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Island Prime Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Ranked #48 of 4,068 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

By every measure, our recent dinner at Island Prime was top notch. Attentive, polite, knowledgeable (and not intrusive) service--prompt, but not hurried. Our meals were prepared precisely as we had requested and could not have been tastier. The view was gorgeous. Although the restaurant was very quite busy, the physical layout (distance between tables, materials used in decor) ensures that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of coworkers and everybody enjoyed themselves. We had several appitizers. First was the Rice Paper Prawns which were very tasty, but seemed kind of small and thin to be prawns. Next we had the Shrimp Cocktail, which was decent sized shrimp, (actually bigger than the prawns). We also had the Chicken Pot Stickers which were... More

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Kingman, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I found Island Prime online & made a reservation for 6. We tried several appetizers, oysters & escargo were excellent. The lobster bisque was the best I have EVER had. We tried several styles of steaks, the King crab and scallops with sides of crispy broccoli and mushrooms. The quality of the food was impeccable, any sauce can be requested... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here and everything was tasty and delicious. We had a table with a nice view of downtown across the bay. There apparently was a little mix up on who was assigned to our table so we had to flag someone down to take our order. Once we did that, service was excellent and efficient.

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Restaurant is pretty, has views of skyline, and although I requested a view window table several times due to a birthday, we got a very "mediocre" table in back with only partial view. Although I looked at menu before we made reservation, I guess I did not look close enough, as for me, it was not good. I try to... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Star ratings sometimes have to be defined. This is not some high end French over priced bistro. It is a great place not to be missed on any trip to San Diego! Wonderful food, terrific service and one of the best views with the sunset on the bay that you will find anywhere makes this a perfect place to eat,... More

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San Diego, CA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Free parking and lots of it, pleasant efficient maître d, quick friendly service, nice drinks-chardonnay, margaritas, mai tais, possibly the best fried onion rings available (be sure to ask for the BBQ sauce and the ranch dressing instead of ketchup), and absolutely gorgeous view. Even on Saturday afternoon the place is buzzing and running like a top. We have visited... More

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Fountain Valley
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162 reviews 162 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I celebrated my Birthday at Prime. It turned out to be the best meal we had in our 4 day trip to San Diego. Ala Carte and $125 it was perfection. We had our best Pina Coladas in San Diego followed by a great meal. The portion sizes were great and the food was perfection. You wont leave hungry Make... More

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had lunch with old friends recently. We sat in the more casual C-level side outside on the deck. You could not have better city and bay views! The "tall ships" were having a sail over Labor Day weekend! All the food that went by looked fantastic. My salmon ceaser salad was wonderful on a hot day. The Thai steak salad... More

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

the restaurant was crowded and we waited for a bit but the staff was very courteous and polite. the food was a wonderful and worth the price! we sat outside and a sunny saturday afternoon and it was breathtakingly beautiful. btw, this was suggested by our gps since we were really hungry and just hit the closest restaurant to where... More

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