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Island Prime Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (34 reviews)
“steak” (130 reviews)
“filet trio” (17 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a late lunch with family at this ocean front restaurant after flying into San Diego airport. The Restaurant is convenienty located close to the airport on the waterfront. Staff were very attentive and the menu choices were first class. food was tasty and portions...More

Thank Ronnie_Lynda
Reviewed 6 days ago

Total steak restaurant with huge sharable sides. My husband had a ribeye that was perfection. I opted for the chicken and it was amazing! They serve popovers to start and those are also excellent. The view of San Diego lights at night was beautiful.

Thank EmilyOnVaca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Prime is a wonderful steak/seafood house with a gorgeous view of the bay. It is located on a small peninsula at the very edge on Harbor Island Drive. It has an upscale feel to it with plenty of seating and valet parking. The interior...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent fresh dip sandwiches with a rich warm au ju to enliven an already wet, succulently lean prime rib. with a side of fries it made for the perfect luncheon. service was johnny on the spot and we had had no trouble securing a water...More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting San Diego for a conference this week. On past visits, one of our must dos is Island Prime. We have always been wowed by their attention to every detail. Last night, I was particularly exhausted because I had absorbed...More

Thank nanner2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like Tropical style 🌴chain with darn good food. We had hoped for a happy hour and appys and served us well.

Thank Linda1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful setting for a wonderful dining experience! Our waiter, Stefan, was a delight! He was very personable and offered food & beverage suggestions on a friendly note without being too intrusive. The food was superb! Overall, the entire experience was one of our best...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there as a prelude to a conference my wife was attending. It was recommended by a friend of my wife's. We were a party of five. The views are just incredible. Lights, water, sky, sunset--what more could you want? Jordan, our waiter, did...More

Thank Stu B
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I had the lobster and fontina BLT. It was phenomenal. Wave after wave of texture and flavor that totally complimented the previous. Light crunch of the jalapeño cheese bread followed by the non-overbearing jalapeño taste which was then quenched by the lobster roll like filling....More

Thank K G
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This was a nice restaurant. It's very classy, nice setting and good food. We waited a very long time to order, so we flagged down the maitre'd and then the waiter finally came. So we began questioning him when one of our party said "O...More

Thank MNLit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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