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“Best "white sand beach" ever!”
Review of Banana Bay

Banana Bay
Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have been to HI, Aruba, the Caymans, DR and Bermuda and this is by far the best "white sand beach" we have ever experienced. Make the drive, chill on the beach, and then have iced tea at the resteraunt.

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Thank lacortec
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We just completed a snorkel excursion and wanted to experience some original Bahamas beach side food. Our snorkel guide suggested Banana Bay. As we pulled into the parking lot, the scene was perfect; located right off the beach, patio and inside seating (which we used as a torrential rain followed us up the path way). Once inside, we were seated quickly by friendly staff. Our choices of lunch were local cold beer, local fish and the conch chowder. We enjoyed our lunch while watching the storm blow through opening up to a clear sky and beautiful views of the beach and ocean. Many locals were also enjoying lunch as well as other travelers and we were all treated the same. When we go back, we plan to spend an afternoon on the patio experiencing “Bahamas Time.”

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Thank Randy G
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Nice little restaurant right on the beach. The food was great. The service was good. If you are in the area, I would recommend that you stop by for a meal. Try the fish sandwich. The fish fillet was more than an inch thick and over flowing from the bun! The conch chowder is quite good as well.

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Thank Keith H
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

cant beat the location and views, but the food is a bit pricey and service is often very poor...don't ever try the calamari, and our fries were cold and old, if your going to eat stick to a fresh catch of day or conch...

Thank scdm100
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Just sit down at a small wooden table for 4 with a shingle umbrella roof or a picnic table on a large deck. Everything is home made and the conch chowder is what Mama would have made - if she was a good cook or Bahamian. The wait staff have been there for years and service is superb. The owner, Danny Rulli wanders about and greets everyone. He actually cares if you are having a good time and gives great advice and some history of the area. Conch burgers, Chunky chicken salad, mahi mahi or whatever has been freshly caught, best burgers.

All this and you can hang out on wooden lounges or a hammock and watch the sea. Very safe for children - large sand bar with about a 4 inches of water. You have to walk out a half a mile to get water up to your knees. Well that depends on whether the tide is in or out.

Love this place.

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