Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

4.3
374 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown Hotel.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome this is officially my new favorite

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LW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy myself when I come here. Great job guys!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Management wouldn’t honor our Open Table reservation and tried to blame Open Table for the inability to block reservations if not made 2 hours in advance on a “busy” Friday night. We asked to be seated in the almost empty patio area and they said there was no waitstaff out there to be able to seat us. We entered the restaurant that way so we had seen multiple waitstaff assisting the customers that were already seated. They said we would have to wait 1 hour since that was the current wait time for walk ins. After having the manager give us a thumbs up while saying “good for you” regarding our reservation, she walked away. She eventually came back and let us know that she found us a table. We were led to a table inside (not our request) and was seated in an area with numerous empty tables. I chatted with Open Table immediately since I knew this wasn’t a problem with their system, but clearly a lack of management on the restaurant’s part. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. When the bill came, it was about $30 too much including a $1 charge for a kids water. I would not recommend this specific Bahama Breeze to anyone.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing! Service can be a little slow sometimes, they always seem to be understaffed for the business they have. However, the staff is always very friendly. If you are in a hurry, don't go, but if you have time and wants some amazing food. This is the place.

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G
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were coming back from the beach

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Similar to a Red Lobster or a glorified Applebee’s. Not what we expected!

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

Amazing restaurant! Great customer service and great food!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was excellent as always , Service was terrible, server was very rude manager had to be called.

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VP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Felt like a mini vacation. Will definitely go again!

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DH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very personable and did an excellent job of serving us. The food was really good. We did encounter a few flies as we were sitting beside a window.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I had never had Caribbean food before and I was thoroughly impressed. Our server was amazing and very attentive. Will be returning!

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1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thank you for waiting to seat my part due to them being late from the accident on the hwy.

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1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The establishment accommodated our every need. Taelor was a GREAT waitress and was very courteous and likeable! Great Birthday experience!!

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BD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Slow service, felt ignored by wait staff. The atmosphere was VERY NOISY, not very appealing!

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

The food was excellent the service was great. Had the best time and will tell all my friends to go and experience the joy for themselves . !!!!!!!

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1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It really sucked because we didn’t even get to eat. We were seated and got a chance to look at the menu (and we got all of our orders ready) and yet no one had taken our order nor our drink order. And it wasn’t until we we realized we had been sitting there for 15 mins that we told the person who sat us that no one has taken out drink order nor our food. It’s really frustrating because we arrived on time and we waiting patiently but it’s hard to when you are ignored by the staff. A couple sat around 10 min after we did and they were treated and given drinks. That’s when we drew the line and decided to leave, and all of a sudden that’s when a manager decided to care and followed us asking us to stay. I politely said no thank you. I wish the staff and manager would have been more attentive in the future considering it was weekday.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting this establishment and my husbands first. We enjoyed the food, worth every penny! Drinks are a little pricey and not worth the money, but the atmosphere and music selection was great. We will definitely return.

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PC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Is there a zero I could give ? Terrible terrible !

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was absolutely wonderful! The waitress on the other hand was not attentive. She spent most of the time at the register staring off into space not worrying that we did not have any drinks for a half an hour.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great ambiance! Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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TO
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Be sure you make a reservation or you will wait a while!

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CN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was very loud aside from the other patrons and our food was a bit mediocre. The macaroni in my lobster macaroni was cold and didn't appear to be fresh as it was shaped like the cup it was supposedly heated in. I told out server Ahmad and he quickly bought another one that the kitchen still didn't heat thoroughly as it was luke warm in ths middle. On a positive note, Ahmad was great even though he had many tables, no complaints with the drinks and the hostess was very accommodating in seating our two parties together as I couldn't modify my reservation. I'll may return for drinks and appetizers which is what i usually order.

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1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Good service. Work on cleanliness. Our seats had to be wiped before we could sit down which left us standing at the table. Noise level crazy.

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good just be quicker with big groups. One half of group was done with food as other have had just finished appetizers. We also needed more refills. The waitress was nice but having two waitresses would have been desired.

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Y
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We have always enjoyed eating here. This time though my wife’s food had a long hair in it. When brought to staff’s attention and she replaced the order and had it taken off my bill. Though it was fixed my wife says she will forever look over her food before eating here again.

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SS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Server on My Sister's Birthday was Fun, Informative, and Relateable.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from being seated , to the food and to the service.

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G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Usual BB high standards I've come to enjoy. Sat inside because of the heat outdoors. Everything from appetizer to dessert was very good.

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1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Table was sticky and gross like they cleaned it with a wet rag and nothing else and just left it, menus were sticky and falling apart and food was nothing special at allllll, gross tbh, if you want some true Caribbean food lol it ain’t it. I asked to see if they could make my drink a little stronger but the girl told me they couldn’t for some dumb reason, i don’t understand how. She didn’t check on our table and we were left waiting forever for everything. Didn’t even bother asking for refills on drinks cause that was gonna take forever. She took forever bringing us our bill and never apologized or acknowledged that we were visibly unhappy or for how the service was, just brought us the check, we paid in cash and left smh terrible, i don’t understand some of these 5/4 star reviews because this place was just not it

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great! He checked on us very often and made sure we were good and had what we needed. I will definitely be back!!

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K
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahmed the waiter was AWESOME! The food was great! We celebrated my brother birthday and everything was AMAZING!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It was overall, a okay experience. I would go back again but it wouldn’t be someplace I would frequent.

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

First time there for both of us and we will definitely be going back sometime soon. Drove all the way from Fayetteville,NC just to go eat there great place!

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. We had a waitress in training. She and her trainer did an excellent job serving our table. Online reservation was easy and made the process seamless. We were running late and i had to change the reservation time a few hours before our arrival, again easy and seamless. We were immediately seated when we arrived at the restaurant. Ambiance was relaxed. Food was pricey but worth it. Only complaint we had was a guy soliciting for other business - a little scary, particularly at night, recommend restaurant have routine security drive thrus and a strict no solicitation policy (with signs posted).

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KB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for 5:45 on open table on a Friday night. We were seated right away. It was half price appetizers until 6:00 so we ordered one about 2 minutes before that expired. The table behind us was loud. We waited over 20 minutes for the appetizer to arrive. Our waitress apologized several times for the long wait for it. When it arrived they brought two different ones. One we wanted and another we didnt order. We sent the mistaken one back. Like I said it was loud in there. The rest if our meal went fine. The food was very good with good portions and flavor. Our waitress was attentive. She brought the check when we were finished and we were charged for appetizers. Had to wait for a corrected check. I still would go back to dine there.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was outstanding .the service was awesome .the waitress was on point .the food was a little pricey for the amount of food serve thou .but overwall its a great place to eat at .me n my husband enjoyed our anniversary dinner there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions, but never on a Sunday. I always order the same dish, braised short ribs and oxtails and it has never been bad. I don’t know if going on a Sunday had anything to do with it, but the food was horrible, small portions and tough meat. When I voiced my concerns to the staff and manager stating that I had that dish many times and it has never been like that, they didn’t seem to care. Not sure if I’ll be going back!

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