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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
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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
July 4th lunch was perfect

We arrived at 11:05 just after they opened and were greeted with an Aloha from the friendly hostesses. Our outdoor table was on the water where we watched the boats for an hour. Even though it was a holiday, our waiter did not rush us. My Isle of Zen cocktail had a huge basil leaf floating on top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Susan R
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Palm Desert, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Palm Desert, California
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 11:05 just after they opened and were greeted with an Aloha from the friendly hostesses. Our outdoor table was on the water where we watched the boats for an hour. Even though it was a holiday, our waiter did not rush us. My Isle of Zen cocktail had a huge basil leaf floating on top. Very tasty.... More 

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San Francisco
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is ideally situated at the end of Harbor Island with views of the bay and downtown San Diego. Even with reservations one will have to wait with the hordes in the front. It is very busy. Once seated you will hopefully be at a window which is the whole reason for being here. This is standard surf and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This establishment has a great view of the city's skyline, however, you can enjoy the same view on the street there. It's a nice restaurant, food is ok, but nothing special. Steak was overcooked, but it wasn't horrendous. I've been twice, but not via my personal choice. Also the bread appetizer is the worst bread I have ever consumed, so... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Outstanding restaurant with great views of San Diego Downtown, the bay, and Coronado with the aircraft carriers. If the weather is good, eat outside in Level 3, ask for a table closest to the bay.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What has happened to Island Prime? I have eaten at both restaurants since their inception. Last night was the worst meal ever. I had the special, the waitress omitted to tell me that there was holllandaise sauce on the steak, furthermore I asked for medium and it came raw. I then ordered skirt steak and beans. The beans could not... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We wanted a place that was special. I had the King Crab Legs and my husband had the Salmon. We also ordered the jumbo white prawns. My husband had a salad (not sure which one) but he said it was very good and he also ordered the green beans.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've visited here on just about every one of our trips to San Diego and it's always a highlight. The location and view, especially at night, are just wonderful. The food is perfectly prepared and always delicious. The price, for this level of dining, is really quite reasonable. Service is never anything but excellent and the staff are very friendly... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our kids took us here for our anniversary and we had a great time. The food is good and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is great and the view of San Diego Harbor is an added bonus. It is located on harbor Island with plenty of parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's a bit pricy but undoubtedly tasty. Location is amazing, the view is stunning and we all liked our choices! Would definitely recommend it.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wow, no more Ruben E Lee.... but Island Prime was just that- PRIME! Visiting with my family and catching the red-eye home, this was the perfect location. Beautifully situated on the San Diego Harbor with views of Point Loma, Downtown and Coronado you couldn't go wrong! A short two minute drive to the airport - we were all set. Reservations... More 

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Additional Information about Island Prime Restaurant

Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
Phone Number: +1 619-298-6802
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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