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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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21 - 30 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2017

I tried the burger($13), chicken wings, fish tacos($21) and guava pork chops($25). I order my burger medium but it came well done. The fries and sweet potato fries are pretty good. Beers were $5(i didnt like the they serve them on plastic cup). We order...More

Thank iloveguava
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear iloveguava, Thank you for the review and staying at Grand Isle Resort. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 23 June 2017

In the Grand Isle resort you'll find this great spot by the pool with a very nice ocean view. We went for great iced cocktails in the afternoon and then returned for dinner at night. Great meal, lots of different choices for dinner. Would definitely...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place close to our rental. The food was really good. Atmosphere was nice, and the service was great. We wandered around a few mins before we ascertained the restaurant is located in the Grand Isle fated community. Just stop at the...More

Thank Jenjohnson72019
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Jenjohnson72019, I am so pleased to know you enjoyed Exuma an the Palapa Grill. We hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Delicious, consistently. Friendly wait staff, always smiling. Would like to see more vegan/GF items.More

Thank CavelliAdventures
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Nita C, Thanks for making our day with a great review! Please do let us know when you come back we would love to show case all the Vegan and Gluten Free items that we currently have on the menu and others that we...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We thought the food was good to very good and sampled a little of everything as we stayed at Grand Isle. The cracked lobster was very good as well as the pasta dishes and salads. No complaints from us but thought they might add a...More

Thank cwoe
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Cwoe, Thank you for dinning with us and taking the time to post. Totally agree the cracked Lobster is wonderful as are the pasta dishes. Next trip make sure to try the Tuna Poke a real favorite. Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 19 May 2017

By premium resort standards, this restaurant will statisy your general cravings - A consideration would be to offer more authentic Carribeen dishes and flavours.More

Thank Wanda S
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Wanda S, A great idea that we will put in place once we have another restaurant. We are planning a new venue and hope to offer this in the near future. Thank you for dinning with us and we hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We were very excited when getting there: the restaurant is charming, our table has a view on the beach and the pool and a local band was playing. The cocktails and dinner menu looked appealing as well, even if they didnt have anything local-which is...More

Thank Andy94700
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Andy94700, We are terrible disappointed to hear about your experience in Palapa Grill and would like to thank you for taking the time to express your concerned. I only wish we were able to address this while you were in Palapa Grill. The Risotto...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great staff, food and service. We have been eating here everytime we have a stop over in Exuma. The restaurant is in Grand Isle which the premier leading place on the island. You will not find a much better restaurant much like this. Say hi...More

Thank skyhighflyer2017
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Skyhighflyer2017, Thank you for the shout out for Shan she is a gem! See you next time, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Dinner was Wonderful, Lunch is so so. Service was much better at dinner. The resort staff are very helpful and friendly!

Thank Cindy L
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Cindy L, Thank you for taking the time to review Palapa Grill. Reviews are always helpful in encouraging the associates to focus on service. Hope to see you again soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Being one of the few restaurants on Great Exuma, we had hoped for excellent food. The food was good, but not excellent. The price/quality ratio is ok, not great. The cocktails on the other hand were excellent!

Thank Anand T
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Anand T, Thank you for taking the time to review Palapa Grill. The service and food should have been excellent and I do hope to have the chance to ensure that it is in the near future. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

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abbyyeater07
20 October 2017|
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Response from Anand T | Reviewed this property |
I dont think you need to be a guest to eat there. Just call in advance for a reservation. Lunch was from 12 to late in the afternoon and dinner was from 6 or 6:30 if I remember correctly.
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drjannwright
27 February 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
Good day, You sure do just let us know what time and what day. Best to call the resort when you arrive. Sandra
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drjannwright
7 January 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
We certainly do there are several items on the menu and most all special request can also be made directly with our chef. Hope to see you at Grand Isle Resort soon,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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