My family is so happy that we finally have somewhere great to eat while shopping at The Shoppes in Carlsbad. It’s been a long time coming and I think Islands was the perfect addition to this mall. This holiday season while you’re out scrambling for presents I’d like to encourage everyone to stop at Island’s. They recently invited my family to dinner at their NEW Carlsbad restaurant. It was a great time overall, with a great atmosphere and extremely friendly and attentive wait staff, plus a great 10% military discount with valid ID. Right now if you buy $25 in gift cards you’ll get a bonus $5 card for free. If you’re looking for lunch AND Christmas presents, I recommend you go to Island’s: Get yourself a great meal, a $25 gift card for someone at home or the office, plus another $5 gift card for yourself or someone else.
I love their surfer / Islands themed décor and the kids really enjoy watching the surfing videos that play in the waiting area and while waiting for our order.
Let me say that I absolutely LOVE their cheese fries! These are great, especially with their specialty Secret Seasoning. The fries come with just the right amount of melted cheese on top and a generous sprinkling of scallions too. Don’t forget the ranch for dipping! My husband insists on trying a different thing on the menu each time he goes I, however, am a creature of habit. I always have the Northshore Tacos because they’re always delicious. What’s not to love about warm flour tortillas stuffed with spicy chicken and covered with cheddar and jack cheese?
My son (who made me feel guilty for choosing a healthier meal than I chose) chose the Shorebird on a wheat bun with a side salad… showoff.
We were so full and we really shouldn’t have, but the kids and I shared their fudge brownie. It’s a rich brownie served warm and with vanilla ice cream on top making it the perfect way to end our time there.
If you’re looking for lunch AND Christmas presents, I recommend you go to Island’s: Get yourself a great meal, a $25 gift card for someone at home or the office, plus another $5 gift card for yourself or someone else.