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“Laid back lunch spot, great food!”
Review of Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill - CLOSED

Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are a small family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. We are from Aix en Provence in the South of France where we had a restaurant for many years. Bertrand is the chef and works only with locals markets, and fresh produces. He makes fresh bread everyday. And we also have wonderful French wines. Each weak a new specialty for your pleasure. Come to see us.... Bon appetit!!!!!
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Tried out this place on a Thursday. It is a nice little laid back place with a lot of art to look at and my 5 yr old daughter enjoyed checking it out. Tina was our server and the bartender as it was about 2pm when we came in. I had a grilled grouper salad, hubby had a crabcake sandwich and daughter had the chicken strips. All were very good. Service was a little more on the laid back side which I didn't mind because there was so much to look at but hubby was starving. Tina was a lot of fun. Instead of Caribbean music she had some Motown playing. Nothing wrong with listening to Marvin Gaye singing "What's Going On" across from the beach on a beautiful day!!! Really enjoyed this place!!!

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Thank tngirlcali
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PJ S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Glad you enjoyed our little island place...we like the laid back style and relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We miss you already! we go to Bradenton Beach every year for five days and we always look forward to having fresh and delicious meals. the owners and staff are super cool and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful weekend and we will see you next year..

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Thank concetta s
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PJ S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Thanks we enjoyed having all the Long Island Ladies all week. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to AMI and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Return visits for us, great lunches! Friendly staff, fun local food choices, great hot dog and burgers!

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Chris S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Thanks, you cant beat the lunch and happy hour deals...I think we are the best value on the island if you are looking for fun food and cheap drinks before 5 pm.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Everything about this place was wonderful - the laid-back atmosphere, the live music, the delicious food and drinks. Excellent service. We sat at the bar and had lots of fun!

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Chris S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Thanks for getting it! We strive to be the most casual and fun experience on the island short of Skinny's you can't get more relaxed and casual than that. Thanks

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Banana Cabana was a welcome change after several days of eating cookie-cutter combinations of fish, steak, and french fries.
This restaurant is exactly what you think of when you picture a quirky little island dive. Very colorful murals on the walls, reggae music and food that is truly unique compared to the other restaurants on the island. I had a chimichanga with a side of plantains. It was quite simply the best food I had all week.
Tina, our bartender/waitress was very friendly and made good recommendations for things to do around the island. The restaurant has live music on Friday nights. I only wish I could have been able to make it on Friday, because I think I would have discovered the complete island experience I was searching for all week.

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Thank Starky360
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Chris S, Owner at Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Thanks for calling us a " quirky little island dive" can you let Guy Fierri know about us...diners, drive-ins and dives. That is exactly what we are going for and I appreciate the fact that you loved it.

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