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Banana Cabana

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American, Southwestern, Seafood
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1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
+1 843-886-4360
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Welcome to Banana Cabana! We invite you to bring the entire family in to...
Welcome to Banana Cabana! We invite you to bring the entire family in to dine with us, relax and enjoy the food & the view. Located right on the beach of Isle of Palms, we're a family friendly establishment offering great American classics and seafood favorites.
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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fried Shrimp with an Ocean View

Went out to the Banana Cabana last week, a country guy was playing outback, Paul Jamison was his name (I think)...he was quite good so we decided to stay a while, have an adult beverage and some dinner...Ordered up a fried shrimp basket (just to stay on the safe side)...they were tasty, lightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Mount Pleasant
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Liberty Township, Ohio
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome food, outstanding service and the Dirty Banana is the best drink on the beach! You won't be disappointed!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with my daughter. Ate scallops & shrimp which were good but not great.... price was a little high for the food. I had a really good Cosmo. We ate inside because it was so hot, but the best seating is on the patio where the band is, if you can handle the heat.

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Augusta, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's been two years since my last review of our favorite beach bar. We've visited many times since then and it remains our number one. The menu and decor are Caribbean influenced. We love the food: the fresh fried flounder sandwiches are great but my favorite is the grilled shrimp and chorizo sausage. Over the years I've gone through the... More 

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Thanks for updating us, James! We couldn't be more thrilled to hear that we've been your favorite beach spot on IOP for so many years! It's really great that you've tried all of our food, and that nothing's let you down. We'll share your kind words with our team, and we hope we'll see you again soon! All the best,... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Right on the ocean with great live music, very reasonable priced food and drinks! Highly recommend!!

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us! We're so happy you enjoyed the music and the food. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

bar in eating area with TV for sports, live music on patio. The food was mostly Mexican flavors with hamburgers and fried shrimp or other fish baskets. We ordered a hamburger and fries and a fried shrimp and fries. The hamburger was juicy and cooked as ordered but it took three tries to get it as ordered. The shrimp basket... More 

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback here, Pam. We'll do what we can to improve our food and speed up the service. We're sorry your meal wasn't that great, but we can assure you that keeping a clean space couldn't be more important to us. Regardless, we'll share your thoughts with our team, so we can make some improvements. Thanks again,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We sat on the screened porch, overlooking the ocean. We got to listen to the music and hear the ocean waves as we ate. Perfect! I had a chicken wrap while my teenagers had chicken fingers and fries. Food was average~~ but the location was the real treat!

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Nothing beats the sounds of the waves and our live bands! So glad you enjoyed the beach vibe, BeLinda. We wish you'd loved the food just as much, but we can work on that, and we will! Thanks for the feedback! Have a good summer, Gary and Michael More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate a late dinner here and the atmosphere was perfect. We sat outside and listened to the band while sipping piña coladas. I was disappointed in the food though. I expected fresh seafood on the menu but it was more like frozen bar food. I don't recommend this restaurant if your intention is to have lunch or dinner but... More 

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Beach-side piña coladas are always great! We're thrilled you loved the beachy feel, but we wish the food would've made a better impression. We'll work on it! Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

Mount Pleasant
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went out to the Banana Cabana last week, a country guy was playing outback, Paul Jamison was his name (I think)...he was quite good so we decided to stay a while, have an adult beverage and some dinner...Ordered up a fried shrimp basket (just to stay on the safe side)...they were tasty, lightly breaded (as they should be) but were... More 

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

The headline alone sounds great! We're glad you came out and enjoyed some live music and a drink. We'll make sure the shrimp's better next time -- thanks for mentioning it! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was terrible. I couldn't eat my food and my daughter's steak was so fatty she only got a few bites out of it. We still had to pay full price and left with empty unsatisfied stomachs. Don't go here!!

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

We're sorry you and your family left our place dissatisfied, Traci. We certainly don't want that. and we would've been happy to re-make your daughter's steak or your dish. We'll work on making things butter -- thank you for the feedback! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Blue Ridge, GA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was the first place we ate at after a long trip from North GA. We had two children with us and the staff quickly put a table together for the 6 of us. The bar food was good as was the service. Would eat here again.

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Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

So glad you and your family had a great meal at our place! We're used to helping out weary travelers -- it's our pleasure! Hope your beach stay's been just perfect. Take care, Gary and Michael More 

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Additional Information about Banana Cabana

Address: 1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
Phone Number: +1 843-886-4360
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 843-886-4360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to Banana Cabana! We invite you to bring the entire family in to dine with us, relax and enjoy the food & the view. Located right on the beach of Isle of Palms, we're a family friendly establishment offering great American classics and seafood favorites.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?