Red Sails Inn

★★★☆☆
  • 2614 Shelter Island Dr

    San Diego, CA 92106

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  • 619-223-3030

About Red Sails Inn

Hours
Monday To Sunday From 07:00 AM To 11:00 PM

Food

Food
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My son recently held his wedding on Shelter Island and we chose the Red Sails Inn to host our Rehearsal Dinner. We had eaten here a few times while making the arrangements and were very impressed with the meals, the service and the venue. All of the wedding guests were from out of town and many took our recommendation to dine here, repeatedly. On Thursday evening we had a walk in party of 22, asked for and received outside seating, and were served in an efficient manner by servers who did not seem to be the least bit distressed by the unannounced large party. Saturday night was our ??planned? dinner. We had made the reservation for 20 ?? 25; the group grew to be in excess of 40 with almost no notice. Again, no problem, a second row of tables was set on the patio and we enjoyed the view and the cordiality of the Red Sails staff all evening.
Over the 5 days that we stayed on Shelter Island I became a regular customer of the Red Sails eating multiple breakfasts, lunches and dinners there. I found the meals to be consistently above average in quality and quantity and the choices and options far beyond what I am used to. The staff, both management and servers, were always pleasant, efficient and occasionally apologizing for service shortcomings that weren??t obvious to us. We live in a resort area of upstate New York; the Red Sails far exceeds what we consider the norm. We even enjoyed the bird population, their antics were amusing. Being ten feet from the ocean one must expect seagulls; I don??t think they can be trained to stay away. If the gulls, ducks and pigeons bother you ?? eat inside. There are ants at every picnic. The reviewers who voiced complaints perhaps need to get out more, they will discover what a treasure the Red Sails Inn really is.
My thanks to Bill, Julian and staff, your hospitality made our vacation so much better.

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★★★★★

My son recently held his wedding on Shelter Island and we chose the Red Sails Inn to host our Rehearsal Dinner. We had eaten here a few times while making the arrangements and were very impressed with the meals, the service and the venue. All of the wedding guests were from out of town and many took our recommendation to dine here, repeatedly. On Thursday evening we had a walk in party of 22, asked for and received outside seating, and were served in an efficient manner by servers who did not seem to be the least bit distressed by the unannounced large party. Saturday night was our ??planned? dinner. We had made the reservation for 20 ?? 25; the group grew to be in excess of 40 with almost no notice. Again, no problem, a second row of tables was set on the patio and we enjoyed the view and the cordiality of the Red Sails staff all evening.
Over the 5 days that we stayed on Shelter Island I became a regular customer of the Red Sails eating multiple breakfasts, lunches and dinners there. I found the meals to be consistently above average in quality and quantity and the choices and options far beyond what I am used to. The staff, both management and servers, were always pleasant, efficient and occasionally apologizing for service shortcomings that weren??t obvious to us. We live in a resort area of upstate New York; the Red Sails far exceeds what we consider the norm. We even enjoyed the bird population, their antics were amusing. Being ten feet from the ocean one must expect seagulls; I don??t think they can be trained to stay away. If the gulls, ducks and pigeons bother you ?? eat inside. There are ants at every picnic. The reviewers who voiced complaints perhaps need to get out more, they will discover what a treasure the Red Sails Inn really is.
My thanks to Bill, Julian and staff, your hospitality made our vacation so much better.

Pros: Great food, exceptional service, great outside patio/view

Cons: None that I found

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We went to the Red Sails Inn after my father's funeral. My father was a merchant marine engineer and had spent most of his career on the water. The day was beautiful, the view was gorgeous, the food was wonderful and the price was very good. They even let us sit on the deck and release some white balloons with messages to my dad. I will always fondly remember that restaurant and we are going to go back on his birthday to celebrate his life. Thank you so much, Red Sails Inn, for creating a wonderful experience for my family and friends.

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★★★★★

We went to the Red Sails Inn after my father's funeral. My father was a merchant marine engineer and had spent most of his career on the water. The day was beautiful, the view was gorgeous, the food was wonderful and the price was very good. They even let us sit on the deck and release some white balloons with messages to my dad. I will always fondly remember that restaurant and we are going to go back on his birthday to celebrate his life. Thank you so much, Red Sails Inn, for creating a wonderful experience for my family and friends.

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I have to start off by saying my husband LOVES this place! Took me there several times while we were dating. Although the atmosphere is nice and it has a waterfront view, the food is YUCK! Now I don't like sea food so I am sure that doesn't help because besides sea food there is not much on the menu. I usually have a salad and it seems the lettuce is always limp or even sometimes brown and just the whole meal isn't very good. Maybe its better if you like sea food but I cant imagine.

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★★☆☆☆

I have to start off by saying my husband LOVES this place! Took me there several times while we were dating. Although the atmosphere is nice and it has a waterfront view, the food is YUCK! Now I don't like sea food so I am sure that doesn't help because besides sea food there is not much on the menu. I usually have a salad and it seems the lettuce is always limp or even sometimes brown and just the whole meal isn't very good. Maybe its better if you like sea food but I cant imagine.

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Had dinner last night at the Red Sails Inn. Our salads were limp and drenched with so much dressing, we couldn't even finish them. Rolls seemed to be pull-aparts from the grocery store. The entrees were the worst. My husband had breaded jumbo shrimp, and said they were horrible tasting. I had shrimp scampi, which was 4 tasteless shrimp that were so over-cooked and a wierd sauce.. What a waste - our dinner was over $60... not worth it! The area has so many great restaurants.

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★★☆☆☆

Had dinner last night at the Red Sails Inn. Our salads were limp and drenched with so much dressing, we couldn't even finish them. Rolls seemed to be pull-aparts from the grocery store. The entrees were the worst. My husband had breaded jumbo shrimp, and said they were horrible tasting. I had shrimp scampi, which was 4 tasteless shrimp that were so over-cooked and a wierd sauce.. What a waste - our dinner was over $60... not worth it! The area has so many great restaurants.

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This is a little place out on shelter island - you would think it would have a great atmosphere and view, but not really. The food was decent bordering on pretty good (we had lunch) but was a little overpriced probably because it is "on the water". There are too many other choices or restaurants on shelter island to settle for this one unless you really have no choice. The server and staff were very pleasant though.

PROS: Very nice staff
CONS: Like an expensive dennys

3
★★★☆☆

This is a little place out on shelter island - you would think it would have a great atmosphere and view, but not really. The food was decent bordering on pretty good (we had lunch) but was a little overpriced probably because it is "on the water". There are too many other choices or restaurants on shelter island to settle for this one unless you really have no choice. The server and staff were very pleasant though.

PROS: Very nice staff
CONS: Like an expensive dennys

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Red Sails is a neighborhood regular hangout. Breakfast is just breakfast - a little on the expensive side. The coffee is pretty good - and usually refilled regularly. But the service is irregular at best - sometimes good/sometimes not so good. The view isn't pleasant enough to tolerate lousy service.

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★★★☆☆

Red Sails is a neighborhood regular hangout. Breakfast is just breakfast - a little on the expensive side. The coffee is pretty good - and usually refilled regularly. But the service is irregular at best - sometimes good/sometimes not so good. The view isn't pleasant enough to tolerate lousy service.

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This seafood restaurant and watering hole has been around since 1957. The cooking can be uneven, but we usually enjoy the catch of the day, the deep-fried shellfish and the seafood salads, served in generous portions. Hearty all-American…

 

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