Humphreys SoCal Dining and Music

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Everyday Humphrey's forges the connection between San Diego culture and authentic Southern California cuisine. Executive Chef Jason Gethin is renowned for pioneering fresh, modern SoCal dining through globally inspired flavors, locally sourced ingredients and crisp seasonal produce.

Join us on Shelter Island to enjoy these tried and true recipes in front of breathtaking waterfront views.




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KG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt.Food was great ,service was spectacular, staff was very informative and delightful.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night out celebrating our birthdays. We had the Salmon over charred corn and The Macadamia nut crusted Halibut. They were both excellent!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th Birthday!!

G
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with Gordon Goodwin Phat Band. Our dinner was also outstanding.

r
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sunday Champagne Brunch. Nice selection of food. The lemon-raspberry tart is to die for!

S
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Though one order came out late and prepared a little different from what we expected, management made a sincere effort to rectify the situation to our satisfaction. Will definitely return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Will have to try it out again at lunch time. We went on a Sunday night and the dining room was almost empty. Staff seemed disorganized and not ready to do business. Salad was very lightly dressed and even watery. Main course of Salmon was excellent.

I was impressed by the diversity in the menu and wine list.

L
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous. There was a show going on in the lounge and we could hear a bit of it. It was nice. Our service was wonderful and our meal was superb.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, it was a wonderful experience at Humphrey's. From the beautiful dining adjacent to the water to the exquisite brunch spread, truely something I would recommend. Our server Laura was excellent. Attentive and warm throughout our stay. The only blemish on our afternoon was the fact that we were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday and had requested a table with a view. I understand these are simply requests, but it would be greatly appreciated if they would be acknowledged at check in even if they are unable to be met. As for the birthday, a simple 'Happy Birthday!' would have sufficed. All in all, a pleasant afternoon. Thank you.

CE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Beautiful views. Good food. But I felt like I should be in Las Vegas. Decor was a visual overload, average service. I was expecting more based on other reviews.

R
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding brunch! Fresh seafood, omelets made to order, two carving stations and a full dessert table plus lots more. Bottomless champagne and mimosas too.

CS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Humphreys, both dining and music. We look forward to returning.

p
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was okay, but at this price point, there are IMO several better options.

l
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Menu - great choices! The ambiance was delightful as the sun set. Service was excellent. The corn chowder was great and so were the scallops!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to servers all was amazing. The food was delicious and the view of the boats was amazing.

PM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Humphrey's has one of the best brunches in San Diego. Great value for the money with many great food choices. You can't leave hungry. Great service with keeping your mimosa or other drinks topped off. Great view out the window as well. We went during a non holiday weekend Sunday and it was the same food as during a much more crowded holiday weekend.

CD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nah. Not worth the effort and expense. Waiting 10 minutes for someone to even acknowledge us arriving speaks volumes to the rest of the service. Just incredible the lack of training.

RB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I found the menu to be very limited. The selections weren’t what I expected. The Blue Wave in the Best Western hotel down the street offered much better choices.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very Nice view of the sunset! Perhaps a few more ‘healthy’ options of food selections?? Fewer cream sauces or fried items. Perhaps roasted vegetables and halibut fish presentations or a crisp seasonal green salad entrees with a protein selection etc.. Just a thought.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

First time here and came for Sunday brunch to celebrate the August birthdays in my family. If you want a nice view while dining, I suggest calling in advance and requesting a table in the center part of dining room area facing the water or by the windows facing the water, if it is available. Part of the dining area in the front faces the parking lot. Unfortunately, our table faced the parking lot and it was not the view I wanted for a pricey brunch. The hot meat entrees at brunch were good and the seafood is just okay.

DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday lunch on a Sunday. I looked at the menu online. When I arrived, I did not realize that it was brunch only. Even though the food was great, brunch is expensive & I don’t feel like I get my money’s worth because I can’t eat that much. If I knew it was brunch only, I would not have gone.
Should be able to have the option for brunch or regular menu.

GT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely view and service was excellent. Would go there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time experience for their Sunday Brunch. We were awe-struck at the dining area. Beautifully arranged. Our server was awesome! The food and the variety of food was perfect.
My only concern was when we checked in. We were about ten fifteen minutes early. The hostess checked our reservation and asked us to take a seat. We did just that thinking they for certain let us know when they were ready for us. However, we watched as four parties without reservations were seated prior to us. When we checked with the hostess she said that they had called our name and no one answered. I have unusual name and know for certain we were not called. Others also said they didn't hear our name. Also, no one checked with us to follow up. Considering the cost and ambiance of this experience I found that disappointing. I will go to another one and hopefully this won't happen again.

MF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were there around 12-1pm. The pies were pretty much gone and no fresh ones were brought out. The prime rib was pretty dry and not very appetizing. Not the best buffet for a $65 price.

LV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been here before and was really looking forward to it. My Little Gem Salad as a started was very bland and I got the butts of the romaine so I was bummed. Bone in New York was good, again needed more seasoning. Was really looking forward to the creme brûlée but they were OUT on a Saturday night so again, I was bummed. Still good though and most likely will eat there again.

A
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I am glad you have the option to dine away from the live music.

TS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, view, venue; food was delicious. Music was great!

H
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one local gems and I don’t think this restaurant and this part of San Diego is well known by tourists. Which is not a bad thing because it’s not crowded.
Anyway the food was really good. I ordered a Ahi Tuna sandwich (nothing fancy you would think) and this was the best Ahi I ever had. My wife liked her food too.
The view was great too and the service excellent! How much more do you want?

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend and we will be back.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very good, a special place. It was our 3rd visit that week, we’ll be back!

LC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend busing from out of town.

d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Humphrey's restaurant looked even more beautiful than I remember; the chairs in the dining room look brand new, and the bathrooms apparently were remodeled at some point. (I haven't been there for a while.) I had a guest in town and wanted someplace where we could talk and have a nice view. It was a week night so I thought we'd be able to get a table by the window and we did. Our server was outstanding, the food was good, and the wine was very good. Overall it was a very nice night.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visitors at Humphrey's, since it was our 45th anniversary we wanted it to be a special
place and it was. Great service from Robert our waiter for the evening, also the new chef with
offerings from the menu that were delightful. Clean and nicely decorated dining room.
Would plan on going back hopefully for number 46.

DN
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent

DM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Special Date Night! Perfect place to go for a nice dinner out for a date or special occasion. Great happy hour with live music in lounge and excellent band with dancing after dinner. Such a great experience. Free close up parking. Will definitely go back!

D
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant to enjoy an excellent meal. Nice scenery overlooking the marina.

RK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the 3 boys,14, 11 and 10 with us for my wife’s birthday. Great service, good atmosphere and outstanding food. What more can you ask for?

CH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sunday brunch was OK. Food wasn't any better than the 94th Aero Squadron, which is less expensive. Service and view were great.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Quite satisfied with the service, food and ambiance