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Island Prime, San Diego, CA
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Island Prime

$30 and under
Steakhouse
Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay, Island Prime overlooks the city skyline and Coronado.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Why we love it

Executive chef: Deborah Scott

Meet San Diego’s only waterfront steakhouse: Island Prime’s unique location propped up on wooden stilts above San Diego Bay is reason enough to splurge here. And so is the premium surf-and-turf menu by award-winning chef Deborah Scott, featuring signatures like a filet trio with blue cheese, wild mushrooms, and Alaskan king crab.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 298-6802
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room for up to 65 guests, with waterfront views.
  • Private party contact
    JoAnn Salem: (619) 298-6802 ext. 204
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Cross Street
    Harbor Island Dr
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July Celebration

    US$89.95 per person

    Jul 4, 2024 only
    Reservations for this special experience will not be reserved online, please contact the restaurant directly to book a reservation. Join us for the 4th of July celebration at Island Prime. Enjoy a three-course pre set menu at $89.95 per person, served from 7pm to 9pm. Our menu highlights Lobster Bisque, Snake River Farms "Eye of the Ribeye", Lobster, Seared Blackened Tuna, Chicken under a brick and a Flowerless Chocolate for dessert.
    4th of July Celebration photo

What 8,067 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

8,067 Reviews
  1. BradB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing pop-overs. Steaks almost steal the show from the view! An SD staple.

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  2. BernardM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at Island Prime. I had T Bone steak and my wife the Lamb Chops. Both were perfectly cooked. Our server, Scott was great.

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  3. WilliamC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was exceptional. From the reservation desk to our server Tony, all was perfect. Our Seating was panoramic, with a full view of the bay. Our dinner was served hot and very enjoyable. We most strongly recommend Island Prime. We are repeat customers.

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  4. AmyGood

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Chris was amazing. He was professional yet friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He made our evening even better than it already was going to be. Island Prime is favorite and I will be back multiple times.

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  5. SinaL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the very first time with my husband for our 10 yr wedding anniversary. Absolutely amazing loved our rib eye and potatoes and the buns were sooo good. THE VIEW 10/10. Will be back for sure!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great views, great service, a warm friendly hostess greeting…what else can you ask for? Perfect dining experience celebrating our parents 70th wedding anniversary.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The "Eye of the Ribeye" is an amazing steak! I've eaten many steaks in San Diego, at top rated restaurants. This steak is truly the best! Yum? Stunning view, great service, and quiet enough to have a conversation with my date! Great job Island Prime! Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuna was amazing and worth the whole trip! Popovers are definitely great as well. Menu said “tempura onion rings” but they came out breaded and were a rather expensive disappointment. Service is superb and ambiance is great as well.

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  9. DianH

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and presentation was beautiful. Our waiter, Ishmael, was fabulous. Attentive to our needs and friendly. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and it couldn't have been better. Island Prime is a wonderful venue for any special occasion or just because.

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  10. MarciR

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ishmael was an absolutely phenomenal server as was Deborah Scott's amazing dinners! Hostess, valet, and all staff members were friendly, professional, efficient, and provided the best customer service ever! We appreciated being checked on by the manager and often by our server, Ishmael. Fantastic evening made special by the staff! Thank you!

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FAQs

Island Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 8067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harbor Island Dr
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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