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Island Prime Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Ranked #42 of 4,047 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

With bay views looking back at San Diego make sure you get a window table with a view. The food was excellent and a great selection of steak and seafood - and you have to order the Pop Overs which are so light and fluffy. We went with a group of 8 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The wait staff were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Seated promptly by very nice and accommodating hostess. We had a window view with a gorgeous view of Coronado, the setting sun, and the city. This is why we are glad we came here:it is such a great San Diego experience, practically sitting in the bay, enjoying the lovely scenery. Unlike what others have said, our service was very good.... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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122 reviews 122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went to Island Prime on TA reviews and expected something excellent. The only good thing about our experience in Island Prime was the cocktails, the rest was downhill. Once we were seated the service took forever to take our orders. The food arrived lukewarm, and my pepper blackened tuna was overcooked.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This restaurant is walking distance from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. We waited about 15 minutes and were seated near the windows. We ordered drinks, appetizers and a main course. The food was fresh and delicious, the service excellent. We had a great experience on a Friday night.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a few martinis in the bar (well in the waiting area outside) before our meal. We ended up with a 40 min wait even though we had a reservation. We were only a table of 4, so not like it was that difficult. We did request an ocean view and were happy to wait (once we got some... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here Saturday night (10/11) for her birthday and were able to get a window seat with a view that was amazing. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us some great recommendations to start with. She was also able to offer samples of wine and we were able to pick the perfect one... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had pre booked the restaurant after reading all the comments and was glad I had as it was labour day weekend so really busy. We arrived early to get a drink and heard the wait was an hour and 30 mins! We had a couple of drinks then were shown to a lovely table overlooking SD. As it was... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Come hungry and plan to stay a while. Don't rush through this one!! Happy Hour on the patio, wait for the sunset over the harbour, enjoy a bottle of wine, leave room for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were there for a girls night out. Dustin was great. Food was great. Drinks were great. It was so fun with the huge windows. Beautiful!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our nearby hotel recommended this restaurant and so we arrived at 7:30 on a Monday night with no reservation. They made a special effort to find a table for the two of us. It had excellent views of both the harbor and the city. Our waitress was attentive and the food was excellent. We had the prime rib and the... More

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