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Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill

103 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2448
+1 941-779-1930
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $25
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a small family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in fresh seafood, jerk chicken, ribs, fish tacos and some of the best curry and pasta dishes you will ever taste. we sell beer and wine along with our Banana Cabana specialty frozen cocktails and Cabanatinis. We are located across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and have a great beach and sunset view. The weekends offer live music on Fri and Sat from 7-10 and our Sunday Funday open mic from 3-6. Happy hour Mon to Fri from 3-5 $2.50 beers and drinks, $1 dogs / $5 burgers / .50 cent wings. So don't miss out, we take reservations and do take out!
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English first
Islip, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I really wanted to like this place more. The decor was cute and islandy. The waitress was lovely. There was an *interesting* older guy playing guitar with more feeling than talent, but that was part of the charm. And I have to say, my grouper tacos were superb. Really, really good. I would order them again without hesitation. But my... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was by far my favorite restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Great decor, laid back , and good food was a perfect fit to a relaxing beach vacation. Lots of Happy Hour specials and some fun island cocktails. I recommend the coconut margarita. The menu is Caribbean eclectic with an emphasis on Jamaican foods. Jerk scallops were really good. Mango salsa... More

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Raleigh,NC
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171 reviews 171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had four dinners on AMI and this was our favorite by far. Fun and funky decor, great staff, and awesome food. I wasn't particulary keen on their conch fritters, they were made a different way than I am used to (they were bright saffron yellow inside) and I thought they were slightly over fried. I was the only one... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took a bit to be seated as no one was in resteraunt when I walked in and hostess was outside. Once I was seated though the server was attentive and friendly. I ordered the sampler plate which had grouper bites coconut shrimp and conch fritters they where all a bit over fried but good. The tuna tacos where amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I were staying nearby so we dropped in for lunch. There was only one person at the bar and we were the only patrons in the restaurant. Our order of fried grouper bites, coconut shrimp and conch fritters was left in the fryer too long. It was obvious by looking at it and yet our waitress still... More

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PJ S, Manager at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

First let me apologize, that entire scenario is completely unacceptable. We had 2 chances to serve you a delicious sampler platter and both my employees dropped the ball. Thank you for your feedback so I can fix that asap. In the future use your good judgement when dining out and if it looks wrong send it back. We are so... More

New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Was there recently with the family, the fish tacos were great! Also had the corn fritters and they were yummy. The crab cakes were also very tasty. For dessert we had the fried banana, and that was yummy, we ordered a second. Sad to say the frozen drinks were terrible. The food was great though!

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PJ S, Manager at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and I am glad the food was to your liking. As far as the frozen drinks they can sometimes loose flavor due to all the crushed ice, our drinks on the rocks are much better. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Service lacks tremendously. Hostess/server was rude and loud.....no class whatsoever. The food is overpriced and tasteless. The salad was not caribbean nor the dressing which was served to me in a broken bottle. For 2 people it was $30 for the lunch without any drinks....we had water. Avoid it at all costs.....

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Chris S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

Julia M, I am sorry you did not like our restaurant but I do not appreciate you attacking one of my employees personally just because you did not like her personality. People in our industry work very hard and don't deserve to be treated like that. More

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took a sunday drive to ana maria and strange enough the reviews of this place drew us from the sunset. So thankful. the food was authentic and delicious, we felt like we were in the islands. Not to mention the staff was warm and friendly, justlike the islands. We loved us some Long Island Irene! We will be back

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PJ S, Manager at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing the Banana Cabana while you were visiting AMI. We try very hard to cook with Caribbean flavors and run a casual fun place, I am happy that you liked that. Irene is cool, we all like to have fun on the job, its that kind of place More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

3 out of 4 of us had great food! The only meal not enjoyed so much, was the scampi, lovely large prawns but layed ontop of plain spaghetti with a slice of lemon. Lacked flavours for the price. But was still nice. All of the other meals were probably the best meals we've had on our whole trip. Crab cakes,... More

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PJ S, Manager at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We try to put our own spin on many traditional dishes and the Paella is one of them. We are glad you enjoyed it More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a lovely meal here- not what wr expected visually when ordering paella but lovely just the same.Beware it does close around 9pm

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PJ S, Manager at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this review

It's always nice when a real "Foodie" stops in and enjoys our place. Glad you listened to Jim he is an Amazing Chef. More

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