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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I shared a light afternoon lunch following a long walk along the water. We had drinks, and light meals. I had the lobster bisque and the crabcake. Both were outstanding, although one or the other would have been sufficient. Great presentation, better taste. My friend had a salad, I cannot recall exactly which one, but she was... More 

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Orlando, FL
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place for the 1st time on a business trip, but the locals tell me they come here whenever possible. When in Rome, eat the steak! Very nicely done. The view is amazing if you're lucky enough to sit by a window (I wasn't so lucky THIS time). Can not wait to return.

Thank Mattdaddy71
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always order the hamburger and get fries and onion rings! So worth the price.This restaurant does not disappoint. It has great food and a fabulous location. The perfect place for bay watching and enjoying a tasty meal!

Thank darstar532001
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took some clients to dinner in San Diego, went to one of my favorite place there, Island Prime. With a harbor view that never disappoints, food that touches all the bases, and a staff that is committed to excellent service - how can anyone go wrong. Clients were extremely pleased, and James (our Server) put a cap on the... More 

Thank Robert B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island Prime and its connecting restaurant, C-Level, are both excellent. Island Prime for dinner and C Level for lunch. Make reservations because both are packed. I had the large cut of Prime Rib, which was excellent, and my wife had the scallops for dinner at Island Prime. Great view of the city and the Coronado bridge.

Thank Richard S
Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Island Prime for our second visit in January. They have great food, cocktails and the view is amazing!

Thank 5280gal
Trondheim, Norway
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191 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here just when the kitchen were closing. Allthough they let us in and served us the most exellent food with no stress😊We had a mignon steak, and it really melted in our mouths! The restaurant is also a short walk from Sheraton hotel, if you stay there. There are also taxi outside the restaurant.

Thank Solvang446
Santa Barbara, California
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411 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch today with our daughter and what a wonderful experience. As soon as I sat down the hostess hurried to our table to let us know there was a table by a window that just opened (we didn't request one). That was great! Views of San Diego, the sailboats, the water...how fantastic. The menu is diverse and we... More 

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San Diego, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Restaurant ha s a magnificent view of the beautiful San Diego Bay,we went to celebrate the New Year so they offer only a fixed Menu. Great choices, the food was delicious , the service was excellent, and every one in our group was pleased with the outcome of the evening.

Thank Ruben2445
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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287 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Gosh, I hate to have to give this feedback but it is a fair and balanced one nonetheless. We had reservation for 9 people at 6;30. Upon arriving, we did ask for a 10th seat and were accommodated...great. THen the service problems started. We warned in advance that separate checks would be needed for business reasons. At the end of... More 

Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?