Bahama Breeze - Chicago - Schaumburg

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779 reviews
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Caribbean
Caribbean inspired food, handcrafted tropical drinks, and a vibrant island atmosphere lets you feel a million miles from home, any day of the week.



Here, you can explore island flavors, discover legendary cocktails, and feel the energy of live music. Like sunshine on your face, it’s warm and welcoming. A place to gather with friends and share a tasty plate or two or five. No worries. You’ll find your favorite dishes here, but our chef delights in introducing you to tropical tastes and new recipes. And don’t we love to see his smile? Almost as much as we enjoy seeing yours.



Enjoy our happy hours with specials on tropical cocktails and half-priced appetizers. You can also find great island inspired music everyday with live music many nights of the week.



We are conveniently located near Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and Woodfield Plaza mall.
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RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Drinks were delicious and average priced. There was a mixed up with the server scheduling and we weren't assigned one so we had to ask for a server. However, the manager took responsibility, apologized and made our table a priority. Our waitress was excellent and apps and dessert was on the house.

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GB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the environment, the food choices were amazing & Tesco shall visit again... The waitress was nice and pleasant...

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m
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a summer dinner particularly in the enclosed patio section.

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J
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. We had multiple appetizers and entrees which were fantastic. However, the service was poor and most nonexistent. The waiter could not be found and we had to flag other employees down to get service.

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s
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice place with very good service and interesting variety of eats

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, plantains were delicious and drinks were fairly priced.

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ND
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was sub par, sauce for pasta was broken, nothing but separated butter, over cooked rubbery shrimp in the calypso shrimp pasta. My sons talapia from the kids menu was so over cooked that the fish was twisted and tail was curled up. He didn’t mind but still, that’s not how to cook fish. The quesadillas were ok at best. The bar goes strictly off their menu..don’t ask for something that was on their drink menu..they won’t make it. All in all, this was one of my wife’s favorite restaurants, she no longer cares to go back it was that kind of a let down. We skipped dessert.

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D
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This place had really gone down hill and service was terrible!! My advice - get another job if you don’t like people - no one appreciates your *itchy attitude. Food was horrible - my husband’s fish was slapped on a plate and smothered with BBQ sauce to hide the fishy taste. We used to love this place...but will never be back!!

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l
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding drinks!!! The Goombay Smash is one of the best around! We even got a fireworks display outside of the patio window from ?. Perfect!!!!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied with this place. I strongly recommend to those who want to eat occasionally away from the city. Don't get me wrong, it's little far from the city, but as I said earlier if you want to get away from the city that's the right place to go. I can't wait to go there again.

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N
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience. This was my first time. We don't have one in Maryland, unfortunately. The food was yummy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our wedding anniversary & everything was great- the coconut shrimp and empanadas were delicious, the boat drinks were boozy and tropical, and our food was piping hot and full of flavor! Our waitress was very attentive and helpful!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our service was awful, our waiter acted like we were bothering him. 4 out of 6 of our plates were bad and were served dried out . You can tell it had been sitting under a heat lamp for awhile. I was so disappointed because we were celebrating our daughters birthday,

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great! I’m not satisfied with service. The people serving food were rude, spilled the drink over and did not even clean or say sorry. Also, no attention towards customers waiting

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GT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Our server was helpful. The "porch" was a lovely setting for talking. We weren't rushed at all. Oh, and we split a dessert 3 ways and still didn't finish it!

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MB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice experience overall.

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AP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, will be back again for sure. The menu has a great variety, you can't go wrong.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great I love the customer service I will definitely be returning

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M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The drinks and atmosphere are absolutely wonderful. However the food is absolutely awful and definitely not worth the prices they are selling it for. I’ve been there three times now, ordering different things trying to be gracious and give this place a shot, and every time have been disappointed. Definitely a better place to go and get drinks as opposed to food.

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CE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food , service and atmosphere was very good. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable about all the menu items and special drinks.

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The service was not great at all the server was extremely slow he did not supply napkins put in the appetizer late, gave us dirty plates, did not fill water did not check if the food was ok. The food just tasted like raw pepper the rice had no flavor the chicken was barely cooked and a bunch of other things i could write a novel. Overall i would not recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food & Service

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l
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!

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JM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We recently went there a few weeks ago, and enjoyed it, service, drinks & food was great. So, we decided to go there for Father's Day, what a big mistake. It is one thing when you go by yourselves, but when you suggest a venue and invite others and the service and food is horrible it is a reflection on you. You could tell that our waitress did not want to be there, she had to be the worst waitstaff, I ever experienced. Entrees before the appetizer, the entrees were sent back after the appetizer arrived. When the entrees were represented, they were the same dishes that was presented beforehand. Each dish was cold and dry. She stayed away from our table from the time she placed the order and bought us the check. When she gave us the check, she asked how everything was, which I told her politely that it was horrible. They only professional thing she did was to walk away with the check and had a manger come to our table, who comped a few items off the tab.

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DU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Waitress not nice ....arguing with customer long wait for food and drinks

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible. And the food was not anything to brag about.

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N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We've always loved Bahama Breeze but it's been a while since we've visited and we were pretty disappointed this time. We chose the patio but found there were two musicians increasing the noise level to the point of shouting at our intimate table of four. My father-in-law ordered the cuban sandwich and it was a sorry mayonnaise piece of dry bread with cheese and two pieces of dry ham. My salad was huge but nothing more than tons of iceburg lettuce with some grapes and a couple sliced pineapples. I don't know if there's been a change in the cook or management but we were disappointed for the meal price which ended up over $150 with one glass or wine each.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My outing was for a business dinner with collogues from Utah. This was their first time to Bahama Breeze. Our waiter was very rude. We had to constantly ask for water and drink refills and he made faces of annoyance when we would signal him for assistance. This was a Tuesday evening around 5:30pm, the restaurant was not busy so we do not understand why our server provided such poor service. One of our guests ordered the Oxtail dinner, it was extremely salty, the meal was returned with no substitution. That individual only had appetizers. A second attendee requested the taste of Jamaica. They advised they would like to substitute the dark meat for white meat and shared they were a regular at the restaurant and had not previously been refused this request. The server was adamant that the chicken could not be changed and was very rude with his remarks. Our overall experience was not good, I as the host of the dinner event will not recommend this location moving forward. I was very embarrassed by this experience.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love dining at Bahama Breeze. This was my first time using Open Table to set a reservation and I was pleased. They called me early in the day to confirm my reservation and were very accommodating. When we arrived at the restaurant, they were ready for my party. Great experience!

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l
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and drinks! The new Hurricane drinks with take-home glasses are so good!!!

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RS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food arrived a little cold our waiter was outstanding and made sure we were served hot food and thanks to our waiter Steve a manager came over and we had dessert on him

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JB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for family member.
Server Brittanie was wonderful.

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, except the drinks. I gotsomething similar to piñacolada, and 2 of my friend a mojito and it wasn't good either.
I recommend la yuca frita.

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ST
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall, Bahama Breeze was a good restaurant to have lunch. However, I order the Calypso shrimp linguine & a side order of the fried lobster tail. The Calypso Shrimp linguine although it had the right amount of spice, it was a bit oily. The fried lobster tail had entirely too much batter, you could hardly even see or taste the lobster. However, my friends enjoyed their meals and had no complaints.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a fun place with a large varied menu. No complaints, never disappointed there.

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l
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent happy hour!! Excellent service!

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

2 out of 4 meals were okay, just ok and that was the jerk wings and salmon (the broccoli was under cooked, basically raw). The fried lobster that was a part of the lobster macaroni was filled with shell fragments and was not edible. The steak churrasco was tough, lacking flavor, and different temperatures throughout. It was well done in spots and medium in others. The chimichurri sauce was only on half of the steak. The rice was flavorless and the beans were a soupy mess that I did not even risk trying. The plantains were the best thing on the plate. Oh and the spinach dip was not good at all, soupy and just did not look or taste right. Plus the tortilla chips that came with it were stale. My ultimate margaritas were the other best part of my meal. My husband and I spent close to $100 with tip on spinach dip, the salmon meal, two drinks, and the steak churrasco which was very over priced for the value. The server seemed to be overwhelmed although it was not overly busy. We will NEVER go to Bahama Breeze anywhere again. It was his first time and it had been several years for me at a location in Dallas. Never again!

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C
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I would defintiely recommend BB to a friend as it is a fun and good experience -- if you have a good server. Our server this time around was not "on". He was upset that one of our guests was unable to join, and actually told me that I have to make sure I tip him for the missed meal. I was appaled.

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T
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

All of the people in our party enjoyed our dinner. My steak could have been cooked better though. I asked for medium and it was more well.

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful as usual. Had a seafood dinner that was very tasty. Server was slow at times and didn’t listen when we told him to take balance from couple of gift cards we had

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