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Islands

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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72353 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2749
+1 760-346-4007
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Palm Springs
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337 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in the Desert Crossing shopping center, the Islands restaurant is a throwback to the Hawaiian dinner house concept…bar, open kitchen and lots of booths in a very stylistic setting with an Hawaiian touch, serving burgers, fries, tacos, salads, beer and liquor. TV’s on the walls add to the din and activity of the servers and chatter of the... More 

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Thank Neal S
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequently go to this restaurant and it is exactly like all the other Islands. I love the No Blame Veggie Tacos! Two tacos filled with saute veggies, avocado, a side of cole slaw (I sub the ranchero beans) and salsa. Delicious! I have also enjoyed the wiki wacky salad. Best of all are the endless glasses of ice tea... More 

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Thank Celeste T
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405 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been about 10 years since our last visit to this Islands in Palm Desert. The service was a little slow but the food order was very good. The special lunch menu is a good deal because some items are at least 25% off the cost of the regular menu. Lots of parking in the Desert Crossings shopping center. You... More 

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Thank geotech522
Halifax, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We always stop here for lunch or dinner when in the area. Brought my BFF and she loved her food! Wants to come back next trip!

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Thank Aldine M
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We were waited on by Jessy. What a great guy! Food was excellent, and service even better. We will definitely come back!!!

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Thank Antonio1419994
LOS ANGELES
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I use to love Islands. They had a great lunch special taht included their California Flyer chicken sandwich, all the fries you could eat and a drink for next to nothing. One day I went there and that was gone, so I haven't been back for a while. It was 11:30 and I was in palm desert and saw the... More 

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Thank JOEJAGENT
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Good spot for burgers and salads with a Polynesian theme. Menu items include hamburgers with grilled pineapple. Rice bowls with chicken grilled pineapple and assorted vegetables. There are also numerous salad and appetizer options. Decor reminded of being at Dukes in Hawaii. Nothing fancy just good grub

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Thank Robyn D
Chandler, Arizona
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Islands reminds me of Jimmy Buffets "Burger in Paradise". They have a wide array of burgers and sandwiches. The fries are fresh cut and very good, although a little salty. The burgers were very tasty. The decor is like a surfer hangout with TVs showing surf videos and some other extreme sports. It was a fun place to go.

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Thank trekie86
Placentia, CA
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358 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Barbecue chicken salad without chicken? That is what my husband was served. The menu said chicken, tomatoes, red pepper, cabbage etc. The only thing on the plate was a lot of lettuce. The manager did fix it and took it off our bill but really how can that happen?

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Thank Tzipster
Big Bear Lake, California
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631 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The wife and I stopped by here on a hot afternoon for drinks. As always, the drinks were good but the server gave us a major attitude because we wanted to sit in a booth without high stools (which was all that was available in the bar area). Not sure if we would return as the server gave us a... More 

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Thank Steven C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72353 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-4007

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?