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Banana Cabana

1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
+1 843-886-4360
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“macho nachos” (15 reviews)
“mojo chicken” (4 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
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Reviewed yesterday

Great location, right on the beach. Music was good. Food was just okay. I don't think I'd go back unless I was right there on the beach and needed some food.

Thank FeelingBeachy13
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beachfront watering hole. We ordered 2 drinks... Our waitress forgot one of them... Geez... Don't come here.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, great service, friendly staff and all ocean front. What more could you ask for?!? Their blooming onion beats outback by a country mile and their loud puppies have bits of jalapeño in them and are amazing.

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their buffalo shrimp starter is just great! Perfect for family outside dining. A little old fashioned inside, but it gives you the seaside diner feeling. Great service and friendly staff. Love their after dinner mints too!

Thank Ben B
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Ben, our buffalo shrimp is always an excellent choice and a great way to start off your dining experience with us! Our staff cannot wait to serve you again. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Banana Cabana is our local go to place. Their dinner special with blackened fish and fried oysters with beans and rice is always my favorite. They make a killer cuban sandwich too. Everything is good though. Several of the staff has been around for...More

Thank Cameron H
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Cameron, we're so proud to read that you love dining with us. Our blackened fish is always a fine choice and our oysters are as fresh as they come! We can't wait to serve you another great meal. Best, Gary, Owner

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, the staff was kind and helpful. Family friendly, outdoor tables for beachside dining.

Thank Catherine L
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Catherine, I'm just thrilled the food and service were this impressive -- that's all I could ask for! I'm glad the atmosphere was right up your alley as well, and I hope you'll make it back again someday for a bite! Take care, Gary, Owner

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We like this place. For years, we have gone by to have an adult beverage and sit outside or grab a bite to eat. Everything is good and it is worth trying.

Thank Lynn E
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Lynn, it's fantastic to see that you love our place! Thanks so much for letting us serve you a delicious adult beverage and excellent meal. We can't wait to host you again! Best, Gary ,Owner

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Large menu friendly staff if you're looking for great shrimp and cold beer this is it . Offers outside dining with entertainment as well as inside in the air condition .

Thank Mike H
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

Mike, thank you for showing your support! We can't wait to serve you another fantastic meal and cold beer. Best, Gary ,Owner

Reviewed 29 March 2017

I went on a cool, windy day with a group for a late lunch. The restaurant is small, but they were able to fit our party of 10 inside. I had Jamaican Shrimp Creole and it was just okay. With the words "Jamaica" and "Creole"...More

Thank StephInTN
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

StephInTN, we apologize if your shrimp was a bit overcooked. That is truly unlike our kitchen staff who put a lot of effort into making sure that each and every dish we serve is prepared perfectly. With that being said, we're really glad that you...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spent a long weekend near the IOP and ate 2 great lunches at the Banana Cabana. The boiled shrimp are fantastic and they do the pealing for you which is great given the Cajun spice they are covered with. The mojo chicken is also delicious,...More

Thank WrldTravlr66
Gary H, Owner at Banana Cabana, responded to this review

WrldTravlr66, thanks for coming to have two great lunches at our spot -- it was our pleasure to serve you a wonderful meal that featured the boiled shrimp and mojo chicken, two great choices! Thanks for the kind words. We can't wait to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Isle of Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 843-886-4360
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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.