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Banana Cabana

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American, Bar, Seafood, Southwestern, Pub
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1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
+1 843-886-4360
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for our first meal on our IOP vacation, their hushpuppies are so good and so was their shrimp! Drinks looked good but I had to pass that time, nice patio by the beach.

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Thank Kayla C
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Kayla, thanks for dining with us during your visit to IOP! We're so glad you loved the hush puppies and shrimp, and we really appreciate the awesome review. Hope you get a chance to come in again next time! Best, Gary and Michael More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here twice. Menu has a good variety for everyones taste. Drinks are awesome! Sitting outside under an umbrella, good music, good food and right on the beach. Will be back

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Thank Christina W
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Christina, thanks so much for dining with us twice! We're happy to hear that you loved the drinks and the patio. Can't wait to see you again! Best, Gary and Michael More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice and they serve up one of the best Flounder Sandwiches we have had....great service and very friendly.

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Thank perflip
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you've enjoyed both visits with us! It sounds like you ordered well -- there's nothing better than fresh seafood at the beach. We're thrilled that the service was on the mark too. It's always important to us to create a well-rounded dining experience. With that said, we'd love to welcome you back in again sometime... More 

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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was attentive and the drinks were good. The women's bathroom made me giggle though... Two toilets in one room... I don't know a woman who would use the toilet in a public space without closing the door OR with a stranger in the room. Hahaha!

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Thank Andrea F
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

We're really glad the drinks and service were just what you had in mind, Andrea! Thanks for the love. Sorry if the restroom wasn't quite what you were expecting -- we'll keep that in mind! Hope to see you again someday, Gary and Michael More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to Isle of palms. The place was great first time so we came back enjoyed it just as much. The pina colada were great . I'd recommend the topper😁😁 we will be back again

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Thank Kevin P
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Kevin, thanks for coming back! We're so glad you love our place and our Piña Coladas, and we truly appreciate your wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

Itasca, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

It is just a bar/restaurant on the beach with beach decor and a bunch of dollar bills above the bar. But the Cuban sandwich is one of the best I have ever eaten and the fries are to die for.

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Thank firemanmfd229
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Firemanmfd229, we're so glad you loved our Cuban sandwich and our fries so much! Thank you for coming in, and thanks for the awesome review. Hope you'll make it back soon! Take care, Gary and Michael More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner during our beach trip. Service was a little slower than we would have liked. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. They were very good. We ordered the samplers platter to share. When we ordered, I asked if we good get it another way than fried in which our server said yes, they could... More 

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Thank alhixson
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Alhixson, we're glad you enjoyed your food! We agree, though, that your server should've checked with you before serving your dish fried -- our apologies. Thank you for all of your feedback, though. We really appreciate it, and we hope your beach vacation was a blast! Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We ate at Banana Cabana 3 times during our week stay at IOP. It was a short walk from our condo and the food was good, reasonably priced and we had good service. The fried shrimp and mashed potatoes were very good and I thought they made a decent margarita!

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Thank Cynthia E. H
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Cynthia, thanks for dining with us while you were staying at the beach! We're happy to hear that you loved the shrimp, mashed potatoes, and margaritas. Hope your trip was fantastic! Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

Cleveland, OH
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've been going to the Cabana on my IOP vacations for years. It's laid back and nothing fancy (white-table cloth types, stay away, you won't like it). The decor is simple and probably hasn't changed in 20 years. There is a bar and a handful of tables inside and a large outside seating area with large fans. There is a... More 

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Thank Todd020
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Todd020, thanks for sticking with us all these years! We're happy to hear you're such a longtime fan of our nachos and our laid-back beach vibe. We promise: Those two things will never change! See you next time! All the best, Gary and Michael More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

While it is distractingly like a typical bar, this place has much more to offer. The food was great and relatively faithful on cost. You will not spend too much. The batter on the fried fish was light and the spices they put on the sausage and shrimp just WORKS.

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Thank Todd L
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Todd, we're glad you think everything we're doing here just works -- thank you so much! We hope you'll make it out again soon. All the best, Gary and Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Southwestern, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 843-886-4360
Description
Welcome to Banana Cabana! We invite you to bring the entire family in to dine with us, relax and enjoy the food & the view. Located right on the beach of Isle of Palms, we're a family friendly establishment offering great American classics and seafood favorites.

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