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“Good Food in Beach Snack Shack”

Poseidon Restaurant-On The Bch
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Ranked #2 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Description: The Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar embodies the Southern California lifestyle, blending the ambiance of the beach scene with a relaxed and informal dining atmosphere.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food in Beach Snack Shack”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Besides the restaurant, they have an area where you can buy food if you are at the beach. It was great to not have to pack food since we were on vacation.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Debbie S
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beach Front Dining”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good food, good service, and great place for people watching as one looks out on the Pacific Ocean. We sat at the terrace wall for dinner as the beach goers were wrapping up their day at the beach. Located in a crowded area of Del Mar but once in the restaurant you feel secluded and in tune w/ the beach aura. While not using the inside dining area it looked up scale. The outside patio does have heaters if needed. The one negative was that the delicious pork chop entre was accompanied by grilled Brussels sprouts. Would have preferred a selection of vegetables.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank saint5
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Carlsbad, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best on-the-beach location in San Diego County”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to the San Diego (Del Mar) Fair last week and since we were in the neighborhood, went to the Poseidon for dinner. Seated right on the rail that separates the deck from the sand, we had the full-on beach experience that is missing in North County restaurants in places such as Carlsbad and Oceanside. The servers at this place are always competent and pleasant. The food is consistently decent. I can't rave about it nor can I complain about it. Oh - the dinner rolls are delicious! This is the go-to place to take out-of-town visitors for the California beach experience. You just can't say enough great things about its location. There isn't anything quite like it. Jake's next door might have better food, but they don't have a deck on the sand. Make reservations if you want to sit on the deck and work with them, even if you have to go to an earlier dinner. It's so worth it. I already told my husband that I want to go back here again for my birthday.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank MedWriter
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great View, Okay Food, Bad Service”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

If you want a place to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean, this is the place to go. The food was okay, some of us liked it more than others, but it wasn't anything special. I didn't even finish my fish tacos. The service was poor, with a rude waitress and a staff who messed up every single one of our orders. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant, but it wasn't the worst experience ever.

Thank maggiemicklo
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Amazing Everything!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is the place to be!! Great vibe for lunch - quick service, great food - loved sitting beachfront!

Visited June 2014
Thank amandabgraves
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