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Blue Wave Bar & Grill

) #178 of 3,991 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ Seafood, American,
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
+1 619-223-2572
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Staying at the hotel we ate here a few times, always good food and service - thank you Paula! Would highly recommend.

Thank Flop45
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all had their fixed price dinner and each of us chose a different meal,Sea bass, beef short ribs, and chicken plus an appetizer and dessert. We were all very pleased with our meals. Pleasant atmosphere with great views. The service started out slow but...More

Thank Sofia v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel, and so glad they had dining onsite. The food here was so good, many different items to chose from and a nice patio as well. Great happy hour and apps too.

Thank dm670
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

While staying at the BW Island Palms we ate all our meals here. We were never disappointed, though they ran out of my first choice for dinner. Blue Wave also has a good happy hour. Will definitely come back.

Thank mrsbaz2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were staying at this Best Western Plus Island Palms and Marina, we ate here three evenings. If you are coming only for a meal park in the road or the car park opposite both are free. If you park in the grounds I assume...More

Thank halilley
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Blue Wave is at Best Western Island Palms & Marina. We ate there twice while staying at Island Palms. The food was very good. We had a seafood salad and it was excellent. Also had the fish tacos. We were expecting a mexican style fish...More

Thank FlyerInMinn
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My wife and I ate (and drank) here several times during a recent visit. The bar had an excellent Happy Hour with great bar food including things like Lobster Nachos. We only ate at the restaurant for breakfast. The food was very well done and...More

Thank Wingflier
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little place for lunch. In a Best Western. By a huge harbor with many yachts. Got the grilled fish tacos. Not too bad.

Thank warrior67
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We checked into the attached hotel (oh dear, review to come later) and wanted dinner and a beer and went here. Really friendly waitress and a good range of booze including some great local draft beer. Menu had some great fish dishes on it. I...More

Thank Gibbo1969
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great over the marina from the bar. A fun high energy place for happy hour. The happy menu was priced well and great food. Do the happy hour.

Thank Sandy2645
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Questions & Answers
Dana S
19 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Chris S |
We have cocktail service at the pool during the summer months. Guests are welcome to order cocktails from the Blue Wave Bar and take them to the pool to enjoy until the pool closes at 11pm.
5 June 2015|
Response from christopher s | Property representative |
HI, we offer happy hour from 4:00PM to 7:00PM in the bar and on the bar patio every day. The happy hour menu consists of $5 orders of mini tacos, $5 orders of sliders, Buffalo wings at 5 for $4 or 10 for $7, $4 hummus plate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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