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.
Heffeweizen | Abnormal Brewing Co
5.3% German style wheat beer. Crisp, creamy and refreshing. Drink this one all day when it's hot!
Lager | Stella Artois
5% Golden Belgian lager with malt, grain, and grass aromas.
Light Lager | Coors Light
4.2% People drink it like water around here.
Blonde Ale | Harlot, Society Brewing
5% Belgian blonde. Crisp, easy-drinking, light-bodied.
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, Hazy | Harland brewing San Diego
7% Juicy and bright with citrus and cedar notes.
IPA, west coast | Delicious, Stone Brewing
7.7% Almost all of the gluten is removed by an innovative fermentation process.
Stella Cider Apple
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.
Merlot | Rex Goliath
Black cherry and cassis aroma with flavors of plums and cherries
Cabernet Sauvignon | 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 4-7, M-F as well as select specials throughout the week!
Mai Tai Monday!
Mini Mai Tai!
A refreshing taste of the islands !
Crispy Calamari Strips
1/2 price on Monday! House-cut calamari with our own tartar and cocktail sauce. A Tidewater favorite for over 25 years!
Who has time to wait at the border?
$5 Bandero tequila shot
$5 Mexican beer
includes Pacifico, Corona, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo.
$5 House Margarita
Bandero tequila, triple sec, & house sour mix.
Fried Fish Tacos (2)
2 beer- battered mahi tacos on a flour tortilla
All bottles $20!
Select Craft Drafts $5
Craft Draft Specials
includes: Abnormal Hefeweizen, Societe Blonde, 394 Pale Ale, Mosaic Session IPA
Daily Happy Hour!
Make a drink with vodka, gin, tequila, or bourbon.
Wine by the Glass
your choice of pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, or merlot.
1/2 off Basket of French Fries
1/2 off chips & salsa
home-made tortilla chips and Solana Salsa.
1/2 off Veggie Hummus Plate
Fresh Veggies, warm pita bread, and hummus.
1/2 off Calamari Tacos (2)
our signature house-cut calamari in a flour tortilla with shredded cabbage and our secret white sauce.
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-Wednesday bar: 11:30am kitchen: 12pm-8pm
- Thursday - Friday. bar: 11:30am kitchen: 12pm-9pm
- Saturday bar: 10am kitchen 11am- 9pm
- Sunday bar: 10am kitchen 11am- 8pm
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.