We are pleased to announce that Tidewater Tavern is OPEN but operating under restrictions. We hope you and yours are healthy and happy.
Due to the breakdown of supply chains and market fluctuations, we are experiencing extreme increases in supply 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.
Sushi-grade ahi tuna marinated in shoyu, sesame oil, and spice.
Half-dozen chicken wings in Tidewater signature hot sauce with celery, carrots and house-made ranch.
Crispy Calamari Strips
House-cut calamari with our own tartar and cocktail sauce. A Tidewater favorite for twenty-four year!
Cold Veggie Hummus Plate
Fresh carrots, celery, cucumber, tomato, mushrooms and pita bread
With house-made ranch and BBQ sauce, also available tossed in Tidewater signature hot sauce
House-made Potato Chips
Basket of Fries
Fries with melted cheddar-jack cheese
Add beans and Spanish style rice 4
Served on Flour or Corn Tortilla
Grilled Fish Tacos
Grilled market fish with cabbage, cheddar-jack cheese, white sauce, and Solana Salsa
A Tidewater Tavern original since '94! 2 tacos w/ calamari, cabbage, cheddar jack, original white sauce and Solana salsa
Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Diced grilled chicken, cabbage, and thai-style peanut sauce in lettuce
2 classic baja style beef tacos with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and cheese
Pollo Asado Tacos
2 classic baja style grilled chicken tacos with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and cheese
Grilled chicken, onions, mushrooms, cheddar jack, and our solana salsa
Ground angus beef, onions, mushrooms, cheddar jack, and our solana salsa
Add grilled chicken, market fish, or calamari 6
Top your salad with Grilled Chicken, Market Fish, or Calamari Add $6
Field greens, tomato, and cucumber with your choice of dressing
Seared Ahi Salad
Ahi tuna with field greens and house-made hoison dressing
Quinoa, field greens, tomato, mandarin orange, and red peppers
Romaine lettuce lightly tossed in Caesar dressing
Peanut Chicken Salad
Field greens, grilled chicken breast, cabbage, mandarin orange, red pepper with Thai-style peanut sauce
Served with lettuce, tomato, MAYONNAISE, and house-cut chips. Sub fries 2, or side salad 3
Served w/lettuce, tomato, Mayonnaise and Homemade House Chips. Sub fries 1, or side salad 2
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
Honey Jerk Chicken
Sweet and spicy jamaican spiced chicken breast
Chicken Tender Sandwich
Crispy chicken tender, cheddar and bbq sauce.
Grilled w/mustard & swiss
Table Top Sandwich
Grilled pastrami, turkey, swiss with coleslaw & 1000 Island
With 6 strips of crispy bacon
Sam's original cedros marinated grilled chicken breast
Half-pound of certified Angus beef with lettuce, tomato, Mayonnaise, grilled onions and Homemade House Chips. Sub fries 2, or side salad 3
w/swiss, sautéed mushrooms & grilled onions | Add your choice of bacon, guacamole, sautéed mushrooms, or a Fried Egg to any burger - $1.50 each
Tavern Classic Burger
Tidal Wave Burger
cheddar, bacon, grilled onions, and guacamole
1/2 lb. certified Angus beef with cheddar cheese and grilled onions
Bacon Cheese Burger
Cheddar, bacon, and grilled onions
Tidewater’s Homemade Creation
Morning Star veggie patty
Kids Menu $6
Served with Fries, Carrot Sticks, & a soda
Mac & Cheese
*Draft beers may rotate based on availability
IPA | Sculpin, Ballast Point
7% hints of apricot, peach, mango, and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a sculpin fish
Lager | Stella Artois
5% golden Belgian lager with malt, grain, and grass aromas
White Ale | Saint Archar
5% Belgian-style white brewed with pilsner and wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and navel oranges
Blonde Ale | 805, Firestone Walker
4.7% subtle malt sweetness balanced by a touch of hops
Pale Ale | .394, Alesmith
6% golden pale ale full of american hop flavor and aroma
IPA | Mosaic, Karl Strauss
5.5% grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit
IPA | Duet, Alpine
7% pine, citrus, and cedar notes
Light Lager | Coors Light
4.2% high country barley and four hop varieties. A taste born high in America's rockey mountains.
Stella Cider Apple
Coors Light Bottle
Jane Shine, 12oz can of hard Kombucha
White Claw, hard seltzer
Truly, hard seltzer
Sierra Nevada, 16oz can
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 cucumber and mint botanical, elderflower liqueur, club soda, and line juice
Tidewater's Famous Mai Tai
Made with 5 different rums and juice. Each drink is a triple - drink with caution!
Toronja Rose Fizz
Ketel one grapefruit and rose botanical, aperol, and sparkling wine
Rosé | Cape Mentelle
Fresh aromas, generous fruit, and refreshing acidity
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!
Sparkling white and splash of orange juice
Pinot Noir | Raeburn 2018, Russian river valley. Enjoy this fine wine available to us by this unusual market
Flavors of strawberries, raspberries, cherry cola, tea, and spice
Merlot | Rex Goliath
Black cherry and cassis aroma with flavors of plums and cherries
Cabernt Sauvignon | Raymond
Aromas of cherry, candied violet, black currant, cocoa nibs and melting tanins
Grand marnier, fresh lime juice
The Tequila drinkers' Margarita
Lime juice and agave nectar
Tequila and grapefruit juice
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 the 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 cant get anywhere else. So grab a seat and cocktail, take a taste, and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service.
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Monday - Sunday: 11:00AM- 12:00 AM