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“Great Food - Great Atmosphere”
Review of Bugaboo Bay

Bugaboo Bay
Ranked #51 of 73 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was a great place to relax and eat. The food choices are numerous but one should try the onion rings - they were super!! Great atmosphere, good service and good food, what more could you ask for.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Always a treat to sit at bug a boo and enjoy the outdoor seating and views of lake l'homme diu. A busy place in the summer and the opening of Zorbaz across the street has seemed to make it busier as more folks come to the area. You can even come by boat on the chain of lakes and tie up across the road. Like onion rings? This is the place, but be warned the heaping plate is more than two people can eat and still have a regular meal! The fare is tasty and a good selection of sandwiches and wraps. We love the wide selection of fun specialty drinks and tasty sauces that come with your meal. For the active, there is a sand volleyball court. We had a great server who was personable and attentive.

I do need to acknowledge the other reviewers that the service can be spotty at times. In fact for, the first time in a long time, we did not leave a tip at a visit in Late July. We did leave a note with the bill explaining our dissapointment and why the server totally missed the mark. Be aggressive and let your server know your expectations. As a matter of fact, we find uneven service to be a common thread in many establishments in the Alexandria area.

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Thank Tom P
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Reserved for 20 people for an Anniversary party. It took over 20 minutes for our drinks to come and several were wrong. Could understand if place was busy but was REALLY SLOW. Ordered or devours soon as walked in-still took 30 minutes and believe it or not drinks did not come until after or devours served-jeez. As it was a special 50th Anniversary-would have hoped BugaBoo Bay would have made some special acknowledgement--but did not. Found out couple weeks later that birthdays & Anniversary's they will offer a free drink or dessert--BUT THEY DID NOT! Very disappointed. No personal touch & did not get welcomed by owners who were there and not busy.

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Thank mjfay
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

we stopped in and had some great half off apps 3-6 every week night. Fun atmosphere and fun activities for our family

Thank TanyaBrady
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our table overlooked the lake, the umbrellas above kept the hot sun off our backs, and the wait staff was most attentive.
Our son ordered the onion rings---truly enough for all 5 of us (and he took the rest in a 'to go' box)! Half are dipped in a Blue Moon beer batter (light colored ones) and the other half in Sam Adams beer batter (darker colored)---with a tempura-style coating---amazing!
Our entrees were wonderful as well--great selection as well.
There honestly was nothing disappointing about our experience...loved it!

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Thank Sana K
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