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Local cuisine, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
We are a tasty Bahamian cuisine serving you fresh seafood daily! For our non seafood lover's we also serve delicious steak and chicken grilled or fried to your likings. We are opened EVERYDAY except Sunday's and we are ready to serve you! If your interested in visiting us at dinner feel free to call and place your reservations and for anything special you may want.
$18 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after a morning on Tropic of Cancer beach. We were starving and thirsty and this place was perfect. Drinks were delicious (and strong!) and the food was amazing! The seasoning on the jerk chicken was perfection. We all cleaned our plates. LOL....Oh, and my daughter had the Alfredo pasta and loved that as well. The whole vibe was fun and exactly what we were looking for. Expect to spend $200 for lunch for 4 people.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

service was slow and horrible, and it was more servers then customers and plenty of open tables. Frozen Drinks were pretty though. View was nice. Food was mediocre. Took forever to come out. Which would be fine, if we were ordering something “fresh” (both of...us got ribs) and if the drinks were coming. However! But then again, I’m glad the drinks weren’t coming, because our bill: 2 rib plate $20 each. 2 daiquiris, 2 beers local bottle and it was $138… 4 ribs on the plate with rice, coleslaw and 2 plantains. No bill given, just a total. 1.5 hrs start to finish with no wait. Nope.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were staying on little Exuma and excited to go to a restaurant nearby. Food is expensive everywhere in the Exuma‘s but particularly expensive here. We were disappointed by the service that we received ,food also was a bit disappointing. Several in our party had...pasta priced At $30 it had a white sauce that I’m pretty sure came out of a jar. A couple of us had a lobster which was really tasty but for $50 they were both very small. A $500 lunch for eight people was a little more than we anticipated as we explored other restaurants, this was definitely not one of the bestMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it so much we went twice during our stay. Very casual & beach front. The food is good, the service is friendly and the view is amazing!!!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best lobster I’ve ever had! I don’t know what they do to it but it is divine! I dream of this lobster and the view when we are gone.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an early dinner and it was a perfect day! The service was great with a welcoming and friendly staff. I had the fried lobster and it was excellent! The drinks were awesome! Don't forget to stop at Mom's Bakery next door. You can't...go wrong with any of the fresh baked items.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate in a lot of good spots on a trip to Exuma, but Santanna's was the very best. Excellent food, terrific service and friendly staff. Every dish was terrific. I read some less than complimentary reviews but decided to try it any way and...I was not disappointed. It's definitely worth the drive and don't forget to stop at Mommy's Bakery next door for rum cake.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 31, 2022

Very friendly staff, good service, Varied menu. Food very good. The shrimp and grouper were delicious. I did not taste the grilled lobster, but saw it at another table. It was huge!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed March 4, 2022

The friendly service by the staff was outstanding. We had an early dinner outside looking at the beautiful waters and talking with the waiter. The drinks were perfect and the fried lobster was the BEST! Don't forget to visit Mom's bakery next door... Delicious desserts...to top your meal off.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 1, 2022

Went to Santana’s because I read great reviews… drove almost an hour to try and was met with pure disappointment. Ordered Lobsters and both were stone cold once u cut into it. Sent it back, they apologized and sent us new plates with 2 free...pieces of Grouper. The free grouper was raw on the insides and the lobster was now heavily over cooked. We also had orders of Ribs, conch and crack chicken. Everything tasted like it was refried in the same oil.. Absolutely disgusting, by far my worst dining experience in Exuma! If I could give it ZERO stars I would!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 19, 2022

We arrived as a party of 9. We were splitting the bill 3 ways which can be confusing so we sat in groups of how we were splitting the bill. The server took our order and 2 out of the 3 groups got their food....The third group sat there for about 15 minutes after everyone else in our group started eating before we realized they just weren't getting any food and the server admitted they lost their order because our group was "confusing" with splitting up the bill. I understand it can be confusing, but we literally sat in 3 different groups to simplify it. They also committed a carnal restaurant sin... people came way after us and got their food before us (those of us who got food) and paid and left while we were still waiting for food. I understand island time, and we 've been to Exuma before and usually spend a couple hours at each restaurant. But when people get their food, eat, and leave before you get your food that is annoying. Plus, having two people out of our group who didn't get their food and being told it was because our group was confusing was frustrating.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 15, 2022

We read several reviews and heard amazing things about Santanas so we had to try it! The food was absolutely delicious!! It is a little bit of a drive from Georgetown but totally worth it!! Everyone in our group felt it was the best meal...of our trip!! Don’t take a trip to Exuma and skip Santanas… you’d be missing out!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

Santanas was recommended to us from some locals. We went there for a late lunch. The staff was super friendly. The view from the deck was amazing. It’s a low key atmosphere and the food was delicious. You can order their hot sauce online and...have it shipped to your house. I recommend it. We will definitely be back to eat there the next time we are in the Exumas!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 15, 2021

Our group of 6 all LOVED our lunch at Santana’s yesterday! Cracked chicken, delicious. Lobster, perfect. And the sides of peas n rice, Cole slaw, and mac n cheese casserole made for a nice big plate. Our server was a sweetheart, I’m sorry I didn’t...ask her name, but she took great care of us. We all said that we;Rex going back before we leave!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 7, 2021

If you visit Exuma and don't visit Santanna's you are truly missing out. My husband and I had one of the best meals of our lives here. I got the lobster and he ordered the BBQ ribs. Everything from the drinks to the sides were...exceptional. And the view is unbeatable. Make your way here for sure!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Bring cash when traveling to Exuma. You will need it for more than any other place we have visited in the Caribbean islands. Don’t worry about exchanging for Bahamas Currency. USD is always accepted.
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Yes, Santanna's Bar and Grill offers takeout services.

Santanna's Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5