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Islands

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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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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18 reviews
16 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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52 reviews
45 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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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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342 reviews
228 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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619 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 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
Bend, Oregon
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is a nice staple with food to accommodate everyone. The folks that got burgers loved them, I got the fish tacos YUM! And the onion rings (they are not listed in the menu. But are available if you ask) are not to be missed. They have good happy hour specials and tv's around with sports playing. It definitely was... More 

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Thank bendreview
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Never ever ever disappointing. Great ambience, great servers, and absolutely great food. Loove their fries

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Thank ann h
Palm Desert, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Great family spot. Good basic food and friendly staff. Kids love it, never a bad meal. Quick service and something for everyone on the menu.

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Thank jennifer h

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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?