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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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411 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Sarah B
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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277 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Warren, Michigan
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always get a kick reading the comments of people complaining that Mexican food available on this side of the border just doesn’t taste like “real Mexican” food. In case you don’t know, Mexico is a very large country and as you visit different parts of it, the food also is different there. Just as when you order Chicken at... More 

Thank Walt K
la mesa
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

full disclosure -- after a dozen or so visits to this restaurant over the years, we had a less-the-perfect experience a couple years ago on our anniversary. but the manager and restaurant went so far above and beyond to make up for this minor issue, that my faith in Island Prime as San Diego best steak restaurant has been full... More 

Thank markoestreicher
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful at night time and the food was delicious Very fresh seafood and everything tastes great I highly recommend

Thank HighclereC
San Diego, CA
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently entertained clients at Island Prime. The views across the water toward the San Diego city skyline were gorgeous. The ambience in the restaurant was very nice. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Island Prime, if you're in the Harbor Island/San Diego Airport area.

Thank RSFJulie
Shanghai Region, China
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222 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My sister took me here a couple of months ago. She wasn't too happy that the parking lot used to be public but has now become a pay only parking lot with valet service. It keeps the average local clientele from accessing this incredible restaurant. Innovative food choices, and nice twists on standard dishes. Everything we ordered was exceptional. Will... More 

Thank GlobalPassion
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing meal! Lobster bisque was wonderful. Justin was our waiter - perfect level of service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank jw4453
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderfully delightful dinner with great service from the very accommodating staff. Portions are large, well prepared and tasty. Parking can be tricky! Great view of the city lights with a warmly decorated setting.

Thank Diane O

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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, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?