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Island Prime Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 316
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    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 17
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  • 10
    Terrible
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
Best meal ever

My wife and I dined here and we were very impressed. We have been to many nice steak places....Perry's, Ruth Cris, Morton's, Eddie V's, Prime, and this might have been the best! I had high expectations but Island Prime managed to shatter them. We got a window seat with an amazing view. Our server... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Kevin S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here and we were very impressed. We have been to many nice steak places....Perry's, Ruth Cris, Morton's, Eddie V's, Prime, and this might have been the best! I had high expectations but Island Prime managed to shatter them. We got a window seat with an amazing view. Our server Sean was awesome. We each had... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had a table next to the glass window overlooking the bay. Saw an aircraft carrier and cruise ship departing. Our group all had differant menu items and all of us had very good food. Some items were classified as the

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very busy and worth the wait. Food excellent, presentation excellent, staff excellent and location location location.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great location looking our over the harbor in San Diego. High energy establishment which means crowded, noisy and less than attentive service. Wine list was OK, not good but adequate. The location was reflected in the price, my scallop entry had three scallops that were no more than one ounce each. They were well prepared and presented nicely but as... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were able to reserve a table by the window with an amazing view of the bay, downtown San Diego skyline, and Coronado across the way. We were there before the sunset so enjoyed that time and the evening lights as well, good to go for both. The food was outstanding. The best Ribeye I ever had-blackened and tasty beyond... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want to relax, this is the place to go. With your meal a terrific view of San Diego bay from water level as the restaurant name is C-level. reservation are not accepted for day dinning may need to wait for a table.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Sat next to the window overlooking the water and San Diego skyline, stunning view! Food was incredible and the help (our waiter was Sean) was spectacular! Truly a taste of San Diego! A little pricy but worth it!

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San Diego, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am probably the only one with this opinion but I will put it out there. I was really looking forward to eating here because of all the rave reviews. The view was nice and the service was great but I found the food to be over rated. I am not a seafood eater so that may have been why.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We enjoyed dinner at this well known restaurant on a weekend evening. The lobster bisque and filets were delicious. There's always a wait time on tables. Free parking available.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went for lunch around 1:30pm on a weekday. We waited 45 min for a table while we watched 3 other parties who arrived after us be seated. They all had the same number of people or more. We had 4 adults and a child. We were finally seated at a table in the very back corner. I'm guessing it... More 

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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: 619-298-6802

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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