Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

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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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KW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brendan was our waiter and he was awesome. All our food was good and brought out at a really good time even though it was stupid busy. He paid attention to us and made sure our drinks were never empty.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I have been coming to Bahama Breeze for years and it never disappoints. The great music, food, and drinks, perfect for a date night. The Jamaican wings are our favorites as an appetizer and the pasta is to die for. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves food food and great service.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

We first tried Bahama Breeze in Florida and it was fantastic. The Raleigh location was the opposite! Our calamari was cold, the drinks (cocktails) were tasteless, and the entrees we mediocre. I will not return to this location

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter was over booked so she was a tad behind the food wasn’t as tasty as it normally is. The section was extremely loud. Overall fair experience.

V
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The server was amazing! She kept our drinks topped off without interrupting our conversation and us having to ask.
Food was good for the most part. Oxtail tasted like they were on the verge of being burnt; however still tender and full of meat.
It’s obvious the restaurant is a local favorite; heavy traffic and wait times. I would suggest a deep cleaning. Our table had a sticky substance and seats were worn.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great food was amazing and our hostess was great!

B
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was great but the restaurant was freezing!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food very much but it's not a place for a quite meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service has went down. The food was cold and the staff was nonchalant. The best experience that I had was the hostess and host at the front. Everything after that was horrible. I use to really love Bahama Breeze but that have went down I asked for a manger and one never came to the table.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I love Bahama breeze and I’ve never experienced service like this at any restaurant I’ve been to. The waitress was extremely slow. We ordered drinks and we could see the bar setting them down for her to take to us as she stood in the corner with other waitresses. About 15 minutes later we finally got them. She needs to be more attentive to her tables and what they order and get it to them as quickly as possible.

SR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and service was really good. The one thing that disappointed me was the noise level. The noise didn't come from the music or the crowded dining area. The noise came from one incredibly loud woman. Literally everyone was looking at her to pipe down. We could hear her entire conversation across the room. Not one single employee asked her to lower her voice for 45mins. It took 5 different tables to complain before a manager went over to talk to her. Not sure why it took complaints to get action, the lady was clearly disturbing the entire dining area to the left of the bar area. Staff could've been proactive and politely told her to lower her voice.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious selection of classic cocktails. Nice variety of food choices. Portions were decent. Friendly staff. We will definitely be back!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Cool looking place, but the noise level is insane. Ok if you don’t plan on talking to the people at your table. Service was very slow, and food was bland at best. Portion size was decent and I like that they offer smaller portion sizes but the food just wasn’t that great. Nothing I couldn't make at home for cheaper. I had to salt and pepper everything to death just to get it to have some flavor. Definitely will not be returning.

A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cant get sampler platter on appetizer menu for half price during happy hour. And, music too loud.

HA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could remember her name. She was great. Recommend foods and all. Very friendly.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Food was delicious! No problems getting in with reservations that I made! I will definitely go back again!

B
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The server, Glen, was rude and never attentive. The service was terrible and the food wasn’t all that great either. As soon as we sat down, he didn’t even ask for our drinks and he took forever to always return to our table. This experience made me hate Bahama breeze more after another bad experience I had initially so I thought i would give them a try again but I won’t be back anytime soon. Also, I noticed that another table was having issues with their waiter as well. Their management needs to hire better waiters because good service is what they lack more of.

VS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Jasmine. She made sure we had all we needed and adjusted what we didn’t like from the bar. Bartender fixed it quickly.

J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall experience was good but service was a little slow. It was okay since we had plenty of time but wouldn’t like beverage refills quicker.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday and we had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was great and relaxing, and the service, food, and music was great, really enjoyed myself, will be going back just because. Thanks

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice place

TC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoy the food at Bahama Breeze (been there 3 weekends in a row) but the service is hit or miss. We watched 3 tables sit un-bussed the entire time we were there and tons of people sitting in the lobby waiting to be seated. This is one of the louder restaurants and it is up to the wait staff to speak so that customers can hear them over the music and talking. I asked a question about the drink specials (hurricanes with take home glass), waitress never came back with an answer so suffice it to say, I never ordered a drink.

PW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for the torrential rain that started just as we arrived, we were meeting my high school girlfriend and her husband after not seeing each other for 35 years! Bahama Breeze helped make our meeting really enjoyable! Thank you Bahama Breeze!!

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

Everything was awesome this is officially my new favorite

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

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

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
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.

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.

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

We were coming back from the beach

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!

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

Amazing restaurant! Great customer service and great food!

OT
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.

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!

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.

OT
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!

B
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.

OT
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!!

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!

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 . !!!!!!!

OT
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.

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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