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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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  • 10
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    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:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 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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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We discovered Islands while visiting UC San Diego. While the burgers are decent, it's the onion rings that are great! If you get a burger, the onion rings or fries are all you can get. Good place to get a quick bite with fun surf style atmosphere near the UC San Diego campus.

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Berlin, Germany
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162 reviews 162 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This place is great because the service isn't necessarily the best, but the fact that it is consistently good. Also, their food is always tasteful (depending location) and I always enjoy the service and food I receive from this location

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Pacific Palisades, CA.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The food is great and the staff are super friendly. Atmosphere is perfect. The waiter was very attentive and caring. We really enjoyed this restaurant and its staff. We highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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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: Doing business, Families with children
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?