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Banana Cabana

1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
+1 843-886-4360
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“macho nachos” (16 reviews)
“fries” (31 reviews)
“mojo chicken” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The drink was good (banana frosty, very filling) but the service was horrible. Not very tentative and they kept disappearing into the field behind the building next door! Very odd. Bathrooms were pretty disgusting. It was good for some time visit.

Thank Amy R
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Amy, we're truly sorry about the poor service. That almost never happens to us, but appears to be a human error. It won't happen again, and we hope you'll give us another chance. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for appetizers and drinks. Get the pina coladas they are made with ice cream. Food was okay typical bar food

Thank jfugate
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The food here was really good. We had a great time. The baskets were plentiful. The drinks were good. We were able to access the beach from the outside.

Thank Amber S
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Amber, we're so glad that you loved our food, drinks, and beach access! Come see us again for another wonderful time. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed June 9, 2017

We ate dinner here with friends while vacationing. The food was delicious and huge portions. My teen son and I split a nacho appetizer and still had plenty left over. It was the size of a medium pizza! We sat at a table outside and...More

Thank MrsSally50
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

I'm so glad the meal was a hit for the whole group, Sally -- I really couldn't ask for more! Between the food itself, the view, and the service, I'm thrilled the meal was nothing short of perfect. Hope we'll see you again soon for...More

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday 6/3/17 around 7:00. Walked in was seated immediately. We ordered the macho nachos for an appetizer and it was great. The seafood platter is big and everything including the fried oysters (in which normally am not a fan of) was perfectly prepared and...More

Thank Jayson B
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

I'm happy to have earned your recommendation, Jayson! It sounds like you ordered well -- the macho nachos are a big favorite and the seafood platter is a great way to try a little bit of everything. So glad you loved the fried oysters and...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017

The view and live music saved this review from being a 1 or 2. The outdoor seating is right on the water and you can see the ocean which is great. There was a man playing live "beach" music on the patio and he was...More

Thank bcucuzza
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

bcucuzza, we're sorry that you didn't have a great time with us. It's super disappointing to see that you won't be joining us again. If there's anything we can do to help you reconsider, please let us know. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

This little hole in the wall restaurant features a large indoor seating area with full bar and an outside seating area connected to a walkway to the beach. Generally, there is live music, hot food and cold drinks. Beachy food baskets (shrimp and fries, oysters...More

Thank Anthony P
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Anthony, thanks for the kind words! We're so glad to see that you appreciated our service, good, and location. Serving up tasty meals beachside is always our pleasure, and we're so glad that you came to see us. Don't be a stranger! Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Hole in the wall restaurant that is SUPER GOOD! Just wish staff paid more attention to table because it was empty when we were there.

Thank albrown77
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2017

albrown77, we're so glad you love dining with us! Come see us again soon. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great location, right on the beach. Music was good. Food was just okay. I don't think I'd go back unless I was right there on the beach and needed some food.

Thank FeelingBeachy13
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

FeelingBeachy13, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're really glad you enjoyed our location and music. We encourage you to try some different menu options next time! Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed May 21, 2017

A beachfront watering hole. We ordered 2 drinks... Our waitress forgot one of them... Geez... Don't come here.

Thank Sam B
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Sam, accidents happen, and we're sorry that we didn't get your order right on the first try. We hope you won't judge our entire business based upon the confusion regarding a drink order. Best, Gary, Owner

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July 7, 2017|
Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue! I do not go to the music nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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