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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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San Diego, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a very nice dinner, excellent service, excellent wines, and great steaks. Very nice atmosphere, wear something nice and have a great time.

Thank Faith C
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about this place was excellent; the food, the staff, the view, just excellent! Make sure you make a reservation and you will be seated right away. They also have gluten-free bread which was delicious and the view of the bay was wonderful. The portions were huge and we actually ordered too much, we did not have room for desert... More 

Thank Gregory A
Oceanside, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

RE: Early Dinner Arrived at about 3:25 PM for early dinner at Island Prime Restaurant on Harbor Island in San Diego. Our waiter Nick was excellent and the filet mignon was done to perfection. Have never had a bad experience here. The view of the main bay revealed aircraft carriers, aircraft, yachts, jet skis, jet liners landing at Lindberg Field,... More 

Thank boblavelle
encinitas ca
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several weeks ago to celebrate our anniversary. We've eaten at many Cohn restaurants and they are consistently good. We had a table by a window with a fabulous view of the city and the harbor. I think you could sit anywhere in the restaurant and still have a great view. While our steaks were delicious and superbly... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at the bar, but ordered from the Island Prime menu. The Filet Trio is just a wonderful dinner. Three small filets, topped with 3 different toppings, and a bed of mashed potatoes. One had crab meat, one had blue cheese, and one was topped with salad and had a Mediterranean type sauce. It was just right, and you... More 

Thank jcdtraveler
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626 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a weeknight for our 35th anniversary; this restaurant is very appropriate for a special occasion. We were given a corner window table overlooking downtown and the harbor, with lovely sunset views. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, and took good care of us. Meals come with fresh, piping hot popovers and flavored butter. I had... More 

Thank ArlettaC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was fabulous; the service, the food, the atmosphere! Make your reservation at least a day or two ahead. The crispy brussel sprouts are the best I've ever eaten, the filet was perfect!

Thank Sooner_2002
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go here for lunch when we go to San Diego (3-4 times a year). The view is unsurpassed. Once we saw Navy SEALS training dolphins right outside our window seat. The food is spectacular. I am hung up on their lobster club sandwich, but everything we've had here has been exceptional. The service is attentive without being intrusive.... More 

Thank techbear
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199 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island Prime, having been to this restaurant every time we come to San Diego twice a year and always on 4th of July since last year, we made reservations for this 4th of July well in advance. Great restaurant for viewing the fire works. We had 7:30 reservations for a party of 4 When we arrived we were greeted and... More 

Thank akdeepdiver
Salem, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a seat right where we could see the water. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. The only problem - we were not as hungry as we should have been for the amount of food we were served. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Margaret H

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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
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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?