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About Humphreys Restaurant

Everyday Humphreys forges the connection between San Diego culture and authentic Southern California cuisine. Executive Chef Nicolas Bour 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Special Occasion (28)
Scenic View (21)
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Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Live Music (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Best brunch ever!! Quality food and fantastic view!

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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 15, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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 5, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 27, 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 12, 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 11, 2017

Had a lovely holiday dinner with friends and family

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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 3, 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 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 12, 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 12, 2017

Great food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A pleasant place quiet place to have lunch. View of the dock and the boats is very nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a winner! You can't go wrong going to Humphrey's. this time we went to Sunday Brunch and believe that it is the best in San Diego!

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Live Music, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday brunch was amazing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Location, location, location. Nice, friendly restaurant. The food was very good, well prepared and service was good, although it can be a little slow -- California time.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The restaurant was not crowded. The food was excellent. TIM our server was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have been to Humphrey's on Shelter Island twice in two weeks with a friend for dinner. We both had the macadamia crusted Halibut. It is expensive, but so delicious that we both decided we need to come back once a month to have it. I am not a big fish eater but this is such a flavorful white fish with the crunch of the macadamia nuts that I just can't resist. I have also been to Humohrey's many times for lunch and the lobster roll is full of lobster and very flavorful. The dining room is bright, clean and has a view of the boats docked behind the restaurant. The wait staff are attentive and parking is free and plentiful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Amazing food! Staff is great, they have manners, which is hard to find in California

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

An excellent dinner. Mona, our server, was fantastic and made the evening very enjoyable. Can't wait until we go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was great. The noise level was a bit much for us. The area is beautiful. the food was good. Thank you

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I always find a reason to have brunch at Humphreys. I have tried others, but nothing compares.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for Sunday’s brunch, enjoyed the saxophone musician. Awesome service!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Yummy food and great views. If you like buffets, this one is for you. Easy to get your monies worth with quality seafood/sushi, prime rib and plenty of options. Bottomless mimosas is a huge plus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good Food, Excellent variety of food to choose from, friendly staff and nice scenic view of the Marina👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday brunch at Humphreys is always phenomenal!!! Celebrated with friends for a birthday. Fresh food, excellent flavors and tons of choices! Bottomless mimosas!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always enjoy Humphrey's whether it's for breakfast, brunch, business, lunch, or dinner, and the view is fabulous! Bonus is the live music/jazz in the bar! Humphrey's is delightful, delicious, and always a good time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

A few of my friends and I came in for a concert at the arena and was under the recommendation of my friend to try this wonderful place. The ambiance, seat right to overlook the entire yacht lift of San Diego was do die for. I has the shrimp and grits, which was an appetizer, which I had for dinner instead. It was DELISH. We were very impressed.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was wonderful and quiet. The service was appropriate and timely. We felt welcomed and were not rushed. An over all great experience.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Sunday champagne Brunch was awesome! Plenty of food and lots of different types of food. Will satisfy everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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