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Island Prime Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“popovers” (39 reviews)
“steak” (136 reviews)
“filet trio” (18 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the location! Love the ambiance! Love the fabulous menu! Things that are super important are free parking before 4:30 pm . Outstanding staff take great care of you. Thank you to The GM Rich for taking care of our birthday reservation. Thank you to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited this awesome restaurant with a friend for a delicious lunch. The restaurant is on the waterfront in San Diego, with nice views, great service and food. The seafood is fresh and presentation is great. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will return...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the front desk are off the charts even in a busy hectic enviroment they remained very freindly and always smiling !

Thank BajaMike2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of San Diego’s finer restaurants. The cost is on the high side and well worth it. It is a real treat to have such a large selection of main dishes. Soups and salads are outstanding. The popovers and lobster bisque...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family visited Island Prime to celebrate my sister's 40th wedding anniversary with a delicious meal. As there were 13 of us at the table, we must have tried all of the appetizers and several of the entrees with sides. Everything was perfect. The service...More

Thank gaeld339
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing and so is the view at night, would recommend! The food is a bit pricey but worth it!

Thank Goddess95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended my birthday after sailing at Island Prime. Super friendly hostesses have us a window table. My husband had the prime rib,which he said was one of the best he's had! He also tried the wedge salad. I had the lobster bisque, which was...More

Thank NLavelle
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Wow location. Lobster sandwich — excellent. Comes with lobster bisque that is laced with sherry. Watch dolphins and sailboats as you eat. Lunch— get there early. Eat outside at the far end for the view. Great service. Desserts are wonderful also.

Thank 2020go
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was part of a group of 11 to celebrate a birthday. The view of the San Diego Bay is always a treat - seeing fireworks in the distance from the SD Symphony Summer Pops on a clear night. But even without a view, the food...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There is so much good food in San Diego! I never expected it to be a highlight of our trip!!! Island Prime came highly recommended from friends in Texas. We both ended up ordering steaks. So yummy! Great view! Unfortunately, it was cloudy so no...More

Thank Shannon S
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6 August 2018|
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Response from keepmovingmom | Reviewed this property |
We had dinner at this lovely restaurant and, while jackets/ties and cocktail dresses were certainly not prevalent, I think diners would be more comfortable in nice slacks than in shorts. Sandals are fine but as the other... More
26 May 2018|
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Response from keepmovingmom | Reviewed this property |
Although I don't have specifics, I would be very surprised if pets were allowed here.
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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