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“Excellent experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Islands
2255 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 397-2643
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Ranked #39 of 395 restaurants in Chula Vista
Cuisines: American
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Imperial, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

This Islands is the best in San Diego by far. The service alone is fantastic and over powers the other locations without even trying. Friendly staff, excellent service & food/drinks made how you order them. This location has never disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Looking for a new burger?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

This place was awesome! With burgers you've never had, cold drinks and quick service, it's a must for tourists and locals.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chula Vista, California
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“Surf themed burger joint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I visited Islands at 5:30 PM on a Friday evening and had a short wait for a table for one (traveling solo). Had I shown up around 6:00 PM, the wait would have been longer.

I opted for the "Bluenami" burger with the Island fries. The burger was cooked medium well and seemed to be a bit dry but tasty with the bleu cheese sauce and crumbles. I also had the Islands handcrafted Golden Ale with the burger, and it was very nice.

The menu shows the calories for each entree, and there were few that were under 1,000 calories, so it's definitely not a place for someone on a diet.

The crowd is very family oriented and younger which can make for a somewhat loud environment.

Altogether, the meal with drink was around $16.

I would return for another visit.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Favorite Islands Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

Favorite Islands Restaurant!

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