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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing and casual fare

My family went here a couple of times while we stayed on IOP. It's like visiting a neighborhood bar with better-than-bar food. The outdoor seating is almost on the beach so the breezes are nice on a warm summer evening. Loved the Jimmy Buffett-type theme.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ArcMom
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Kettering, Ohio, United States
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Kettering, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family went here a couple of times while we stayed on IOP. It's like visiting a neighborhood bar with better-than-bar food. The outdoor seating is almost on the beach so the breezes are nice on a warm summer evening. Loved the Jimmy Buffett-type theme.

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Thank ArcMom
Santa Clarita, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My friend and I were visiting from California and we wanted to see Isle of Palms. When we got there we were so hungry so we walked around and found the Banana Cabana and decided to go there. We were seated on the patio with one of the most amazing views of a gorgeous walkway down to the beach. I... More 

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

We're glad you loved our view! It's definitely one of our favorite things about this place. We're pleased that the food satisfied your appetites, but we wish it had tasted better. Thanks for letting us know what you ordered, though. We'll work on making it better. Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

Atlanta, GA
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyable little seafood restaurant right on the water in Isle of Palms. I had the crab wings which I enjoyed. Interesting take on wings. Wife had a grouper sandwich which she thought was just ok. Conch fritters were good.

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Thank Travel_guy_218
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Glad you liked those crab wings! Thanks so much for dining with us, and for this review. Hope you and your wife will make it back soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Yuma, AZ
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice little bar on the beach. Great location and decent bar food with a seafood emphasis. Good place to meet your friends and tip back a few cold ones.

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

Enjoying a few cold ones with friends is what we're all about! So glad you're a fan of our beach vibe. We hope you'll make it back to our little spot soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here hoping for some good shrimp. That wasn't the case. The fried shrimp didn't appear to have been cleaned very well. Everything tastes the greasy same. Not appetizing at all. Won't be back.

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Thank Dawn M
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Dawn, we're so sorry our shrimp was a disappointment. We wish you would've mentioned it at the time -- we would've been glad to make it up to you! Thank you for the feedback, though. We'll work on it! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Everything was "vanilla". The food was OK, but nothing to write home about. The staff was attentive enough. Not super expensive, but not the best value for your money.

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Thank Donna A
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

We're a little disappointed to hear that your meal was so-so, Donna, but we're happy to have the feedback. We'd really love to increase the value, so we'll work on making things better. Thank you! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Good choice for higher end food on Isle of Palms. We ate there on vacation and enjoyed not feeling like a tourist. We were there off season but still found a full menu and great service. The ocean view is a bit narrow but with a week on the beach it was worth it for the higher quality food. Our... More 

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Thank Jason S
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Jason, thanks for enjoying a meal at our place! We're happy you enjoyed the quality of the food as well as the casual vibe and friendly service. We hope your week at the beach was awesome, and that you'll be back soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went to Banana Cabana in July and rated my experience as terrible. The management tried to make things right by giving me a gift certificate back in July.I decided to give them a second chance so I went back and I am glad I did. I had their Mahi special and it was delicious. The service was outstanding and the... More 

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Thank Traci G
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving us another chance, Traci! We're thrilled that you finally got to enjoy the service and quality cooking that we're known for. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you for another Mahi special very soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stopped in for dinner and we enjoyed the food so much. Boiled, peeled local shrimp were awesome. Loud puppies to top it off. Service was great and atmosphere was very cool. We enjoyed the music and because it was chilly outside, we ate inside. View of the beach was great. We definitely go back because we would love to... More 

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

We're so glad your food was a hit! Thanks so much for joining us for dinner, and for the perfect review here. We hope you'll make it back to enjoy the patio and the live music! Until next time, Gary and Michael More 

Pontiac, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stopped in there for lunch....superb. My husband had the Macho Nachos and they are the best we've ever had anywhere !!! Had a cheeseburger that was great....Rick, our waiter was a blast, he made lunch a memorable experience. Thumbs up, guys !!!

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

We're glad Rick took great care of you all! Doesn't sound like the food was half bad, either. Thanks a lot for the great review. We hope you'll make it back 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?