Great Food & Drink
Welcome to our restaurant! Join us for a good time!
Sushi-grade ahi tuna marinated in shoyu, sesame oil, and spice.
Raw Veggie, Hummus & Pita Plate
Fresh carrots, celery, tomato, mushrooms, pita bread and hummus.
Crispy Calamari Strips
House-cut calamari with our own tartar and cocktail sauce. A Tidewater favorite for over 25 years!
Chicken wings in Tidewater signature hot sauce with celery, carrots and house-made ranch.
With house-made ranch and BBQ sauce. Also available tossed in Tidewater signature hot sauce.
House-made Potato Chips
Basket of Fries
Field greens, tomato, and veggies with your choice of dressing.
Romaine lettuce lightly tossed in Caesar dressing, with shaved Parmesan and zesty croutons.
Seared Ahi Salad
Ahi tuna with field greens and house-made hoisin dressing.
Peanut Chicken Salad
Field greens, grilled chicken breast, cabbage, mandarin orange, and red pepper with a Thai-style peanut sauce.
Tacos & Wraps
Grilled Fish Tacos
Grilled market fish with cabbage, cheddar-jack cheese, white sauce, and Solana Salsa.
A Tidewater Tavern original since 1994! House- cut calamari, cabbage, cheddar jack, original white sauce, and Solana salsa.
2 classic Baja-style ground beef tacos with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and cheese.
Pollo Asado Tacos
2 classic Baja-style grilled chicken tacos with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and cheese.
Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Diced grilled chicken, cabbage, and thai-style peanut sauce in crispy lettuce.
Grilled chicken, onions, mushrooms, cheddar jack, and Solana salsa.
Ground Angus beef, onions, mushrooms, cheddar jack, and Solana salsa.
Grilled Fish Sandwich
Grilled market fish with house-made tartar sauce.
Cajun Fish Sandwich
Cajun spiced grilled market fish with original tartar sauce.
Locals’ Favorite, crispy calamari with original tartar sauce
Sam's original cedros marinated grilled chicken breast.
Honey Jerk Chicken
Sweet and spicy Jamaican spiced chicken breast.
Chicken Tender Sandwich
Crispy chicken tender, cheddar and BBQ sauce
With 6 strips of crispy bacon.
Grilled with mustard & swiss cheese.
Table Top Sandwich
Grilled pastrami, turkey, swiss with coleslaw & 1000 Island.
Tavern Classic Burger
1/2 lb certified Angus beef on a toasted bun with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Served with your choice of fries, house-cut potato chips, or side salad.
1/2 lb. certified Angus beef on a toasted bun with cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
Bacon Cheese Burger
1/2 lb. certified Angus beef on a toasted bun with bacon, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
1/2 lb. certified Angus beef on a toasted bun with swiss, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
Tidal Wave Burger
1/2 lb. certified Angus beef on a toasted bun with Cheddar cheese, bacon, grilled onions, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
A meat-free patty served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
Pilsner-Style Lager | Pacifico
4.4% Crisp, refreshing flavor, and a touch of grass-citrus and ocean mist. From coastal Mazatlan, Mexico.
Lager | Stella Artois
5% Golden Belgian lager with malt, grain, and grass aromas.
Blonde Ale | Abnormal Brewing
5.4% American Blonde Ale that is simple, clean, crisp, and easy to drink yet full of flavor and sweet aromas.
Pale Ale | .394, Alesmith
6% Golden pale ale, full of American hop flavor.
IPA, session | Mosaic, Karl Strauss
5.5% Grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit.
IPA, West Coast | 10:45 to Denver, Eppig Brewing
7.0% Resinous dankiness with citrus notes lead this hop forward IPA
IPA, Hazy | Harland brewing San Diego
7% Juicy and bright with citrus and cedar notes.
The Pupil | IPA, Societe Brewing
7.5 % Bright notes of guava & mango and a clean finish.
White Claw Hard Seltzer
June Shine Hard Kambucha
Acai Berry variety in a 12oz can
Pinot Grigio | Zonin
Aromas of citrus, peach, and pear with a crisp finish
Sauvignon Blanc | Kim Crawford
Bouquet of citrus with flavors of pineapple and stone fruit
Chardonnay | Hess
Lemon, lime and a touch of apple flavors
Sparkling Wine | Opera Prima
Fresh citrus fruits, herbs, and hints of flower petals. Very easy to drink!
Pinot Noir | Angeline
Flavors of strawberries, raspberries, cherry cola, tea, and spice.
Cabernet Sauvignon | R by Raymond
Aromas of cherry, candied violet, black currant, cocoa nibs and melting tanins
Tidewater's Famous Mai Tai
Made with 5 different rums and juice. Each drink is a triple - drink with caution!
This Bloody Mary is made with our original recipe developed over 25 years ago. Guaranteed to be one of the best you ever had!
Ketel One Botanical cucumber and mint, elderflower liqueur, club soda, and lime juice.
Toronja Rose Fizz
Ketel One Botanical grapefruit and rose, Aperol, and sparkling wine.
tequila, fresh lime, triple sec
Hornitos reposado, triple sec, fresh lime
tequila, fresh lime, triple sec, topped with a Grand Marnier float
Join us for our daily happy hour Monday- Friday, 3pm-6pm!
Daily Happy Hour!
Karl Strauss Mosaic Sessions IPA
Make a drink with vodka, gin, tequila, or bourbon.
Zonin Pinot Grigio
Angeline Pinot Noir
HH Veggie Hummus Plate
Fresh Veggies, warm pita bread, and hummus.
HH Crispy Calamari Strips
HH Calamari Tacos (2)
our signature house-cut calamari in a flour tortilla with shredded cabbage and our secret white sauce.
HH Pollo Tacos
HH Beef Quesadilla
Tidewater Tavern's Story
Established in 1994 by Sam Lunde, California-born and bred surfer, fisherman, and chef. Sam grew up in the restaurant business, son of a bookkeeper at a historic roadhouse in Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley. He was cooking and baking Danish pastries by the age of 13. He perfected his techniques at culinary school and put his education to work in the 80's at the Kona Grill here in Solana Beach.
Sam started Tidewater in '94 based on three simple ideas: local flavors, made from scratch quality, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Today, we make our own dressings, Solana salsa, tortilla chips, and potato chips right here. Hand-cut crispy calamari is a signature ingredient in or original tacos and sandwiches. Our 100% Angus beef burgers earn rave reviews from both local and visitors.
For two and a half decades, our cocktails and food have been handcrafted and adorned with tasty touches you can't get anywhere else. So grab a seat and cocktail, take a taste, and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service.
Welcome to the Tidewater Tavern - Dive into the Tide!
Location & HoursGet Directions to Solana Beach via Google Maps
- Monday- Tuesday kitchen 12pm-7pm bar: open until 10
- Thursday kitchen: 12pm-8pm bar: open until 10
- Friday kitchen: 12pm-9pm bar: open until 11
- Saturday kitchen 11am- 9pm bar: open until 11
- Sunday kitchen 11am- 8pm bar: open until 10
Due to the breakdown of supply chains and market fluctuations, we are experiencing extreme increases in costs. Unfortunately, we are forced to adjust our pricing as we navigate these difficult times. Thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your business.