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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • 377
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Crazy Good

Quite unbelievable how great this food and night was. Top 3 I have ever experience for a meal! There was nothing I could complain about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Greg A
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite unbelievable how great this food and night was. Top 3 I have ever experience for a meal! There was nothing I could complain about.

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Thank Greg A
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Island Prime during our long weekend in San Diego for my wife's birthday. I am very glad we chose to go to Island Prime! Food: Hands down, the best steak I have ever had! My wife agreed as well. The other food was good as well, but I still begin to salivate when I think of that... More 

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Thank Corey S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was incredible and the view can't be beat. I had the Caesar salad with salmon and a bowl of lobster bisque that was just yummy! Loved this place!

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Thank Shanna L
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we are in San Diego, I want seafood. I use Yelp yup the competitor of Tripadvisor to look for a good seafood place. I see Island Prime, they had 4.5 stars, their menu sounds good. The restaurant sits on the harbor area very close to the airport. We ate a great breakfast this morning, and the. Enjoyed some touristy... More 

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Thank SioPerkins
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been sometime since we last ate at Island Prime, and we would likely not go again. It is important to note that prior to our last visit we never had a bad meal at Island Prime. However, on this occasion, my wife ordered the double cut pork chop which arrived barely cooked. (we're not talking some new-wave preparation of... More 

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Thank dennisdster
Richmond Utah
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby and I went here for our anniversary dinner it was recommended by a local. It was such a great meal we judged all the rest during the week by this one. It was excellent. They even brought out a dessert to share excellent service and great food.

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Thank Karen J
Worcester, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Island Prime to celebrate our anniversary on the suggestion of the concierge a the Del Coronado. (It was a Monday and their premiere restaurant was closed.) It was a wonderful choice. They took note that it was our anniversary and sat us at a window seat. Even though it was dark so some of the effect of... More 

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Thank Laurie S
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Island Prime for the first time tonight. Since the restaurant is right on San Diego Bay the location is great. The drink orders of wine took over 10 minutes to arrive each time and overall service was slow. The main waiter was polite but the staff who delivered the food to the table were sullen and not friendly or... More 

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Thank Carlsbadhappy
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here in the new year and received the best seats in the restaurant. The view was amazing! We both enjoyed our meals and have agreed this was our favourite place to eat on our trip. The lobster entree "A study of Lobsters" is a must try! As well as the trio of fillets. Steak was... More 

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Thank Courtney G
Michigan
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338 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the best meal of our week-long California vacation at Island Prime. First, it was impressive that they actually read our Open Table request for a table with a view; many restaurants don't seem to bother. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, providing good service all evening. Meal started with gigantic popover. We all ordered different steaks and we were... 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: +1 619-298-6802

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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