SEA180 Coastal Tavern

4.5
2190 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers Innovative Cuisine and Oceanfront Dining in Imperial Beach.

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
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 2190 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We reserved a table for 4, and specified in the notes that it’s a casual birthday and that we wanted to sit as close as we can to the ocean or fire pit, quite a few weeks in advance. When we arrived they hostess told us that they sat a table at the one they had reserved for us, and the party was there for over 3 hours. They seated us a table that wasn’t either preference that we specified. When we asked if we could move to our original table after that party leaves, the hostess said she would check with their manager and never followed up. The server was great, food and drinks good, and we ended up spending a lot of money, we’re just disappointed in what feels like the lack of care for our reservation that we planned for way in advance, and felt our request was disregarded. My suggestion is: for the future, Sea 180 would retain happy customers if they prioritized reservations a little, and we’re more accommodating when there’s an issue.

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Judi
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bethany was amazing. The food ANR drinks were great! Thanks for a great social hour.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and we were actually seated on time!! The service was friendly and timely, without being intrusive. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and her suggestions were spot on. We sat outside, not right by the ocean, but could see and hear it. We had the calamari and Seaviche to start, and both were amazing. Best. Calamari. Ever. Also ordered the bread service, which was a rosemary bread-omg.
Dinner was a goat cheese and beet salad with salmon, and the scallops. Again, excellent choices, and cooked to perfection. The presentation of food and drinks was pretty, not fussy.
It was a bit pricey, and they add 4% for the minimum wage increases before it is all done. But worth it.

Some of the staff were masked, others not.

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dad2mykids
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to happy hour, regular dining, and an event at SEA180 before, so we knew we were in for a treat on our wedding anniversary. We checked our car with the valet which is convenient on a busy summer day in Imperial Beach, and arrived before our scheduled reservation. The hostess accommodated us right away, seating us at table overlooking the beach and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, just before and during sunset. Samantha was our server and she was very attentive with a great attitude, and everything came out at just the right time and tasted great. We shared a really tasty Queso Fundido appetizer, then I had a scrumptious Skuna Salmon meal while my wife enjoyed the Fish and Chips. I prefer the AleSmith Tony Gwynn Pale Ale .394, and my wife was surprised and delighted by the Jameson Mule. The facility is top-notch and the experience is fantastic. We'll be back!

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RosaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go for happy hour. Great ambiance, drinks and food

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vipxofave
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view in all of San Diego county. Lots of menu choices, great service, and always a pleasure to dine there.

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vipH2OJOE
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will be back!

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JoeG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Menu is good as is food. Great venue by ocean. Recommend reservations for patio seating, we got a table with wonderful view of ocean and pier.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here always. Service is top notch, and the food is always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did have a reservation but arrived fairly early and still got sat with zero issues. Service was friendly and timely and food was delicious. Something on the menu for everyone. Beautiful view of Imperial Beach while we enjoyed our meal. Ordered the punch bowl which was honestly an amazing bang for the buck! Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

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LocalDiner619
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Limited breakfast menu, you pay for the view 🤩🤩🤩

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RaquelD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Clean, great service, amazing waiters, price of a a little high but all beach areas are the same. But they have decent portions for the price

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vipMaryR
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly helpful staff

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MaureenA
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this restaurant. The hostess and every single staff member were very cordial as always.
I was especially happy that they have gluten free rolls now. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great! Very attentive to detail

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service , drinks were AMAZING . I tried the blue ocean

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vipBridgetC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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EdwardP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fantastic view. Food acceptable. Outdoor seating excellent.

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Sara
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic semi-outdoor eating right at the beach. Our Grilled prime cheese sandwich was over-the-top good.
Robert, our server, was gracious and attentive.
Looking forward to a return visit.

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StephanieP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice ambiance. Perfect for date night. We will be back.

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ARTUROR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I requested sitting outside since there were not seats inside.

Even though there were tables available with shade or partial shade on them I was seated in a table with absolutely no shade which made the experience very uncomfortable.

I would have expected to be told that the only seats for my reservation meant sun only.

I would probably think twice to come back to your establishment.

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NancyC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. We all had a different item for breakfast and everyone thought their food was good. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and helpful. Great place to enjoy all California has to offer.

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carlac
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Birthday celebration was okay had to remind server that we were celebrating
Table was great unfortunately after eating here several times before we noticed that the quality (taste) wasn’t as good as it used to be on Eggs Benedict and sauce on Chilaquiles wasn’t as good as before.

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vipDSAII
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect nite. Cassandra provided excellent service and Priscilla was wonderful at the bar!

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TamikaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is limited but there was something for everyone. The calamari was very good. The Tito’s Smash was an excellent summer drink. Our waitress was very attentive.

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francineB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was wonderful and the ocean view was amazing. The outdoor patio was comfortable and we had a nice conversation with Erin (operation manager) about family, community support and how we are all really connected. Will return often for date night dinners.

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CarolinaR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our drive was from Riverside to Imperial Beach. We went over our 15 mins grace period for our reservation by 5 mins. So I was truly grateful they kept the table reserved for my mothers birthday. It was worth the drive and will definitely be returning.
Truly appreciative of staff.

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MarkO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hospitable staff and managers. Food was delicious and everything was well priced. I'll definitely be back with my family.

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vipLuna
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, impeccable service, and excellent food. We have been here before and we will be returning.

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AngieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I love the Cohn restaurant group. I’ve always been a fan. However, this was an epic fail. The service was extremely slow. Overall the food was lackluster. There was no crab in the crab mac & cheese. The fish and chips was greasy. The brussels sprouts were soggy. It took a long time to get served drinks. Overall it was a disappointment and embarrassing for my guests. Covid I’m sure was partly to blame because there was not enough staff on hand. Unfortunately, I think it will take some time to get back to the level that was expected. I will try the Cohn group again but I will wait until I’m sure there is enough staff to handle customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

View was amazing!!!!

Food was ok… not super fantastic for the price.

We had a terrible server at first, wade…. But we changed to manny and he was fantastic! Went above and beyond for us before we were even his table.

Overall will come back and ask for manny :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely beachside setting w wonderful seafood appetizers and entrees.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we were blown away. Customer service was amazing. Very attentive and polite staff throughout the entire restaurant. Ambiance is very relaxing and beautiful. Love the ocean views ;)

Menu variety was great and food tasted spectacular!

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Rachelle
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and great food! Highly recommend !

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LisaJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps and drinks or something more, SEA180 is perfect. Always love coming here.

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BobH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great time, we will go back soon for sure.

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LindaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My favorite place for breakfast when in the area. The food & atmosphere great.

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
306 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

An enjoyable seaside lunch was had by all. Service was great, and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and had a great view!

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McGills
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant Birthday outing.. nice setting.. worth the drive from north east county..

FAQs

SEA180 Coastal Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 631-4949.

SEA180 Coastal Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 2190 OpenTable diners.

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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