Island Prime

4.8
6121 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year! Island Prime is serving outside on the Harbor Float and will only be serving a fixed 3-course menu at $79.95 per person. All reservations have a 2-hour time limit and outdoor reservations will have no weather backup. Thank you for celebrating with us!

What 6121 people are saying
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Zee233
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

With the prixe fixed menu, prices were a lot higher than in the past. Still great quality food but a little less options.

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JaimeM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

View of the Harbor and skyline was magnificent and worth the trip. Food was delicious but due to the timing (‘restaurant week’), there was a limited price fixe menu. Nevertheless, the filet was cooked perfectly and the sea bass tender with crispy skin. The most amazing aspect of the dinner was our waitress who somehow ordered a special salmon and rice dish from another kitchen just to satisfy my extremely picky grandson!!!

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CAPTC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet mignon was superb, tender and tasty, perfectly cooked. Service was excellent. Great views of the bay from most tables in the dining room.

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vipMaagro
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Very attentive. Food was very good

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vipJosh
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Went for San Diego Restaurant Week and enjoyed their set menu as much as we typically enjoy their regular menu. Server was extremely friendly, even brought our 8 year old daughter her own soup and dessert, even though she hadn't ordered a meal of her own (she was sharing with her older sister). Will always recommend Island Prime to friends and family!

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NonnaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the view was awsome, stunning, the service was high

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vipMarikaC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Scotty our server was great food delicious the ability to get the wheelchair to the table needs work as C Level was packed and to have to go thru the bar was less than desirable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not special in any way, just the most average version of whatever the dish is. The food was “not bad”. I typically stay away from “not bad” ratings and look for amazing.
The steak was extremely forgettable . The service was fine as well as the The atmosphere.

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KodiH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They got our reservation wrong and we had hair in our food. Disgusting!

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RichardP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of friends and relatives had both steaks and seafood and various appetizers, all very special and all well received.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The espresso martini was amazing
The waygu duck fat Japanese whiskey was amazing!!!!

Ishmael our server was amazing and funny as well!!!

The only feedback to make it better when the oyster guy comes out and presents the oysters please identify which oysters are what:)

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Robyn619
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Would definitely come back.

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VickyZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was overpriced for all the fat in it. The swordfish was very dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
El Paso
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, great service combined with a beautiful view of the bay

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for the first time for my birthday and boy was I glad I did!! The views were breathtaking, food exquisite and staff was incredible! Well worth it!!

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AngelicaFG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, & nice view! Will return for special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Island Prime has lost a step since returning from the pandemic. This used to be our all-time favorite place to dine, but after this evening, we probably won’t be returning. The food just isn’t as good as it once was.

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! We were able to take our time and enjoy this once in a lifetime meal to celebrate my daughters graduation from high school. He was very attentive and personable. It was an amazing experience

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JamesP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The quality of the food was poor, as was the preparation.

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TiyaV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is everything. The food was great! Drink were great as well.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was fantastic! It was the perfect place to enjoy my last night of my bachelorette weekend in California. If I'm ever in the area I will definitely be back. The view was also a huge bonus to add to the wonderful ambiance of the restaurant.

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Sharee18
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent date night place. The ambiance was very nice. If it weren’t for the noise level I would oils have given 5 stars. Beautiful views of the SD sky line and the food was phenomenal. I tried a drink called the Desi Arnaz and it’s one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. My overall visit was amazing and I will be back. Well done Island Prime.

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vipNikkiS
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! The service was great & very personable when my order was not cooked well. I would def go back

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LauraD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at a great table with corner window views on the water. Our waiter was very insightful and gave great recommendations. We will definitely be back!

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vipamyv
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Excellent wait staff. Beautiful view.

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djkj
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Scotty was excellent and the food was fantastic! This is our special occasion restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waitress Courtney, great service, beautiful atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Had an awesome time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, beautiful views and the meal was exceptional.

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DustenT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there and they made the evening very special for us! The food and ambiance was amazing. Definitely recommend it for anyone looking to celebrate any event or even a nice dinner out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, staff and food were amazing!

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

First time here for 2 out of our party of 4. I did not enjoy it. My filet mignon had no flavor. My dad had the same and his didn’t either.I surf and turfed my meal with prawns and those were delicious. The carne mixed onions on my steak helped add a bit of flavor. The other 2 at the table had prime rib with no complaints. I love good food, and am willing to spend money on good food but this was not worth it at all. Sides were okay. Asparagus, mashed potato’s, and mushrooms. Those were better than the filet mignons. Bathrooms were also disgusting. Looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in a month.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband & I went to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. They greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" as we checked in and we were seated at our table. We were early for our reservation but they let us know we could have a drink at their bar or could go next door to Coasterra as well. Very friendly and helpful. Our dinner was outstanding as well! Will definitely go back! Thank you for the memorable dinner!

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Romantic
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Beautiful views of San Diego

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GabrielleL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Prime was everything plus some! It was simply amazing. We went to celebrate a 29th birthday and the food, service and atmosphere was more than we could ask for. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating to our group. They allowed us to push our reservation to a later time and we did not feel rushed at all to finish (we were the last table in the restaurant). Even after our dinner our waiter Scottie took us to the patio to take group photos with the night skyline. The food was cooked to perfection and the wait staff had amazing recommendations on what to get, all 7 of our group got something different to try and it did not disappoint! This was the most perfect place to end our San Diego trip for the weekend.

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JeffA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! And service was perfect couldn’t have asked for more. Plus we had a beautiful view of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Seth was terrific! Loved our anniversary celebration with family! Thank you!

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vipKathalynnB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are fantastic. Great views. Friendly service.

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our for our 10th anniversary and it was amazing. Everything was great! I absolutely would recommend and we will return our next San Diego getaway.

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vipMrsR
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food and drinks were excellent and the view from our table was incredible. The service was sub-par -- very slow and inexperienced. We had a few snafoos (cold popovers, food taken before we were finished) that were quickly corrected by our waitress and the manager.

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Island Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 6121 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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