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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, 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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  • 42
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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
Brussels Sprouts That Amaze!

Seldom do I leave a high end chophouse like Island Prime, where we had a Wagyu strip steak, lobster mac & cheese, macadamia crusted sea bass, and great wine and find myself talking about the Crispy Brussels Sprouts! But that's the highlight and if you're a fan of the sprouts you simply must try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Tom D
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Seldom do I leave a high end chophouse like Island Prime, where we had a Wagyu strip steak, lobster mac & cheese, macadamia crusted sea bass, and great wine and find myself talking about the Crispy Brussels Sprouts! But that's the highlight and if you're a fan of the sprouts you simply must try these perfectly roasted in pomegranate glaze,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Or just want a nice dinner with a BEAUTIFUL view, this is the place to be. Or if you want a delicious, high class dinner that'll fill you up and NOT ruin your credit, this is THE restaurant. However, if you want a nice quiet dinner, by God this is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If what you want is a great view of San Diego, outdoor seating, and a more casual setting then visit their lounge next door at C Prime (just be ready to wait) If what you want is a glimpse of the city, great food, a more fine dining experience, AND a reservation... visit Island Prime! Even with a reservation we... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here for our 10th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! We had a beautiful table by the window, which was literally right on the bay. I had googled restaurants with the best skyline views in SD and this place came up, the view was certainly AMAZING! The food was delicious, prepared exactly how we wanted... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very busy restaurant. I recommend making a reservation. The food, service, ambiance and views were great. I don't recommend taking the first available seating as there are some poorly situated tables.

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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Was looking for a decent meal before my red-eye back to the east coast. The manager Omar was extremely accommodating and got me (I was dining solo) a nice table on a busy night. Service was attentive, prompt and courteous. Food and wine were excellent. Ambience is very good, too. I have dined in nice restaurants all over the world... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a good dinner here - great location with views across the water. Food was decent but did not wow me - the starters were a bit of a let down. The Seared Ahi Stack did nothing for me, and the giant white prawns were a little tasteless. Steak was decent - onion ring sides very good.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

OMG-the food here was amazing. The popovers were ridiculous-huge,hot and fresh. You could make a meal of just those. 5 of us each had entrees that we loved. 3 of our guests had the filet trio-everyone raved about it. I had prime rib and it was delicious. Good cocktails too. Service was spotty, but food, amazing and the restaurant is... More 

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Fort Irwin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Long wait, to be expected with no reservations. The food was good, it was nice to try crab cakes, lobster mac & cheese, etc. the crab cakes were delicious, my husband enjoyed the oysters. I had libster Mac and cheese and personally I thought it was bland, needed to be cheesier and not so dry. My husband enjoyed the crab,... More 

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El Cajon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've always liked this restraunt for its location on the harbor and it's incredible views. I am mad today because I met my friend there for our monthly lunch and I was told there was no self parking and I had to pay $5.00 for valet parking, (not including a tip) Bad business!

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

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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