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Island Prime Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay overlooking the city skyline and...
Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay overlooking the city skyline and Coronado, there’s nowhere better than Island Prime & C Level to experience quintessential San Diego.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great View, Great Food

I dined at Island Prime with 5 friends to celebrate my birthday. It is the perfect place for special occasion meals as the prices are on the steep side. Everyone loved their meals, especially the gal who ordered the jumbo crab legs and they were the hugest any of us had ever seen. I got the salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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San DIego
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I dined at Island Prime with 5 friends to celebrate my birthday. It is the perfect place for special occasion meals as the prices are on the steep side. Everyone loved their meals, especially the gal who ordered the jumbo crab legs and they were the hugest any of us had ever seen. I got the salmon, which was excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Amazing food and views! Atmosphere was very good. Enjoyed myself very well. Service is amazing as well.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The view at C Level is just outstanding. Food is also very very good. Service is always excellent. Parking is getting to be a problem. With Coasterra open next door, traffic is becoming a problem. You can only valet, which means there is now often a line to drop your car and then the wait to pick it up. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What an awesome meal. I highly recommend the rib eye. I will say it was easily the best I've ever had. The view of the city at night was amazing and we had the best service ever. Next time I'm in San Diego, dinner at Island Prime is a must

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Island Prime is one of my favorite places to go for a great meal. I love their Brussels and their Filet Minon but all their food is great. We like to get a window table so we can enjoy the view of the harbor and watch the boats go by. Service is also great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food, view and service are all way above average. Go even if it's only for the pop-overs!

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limassol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had steaks and they were cooked to perfection. The view from the therase is fantastic and atmosphere is great. We will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Menu is another Cohn Restaurant win. The Master Chef is creative, innovative, and a scientist when it comes to the plate combinations. Chef Debra Scott is a goddess and her influence on the Cohn establishments is beyond compare. Though expensive, for the average Josephine like myself, the experience is worth every penny. The wait staff is attentive and professional.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a nice evening with business associates. Service started off extremely slow. Once they staff provided our group with attention, it was great from there on out. Steaks are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best prime rib in town. They make a mean martini. Went there for business dinner but will be back for a romantic dinner with wife

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-6802

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay overlooking the city skyline and Coronado, there’s nowhere better than Island Prime & C Level to experience quintessential San Diego.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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