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Islands Restaurant

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3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
858-455-9945
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice for families

While in San Diego to visit grand kids, we ate here. It was all good. I requested a modified order on an item and they accommodated wonderfully. We had the southeast corner table which had a great view of that beautiful Mormon Temple across the freeway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
David L
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Murray, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I tried this place only one time cause I was disappointed on my first visit. The taste was from regular to bad. The services was OK.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went to try the burgers, one of their specialities, but after tried i was disappointed. The only thing I liked was the root beer.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great burgers and nachos! Everything I've tried here is good. I was born in San Diego and went to islands as a little girl. Every time I go for a visit it is a must stop.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was excellent, server was attentive but not intrusive. Prices are more than acceptable and the burgers are great.

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La jolla
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Comfortable local place specializing in hamburgers and hamburger riffs with chicken. Burgers are very good, fries no so much.

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Murray, Utah
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While in San Diego to visit grand kids, we ate here. It was all good. I requested a modified order on an item and they accommodated wonderfully. We had the southeast corner table which had a great view of that beautiful Mormon Temple across the freeway.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Visited mid-afternoon during slow time. No wait. Food was good and service was friendly and polite. No issues. Ate chips/salsa, burgers, and fries. Food was of average food chain quality, but sufficient. Burgers were cooked to our request and fresh.

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San Diego, California
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Really enjoy their hamburger or turkey burger. Good service lots of food and fries. Fun place to go with friends for lunch. Always walked out happy.

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San Diego, California, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I come to Islands with my coworkers about once a week for lunch because of the great food and service. The lunch prices are very reasonable and Brenton, our server, takes great care of us. The unlimited fries are delicious (they usually bring us out a basket first), but try not to let the fries fill you up too much... More 

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OC, CA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The service was good and the food just ok. The problem was the TERMITES which swarmed our table during our meal. One flew into my hair and another in my shirt. I told our server that we would have to move tables and he said "oh, the termites are back" and had no other reaction to what occurred. We did... More 

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Additional Information about Islands Restaurant

Address: 3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
Phone Number: 858-455-9945
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858-455-9945

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?