Posts Tagged ‘California’


Great Burgers at Islands Restaurant in Marina del Rey

7 November 2010

Islands Restaurants was founded in 1982 with a basic philosophy – serve great, fresh food with friendly service in a fun atmosphere. Entrepreneur Tony DeGrazier had a vision of a restaurant that would offer a simple, original menu featuring gourmet hamburgers, specialty drinks and a fun, tropical theme. In fact, he wanted to recreate the dining experiences he had in the 1960s while stationed in Oahu with his Navy buddies.

Islands was an instant hit — we ran out of food the first night at our West Los Angeles location, and we’ve been building a loyal following ever since. Since that first night, we’ve been slowly expanding and building upon our success. You can now find more than 50 Islands Restaurants throughout Southern California and Arizona, and more recently in places like Summerlin, NV and Sacramento. Over the years, we’ve added a few more burgers, served too many baskets of our fresh-cut fries to count, and perfected our salads and soft tacos, but our commitment to you – our guest – hasn’t changed.

Click HERE for the menu.

Marina Del Rey
Address: 404 Washington Blvd.
City: Marina del Rey
State: California
ZIP: 90292
Phone: (310) 822-3939
Fax: (310) 827-4791
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Other restaurants are in California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada.
Click HERE for the locator.


Duke’s in Malibu: the most peaceful oceanfront restaurant

7 November 2010

The great Duke Kahanamoku and the aloha spirit is what we are all about. We invite you to enjoy our peaceful and laid-back oceanfront setting in Malibu The dining room lunch and dinner menus at Duke’s include the freshest Pacific fish offered anywhere. It’s why the locals come here. And why they keep coming back.

Duke’s fresh fish is served in a variety of preparations, plus you can choose from our famous prime steaks, island favorites, or a mouthwatering selection of appetizers. And don’t leave without dessert! You have to try Kimo’s Original Hula Pie®.

With Duke’s ocean breezes, swaying palms, postcard views, delicious food, not to mention our warm and friendly staff, Duke’s offers you a relaxed atmosphere overflowing with the spirit of Aloha.

Serving lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm
Serving dinner Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 5:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm 

Serving Brunch on Sundays 10:00am-3:00pm
Reservations accepted +1 (310) 317-0777

Who is Duke Kahanamoku?

Hawaii’s most famous citizen and the “Father of INTERNATIONAL Surfing,”

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of six sons and three daughters of Duke and Julia Kahanamoku. He grew up in carefree Waikiki with the ocean as his playground, doing what he loved mostly swimming, surfing, canoeing and bodysurfing.

At the age of 21 he won his first Olympic gold medal, then went on to represent the United States in the Olympics for 20 years, winning not only medals but the hearts of people all over the world. He is remembered as a swimmer not just for remarkable speed, but for his grace in the water, his good humor, and his sportsmanship.

Duke won medals, trophies,and worldwide fame as a swimmer, but he surfed purely for enjoyment in an era before surfing was a competitive sport. Although no spectacular video footage records his legendary longboard surfing, his exploits on a surfboard catapulted the sport to new heights.

Duke’s tall, athletic stature and striking, bronze good looks also attracted the Hollywood film industry, and he appeared in over 28 movies including The Wake of the Red Witch starring another famous “Duke,” John Wayne.

Beyond his athletic and film accomplishments, Duke was known for his charm, integrity and courage. He represented the ali’i nobility in the highest and truest sense – concern for others, humility in victory, courage in adversity, good sportsmanship – all qualities we are inspired to emulate.

In his golden years, Duke became Hawaii’s Ambassador of Goodwill & Aloha and Honolulu’s Official Greeter.

During 1966, at age 76, he was the first person inducted into both the swimming and surfing Halls of Fame. Whether rescuing people at sea or serving as Hawaii’s official Ambassador of Aloha, he was always gracious, never capitalizing on his fame.

The world bid Duke “Aloha” on January 22, 1968. He was remembered in Congress and in national magazines and newspapers as a symbol of Hawaii, and as a man of many accomplishments who was at peace with himself.

Today, statues honoring his excellence in swimming and surfing and his role as Ambassador of Aloha are well-visited shrines in California, Australia, France, Hawaii, and elsewhere.


Gladstone’s beach restaurant: the place to be in Malibu

7 November 2010

A Los Angeles beach-side landmark for over 30 years, Gladstone’s is located on the Will Rogers State Beach. Both outdoor and indoor seating is available, and all tables have spectacular ocean views. Gladstone’s caters to not only small parties, but it is also a fantastic place in which to celebrate special occasions! Gladstone’s offers the freshest in seafood, from mouth-watering ahi tuna to live Dungeness and King crab and Maine lobsters.

There are few words as synonymous with “oceanfront dining”, “fresh seafood” and “family fun” as Gladstone’s Malibu. Overlooking the sparkling Pacific ocean on the Malibu beachfront, Gladstone’s is a landmark restaurant serving up bountiful helpings of freshcaught seafood, signature cocktails and spectacular 180˚ views of the California coastline. For generations, Gladstone’s has been a favorite beachfront destination for both locals and tourists, known for its relaxed atmosphere, classic surf culture memorabilia and breathtaking vistas of the crashing surf.

Here you can download the menu.

Here you can reserve a table.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sun: 8am – 9pm
Address: 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy – Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
Telephone: +1 (310) 454-3474

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