I went to all three of these places with Elizabeth's parents but, since I've written about them all (in some cases multiple times) I won't make each a separate post, I will just write about all three at once.
And we all had leftovers to take home for Elizabeth, plus we got an order of spring rolls. Lunch for all four of us was barely thirty dollars, and everyone was happy.
I can't be too snarky about Islands. Although I think the food is very bland, there was a time when I loved the place and would eat there often. And it is indeed kind of fun. There are surfing videos on the TVs and the service is always good. When I was doing errands with Rick and Kathy and we found ourselves right by Islands at lunch time, I mentioned that I had taken their two youngest daughters there and that they'd liked it, so we decided to eat there.
Islands fries are interesting. When they're not fresh, I don't like them. They are limp pieces of potato, similar to In-N-Out's fries, those mealy fries that leave a film on the roof of your mouth. The first batch of them tasted like this. But I ate those and requested some more, and out came a batch fresh from the fryer, hot and crispy. When they are served like this, they are some of the best I have ever had.
Our East Coast guests liked all three of these meals. I liked two of them, and that's good enough.