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Reviewed October 28, 2023 via mobile

Amazing views. Excellent customer service. Cuban Sandwich is absolutely worth its weight in gold. Fabulous perk of Sailport Suites!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

You don’t even have to leave the property to get delicious drinks and food all poolside with a beautiful bay view. We enjoyed the chicken salad wrap and breakfast was delicious too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed February 16, 2023

Really a food truck connected to the bar. Made a great fish sandwich that enjoyed two times while staying at the Sailport Suites. Also had a Cuban mix and Cheese steak. Will pass on the Conch Fritters next time though. But looking to try some...of the other choices on next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 14, 2023

Fun pool side food and bar at the Sailport Waterfront Suites. Excellent service and the food is a very pleasant surprise. Really good beach burgers and sandwiches. Fun fruity drinks. Fabulous attitude and fun bartender.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

We loved coming here during our stay everyone was so friendly the food is good it’s nice and clean they take care of the property and pool very well and the bonfire by the beach is so nice we enjoyed our vacation 😊

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

We stayed here over an extended Memorial Day weekend. It was around 7 after we got settled in our room and we didn’t fee like going back out so decided to grab something quick at the poolside cafe. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest...but just wanted something to hold us until the morning. My husband got the cheesesteak, my daughter got chicken tenders and I got the shrimp po’boy. WOW, talk about good. My husband raved about the cheesesteak, my daughter kept saying how crispy and perfect the tenders were. The shrimp po’boy was soooooo good! In fact, the food was so good, we ate most of our meals there. The tacos were just ok. The ladies were pleasant also. I ended up trying. The cheesesteak on our last night and it was really good, just a bit salty. I highly recommend this place. Just don’t wait until the last minute because everyone makes a mad dash to put in orders right before closing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

The location of this restaurant is ideal - on the grounds of the Sailport Waterfront Suites. If you're at the hotel and don't feel like going out for a meal, and you didn't happen to stock the refrigerator in your room, this is the best...thing going! Give them a phone call to place your order (it's loud - be prepared to yell into the phone) and pick up your food in about 20 minutes. You can eat at one of the outdoor tables nearby, or take it back to your room. We enjoyed the tacos and nachos. Ask for extra salsa on the side - the pico de gallo they serve is a tiny amount.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Was pleasantly surprised by the great food at this little pool-side eatery in the Sailport complex. Great drinks and sandwiches in a beachy atmosphere plus they are open for breakfast!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 10, 2021 via mobile

During our stay at Sailport Suites, this was our primary go-to. There’s a real relaxed vibe at this pool-side bar/restaurant. Perfect for vacation. You’ll love the fun drinks, good music, and Excellent food. We really liked the fish sandwich and chicken salad wrap. Service could...be spotty depending on who was behind the bar. We found Shonee and Shannon to be absolutely the tops. Enjoy your visit!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

It's a hidden gem. We stayed at the Godfrey round the corner and looked for somewhere to eat with a fussy couple of kids, we tried this place. Lovely little setting and the staff were very helpful and the food was ideal to set you...off on your day. Little tip get the breakfast burrito.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

We tried several of their items during our stay and enjoyed every one of them. The burgers were cooked perfectly! They seemed to have a well stocked bar, but I was having surgery so I couldn't drink...bummer!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

It was a great start to our vacation! We Arrived at the sailport and went straight to Big Bamboo Bayside for drinks and lunch. The kids were able to swim in the heated pool when it was a bit chilly and we could relax at...the bar. Drinks and food were delicious! Everyone had a great time. Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I spent four nights at the Sailport Suites. The Bi Bamboo Bayside is a restaurant located in the pool area of the resort. The restaurant is not independently operated and therefore you cannot charge your drinks or food to your room. Really...not a big deal. My wife and I had lunch poolside on our first day at the hotel. My wife had the shrimp tacos and I had the jerk chicken tacos with tortilla chips and salsa. We enjoyed the tacos however my jerk chicken was far from being authentic jerk but was still good. Overall the Big Bamboo is a welcome option for dining drinks as it’s the only restaurant located at the hotel. Certainly worth having lunch, dinner or drinks while staying at the resort.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

We had breakfast at the Big Bamboo -- because it was part of our "vacay package." The young lady running the operation was very pleasant -- and did everything except cook the food. We both had bacon and eggs -- hot cakes and fruit. I...asked for my bacon to be well done. It was -- and it was very good. My wife's -- on the other hand -- looked like it was cooked for 3 seconds on each side. (ok......maybe 10 seconds) She didn't eat any of it. You have a choice of scrambled or scrambled for the eggs. They were decent. I would suggest that you get them scrambled !!! The young lady that ran the show did an excellent job -- taking care of all the customers having breakfast. She was cheerful -- and nothing seemed to faze her. Would we go again? Of course -- just for the scrambled eggs!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Staying at Sailport, we wanted a convenient place for a snack dinner - this filled the bill. If possible, go for the Sunset drinks offer at half price. Match this with their sandwiches for a tasty and filling meal at a reasonable price. At the...same time you can appreciate the coastal view and the adjoined swimming pool.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BIG BAMBOO BAYSIDE, Tampa - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Big Bamboo Bayside offers takeout services.

Big Bamboo Bayside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5