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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 good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (22 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
“teriyaki” (2 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3351 Nobel Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Good service, decent prices, excellent veggie taco, calories conveniently listed on the healthier dishes for those who care. Casual, comfortable , normal atmosphere for this fairly casual place. Well worth it, we thought.

Thank Sinned2
Reviewed 12 May 2017

While out shopping with 2 friends we decided to try this place on a whim. We were looking for something we've never had before and this fit the bill. We stopped in at lunchtime and had great, quick service. We ordered the Northshore Tacos and...More

Thank Rita_Bill
Reviewed 3 May 2017

They have many variations of Burgers, and my favorite is the Veggie Big Wave. My husband and I often go to lunch on a Sunday and look forward to it. We try to beat the crowds but it doesn't always work!

Thank jackie60750
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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank GlobalJoe
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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