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About Blue Wave Bar and Grill

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2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Fusion / Eclectic

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: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Scott

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 223-2572

Website:
http://www.islandpalms.com/downtown-san-diego-restaurants/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour is offered daily in the bar and bar patio from 4pm-7pm.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the Island Palms Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Spayde

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving dinner on the marina! Dinner is available from 4pm-9pm. Thanksgiving dinner special includes: Roasted Turkey Breast, Cream of Winter Squash, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato, Turkey Pan Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Glazed Carrots, Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pumpkin Pie $32.

Blue Wave Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Waterfront (3)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

scallops were delicious, everyone enjoyed their meal. not crazy about the dessert selection

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The view of the marina was lovely from our outdoor seat. Our server was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable of menu options. The pre-concert special was a great value and the fish was perfectly prepared. A home run in every respect!!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

It was my birthday, and the server, Justine, was very attentive. The food: roast beef and pork chop were very tasty. When the sun went down, most of the people on the outdoor patio, moved inside. It can cool off in the evenings. We are water drinkers, so we can't tell you about the other drinks. Justine kept an eye on the water levels, and was always there to top it off. The scenery over looking the marina is great, with a beautiful sunset. I would highly recommend it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was great, we had the fixed menu. Good value nice setting on the water.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great service, great view, food was not that great and overpriced for small portions.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Ordered salmon, which was basically inedible. Sauce was disgusting and fish was chewy. Was sick all evening. Friend had filet mignon which was very chewy. Not a dinner we enjoyed at all. Waitress didn't even acknowledge our complaints.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great location on waterfront. Excellent seafood salad and calamari appetizer from lunch menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food and service was excellent. You can eat right by the marina. Beautiful restaurant and view. Excellent drinks!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Cioppino was nice and spicy, loved it!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Sandy our server was excellent and friendly - we really enjoyed the evening - such a surprise for a hotel restaurant -

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Hotel food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Our waitresses, on all three nights we ate at Blue Wave, were awesome! So friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome! The food was phenomenal! Fresh baked bread, fresh seafood, great IPA's and to die for desserts! The Ciopino was outstanding! Did I mention the view of the Marina? Just made our experience amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Way beyond expectations! Food was delicious, well presented and thoroughly enjoyable. Great flavours, fresh ingredients and superb service. Thanks to Justine especially.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Outstanding Value
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Although we had a reservation, there was no attendant so we seated ourselves.
The crab cake ordered as a appetizer was not very "crabby". There appeared to be lots of bread and little crab in the cake. It was quite tasteless.

My linguine with clam sauce was tasty but afterwards had gastric distress.
Our evening was memorable in an uncomfortable way. Will not be going back to dine there in a hurry.
However, the bar service and beer was fine.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We ate an early birthday celebration dinner. We had a window seat and the view was great. It was also very quiet. I had the scallops and my husband had the pork chops; both were excellent! Service was also good, but not intrusive. We would come again and highly recommend the Blue Wave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This is a great neighborhood gem, in a hotel so sometime people don't realize! the view of the marina is exquisite the drinks are wonderful the food yummy as well

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2016

we have stayed there many times and the last two times, we were seated and ignored, we had to get up and ask if anyone was working our table. It was not even that crowded.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 4, 2016

We had dinner here before a concert at Humprey's next door. The server, A.J. , and the manager Rene, were both excellent. Food was great. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2016

It was a good meal, not great. very good service and great view of the yachts.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Very pleasant surroundings and easy access. Great food and service.

Tags: Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Our ladies' book club met here for a Saturday lunch and it was a wonderful location for such an event. The service was excellent and the food was good (nothing fancy, but plenty of options for all tastes). We enjoyed the atmosphere and views of the marina.

Tags: Waterfront, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2016

While the food was very good the service was very poor. We waited quite some time just for our drinks and refills took too long as well. We ordered appetizers which took so long we finished all the bread (which we waited for too) and were just sitting and talking until they finally arrived. We were celebrating our son's birthday, which I indicated in our reservation but no mention was made during the meal nor was it acknowledged at all during our visit. We did notice that other tables that were served by the same wait person also waited quite a while for their service too.

We have eaten at Blue Wave on several occasions and I have to say this was the worst experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2016

This has akways been our first place, when we visit SD. Very disapponted, service was slow and food subpar at best. Now we have to find a new best... Too bad, we enjoy the Best Western location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Never disappoints!! Outstanding service,wide menu variety Lovely maritime views.Food freshly prepared and attractive presentation
A must not miss in Pt Loma. HAve Justine or Sandy as server They never disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Went there prior to concert at Humphreys. Very nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Had really great service from our server Justine. Food was awesome and prepared just right. Fast service, too, so we got to our concert at Humphrey's with time to spare. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Really enjoyed the Ahi Poke. This is a favorite dish of mine and the Blue Wavy prepared the Poke as well as anyone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Disappointing. Disturbingly noisy uncontrolled children. Long wait for food. Excellent waitress though. Restaurant was freezing cold and staff did little to fix it. No paper towels in bathroom. Part of Best Western hotel. With so many other restaurants to choose from, why bother with this one?

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 4, 2016

We were staying at the Island Palms hotel over 4th of July holiday to watch the fireworks. The best ever fireworks. Since they close the Shelter Island to traffic we thought we would eat at the hotel before the show. I ordered the scallops and my hubby the special fish for the night. Both were delicious. Our server was excellent too. Would come back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2016

The service was extremely slow, it was over an hour before the food was served.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The service was excellent! View is lovely, and the food was very good - especially for a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 14, 2016

We were going to Humphrey's for a concert and wanted someplace close by that we could dine before. I was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Went before Bob Dylan concert at Humphreys. Nice server but slow service despite few diners. Ordered off reasonably priced pre-concert menu. Meatloaf and salmon "ok". Convenient as close to venue.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Service was slow. Waiter was very nice though. We all ordered different entrees and were pleased. I had the lobster nachos. It was huge! I could barely eat for the rest of the day. Would reccomend. Nice patio overlooking bay.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We wanted to find a place to eat before our concert at Humphrey's when we found this place online. We decided to take a chance as we could make a reservation and it was close to our venue. We had a wonderful dinner on their back patio with views of the harbor. It was low key and relaxing. Our wait staff was aware of our timing and did everything to insure we were taken care of in plenty of time for the performance. In fact we both commented how good she was with her attention to us. (There, but not overly there.) It was just a very nice experience overall. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Lovely spot with nice views and wonderful service- a little disappointed in the food for the price; bland side dishes and the steak wasn't the best. My husband had the halibut special and it was not very flavorful- just " average" tasting, in his words. The bread as appetizer was pretty bad- just "cheap, store bought rolls" really; Don't think I'd repeat, but maybe...loved the hotel.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2016

The view of the harbor was nice. The waiter was good. The food was from tasteless coleslaw to ok fries. My Margarita was not good. The Menu didn't have many options and the price was ok if the quality had been good. We won't be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 8, 2016

It is a hotel restaurant and it shows; not too vibrant and a bit subdued on the decor. The food was OK. But the service really caught my eye, with wet towels just like in business class flights. They had great champagne and waiting staff too, responded to every wish in style, no funny faces or unneeded questions. Add this to a nice view of the marina and you won't regret the occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We went there for Mother's Day and the whole place seemed extraordinarily disorganized! We waited at the hostess desk for at least 10 minutes before someone came and seated us. Service, although pleasant servers, was not good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 1, 2016

They had a great concert menu if you want an all-inclusive option. The seared scallops with seafood risotto was incredible. Great service too. We sat on the patio that has a beautiful view of the harbor. We will be coming back when we are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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