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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%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (38 reviews)
“steak” (130 reviews)
“filet trio” (17 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful place to eat, nice ambiance & the view is fantastic! It is a bit confusing when you arrive, there are actually two restaurants, side by side. Be sure you go to the right one. We had a wonderful view and...More

Thank caroncolleen
Reviewed 17 April 2018

food was very good, service was decent, but our waiter had a bit of a cool attitude, he did his job though and I would rate this place a 10 if it were not for that. very busy place on a Thursday night, location is...More

Thank HowdyDoody66
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Good: great location with the view of bay and downtown San Diego. Good seafood. Friendly waiter. Bad: unfriendly hostess. A decent place for seafood lunch with great view.

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The wait staff was excellent and the location was beautiful. The food did not meet expectation. My steak had too much gristle. The side dishes were great but.........my steak was not.

Thank AJS105
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We recently had dinner at Island Prime and what an experience it was. Our waiter Stefan was superb and by far the best service I've received in a long time, he's knowledge of the cuisine and wine was second to non, he was extremely friendly...More

Thank Sonja T
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a great restaurant for locals and tourists alike. Everything on the menu is really good and the service is attentive, but not too much. The desserts are beautiful.

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Before you make reservations just be aware that they add a surcharge of 3% to your bill...after being taxed. We already walked 30 minutes from our hotel and didn't know this until I read the small sign at the check-in counter explaining the reason for...More

Thank Jade830
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try a Cohn Family restaurant and Island Prime looked like an upscale spot with terrific views--and it was those things. The food was satisfying from my filet to my husband's cod with shellfish and the popovers served with a savory butter. We...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I was in charge of organizing a very special birthday celebration for my uncle who was coming into San Diego for his big day. We opted for Island Prime due to its high ratings on TripAdvisor and its incredible views of the bay and downtown...More

Thank GigiLJ
Reviewed 26 March 2018

nice ambience, great view, thought our food was delicious (as did the whole group) but a little pricey especially considering everything was ala carte . service was great also

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, 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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