and dry. The presentation of food was basic at best. My wife had a salmon fillet and honestly there was no color on the plate whatsoever looked like a sea of brown with a pink salmon fillet which was nothing special at all and not seasoned.

vipGaffer (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

What was I thinking?
2 lunches $116.00
No - not lobster and caviar
Food was minimal and ok. Not great- ok
And then to add insult to injury
2 hour parking at hotel

Eat first
Park on street
If u have to see it
But really not worth it at all

vipnancyr (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Hotel del Coronado is gorgeous, as is the seaside property it sits on. My friend and I ate outside at Sheerwater. Cory was our waiter, and he was great -- he made the evening well worth it, as the food just simply didn't impress either of us. The halibut was overcooked -- we sent it back, got a second one, and it was just barely less-cooked than the first one. It seems odd that such a fine restaurant wouldn't know how to cook halibut. I'm not someone who typically sends back dishes, and I wasn't being fussy. The fish was just dry and didn't have much taste. The restaurant was considerate enough to take it off our bill. The mezzo plate was good, as was the mushroom side dish and the cocktails. We had a very fun evening, just not in a culinary sense! Again, hats off to Cory, who was attentive, funny, considerate and handled the situation really well. I might give the restaurant another shot next time I'm in San Diego, but I have to admit it would be the location rather than the food. I've heard the brunch, while expensive, is very good.

Lady (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The outdoor seating on the beach combined with the great food and service make the Sheerwater at the Hotel Del a fabulous favorite for my family. Coming from Minnesota, we get out to Coronado once a year, and the Sheerwater is an annual tradition for us. Great steaks, seafood, and fabulous desserts. We had a vegan friend join us and she was pleased with her choices as well. Service is always personalized and the ambiance is always perfect. We will be back again!

Leftydog (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We are from out of town and ending our four day visit to San Diego with breakfast here. Great selection of food, lovely setting in a historic building.
Our disappointment was that the exorbitant price was not commensurate with buffet food that was tepid at best and a coffee mug with lipstick stains.
We were really disappointed.

Captain424 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We were celebrating our 53rd anniversary, and we had a great lunch at Shearwater to celebrate. Our waiter, Rey Rey, was excellent and very attentive. At the end of the meal, he surprised us with a complimentary dessert. We had Bronzing (fish) with accompanying vegetables. The meal was very good, and was accented by perfectly chilled Proseco.

Shearwater is not cheap, but the staff seems to go out of their way to make the food and the occasion worth the money.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

One of our party had the Caesar salad with salmon. They had no complaint. Another had the halibut. Again no complaints. My husband and I had the seafood salad. It was marginal quality. Most of the seafood had the texture of having been previously frozen. Considering the prices charged I was not impressed.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Outstanding!!!!the food was wonderful and the view was great

The waiters were very attentive an enjoyable meal

MaggieB (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

As a member of the Hotel del Beach club, I was disappointed in the service at Sheerwater-we have used the hotel several times for major functions as well as for vacationing and took a friend to Sheerwater for lunch on January 28 for her birthday. The service was very slow, our waiter then tried to rush us through our meal, didn't even ask if we wanted a dessert menu and took away butter when our guest hadn't even finished her roll.
Not the usual service level-Peggy Eddy

HdDyna11 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

As always the food was excellent. We had the ribeye, which was cooked perfectly. Also, we had the halibut, which was tasty too. If you are on the hungrier side, order an appitizer with the fish. The food was a little over salted. Service was great. The view is fantastic.

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location at the Hotel Del with amazing ocean views. Food was great, service was 5 star!

DisappointedAgain (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I've been taking my family to this restaurant for years and the quality continues to go down each year. We've had incredible views, great drinks and amazing food many times at the restaurant, but the last few visits have not been the same. The drinks seem thrown together and not well made. The food continues to go up in price as the quality goes down. Staff seems unhappy and annoyed to wait on us instead of welcoming and happy. Our visit over the weekend will sadly be our last. Visiting the Hotel Del is always a treat for my family, but unfortunately we will no longer be dining at Sheerwater.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Beautiful view on outdoor patio. Nice breakfast buffet choices. A great place to relax with friends.

vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome service! Beautiful view!