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“Upscale and worth the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Da Smoke Pot

Da Smoke Pot
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Cat Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Upscale and worth the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

Renee is a GREAT cook and Julian an energetic host. The place is clean and charming. After dinner the rake n' scrape musicians take over the porch and everyone gets included in the act. The beachfront is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. You must have reservations for dinner, but you can always stop in for the music and an icy cold beer.

Visited June 2014
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Pearland, Texas
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Bahamian Entertainment / Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to the Smoke Pot on the last night of our stay on Cat Island. Julian and Renee have themselves quite a little priceless setup there. Call in your order early, and be prepared for a great time once you arrive. The ribs and the cracked conch are must-haves, and always have a Bahama Mama or a Kalik to wash them down. The fresh fish was also noted as being very delicious. As soon as the meal is over, everyone gathers on the patio for a little Raking and Scraping. True audience participation Island fun if there ever was. Julian and his band entertained for a solid 2 hours, with each member of our group taking turns in the band playing the saw. If you are lucky, you may even get to play the drums for a song or 2 also. No one is immune. Do it and have a blast !

  • Visited June 2014
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never Disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Renee and Julian really know how to make your Cat Island Experience! Not only do they have the Freshest Catch of the Day, they know how to put on a show. This is definitely the place to go on the island. Make sure you call by 2pm to put in your order and approximate time, they have to go catch your dinner! Ask your Manager at your place of stay!

  • Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Food and Fun the Second Time Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were excited to get back to Da Smoke Pot and to the quintessential host and gentleman, Julian; his wonderful wife Renee’s cooking; and of course, the great guys of the Rake and Scrape band. We first experienced this local institution last year with a group from where we were staying, and it was just as fun, if not more fun, of an evening this time around. We opted for the delicious fish and cracked conch dinners again and were once again pleased with the quality of the food and its preparation. Top it off with a cold Kalik, and this is a wonderful local meal, at a very reasonable price, that you must not miss. The Rake and Scrape band were terrific again, and it was great fun to take a turn at the saw again and to dance the night away. Do make this a stop during your visit to Cat Island – you won’t regret it. Thanks again for a fabulous time, Julian. You and Da Smoke Pot are truly one of a kind and special!

  • Visited May 2014
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Durham, New York
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9 reviews
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“do not miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

awesome food, great local entertainment (rake & scrape) friendly people fun times. the band let us all participate by letting us all have a turn on the saw. lots of laughs and lots of great memories

Visited June 2014
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