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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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  • 314
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    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 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
Phenomenal view and Excellent Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gary925
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a pleasant experience. We had the 5 Course Tasting menu. Everything was tasty and flavorful ,even though it did took a bit longer on serving the food. Try their wines. We got a bottle of barbero negro which was just right medium red. We were celebrating my girlfriends bday and they did exactly what i had told them... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice place interior and even better exterior with a wonderful view of the bay. Food? Well, it's good but nothing special, IMHO; it's a nice primarily classic steak kind of place which is ironic given the location. I expected more focus on the seafood. Overpriced as well, I thought, given the typical fare. If you go, go for the view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love a great steak but island prime surpasses all the rest. No rub or spices necessary. You definitely pay for what you get, but it's worth it. Sean was a waiter that went above and beyond to know his menu and where his items came from. Very knowledgable. He was very friendly and checked up on us just the... 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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