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Humphreys Restaurant
Humphreys Restaurant
  • Address:
    2241 Shelter Island Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106
    Point Loma
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Humphreys Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.humphreysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (619) 224-3577
  • Hours of Operation: Mon: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    TUE: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    WED: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    THU: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    FRI: 6:00pm - 1:00am
    SAT: 6:00pm - 1:00am
    SUN: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Paul Murphy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark McIver (619) 398-9446 x280
  • Entertainment: San Diego's finest live entertainment from jazz, blues, high-energy dance and rock is featured nightly in our Backstage Music Club.
    Banquet Facilities: We can accommodate groups up to 1200.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosecrans Street
  • Public Transit: Within 1/2 mile
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Humphreys Restaurant
Long regarded in San Diego and abroad as one of the city's finest waterfront restaurants, Humphreys Restaurant features Modern Global Cuisine at its finest and overlooks the marina on beautiful San Diego Bay. After dinner, dance the night away in our adjacent Backstage Music Club to the finest live entertainment San Diego has to offer. Reservations made online are for the dining room only. Sunday Brunch: $43.95 for Adults and free for Children 4-12. If you want to enjoy the live jazz during your brunch, the reservation can not be made online.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The title says it all. We loved the appetizers and the main courses. Noise level was absent so we enjoyed excellent conversation with our friends. Good time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Typical of the kind of theme-based restaurant (Hawaii/Pacific) a little kitsch but with a good view of the marina off Shelter Island in San Diego. After having asked for the music to be turned down, we settled in. Shared a mixed plate appetizer, followed by scallops and lobster risotto. The latter was dreadful tasting more of beef broth and with very little lobster. Scallops were fresh and no over cooked. Excellent! The wine list is, as one might expect, over-priced and very limited for those who tastes tend towards the more natural tasting grapes (e.g., no oak). Service was all right, but not that attentive. I would not repeat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We sat next to the big windows overlooking the bay, it was wonderful. Our waitress was not the greatest, however the other wait staff around helped us out and they were great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Brunch on Sunday was our first experience at Humphreys. It was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in Point Loma. I eat there frequently and am never disappointed in the food and the service. The menu changes occasionally, but they seem to keep some favorites on board for the regular diners. The view of the marina and San Diego Bay particularly enhances the dining experience. I particularly appreciate the fact that the noise level is not so loud (as in many restaurants) that you can hear one another talk."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was great! The food was spectacular! If we could of licked our plates we would of ! Very tasty food!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I guess from previous visits I expected the food to be better. Most of it was good but not great. Variety was spectacular as usual. Wonderful table by the window. No shortage of anything. The oysters tasted off and the Benedict eggs were herd cooked. Shrimp was tender but bland. We had a reservation at 12:15 and yes we were 10 minutes late but we still had to wait 20 more minutes to be seated. Reccomend get there early."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fathers Day Brunch at Humpherys. We drove 105 miles one way to find that your site was WRONG. We did not have a reservation for brunch. No apologies from the Restaurant. I even emailed the manager directly. Poor customer service. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were entertaining clients, and decided to try this place. We arrived at 12:45 and were seated promptly at a nice window table. There were 3 other tables with diners, otherwise the place was empty. To make a long story short, we were there for over one and a half hours, which, considering we ordered nothing exotic or requiring extra prep, was ridiculous. There were only 5 of us, we ordered only 1 round of soft drinks, one appetizer, our main meals, and 2 desserts, so we should have been finished in one hour. As there were so few other patrons we were surprised at how long it took for each course. As far as the food, everything was delicious, especially the sea bass and the bread pudding, just don't go if you have a timetable to keep!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Found it. To be very noisy. Open like a barn. Not romantic. Food good. But overall lacked atmosphere. Was there years ago. Liked it better."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Open table allowed me to make father's day reservations at 8am and when we arrived the hostess looked perplexed. She looked at us and then looked at the empty restaurant and asked "you aren't here for the father's day brunch, are you?" We clearly were there as a family for brunch. She said that it was not starting for another two hours. I asked what we could do and after talking to two other servers, they informed me that there would be no way our family would be enjoying brunch there. When I informed them that there would probably be more people with reservations through open table like me, instead of offering to contact the "several parties" due in at 8:30, the server decided they would just let those families come in to find out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great Father's Day meal. I recommend Humphrey's!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Humphrey's for our June 11th anniversary. It was a Wednesday night which I much prefer to weekend crowds. The room was about 60% full and the service from our waitress, Joanne, nothing less than perfect. My wife ordered the Seabass which she described as ample, very flavorful but perhaps a bit on the dry side. I had the Snapper, again flavorful, not at all dry but I thought the serving size to be stingy as the actual fish was only about a quarter inch thick. The saving grace was the bed of crab pancakes (like dressing) under the fish. We did receive a comp desert. Just a little bit of improvement to these food issues would result in five stars, but nevertheless, on special occasions, we will be back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I always bring visiting friends and family to Humphrey's for brunch when they visit San Diego. It's a great way to end a great week in San Diego. The food and service are always good. Thanks for making my group feel special, AGAIN :)"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The room was not as pictured on your website. Furniture was tired and dirty. We had a reservation but were not seated on time. Food was fair."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was very good, the waitress was exceptional. We would go back when in town again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Out meals were highly acceptional & perfectly cooked & seasoned to perfection. Easy in most cases, but the wide selection if Gluten Free entrees & desserts, one would likely never guess these were hand made unsurpassed specialties! Cremé brûlée was the lightest velvet, the marscipone was truly amazing w/ the passion fruit sauce!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife were spending a nice weekend in San Diego. Great restaurant, food and service . "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Humphrey's Sunday brunch is amazing. Great buffet food. Great live music. Amazing service. Bottomless drinks. Honestly a new favorite. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "It is a lovely place for Sunday brunch, but - though what I ate was tasty - I think the food is somewhat overrated for the price. I will add that I've been to Humphreys for the DineSan Diego week and also for dinner and I think this is a better representation of the quality of food that Humphreys can offer. Still, I would go there again for brunch because - overall - it is a very nice brunch venue. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Was staying at the hotel so decided to come here for Sunday Brunch, was not disappointed. Plenty of choices! From seafood (cold crab legs, oysters, shrimp, salmon, 'fake' sushi, grilled fish, etc), to breakfast (omelets, waffles, bacon, eggs Benedict, etc) to desserts (various cakes, ice cream, sorbet, cookies, amazing bread pudding, flan etc), hot meats (roast beef, ham, etc). Unlimited Mimosas as awell comes out to $42.95/pp "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great experience! Server was awesome... She didn't over visit. Macadamia crusted sea bass was remarkable. Haven't had a better crab cake anywhere. They even brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary dinner. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Seemed to be a very nice place upon arrival. The atmosphere was outstanding. Then the food.. I had prime rib which was decent. My girlfriend ordered seafood pasta which had shrimp,bay scallops,sea bass(which the server raved about) in a lobster sauce. After just a few bites my girlfriend bit into bones. She attempted to eat around the bass to avoid anymore bones. The server could sense something was wrong and basicly avoided our table until she tried to drop the check off. We politely told the server of the issue with no intent of getting anything out of it other then possibly some acknowledgement. The servers response was "oh the cook must've forgot to remove the bones"..for the $ spent we were far from impressed.Had potential but flopped!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "You can't beat starting Sunday morning with great food and Jazz. The music soothes the sole and is relaxing while you dine. The waitresses are friendly, attentive and let you relax and enjoy your morning brunch. This place is the perfect way to end a Saturday night stay at Humphreys after a great concert. It's a must a least several times a year."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have been to Humphrey's brunch numerous times over the years. I was there to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family and was disappointed. My 12:15 reservation did not get seated until 12:45. The upholstery seemed worn, dull and dated. A small, fresh flower on each table would add a pop of color and cheer to the table setting. There were no plates available twice when I went to the buffet. Items were not replenished quickly enough and one had to either wait or return later. The attendant making waffles was too busy eyeballing the young ladies, ignoring the timers going off on the waffles. The food, however, was very good. The pork spare ribs were excellent. I'm hoping to find an improved experience should I return in the future."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went to Humphreys so we would have a place to go dancing after dinner. Our reservations were for 7P and the restaurant was almost empty so we were seated immediately. Our first drinks came promptly but after that the service deteriorated rapidly. The food was good but the noise level in the restaurant was so high we had trouble carrying on a conversation. We never did make it to the dance floor. Nice views but not worth the price. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a great place for a romantic dinner. The prices are a little steep but worth it for a special occasion. The only thing negative is avoid the black bean soup. It is really a vegetable soup with a few black beans in it, not a traditional southwest style black bean soup. Everything else on the menu that I have tried in my many visits has always been excellent. The service is excellent and a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We will always consider Humphrey's our go-to place for all the big holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter - and also for birthdays, anniversaries, and visitors from out of state. Great place for strolling after the meal too! The quality is always there, outstanding."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was the best brunch my wife and I have eaten in San Diego. The waiting staff was on point and their overabundance of good conversation was a pure treat. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the server was very attentive. Wish they would have seated us by the window as requested seeing that there were several open window tables."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Food was delicious and nice variety. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a great time at Easter Brunch. They did a great job of accommodating our party of 6, which included 3 kids. Friendly and attentive service, those mimosas never stopped flowing! The food selection was large and varied, I especially enjoyed all the seafood. Only thing that could have been improved was that they kept running out of food due to the crowds and the staff struggled to keep up at times. I guess that's to be expected on a holiday like this. Otherwise very good experience overall. We'd like to return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Amy made it a wonderful evening for us! Friendly and prompt service with a diverse menu she was knowledgable and energetic. The good was delicious, they didn't have a dessert menu instead she brought a dessert tray!! How spectacular with live music carrying over from the bar, the decor and ambience was lovely and inviting. I would highly suggest visiting and enjoying a meal here."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "disappointed. it wasn't as good as it used to be. i understand they changed formats a couple years ago. no more jazz brunch. now r&b. brings in a totally different crowd. no more dress code - anything goes. food choices not a match to prior format. very little meat selection. wouldn't go back. drove over 1 hour to get there. not worth it. our table was in the back of the room near the entrance in spite of the fact that we noted we were celebrating a birthday. But Open Table was great to work with as usual. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I love the location but the service both at the hostess desk and the table left something to be desired. The food selection was fabulous. I think I will be looking for a new brunch spot based on the service"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our family's been to Humphrey's several times over the past 20 years & it's ALWAYS excellent! (except after eating & realizing we've eaten WAY too much!) I HIGHLY recommend Humphrey's for Sunday brunch &, if you can get in the door, holiday brunches (we've taken to going there for Thanksgiving for the mere fact that there's no way to make that much variety w/o a 'ginormous' kitchen & staff to do it!)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I go here for dinner several times a year and, even though the drive is almost an hour, it is well worth it. This night we decided to get out of our comfort zone and order some fares we had not tried before. Without exception, evey dish was perfectly prepared and very flavorful. The view of the harbor at sunset is breathtaking. I have taken friends there in the past and I often get the question 'When are we going back?". I would not hesitate to recommend Humphrey's Bayside for a truely pleasureable and enjoyable - not to mention tasty - dining experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Upon entering the restaurant it smelled fishy but the view was beautiful. My husband had the wedge salad while I had the watermelon goat cheese salad which was the best part of the meal. It would have been nice to have a slice of bread with my salad but they charge for a basket (ridiculous). I was hoping for a nice filet but had the New York which was served with French fries. The steak was tough and over cooked. My husband had the salmon and he liked it but he was not impressed. Our server was nice but lacked attention to detail. I would not recommend this restaurant nor would I ever go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We booked for the view - although we learned that it faces an inlet and not the bay. The food was good (watermelon and tomato salad w goat cheese) and (crab stuffed mushrooms) and the service was attentive. The decor is very dated - think late 60s-early 70s. A throwback for sure."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Went to Humphreys for a birthday lunch... Complete disappointment. We were one of the first customers for lunch... Within 5 minutes we were introduced to three waitress of which never did anything but introduce themselves. Didn't receive water or took our lunch orders until after 15 mins. It took an additional 10 mins to get bread. Never got the soup I ordered and the food was at most, average."
    Dined on 3/13/2014