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Mon, 4/23
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7:00 PM
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Humphreys Restaurant

4.6
1381 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.




Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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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

Holiday Brunches (Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
Special Hours
($70, $20 ages 4-10, 3 and under free)

Bar/Lounge:
Visit humphreysbackstagelive.com for daily schedule.
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Phone number
(619) 224-3577
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Reden Ramos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rosecrans Street
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Parking details
Free parking in our lot, and plenty of free public parking on the Island.
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Public transit
Within 1/2 mile
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Our restaurant, overseen by Executive Chef Reden Ramos, along with our waterfront views, is available for buyout, meetings, weddings and other special events.
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

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What 1381 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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5.0Dined a day ago

The brunch was delicious. Lots of choices. Cheree was an excellent server. She gave us lots of attention and was very charming.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I went for Sunday brunch and it was my first time dining at Humphreys. The service and atmosphere was great. The brunch selection was decent. The negatives were that the hot food wasn't hot and the crab legs were very dry and flavorless. The server brought the drawn butter to the table. It was slightly above room temperature and didn't have any flavor. I don't think I will return there again for brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a terrific time! Our servers were very attentive - without hovering, and were always smiling. The Prime Rib was absolutely fantastic - it's hard to find a carving station that actually has some Prime Rib that is cooked well done! The variety of food on the buffet was great, with a good mix of classics & trending dishes. We will definitely be back to Humphrey's soon!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We've been having brunch at Humphreys for years! It has a gorgeous view of the bay marina & the food is great! Carve station, omelette's, seafood & of course Champagne! If you haven't been you are missing a wonderful experience 😀

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It had been a long time since I've been to this restaurant but I completely enjoyed it it was fantastic really the food was so good and then we danced our butts off next door in the bar all for the same price fantastic will do it again the band was great Groove Matic

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

With so very many options available to San Diegans, food quality, menus diversification and water side ambiance become simple qualifiers. It is nice to experience an eatery that pays less attention to trends and fashion and focuses on great quality, value for money and exceptional service.
My guests and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Lyndsey for making an Anniversary celebration memorable and gratifying. If there is an occasion or a sunny day to be shared with a special friend, you can not miss with a lazy champagne drenched Sunday afternoon on Shelter Island. Thank you Lyndsey. Thank you Humphreys.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were seated as soon as we showed up for our reservation. The food was delicious, lots of selections and the drinks were free flowing throughout. The service was excellent and the price is worth it. Thank you very much.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Celebrated 30th wedding anniversary went for the Sunday Brunch. Great atmosphere and food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a great time for Easter Brunch. The food selection was plenty and the service was great. The only negative thing to say was our table for 2 was in a high traffic , crowded, busy area of the restaurant. Restaurant Staff and patrons constantly walking by our table. They should remove this table.
Great place to dine for a special occasion. Staff was very professional and friendly. Highly recommend the Sunday Brunch.
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

They put a two hour time limit on our table but only gave us 1:30 hrs to dine, dropped off the check after an hour and tried to kick us out of the table before the 2 hour time limit ( that wasn’t mentioned until we arrived for our reservation,which we had to wait half hour for). Loved the view, the host was kind and polite, the server was kind but paying $70 per person for brunch and not being able to enjoy our meal with out being pushed out ruined the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed Easter Brunch at Humphrey's. The champagne was flowing, the food was delicious, the view of the marina mesmerizing, and the service (from Jackie) was attentive. The selection of food items was extensive. We had a great time!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a great time at the Sunday Jazz brunch for my husbands birthday. Great service, ( thank you lori) fabulous food and a of course great jazz.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fabulous brunch! Huge selection of delicious food, beautiful view. The comfy, upholstered arm chairs invite you to linger and enjoy the buffet and the view.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food, service, etc. Beautiful view of marina and Point Loma. Very quiet at lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great setting, excellent service - but the breakfast was just OK. Chiliquiles were a disappointment. No gluten-free breads. Lots of places offer better breakfasts. Try Snooze, Breakfast Republic, the Fig Tree

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great but the $50 is a little overpriced. The restaurant is beautiful but it was very loud when we were there

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great for Sunday brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I enjoyed my time , this my 3rd time being here the atmosphere was incredible Love it . RB

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Humphreys earlier this week for my birthday. I had the Chilean sea bass and he had the scallops. Both were perfectly prepared and not overcooked. Our server, Gweedo, was attentive, even though the restaurant was busy. Beautiful setting, perfect dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Ambiance is great. Food was well worth it.
Took our daughter for her 16th birthday. We really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

beautiful views of the= bay. good for large groups

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

One of the best buffet brunch es

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing as usual, excellent service and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice Location, good food. We arrived early and enjoyed some live music in the adjoining bar.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Romantic, but yet perfect for any occasion!

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3.0Dined on February 11, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 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).

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5.0Dined on February 2, 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

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5.0Dined on February 1, 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

good food and good service. We had a good time.
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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 21, 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.

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