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Island Prime Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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254 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us came to celebrate a birthday. Reservations are a must (although next door at C-Level no reservations are taken). But at Island Prime, things are more formal, with white tablecloths and more elegant menu and service. We were seated immediately and although we were not right at a window, there were windows everywhere so we could enjoy the... More 

Thank Sa-i44
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner with some coworkers at Island Prime a few weeks ago.It is my new favorite Restaurant.The food was wonderful,the service outstanding and the view is to die for.

Thank Arielynn
Troy, Illinois
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a steak like you've never had, you need to go here. "1855" Filet Mignon grilled to perfection. You pick the sauce or topping (if you want) but the steaks really don't need anything at all. If you're lucky, when you arrive, the "Eye of the Ribeye" will be available. Order this: it is worth every penny. Note:... More 

Thank cindymahn
Long Beach, California
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with 3 of my coworkers and we had so much food. We all ordered something different and a few sides. It was all so good. The bread, the sides, my pork chop. We could have used a bigger table. Amazing. I couldn't believe the size of my chops and they were cooked perfectly. The only thing that... More 

Thank Mannkmm
San Diego, California
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272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our anniversary dinner celebration spot. We, of course, did a lot of research on restaurants, comparing reviews and menus and location. We chose Island Prime based on all the rave reviews for all three of those points. We were very excited! We got to the restaurant right before our reservation and checked in at the overstaffed hostess stand.... More 

Thank Jessica S
Manchester, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the macadamia encrusted mahi mahi and my friend had a steak. Both dishes were perfectly prepared and tasted amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area. Along with the great meal we had stellar service as well, we sat at the bar, everyone was fun and engaging.

Thank Kevin D
Level Contributor
76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to this restaurant after visiting last year and it remains top class. The service was excellent and the food was superb. The location makes it even better. Being on the water and at sunset makes it one of the best in San Diego in our opinion. The steak and crab leg combo was a great main course... More 

Thank Geordieboy54
Southampton, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a vegetarian I always struggle with getting good food out. In this case I simply asked the waiter what were the best options for me. I went along with his suggestion and I wasn't disappointed. Great setting too by the way, on the seafront.

Thank Paul H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is rare to find a place with both great ambiance and great food but this place has both. The views from the restaurant are amazing and the food was fabulous. Service was very good too. All in all a great experience.

Thank butkusr
Boise, Idaho
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330 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with Pot Sticker and Artichoke Heart appetizers and they were fantastic! The sauce accompanying the Pot Stickers was the right amount of spice to flavor! I had the Lobster BLT which was great but large which made it difficult to eat with much grace! We also shared the Ice Cream Trio-Amazing Flavors! We were there at night but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?