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“Great Lunch in Golden!”

The Island Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 60 Restaurants in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can stop in for a continental breakfast, quick soup, salad or sandwich, or relax and dine on one of our Asian inspired starters followed by an entrée of local game. Dishes prepared using our fresh produce grown on "the Island". Come ask for a tour!!Convenient Online Reservations on our website.
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Lunch in Golden!”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Happened to find Island Restaurant in Golden which visiting Canadian Rockies. So glad we did! The buffalo burger was fantastic but the desert was amazing. The absolute best apple pie ever! And the wait staff was so friendly and professional.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Bill B
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quality stop”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Instead of stopping off the Trans Canada Highway, take the main road into Golden and stop for a snack or meal at The Island. It looks a little out of place in the Rockies with it's tropical theme, but makes it interesting and easy to find. The lamb burger and the jerk chicken sandwich on home made buns with a side salad were delicious and provided excellent value. We arrived at 2:30 pm and were all done by 3:15 pm. The staff were very friendly, the washrooms very clean and the ambiance was relaxed.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Shirley S
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beware the Banana Curry Chicken”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

For the most part the food was very good. However the evening special of Banana Curry Chicken was advertised as mildly spicy. When asked the server what to expect, again it was mild, nothing to worry about. When my wife took the first bite I thought she was going to pass out. It was unbelievably hot. I who loves the spiciest chill could barely get two or three spoonfuls down. We understand sometimes the cooks make mistakes but we were disappointed at how they handled the situation. After being very honest with what was wrong with the dish and that it was pretty much uneatable, we got a sorry and a 10% discount. Given our experience we won't be back. Too many other interesting places to eat in Golden.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Scott A
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“tasty”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had the special of the day which was Mexican. The pulled pork enchiladas were very good. The service was fast and courteous.

Visited August 2014
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Thank R P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“An OK restraurant”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is ok, the service is so so , we got the wrong dish. It is on an island, but do not expect views.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Weijie T
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