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Islands Restaurant

3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
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Ranked #214 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
La jolla
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Topeka, Kansas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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.
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Good value, interesting menu with excellent choice & decent margarita's! I recommend this place if you want a decent meal, but don't want to break the bank.

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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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