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Islands

889 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-602-9898
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Ranked #71 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The kids ate well here! They have 2 different sizes of kids meals and our kids loved the food here! Adults can enjoy their happy hour prices as long as you go get it from the bar.

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landing, nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the food at this restaurant! Most chain restaurants usually have chicken that tastes like rubber and just cookie cutter meal choices. I must say the menu choices here are great, everything from many burger choices, chicken dishes, tacos and salads. Their chicken teriyaki tacos were amazing and my husband and I loved their burgers and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was on par as expected, just burgers for our party. The food seemed like it was waiting a bit before being served to us. Our waitress did not come as often as should which was a disappointment because we were interested in another round of drinks, but by the time she was reachable, we were over it. Took... More

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New England
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179 reviews 179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a convenient place if you just want to grab a burger or salad. It's nothing special but has the basics at reasonable prices. We had good service, and the atmosphere was fun and casual.

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Oceanside
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We love this place. Not only is it close to the beach, the 5 Fwy and the Outlets it's a great place to eat out as a family or just have food as a couple. We've been eating here for years. We love the burgers, fish tacos and the kids love the Spinach Artichoke Dip. Service has always been good... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food has been very good each time we have visited this islands and this trip was no different. The salad was very good.

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Johnstown, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was our 2nd visit and it was still really good! Good service and very yummy drinks! Nice selection on the kids menu also. We will go back for sure!!!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been to "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" and this place is just as good. Three of us had 3 different burgers and they were ALL good. Fries are especially good also. Great waitress was happy in her job and it showed. So many times you can tell waitresses who hate what they are doing and the service they give shows... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I used to love Islands and usually end up here every trip to SD. Not anymore. The service was bad. The food was ok, but not worth the service. The manager did comp the drink that took 4 requests to receive and the fries they never delivered ketchup for. Nice, but I would've preferred my beverage and dipping sauce.

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Oak Park, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good restaurant for fast food, service was excellent, nice young gentleman who waited on us. Very friendly and quick service especially having a couple of young kids with us. Menu seemed a little limited if you are looking for healthy salads for dinner.

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