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SEA180 Coastal Tavern

4.5
4.5
2617 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers Innovative Cuisine and Oceanfront Dining in Imperial Beach.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 631-4949

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paulo Mendoza

  • Catering

    In-house only

  • Private party facilities

    SEA180° Coastal Tavern features sweeping "180 degree views” of the Coronado Islands, South Bay and Mexico. With over 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space this venue is the perfect setting for meetings, receptions or any oceanside social affair.

  • Private party contact

    Meg Vinton: (619) 631-4949

  • Neighborhood

    Imperial Beach

  • Cross street

    Date Avenue

  • Parking details

    $3 valet parking with validation

  • Entertainment

    SEA180°’s Weekday Seaside Specials SEA180° presents our weekday Seaside Specials! Join us nightly Sunday through Thursday for offers such as our Tuesday Date Night Menu for just $39.95 per couple and Thirsty Thursday featuring Happy Hour specials all night. For reservations, please call 619-631-4949

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July BBQ Buffet and Fireworks

    $65.00 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    See SEA180.com for menu description

Popular dishes

What 2,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. r

    rioballard

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    This was my first time trying this restaurant, and we just spontaneously booked an outside table for a Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm (sunset at 8:00). The place was busy but not crowded and we scored a seat right at the outside railing. Beautiful view and perfect temp. Our server Jordan was great! He gave us good suggestions and was very attentive and personable. So the service and ambiance were perfect. The food came quickly and was good, but not stellar. I was happy with my carnitas and my husband loved his short rib. Watch out for the green sauce with the carnitas...it's HOT! Also be sure to ask for chips with the bacon-wrapped prawns, you'll need them to finish the salsa that they are served on. We will definately be back again with friends next time. Also, parking it tricky around the hotel, and the valet was full that evening. We had to park several blocks away in a residential neighborhood. We felt safe enough, but just be careful. Factor in the extra parking time when booking your reservation.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff amazing food we had a wonderful experience our view was beautiful.

  3. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a amazing first time experience. Our server was amazing! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  4. EL

    ELight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant. If you dine outdoors, you can't beat the view.

  5. IB

    IBNation

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    I’ve eaten here several times now, and it’s been awhile, so I decided to give it another shot since it’s down the street from where I live—unfortunately it’s always a similar experience. The food was of average taste and overpriced for what you are getting. Our entrees were left out to long before being served and approaching a cold plate which doesn’t help the mediocre dishes. Other than that, The service was OK. The inside dinning area looks like an upscale Denny’s that lacks any real creativity. The view from the patio is outstanding, it’s a shame the food and soulless decor can’t equal the view.

  6. CM

    CindyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We ate on the outdoor patio and had a wonderful time. Staff was conscientious about bringing over a heater when it started to chill down a bit. Excellent waitstaff! My friends Carnitas were really over done, so they did comp her meal. Delicious coconut margaritas and piña coladas. I always enjoy coming here.

  7. JB

    JustinB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, excellent food. Our service was great. I really enjoyed it.

  8. SC

    SoneC

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Food was not memorable and I wouldn’t return. View was gorgeous though.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location for brunch beautiful views.

  10. PJ

    PaulJ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, the food was delivered surprisingly quickly, a little pricey, but it is right on the beach.

  11. P

    Professionalfoodcritic

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food needs more ingredients, the flavor & presentation was outstanding. The chowder was too soup-like, the fish was very oily. Drinks were excellent!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation dinner was awesome. Exceptionally fast and amazing staff. Thanks

  13. n

    none

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and truly amazing atmosphere literally right on the beach! Spectacular view!

  14. K

    Kbeachlovitt

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Such a beautiful view. Service and food both very good. Little high priced but worth it.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fernando our waiter was amazing. I ordered a Ahi Tuna Appetizer but the fish didn’t taste fresh however the other items we ordered were amazing. Drinks were good, and cant beat a meal next to the ocean

  16. MG

    McGyver

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always enjoy dining at Sea180; ambiance is wonderful as is the service.

  17. SH

    ShawnH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Food was excellent though pricey!

  18. SD

    SanDiegoDiner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great views, friendly staff, very pleasant ambiance.

  19. CB

    CarynB

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Sitting outside along the glass by the beach was awesome. It was great to dine next to the surf and sand. The food was average and overpriced. Overpriced is typical of a hotel restaurant, but it would’ve been nice if the food was not average. The service was OK, but it was very clear our server was at the end of his shift and wanted to go home so we were never offered dessert or anything after we ate. He took our plates and brought the check and then hovered until I paid. We probably won’t be back.

  20. DG

    DaniGirl

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!!! Everything is always great. View is amazing.

  21. PP

    PaulaPfromWashingtonDC

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Can’t beat the setting and the happy hour specials, though the HH menu is very limited. Regular menu prices are sky high though…It used to be pretty busy there, and it was surprisingly quiet for a Friday.

  22. LJ

    LisaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love Sea180. The kitchen was a bit slow w/the food and the waiter had warned us of that but, the atmosphere is always so pleasant, I don't mind waiting. Our waiter was fantastic.

  23. DJ

    DianeJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Sea 180 has a great location. Unfortunately the food was not good. The carnitas were overcooked and dried out and the shrimp burrito was skimpy. Service was spotty, although the waiter tried very hard. This is an ongoing problem since covid. Formerly great places to eat cannot get good help. I am finding it very hard to find somewhere decent to eat. My husband prefers to eat at home.

  24. n

    norbertoc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great place Nice food excellent view Bad for car parking

  25. DN

    DeniseN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Horrible service. Took forever to get a server and our meals.

  26. t

    tinydancer

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious! View was amazing and service was excellent. Only negative was the parking, had to find street parking and it's pretty crowded in that area. The valet was full.

  27. M

    Micio

    Houston

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and ambiance were fantastic. Many thanks to our server, she was outstanding!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    High school graduation - we’ve eaten here several times prior. The table was sticky, the service was slow, and the entrees came out with a 5 minute gap between the first one and the last one. The food was OK, but not as good as previous visits. It also was not restaurant hot. It was difficult to waive down a server, and the appetizer queso fundido was inedible. Hoping it was a bad night.

  29. S

    Syls61

    San Diego

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff was wonderful. Comped is with bread and desert since both couples had Wedding anniversary. My only complaint was that O only got 3 scallops in a sauce with 3 small chopped leaks-cost $42.95. That was outrageously expensive. The Brussels sprouts were great. My husband got the prime rib special which was an excellent value and he said it was delicious. Our two friends are vegetarian and got the Buddha bowl and loved it. We ate outside along the water. They had plenty of fire pits and heat lamps to add to the wonderful ambience.

  30. SF

    SacFood

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great hidden spot. Service was great and friendly. All entries were perfect.

  31. SA

    SaraA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    No parking. Food not available on menu after we order it. Rationed bread. Took 2 hours to get dinner that was cold bland and small portions. Had to send back 2 dishes. Family of 5 had reservations for daughters graduation and it was ruined. Managed apologized and comped dinner but there were many opportunities to salvage the meal, it never happened.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! Great spot for a special occasion date night in imperial beach

  33. KP

    KennethP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Carly was so personable and professional.

  34. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was poor except for desert Entre I as served with appetizer so food got cold Waiter was not attentive Another couple at next table is as allowed to face time and talk loud enuf to disturb us And the tab for four of us was $400.00. Way to much for the experience!

  35. LM

    LynM

    Yosemite

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great table and view. Carlos gave wonderful service and made sure we had everything we needed. We’ll definitely be back…

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to grab a drink with a gorgeous ocean view. Love the patio! Wish they had more vegan options on the menu.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my birthday dinner and I was very pleased! Great views and the best burger I’ve ever had IN MY LIFE. And I’m from Alberta. So that’s saying something. The rose was really good too.. that may have also been why it was the best burger ever.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We visited this place for my graduation and it was phenomenal. Everyone was telling congratulations and the manager made sure I was taken care. The busser even took the fireplace in the middle of the table out because it took to much space. The manager gave me a fee drink then brought over champagne and also the busser gave me a shot also. I ordered carnitas which came late so our waitress took them off our bill. They still came but super dry.

  39. MB

    MonicaB

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was exelente, I don’t know her name but she is from France

  40. MS

    MichelleS

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful night! Dinner out with a friend. Dennis was being trained as a server and he did great! Food was so good! Although chilly the heaters and fires kept us warm. We even sat near the fire after dinner and drank hot tea. It was a perfect Sunday night!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for SEA180 Coastal Tavern

800 Seacoast Drive Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Date Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Imperial Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $3 valet parking with validation

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paulo Mendoza

  • Entertainment

    SEA180°’s Weekday Seaside Specials SEA180° presents our weekday Seaside Specials! Join us nightly Sunday through Thursday for offers such as our Tuesday Date Night Menu for just $39.95 per couple and Thirsty Thursday featuring Happy Hour specials all night. For reservations, please call 619-631-4949

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 631-4949

  • Catering

    In-house only

  • Private party facilities

    SEA180° Coastal Tavern features sweeping "180 degree views” of the Coronado Islands, South Bay and Mexico. With over 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space this venue is the perfect setting for meetings, receptions or any oceanside social affair.

  • Private party contact

    Meg Vinton: (619) 631-4949

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