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3645 Central Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
951-782-7471
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers & Beer

What could be better than burgers and beer? Tacos or bottomless tortilla soup is always an option. But their fries are the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
cariL44
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What could be better than burgers and beer? Tacos or bottomless tortilla soup is always an option. But their fries are the best!

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Riverside, CA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you have food allergies, this is one of a very few places that really cares. They always go out of their way to make sure special orders are accurate. You can also tell the staff takes pride in the place. Just watching how thoroughly they clean the booths between customers shows this. I highly recommend Islands for the food,... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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398 reviews 398 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
658 helpful votes 658 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm usually not enamored by over-done "theme" restaurants but Islands turned out to be just fine with their balance of sports bar, Hawai'i theme, and decent food. Our fare was not all that expensive for what we received. Apparently the hamburgers, margaritas and fish tacos are locally famous. The Monk (That's me!) enjoyed bookending my main dish teriyaki vegetable bowl... More 

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Oxnard
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We go to islands because my wife really enjoys the salads. I have the burgers they are good no complaints. The service we received was great. If you are in riverside and want a decent meal islands is a good choice.

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Nuevo, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 on a Saturday night as a party of 3. There was nobody waiting and plenty of open tables but the hostess had to take our name, disappeared, and then came back and had a discussion with 2 other hostesses where to sit us. Once seated it took awhile to get any service. The waitress, when she... More 

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Riverside, California
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611 reviews 611 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We like the interior design of the Islands Restaurant. Plenty of surf and beach related items and videos. They offer a wide variety of sandwich items with the burgers being the most plentiful. The sandwiches are well prepared and flavorful. We really enjoy the all you want french fries. They are hot and tasty. The onion rings are just average.

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Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Forget your diet and enjoy a meal at Islands. Between the TVs, the abundance of kids, the music and the food ... you really can't not have a good time. Beware, however, if you are looking for a place to have a quiet conversation ... this is not the place. It is the place, however, to enjoy really good hamburgers... More 

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Riverside, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a restaurant chain, as such, they all look the same, sort of like the Tiki Room at Disneyland without the animotronics. They sell "island" named hamburgers, which are average, as are the fries. They are over priced but do have lunch specials that make it more wallet friendly. You go not so much for the food but for... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Was really looking forward o a great burger in a cute island atmosphere, The calorie count on everything on the menu really halted my appetite! Ouch, this food should come with an aspirin to prevent a heart attack. Sorry.

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Riverside, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

What can you say about a place that has a surfing motif? Kowabunga Dude!! The coldest beers in town, the best burgers & fantastic salads topped off with great service.....what more could you ask for?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3645 Central Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 951-782-7471
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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