SEA180 Coastal Tavern

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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
SEA180° - a coastal tavern, brings contemporary beachfront dining to one of San Diego’s most distinctive locales. With sweeping “180 degree” views of the Coronado Islands, South Bay and Mexico, the name SEA180° was coined from the expansive ocean views visible from every corner of the establishment and is just steps from the stunning Imperial Beach sand. Located on the ground level of Pier South Resort, named for the nearby Imperial Beach pier, SEA180° provides one of the few dining options in San Diego that is truly oceanfront.
Reservations for patio dining is limited and in the event of bad weather, there may be a delay in seating.

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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.6
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DV
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

v
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant in Imperial beach. Better than what I expected. Nothing special or high end about the food, but the food was very good. Lunch time crown was not overwhelming and the beachside location was very picturesque. Will return.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating her birthday and decided to try this restaurant based on the location and mostly positive reviews.
We were sited promptly and were given a booth as I requested, and that was when it all went down hill. We were ignored for 15 minutes and we decided to fetch our own drinks from the bar. The manager finally noticed our presence and took our order.
Our appetizer was very good but our entrees took an additional 40 minutes to arrive. My filet mignon was cooked properly and the seasoning was average. My wife's pasta dish was served luke warm, the end to a disappointing meal. Everyone was very apologetic and they took 10 dollars of our bill, but I would have rather had a quality dining experience.
I will not return to this restaurant and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

CH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My overall experience was good. Not enough variety on the menu—in my opinion. The service was AWESOME—no complaints there.

B
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the food and views are to die for, the staff is second to none.

AC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxing, great view and food was enjoyable, and servers/waitress was very friendly and helpful

Y
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst service, poor food, very disappointing over all. Will never go back again.

DO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, clean, good atmosphere and service, accessible parking, $$$$

CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Even with a reservation we still had to wait. It took the waitress until we were finished eating to refill our drinks. We were looking for her for some time.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices have really increased and portions seem woefully smaller. We were a little disappointed seeing as we’ve had better dining experiences here before

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Original server was very kind and attentive. When he went on his break, he mentioned someone would take over but we did not get the attention for a while until I waved someone down to see what was up. Also, we ordered over-medium eggs with the grilled cheese, but it came sunny-side up with some runny egg whites remaining.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, good food and service

EB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went to dinner on valentine's Day. Very busy. They only had a fixed price menu of $64 per person. I do not feel this Fixed Price Menu was well advertised as I did not understand that was the only option. The food was good put not worth the per person charge. The valet parking was a bargain at only $3. Location, service, ambience was good and I most likely will return for another visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I’s experience was very good overall. We celebrated Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, we were not given the option of picking where to sit. We hoped to try food from their regular menu but only had the option of their 4-course meal which was pretty pricey. All food/beverage items were great and our waitress was able to describe each item that we had questions about. However, the portion of Chilean sea bass (main entree) that my girlfriend had was so small. The atmosphere was nice and made us feel like we were in Hawaii again.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff was very attentive and kind when asking for requests. Excellent ocean view. Cocktails were great.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The location is excellent and the food is very good. It is high priced and the servers left a bit to be desired. Plus, we were there on Valentine’s Day and the manager came over to the table next to us and had a 10-15 discussion with a colleague/customer that was disruptive when couples sitting next to them were trying to have a romantic dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, clean place with a good view

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

High prices, poor service!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today, I tried brunch at Sea180 I loved it. Although, it’s on the beach and was chilly today. I still opted to sit outside near the beautiful sea wall. The ambiance is amazing. Brunch was worth it. The bottles of mimosas are only 15.00 with brunch. We where celebrating a birthday and it turned out perfect.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quality not as good as 3 years ago. 3 scallops for $33.00 is way over priced. Skimpy risotto was over salted. Strawberry salad was good, however. Service poor. Seated with no table setting & had to ask. Then Literally thrown on table for us to arrange. Service staff not welcoming or friendly. And what about this 4% surcharge on the bill? No explanation.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday, the service was great, the view that this place hace is awesome! I love this place.
The food is really good. When we finish our dishes, they surprise the birthday lady with a piece of brownie dessert.

SO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We have been there many times. The food is average and overpriced but we come for the magnificent view. I made a reservation for a 90th birthday party & spent nearly $200 for lunch for 4. I ordered mussles and Asked for some bread. I was charged $7.00 for 2 pieces of toast. Although the birthday girl was acknowledged when we came into the restaurant. No one even bothered to put a lousy candle in to the desert that we ordered for her. Really? Hugely disappointed.

MS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food we ordered was fantastic however the service we received was not great at all. When we first got seated we did not get acknowledged by our server. It probably took at least 5-10 minutes to be called on. When the server arrived she asked what we wanted to order right away. We weren’t asked what was our drinks.

When the server did engage with us, she was very nice. However why I marked her down was because she was hardly around and it didn’t seem to me that she was busy. We asked multiple times for either water or extra blankets. Never got the blankets and it took at least five minutes to get the water. Again; the server was MIA afterwards.

Finally after our table was cleared it took another 10 minutes before a birthday dessert arrived for our friend. The server was nice yet no silverware was provided. How are we to eat the cake? So we had to use the knife that wasn’t initially cleared, used it to cut the cake and then eat with our fingers. To be a high end restaurant in Imperial Beach I would expect more.

Don’t get me wrong the server was not rude to us at all when she engaged with us. Her inattentiveness is why I am rating our experience the way that I did.

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I really wanted to like this place. Everyone I've talked to said this place was awesome. I made reservation Saturday at sunset for my wife's birthday and the sunset was probably the best part :/. It took a while to get our app and drink order in. Order Brussels and the mango tAngo margarita which was really good. When we finished our app. It took someone another 30-40 min to come to see how we were and they asked if we wanted to see the desert menu...ummm dinner would be great first. I can understand if they were busy but there was no one inside the restaurant just seemed understaffed. I ordered the fish and chips and my wife ordered the burger. Mine was ok. My wife's burger was burnt. Again another hour before anyone came by to see if we were doing ok. At that point I just got the check :/ the view is awesome but service and food is subpar. Disappointing for a Cohn brother's restaurant

r
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant with the best ocean view in SD. The breakfasts here are well worth it.

j
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waiter we had was just wonderful. Juan did such a great job and tended to our dinner needs. As busy as they were he did a phenomenal job and kept us updated with our food.

B
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and the views are unbelievable but the staff is even better. They are just the best.

O
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.

m
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went during Restaurant Week. 4 people for dinner, sat on patio. Hostess gave us blankets to use in case we got cold, but heaters kept us comfortable.

Seemed as if they were short on wait staff, as it was difficult to get our waiter and his attention. We had 3 meals come out but there was nothing about the 4th persons dish. I had to flag down waiter and call it to his attention.

Finally, 10 min later the burger was served, all while our dishes got cold as we waited. I truly believe they just didn’t cook it until we asked about where it was.

My salmon dish was good, salmon delicious but sides were scarce. Another’s pasta w broccoli was very greasy. Buddha bowl barely got eaten because it was not hot.
Vegan burger was devoured and enjoyed.

JO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place, oceanfront. People so nice. Food is good but small portions, same with beverages. Nice experience.

VO
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, food, and service despite the busyness of it being restaurant week!

A
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, but even with a reservation we had to wait 20min to be seated.

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Cheesecake was terrible and the service was friendly but very slow.

SS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view, good service, good food!

F
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, the food was ok, wasn’t bad but wasn’t good, nothing memorable. The view is great as it’s right on the beach.

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful location. A walk on the pier is a great way to end the day

S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very nice. Everything was the best. Our waitress loved her job and was outstanding. Really nice time. Thanks

g
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was stretched to also be bartender so our food was very late in being served. The soup was supposed to be first and then the entree but all arrived together after waiting too too long . I know the waiter was too busy doing both jobs.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bruno was fantastic and the Sunday brunch is great! If you leave hungry, you only have yourself to blame. :-)

CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cohen food right on the beach in IB! Our brunch experience was perfect!

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