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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went to lunch with a friend. I had Island Burger and fries. It was just wanted.. They had a chicken and was very happy with it.. A nice place always for a good burger. Staff and service was great. Nice and friendly.. Will be back

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Flower Mound, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came out from Dallas to visit family after many years of being away from SoCal. I was drawn into Islands to have my fix of a Maui with bacon and was quickly submerged into a sea of yummy reminiscence. It was awesome!!

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

A meal is often better when everything is in harmony. Such is the case with my visit today to Islands Restaurant in Encinitas California. I had been there before and quite pleased then. But I forgot exactly why until I walked in for this visit. Upon my approach a greeter opened the door presented a nice smile and invited me... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Huge choice of first-class burgers and unusually tasty french fries, coupled with friendly service. Unfortunately there is little variety on the menu. Notable exception: a tasty Greek chicken salad. Very good Happy Hour (in the bar, of course).

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

When we are in the mood for a burger, my wife and I always go to Islands Encinitas. We've been to most Island locations in the North San Diego area, but we find the Encinitas the best run of them all. The staff, especially the bar area, are always top notch, ie: quick to take your order, and keep your... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I have been to other Islands restaurants but it seemed to be more on the greasy side. This islands was not that way. Really good and tasty food. We will definitely go back to Islands again.

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san diego
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We ordered the Chicken tortilla soup again and it was supposed to be the endless bowl of soup. Well it takes 20-25 minutes to get the next bowl.. not really prompt service and wait staff is slow.....

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Encinitas, CA
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

It's not on the menu, but they'll more than likely make it for you! It was a limited-time-only special that they make for me time and time again (it's the main reason why I go to this Islands). The Encinitas Islands is apparently a "test kitchen", so they will gladly prepare this burger for you. If you go to most... More

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Volcano, California
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245 reviews 245 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

Being from the Sierra Nevada mountains, we are unfamiliar with this small chain. We stopped here for lunch, and were pleasantly surprised. My tuna rollup and my wife's chicken rollup were very good - fresh and well made. The fries are some of the best I've tasted in years. Service was good and they had wine by the glass. We... More

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San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

I had only been to Islands a few times, but it is definitely disgusting. They have hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos, etc... The fries were overcooked and cold...it is just a trashy, cheap, run of the mill chain restaurant...avoid it at all costs.

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Additional Information about Islands

Address: 1588 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: (760) 943-0271
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
Cuisine: American

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