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About SEA180 Coastal Tavern

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 are for indoor tables only, we are not accepting reservations for patio dining.

800 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast

Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am

Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Social Hour

Daily: 2:30pm - 5:00 pm

Reservations are for indoor tables only, we are not accepting reservations for patio dining.

Cross Street:
Date Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(619) 631-4949

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/sea180

Entertainment:
Wine & Waves Wednesday
$5 glasses of select wines paired with sound waves of live music on the Pier View Terrace
5 - 8 pm

Please visit the link below for band details:
http://theacousticspot.com/calendar/

Catering:
In-house only

Parking Details:
$3 valet parking

Executive Chef:
Charles Watson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Yolonda Ingram at yolonda@sea180.com

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Enjoy the ocean view with your Valentine at SEA180°. Treat your special someone to our fabulous 4-course Valentine’s Day menu priced at $59.95 per person.
Don’t forget something sweet – Crème Brulee Cheesecake or Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue for dessert!

SEA180 Coastal Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Waterfront (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
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Good for a Date (26)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (17)
Romantic (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fun (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Sea 180 always surprises us, from the amazing waiters to the delicious food...
Love this place!

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·Dined 4 days ago

This an exceptional restaurant that I always dine at when I am in San Diego. They always have excellent food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, great service and incredible views. You should make a point of dining here for any occasion. The sunsets are spectacular since the restaurant is located right on the coast. Also, free parking is readily available on nearby streets.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Sea 180 is a fantastic restaurant in the Pier South Resort. We read all the reviews, and figured we would try in while we stayed there - WE ATE THERE TWO NIGHTS AND THEN BREAKFAST!!!

Kayleigh was a fantastic waitperson and helped us a lot. There were a couple of small issues the first night, but she resolved them like a PRO!

At dinner, we had the Mary's Chicken. Extremely well cooked, crispy skin and very moist. Sitting on a bed of veggie.

At breakfast, we had the Buddha Breakfast, a bowl of stir-fried veggies, quinoa, etc. with eggs on top. SO good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Brunch on the patio was amazing! Beautiful view and delicious food.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing location and the food was good too! We had a great first experience and will be back again

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I both got fish and chips...a bit disappointing. Fish was just alright...batter wasn’t very crispy which made the fish a bit mushy. Good fries and appetizers though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sea 180 is right on the beach at Imperial Beach and has a great view of the ocean and the Imperial Beach Pier. The outside dining has great heaters so the evening meal in January was really pleasant outside.

Great upscale food and staff is great. We had their Tuesday night "Date Night" dinner. The Mary's chicken was great and the lamb ragu pasta was spectacular. Good wine list and and wait staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Slow service after we were seated. Twenty minutes befit drink order was taken. Once they noticed us, service was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful breakfast spot and I will be back to try more..... Best Cohn experience to date-

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time at a great location. Food was great and the beach views were nice. My guests were impressed and added the restaurant to their list of places for a return visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Another excellent meal with outstanding service at SEA180. Worth the short drive to IB!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

A visit to Sea180 is always a pleasure. We enjoy taking our guests here, an every time winner. Their buffets on Thanksgiving and Christmas are first class, of course.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice view, nice food and good wine. Come here plenty of times and always will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was my brothers birthday. We will order the fish special and thought it was delicious except him. So he sent it back and get it and we need a clam sauce which was good. The manager came over and smooth everything over and even serve the meal himself. We like this restaurant. Keep up the good work

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I am a reasonably frequent customer--for take out, lunches and special dinners. The outdoor , casual dining and drinks--is the best around. In door seating has a serious problem. The music choice and sound level is very bad. I always ask for the music to be turned down, or off. On the evening of Thursday 12/21 when I was hosting seven guests for a Solstice event, I had to ask the front desk and the waiter to turn down the agitating music 3 times. We simply could not have a conversation. Pounding base and unimaginative sound is a serious distraction from enjoying good food and wine. These elements are not compatible. I think it is a mistake to think "energetic" is a goal for restaurant comfort.
I have other specific thoughts--which I will be happy to share with management in person.
Thank you for asking for feedback…
Respectfully
Liza Butler
619-405-1500

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our waitress was super nice and friendly, she offered great drink recommendations. Our food was AMAZING! We had prime rib, mac and cheese, IB Wedge, calamari, ceviche, and clam chowder. The clam chowder that came with our prime rib dinner was sooo goo that we had to order a full bowl extra. My friends and I will be back!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Found menu selections limited. Not overly impressed.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

What a wonderful surprise!! I hadn't been to Imperial Beach in years and was treated to a gastronomic feast and one for the eyes as well. Located on the beach, in a beautiful hotel, this hidden gem is a wonder. Everything was perfect; ambiance, service and food all fit for queens. I'll definitely be a regular.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I were very pleased with our experience. The food was amazing! My steak and eggs could not have been better and my wife’s crab cakes were perfect. Our server was very friendly. This restaurant has an amazing view. We will be back for the bottle special for mimosas! SEA 180 Coast Tavern is our new favorite spot in IB!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Birthday dinner. Beautiful as always, food great, menu options perfect, one of my favorite places to eat!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went for dinner on the spur of the moment ,although we have been here before we enjoyed both the meal and the service. I would recommend Sea 180 to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our server, Jason, was outstanding! Personable, concerned about our comfort and timely. Thank you Jason!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always amazing!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, the service was spectacular...definitively recommend to anybody.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Go during daylight or sunset for the amazing views of the ocean. A bit overpriced but lovely setting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was tasty. The view was incredible and the service was great, attentive and on top of everything.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great Thanksgiving buffet meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We watched an amazing orange/red sunset over the ocean and pier with a drunk in our hand. Our waiter was professional and nice. My only complaint was a surcharge they add on to the bill because the state raised the minimum wage 2 years ago. Just raise your prices so people get a living wage. I think the surcharge is petty and irritating. You make money off the community pay the people who work and live in the community a decent wage.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious brussel sprouts, calamari, lobster was pretty good, perhaps warming up the bun, also the cucumber cooler was harder to drink because of the finely ground rosemary...suggest a sprig? Old fashioned was very good as was the sangria. Cheese mashed potatoes were divine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best burger ever!! Hubby almost always orders a burger and this was delicious!! I got a bite! Probably the best tasting I've ever had. I wish it was grass fed. Mom had the linguine clams and dad has seafood cobb. They both liked their choices. I had the lobster bisque. It was not very good. But I gave this place 5 stars because the service was excellent! Janet (or Jeannette) was so friendly and helpful. I asked about the brunch and she was so accommodating to not just tell me but show me. Great service with a lovely smile! Lovely view too with fire pits and lots of room.
We hope to come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible views, impeccable service, amazing food!
WIN WIN WIN

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I gotta say I wish I would have tried this restaraunt sooner... still kicking myself. The food, service and ambiance was fantastic. The brussel sprouts appetizer was DELICIOUS and we loved our entrees. It's a great place to go to grab a nice seafood dinner in the South bay area. I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This restaurant has previously received very good reviews, which is why we picked it during our stay in Imperial Beach. However, it is overrated. There is a very limited menu and it is overpriced for the amount of food served for the entrées. I went to what I thought was a VERY nice restaurant and ended up ordering FISH AND CHIPS. It's called SEA 180 , but perhaps should change to SEE 180. Nice view, but generally very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The best part of the evening was the service. Wait staff, as with all Cohn restaurants, is always impeccable.
The food did not shine. All of my dining experiences at Bo Beau and alike are always above expectation, this was not . The cioppino was not cooked long to get the essence of both sea and tomato to marry yet the seafood was overcooked.
I understand Sunday night can be family night but 4 screaming children not being controlled turned a, what should be tranquil meal, in to chaotic eat and let's leave. My time and money are better spent at a different location.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love the Ambiance of Sea180 and the food is very delicious too. Great location and super awesome view from anywhere in the restaurant. My friends and clients always have a great time and we all enjoy the food. Service definitely needs improvement.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ambience is very nice. BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT. Very good food and drinks. Has an awesome outdpor seating as well over looking the ocean. Very Romantic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Atmosphere and service were unbeatable,oceanfront outdoor patio can't be beat. Food was mediocre at best. I had the swordfish, others at the table had filet mignon, scallops & pork belly...all of us were dissappointed in the flavors, portion, etc for the price AND they charged us for bread. That's just tacky. Would return for happy hour, but will never waste my money on a meal there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I love this place and send friends and family over to Sea-180 👍🌼 It has an amazing view of our beautiful and sunny Imperial Beach 😎

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They "forgot" to move us to our table after having been at the bar for quite a while even though we had reservations. Server wasn't very attentive. Waited a realllly long time for our bill and desserts.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing ambiance!!! Food was awesome!

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