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“Great upscale beach fare with slow service”

Island Prime Restaurant
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Ranked #30 of 4,964 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Dined in the C Room for lunch and have to say that the Lobster BLT was amazing. Good portions and very tasty. Wife had Fish and Chips which was also great as was the clan chowder my son had. Also, they have different flavored French fries. Go with the Old Bay seasoned fries. Only negative was that service and drink refills was a little slow. Also had sea salted Taro chips for starters and great bay view right across from aircraft carrier CVN-70.

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Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

There are 3 seperate areas to dine. There is the more upscale dining room only open at dinner. There is also a more casual space that includes a section inside and outside. All offer fabulous views back towards the city skyline. Try your best to get a window table. We were here for lunch. I had a lobster BLT sandwich with a cup of lobster bisque....really tasty sandwich and soup. My wife had the fish and chips which was good. I preferred the sandwich myself. A few different oysters offered on the half shell. Really good service, made for a nice enjoyable lunch.

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Thank n2r49rs
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Perfection from the ambiance, menu and service. The most delish steaks and seafood to choose from. Highly recommend the aged steaks and king crab legs. Calamari cooked tender and crisp, baked Brie crusted with sesame and served with jalapeño jelly and toasted bread, and caramelized garlic paired well with creative cocktails. So many side dishes to choose from to compliment your main protein. Potato gratain, mashed potatoes, green beans, Brussels sprouts prepared with pomegranate reduction and pancetta, so tasty!! The sun was setting as our group was seated made for one very special dinner. Great staff service!!

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Special events or just a romantic meal with your spouse. Fabulous selection of Steaks, Fish & Chops. An exceptional wine cellar ! !

Thank garynordstrom
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The last two times we have been to San Diego a must do for us was Island Prime. We love everything about it. This trip the first reservation we made was Island Prime.
Last night we arrived for our 7:30 reservation and were greeted with genuine hospitality by the hostesses. We were sat a a beautiful table with a magnificent view of the bay and San Diego skyline. The ambiance is warm and rich.
Our server Brady did an amazing job all the way around. He was attentive and timely. We shared the incredible escargot with puff pastry. It was beyond words amazing. The wedge salad was delicious. The bone in ribeye, oscar style will long be remembered as off the chart good. We split Brussel sprouts and twice baked mash potatoes that were both incredibly yummy.
This place is a must do every time. Thanks to the whole Island Prime team. Please keep exceeding expectations!

Thank nanner2
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