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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
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
Big food

We ate here twice during our stay at Isle of Palms. The menu consists of sandwiches, platters, and assorted bar-type foods, along with a large variety of specialty drinks, many made from (surprise!) bananas! Service was friendly, portions were generous, and prices were fairly reasonable for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Debbie B
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Midland, Michigan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and food! Very close to the beach and we were able to bring our stroller right inside with us! Reasonably priced too!

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

Glad you had a great time! Thanks so much for mentioning the food and service in your review. We couldn't be happier to hear how much you liked our place. We hope you'll stop in next time you're at the beach! Best, Gary and Michael More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay at Isle of Palms. The menu consists of sandwiches, platters, and assorted bar-type foods, along with a large variety of specialty drinks, many made from (surprise!) bananas! Service was friendly, portions were generous, and prices were fairly reasonable for a resort town.

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

It's wonderful that you enjoyed our place so much you ate here twice, Debbie! Glad the service was friendly, and the prices were right, too. Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you'll make it back to the beach soon! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Looking for some good seafood on IOP try Banana Cabana. We were quickly seated outside and the food was incredible. Ordered the fried shrimp platter. This was reasonably priced and got more than enough shrimp. I would recommend getting the Calypso Spuds as a side. Super tasty. I would recommend this place to anyone and cannot wait until my next... More 

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

Hearing you refer to our food as "incredible" is one of the best compliments we could ask for! We're so glad the fried shrimp platter and Calypso spuds were such a home run. Thanks for your great feedback and for recommending us to others. Can't wait to have you back! Best wishes, Gary and Michael More 

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Upon arrival, I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical. However, our party of six decided to stay for dinner and it was amazing!! The menu provided lots of options which allowed everyone to find something they liked. The majority of our group chose seafood and it was all good. The blackened Mahi was UNBELIEVABLY spicy!!!! I like spice,... More 

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

Good food, cold beer, and friendly service -- no wonder everyone left happy! We couldn't be more thrilled to hear how great your meal at our place was, and we'll be passing your kind words along to our team. We're sorry the blackened mahi was a bit spicy for your taste -- we'll see what we can do about that.... More 

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

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

We're thrilled to be a favorite of yours, Eric! It's wonderful that you and your wife stop in so frequently for some mojo chicken and macho nachos. We think we've got a pretty sweet spot here on the beach, too. Thanks for having our back! We'll see you all soon. All the best, Gary and Michael More 

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
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
159 reviews 159 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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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?