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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
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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  • 85
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, awesome live music

The food here is just fine. But the live music and the relaxed atmosphere is what we needed. My kids danced the night away to Jig Wiggler's One Man Band. I didn't worry about them running away or breaking anything. It was so nice. Outside seating. We stayed for a few extra drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food here is just fine. But the live music and the relaxed atmosphere is what we needed. My kids danced the night away to Jig Wiggler's One Man Band. I didn't worry about them running away or breaking anything. It was so nice. Outside seating. We stayed for a few extra drinks.

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Columbia, SC, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really good for very casual and right off the beach drinks and eats. Try the Cuban an/or the Patty Melt!

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Ohio
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a great meal. Everything was fresh and so tasty! I loved the atmosphere here and the seafood was delicious. The view was first rate. We've eaten here in several previous trips to the area, and are always satisfied with the food and service.

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

Thanks for coming back! We love hearing from our seasonal regulars on Tripadvisor. It's really fantastic to hear that you're a fan of everything, especially the fresh food and the service -- thank you! We hope we'll see you next summer. All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a late lunch with large extended family group. THey worked with us to seat us quickly and service was great.

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

We're so glad our team was able to accommodate your large group, Marc! We're always glad to welcome families in, so thanks for stopping by! Hope your beach trip was a blast! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Try the old bay wings. We drop by this place every time we vacation at IOP. Beers seem kinda small for the price.

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

Hey, Wes, thanks for recommending the old bay wings to others! It's awesome to know that you like them so much, you stop by every time you're at the beach. As for the beers, they're all standard pours and can sizes, and we think $3 or $4 is pretty fair. Hope to see you soon! All the best, Gary and... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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368 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It started raining on the beach so we ran in to seek shelter and tried a few of their specials of the day. It was all really good! Grilled mahi and tuna steak sandwiches were cooked perfectly and delicious.

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

We hate that the weather wasn't so great last weekend, but we're thrilled that you ended up at our spot, Jaime! Thanks for letting us know it was all good. We hope you'll be back! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Liberty Township, Ohio
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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

Best drink on the beach? What a compliment -- thank you, Melissa! Glad you loved the food and the service, too. Stay cool out there! Best, Gary and Michael More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

We wish your seafood dinner had been great instead of just good. Thanks so much for the feedback here -- we'll work on it. Glad you enjoyed your Cosmo and the company! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Augusta, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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10 reviews
5 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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?