We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Island Prime Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
+1 619-298-6802
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

747 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 713: English reviews
Va Beach
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We were celebrating an anniversary with friends and our experience was great. The food was very good and after most of the tables around were empty, the noise level was much better for conversation. The gorgeous view helps make the atmosphere.

Thank momandsurfers
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our uber driver recommended us this Restaurant .. he was French so it has to be good. And we really enjoyed super delicious food here ! I ate the best Salmon here I had so far and my friends loved their Fillets and the Scampi's This Restaurant is defiantly a MUST if you want to have a great view with... More 

Thank 4surfgirls
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location overlooking the city. The food was good and interesting, the service attentive but not overpowering. Had a nice bottle of wine and a relaxed time. It was busy so booking is recommended but we managed to walk in and get a great table next to the window.

Thank RichNewt
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at this combined bar/restaurant two or three times each year for four years now. Each and every time has been good, consistent food, coupled with great service. The varied menu has something for everyone. And of course the view; overlooking the harbor, is so beautiful. We love this place!

Thank bobert2412
Hempstead, Texas
Level Contributor
134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short wait to get us a large table, tasty Margaritas, lots of different items ordered. Everyone was quite happy with their meal(s) - of course the 'Ritas might have had something to do with that! Excellent service, quick refills, great view.

Thank CMS_on_vacation
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, service, and view were excellent. The waiter was prepared and very knowledgeable. We appreciated that he did not say that all of the food items were good, but rather detailed how different items might appeal to different tastes. The portions are very large so be careful not to over-order. In particular, the starter salads are huge. The twice-baked... More 

Thank JCYang
Mangilao, Guam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best spot in San Diego on the water for Surf and Turf and THE VIEW!! look across the water at the San Diego Skyline while you have the perfect Steak and melt in your mouth Lobster!! Great Wine selection too! indoor fine dining area as well as an outdoor open air patio on the water. I Highly Recommend for... More 

Thank Ronjovi
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great business dinner awesome view, and awesome waitress Krystal. She was awesome! Food was also phenomenal.

Thank Michelle G
Friendswood, Texas
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the view. Boats coming in and out of the marinas in the bay. Cruise ship setting sail at sunset, the sunlight reflecting off of the buildings behind it. Just after dark, fireworks on Coronado Island in front of it. We started with craft drinks, myself, an agave martini and a bourbon cocktail for my husband. Delicate raw... More 

Thank LandOrBySea
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located on Harbor Island at the southern most tip which gives it unencumbered views of the SD skyline. Very good place for special occasions, but not for the budget minded. The quality of the food was very good. I did not have to further season my ribeye, the king crab was actually a king crab leg that... More 

Thank henrykim_sd

Travellers who viewed Island Prime Restaurant also viewed


Been to Island Prime Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
US$15 - US$40
American, Seafood, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Island Prime Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Los Angeles, CA

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Island Prime Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?