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“Bahamian and sort-of-Chinese” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buccaneer Club

Buccaneer Club
Haynes Avenue | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
242-332-2000
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Ranked #11 of 63 Restaurants in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Fort Myers, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Bahamian and sort-of-Chinese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We ate there in June 2012, dinner. The conch fritters were tasty, but not overly burdened by conch. The sweet-and-sour pork was "edible, but I would never have it again," according to my husband. It had pork in it, but it was like a ham steak cut into geometric strips and cooked in a mostly-sweet corn starch-based sauce, served with a perfectly acceptable scoop of white rice and a little salad. The house vinaigrette was OK, they also bring out a variety of bottled dressings from the supermarket and set them on the table. The steamed pork chop came in a tomato-onion sauce or topping, and our son only ate a small bit of it; he did like the salad. Shrimp fried rice: OK, I should probably not have ordered it, I make this dish at home. When I make it, I use large shrimp and toasted sesame oil and tamari. Forget that: the Buccaneer's shrimp fried rice was SWEET. Not salty, not neutral, but positively sweet, like sugar or pineapple sauce had been added. The shrimp are not large, about fingernail-sized, but they are not the smallest brine shrimp, either. There was no flavor of toasted sesame that usually accompanies SFR, no ancillary veg or fried egg in it (just chopped scallions), and despite all of the bottles on the table, not one of them was soy sauce. The TV was on in the corner, by the bar, the whole time. So, overall, sorry, go there for the patio's atmosphere, the shade tree, the beer (they do have Guinness in the cooler), but it's not really a good choice for dinner (three people, one of whom had one beer, the others soft drinks, $80, service fee added automatically). I'd rate it 2.5 stars, but that's not possible. The people seem nice, it's just not taht aside from Bahamian dishes, it's not restaurant-quality food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Marcos
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Local Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Just what you'd expect from a local breakfast place, good food and nice folks.

Visited June 2012
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“Good burgers!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Friendly server and good copious servings. Centrally located in Governor's Harbour.

Visited June 2012
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San Clemente, California
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“Nothing special, but friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Eggs raw, coffee weak, but the pancakes were great. Prices high for the quality.

Visited May 2012
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Nassau, Bahamas
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“Great bahamian breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

i got the fire engine (steamed corned beef with grits) they have a nice selection of drinks. the seating area was small for a large group, but a small family or group of friends should be perfect.

Visited April 2012
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