Island Prime

4.8
6041 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 6041 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We were seated immediately even if we came 15 minutes early!!! Every one that served or cleaned our table were so personable and kind. And let’s not forget the fantastic food. We all enjoyed the appetizers (calamari and crab cake) and our entrees (chicken, scallops and filet trio) with pineapple upside down cake for dessert!!! 10/10

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GeorgeT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall great experience. A little slow, especially when re-ordering cocktails. Somewhat noisy but acceptable. Would return. Food great

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KevinR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location. Everyone was polite and friendly.

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Robert
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Prime was excellent. Everything we ordered was well prepared and service was great! Will definitely return for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and staff!

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MitarG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets, amazing place, service and food.

JB
JeannetteB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We were there to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from UC San Diego. The food was amazing, the view was amazing, and the service was beyond amazing! It was the perfect end to our celebratory weekend. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for and it was worth every penny!

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BruceD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location on the harbor and excellent food and service. Prices are high and table was directly in line with the door so headlights were in our face for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner- food was amazing! Service was awesome - big portions

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vipWXYZ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken to our table immediately upon arrival We had a table with a great view. Our server was excellent. The food was A #1. What a great evening! To top it al, they had our preferred rum, Malahat Spiced Rum, which we enjoyed on the rocks as a pre dinner drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience. Waitstaff was discreet but attentive. Only complaint: my Australian lamb was fatty and tough but had a wonderful flavor. All the other meals were excellent.

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Mickey
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a really good place. Just be careful, the hostess tried to tell us that our Open table reservation had been cancelled earlier in the day, but I showed her how the reservation still was in and actually showed "dinning", thus she said she would talk to a manager to see how to fit us in. Never got an apology.

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ClarenceW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overpriced for the quality of food. Server wasn’t the friendliest. Manager was very accommodating and the view was extremely nice.

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vipTimdogg
Tahoe
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dining experience! Food was incredible, service was superb and the views from the water to the city were so beautiful. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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31yrsblessed
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable view and delicious dinner!

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Gigantic mudslide was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing!

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DennisM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent
Had trio filst but the crab taste not very fresh

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vipRobert
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - 81 years old. Family party of seven. Seated on time, food and service was outstanding . We were at the table for over 3 hours, never rushed. The view is spectacular and the seating is not crowded. Excellent for a wonderful meal or a special occasion.

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GraceK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Whitney!

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vipRobertH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonder birthday dinner for my wife; our reservation was seated on time and the pace of the evening was perfect. We did not wait too long to be greeted once seated and the evening was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We made our reservation for 4 , 3 weeks prior and were seated in a booth by the kitchen with no view of the water or skyline, just the servers coming in and out of the kitchen . Food was over priced compared to two years earlier. 3 scallops in a sauce for $45. Anything extra, sides, were a la carte. The dinners in years past would come with rice or a vegetable included in the dinner price.

Due to COVID seating was socially distanced, yet all the years we’ve gone to Island Prime we have always had a view.

It will be a long time before we go again.

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KyleL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always on point. Knowledgeable staff and consistent every time we have been. Great view

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary here and it was overall a great experience.
Enrique was our server and he did a great job! I would definitely recommend this place!

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CreighL
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Island Prime several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. It is spendy but I would highly recommend it.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing. My friends and I went here for dinner before prom, our waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing.

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Sparty
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filets were excellent. Service was great. Bake potato was huge. Can’t beat sitting at the window overlooking the harbor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is absolutely delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic filet mignon and bernaise! Drinks and apps were good. Great service! Could use some minor decor updates but still really nice ambiance and great views.

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JohnS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For sentimental reasons my wife and I have been going here for our anniversary for many years. While we are often given nice tables, this year we got "the best seat in the house!" We got to watch the lights in Downtown come up and the boats go by in the harbor. Food was delicious. Now about that surcharge, it is a bit off-putting to pay premium prices for the meal and still get dinged extra for them to make a political statement about "the cost of doing business"

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SteveD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner was very good. Matt (Mgr) made sure that our needs were taken care of all evening!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The sewage pipe and corrugated plastic roofing partitions, part of their COVID response, severely limit the view and dramatically increase the noise. The plastic menus reminded me of Denny’s, and for a moment I thought about ordering the Grand Slam.

The food and service is still great but I do not want to dine in a plastic box. We won’t be back until the COVID over reaction is a thing of the past.

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530Thanks
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Island Prime. It is our "go-to" place for celebrating special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and when we want to wow our out of town guests.

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TomS61
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and seats with a beautiful view! Food was delicious! Highly recommended!

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vipJodyC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance

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vipfood1st
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent! The cheese board was as good as any and a bargain price. The Ahi and filet mignon trio were delicious, beautifully prepared and presented and the portions were more than one would expect.

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JeannieB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My husband and I had a 6:15pm reservation and showed up 25 minutes early. We were seated right away complete with requested window view. Enjoyed a cocktail, Caesar salad was the best we've ever had. I chose the scallops with a Devine cauliflower sauce with lemon and my husband had the filet mignon trio which was also outstanding. The wait for a single key lime pie was long, but it was yummy.

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vipperfect
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. We love the food and service here always top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice view, small portion and no sides.

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Island Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 6041 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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