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Blue Wave Bar & Grill

) #193 of 3,981 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ Seafood, American,
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
+1 619-223-2572
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went there for Father's day weekend. Nice to hang out at the pool and order food and drinks. Really good lunch prices. Also, a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dinner was great...breakfast was awesome...Realy nice atmosphere. Very Convenient if your're staying at the...More

Thank Trizzzy
Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food and service were great! The setting is beautiful! Justine was our waitress and she was wonderful!

Thank Natalie F
Reviewed June 25, 2015

This special restaurant is never crowded or noisy, service is awesome (thank you, Justine!!), and the chef gets an A+ every time we go! The marina adjacent to the patio adds a very special ambiance...gorgeous at sunset!! We'll be back!!

Thank Gary1145
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not a place to bring children for dinner since it seems more like a bar than a restaurant. It was surprising to me that there weren't kids meals since this is located in a hotel.

Thank myopinionz
Reviewed June 21, 2015

..... but the bar itself was very small and had no real atmosphere. Staff friendly and nice views of the marina, but 3 nights in a row over-crowded.....

Thank claudiamP5195WD
Reviewed June 20, 2015

We ate breakfast here while staying at the Best Western Island Palms. I had the delicious breakfast burrito and my husband had bacon and eggs. The food was very good and the price reasonable for the portion sizes. They open early so you can eat...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The Blue Wave is in the Best Western on Shelter Island where we stayed. Over several days we had all three meals. Their breakfast is very good including the buttermilk pancakes, corn beef hash and the home fries. Their burgers are excellent. For dinner I...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had breakfast twice during stay at Island Palms. Enjoyed the food and view of the marina. Restaurant staff were efficient and friends in handling the guests including kids.

Thank danzngal
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Located on shelter island, the restaurant offers inside and outdoor dining ( with heaters ) They are open for all daily meals and we found their seafood choices well prepared and well price

Thank rodnglo
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We enjoyed a breakfast there and also a lovely dinner. Great view of the Marina and a great staff. Friendly & helpful.

Thank Rene097
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dana S
can you order cocktails from the pool and if so how late can you get a poolside drink?
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Chris S |
We have cocktail service at the pool during the summer months. Guests are welcome to order cocktails from the Blue Wave Bar and take them to the pool to enjoy until the pool closes at 11pm.
What time does Happy Hour run and is there a menu with the Happy Hour specials on it?
June 5, 2015|
Response from christopher s | Property representative |
HI, we offer happy hour from 4:00PM to 7:00PM in the bar and on the bar patio every day. The happy hour menu consists of $5 orders of mini tacos, $5 orders of sliders, Buffalo wings at 5 for $4 or 10 for $7, $4 hummus plate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $32
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-223-2572
Enjoy the beautiful view of Point Loma paired with the delectable flavors of seasonally inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef, Christopher Spayde. What's more, the restaurant features an excellent wine list and the lounge offers a daily happy hour. You can also order room service or have food delivered poolside. Relax and unwind around a great meal at Blue Wave Bar & Grill.
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