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About Humphreys Restaurant

Everyday Humphreys forges the connection between San Diego culture and authentic Southern California cuisine. Executive Chef Reden Ramos is renowned for pioneering fresh, modern SoCal dining through globally inspired flavors, locally sourced ingredients and crisp seasonal produce.

Join us on Shelter Island to enjoy these tried and true recipes in front of breathtaking waterfront views.




2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday:
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday:
Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
($50, $20 ages 4-10, 3 and under free)
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar/Lounge:
Visit humphreysbackstagelive.com for daily schedule.

Cross Street:
Rosecrans Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 224-3577

Website:
http://www.humphreysrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Humphreys offers guests the perfect blend of SoCal dining and music. Whether you’re at Humphreys on one of our world-renowned concert nights or enjoying the intimacy of a Backstage Live performance, we offer a dining experience that uniquely merges San Diego music and culture with authentic SoCal cuisine.
To see our happy hour specials and the schedule of musicians performing nightly in our intimate lounge, visit the Humphreys Backstage Live website.

Parking Details:
Free parking in our lot, and plenty of free public parking on the Island.

Public Transit:
Within 1/2 mile

Executive Chef:
Nicolas Bour

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our restaurant, overseen by Executive Chef Nic Bour, along with our waterfront views, is available for buyout, meetings, weddings and other special events.

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Details
Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Humphreys Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Scenic View (22)
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Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Great for Brunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Live Music (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 18 hours ago

Amazing as usual, excellent service and great food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

I chose this place for a Valentine's date night. Although nice, it was not what I was expecting for the occasion. The food took longer than we expected, and it was bland. The server was great though. She apologized for the food delay, and gave us a round of free wine and dessert. I would give it a second chance, but not for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was phenomenal and I really enjoyed the food definitely will be back

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere at Humphreys is elegant and comfortable at the same time. The views are stunning , the food is outstanding and the services impeccable. This is one to remember when you want to impress people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Romantic, but yet perfect for any occasion!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This was our second visit to this restaurant. It was good - but I would not say great. The wall surfaces are pretty hard so the live music from the bar invades the space. Both times the dining room has been less than half full which adds to the noisiness (no bodies to absorb some of the noise). The view of the yacht harbor and Point Loma is nice. This time the restaurant was using Sea Bass in lieu of halibut in their macadamia crusted fish - not as good. The scallops are excellent. Weird to have to pay for bread when you buy dinner..... The Corn Chowder was good but needed to be hotter - when the Cajun shrimp is cold - it cools the soup down too fast. Server was attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing service for buffet. We had new cutlery every new plate. Even had a steak knife when we got roast beef. Everything was fresh and delicious. Would definitely go again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waitress was great. Our dinner was good. Brussels sprouts were ok.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I , had dinner on a Saturday night at about 9:00 PM for her birthday, the restaurant was isolated so were sat by the window. The food and service were excellent as well as the food very tasty. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this place to any one who wants to experience great food and live music (entertainment).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything we had was delicious. Lobster Bisque and arugula salad were perfect. The braise short ribs were tender and the sea bass was combined with rice to perection. The Poke appetizer had a little too much mayonnaise, so the only area to improve. Service was good and attentive. best dinner I've had in a while

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was impeccable. Our servers kept my water glass full, even after we had paid the bill. Food was great too, seasoned well, and reasonably priced.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday on the last weekend of San Diego's restaurant week. It was well worth it. We had reservations for 5:30pm and were immediately seated. There was a live Jazz show scheduled for the night so the crowd was lively. We were immediately attended to by our hostess and the meals came out of the kitchen surprisingly fast. We started with the Seafood Ceviche for my wife and Lobster Bisque for my son and I. The ceviche was extraordinarily wonderful. The seafood was fresh and the mango, lime, and cilantro matched perfectly. The lobster bisque was equally delightful. Creamy texture, and perfectly seasoned. Simple and fulfilling. For the main course, I ordered the red wine braised short ribs, with seasoned vegetables on a bed of seasoned mashed potatoes. This was equally delicious. My wife had the Salmon. This was by far one of the best salmon dishes that I tasted. Overall this was a really great experience and we will be going back!!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service and ambulance were nice. Food was just average. We expected more during restaurant week. We also happened to be seated next to a very large loud and obnoxious group that really should have been asked to leave. Otherwise it is a nice place. Thankfully there was a good band and dancing next door to make it worth the visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week lunch special and it was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
It was a little on the noisy side but there was a good crowd which accounts for it.
The only thing we take exception to is that bread was not served with the meals. If you want bread, you need to order it and pay.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

good food and good service. We had a good time.
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Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Some friends and I went in for restaurant week.....food was okay, service was outstanding

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·Dined on January 22, 2018

When we have a morning flight, we drive in the night before from Borrego Springs and always eat at Humphreys. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best brunch ever!! Quality food and fantastic view!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

What a delight! My best friend and I went to Humphrey's Restaurant to cut loose at champagne brunch after a hard week. We greatly enjoyed all of the options at the buffet (Shrimp and oysters? Yes, please!), not to mention the bottomless mimosas. They had a nice champagne-to-OJ ratio (read: more champagne than OJ), and Cherree, our server, was such a sweet lady. The manager who came around to check on us was also very nice. The ambiance, food, and drinks were fitting of the price of the brunch. Highly recommended!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have been to San Diego many times and found this awesome place with a marina view and Sunday Brunch and mimosas. The service, food and music was awesome. Don't miss out on this hidden secret.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went to the bar, ordered a drink, which was overpriced and small. Ordered a second drink and there was only cranberry juice in it, no vodka. Asked the waitress about it and she said it was just like the first drink then would not look at us for the duration of our stay. Terrible service will never go back and be ignored again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A great place for view and quite conversation. Good for any special occasion or date night.
I feel the price was a little high especially for lunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was satisfied all around and surprised the restaurant was not busier for a Saturday night dinner. Both service and food were good and a great place for a nice dinner date (that was my occasion).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The waitress, Joanne was outstanding!! She knew drinks,menu and the area !
It was our 3rd date and so special.
We will be back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Restaurant great. Time available per Open Table off as restaurant virtually empty and I would have preferred earlier seating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Salad was simple and great. Liked my steak too. Server lady was extremely nice and also offered us extra macaroons cookies for the desert when our kid wanted more. Restaurant setting is elegant and quiet.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I hadn't been to brunch there in over a decade and I'm pleased to say it was just as amazing as I remembered. The food, service and the ambiance was spectacular! I think I'll make it my New Year's Eve tradition every year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great location and super friendly staff

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We hadn't made plans for Christmas day and called Humphrey's to inquire about brunch asking if it was ala carte or a prix fixe and were told the former. We made reservations just in case and headed over glad to be able to get in. We were seated and told that it was actually prix fixe and something like $69/person. When we told the hostess she essentially implied "tough luck" the person didn't know what they were talking about. We acquiesced and decided to make the most of it. The buffet had an impressive variety but the food was just mediocre especially for the price. The buffet staff seemed to have been treated poorly so they were stressed out. Our waiters were stellar at our table though. The turkey on the carving station was pink and the seafood table reeked so we avoided it altogether. I might try this place for ala carte dinner or lunch but never a buffet again.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I went for Sunday brunch. The buffet selection was great. Good selection, something for everyone. Friendly attentive staff. Free flowing mimosas, best dessert selection I've had in a while. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent special occasion diner place as the food is delicious. Great for lunch too. We always get the dinner package when seeing Concerts by the Bay.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had a lovely holiday dinner with friends and family

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place will not disappoint you. By far one of the best Sunday Brunches available in San Diego. Although the price is pretty high, the choices and the food quality are well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My second time dining here! The food is great! The location is beautiful! I enjoyed coming with friends and family! The staff there are courteous, very welcomimg, and ready to get you seated.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I use to come to brunch a lot with friends and coworkers! I also was excited to bring my kids. However, the food is horrible now compared to 20 years ago and I paid twice the amount! I will never come back after this past Sunday sadly!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a festive night. Great place to dine with a group or on a date. The food was perfect. My friend had the steak and loved the sauce and flavors. I had the Salmon, it was perfect. We shared the truffle Mac n Cheese. The server recommended a perfect Chardonnay.
After dinner we went next door where a great band played. Dancing and fun was had by all.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As we arrived late because of traffic, food was rather tired. This is a typical Sunday Brunch, nothing very fancy. The wait staff were very pleasant and there was white sparkling wine offered with orange juice, if preferred.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fine meal, great service, elegant atmosphere, good value.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had dinner at Humphreys because my Mother and Sister were visiting San Diego, and we wanted to take them to a very nice place. The seating next to the windows provided a great view of the Marina, the ambiance was high class and it was quiet enough for a nice conversation. The food was great and the service was incredible, though drinks are expensive and there are no Entrées under $28. This is a great place for special occasions or to impress someone. The Backstage next door is fun with no cover if you have dinner and or are staying at the Hotel. All in all, a good experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food

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