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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Ate here while staying at Palms Oceanfront. It's literally next door and the food was pretty good. Great wait staff and fun environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Nathan W
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Clemson, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The wife and I stopped here Lil under 2 yrs ago when searching for a home in the charleston area well at least once a month we stop I to get mojo chicken and baby red smash taters witch is heaven as a appatizer macho nachos with pulled chicken or beef is Absolutely amazing that and it just off the... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ate here while staying at Palms Oceanfront. It's literally next door and the food was pretty good. Great wait staff and fun environment.

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

Glad you had a good time at our place, Nathan! We hope the rest of your vacation was just as fun. We'll be sure to let the servers know how much you appreciated them. We're happy you liked the food, too. Hope you'll visit next time you're at the beach! Best wishes, Gary and Michael More 

Bossier City
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Banana is a beach is a great beach dump. Old decor, casual staff, cold drinks, and good food. Had a tuna steak sandwich cooked rare with seasoned fries and a beer. The tuna was expertly cooked and the fries were crispy. The bun was nice and soft and the veggies were crispy. Live bands when warm (according to the... More 

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

Glad you think we're a must when visiting the beach, Patrick! It's fantastic that the casual vibe and perfectly prepared tuna steak were such a hit. We hope you'll get a chance to visit again this summer! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Shrimp basket was warm and fresh, fries were crispy and tasty. It wasn't much but just right for lunch.

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

What a wonderful compliment to read that you enjoyed the Shrimp Basket, and the fries! We're very flattered that you enjoyed your lunch with us. Our door's always open if you're looking for a bite to eat in the future! Until next time, Gary and Michael More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We both had the Greek Salad, mine with fried oysters, hers with grilled shrimp. The shrimp were good, but the oysters had an unpleasant, although not over-powering "off" flavor that I could not identify. I'm of the opinion that a true Greek salad has no lettuce. These were fairly large salads made up mostly of iceberg lettuce, with token pepper,... More 

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

We're very concerned about the fact that your oysters tasted off. We serve only fresh seafood, so that's definitely disconcerting, and we'll be looking into it. Sounds like you weren't too impressed with the Greek salad, either. We'll see what we can do about including olives that are more in line with traditional Greek fare. Sounds like you were a... More 

Central Florida, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place was a mixed bag of good and bad. We had the macho nachos which were excellent. We shared them among 4 of us and there were plenty for all of us. We had the chicken tenders (excellent) and the fried flounder basket (awful and fishy tasting).

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

It's wonderful that you loved the macho nachos and the chicken tenders so much. We only wish the fried flounder basket had been as good. Sorry to hear it tasted so fishy -- we'll work on making that better. Thanks for the feedback. Take care! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Dover, Ohio
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Everyone was very friendly, waitress was a real sweetheart! Food was very good and priced right. The Chocolate Covered Banana Daiquiri was AMAZING!

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

We're so glad to hear you're a fan of our place! Couldn't be happier to know that our service was so warm and our food was delicious. We think that Chocolate Covered Banana Daiquiri is a pretty unique treat -- glad you go to try it. Hope to see you on your next trip to the beach! Best wishes, Gary... More 

Wilmington, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have been coming here since 1999. Love the place! Great food, you've gotta try the seafood burrito and the macho nachos! Although, I promise you that I have never had a bad meal here. On vacations, we come here almost everyday. Heck, I've even came for lunch turned around and came back for dinner! The staff is awesome! Always... More 

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

Sounds like you found your cheeseburger (or nachos) in Paradise, Kimberly! It's awesome that you love coming to our place so much that you've eaten more than one meal in a day here. We'll be sure to let the rest of the staff know how much you've always appreciated their fun and friendly attitudes. We just couldn't be happier to... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The app Crab Dip...WOW but it should have been served with pita points instead of crackers. But it was DELICIOUS!! And good portion! Priced right also. Also had the seared Tuna with Fried Oysters! Very tasty, plentiful and a great price. The side of mashed potatoes was very good. Red potatoes with skin on....YUMMY! And the mixed drinks were very... More 

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

Thanks for sending others our way! It's wonderful that you loved everything you ate from the crab dip to the mashed potatoes. The fried oysters are definitely one of our favorites, too. We're thrilled that your bartender was so friendly and that you were pleased with their drinks, too. We'll be sure to pass your compliments along. We hope to... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our favorite Isle of Palms restaurant. Food is GREAT, service is friendly! Can't imagine Isle of Palms without the Banana Cabana!!!

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

We're thrilled to be your favorite place to eat in IOP, Susan! It's awesome that you love the food as well as the service, and that we're a staple of your visits to the beach. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, 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?