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Islands Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
+1 858-455-9945
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been here about 2 years ago. Good place for lunch. Casual dress. Had tuna and fries. They were very good. The entire menu looks great!

Thank Doug M
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

For me, Islands is one of those comfort places that I go at least once when I'm in San Diego. The food is good, not great, and the staff is always helpful and upbeat. Happy Hour is a bargain. In my most recent visit, I had a beer and an order of fries ($2.79). I was shocked to receive about... More 

Thank GlobalJoe
Sandy, Utah
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered a Hawaiian burger medium well and my husband ordered the blue cheese burger. Both came out with the meat undercooked. Neither burger was very flavorful. The best taste of mine was the pineapple. There was no flavor to the meat and not enough sauce (I think it was suppose to be teriyaki) to taste. My husband said similar.... More 

Thank Debbie B
Clover, South Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

After a long day we visited with friends and the food was great. The service was great. It was clean and very nice.

Thank LaVada B
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great happy hour deals. Quality food. Service was speedy even during happy hour. Very accommodating with requests and changes. Large portions.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Happy hour specials were awesome if you like apps and cocktails! Service in the bar is slower which was unfortunate. Took 30+ minutes for our food which was okay since we ordered chips and salsa. Drinks are strong, so be aware!

Thank Elizabeth W
Parsippany, New Jersey
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Islands Restaurant is like an Applebee's or Red Robin with a more limited menu (well at lunch time it was at least). My BLT was delicious and waitress attentive. Restaurant located in a shopping mall but it is free standing.

Thank esteuer
Las Vegas, Nevada
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting and different. Burgers are good. Service is good. Appears to be appropriate for families.

Thank sharonl123
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Just spotted this establishment by accident from the highway as we were driving from Del Mar. A pleasant surprise for us. Interesting twists on some standard fare with a Hawaiian/Pacific twist. Portions were large and some of us took home leftovers for later. Extensive menu with burgers, sandwiches, soups, and beverages. We had a very nice lunch and would try... More 

Thank Jack B
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing cheeseburgers at Islands. I would come back to this restaurant all the time. They also have great service and food.

Thank Fdnbd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-9945

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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?