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Island Prime Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Amazing views. Although it was a weekday evening they were packed. Disappointed that they did not take reservations.

Thank Greg D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I tray to find the most beautiful spot for a nice dinner with my wife and I found it. The dinner was excellent from service, food and the location and on top not over priced. Just go and enjoy

Thank adrianhaus
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were seated by a window with a view of the harbor and bridge. Lots of activity to watch. Food was good but not outstanding. The facility is a bit worn and need of an update. I loved the location but the food didn't match. The host complained to us about being busy when he seated us. Got the feeling... More 

Thank wadec3
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a superb dinner at IP last Fall, my husband and I decided to have our 43rd anniversary dinner there this fall. The view is still incredible, and our waiter, Seth, was extraordinary. My blue-cheese stuffed fig salad was perfection. My husband's chopped salad was very good, as well. Unfortunately, the sea bass I ordered was tough, dry, and chewy.... More 

Thank Roontoontoon
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked but still had to wait 45 mins for a table, so that we were not seated right at the entrance. The restaurant is "tired" and could do with some restoration. The menu was actually quite boring and except for the amaretto cheesecake, so was the food. I ordered 6 oysters to start, 2 of them were the size of... More 

Thank BigFootMidlands
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to get a table at the window and the view was stunning. You are literally right on the water. We even saw a seal swim by. The bread was scrumptious as was the wedge salad. I had the prime rib which was outstanding and the sides (au gratin potatoes and brussel sprouts) were yum. Although two sides... More 

Thank Loudog04
Wyandotte, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about Island Prime. It is a beautiful restaurant on the water with an absolutely stunning view. The food was delicious and plentiful. The "side dishes" are large enough to fee a small family, so order to share. Whatever they put on those green beans is just pure magic. I have never craved a vegetable... More 

Thank Kay766
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrivedt to a very busy buzzing restaurant. Despite having booked many months in advance we were shown to a really average table at the back of the restaurant. The views of the water and the city are fantastic but we found the food average at best. the presentation was great but there was no stand out dish - and... More 

Thank Squirrelsfam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one restaurant that I always recommend to out-of-town guests. The menu is diverse and service is excellent. My favorite is the filet trio. Very scenic view and comfortable while elegant atmosphere.

Thank David R
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit and once again with best friends!! We ordered the Brussel sprouts & asparagus wrapped in bacon as our sides---Yummy!! One of my friends had the Pork Chop that Huge, perfectly cooked with apples, and potatoes au gratin (shared). My other friend & I had the Filet trio with mushrooms, crab & blue cheese. Excellent- cooked... More 

Thank Karen-Kasey R

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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
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 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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