SEA180 Coastal Tavern

4.5
2049 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 2049 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuanM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best. Shannon? Kudos for her attention to detail.

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DocDiego
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food - does not meet expectations for process and benchmark
Service- meets expectations
Environment- fairly clean
Overall- will not return

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DaniaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waited for over an hour to get our food. Customers around us seemed to be getting there’s in no time. Very disappointed as I brought my mother to celebrate Mother’s Day and notated in special request for maybe a flower. Again I saw several customers around us received them and not a mention of it to us.

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JanetteE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was top notch and the view was relaxing ! Can’t wait to come back !!

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old2couple
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried to get reservations at another Cohn restaurant but they were all booked.
We were lucky to enough get the reservation at Sea 180. Never been there. We went for the Mother's Day special dinner.

It was nice to see all types of families enjoying themselves. We fortunate enough to get a sea side table, when got too chilly servers turned on the heaters. Great view!

We enjoyed ourselves and plan on returning.

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DragonMom
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time we've been, and the views are outstanding! We came on Mother's Day and enjoyed all the dishes we had. It was pretty busy but out server was attentive and friendly, even tho she had a lot of demands on her time. We LOVE Sea180!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating overlooking the beach.
Food wasn't soo great. Mothers day menu wasn't up to par for the ambience and occasion. Menu could have been better.
Have ate there before and their regular menu is much better. Overall great experience for occasion.

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vipkak6
San Diego
110 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent overall although the chocolate tres leched cake was a bit off. The scallops were heavenly, however. Our waitress did a good jpb, despite being stretched very thin. The ocean view from our table was stunning.

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SamR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was very slow, our waiter took very long to get back to us every time. Food was okay but a little over priced.

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Antonia
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernando was our host and he was amazing from beginning to the end. He made several stops at our table to make sure the food was to our liking. The ambiance was perfect with a beautiful ocean view. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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ROBERTB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We were charged for filet and received Prim Rib but nonetheless it was underwhelming. I will not return to this place.

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KPH19
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as always. Service was wonderful. Samantha, our server, was attentive and efficient. Others were also very helpful. When we showed them a screenshot that showed that the Mother's Day brunch was advertised as a Champagne Brunch, they gave us complimentary mimosas, although the ad was incorrect. Our first dining-in restaurant experience in over a year was excellent (if pricey)!

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Christina
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had very good service, however, the food wasn’t as warm as it should have been when served - like the clam chowder for example. Parts were warm, parts were cold. Overall, it was okay but we were anticipating a different experience

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ChrisM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Awful experience!
1. They seated us late.
2. Sat us at a mediocre table when there were better tables open (and I’ve worked at a restaurant so I know those tables were open).
3. Placed initial drink order, asked for kid menus, informed them of daughter’s anaphylaxis (which I put in the reservation).
4. Drinks came late, one was the wrong drink, zero kid menus, and a new server.
5. Had to redo the process—reorder the correct drink, wait for kid menus, discuss allergy.
6. Drink came late (again), kid menus never came (again) so we had to ask a THIRD time.
7. Got food, but out of order. Entrees first; apps, soup and salad mid or last. 8. Error on one entree.
9. Waited close to another hour for my son’s sundae! The runner kept giving it to the wrong tables!
10. I had to walk up to the server a total of 4 times for help bc she kept going to every other table but ours!

They were slammed and probably unaccustomed to having a full restaurant and I tried to have empathy, patience, and kindness (since I worked in a restaurant when I was in college) but this horrible service was inexcusable, especially for the price we were paying for the meal and experience!

I used to enjoy going to this place but I will never return or bring my friends or family here ever again!

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Disappointing
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I do not review locations often, but hope this may provide some opportunities should the establishment want to improve. If this was the first time I'd eaten at Sea180, I likely would not go back, but am optimistic this may have been an off day. The food was average on this visit, but mainly due to the temperature level. We went for a casual afternoon light lunch and did appetizers and a kids meal for my son. The appetizers were so delayed in coming out that they arrived barely warm, and the bread for the hummus was dry, cold and slightly stale. However, I'm partially convinced the food would have been much better if it was delivered closer to when it was prepared. Out two appetizer lunch took 90 minutes. The waitress only visited the table 4 times, and every time starting with "I'm sorry". I could understand if they are understaffed and the servers were slammed, but the wait staff continued to walk around casually without any hint of expediency for the waiting patrons. Your location is excellent, your food on prior visits has been excellent, and the prior service was excellent. This visit was either an off day, or operations have been allowed to diminish.

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BryanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best drink mixtures I’ve ever had (alcoholic)...food was delivered very fast and all flavors were on point!

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Dion
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Our server, Fernando, took great care of us. We split everything we ordered and they brought it out already split up for us. We will definitely be back!

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diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food is mediocre. What you pay for is the view. I dislike that there is a 4% service fee to cover employee wages. Not sure why a restaurant would make its customers pay for employee wages. Very lame. Overall wouldn’t return or recommend

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vipJudyS
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polished service - amazing these days! Food and drinks were terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, we sadly didn’t get a table by the window though I wish I couldve

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not sure why but was. Very loud. (We’ve dined here many times). Food was OK. We wish they would expand their seafood options but knew the menu when we booked. Service was very good and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. Setting is spectacular.

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Sarah
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful scenic coastal view restaurant! Food & service was excellent! The staff were very friendly & accommodating. I had the Cesar Salad with Garlic Grilled Shrimp. Was so fresh & great flavor! The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was awesome as well. Try the Coconut Margarita, it’s very tasty! Overall loved the experience & will definitely be returning!

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Nina
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a nice dinner, the ambiance was great so I will be coming back! The food was pretty good as well, the only thing was that the punch bowl was probably the worst I have ever had but it was super cute at least!
I would genuinely recommend this place to anyone!

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EricB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice.
I took my my wife’s aunt.
When I made the reservation,Opentable asked if it was a special occasion. I said that it was her 90th birthday, but the restaurant didn’t do anything.

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MarkM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea180 has the perfect view of the ocean. The food is delicious and the service we received was outstanding.

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TerriM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on the fringe, with excellent food, service and wonderful relaxing view of the beach, ocean and PB Pier!!

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DoraM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish they had a larger variety of juices for mimosas, but over the food was great.

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SusanP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was okay but breakfast was much better.

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Birdy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and view of the beach (especially at sunset), which is the best part. I've been here a few times now and service is usually good (there have been times of slow service or things forgotten, but things are usually busy, so it's understandable), as is the food.

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BrendaR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Girl friends getting together!


I hate these stupid surveys!!!

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LockNLoad765
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is fantastic and surprisingly one of the few places in Southern California where the dining is literally on or next to the beach. The service, food and overall experience is great. The staff is always looking to give the guest a great experience.

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vipDSAII
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Cohen restaurants just aren't what they used to be. If it wasn't for the locations they have, I'd stop going. It's sad that their executive chef Deborah has let quality and consistency go downhill. I eat out at least five times a week, and have had this experience at multiple venues.

Julio's service was superb!

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EdithL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, how delightful! The setting was great - ocean views from the outdoor patio even from an interior table. Friendly wait-staff who were attentive but didn't hover. Great date night menu and quite a value!! We will definitely come back soon!

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JoeL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner whether with family, friends, colleagues, or a business meal.

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KarenL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond for our large group of birthday well-wishers for my mom's 90th. Service was great. Food was good. Wonderful experience.

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Rjbhernandez
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was average def not worth the price. I’ve been here a handful of times now and usually eat here only for the view. This time I had the chicken. It wasn’t bad but was average. Other people in my party had fish and chips and all of their fries tasted like they were cooked too long or were old. Best part of the meal was the appetizers. Calamari and ceviche.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was spot on! Unfortunately, pricing is high for what you get. But overall, would definitely go back!

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KrisM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get dinner watch the sunset, and listen to the waves. Really on the beach prime location. Great service and great food. Definitely will be revisiting!

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VanessaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and view. Wish there was music but overall great place!

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vipTiger
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I went there for my birthday dinner. Everything was excellent including the service. Dessert was amazing!! Thank you for making my birthday very special.

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 2049 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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