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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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Parrish, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The wonderful Banana Cabana my wife and I loved is gone, having been sold, and the new owners are selling French Cuisine. While the new people are very pleasant and friendly, this is no longer the Cabana it was just a few weeks ago. I mention this only to help people know that the atmosphere is very, very different. We'll... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Somehow we've missed this restaurant for the last few years,but now it is a must-do on the list whenever we go to Anna Maria Island. The macadamia grouper IS the reason to go. It is incredible! Cute inside too, tucked away in a strip mall.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Banana Cabana puts fun into eating excellent food very good cocktails as well. Its a fun quirky casual diner but the food is excellent even pleased my foodie son we will be back ..

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Islip, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Additional Information about Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill

Address: 103 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2448
Phone Number: +1 941-779-1930
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

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