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SEA180 Coastal Tavern

4.8
4.8
3029 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers Innovative Cuisine and Oceanfront Dining in Imperial Beach.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 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
    Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers innovative cuisine and oceanfront dining in Imperial Beach.
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (619) 908-3405
  • 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

What 3,029 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,028 Reviews
  1. PatH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be sorely missed. Need to bring back somewhere else!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place ever. So sad it closing down. They had a great happy hour, brunch and food was amazing

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  3. BerenizI

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service. Sad to see it leave.

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  4. Jean

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing customer service and great food. Our drinks were discounted too.

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  5. Tish

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service. First time inside because of weather, but very nice inside with ocean view.

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  6. DNoble

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry to hear Sea180 is closing and no longer a Cohn restaurant. Not pleased with the food and presentation. Menu has changed dramatically not like any of the other Cohn restaurants. No wonder I have not been back here in a couple of years. Good luck to the new restaurant coming in

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  7. MistyStarr1

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & customer service - highly recommend Thank you

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  8. CarolLu

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am seriously super sad that Sea 180 will be closing. It is by far the best upscale dining in Imperial Beach and it is just so sad to see them leave.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jessica was great as usual! She always remembers us and is super attentive.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and good and great environment! Really enjoyed the experience

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  11. michaelc

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is located close to the beach, food was excellent and the service was great. Restaurant was very clean and music was at the right level to talk. I would recommend SEA180 !

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  12. MaryAnnS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just finished raining and outside tables weee ready for service. Heaters were on and it wasn’t too cold. Enjoyed the view as always with mimosas and great company. The wait staff here are always very kind and helpful. We are sorry to hear it go and am hoping the restaurant taking over does as good a job.

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  13. Netty

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was unbelievable on the patio. The service was great. Our server was extremely pleasant, joyful and efficient. We were there for breakfast on a Friday, and the whole experience was extremely enjoyable. I would definitely go back again. J

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  14. NancyG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The service was good. The ocean view was outstanding! The only room for improvement I can give is to serve entrees for different people at the table within a minute or two of each other. I received my meal, but it took at least 10 minutes more for my partner to receive his. Fortunately, we had an appetizer he could eat while he waited for his meal. Both our meals were delicious!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Had a party of five. Great time! We came from Escondido and was well worth it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a milestone birthday celebration and had a large party. Michael was an excellent, friendly attentive server. We had a variety from the menu - cocktails (Prickly Pear Marg is a must try!!), steak, short ribs, halibut, wedge salad. Everyone loved all their dishes! Great experience !!

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  17. joelr

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, and the food was delicious. The setting was also very exquisite. All in all, it was a wonderful experience!!

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  18. KatherineT

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our son just moved to IB and he suggested we meet at Sea 180. What a beautiful surprise to walk into this lovely restaurant with incredible views and fabulous food!!!! Our server was Julia and she was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly! We will definitely be returning!!

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  19. NavyDoc

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience!! Setting (outdoors, 50 yd from surf, highly effective patio warmers) magical! Our shared starter (brussels sprouts) and entrees (salmon, and shrimp enchilada) perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Natasha, Christine and the entire SEA180 team are so professional and kind!! Thank you - we’ll be back!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Really good experience for Valentine’s Day, but for the value of food and such, price was way over what it should’ve , & could’ve been somewhere nicer

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was not only professional but very amigable and made our Valentine’s Day dinner enjoyable. The management staff also made sure to step in when our waiter was busy. Great team work!

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  22. JohnH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Valentine's day special. Both entrees were delicious. The service was outstanding as well

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  23. urodoc

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal. Our server, Nellie, was exceptional.

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  24. GaryG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    February 14, 2024 was the second time my wife and I chose to dine at SEA180 to have Valentine’s Day dinner. We both agree the service provided was outstanding. All boxes were checked. Food quality, food quantity, cleanliness, costumer service, attentiveness and ambiance was just superb. Thank you all for another great experience.

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  25. DavidF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aways an interesting menu, or a special for the occasion. Ate there with friends from out of town, as we know its the place to go. A bit cool outside on patio so we asked fro table inside, and got by the window for the sunset. Good food. ample portions.

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  26. NormaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view, food and service. Always enjoy having a ncie evening dinner at this place.

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  27. samethias

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for 5 at 6 pm for outdoor seating. We were seated right away. The food was good, the portions were pretty big and our waitress was very nice.

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  28. klb09

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel, our waiter, was very pleasant and responsive. Food was tasty!

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  29. ValerieSD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Biggest surprise of the night was $10 valet parking with no discount/validation for eating at the restaurant. We spent over $100 for two people and then $10 for parking ($15 with tip)… and there is very limited street parking. Food was ok. We ordered the prime rib special. The veggie was roasted Brussel sprouts, a bold choice as they are not that popular.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment, friendly service, great menu choices! Also our waitress was Great!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fernando was great. The oceanside views were great. Overall awesome experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place, with an awesome beach view. The food was not great, but maybe the chef wasn’t having a good day. There was a couple of mix ups with our food, but at the end we were taken care off. I definitely recommend this place.

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  33. TomS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate our dinner right at 5pm with the sun just setting behind the pier. The friendly waitress seated us right at the glass next to the beach and the ambiance was fantastic. My wife had the halibut and I had the double cheeseburger. Both meals were cooked to perfection and tasted great. I highly recommend this place!!

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  34. GeneH

    Naples

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. The view, the service, the food, the drinks and the value! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Everything tasted great minus the miso soup. My date said it looked like “ib water” it was just overpowering with seaweed. But the poke nachos where amazing and out favorite dish of the night. We got the ribeye and was cooked perfectly. We ask for the calamari and was delicious as well. Maurice was berry attentive and informative when we had a question. Overall a great dining experience.

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  36. matthewc

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and food and cocktails were delicious.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, delicious food and the espresso martinis were outstanding!

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  38. HeidiH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, we love it here. Only complaint is they always ask if you prefer inside or outside. My reservation showed outside, we were fine with that. Hostess asked, and I replied - oh if you have inside, we will take it. She proceeded to argue with me and try to prove the point my reservation said outside, 🤦🏼‍♀️ I know! You asked if I had a preference, if changing isn’t an option don’t offer it LOL. Hostess needs some training - but otherwise awesome.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The server and manager were so awesome

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  40. Melindam

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner we’ve always had great service, food, and a comfortable place to enjoy.

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FAQs

SEA180 Coastal Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 631-4949.

SEA180 Coastal Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 3029 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SEA180 Coastal Tavern

800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Date Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Imperial Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified, Seafood
  • 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
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