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Island Prime & C Level

Island Prime & C Level

Seafood Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Steakhouse · Midway District
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay, overlooking the city skyline, there's nowhere better place to enjoy the quintessential San Diego dining experience!


Based on 280 votes

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    Taryn A.
    "The lobster mac n cheese is well worth the $30."(10 Tips)
    "great view of the San Diego skyline!"(3 Tips)
    Brian T.
    "Come for the view (amazing) and enjoy the food (delicious)."(28 Tips)
    Dawn S.
    "Lobster truffle mac & cheese is AWESOME, super rich though!"(2 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • lobster
  • san diego skyline
  • happy hour
  • romantic
  • outdoor seating
  • cocktails
  • sangria
  • sea bass
  • scallops
  • healthy food
  • martinis
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • mud pie
  • wine
  • sandwiches
  • good for a late night
  • cozy
  • fancy
  • Julia E.

    Good food. Cozy place.

    Julia Estrebor · August 14
  • AbdulAziz A.

    If you go to this place you have to order: Mac' n Cheese. Off boy! 😍😍

    AbdulAziz Ahmed · August 3
  • Beach Vacations F.

    C Level was jammed so went inside for a great dinner at Island Prime. Even talked to Deborah Scott, Executive Chef for Cohn Restaurant Group. We had the best scallops and sea bass dish ever. Read more

  • Amanda S.

    Beautiful views!

    Amanda Sabako · July 4
  • Erik D.

    Best views ever. Get a patio seat.

    Erik Dickman · June 17
  • jorge i.

    The mac&cheese!!!

    jorge ibarra · June 8
  • Brittany P.

    Filet minion was amazing. Got a delicious flan in honor of being graduates. Amazing service, very friendly waiter.

  • Beach Vacations F.

    With the great view of downtown San Diego and the bay, combined with awesome food and atmosphere make C-Level is one of my favorite restaurants especially on a nice afternoon. Read more

  • Sasha T.

    Everything was just perfect! Except 2-hour waiting for the table. Picture: the best tuna in my life. Want to taste it again.

    Sasha Tkachenko · March 19
  • Vicky P.

    beautiful spot to eat! Everything we got was delicious! Shared the brie, mac and cheese, and steak salad with my husband and we were stuffed! I want to go back for lunch of happy hour next time.

    Vicky Phersayaphai · March 18
  • Perlititita C.

    Great place to eat lobster!

  • curdriceaurora _.

    They were very accommodating. Got me vegetarian dishes that were not on the menu.

    curdriceaurora _ · February 7
  • curdriceaurora _.

    Best view of the downtown skyline.

    curdriceaurora _ · February 7
  • sOseeta _.

    🍝 I had the best "Lobster Pasta" in my life..

    sOseeta _sh · December 28, 2014
  • Neha D.

    Beautiful view... Amazing food!! Totally worth trying....

    Neha Dubey · November 7, 2014
  • Brett D.

    Good food, great view.

    Brett Dahlenburg · November 6, 2014
  • Sydney L.

    The baked Brie at c level is a must

    Sydney Lampe · October 24, 2014
  • Sean M.

    The food here is amazing and the view is one of the best in the city. This place is a must for dinner if you are staying near downtown San Diego.

    Sean Miller · September 24, 2014
  • Jacque K.

    #Biggest. King Crab I have ever had. Loved it

    Jacque Kernaghan · August 22, 2014
  • Tyler T.

    Mud Pie was to die for..!!

    Tyler Tremelling · August 16, 2014
  • Berk K.

    Restaurant is right by the sea and the views of San Diego are amazing. In the summer, sit outside. Lobster mac'n cheese is popular, but it's too heavy.

    Berk Kapicioglu · August 1, 2014
  • Overload Skateshop w.

    Drink shots at the bar then take a taxi to North Park and buy some Jordan's at Overload

  • Jose B.

    Have the Lobster bisque

    Jose Breaux · July 15, 2014
  • Chris L.

    Order the fish tacos. Best you'll find not out of a truck!

    Chris Lucas · May 13, 2014
  • Lynn P.

    Get the seafood tower! The scallops were just ok - the risotto cake that came with it was too crispy and overcooked. Get the brussel sprouts and I dare you to eat just one of the popover rolls.

    Lynn Pina · February 8, 2014
  • Tina S.

    We are enjoying a Wonderful Dining Experience. I suggest Dinning at the C Level Lounge. The Patio is Awesome as well. HAPPY DINING EVER ONE! ;)

    Tina Schuh Lodge · January 24, 2014
  • Elyse E.

    Healthy fire skirt steak is so good I can't eat anything else. And it's huge so you can take half home for later. Lobster bisque is also to die for (according to my parents who love lobster bisque)

    Elyse Estrada · December 27, 2013
  • Pooja

    Lettuce wrap was good. Portions seem huge for one person. Views are excellent!

    Pooja · December 25, 2013
  • Jazmen M.

    The view is beautiful and would recommend coming here for drinks but not the food. The food tasted mediocre. Definitely needs work. Thankfully the service is up to par w/the view.

    Jazmen Marie Noelani · December 6, 2013
  • Angie S.

    The oyster Rockafella is the best a must have!!

    Angie Sward · October 29, 2013
  • Arturo N.

    Outside tables for a great view of San Diego skyline. Try the Tuna Melt.

    Arturo Nunez · October 10, 2013
  • DanHy D.

    Love the seared ahi and the trio-creme brulee dessert.

    DanHy Do · October 4, 2013
  • Gloria D.

    Lobster Mac & Cheese is the bomb! Best time to go, in the evening as the San Diego skyline is beautiful from the patio.

    Gloria D'Amico · September 22, 2013
  • Markus H.

    I really don't even remember what I had to eat or if it was good - it was all about the view! The food did not "wow" me enough to be memorable, but my Stella was superb ;)

    Markus Hill · September 17, 2013
  • Tawmis L.

    Even though its a sea food place, their pulled pork is so freaking delicious! So if you have been dragged here (or somehow ended up here) and you're not a sea food fan, this is an awesome alternative!

    Tawmis Logue · September 1, 2013
  • Michele

    Lobster Mac n cheese is divine.$5 happy hour drinks (try the scallywag or the sangria) with Kemo sabe's but crusted Brie.

    Michele · July 19, 2013
  • Brian T.

    Come for the view (amazing) and enjoy the food (delicious). Such a winning situation.

    Brian Torpey · July 8, 2013
  • Christopher D.

    If you can, get a seat in the patio right by the glass barrier in front of the bay. The view is amazing. The Day Boat Scallops are superb. The black and white sesame salmon is fantastic.

    Christopher Dietrich · June 29, 2013
  • Jerry K.

    Lobster Mac'n cheese is good

    Jerry Karapetyan · June 16, 2013
  • Urbano P.

    Lobster bisque... To die for.

    Urbano Pelicon · June 9, 2013
  • Cherster S.

    For sangria drinkers, very good sangria for sure

    Cherster Santos · May 21, 2013
  • Debbie B.

    Be sure to try the lobster trio app. Delish!

    Debbie Brewer · April 8, 2013
  • Abbie W.

    San Diego Magazine: Restaurants: Best view

    Abbie W · March 16, 2013
  • Tony B.

    Dylan's Steel Band is back!

    Tony Beecher · March 2, 2013
  • Janette G.

    Everything is phenomenal. I you are worried about price, come during restaurant week. Usually $40 a person.

    Janette Gomez · December 25, 2012
  • John M.

    Best steak in San Diego

    John Monteagudo · December 25, 2012
  • Sharon F.

    The Brie appetizer is amazing and the sangria is great!

    Sharon Farmer · December 8, 2012
  • Willis Allen Real Estate

    Beautiful water-front atmosphere and great food! -Judy Chayka | Our Point Loma Branch Manager

    Willis Allen Real Estate · November 2, 2012
  • Taryn A.

    The lobster mac n cheese is well worth the $30. Especially with the view of the harbor and downtown. Perfect 4th of July spot!

    Taryn Alexapolis · October 24, 2012
  • Lisa L.

    Amazing views! Choose C-Level for more casual dining. Won-ton appetizer is delicious.

    Lisa Liguori · July 11, 2012

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