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Island Prime Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Ranked #31 of 4,119 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I decided to go here and when I tried to get same day reservations they were booked. The hostess told me we could still come and try the wait list for cancellations, etc. I was doubtful but we got there early, put our name in and only had to wait about 20 minutes! That gave us plenty... More 

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275 reviews 275 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stopped in on the recommendation of the hotel and what a great place . Terrific view of the harbor and downtown San Diego . Parking available as well . Started out with lobster bisque and the the sesame salmon . They were both great but the wasabi mashed potatoes was a real surprise . Service of course was very good... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We decided to have lunch at the ever popular Island Prime and it lived up to all the great reviews. We would have a wait of about 30 minutes we were told, so we took a chance at the bar and found 2 seats. Canceled up front and ate at the bar. I will cut this short. The service, food,... More 

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San Diego, CA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is for CLevel, the "bistro" on the outdoor patio. Excellent food and service with an unbelievable view of San Diego. French Dip, Lobster Mac n Cheese are always among the favorites. Get there when they open if you want a table on the water's edge..But almost any table has a good view. They also have a great happy hour.

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West Friendship, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was an outstanding experience for dinner. Make a Reservation. We decided to try this place and went over and put our name on the list with the hostess. Then headed over to the bar for a before dinner drink. Started talking to the extremely friendly bartender. She explained the menu and the fact there were two different restaurants in... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Island Prime is a really good place to eat and see an amazing view of the harbor. We were originally going to eat a C Level Lounge but there was a 45 minute wait. We had reservations for Island Prime and when we arrived we looked at both menus. Island Prime has very little seafood. We decided to keep our... More 

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Fountain Valley
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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I visited Island Prime for New Years Eve. The view of downtown San Diego with the lights can not be beat very pretty and romantic. The service was good and our pina coladas very tasty. They had a pre fixed menu so my husband was disappointed he couldn't get Prime Rib and his rib eye steak came... More 

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San Diego CA
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242 reviews 242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The restaurant has a waterfront location with a great view. There is a large bar area and inside/outside type seating. There is a sufficient array of both seafood and steak choices, and the steaks are excellent. The price is relatively fair for a Steak & Seafood restaurant. The environment is quite nice and you will enjoy the food.

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San Diego, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Island Prime is good Restaurant with Exceptional view of Downtown and San Diego Bay. When I made reservations, I had requested and we were seated in the best booth with a view in the restaurant. A corner booth angled with a perfect view of San Diego. Getting exactly what was asked for was very impressive. Our service was excellent with... More 

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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We've had the opportunity to enjoy steak from some of the best steak houses on the west coast. I would rate Island Prime among the best of the best. The steak was as good as it gets, the service was excellent, and the wine list was extensive. It was a great meal all around.

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Additional Information about Island Prime Restaurant

Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
Phone Number: 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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