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About Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

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.

1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Open daily for Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am - 4:00pm, Light Fare 4:00pm-5:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 522-8490

Website:
http://hoteldel.com/restaurant-coronado/sheerwater/

Entertainment:
Live Music at B+S bar with local favorite musicians. Visit www.hoteldel.com for dates and times.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Valet and self-parking available. Three-hour validation is just $5 with $50 minimum purchase. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

Executive Chef:
Grant Carnes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving by the Sea at Sheerwater! Choose from a three or four course menu with prices ranging from $74 - $95 per person. A special children's traditional turkey entree will also be offered for $25 per child.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder this Christmas with elegant oceanfront dining at 1500 OCEAN. Guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course meal with the option for wine pairings.

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.

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Scenic View (41)
Waterfront (36)
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Special Occasion (33)
People Watching (25)
Casual (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Healthy (9)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the ambiance of this ocean side restaurant. Service was quick and food well presented, fresh and unique. Worked well even when we were jet lagged!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent excellent seafood. The pot of steamed mussels was incredible— huge mussels and broth was perfect. Recommend highly

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Halibut was incredible and seafood salad was very fresh and good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good location-near beach. Can be a bit pricey for a basic menu. $28 hamburger and $6 iced tea, for example.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Sunday breakfast with friends. Great service, food and ocean panorama.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the seafood tower. Excellent choice. Didn't care for the poke (not our thing, but was probably great for those who appreciate it) so our server Cody replaced it with more crab meat. Was too much for the two of us and the leftovers were great. All of the staff were the friendliest. Worth the experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent ambiance and view and the scallops amazing dan gave us every attention

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary there and Dan provided us with service that matched the phenomenal meal we enjoyed. What a great experience!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My friend is about is to be a Grandma and I wanted to do something special for her. The food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic. My friend and I parked in separate parking lots at the Del. I asked the waiter to make sure he didn't mix up our tickets when he validated them which he confirmed he had not mixed them up. When we were trying to exit the parking lots we both learned that our tickets in fact had been mixed up and neither of us could exit the parking lots. I had to back up a great distance and pull over several times to let cars pass to exit. We eventually got assistance from a hotel employee, however, it was an inconvenience and a delay in leaving the hotel. It also put a damper on the evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was simply awesome. The food, views and service were exceptional.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful ocean view and sunset view. I had the salmon which was not outstanding, but still good. My gf had seafood salad which was great for seafood lovers. I would recommend it for special occasions because they gave us two champagne for our anniversary

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful lunch with a amazing view. The day couldn't have been better considering the fantastic weather and excellent lunch. Although the cost ($28) of the hamburger was somewhat high, the burger was cooked exactly as I had asked and the taste was fantastic. My wife had the seafood salad which she enjoyed as well. Hope to go back to Sheerwater the next time we visit San Diago.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Far from ferry landing with out good markers to say where ya go! Uber!! Crab cake was good all crab, but otherwise not remarkable in anyway! Asked for more pita, got charged $3.60. Loud planes and helicopters! Lots of fat folks! Expensive and not all that!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The view, setting, food, service - Amazing! It was rather hot outside, indoor seating was at a comfortable temperature and the view is still nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambiance was contaminated with foul odors, like manure!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent meal with excellent service. We were not rushed. We very much enjoyed my wife’s birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was great. We sat outside and was treated to a lovely sunset. We had a crab salad , cioppino and trio of sorbets for dinner. All the dishes were very good and worth ordering.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great location and service. Food was good, not great considering the price... VERY expensive and portions were small. Not the place for those on a budget. If you are wanting to dine at the Del- perfect place on a warm evening.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Beautiful views of the Pacific present itself to perfect ambiance.
We stopped for brunch and the food was buffet style. Sunday's brunch
is superb. Great place to dine, enjoy conversation and be still with
nature. Our waiter was very good; excellent service and professional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful setting. Great service. Food was outstanding! I was so thankful for the gluten free options! And a dedicated toaster was huge! Thank you so much.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I were there to celebrate our Anniv. Given the price, we expected the food and service to be as good as the evening ambiance. I had seafood salad entree. I ate most of it, but the greens at the bottom were soggy and soaked in a peppery house dressing that I did not care for and I could not finish it. My husband's salmon entree was served on a bed of some kind of relish he did not care for. Our waiter was very kind and friendly which was great at first. The problem was that he did not have enough time to be so chummy with everyone at every table since it caused us to sit for 10-15 minutes unattended after we were clearly done before anyone asked us if they could take our plates or bring us the bill. I don't mind paying such high prices for entrees at a fancy place for a special occasion if the food is great. Big disappointment here!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The server Manny was excellent food not as good as in our past experience. However good vegetarian choices.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Never disappoints. The crab cake Rueben and the hotel Del seafood salad were fantastic. Santa Ana day so ambiance and view was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Sheerwater! Not only is the setting idyllic, but our waitress, Kate, was phenomenal. The food was delicious, and the drinks were perfect. Thank you for a very quiet, and sweet dinner. We enjoyed every aspect.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We absolutely loved our experience at Shearwater but have to say that the thing that made it most enjoyable was our amazing waiter, Anthony!!! He was so attentive (without being annoying) and really just made our experience so fantastic. The view didn't suck either ;-)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great Location! The food was tasty but the service could have been better. Our starter was never delivered and yet it still appeared on our bill. To be fair, the bill was corrected promptly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Came down to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and was blown away. The food was amazing! Our server Cody was outstanding, answering any and all questions that we had about the menu, cocktails, and special mods for food items. We go out for dinner often usually dealing with fine dining, but we are often not taken serious as customers which is always a major turn off being that I work in fine dining myself. But Cody was great and treated us with the utmost respect and definitely made us feel welcomed. Started with a couple cocktails and beef tartare as recommended by Cody and licked the plate clean, then some salads, salmon for my lady (she dove into the dish before I could get a pic) and a Filet for myself with some added Diver Scallops, finally ending off the night with some Cobbler (Which again was devoured before I could get a photo) sent out for the birthday girl. Food was beyond delicious and could be argued as one of the tastiest meals that we have even had. We will absolutely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Took the whole family for first day of vacation breakfast.
Great meal outside looking over the water!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was good, nothing spectacular, as was the service. View is great, although obstructed by a wedding party on the lawn. However, the prices are obscene. $28.00 for a basic burger? My chicken sandwich was $32.00. A coke was $6.00. Four people for lunch with no alcohol was $147.00 without tip, around $177.00 with tip. Outrageous. Will not return nor recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! The new Chef removed all of our favorite dishes. The Waiter shared with us that quite a few guests have complained about the same thing. Bring back the fish tacos and the Fish and Chips. You're at the beach - you should have fish! Unbelievable! We actually talked while there having lunch Saturday about going somewhere else from now on. By the way I ordered the hamburger because they didn't have the fish tacos that I always get and it was like a hamburger you get at a ball park - dry, tasteless, terrible. This new Chef is not up to the quality we have become used to from the Del Coronado Hotel.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great date night!! Waiter was helpful, friendly and fun.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times for both lunch and dinner. Usually it is really excellent. We both had fish (halibut and seabass). Everything had a good flavor, however, the fish was overdone on both accounts. The Halibut portion seemed especially small. I ordered the frisee salad with no dressing and the waiter forgot to put the order in correctly. The lobster bisque wasn't as good as usual. It was off, maybe not enough cream and it was over cooked.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not very impressive disappointing

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This establishmend is overrated and overpriced. After returning from a hotel stay in switzerland, I was appaled at the service,quality of the food,and the prices I encountered at the Del. I ordered a beef tartar which was chopped like goulash and void of spicing. Since i was there with five other people, I didn't want to complain, but it certainly disappointed me so that I won't return inspite of the view. I live in town and I will not recommend it..
P.s. The paper straw which disolved in the $6 ice tea didnt'help either.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Customer service was lacking. We had to wait for coffee, water, plates cleared throughout our brunch. Waitress was very nice but no other staff really talked with us, assisted us at brunch bar or was available for questions.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The view from the patio is outstanding. Lots of ocean, sky and people watching. The swordfish special over couscous was perfectly cooked and delicious...even better than my husband's halibut. The cheesecake to finish was a perfect ending to a perfect meal. Rich yet light at the same time. Expensive but well worth it.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fun place. Very busy. Short on staff. Our waiter had to many tables, family tables that were very demanding so our service was a little slow. But the view was priceless. So it's all good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We have always frequent this restaurant (years) . Since Hilton purchased this Gem of a property, instead of maintaining the high quality of dining, they turned it into a Hilton Restaurant Quality (not good) . I hope management recognizes this and make changes quickly.
It would be a shame to lose a San Diego icon for dining !!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Annabelle says: Great for buffet brunch if you want to overindulge! VERY pricey, yet the thrill of being at the Del with its historic beauty is worth the trip every decade or so. Server was terrific. Food was excellent, especially the crab/eggs benedict included in the lofty price.
Lovely start to a great day walking on the "boardwalk".

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Meal was disappointing. Order steak medium-rare, it was presented well done without even a glaze of any sort. Prices were resort high but quality of food more like Holiday Inn. The Mac n Cheese might have come from a box. Dessert was fine and view spectacular.
Hotel needs to have serious training for this Chef on duty the evening of 8/28/17

Restaurant can not live on the Hotel's reputation without major upgrade of quality

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