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Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
+1 242-358-5000
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Exumas several times but this was our first time eating here. Very nice setting with a beautiful view for lunch. The food was delicious and came out very quick. Staff very friendly. Worth a visit for sure.

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Thank Christi P
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Christi P, Thank you for stopping into Grand Isle Resort and dinning at Palapa Grill. The setting we believe is one of the finest on the island and we are so please to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Next trip stop in for a massage at our spa or even better stay in one of our villa...hint hint.... More 

New England, USA
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried both breakfast and lunch here on our last trip and both were very good! The kids had cheeseburgers, which were delicious, and we had the salad with lobster, amazing! The desserts were also fantastic - don't miss the home made ice cream!

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Thank NewEnglandTraveler09
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear NewWnglandTraveler09, So happy to hear you found our lobster salad clearly one of the favorites along with the ice cream that many people are not aware of. Have an amazing holiday and please come back and see us again soon. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Ottawa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It you start with perfectly cooked fish there is a possibility you will have a memorable meal because perfectly cooked fish is a real rarity. We've only had it twice before in Sydney Australia and Granada Spain. But it's not very often it all really comes together with impeccable personal service and with a romantic view, such as Emerald Bay.... More 

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Thank Glenn007
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Glenn007, Love the trip advisor name fits to a T. The Palapa associates and I would to sincerely thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We hope to see back again very soon for another world class dinner. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Antioch, Illinois
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning scenery and good food for a reasonable price at a very upscale resort. Had the smoked salmon Benedict for $15, which came with a healthy serving of fries. Service was fast.

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Thank Jen N
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Jen N, The team in Palapa is thrilled that you were pleanatly surprised with our reasonable prices and good food (:>. Thank you for taking the time to review and for visiting our restaurant, hope to see you back soon for another stunning Salmon Benedict! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Cltohier More 

ilfracombe
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food very good and staff were extremely friendly. Would recommend fish dishes and try cocktails. The location give wonderful views.

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Thank david s
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear David S, Wonderful news! Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Key Largo, Florida
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The menu got cut in half since last year. The items on the menu are very well cooked and taste nice. The price is on the high side. The portions on the low side. The plates look wonderful, the presentation is really nice. The service is very friendly. Overall a good place to eat but be ready to spend some... More 

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Thank MASCGA
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear MASCGA, Thank you for returning to Palapa Grill and taking the time to review. We are pleased you enjoyed the meal and will defiantly look at the portion sizes to ensure they are ample. We sometimes get the concern with to large of entrees and are always looking for the right balance of portion size. Your review does assist... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here several times! The fish tacos were the best I have ever had! The drinks are very good!! Dinner was hit or miss. The fish over cooked. The lobster and beef were over seasoned. Just stick to the lunch menu and everything will be great! The view is worth the trip!!!

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Thank Amy P
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Amy P, Once again thank you for staying at Grand Isle Resort and taking the time to review our resort on Trip Advisor. Next trip we will ensure you have available the lunch menu at dinner! However the fish, lobster and beef should have been perfect not over seasoned! We are reviewing this with the chef! Please accept our... More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Dined at the Palapa for dinner and during lunch, as well as for drinks pool-side. The food is really good, however, I really, really wish they offered more fish - conch, shrimp, more seasonal seafood offerings. I don't really care for a BLT when I'm on a tropical island, I wish they had fried conch strips with spicy marinara for... More 

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SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Karolinka13, Thank you for dining with us and for your ideas on menu selections. We will take this into serious consideration. Have a great year, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fish tacos were excellent! Drinks are very good. Atmosphere is fantastic - overlooking the resort negative edge pool and the beautiful Emerald Bay.

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Thank Darrin N
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Darrin, Thanks again for the post on Palapa grill we are happy you enjoyed the food and next time we host you in the Overlook Palapa! All the best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The chefs at Palapa are wonderful! The first night we got there, was Italian night, which is not something I would expect to enjoy in the Caribbean, however, some of the best pasta I've ever eaten. The menu is limited, but every item is delicious, and well prepared. Just be ready to wait for the food!

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Thank Betsytex
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Betsytex, Awsome our chef will be thrilled to hear this news! Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: +1 242-358-5000
Description
Celebrate the bold flavors and traditions of the Bahamas poolside at The Palapa Grill where fresh, local seafood is complemented by the ocean air and tropical outdoor setting. From Caribbean jerk-style seafood to Bahamian barbeque, we offer a real taste of the islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?