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“Good food and and nice relaxed atmosphere”
Review of Banana Cabana

Banana Cabana
Ranked #10 of 33 Restaurants in Isle of Palms
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Description: 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.
Washington, DC
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food and and nice relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

A nice restaurant located in the center of Isle of Palms right next to the beach. There are not too many choices in that location, and this place is probably one of the best. We tired their specials and he crab soup. Both were quite good. Decently priced drinks as well. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, which is great, too.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Slow Service and Poor Food”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

When we came upon this restaruant/bar it seemed like it might be a dive bar full of character but we were wrong. We were not seen by a waitress for about 5 minutes (the place was pretty empty) and it took even longer to get our beers. Waiting for a beer is always the worst sign. We ordered the crab dip which looked (and probably tasted) just like wet cat food. I had the buffalo shrimp which were tiny and basically looked like they had been microwaved and then drenched in tabasco sauce. The only thing at the table that looked good was the greek salad - but honestly its pretty hard to screw up a salad. When the bill came it was extremely over priced for the meal and service that we paid. Avoid this place if you are looking for anything besides and drink and head over to somewhere worth paying for on Sullivans Island.

  • Visited May 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
“Poor service”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went for appetizer and drinks, was seated right away and promptly had our order taken. After our drinks were served, we were completely ignored. Finding someone to take our request for a second drink was a painful search and wait. Same for the third, so we decided to just ask for a bill when we ever saw a server again. Not a problem, because the server eventually appeared and asked if we were ready for our bill. Guess they just were not interested in having customers that day.

  • Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently good food and great outdoor seating.”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to the Banana Cabana for years each time we visit Isle of Palms. The meals through the years have been consistently good and reasonably priced. We always sit outdoors. In the evening they have a musician playing out there. I got the fried flounder. It was very good. My husband got the fried shrimp and was disappointed in the size of the shrimp and felt like it had been over cooked. That was probably the first time one of us has had a bad meal there. Nonetheless, I'm basing my recommendation on years of going to this place and it's worth going I. Your flip flops and t shirt and having a laid back time.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“More than a little disappointed”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had the fritters and they were filled with red/green veggies, peppers perhaps, which totally overwhelmed the flavor, served with chili sauce, bad! I ate one, that was more than enough!! My husband had a fried fish sandwich, which was very fishy, the fries were not crisp, would not return, the only good thing was sitting outside.

Visited April 2014
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