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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
($49.95, $19.95 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

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Live Music (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Cozy (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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·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 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was just ok. Soup was cold and not that great, the ambiance is wonderful but with the bland food it was less than a good experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent champagne brunch. Lots of variety and good quality with a beautiful view!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great place for Brunch. The food was excellent. Especially the Waffles. Excellent Seafood selection. Champagne was excellent. I highly recommend for Brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I make it my business to get to Humphrey's as often as possible for their reputable "unlimited champagne brunch" on Sundays. Their service from the hostesses who seat you, to the waiters or waitresses who cater to your every need throughout your meal is impressive. During each trip I try to enjoy one of the many concerts offered throughout the year. I will continue to support this wonderful establishment for years to come.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A little pricey for the quality of food but great overall. Just don't get the lobster bisque.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ordered a flat bread to start, the waitress stated it will take a while as it is a pizza and will need time to bake. We agreed to wait, our entrees came out before the starter. After we finished our dinner, I asked her to make sure we do not get charged for the flat bread and advised her we no longer wanted it. She quickly stated "you didn't order a flat bread. I didn't put in the order." I reminded her of the comment she made with the length of time it would take for the flat bread. She then responded by making excuses and blaming the large party and their children for being very loud and proceeded to explain she was unable to hear us well. She then proceeded to ask us about desert and we declined, since this point in time she made us feel as if we were lying about placing an order for the flat bread. She did not take accountability and frankly we were appalled by her unprofessional behavior. She then proceeded to say she will bring us a desert "free of charge," to compensate for the lack of her professional accountability. She said she would be right back and left abruptly after we stated we did not want desert. She insisted and came back was a chocolate cake. She could have given us an option by allowing us to choose from the desert menu or perhaps just apologized, and had the manager come by. I'm intolerant to chocolate so I was unable to enjoy it. We were there from out of town and celebrated our 16th anniversary there after a friend suggested we try Humphreys. Food was good, however the service ruined it for us. For the amount of money we spent, we did not receive the service we expected.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Brunch there was a fabulous experience, everything we had was so delicious and well prepared. Will return again soon

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We enjoyed our birthday brunch. The on-line booking process was efficient as was the check-in and seating upon arrival). Every aspect of the food was excellent; tasty and fresh. The service was the only disappointment, as frankly our server was rather slow with drinks (champagne nd water).

Our recommendation for the chefs and staff would be to make available some soups as "starters" as this food category would be a good addition to the existing offering!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great Birthday Celebration! Ambiance and food...delicious! Arrived early for lunch...Superior service too! Our waitress was magnificant! Thank you Humphreys!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Sunday Brunch always a delight. Moored boats and bright sunshine through many large windows a great view. Excellent food and service plus unlimited mimosas.....doesn't get much better!!!.....

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Menu is very limited. Food not very good. Excellent wine list and beer selection.
The food is good for the price. very affordable

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent menu choices. The corn chowder is perfect. Staff very accommodating to substitute healthier choices for side dishes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We ordered the lamb duo and the lamb is dry. We have to send back the shrimp pasta because the shrimp was undercooked. They took the whole dish back to the oven and reheat and make the whole dish very dry. For the price that you pay, they don't even bother to recook and make it right. The only thing good is the server is friendly. Not Impressed.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Found speckle in our water. Maybe dirt. Changed it for us but did not apologize.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

The Band "Tre'sure and his DreamStone Band" they performed the night I was there, they where off the chain, they were energetic and fun to dance too. My friends and I had a fantastic time dancing to the bands music and the food was great. We loved the band though!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Humphreys is wonderful. Went for Sunday brunch for the second time. Once again, I was very pleased. They have a large selection of breakfast, lunch, and dessert items. The staff is very attentive and friendly. My mimosa glass was almost never empty. The dining area overlooks the water and many boats docked just outside, and the view is gorgeous. Everything I can think of about this place is terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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