Island Prime

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4946 reviews
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Chef Deborah Scott's Island Prime highlights her innovative and eclectic style, which will only be enhanced by the spectacular panoramic view and attentive Southern hospitality. Overlooking beautiful San Diego harbor.

C-Level, our bistro style restaurant, is open for lunch daily beginning at 11:30am and stays open through dinner. C-Level offers a beautiful outdoor, heated patio overlooking the San Diego skyline.

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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day at Island Prime. We will be open from 1:00-9:00 and accepting reservations for Inside Dining Only, at Island Prime. We will be offering a wonderful 3-course dinner for $49.95 to celebrate your "World's Greatest Dad!".

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Josh was the absolute best! It was a perfect dinner for our sweet 16 birthday party

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AG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service makes the difference and the staff was outstanding!!!!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bday and anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Came during prime time. Drinks were weak and short. Service was not attentive, we were drinkers ready for refills waiting 20 mins for a second round in front of the manager. Overall bland experience for Mastro’s level prices.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional view and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere

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LW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent......................................!!!!!!!!!

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband, 2 friends and I had dinner here last Tuesday night. The fancy martinis were really good. The food was perfectly cooked with a very nice presentation. The best part of the evening was when fireworks went off across the water. The view from our table was spectacular! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food with a fabulous view on the water.

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S
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Made the reservation for wife’s 74th birthday and checked in and reaffirmed wife’s birthday. The hostess that seated us inquired if it was a special occasion and the wife responded yes it’s my birthday. At the conclusion of the meal no cupcake or any recognition of a birthday. Very disappointed. Service was good, food was ok,value was good, but all overshadowed by lack of making it a special occasion.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and the view was GORGEOUS!! 10/10 recommend this restaurant.

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J
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From scheduling the reservation, to when we left the overall experience was beyond amazing! This is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday with your closest friends and receive the absolute best service! Our waiter Josh was incredibly helpful when it came to ordering and did not fail us when suggesting the mac & cheese. We will definitely be adding this to our list of favorite restaurants!

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, views and food were awesome! Love the view of the San Diego skyline and the great entree choices. Will definitely come back again.

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M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first time here. Valet parking was quick and easy. The hostesses at the front were overwhelmed but it was during busy dinnertime. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating but used plates and glasses should be cleared (especially before more items arrive) without having to ask them to do it. Great food and cocktails. The view was beautiful.

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ED
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, service was outstanding, and dinner was excellent!

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s
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome like always!!!

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f
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We are from Canada and were visiting family in San Diego. We ordered the Tomahawk Steak and the Seafood Platter 4-5 plus some side dishes. It was enough for 5 people. The food was good overall but it was nothing special for the price we paid. For the same price we have had more special ones in other places. The service was good. We sat next to a table with a big group so it was too noisy to have a good conversation without raising the voice. I also think the girls at the reception could have been friendlier. The view was definitely spectacular.

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Wasn’t happy with the mandatory valet service and the 4% surcharge on service. These should be “complimentary” at these prices even if they’re rolled into food prices. They should have more self parking. I don’t like giving my car to valet.

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FC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service, amazing view
Definitely will be back

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LS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends are from Chicago, they have visited me for the weekend. I decided to invite them to my husband and I favorite Island Prime. We like this restaurant for a beautiful view of the ocean, very comfortable and friendly atmosphere and a great meal. My friends were so happy to have dinner at the Island Prime, they were satisfied with everything that I like about this place. After dinner, they took the time to make a lot of pictures inside the restaurant and outside to share them with their friends in Chicago.

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D
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expensive. Ahi stack is wonderful. Filet steak was tasteless. Server was very good. Noisy. 4% surcharge is the wrong way to do it....increase food prices. Website gives wrong price for parking...it is higher than advertised.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and the food was delicious. Was seated within 5 minutes of arriving and constantly checked on before and after the meal arrived. A great date night or celebratory dining establishment.

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SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Disappointed in food this visit. Not much flavor. Waited long time to be served, to get our drinks and our food. Not the same experience we had back in April. Also when making reservation, mentioned it was to celebrate a wedding anniversary and not one word was brought up about this. The April birthday was much better and very attentive staff. Wont go back for awhile.

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Tasty food. Postcard views. Top Notch.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location! food are on point and staff are professional.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It is confusing that there are apparently two restaurants right next to each other that are owned by the same owner but serve different quality food. On Mother's day food was from the cheapo place menu and they were hiding this little fact very well. Make sure you eat at the right place.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m sure Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for the staff, but you would never know it. Our servers were amazing and did an excellent job. The food was unbelievably great!! Highly recommend!!!

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DC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and atmosphere was superb! I took my mom for mother day .

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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JR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food, views and service. Would definitely go again.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience, Food was very tasty and the service was good also.

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o
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was superb. We wanted to share what we ordered and were not made to feel like we were doing something wrong. We shared a steak, a beet salad and a huge baked potato. We couldn't even finish that. Service was excellent. We had a window table and made to feel very special.

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B
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorites!! We celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful!! The wine selection, excellent...the food, OUTSTANDING! Our waitress was a mind reader too!!

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SO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was disappointingly slow, often wondered where our server was, side dishes were cold in the middle (baked potato, scalloped potatoes). Entrees took a long time to come out. We sat down at 7:15 and did not leave until 10:00. For the price of the food, we expected much more in terms of quality and service.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All aspects of meal were outstanding! Great experience, great food, great views! Definitely will come back.

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B
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and great flavor. The views were spectacular and beautiful! Had the scallops, which were done just perfect. Took my hubby for his birthday. Highly recommend this restaurant. Can’t wait to visit San Diego again!

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ND
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jade, was exceptional! Her attention and pleasant personality made our dinner outstanding.
She split our plates so we could each enjoy a little taste of the other. Since we were celebrating a birthday, she took a photo and delivered a nice treat to our table for the birthday boy! We never felt rushed.
The food was delicious and we made a note to ourselves to be sure to return very soon!

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L
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We have dined here many times. This was the only time it did not rank outstanding. We requested a window seat and were offered a non view seat. This was a special occasion, 80th birthday, with reservations made weeks ahead of time. Only upon a lot of conversation with the manager on duty, did we finally receive a window seat. It appears that a walk in has priority over reservations. BAD POLICY. The waiter was also below the standard we have come to expect at Island Prime.

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Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food in general tasted good. However, soup and baked potato was only lukewarm. I expect hot food especially given the price point at this restaurant .

The service was just OK. We don’ t Drink a lot I felt because we weren’t into wine , we were not visited by the waiter very often.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food was phenomenal

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