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Islands

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1588 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-0271
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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460 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family dinner time and Islands restaurant had good reviews. Definitely the best burgers we have tasted for a very long time. Excellent service and all burgers are made fresh. Generous portions and using the best of ingredients. Restaurant was very busy but we didn't have to wait long for our meal. The experience was so good that we returned a... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love this place because of the menu and the great service in a very good value place to dine. We really like the lunch best- the Calif flyer is our favorite.

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Thank 19037Travel
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I had their version of Chinese chicken salad. It was huge and I actually took 1/2 home. It was one of the best salads I've had in a long time. Lots of sliced white meat chicken too. The hamburgers, different kinds, we're good size,along with their fries were gobbled down happily. The 2 children were content as they ate up... More 

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San Marcos, California
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Friendly greeter and servers. Popular both at lunch and dinner times. Nice menu selections - never had any disappointments. Always enjoy the never empty basket of fries. Kids meals, too.

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Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This chain is a favorite for sit down burger dining - a step up from fast food! Quality is well controlled from location to location. They were friendly to service dog and wheelchair patrons.

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Escondido, California
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328 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

great service, food is consistent if not too expensive, our server was great. refills on fries worth it.

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San Diego
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I think I have been going to Islands in various cities for about 15 years. This one in Encinitas is the best, although all have been good. The reason this one is the best is while delivering on a great menu, the staff is so friendly, fast, and helpful. I especially like the Happy Hour in the bar for good... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

wow..wow..wow!! These burgers are great, I had the Big Wave with cheese and bacon...couldn't begin to explain the taste. the burger was moist an juicy! The fries golden brown. Two Big Thumbs UP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Steve T
Carlsbad, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Nice easy menu. Good burgers and other choices including several nice salads. Decor fits with the name and we especially like watching the big screens with all the surfing video.

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Orlando
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We have been coming to Islands for years. Islands is the place to come when you finally get tired of the local cookie cutter restaurants.Physically it is a moderately sized, clean and well managed restaurant that draws a variety of local clientele. Surfers, young families, teens and seniors are all here and the menu, while not huge has something for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1588 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-0271

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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?