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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Good food, large servings, ok drink specials and decent waitstaff. Could've been cooler inside considering the heat/humidity. Overall would recommend giving it a try.

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

Emily, thanks for sending others our way! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food, and we appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you soon. Best, Gary and Michael More 

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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

with a name like 'banana cabana' we had high hopes for a laid back, casual beach night. upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with how perfectly 'beachy' the restaurant was-the outdoor seating was shaded with a great breeze! On the night that we were there, there was live music, which wouldve been a nice touch, had the dude (very talented... More 

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

Monica, we're really sorry to hear that your food was such a letdown. It's too bad that it made an otherwise great time not so great, but we appreciate you giving us a heads up. We'll definitely work on improving the things that you mentioned. Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

Indiana
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195 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Took family and had nice meal with a good singer playing. Food just average. We got shrimp quesadillas. Beer good. Laid back place to eat on IOP.

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Thank Adrock1311
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Adrock1311, thanks for joining us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the music and the food and beer. Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Gary and Michael More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Best food on the beach. Casual, beachy atmosphere. Food and service excellent. Friendly staff. Service wonderful. You should drop in, beach clothes and all.

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

Thanks for sending other beach bums our way, Homer! We're so glad to hear that you really enjoyed your experience here, from the food to the service. Hope you'll make it back! 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?