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Islands Restaurant

3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
+1 858-455-9945
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (16 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
“teriyaki” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We recently ate lunch here with family. We were seated immediately and a high chair brought for the toddler. Waters were brought as asked. Our orders were taken promptly. Delicious food as always in a fun, friendly atmosphere. This is our favorite Islands restaurant as...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good service. Average food. Convenient location. I was there twice for late lunches but I missed the happy hours. Happy hours prices on NFL game days looked interesting.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Followed Trip Advisor to Islands. Big Wave burger and fries were of typical quality and nicely munchy. Wife had fish tacos and did NOT enjoy. Fish was shaved pieces and flavor bad. Would NOT repeat fish taco. Burgers fine, though.

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I've Been to many Island's Locations so I know I'll always have a Great Feast! Mostly I get the Big Wave w/chz., Fries, sometimes the Sweet Potato Fries(which are fabulous!) and an iced tea w/ lemon, and, you get free refills on the latter two...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We thought we'd give the restaurant a try for a quick, somewhat light, lunch. That's exactly what we had. Nothing fancy. Nothing special. No complaints.

Thank HarlanJF
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Someone recommended Islands delicious burgers. That was not my experience. My burger was overcooked, cool and dry. I was with a party of 6, so it was not like the burger should have sat around for 15 mins while everything else got done, but it...More

Thank buhleraj
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ate at the Islands Carmel Mountain location (can't find it in Tripadvisor) on Labor Day.. We ordered off their special lunchtime menu. My lady had a Big Wave burger with American cheese and fries, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the Jungle Caesar salad,...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Came in hungry after closing the zoo at 9:00 pm. Looked at the menu and felt good about the many burger options and decided to sit and order. Was disappointed to find out that they ran out of Cole slaw prior to our arrival. Thought...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Good food, lax environment, and service so bad, it will make you never want to come back. I had my sister come down and visit me for the first time after my mom passed, nice to be treated just as you feel!

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for a different restaurant that ended up being too busy so we came here. For a Friday night it wasn't busy at all, got our food quickly and the server was fantastic!!! Food was also good and kid approved, mango...More

Thank dairyberrys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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