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Blue Wave Bar and Grill
Blue Wave Bar and Grill

Blue Wave Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.islandpalms.com/downtown-san-diego-restaurants/
  • Phone: (619) 223-2572
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm -5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Spayde
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering over 6,300 square feet of waterfront event space, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel can accommodate up to 200 people and provides the ideal setting for the perfect wedding or for your next group meeting, sports group, tour, conference, banquet or special event. In addition to our indoor facilities, our ample outdoor space encompasses lush courtyards and gardens, two pools and spectacular views of our private yacht marina.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Bartholomew (619) 222-0561 x321
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour is offered daily in the bar and bar patio from 4pm-7pm featuring 1/2 off appetizers and $1 off all drinks!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the Island Palms Hotel.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This has become a regular pre - concert dinner location for us! They have a new prix - fixe menu for concert nights with great selections. I had an excellent crab cake with Cajun remoulade (omg yummy). He had watermelon salad that he thoroughly enjoyed though he was eyeing my crab cake. My husband had the short ribs and I had chicken. The boneless short ribs were amazing with a nice smoked flavor. My roasted chicken was good with mashed cauliflower which I had not had before. Vanilla Panna cotta with fruit completed my meal and was over the top. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his chocolate flourless mousse. We both diverted from our usual choices this time and were still very pleased."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was my first experience with this restaurant. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A warm, relaxing dining experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very good service Good omelette and quiche Nice ambiance and scenery if you like looking at all the docked boats"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Since we dine here several times a year, what more can we say?"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Our server, Justine, was outstanding! She was sociable and informative. Chef's menu was impressive. On Justine's recommendation, we chose the fresh caught sea bass. It was amazing! We loved the cheesecake surprise with a "Happy Anniversary" message written in frosting on the plate. It was so special, unexpected and very touching. We chose an outdoor table. The view of the harbor was lovely and the portable heater was much appreciated once the sun went down. This was our first visit to Shelter Island and also to the restaurant. We hope to be back soon. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We found this place several years ago via Entertainment Book. Often we go when I'm in the mood for seafood and ocean/harbor ambiance. It is also a great place to go before a concert at Humphrey's (walking distance). Although the menu has changed over the years, the food is consistently good - both in presentation and taste. Crab cakes were a great appetizer. I had perfectly cooked scallops with a delicious seafood risotto and hubby had salmon with quinoa and he commented that the sauce was excellent. He had a chocolate mousse for dessert and I had an apple pecan tart. He loved his mousse, I just found the tart was a bit dry, but good flavor. (No Creme Brulee or Key Lime Pie this time). Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Nice outdoor deck on the Marina. View of Point Loma, with the sunset behind. Unfortunately mediocre food. The seafood risotto was watery. The apple tart desert had an odd powdery taste to it. If you're a foodie, pass on this. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was our first night in San Diego ever. I'm so glad I found this place online. We met some really nice folks there and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. The view of the marina was incredible and so relaxing. And the beautiful sunset was the best way to end the evening. Thank you so much Teresa, our waitress. She was so welcoming!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "All round excellant restaurant and menu fare. We had the Easter special and was not disappointed at all. The views of the harbor, the choice of eating inside or out, the ambience, all were excellant. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We ate here before a concert held down the street. What a delightful surprise. Their "concert night menu" food was Excellent and the service was terrific - quietly attentive. ATmosphere of being right next to the boat docks was lovely. We will return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We don't know if there was a glitch in the system, or if it was the new person working the desk at the restaurant, but she couldn't find our reservation. Luckily, there were enough empty tables that we got one. However, we had a 45 minute wait for our food, which is too long. Our server brought us extra bread to compensate, but REALLY??? The dish I ordered used to be called Hangar Steak and this time was a NY Strip. The quality of the steak was not as good. I don't know why they changed the cut of the meat. My husband's special of the day was salmon stuffed with crab. He liked the taste, but could hardly find any crab."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Hiden gem, great food and atmosphere. Nice relaxing place, good view, free parking"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were a party of four. We all enjoyed our food very much, and the service was great."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We had dinner at the Blue Wave Bar and Grill. Great Ahi Tuna steak! Super Mai Tai's and the view is wonderful of the Marina. There is a very nice patio also, we had breakfast here too! Good food with good prices. Nice Wine list too! We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Solid high quality restaurant in a medium price range. We return many times during the year."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We ordered the concert night pri fix menu. Service was extremely slow and no one came by to offer drink refils nor bread. We barely finished desert before we had to rush off to our concert. Would not recommend for pre concert dinner. I would only recommend if you have 2 hours for dinner!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We ate here before a concert at a neighboring hotel. the food was good and service was overall fine. The chicken was tender, important to my husband! Then it was a short walk to the concert venue."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We waited 35 minutes to be served our order of pepita crusted halibut and portabello- goat cheese ravioili....the waitress seemed to have forgotten about us once we were finally served, as she failed to check with us on how everything was to our liking. The cream sauce on ravioli was bland. The fish was a nice portion and very tasty!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "I was trying to find a different place for Saturday breakfast besides Humphreys (where we were staying). I found this on the internet and thought the menu looked good. I made reservations for 10:00 a.m., but found out when we arrived that it wasn't necessary. The patio was busy, but the dining room was not. There was an empty table on the patio, so we took that. It overlooks the boats docked at Shelter Island and it was a beautiful sunny morning. Nice view! Service was good. The omlette was good, breakfast potatoes GREAT!, the toast was warm bread, coffee was good, Bloody Gary was not good."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Met friends for lunch. Sat outside. Quiet atmosphere. we were able to visit. The food was very good. Service was prompt and friendly. I will return."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "This in site restaurant is highly recommended - open for all meals, it serves interesting as well as expected food! This is a nice spot in a beautiful place - onc on shelter island, it is nice to be able to get good food on property. It has a nice bar with good bar food - the tots are great - a large portion which can easily be shared. They have flatbread there with interesting toppings - a very clever chef. The restaurant had great seafood and steaks - the hanger steak and sea bass were both really good. I had the clam linguini and enjoyed it as well!"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Stayed at the hotel and decided to give breakfast a try. It was a late service and we were seated inside next to the window. Nice view of the marina. Most of the patrons were outside since it was a great morning. Ordered quiche of the day with country potatoes and my spouse ordered French toast. It was spinach quiche which was good. The French toast was cooked just right. Not asked for more coffee until we were done with our meal, although the food came out in a timely manner."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "They have changed the menu and removed my favorite go-for-that-reason dish of bits of various fish in a linguine dish. Do these things happen because they do a study on just which dishes are ordered the most or is it just at the whim of the new chiefs?"
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "Wonderful food, menu options, and service. All of it was excellent."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "Service is slow. Menu is overpriced to a comedic level. No on-site parking. Entrees are lacking in every category. We cannot think of any reason to go back and we don't understand how this place ended up on Open Table to begin with. We were definitely suckered in."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "Would not overlap lunch and breakfast service at all."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "The Blue Wave Bar and Grill has a very nice location with views that look out over the Shelter Island marinas. The restaurant has a mellow, warm feeling and a menu that should satisfy most diners. Service was relaxed and friendly, prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "The chef was willing to prepare a linguine dish with salmon and shrimp for me, which is not on the menu. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "I was dining with someone that can be difficult and demanding. The wait staff handled her with ease. Very professional."
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "This was a last minute dinner reservation before a New Year's Eve party in Point Loma. The food was decent with reasonable prices however portions are fairly small compared to other similar restaurants and drinks are on the high side. We had the filet mignon and sea bass which were seasoned well however I wished the potatoes and asparagus were more than just boiled/steamed. The seating weren't too tight and sound level was moderate. The only real gripe I had was how long it took to get our drinks, bread, and dinner with the restaurant only half full and not busy. Overall, it was a decent experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "The Blue Wave is on Shelter Island boasting of a nice marina view...so we decided to try it. I was given a window table by the attentive staff, and we started out with the Poke’s Taco appetizers. The ahi was fresh, they were served with seaweed garnish, ponzu sauce, wasabi and ginger—a very flavorful combination. I ordered a palate-pleasing holiday meal with clam chowder, a nicely cooked rib eye steak, garlic potatoes, and steamed vegetables. My date ordered a moist and flavorful Chilean Sea Bass dinner with steamed vegetables and new potatoes. We finished with a tasty crème brulee large enough to share--although she only wanted ‘one bite’, she quickly changed her mind. Great food, prices and ambience--I will come back."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "It was just the right spot for breakfast overlooking a marina. The service and server Robin, was excellent. While I had the eggs benedict (which had overcooked eggs) my husband had the regular 2 eggs, etc. The overcooked eggs were taken care of by our server. Excellent customer service in doing the right thing. We both enjoyed our meals and will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "My wife and I eat at this restaurant regularly as the food and service are very good. However, on this occasion my wife's sister was treating us as birthday gifts and she did not enjoy her Sea Bass at all."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "We made a reservation here from past reviews And convenience as we just came back from a 3 Hour Sail on the Ocean. This Wonderful New Found Favorite Of ours wil now be on our " Must Visits" when back to San Diego Ambiance at night in the Fall on deck was romantic With Heaters at your back for warmth ...Service was Impecable from greeting to Seating ordering and proffesional kindness from Wait Staff. The Food .... Wow!! We started with Crab Cakes .. while waiting we were served our Drinks and a bowl of Fresh Warm bread and Flavored Whipped Butter. We commented "we could just have warm Bread" YUM.;) Crab Cakes were served with Some salad Garnishes. very well made! Main Courses were the Seared Scallops and Chicken dish . Delici"
    Dined on 10/27/2012
  • "Very average. Slow service and ok food. Steak was pretty poor but the desert was delicious."
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "No matter what, this is a restaurant in a Best Western. The food was fair, served on cafeteria-style plates by a nice, friendly but clearly Best Western trained server. I think when a restaurant lists the name of the executive chef on its menus, they should be free from stains and the food should be served nicely."
    Dined on 9/23/2012
  • "Beautiful restaurant view of the marina. The food was very good and the staff was exceptionally nice!"
    Dined on 9/23/2012
  • "What a delightful dining experience. We had six in our party and were seated at a perfect-for-conversation sized round table. Four of us had the salmon and two had the ribs -- I would highly recommend both of these beautifully plated dishes. We had wonderful service and thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed meal. We will definitely be back here next time we're in Shelter Island."
    Dined on 9/23/2012
  • "small menu, decent food, nice view. Kid playing in the pool right next to you is a little annoying."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "The food was good and the outdoor dining experience was great however, they could use more lighting! It was very dark. So dark, the customers that came after us had to use flashlights to read their menus. Easy fix! Also, the outdoor area only had 2 servers which on that evening was not nearly enough. The servers had no time to help the guests with the menu. I noticed our server was also attending to tables inside the restaurant. She did a good job considering the amount of tables she was expected to look after."
    Dined on 9/15/2012