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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
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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

9.2/10

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    Taryn A.
    "The lobster mac n cheese is well worth the $30."(10 Tips)
    Brian T.
    "Come for the view (amazing) and enjoy the food (delicious)."(32 Tips)
    Teepany
    "great view of the San Diego skyline!"(3 Tips)
    Elizabeth P.
    "Lobster club and lobster bisque... yummm"(5 Tips)
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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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

    Beach Vacations Firsthand · March 21, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Billy A.

    Best sellers are the burger, Skirts on Fire, fish and chips, lobster mac n cheese, Everything Ahi, fish tacos, filet, flat iron, salmon, sea bass, scallops, Desi Arnaz cocktail and sangria, ahi stack.

    Billy Anderson · October 29, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • TJ

    Try the Warm Spinach Salad With Blackened Shrimp - Perfect amount of dressing, eggs, Bacon, goat cheese, dried cranberries, carmelized onions...no tomatoes - thank you very much!

    TJ · April 23, 2012
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  • Teepany

    Come here for some Lobster Mac & Cheese and a great view of the San Diego skyline! Dogs are no longer allowed on the patio, so leave your four legged friends at home.

    Teepany · June 22, 2011
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Bloomingdale's

    Sitting on a Harbor Island patio at sunset, sipping an imaginative martini (the blackberry purée perhaps) and watching the downtown city lights flicker on across the bay. Give this C Level an A+.

    Bloomingdale's · August 12, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Anthony F.

    All Sentry Wine Vault clients receive free corkage when they bring their own wines for diner at Island Prime or C Level.

    Anthony Filippone · December 28, 2010
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  • Ece B.

    Such an awesome view! Steaks, plank salmon and gold potato gratin are tastyy. Also try blackberry margarita!!

    Ece Bolat · March 19
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Janette G.

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

    Janette Gomez · December 25, 2012
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  • Florencia D.

    The Brambleberry Martini is the best! Lobster mac n cheese is great but very rich! Good dish to split!

    Florencia DeRoussel · November 3, 2011
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  • Les K.

    Order the "debrahs skirts on fire salad" the "old fashioned" way. It's the only way to eat it. They decided to make a healthy version on the menu. Bad call.

    Les Kollegian · October 18, 2010
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  • Michelle A.

    Baby green salad with blackend shrimp, literally best salad I've had in my life!!! Must try!

    Michelle A · June 18, 2012
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  • Brian T.

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

    Brian Torpey · July 8, 2013
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  • Chelsie D.

    Amazing food and views!!! Try the truffle black and white mashed potatoes soooo amazing!!!

    Chelsie Doherty · August 30, 2011
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  • Chandra T.

    Diana is the best waitress ever! Ask for her. She knows all the hotspots in San Diego too!

    Chandra T · December 28, 2011
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  • 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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  • Jeff M.

    Food was good. Service was best I've ever had. Beautiful location on the water.

    Jeff Mellin · January 23
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  • Pooja

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

    Pooja · December 25, 2013
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  • Dawn S.

    Lobster truffle mac & cheese is AWESOME, super rich though! Def a dish to share!

    Dawn Sue-Dare · March 24, 2010
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  • Neha D.

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

    Neha Dubey · November 7, 2014
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  • Brittany P.

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

    Brittany Pinkerton · May 31, 2015
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  • San Diego's Bowl Games

    Best Skyline Views Ever...3:30 to 5:30 Monday to Friday. Delicious Drinks and Apps.

    San Diego's Bowl Games · December 29, 2010
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  • Cherster S.

    For sangria drinkers, very good sangria for sure

    Cherster Santos · May 21, 2013
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  • Sheila E.

    Beautiful view and shrimp tacos are a must! Guacamole is plentiful!

    Sheila Estrada · December 25, 2015
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  • curdriceaurora _.

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

    curdriceaurora _ · February 7, 2015
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  • Maria G.

    The brie w/ jalapeño jelly is amazing and so is the lobster mac 'n cheese

    Maria Gomez · April 15, 2012
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  • AbdulAziz A.

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

    AbdulAziz Ahmed · August 3, 2015
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  • Arturo N.

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

    Arturo Nunez · October 10, 2013
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  • Steve D.

    Lobster Mac and Cheese wont leave you disappointed unless your lactose.

    Steve D. · April 15, 2010
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  • Karen M.

    Right on the water and the food is very good. Usually good view and good food don't go together.

    Karen Meenan · May 31, 2011
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  • Sharon F.

    The Brie appetizer is amazing and the sangria is great!

    Sharon Farmer · December 8, 2012
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  • Javier H.

    The view is fantastic. It's a great spot to get pics with the city in the background.

    Javier Hernandez · 2 weeks ago
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  • William H.

    Sit outside!! Its worth the wait and the view is worth the extra 15 minutes. And order the ahi stack!

    William Harris · February 5, 2011
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  • Cassy

    Great food but don't expect to get a cab because it will never come!

    Cassy · January 9, 2012
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  • Monica B.

    Great views of course. Order the Skirts On Fire salad.

    Monica Bali · May 21, 2012
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  • Stephanie K.

    Ask for a booth over the water... INCREDIBLE view!!

    Stephanie Kozlowski · June 8, 2010
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  • Evan M.

    You MUST get the Lobster Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

    Evan Morikawa · January 5, 2010
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  • Chris L.

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

    Chris Lucas · May 13, 2014
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  • DanHy D.

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

    DanHy Do · October 4, 2013
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  • Jeannie F.

    The crispy artichoke hearts with the lemon-caper aioli is DELICIOUS!!!

    Jeannie F · March 5, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Angie S.

    The oyster Rockafella is the best a must have!!

    Angie Sward · October 29, 2013
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  • Midori C.

    If you need a great table or premium service, talk to Jeff...what an EXCELLENT maitre'd!!!!!

    Midori Connolly · August 27, 2011
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  • TJ

    Try the Chopped Salad With Buffalo Chicken - Tasty!

    TJ · April 23, 2012
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  • Overload Skateshop w.

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

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  • PacificSD M.

    Make your reservations for their delicious pre-set menu before its too late.

    PacificSD Magazine · November 15, 2011
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  • Sydney L.

    The baked Brie at c level is a must

    Sydney Lampe · October 24, 2014
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  • Krystle B.

    Wait for C Level, amazing views at moderate prices. Worth the wait!

    Krystle Brown · April 23, 2011
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  • Eldridge D.

    Sit outside where the view of the water and downtown is off the charts!

    Eldridge DuFauchard · June 23, 2011
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  • Jeannie F.

    The Scallywag drink with lemongrass & gin is light and refreshing!

    Jeannie F · March 5, 2012
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  • Kellie N.

    The lobster man n cheese is beyond amazing!

    Kellie Nail · January 28, 2011
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  • Tyler T.

    Mud Pie was to die for..!!

    Tyler Tremelling · August 16, 2014
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  • Julia E.

    Good food. Cozy place.

    Julia Estrebor · August 14, 2015
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  • Michelle A.

    Those chips are the bomb!

    Michelle A · June 18, 2012
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  • Nancy A.

    The chicken pesto sandwich is the best!

    Nancy Astifo · March 7, 2012
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  • Debbie B.

    Be sure to try the lobster trio app. Delish!

    Debbie Brewer · April 8, 2013
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  • sOseeta _.

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

    sOseeta _sh · December 28, 2014
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  • Jacque K.

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

    Jacque Kernaghan · August 22, 2014
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  • curdriceaurora _.

    Best view of the downtown skyline.

    curdriceaurora _ · February 7, 2015
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  • Erik D.

    Best views ever. Get a patio seat.

    Erik Dickman · June 17, 2015
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  • Chris S.

    Beautiful view. Allison is amazing!

    Chris Shamoon · January 21, 2011
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  • jorge i.

    The mac&cheese!!!

    jorge ibarra · June 8, 2015
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  • Daniel P.

    Forget the Cell Phone Lot! Come here and grab a drank!

    Daniel Phillip · July 2, 2010
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  • Urbano P.

    Lobster bisque... To die for.

    Urbano Pelicon · June 9, 2013
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  • Ray W.

    I hate to luv this place try the lobster Mac & cheese

    Ray Wilkins C.N.c · September 2, 2010
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  • Elizabeth P.

    Lobster club and lobster bisque... yummm

    Elizabeth Perez · February 15, 2012
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  • Brett D.

    Good food, great view.

    Brett Dahlenburg · November 6, 2014
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  • Zach W.

    Order the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese!

    Zach Weg · February 1, 2010
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  • Tony B.

    Dylan's Steel Band is back!

    Tony Beecher · March 2, 2013
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  • Adrienne B.

    Best Happy Hour mojito's on the bay

    Adrienne Betar · July 14, 2010
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  • Barbara S.

    Definatly the window seating!

    Barbara Sniegowski Mahan · November 13, 2011
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  • Perlititita C.

    Great place to eat lobster!

    Perlititita Carrillo · March 15, 2015
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  • Tayyar

    Nice view...

    Tayyar · April 1
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  • Jose B.

    Have the Lobster bisque

    Jose Breaux · July 15, 2014
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  • Devin K.

    Try the Trio

    Devin Keays · February 12, 2012
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  • Jerry K.

    Lobster Mac'n cheese is good

    Jerry Karapetyan · June 16, 2013
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  • Chris L.

    BEST fish tacos in San Diego.

    Chris Lucas · February 23, 2012
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  • Abbie W.

    San Diego Magazine: Restaurants: Best view

    Abbie W · March 16, 2013
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  • John M.

    Best steak in San Diego

    John Monteagudo · December 25, 2012
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  • Amanda S.

    Beautiful views!

    Amanda Sabako · July 4, 2015
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  • Jessica W.

    The Mistletoe!

    Jessica Winstead · December 26, 2011
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  • Seda C.

    It was awful :(

    Seda Cinar · February 12
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  • Aziz A.

    مطعم يستحق الزيارة... وموقع رائع جدا... الاكلات جيدة ... انصح بتذوق وجبة دجاج البلاكند ...الاسعار معقولة...

    Aziz AmA · November 12, 2014
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