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Big Banana 17 61

VC Bird International Airport | Coolidge, St. John's, Antigua
+1 268-480-6979
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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“pizza” (19 reviews)
“ginger beer” (2 reviews)
“place to eat” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
VC Bird International Airport | Coolidge, St. John's, Antigua
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Spent a morning in here this week, whilst in transit from Montserrat to Manchester. The food was tasty, fresh, and well presented. They were quite happy for us to have coffee and banana bread first, then sit reading and using the free WiFi for an...More

Thank J S
Alfredo D, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

thank you for sharing your experience and comments, I will Ask to find out which server she was.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Although we were a bit disappointed that they were fresh out of stock of what we ordered, the pleasantness of the waitress made up for it. It was really service with a smile. The local gInger beer is great, but my husband thought that the...More

Thank alexandrina55
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you so much for your comments, i would love to have know which waitress as to thank her for doing a good Job.... ill look into the Tamarind Juice

Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went into this place on the recommendation of my sister and parents who had eaten there previously. My sister and other members of our party had got to the restaurant 10 minutes before I got there and had ordered a bottle of wine which...More

1  Thank tonypauletteh
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Dear Tony As a company that prides itself on good customer service and tasty food we are extremely disappointed to hear that you experienced the complete opposite, please accept our sincere apology. Such a poor level of service is unacceptable regardless of whether or not...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I ordered 2 slices of pizza, a chicken sandwich and 2 diet cokes. I thought I misheard her at first when she said $44. I handed her $30 thinking she had said $24. Again she stated $44 American dollars. She said would...More

1  Thank cliff2026
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for visiting Antigua, I would like to make note that Big Banana is the Location by Gate 4 not the other place you first ordered from. I do apologies for any unpleasantries you experienced and hope you give Antigua another visit. We should...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

Everything is good at BIG Banana especially after a long morning shift. and the staff is really friendly and nice

Thank zanny268
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

thank you, it always a pleasure serving

Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Big Banana on two or three occasions when visiting Antigua. It's always busy but we have usually managed to get a table. The food is always good but be warned the portions are large. Service can be a little slow...More

Thank javic6gc
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

thank y for your wonderful comments, look forward to serving yo again...

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Although the new Air Terminal is completed in Antigua, the Big Banana is still in temporary quarters in the departure lounge. Their pizza was average and although the slice is big so is the price. Ten dollars Canadian ($18.00 EC) for the pizza and $7.25...More

Thank Chevelle300
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

thank you for your comments,

Reviewed 2 February 2016

Big Banana is usually the go to spot to grab a bite to eat while you are waiting on your flight. However, now that everything has moved on up to the big posh new airport the prices have been increased. The food is still great...More

Thank Trulygolden
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Thank you for your patronage... look forward to taking care of you on your next visit...

Reviewed 1 February 2016

Have had to frequent this airport on a few occasions, and I'm amazed at the lack of places to eat. Fortunately, the Big Banana was open, and I'm glad to say the food was of generous portion and tasty. The staff were very pleasant, and...More

Thank Steve W
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Thank you for visiting the Big banana, we do apologies for our temporary state and will have the full facilities open by summer. Thank you again.

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

The service was to slow. We were shown to a table and had to wait 10 minutes or more before we could get the menu. After receiving the menu, we then had to wait another 20 minutes before being attended to.

Thank Dwayna S
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

I do apologies for the slow service, please do visit us again, I am sure you will notice a few differences...

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zanny268
Do you still deliver and is there a cut off time
18 March 2016|
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Response from RandR1948 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...can't give you an answer...I ate downtown during a stay in October.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: VC Bird International Airport | Coolidge, St. John's, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 268-480-6979
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Description
Big Banana's 17° 61° Restaurant at VC Bird International Airport has been catering to a regular flow of holiday makers, business people and locals for over 18 years. The modern smoke-free, air-conditioned restaurant (located on the first floor) provides table service and a superb selection of favorite local and international dishes -including our legendary hot dogs and signature Big Banana Pizzas as well as salads, burgers, subs, chicken, pasta and our delicious daily specials. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an excellent offering of your favorite beverages for whatever time of day you stop by! Satellite TV and free WIFI are also available. Once through Immigration and Security, the Big Banana Departure Bar offers an excellent range of sandwiches, hot and cold beverages and our famous pizzas of course. Club 17° 61° Executive Lounge for VIP and Executive Class travellers is available to Priority Pass Members and passengers of participating airlines. It is located on the upper level of the departure lounge.
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