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Blue Wave Bar & Grill

#193 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105 (Scott)
+1 619-223-2572
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 22:00
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A hotel restaurant that does little to move that fact wrong. You won't starve, but the food was uninspired. You can do much better for the price.

Thank stevesh2158wz
Everett, Washington
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here while staying at the Best Western Plus Island Palm. I had the fish and chips which were so fresh and melt in your mouth good! Husband had the Cioppino recommended by the bar manager. The presentation was very nice and he raved about the quality, freshness, and flavors. We returned the next morning for breakfast! It was... More 

Thank HRCinder
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service, good food, and nice location overlooking the marina; the outside patio area is especially nice. Had the lobster nachos to start and then mahi mahi tacos, all of which were very good and reasonably priced.

Thank kayak72
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice space overlooking the bay marina - lots of seafood on the menu. We went for lunch and our waitress was so sweet and attentive. The Lobster Nachos are a MUST for appetizer! Fish Tacos and the Poke-bowl (brown rice, seaweed salad, lettuce & veggies) was delish! Worth checking out if you're on Shelter Isle!

Thank ModMick
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had breakfast at the Blue Wave while staying at the Island Palms Hotel. The food was very flavorful, served quick and hot. The staff very friendly. And the view is fantastic!

Thank Annie B
San Diego
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Blue Wave many times and I am always happy with my choice. Great atmosphere with water views, happy and friendly servers, and excellent food. That's a great combo! I highly recommend it.

Thank luvtotravelSanDiego
Boonsboro, Maryland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only ate here a couple of times as we were out and about in other parts of San Diego, but the food was good and the wait staff were all good.

Thank LWH2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at the Island Palms on Shelter Island and wanted to have a quick dinner. We had been traveling all day, so we were tired and hungry. Thought we'd give the Blue Wave (here at the hotel) a try and we are sure glad we did! Our server, Justine, was excellent in every respect, as was our food.... More 

Thank Julie N
Lakeville, Minnesota
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day seeing San Diego sites we were satisfied simply catching dinner where we were staying (Best Western Island Palms). But, my wife summed up our dining experience. "Who would've expected such a great tasting meal at the hotel." She had the fresh salmon and I had the scallops. Both were wonderful! One of the better dining experiences... More 

Thank Mike R
Cary, NC
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled along the marina in San Diego harbor, the views from our breakfast table were excellent. Bit pricey for breakfast, but tasty.

Thank scryals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-223-2572
Enjoy the beautiful view of Point Loma paired with the delectable flavors of seasonally inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef, Christopher Spayde. What's more, the restaurant features an excellent wine list and the lounge offers a daily happy hour. You can also order room service or have food delivered poolside. Relax and unwind around a great meal at Blue Wave Bar & Grill.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?