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“An Amazing Find on Eleuthera!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House

The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House
Rainbow Bay, EL 25053, Eleuthera
242-335-0294
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Ranked #4 of 63 Restaurants in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fresh Catch Eleuthea Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Organic Salad & Vegetables & Wood Fire Pizza (Live Entertainment 4 night a week)
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An Amazing Find on Eleuthera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

'The Rainbow Inn' is definitely one of the best seafood restaraunts in The Bahamas! The grouper is absolutely excellent as well as the items on the dinner menu. I do recommend you should definitely try the exquisite taste this restaraunt offers. Not only is the food excellent, but the portion of what you order is by far better than most Caribbean seafood restaurants on Eleuthera. Excellent customer service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rhonda W, Owner at The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
We are so pleased you found us and that you enjoyed your time spent with us, we love our patrons are so grateful that you took the time to review your experience with us!!!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steakhouse... Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stumbled upon the Rainbow Inn on our first afternoon in Eleuthera. We ordered lunch, the food was excellent and the view was breathtaking. The staff has got to be some of the nicest people we had ever met. On our 3rd day on the island, we brought in a few fish that we caught and they cooked it up for us in up to 6 different ways. It was like each course was the best thing I had ever eaten. I would highly reccomend this place for dinner or lunch any day while you are in Eleuthera. (probably breakfast too although we never made it in for that). Thank you Rainbow Inn Restaurant for making our stay in Eleuthera one that I will never forget! I cannot wait to visit again:):)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rhonda W, Owner at The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
It was such a pleasure meeting you guys and cooking all of the wonderful fresh Mahi Mahi and Wahoo you caught, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review it means a lot to us and we look forward to serving you again on your next visit to our island in the sun.
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Not My Favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We just spent 2 weeks in Eleuthera and loved it!! We loved everything about the Island and since we were staying in the Rainbow Bay area we went to the Rainbow Inn on 3 occasions over the course of the 2 weeks. The first time we went for lunch and had a wonderful lunch, lovely service, great drinks, good conversation with the owners and their family. We thought we had made a spectacular find. The next twice that we went it was for dinner and we were disappointed to note that when being served by the restaurant staff as opposed to the owners the personal touch was noticibly missing, in fact the second evening we were quite disappointed by the attitude of our male waiter. The menu is very nice and the food was excellent at every meal. The layout of the Rainbow Inn created a bit of discomfort for me because to get to the dining room seating area you have to walk through the bar and if the bar is crowded and noisy it feels a little intimidating. The noise from the bar is heard quite clearly from the dining area so a quiet intimate dinner is not a possibility. It is one of the more expensive places we ate while on the Island even though we had many good meals in a variety of restaurants. The seating for the dining room is in a screened porch and the view is absolutely lovely during the day but of course can't be seen after dark, so that was another plus for eating there at lunch time. During our last dinner there was a smell of septic wafting in from the outdoors which was likely unusual and would have been quickly identified and the problem fixed by the owners, but it did detract significantly from our experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RhondaRainbow, Owner at The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with us, we are thrilled that you enjoyed meeting us (Mish & Zev, the owners) and that you enjoyed each meal spent with us, we apologize that you were less than impressed with our male server (Christopher) he can get a little flustered but i assure you he is a very sweet boy and that is why we love him so much. I do have to agree with you that on certain nights in our restaurant when we cater to a lively party crowd it can be a little loud and therefor harder to enjoy a quiet meal, that is why we limit these nights to Monday and Saturday. All in all we are pleased that you enjoyed chatting with us and especially that you enjoyed your meals with us. We look forward to serving you again
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
“Fantastic food, people and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This place couldn't have been better. We caught a gorgeous sunset from our table, had the best cooked grouper on the Island and the best conch fritters. The Lenny salad tastes like it just got picked from someone's backyard garden and you cannot leave without a slice of the pineapple rum cake. We liked it MUCH better than Tippy's, who seem to be their biggest competition. Best of all the owners were delightful and came and chatted with us. The whole place feels homey and very welcoming, and the food is truly outstanding - you can tell it is cooked with a lot of love.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RhondaRainbow, Owner at The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, it means a lot to us to know that our patrons are enjoying their experiences with us, we love our place and take pride in our food quality and services. Your kind words about us and our servers have made our day!!! we look forward to serving you again soon .... Love The Rainbow Family
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“Fantastic find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Even the beachy venues on Eleuthera such as this aren't cheap but this place feels, acts and is local. The bar is buzzy and the food is great. Enjoy.

Visited April 2013
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RhondaRainbow, Owner at The Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your time spent at The Rainbow Inn, it was our pleasure to serve you and we thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we hope to see you again on your next visit to our little island. Love Rainbow
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