Island Prime

4.7
5897 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay, Island Prime overlooks the city skyline and Coronado.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5897 people are saying
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Jordan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband stated it was the best meal he had ever eaten. The rib eye was delicious and cooked perfectly! Ambiance and service were wonderful. Hope the are allowed to reopen soon.

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Platinum
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention from everyone,right from check-in, was impeccable. Kerry’s service was awesome and all the rest of the staff efficient and friendly. Thanks for a superb evening.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a sunset dinner overlooking the water.

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vipDieselboy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place just amazing food and service and view to make everyone feel special! Just a night out is a special occasion! Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. Waitress was nice and courteous.

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YadiraA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The view was absolutely stunning. Will be returning.

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HillaryA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, city lights, and ambiance. Wonderful service. We were able to get in on the last night of dining outdoors and we were grateful. Wishing all of the workers a happy Holiday and pray for their safety and livelihoods.

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Delicious
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best restaurant we’ve tried in the San Diego area. It was our anniversary and they came to the table, said happy anniversary and bought out delicious (free) dessert. The service and ambiance was really impeccable and the food was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner

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JohnnyH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enrique was awesome. I'll tell my best friend Bill Gates to come visit this place the next time I hang out with him

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vipRosemary
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We wanted to love this place but left feeling very disappointed. Server did not seem happy to be there/we felt bad asking for anything because of the vibe we were getting from her. The famous popovers had run out, when we asked the employee, he said they only planned to have 50 guests that night... poor planning. The mac and cheese was so disgusting, we even saw another table had sent it back. Walked out with a $225 bill and felt it was not worth it. Kind of was a damper on a birthday dinner to an otherwise perfect day.

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JimS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It seems the art of waiting table is being lost. Our waiter seemed to have a lack of personality & knowledge of the food being served. Any information provided was almost pride out of him. When one is spending over $100 a head for a special occasion, there is a higher expectation of service. The setting was absolutely, incredibly beautiful.

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HeatherK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food as always!

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vipTomF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience. We always request Courtney as our server as she is always a pleasure. The food was good, ambiance and view amazing and the staff is always professional and friendly.

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LiliaA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I wasn’t disappointed with the view but unfortunately I was with the food. My son asked for a steak medium well & it was as if he asked for well done. The appetizer stayed roasted garlic but we couldn’t find the garlic & my risotto scallops should of been named risotto instead of seared scallops because it’s only served with three scallops. We filled up with bread because all of our entrees were not enough for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date was with my beautiful wife of 18 years. We love the ambiance of the floating dining area but mostly love the food. Rib-eye was amazing.

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KDog
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

After getting the lobster I came down with food positioning which for how expensive it was is completely ridiculous. Other than that, everything else was great.

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JesusL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Exactly how I pictured it met my request for my Anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Steak was poor

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MarjorieW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely loved this “pop up” restaurant. The view and ambiance was amazing, I mean who could argue when you are right on the water with downtown SD as your view?!? Food was amazing and the service was great!

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vipJoeF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a limited menu, atmosphere, waiter-(Enrique), food was excellent

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Mina
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thanksgiving menu was such a good deal and the food was absolutely amazing along with the gorgeous view! It was so peaceful and a wonderful experience.

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Micaela
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Overall it was blah. Ate there on Thanksgiving, my food was mediocre, my children enjoyed their steaks. Not worth the amount I paid. Ambience was nice. No heaters for outside dining. My daughter had a piece of plastic in her salad that the waiter barely acknowledged, disappointing. Expected better, likely won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner with the Family

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Server took forever to even come to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving as we have done in the past. They did a great job of creating a wonderful outdoor setting because of Covid restrictions. It was all downhill from there. Our server was missing for the entire meal. We asked several times for water refill, bread, the status of our drink order, etc. Other servers would help us out. The meal was a prix fixed menu with a few choices at each course. The food tasted ok but took way too long to be served. Unfortunately we won’t be returning as there are so many other restaurants to choose from.

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EveB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a tasty dinner surrounded by my two of my children. The ambiance was great and the views are spectacular.

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MiaH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views were amazing just like the food and service. We had an amazing time.

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CC92120
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That meal could not have been better, absolutely made Thanksgiving. Sat right on the water, socially distance from everyone, outdoors. both of us had the free-range chicken Thanksgiving dinner with mushroom stuffing that must have been cooked in the bird It was perfect. Mashed potatoes green beans, and a orange cranberry relish. had a couple of desserts the pumpkin pie was very good but the New York apple crumble cheesecake was worth selling your soul for even after being full. had to go for an hour-long walk before getting in my car so as not to immediately need a nap upon getting home. Well worth it would do it again for Thanksgiving dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall experience is great. I believe the price is a bit more expensive. But what turns me off is the 4% extra service charge. For the price charge the 4% extra service charge gives me 2nd thoughts of coming back.

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MelindaS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an outstanding job especially with Covid restrictions!

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vipTruffel
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Pop-Up version on the barge at Coastera, this time the fog came in slowly so made for a unique transition from beautiful city lights reflecting on the water to total darkness ! As always the food was delicious and prepared perfectly. Steak, lobster and the Caesar salad.

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KristenF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space behind Coasterra is where Island Prime is set up. You have a gorgeous view of the San Diego skyline. The food was excellent, as you would expect from Island Prime. The service was outstanding. They have sufficient heating to keep it pleasant since you are out in the open. It was a great evening, highly recommend!

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Maryann
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Island Prime does a good job working with the current dining restrictions. The barge where their dining is held is adequate for dining with a great view of the city. Service was very attentive and food was very good. Ambiance is limited but understood.

We look forward to dining again when the world is not out of its mind and our society can hopefully return to our new normal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon was GREAT. They did their best to make us feel special on our anniversary. Definitely recommend.

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DeborahE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Board meeting and it was great. The food and service were amazing. The outdoor setup was perfect. I like sitting outside rather than inside because what’s better than the views of the San Diego skyline?

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ErickD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date atmosphere. Heating lamps were a little too warm though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT. Love love love. Our server was Jeremy & he was the nicest amazing server i’ve ever had

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RonR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner. The views are amazing. Food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and the ambience was really nice. We had a great view of the city over the water.

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Island Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 5897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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