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Islands

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American, Hamburgers
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404 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5214
310-822-3939
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just like the old days

we have been going to Islands since they first opened, while the one in Palm Desert is mediocre the MDR restaurant is like stepping into the past the burgers are juicy, the tacos fresh and full and the French fries crispy and delicious - if you want a good burger with good service this MDR outlet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
laurence S
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Palm Desert, California
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  • Families with children
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Palm Desert, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

we have been going to Islands since they first opened, while the one in Palm Desert is mediocre the MDR restaurant is like stepping into the past the burgers are juicy, the tacos fresh and full and the French fries crispy and delicious - if you want a good burger with good service this MDR outlet is terrific- and plenty... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,068 reviews 1,068 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been enjoying Islands for more than 15 years now and usually get one of their burgers (to share, they're quite large). Visited tonight to celebrate a family member's birthday and was excited to see some new menu options. I'm glad to see Islands experimenting and increasing the taco options and adding a Hoisin bowl (chicken or Mahi Mahi). You... More 

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Everett, Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great dinner here just blocks from the beach. The veggie burger and the fish tacos were wonderful - and the best margarita in a long while. Good service too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I haven't been to Islands at Marina Del Rey for over 12 years. I was expecting changes and a decline in the food quality. I got the exact opposite. It was packed, it was lively, the service was great and the flat screens showing extreme sports was mesmerizing. We had Mai Tais and Maverick burgers but, for a change, with... More 

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Los Angeles
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While I am a fan, two things keep happening here. One is that the better services and managers are disappearing. Lunchtime servers, who are good at their jobs, end up in dinner shifts. Managers are moved to other locations. The reliability that was once there has become spotty. I don't know if it is because the staff takes regulars for... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Easy parking A+. Hard to find in LA (free). Fast and friend seating. Man I had the Kilauea burger wow the best sandwich I ever had. Including any steak sandwich ever. Wow a most have. Staff is super as well. Wife had the Malibu burger also awesome but not as most as the KILAUEA . Nice place. Jake n Lisa... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I almost never can find a place that include spices in their burgers..... Awesome taste and the waiter was out of this world: Very friendly, caring, and cute... I couldnt leave the last comment behind... lol....

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Another close to hotel alternative. Beach atmosphere of vintage surfing tribute restaurant. Fries, burgers, booths, drinks, very casual and easy.

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Marina del Rey, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took my Dad there for a burger, they serve really cheap wine from the 80's and the burger was just ok. For a place that specializes in burgers and drinks they should get the basics right

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I discovered this place 4 years ago, I love it! I don't travel to LA without going to Islands Burgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: 310-822-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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