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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 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Eugene, Oregon
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446 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, ordered off their lunch menu, great lunch, cold beer and great staff! Would eat here again

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Thank Steve G
Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Didn't have high expectations when coming here and the food was actually pretty good. An interesting motif and décor, but was a fairly decent restaurant with some fun and interesting choices on the menu. Again, I don't think it is worth tracking down in the area, but wasn't a bad meal overall.

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Thank travbud1
Minneapolis
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant far more than I expected. I had a delicious bowl of rice & fish & vegetables while husband & kids enjoyed burgers. Family friendly with great service.

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Thank roanth
Phoenix
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were recent in Palm Desert at a conference when I had a craving for a burger. We stopped by Islands and it was a pleasant surprise. I had never eaten at one of these restaurants but decided to try the Kilauea (I love spicy). It was scrumptious! Service was excellent, too. Highly recommend!

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Thank Suzanne J
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place in years past. Stopped in for an ice cold beer, they weren't busy. Sat in the bar area, bartender not very customer friendly. Not a huge selection for draft beer, so unfortunately I ended up with Coors light. Shocked when I received the bill that a regular size draft of Coors light was $6.10.

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Thank Janet S
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the teriyaki chicken bowl with pineapple. Very good and perfect size to share with guacamole and chips add on. Cool lad back vibe.

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Thank Awolsmith
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The staff earned the bulk of this rating. They were friendly from the time we walked in the door until we left. They made you feel welcome. Islands has a good menu with lots of options. My wife liked that you could get a turkey burger with all the different options. My beef burger was cooked good and had a... More 

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Thank jgaeth
Palm Springs
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374 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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441 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?