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Island Prime Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lakeside, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views of the bay and the San Diego skyline. Day or night, it's second to none. The food was served artistically and promptly. Terrific bar selections as well as a nice wine list. My last visit was to celebrate my birthday and it was wonderful out on the patio.

Thank Tobie S
Palmdale, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an awesome anniversary dinner here last week. The view of the bay and downtown skyline was beautiful and the food and service was outstanding. We had the Lobster Bisque, Filet Trio, Prime Rib and the mud pie for dessert. The steak was so tender and cooked to perfection. We will definitely return when we visit San Diego again.

Thank sryia19
San Diego, California
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best dining experiences in San Diego. Beautiful marina view. Yummy hot popovers. Prompt attentive service. What more can you ask for? Reserve early as they are often booked.

Thank Jeanne P
Astoria, New York
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurants overlooking the water/San Diego skyline. I would suggest going prior to sunset to experience both the view of sailboats passing by and the evening when the moon is over the city. First - the bread is amazing. It is called a "pop-over" and was a huge hollow muffin like roll served with jalapeno butter. Amazing... I would... More 

Thank Danielle F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant with a great selection of seafood on the menu. We were glad we chose to sit inside as it was a bit chilly outside near the water, and we had the perfect water view seating. We all ordered a couple of appetizers, shrimp, the tuna stack and the mussels-clams platter. Had we known the... More 

Thank Mike and Diane K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the special, which I believe was a tri-tip with bearnaise sauce, grilled shrimp and shoestring fries. I am a regular visitor of steakhouses and this was far and above the best steak I have ever had. Even my refrigerated leftovers were amazing the next morning!! The view of the regatta and water was also beautiful.

Thank Leahivan
Eichenau b. München, Deutschland
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellence from beginning to end, wine, starters and really good main-courses. All accompanied by friendly, efficient service and a brilliant location with a sunset view over the bay.

Thank John D
las vegas
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347 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were somewhat disappointed in this Cohen property. It has been years since we dined here in the evening. Lunch today was so-so. The fish & chips baskets were ample but the fries were too salty for three of the four at our table. The ahi with black rice was excellent. Our server seemed to have an attitude and put... More 

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Redlands, California
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210 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is quite good - the salmon on the plank is especially recommendable. Views from the restaurant are unbeatable - you can see the whole skyline and bay from the interior of the restaurant. The ambience is quieter than the neighborhood establishments, but still hip and trendy. Server was surly once he saw only one of our party... More 

Thank chumbud
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended (though with a higher price warning) we were pleasantly surprised with the greeting, the ambience, and the great views over the harbour looking back across at the city. There is an outside terrace which is in big demand, and there is also a spacious inside eating area. We were recommended to try the steak which I did ,... More 

Thank MikeOgilvie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?