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The Best Places to Grub on Shelter Island

We are lucky to be located on a stretch of land that is home to some of the best casual and upscale seafood restaurants in the city. From our very own Blue Wave Bar & Grill to Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music at our sister property, Humphreys Half Moon Inn and everything in between - check out our list of the top places to grab a bite to eat on Shelter Island.

Blue Wave Bar & Grill

Considered a unique blend of casual and fine dining, Blue Wave Bar & Grill offers a plethora of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour options suited for all tastebuds alongside incredible Shelter Island Marina views. Read more on our Executive Chef, Christopher Spayde's cooking style and inside scoop on his experience here and be sure to check out our special event menus on the website.

Pro tip: The Calamari at Blue Wave Bar & Grill is our favorite!

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Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music

Located at our sister property, Humphreys Half Moon Inn, Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music offers breathtaking waterfront views and modern Southern California cuisine. From imaginative dishes like their Pistachio & Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb to tried and true classics like The Lobstah Roll, Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music is a true Shelter Island favorite. 

Pro tip: Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music offers their award winning Brunch every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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Bali Hai Restaurant

Staying true to the original Shelter Island tiki-theme, Bali Hai serves up Polynesian-inspired cuisine with incredible views of San Diego Bay and Downtown Skyline. First opening it's doors in 1954, Bali Hai has a sprawling history featuring Clark Gable, the island's first tiki temple, and San Diego restaurateur Tom Ham. 

Pro tip: Try one of their world-famous Mai Tai's - they claim they've sold over 2 million to date!

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Vessel Restaurant

Located at the end of Shelter Island and residing within the Kona Kai Resort, Vessel Restaurant boasts New American Fare, tasty cocktails served from a 360 degree bar and awesome water views of the San Diego Bay and Shelter Island Marina.

Pro tip: Join them for Meatloaf Monday featuring $15 meatloaf and a manhattan!

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