Following a live performance of Celtic folk music by Sligo Rags at The Fret House in West Covina, Dorothy and I decided to grab a late dinner. As Dorothy had long raved about how great the hamburgers are at Islands restaurants, we decided to finally dine at the Islands: Fine burgers & drinks in West Covina.
Thanks to the founder’s love of Hawaii from the years he was stationed there while in the Navy, Islands projects a Hawaiian feel. Despite arriving at 10:30 PM, we were greeted promptly and warmly. Due to the hour, we got seated immediately.
Passion Tea, $2.75
While we studied the menu, I ordered their Passion Tea. It was fresh brewed iced tea with good flavor. Islands restaurant serves it with a slice of orange.
Longboarder Hamburger, $9.19
The Islands restaurant served my Longboarder hamburger with Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, pickles, onion & tomato on Islands’ whole wheat bun. It was a good tasting wheat bun. I asked for and got extra Thousand Island for my hamburger. I used it too for dipping my sweet potato fries.
Big Wave hamburger, $9.19
Dorothy’s Big Wave hamburger arrived with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & mustard on Islands white bun. Their onions are Island Reds™. Actually, I think the Island Reds are their fried onions. The onions were delightfully sweet.
We ordered both hamburgers medium. And that is how we got them. The meat is so much tastier when it’s not all dried out by over cooking. I loved the taste of the medium hamburger.
Sweet Potato Fries upgrade $1.49 each
We also both paid the extra $1.49 to upgrade our fries to Sweet Potato Fries. The sweet potato fries were firm, lovely.
We were delighted with the excellent service Elizabeth gave us, especially considering that we finished dinner around 11:30 PM. She came back repeatedly to check on us.
When you consider the pleasant Hawaiian atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food, Islands: Fine burgers & drinks in West Covina earned a 5 from me.
Islands: Fine burgers & drinks
139 N. Barranca Street
West Covina, CA 91791
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- Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Friday-Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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