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NFL Happy Hour Specials at Islands Restaurants + Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card

Have you dined at Islands Restaurants lately?  It’s the perfect place to go with the whole family and always has something on the menu for everyone in our group! On a recent rainy day, our family ventured out to our local Islands to grab some lunch. I’m addicted to their Passion Fruit Iced Tea and it’s my “thing” to order some right away along with an order of their Chips & Salsa with Fresh Made Guacamole! IMG_9733I’m kind of a creature of habit, so I usually order their Yaki Tacos. The combination of the grilled chicken, teriyaki sauce, pineapple salsa, jack cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes is the best! islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-yaki-tacosThey’re usually served with Ranchero Beans but I felt like substituting for some other their famous fries. I love sprinkling some of Islands’ “Secret Seasoning” on them and dipping each one in ranch dressing! IMG_9738My daughter usually orders the Jr. Tiki Tenders from their Gremmie Menu with applesauce and carrots and ranch. As a mom, I’m pleased that Islands also offers healthy choices for their sides. 

A slice of their Kona Pie for dessert, which has Mocha almond fudge ice cream & cookie crust topped w/chocolate fudge, whipped cream, roasted almonds & a cherry. didn’t last very long at our table. It was a delicious way to end our lunch! islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-kona-pieRight now,  Islands Restaurants has NFL Happy Hour going on, that offers football fans ice cold beer, tropical drinks and tasty game day fare all season long. Monday and Thursday happy hour deals are extended from 4 p.m. to close in the bar, with specials available all day long on Sundays. Those looking for the full viewing experience can catch all the action with NFL Sunday Ticket and won’t miss a single touchdown or interception with NFL Redzone playing on big screen TVs at every Islands location.
Hungry fans can blitz brand new menu items including the Nalu Nalu Dog – garnished with a roasted garlic aioli and topped with sautéed onion, red and green bell peppers, deli pepper rings and melted Swiss cheese – and the Pipeline Dog covered with chili, onions and American cheese, which will be available in the bar area.
Additional Sunday NFL specials will run all day and night in the bar, and include the following:

  • Coors Light for $2.99
  • Featured IPA for $4.59
  • Bloody Marys for $3.99
  • Island Nachos for $7.95

Football lovers can stay hydrated and satisfied while cheering on their favorite team with these signature tropical drinks and food specials every game day:

  • the Mai Tai ($4.39)
  • the Hand Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri ($5.59)
  • Hawaiian Sliders ($5.99)
  • Quesadillas ($3.79)
  • Cheddar Fries ($4.85)

No matter the score, guests will celebrate Islands NFL Happy Hour with a touchdown victory dance and unique promotions at each store location. The game day experience will vary by location with bartender-call-it discounted drinks, giveaways and games.
For more information, please visit http://www.islandsrestaurants.com.

note: during playoffs, Islands will only be doing specials for NFL playoff games on Saturdays and Sundays, including the Super Bowl. 

Now for the exciting part! Islands Restaurants will provide 1 of my lucky readers with a $25 Islands gift card. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone! Happy New Year!
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This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to lunch at Islands Restaurant in order to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images property of Islands Restaurants 

Summertime Happy Hour at Islands: a Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Islands. All thoughts are my own. 

Islands is such a great family restaurant. Regardless of which location you visit, they always have a fun, kid-friendly environment with delicious food. My daughter loves to eat there and it’s one of the places we visit often, as a family.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Summertime Happy Hour media preview with some of my social media friends. I jumped at the chance to spend time with the girls and have adult conversation while sampling some of the drinks and food that are available this summer at a special price during happy hour!

Happy Hour menu

Spending some well-deserved girl time with @fieldtripmom to celebrate the beginning of summer! Cheers!
Spending some well-deserved girl time with @fieldtripmom to celebrate summer!

There were so many different delicious-looking drinks to sample. I just wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to try the Hapa Bourbon Tea first, which is made with Maker’s Mark, passion tea and fresh mint. Although I haven’t had many bourbon drinks before, this was really refreshing and didn’t *taste strong at all.

Hapa Bourbon Tea

Next, I sampled the Makaha Maggie, which was made with handcrafted, infused tequila. Anything with pineapple is my weakness. The drink, itself, was like a vacation in a glass!

makaha maggie

This is the pineapple infused tequila that Islands uses in the Makaha Maggie!
This is the pineapple infused tequila that Islands uses in the Makaha Maggie!

I munched on some chips, salsa and guacamole while trying a Spicy Mango Shandy, which is made with mango, Coors Light, and a dust of cayenne pepper for a kick. Fun fact: The Spicy Mango Shandy was created with the World Cup in mind!

Hanging out with @fieldtripmom, @cidstylefile, @mydisorganizedlife and @organizedisland. What a fun night!
Hanging out with @fieldtripmom, @cidstylefile, @mydisorganizedlife, @eatsukieat and @organizedisland. What a fun night!

All of the drinks from the Summertime Happy Hour that we tried, paired so well with the food. I decided to be brave and go straight for a Heat Wave burger! This is a seasonal menu item that’s been brought back by popular demand for the summer. The Heat Wave burger is topped with grilled Serrano and green chilies, pepper jack cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and spicy mayo. If you love HOT, you’ll love this burger.

Don't let the glass of water fool you! The Heat Wave burger definitely earns its name!
Don’t let the glass of water fool you! The Heat Wave burger definitely earns its name!

We also got to sample the Beachside Sliders which are mini burgers topped with caramelized onions and ketchup, Island Reds and pickles, served on toasted buns. I am drawn towards things that are “mini” and these were no exception. I feel like you can eat more of something if it’s mini! Another “mini” option on their Summertime Happy Hour menu are the Hawaiian Sliders, which are a smaller version of the regular Hawaiian burger. These sliders are topped with fresh pineapple, teriyaki sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and swiss cheese. You can’t have a burger without some of Islands famous fresh-cut fries. I honestly can’t get enough of their fries, especially with ranch dressing to dip them in!


With so many great World Cup games to watch this summer and this awesome  Summertime Happy Hour menu , you need to head over to an Islands to enjoy some of the stress relief they’re offering Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm and Sunday through Thursday from 9 pm-close!

Shandy surfboard

Another reason to visit Islands this summer is so  you can also enter to win weekly giveaways at each location.  Weekly raffle winners will score a new beach towel, while each Islands location will end the summer by giving away a custom beach cruiser as the grand prize. Guests can enter to win a beach cruiser every time they visit an Islands location, and the winners will be selected during happy hour on Friday, Sept. 5.

win an islands bike

I have even more good new though…you have ONE MORE lucky chance to win some Islands goodies right here on my blog!

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Islands has generously provided me with a package to give to one lucky reader, which includes an Islands beach towel, a set of Islands grilling tools, and a $50 gift card for Islands Restaurants! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below!

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