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“Burgers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Islands

Islands
889 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-602-9898
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Ranked #83 of 295 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food service and atmosphere are surprisingly good. For a quick dinner or big lunch this spot is fine

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice casual burger joint with great fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A midwesterners viewpoint for a west coast hangout...
I was there in November for dinner, went back the next day for lunch. Navigation is a challenge, cut thru Taco Bell or the car wash to get there.
Newer interior, wood, large TV screens, kind of Palapa style or Hawaiian. We had the hawaiian burger which was a nice change and tasty. The service was professional and good and the prices moderate. I also liked the chips and salsa. A decent micro brew selection and they get batches from the local Carlsbadd brewery less than a mile away.
Surfer, beach, California are the vibes I got and liked. Near LegoLand and needed Martinis available.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“great food and easy for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

went here for lunch one day last week and was pleasantly surprised. was ready for a ho-hum kind of family place but everyone's food was outstanding. would highly recommend for families and couples alike.

Visited October 2013
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Carlsbad, California, USA
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“Good for Families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good burgers. Low calorie choices. Kids and adults can all find something they like on the menu.

Visited October 2013
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Doon, IA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The food here was absolutely magnificent. The service was great. The atmosphere was out of the ordinary. If I'm ever back in southern California, this is a MUST stop!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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