Bahama Breeze - Woodbridge - Potomac Mills

4.3
312 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 I-95 and Potomac Mills mall.
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SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire service was amazing per usual. Excellent food choice!

MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music. Wonderful food. Excellent waiter!!

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and always enjoy dining at Bahama Breeze. We've now been to locations in Virginia Beach, Orlando, and Potomac Mills of course. The food and the service was great. And the ability to walk the food off right next door at the mall was awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Food was good.
Tequila salmon was burnt and mashed potatoes and green beans were disgusting

A
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is pretty good and service is always very good. We like that for $2.99 you can get a side salad added to your order. There's a large variety of things to choose from on the menu. This time we ordered the skirt steak churrasco and the jerk chicken pasta. We wanted the steak medium rare, but since the steak is so thin, it came out more medium well. But the flavor was good. We're regulars (we come twice a month or so) and our favorite server waited on us. He's the best.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I would definitely recommend Bahama Breeze to a friend. The waiter was friendly, the foood was delicious. It was a little warm, but not unbearable.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Steak had no flavor. Mashed potatoes were hard. The tilapia was overcooked and greasy. The ambiance was terrible...rap music was playing loud which isn't what you would expect from an island theme restaurant. The crowd was loud and obnoxious causing arguments with other tables. Kids were slamming doors in the bathrooms with no parents to stop them and management didnt so anything about it. If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or simply go on a date night, don't go here.

F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My husband ordered the mahi-mahi bowl. He received a soup with a few items inside and some rice. Service was horrible. Dont know why because we go there often (once a week) and usually pay $115-$125. There has been a few times lately with such poor service. Manager came over and said sorry and that was that. No customer service.

G
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have to begin by saying that we were a party of 6 on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was crowded - which was expected. However, the service was slower than expected. Two of our party arrived about 5 minutes late, and we had to ask 3 times for them to receive their water glasses. One of the party ordered a mixed drink - and it wasn't until 15 minutes later that it was delivered to the table. Refills were non-existent and not once did anyone ask if our food was ok (thankfully it was!)
We ordered 3 appetizers - conch fritters - yummy, goat cheese and bell pepper dip - mixed reviews, and the guacamole - average. For our entrees - jerk chicken, tequila salmon, ropa vieja tostones, and the fresh-catch salmon. Everyone loved their entrees - except for the fresh-catch which was overcooked.
Although we would have been interested in dessert, none was offered and the check was brought to our table. The bill for 6 of us was a little over $150.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and yummy!

RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for happy hour with a large party. The staff was very accommodating and the service was great. It’s a little pricey for non-happy hour, but hh made this restaurant accessible and affordable. The drinks are fun and the selection of appetizers is good. The ambiance is also fun, very nice space with outdoor options. Would go again

MV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food n great service conveniently located next to a movie theatre n shopping center.

NM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Our server didn’t really have a positive attitude and was a little rude. Enjoyed everything else though

CO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

KR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Father's Day. Everybody enjoyed their entrees and appetizers.

LR
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a great restaurant! We had good food, music playing in the background, and good service.

O
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for Friday evenings!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visiting. They actually read open table comments and brought a GF menu as we were seated. Food was good. We were not rushed.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was an amazing server! Food was awesome!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bahamas Breeze is our favorite place to dine! The food is always spectacular. Melanie is always pleasant and friendly! Her customer service is outstanding! She is always accommodating to our family. Thank you so much!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The waiter was nice but was MIA. I understand it was busy but it was ridiculous. Also, we waited for an appetizer only to be told it was no longer available after we got our meal...

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

We sat outside and the noise level from the musician was too loud. Probably is better to have that kind of music later in the evening maybe starting at 8 p.m and not 7pm. Just a thought as this made it difficult to talk if you wanted to sit outside.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. But the music was a little loud

PD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Felt like I was on vacation in the Bahamas.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Ryan was fantastic and the individual who brought food from kitchen had napkin holding the plate instead of his bare fingers and I love it. Sanitization to its peak 👏👏👏

JR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was spicy and very good. I ordered the platter with chicken and pork but after I had eaten half my food I discovered they had left the pork off my plate. The server went to the kitchen and brought me a serving of pork right away and it was delicious. They have a really fun drink menu as well. I had a nice Mother's day dinner. The only complaint I had was with the process of getting seated. We had a reservation for 2 but had to wait a few minutes. While waiting there was a group of 5 or 6 staff members congregating and talking near the hostess station in an already congested area because it was so busy and full of people waiting for a table. When the hostess finally called us up and said our table was ready she just pointed us toward the tables and turned away to talk to the other hostess. We had no idea where we were to go and the staff were all talking in the group and had their backs too us. We stood there for a few minutes just totally confused. Finally a man right in front had been standing there and I thought he was waiting for a table too but when he turned around he was a host and had two menus in his had. Turns out he was supposed to seat us but was busy chatting. Our server was fantastic but the rest of the staff and process of being seated needs some changes.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was very good but everything was ok, nothing extraordinary. We will be back for a regular dinner some day, not necessarily a special meal out.

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

This is one of my family’s favorite restaurants. We always get great service, good food and the kids meal options are good too. We’ Be back!

AR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

From the hostess station to the wait staff, our overall experience was sub par. The only employee that I was pleased with, is the young man who sat us at our table, and whom was more than happy to give us some items that we needed (plates, napkins) when our server was unavailable. We were there to celebrate Mother’s Day, however the restaurant wasn’t extremely busy, so the poor service was due to an apparent lack of training rather than the restaurant being too busy. I was extremely disappointed, and will likely not return.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Ryan and he was great! He was attentive and even brought something to celebrate my son's 18th birthday.

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

Love this place. A lot of great menu items, especially the appetizers. Great drinks and a fun ambiance.

L
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bahama Breeze always have fantastic food, drinks delicious, service is always nice and helpful. We definitely will be back.

I
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I had made reservations checked in and never got seated at a table my party sat at the bar waiting then we just ordered from them - none of the hostess came to say a word to us. I won't return to this Bahama Breeze!

BK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Best part of the experience was the hostess staff getting us seated in our preferred area quickly. Wait staff was slow and in some cases forgot to bring items. Salad had a green twist tie in it that wasn’t seen until we bit into it. Decent ambiance on the outdoor patio with music. Not a great dinner experience though. Plenty of better spots to visit in the general area.

n
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was great! The only issue I had was it took a long time to receive appetizers. We received both our appetizers and main course at the same time, not ideal, but other than that food was great.

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

Enjoy the half-price apps and we saw some new items on the menu we both end up getting the tilapia Oscar that was with shrimp and crab meat. The food was delicious and so were the appetizers and we had a great time. Having a reservation really helped us with making sure we made it to the movies and time.

D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience at Bahama Breeze. We were greeted by friendly staff, sat quickly and our server was great too.

b
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service! My salad was forgotten and my entree came out before I should gave gotten my salad. Service was very slow all around!

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

Excellent food and great service.. the firecracker shrimp are outstanding and our server was phenomenal!

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