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Sheerwater

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Seafood, Californian
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1500 Orange Avenue, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
+1 619-522-8490
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that...
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Relax on the umbrella-dotted patio overlooking the sea at this casual Coronado restaurant. Feast on fresh local seafood, delicious smoked meats with house made barbecue sauces and slaws, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads, plus an expansive breakfast buffet. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 73
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lunch!

If you are in the area you HAVE to visit the "Del"....hotel Del Coronado...and Sheerwater is a good lunch place. The hotel is in "1000 Places to See Before You Die" book and I would agree. Built in 1888 and the Sheerwater restaurant is a good place to dine. Two couples had drinks...the large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
drlehman
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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The Woodlands, Texas
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376 reviews 376 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in the area you HAVE to visit the "Del"....hotel Del Coronado...and Sheerwater is a good lunch place. The hotel is in "1000 Places to See Before You Die" book and I would agree. Built in 1888 and the Sheerwater restaurant is a good place to dine. Two couples had drinks...the large seafood plater which one couple shared... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Sheerwater has a clean, manicured atmosphere, and you pay a premium for the excellent outside seating and bay view. If money is tight for you, I recommend going at sunset for drinks and then head elsewhere for dinner. We ordered 3 cocktails at $15.50/each; all were delicious, especially the lemon drop with a hint of ginger. Dinner and cocktails for... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were not staying at the hotel but wanted to experience it. The Shearwater was excellent. Food, service, everything. Sitting outside was only slightly chilly and they had the heaters on. The history here made it all great.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This location is fantastic and the wait staff is wonderful. After dinner you heard right over to the hotel bar to enjoy much more of the same!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Claytons is a great café, especially for breakfast, with good big plates of delicious food. The weekends are the busiest, so you may have a wait, but the restaurant is on the corner so there is plenty of people watching.Once inside its, loud, hot, cramped, fun and just good stuff. The servers smile and are friendly, the food comes quickly... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We came to Hotel Del Coronado straight from the airport so we could go ice skating on the beach. It was the last day it was open for the holidays after the first of the year. I had read that the kids meals were free with your skating ticket purchase so we came here to eat right afterwards. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The most amazing au gratin cauliflower and bacon/Brussel sprouts ever...had lunch and dinner during my stay. Enjoyed my Caesar salad and best guac ever with chips for lunch. Dinner enjoyed a lobster salad. But crazy prices for hamburgers!

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sacramento
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130 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed and dined here many years ago. The waiter took neighboring tables orders before ours, even though we arrived earlier. My wife's order was mixed up, and he seemed to blame her. The food was good, once we got it right, but the prices comparable with the view, not the quality of the food.

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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Del! We appreciate your comments and apologize for the unacceptable service issues you encountered. We will share your review with our culinary and management team so we may make the necessary improvements. We look forward your return so we will have the opportunity to meet all your expectations. More 

Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Sheerwater is on the grounds of the legendary Hotel del Coronado and boasts great views of the sea. We had to wait about 20 minutes for an outside table, which was a little bizarre, given that the restaurant and terrace were half empty. Once we were seated, the servers were attentive and brought our drinks and took our order... More 

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I visited in December as part of my company's Christmas dinner. We were a small group so we were not restricted to ordering off the "group" menu. We were allowed to order anything off the regular menu, but we also ordered the Lobster Risotto which was on their web site menu but not on the printed menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-522-8490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Relax on the umbrella-dotted patio overlooking the sea at this casual Coronado restaurant. Feast on fresh local seafood, delicious smoked meats with house made barbecue sauces and slaws, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads, plus an expansive breakfast buffet. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?