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“Excellent Food & Superior Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Palapa Grill

The Palapa Grill
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
+1 242-358-5000
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Ranked #10 of 41 Restaurants in Great Exuma
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bahamian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Celebrate the bold flavors and traditions of the Bahamas poolside at The Palapa Grill where fresh, local seafood is complemented by the ocean air and tropical outdoor setting. From Caribbean jerk-style seafood to Bahamian barbeque, we offer a real taste of the islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.
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“Excellent Food & Superior Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We were not guests of Grand Isle Resort but went Twice in our week long stay April 28th - May 5th. We were thrilled with the atmosphere and the view to start with but were most impressed with the friendly service and the amazing food. The prices were right about where all the restaurants price food, an entree on average is about $26.00 and alcoholic drinks were $5-$10. This was the best food for the money in my opinion.

Our first time we were slightly disappointed that they were completely out of chicken but understandable as The Regatta was just ending. Three of us had the Seafood Fettuccine and really enjoyed it, but agreed it could have used more shrimp (only 3) and lobster for the price. My Mother-in-law had the Jerk Beef Tenderloin and it was amazing!

When we went back on our last night she had the chicken she wanted and it was really good. My Husband and Father-in-law had the Jerk Tenderloin (and gave me a bite or two) and we all agreed it was the best steak any of us had ever had. It was cooked perfect even though the cuts were very thick, and the meat was melt in your mouth tender. The flavors were amazing. I had the Pan Seared Grouper and not only was the plating extremely beautiful but the fish tasted amazing, especially with the Bahamian salsa. The julienne carrots and squash were even amazing!

I highly recommend this restaurant and suggest reservations, there are few tables but so worth it! We were staying at a private property near Moss Town and found this place easy to get to and it was not a long drive. I think this place deserves a higher ranking overall for the restaurants on the island, but assume that it is somewhat of a hidden gem.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“Friendly and casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The restaurant and bar at Grand Isle has gotten better! The staff is also super friendly and accommodating. If you are staying at Grand Isle, you can order room service from here too!

Visited March 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Georgetown visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great Club sandwiches, good service and a fun bar.

Visited March 2012
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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Pallappa's at Grand Isle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Nice selection of food. We stayed here at Grand Isle for 1 week so pretty much had everything on the menu. Had dinner and lunch a few times. The wraps/sandwiches are good at lunch. Dinners and appies were also good. The salads were a little boring as sometimes it only seemed like lettuce. Might be nice to put a special on the menu each night for a little more variety, particularly if you are a guest at this resort.

Visited March 2012
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“Superb food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We have been patrons of Pallappa for sometime now and this establishment continues to provide quality food in a picturesque setting. The menu has been tweeked recently, which is an improvement for choice.

Visited March 2012
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