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Island Prime

4.7
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5693 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5693 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GreatFood
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, food, and service. COVID precautions followed without taking anything away from the dining experience.

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ThenaT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steaks were excellent. One person ordered ahi tuna and wasn’t 100% pleased. Otherwise everything was perfect.

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dennism
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and wonderful service and food. A++

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had Enrique for our service. The best ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pop-up restaurant! Amazing views

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vipSophiaR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect 30th birthday date! The views, the food, the service! It was amazing 🥰, we definitely will be back!

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KarenW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of Covid19 the venue was moved to the outside barge with the chef cooking the delicious ribeye steaks on the grill. I think they should consider making this a permanent venue on the water with the warm salt sea breeze!

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inmyfootsteps
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overpriced for what you get. Subpar service, mediocre food, reduced menu. $200 for dinner for 2 could be better spent elsewhere

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Dangelo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. I proposed and they did eveything to make it petfect.

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Daniel
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late (larger party) and they still accommodated us for dinner. Made my birthday a truly special event to remember. Thank you to the friendly servers and kitchen staff. Will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, service was exceptional and food and drinks was delicious.

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jmwilson
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, & even better views than inside. If you love delicious food go to Island Prime’s POP Up.

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NikyaS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this venue, first off it's Gorgeous!! Nice ambiance and service is top-notch. It was my boos birthday so it was a nice intimate dinner. Highly recommended especially for social distancing.

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KarinaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. The staff is doing a great job! I am thankful they are accommodating under the circumstances. Great work.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really smoky from the kitchen that’s on the barge too!

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vipmobla
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at there pop- up restaurant on the floating platform. It was quite beautiful. Service was outstanding. and the food was better than ever, as the filets were cooked right there on the outdoor grill. Much enjoyed by all. We all smelled like we had been at a bonfire, but it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been taking my Wife here for the 5 years...This Restaurant...Food...the View and staff are AMAZING
IF you haven't experienced Island Prime...I suggest that you really need to go
Thank You Island Prime

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vipdarnold
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Island Prime pop up on the barge next to Coasterra is a great concept. The food is amazing as always and the service is top notch. The fact that you can sit outside while enjoying such a wonderful meal makes it all better. I hope once things go back to normal this option will still be available, even if it is only a couple of times a month.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointing. Instead of nice candlelit tables they have harsh lights shining right on the tables. Service was really slow and we had to repeatedly ask for things. My entree was not even remotely like described (the only vegetarian dish cones batter fried like something from lLong John Silvers. Weird.) The Caesar Salad was awesome as were the popovers, but they were out of several things we tried to order. It was all just so-so.

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StuartA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great new outdoor venue! outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice meal! They made a beautiful outdoor dining space on the water....the view was spectacular! The seafood & steak was so fresh & cooked perfectly! Wonderful dinner & service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Kyle was amazing. The food was excellent and the ambience for their pop up restaurant on the water was setup perfectly! Great date night experience!

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vipSteveH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience!
We had dinner And 3 bottles of wine on the barge and it was perfect🍷❤️
Scallops were cooked perfect, lamb chops grilled to perfection..... mushrooms and asparagus sides and or course dessert to end the night.
Thank you Courtney for taking care of us😊
We are looking forward to our next dinner here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service
Great food and presentation
Great alternative for outdoor eating at the barge

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner.
On a scale of 10, everything was a 10 except by Lamb. Too much fat.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The steaks are always delicious but I thought the sides were a little lacking this time around. The mashed potatoes were bland and the asparagus still had the woody ends on it making some bites inedible. The new outdoor dining was a lot of fun though and the service is always good.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our anniversary dinner at Island Prime. The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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vipcobracat
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Covid-19, this was our first venture to a restaurant in four months. It could not have gone better. The tables were socially distanced, the staff were masked, they thoroughly cleaned each table as it became vacant, and the food and service were outstanding. This pop-up setting at Coasterra's outdoor patio worked perfectly. The view of downtown was superb, and a light breeze was present throughout our meal. Our birthday dinner was a huge success!

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mikeh
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot beat C Level for ambiance, views and overall value. One of the best view locations in San Diego along with being on the water. The food and service are always consistent and excellent. This is the place for a true San Diego waterfront dining experience at reasonable prices.

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Great
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! awesome Waiter Seth. great venue. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipTelsaGUY92101
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience on the BARGE! So cool. Happy to support you guys... always such a positive dining experience. FIRST RATE... 5 STARS!!!!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing job!!! Great Covid19 adaptation
We had an amazing time at the pop up restaurant
Food was fantastic
Wait staff was awesome bravo

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vipMelgal73
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences we have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy is our favorite server ever! He really makes dining at island prime a different experience!

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vipCeciliaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended their new pop up restaurant, outside and overlooking the bay. It was their first day of the pop up. Social distancing was perfect. Totally pulled it off, we will definitely return.

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RoseC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazzzzzzing!!! Chef Deborah is awesome! We celebrated my mother's birthday at the restaurant and food and service exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Messed up on our drinks, but we got them good after we told our waitress.

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vipAustinM
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Due to California's recent COVID restrictions, our reservation at Island Prime was converted to C-level (essentially Island Prime's Patio). C-level is wonderful and a place to try in San Diego, so is Island Prime from our previous experiences.

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Trig
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Manager was able to accommodate a table change for a better view upon request. Seth, our server, was kind. Food was delicious.

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Sanpat
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Prime doesn’t disappoint even during the pandemic! The host was friendly and our table was ready when we arrived. We were seated by the window looking over the water to Coronado. Our waitress was excellent throughout the dinner service and the food was prepared as ordered with generous portions

This was my first dining in experience since the Pandemic started and I was a bit apprehensive about how CDC guidelines would be met. I needn’t have worried as Island Prime exceeded expectations.

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