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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

SEA180 Coastal Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (33)
Scenic View (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
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Good for a Date (24)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (16)
Casual (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service and the food is delicious! The urugula beets salad is my favorite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is still the best place in town to catch the sunset over drinks and dinner. The food is consistently good, having removed some of the items from the menu that were lacking, the service is excellent, and best of all is its accessibility. Parkimg is always a breeze versus the hassle at other waterfront restaurants in SD. IB is the perfect surf town, and SEA180 is one of its gems.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was outstanding and the service was great! We started off with the hummus and it was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Visiting from Arizona. We love to stay at the hotel twice a year. The food and atmosphere are so beautiful. This is my family’s happy place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great sea view. Went on "Date night " $39.95 for two including salad to share, 3 other items to share ( vegetables, flatbread, sausage plate, Cerviche), and bottle of wine. Was a very good deal as portions were ample and the wine was not too bad. Food good although Cerviche a little too spicy for me but my husband liked it. Service with Cody was good. Would go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Big fun, tasty and a killer view! My wife and I dined at Sea180 for our seventh anniversary then spent the night at the hotel. Superlative!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sat out on the Beachside patio. Food and Service was great as usual!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great venue. Great tasting food for reasonable price. Calm and relaxing love this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our go to spot

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great place to dine in, food is excellent and service is outstanding! Victor our server made us feel comfortable and welcomed, he attended our requests timely. 👍

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a restaurant where the view equals the quality food offered. The scene is perfect, and the food creative and inspired. Street parking is limited but the hotel restaurant validates the valet ticket and makes it a very reasonable expense.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sea180 is a favorite of mine. Guaranteed delicious meals with lots of savory spices. This isn't a run of the mill place, it's special. The view of the ocean is always beautiful no matter what the weather is like. Makes a great date place, meeting place and all around good for life place. All services in the restaurant are top notch. You can't go wrong with your experience here.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Came here for restaurant week and the menu was great. Food was fantastic and view was wonderful

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We thought the food was tasty, well presented, and timely. Everything flowed well. Portions could have been a bit more generous.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went for San Diego Restaurant Week and had their $30 three-course meal. I had the braized short rib and my husband had the catch of the day. Both were delicious. The waiter was delightful but busy. I had the Jalapeno/Mango Margarita with my meal and it was spicy and sweet, but not too spicy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The view of the sunset on the beach was great. We went for restaurant week.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

except for the piece of plastic from the pancetta found mixed in with the appetizer, everything was great! the manager handled the situation well!
love restaurant week!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was fine. Outdoor dining was great. Food so-so. I had Oysters Rockfellow it was luke warm upon arrival. Two in the party had Buffett and it could use a little work. Dry food and pretty boring. I know the Buffett was not on the restaurant week menu but the restaurant week menu was so limited to not much 2 in the party went for the Buffett. I would think this would be your week to shine in all areas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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