Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

4.3
352 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 Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown Hotel.
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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TO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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D
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too busy for the number of servers. Took to long to take our order for drinks and food. Took even longer to receive drinks drinks and food.

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Y
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I love this place servers need customer service training

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had Mother’s Day dinner. Everything was great except the amount of time we had to wait for different items to come out. We were there over 2 hours only because it too extra long for every part of the meal
To come out, drinks, appetizers, main dishes and even dessert took a lot longer than usual. Otherwise it was great!

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

Had a great time, and the food was good. We had the table ready and clean when we got there

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Food was fantastic.
One of the waitresses was very loud in her tone. She could be heard I’ve the music. Her entire conversation with her customers could be heard from a distance.

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

Thank you so much for the great food and service.
My family and I spent a geeat time.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service, horrible food, will never go back

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KA
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Loud. Just too loud.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were great, food was amazing! I definitely recommend the Taste of Jamaica.

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

The food is a perfect representation of Bahamian foods.

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FC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was perfect. Waitress was friendly.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love love it here!!!!! Food and atmosphere are awesome!!!!

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I sat on the patio. There were a lot of honey bees hubbering around the top of the patio swarming. Please address the issue

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was served hot and tasted good. I ordered the flight of margaritas and they are only allowed to bring out one at a time, I don't drink very fast so I did not get to try the other two drinks. Also I added a Cesar salad that I asked to be bought out with my meal and a different server bought it out with the appetizers. When our waiter returned I told him the salad arrived too early so he said he would take it and make a fresh one. He bought out the salad and I could tell by the looks of the cheese that it was not a fresh salad, so I just asked him to take it back and remove from my bill. It was not an issue, they did as I asked. Other than that, the braised short rib and oxtail was very tasty and the Seafood Paella was good as well. Oh we had the seafood sampler and an order of calamari for starters and they were good as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The waitress rushed us through, our order was incorrect and they never asked us if we wanted dessert-just brought the check.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeanee was amazing. I’m sure this isn’t the correct spelling of her name. She gave great food recommendations. I can’t wait to come back to try something new. I’ll definitely request her again.

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RS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience was great and food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Server was good but didnt come frequently enough. Food is typically outstanding. The empanadas are usually great, but this visit they seemed to be missing something. Overall still a good enough experience to dine again.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We waited over an hour for our food and it wasn’t horribly busy. This was the most disappointing experience I’ve had in this restaurant and I have been here many times.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was great. The reservations helped me save time in the line that was there. The food is pricey for what is offered, but if you have the right servers, the big scheme of things is well worth it. At the Raleigh, NC location, our server was "Peppers", and the bartender was "Quentin". Both of these guys were absolutely AWESOME in their service, attitude, attention to our questions and tastes, recommendations, and timely PERFECT execution of our orders. The satisfaction that we received from those 2 alone, is enough to make me patronize the establishment again.
#SATISFIED_CUSTOMER
"VIDAL"

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience like usual. Great service and awesome menu choices and drinks.

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

We are from Fayetteville and didn’t know Saturday nights in Raleigh was so busy. Bahama Breeze made it accessible to book a table online & not have to wait. The service & food was awesome!!!

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