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Tidewater Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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221 N Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1129
+1 858-755-4115
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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Del Mar, California
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I was looking for a bar/restaurant to meet out of town friends to watch the Charger game. I thought of Tidewater and we ended up meeting there. I love the openness of the bar and there are plenty of TVs around the restaurant to watch the game from most angles. The service was great and the area is very spacious.... More 

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Thank ErinP27
California
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155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Everything a bar needs, happy hour prices, and a friendly competent bartender. The $3000 paddle board on the wall is gorgeous!

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Thank ScarlettHippie
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We spent the morning watching the surfers at Solano Beach and afterward drove south on 101 and spotted the Tavern. Had a great Angus cheeseburgher and salad with grilled Mahi mahi. Good selection of wines and beers. Full bar. The decor is kowabunga all the way. You won't regret stopping by.

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Thank Susan A
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Tidewater Tavern is a great place to go for an affordable lunch or dinner any day of the week. They have a versatile menu with sandwiches, burgers, entres, but I tend to order the fish tacos which are always fresh and very good. Tidewater has a good craft beer selection, as well as cocktails and a couple decent wines. The... More 

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Thank IMjoeB1335
Springfield
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a late post-beach lunch here. Two draft beers and orders of calamari tacos (my husband said they were yummy), wings (good, nothing amazing) and a Caesar salad with grilled Mahi Mahi. That made the whole trip worth it! Our server, Amanda, was very nice and attentive and the outdoor atmosphere makes it fun and not fussy. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Linda H
San Diego, California
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364 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

went with 5 people and for the most part everybody was happy with their food i had fish tacos with rice and beans and it was very good and we shared an appetizer of lettuce wrap with thai chicken and they were good and the peanut sauce was good, my wife sad her fish was a little over cooked, they... More 

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Thank randy7496
Solana Beach, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great place to hand out with friends for some drinks and play pool. Average working Joe kind of place, comfortable and relaxed.

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Thank Fiships
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The beer and wine selection aren't amazing, but the food is great. We had tacos and the avocado & quinoa salad with grilled fish. The bathrooms are clean, there was plenty of seating & the staff was very friendly. We went on a Thursday night, and parking was no problem.

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Thank Errin404
Solana Beach, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Tidewater on coast highway is a great place to stop for reasonable drinks, some pool and grub. Standard bar menu, service is quick and the bartenders are attentive. On warmer days the front is wide open to watch people walking by and the coastal car show.

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Thank WontonTomatos
Washington DC
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438 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Tidewater Tavern is a slightly better than average beach bar on Pacific Coast Highway in Solana with a familiar menu and opened-up design. We had lunch there recently when the place was quiet--not big games on at mid afternoon. The sandwiches and salads were excellent and moderately priced. Two of us had a grilled chicken sandwich (Cedros) that was juicy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 N Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-4115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?