Bahama Breeze - Gainesville

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$30 and under
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Seafood
At Bahama Breeze, our laid-back “no worries” atmosphere is the perfect place to escape the everyday. Explore island flavors, discover legendary cocktails, and feel the energy of curated and live music.

Indulge in our Chef’s island-inspired cuisine, featuring fresh seafood, wood-grilled chicken, flame-grilled steaks and other tropical surprises. And while you’re here, let our bartenders make you an exotic cocktail with fresh juices, sugar cane and island expertise.



Happy Hour features half-priced appetizers and island cocktail specials, and is available Monday-Friday from 4-6pm and Sunday-Thursday during late night. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/Bbhappyhour



Conveniently located near SW Archer Rd, between SW 34th St. and I 75

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Took my best friend for her 40th birthday. It was the only place she likes to eat and only likes the coconut shrimp. When we go to order we are told they ran out. I’m not sure how you run out of your most popular items but we were so disappointed cause we looked forward to that all week!

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DonS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after restaurants opened up. Service was great - Food was excellent. Our go to place for a relaxing meal.

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LauraT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for Mother’s Day...such a treat! We had the sweetest waiter too...shout out to Matthew at the Gainesville, FL location!

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TerriD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Andrea was a great waitress who waited on us with friendliness throughout the meal. She did have a lot of tables to wait on. The chicken and fruit salad was good. The cup of seafood chowder was very good with a great spice to go with it. Overall a good experience.

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vipSLeoB
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice venue. The background music was loud. The quality of food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice open patio and inviting atmosphere. Food was good as usual. Nice relaxing spot for after work.

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JohnL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have added a couple of vegetarian options that are excellent.

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vipMichaelL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and decent - although very sweet - cocktails

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vipTerryLynS
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service & food was very good. Can’t go wrong with the Coconut Shrimp - tasty & good quantity - usually enough for next day. The bar cocktails were a bit watered down & it’s obvious this is where they make their money. That is ok - just give me a decent pour & strength if I’m paying for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While I love the food I always feel like the kitchen is so slow. There weren’t a lot of folks in the restaurant, our wait staff was super attentive, just a slow kitchen. We would eat here more if it was a bit faster but kids it is hard to do a long meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, timely friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice afternoon out! Food was good but lunch prices were 9.00 and up.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Anniquejoi
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was great and service was good as well.

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vipG8tr82
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will start by saying I generally refuse to eat at chain restaurants. That being said I have eaten twice in the last month at Bahama Breeze. The food is solid and fresh. Good recreation of Caribbean fare. The service is good. There were some issues, not with the waitress, but the support staff. Our waitress dealt with it and was friendly and cheerful. The place is huge and the fact that can get the food out hot and in a reasonable time is impressive. If it s a choice between this and Cheese Cake take Bahama Breeze in a heart beat .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Allison was very attentive. Great dinner there with my daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, clean and good food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was good!

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vipTerryLynS
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been to this location many times & we all agreed this was probably the best experience we have had. The food was much improved- really liked the Coconut Shrimp dinner with yellow rice & broccoli as well as the various shrimp appetizers. The drinks - margaritas - are still watered down & have way too much ice though. Our server was fantastic this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and menu

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vipdiningshouldbefun
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was very disappointed this evening. My specified vegetarian rice bowl came with chicken. By the time it was served, the other guests were already served their meal and nearly finished. I left most of my meal behind!

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Gema was awesome and very attentive. I love going to eat here! I had dessert for the first time and chose the chocolate island dessert. Words can not describe that experience! I will definitely go back and so wish one was in Tallahassee!

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Martha
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely helpful, friendly and Melissa went beyond waitressing, made sure our drinks were what we liked,food was great so was the price.

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verdew
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and I enjoyed the music. The service was good also.

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susanwm
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

We were immediately greeted and seated but after waiting over 7 minutes we flagged down a manager to say no server had come by. About 3 minutes later our server came over and apologized. He was great...attentive and knowledgeable. Only complaint was the salmon had to be sent back since it was undercooked on middle.

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vipLauraT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for a relaxed atmosphere, live music, and great food and drinks!

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mattt
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bahama Breeze! Wide variety to chose from and never made a bad choice

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vipStaceyT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alison is by far the most amazing server I have ever had! I come to this restaurant all the time and always request her. She always makes sure my food is correct and is seems to never have a bad day :)

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VRivera
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clean and well maintained seats and tables. The menu offered a wide selection. Reasonable wait for food to be brought out. Even got there earlier then my reservation and they were able to seat me and my friends early.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the live music outside on the porch. Excellent food and loved new sauces.

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BillD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This spot has a nice coastal vibe, had live music and is a fun night out. I had the Seafood Paella, it was as pretty good, but I sometimes have a hard time finding enough appealing options on their menu. I think some menu expansion could be helpful at BB and more wine options.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere! Love the decor! Food was great and service was wonderful. Guitar player/singer was awesome!

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vipgeorgef
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of meals to choose from. Fast service. Very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent and she made the day. The sandwich was very poor, it lacked flavor and was very skimpy on the meat. I will not go in the evening because the noise level is way to much so I tried the lunch and the noise level is still to much.

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress Allison was one of the best waitresses I have ever had, and I was a restaurant manager for many years. This girl did a fabulous job and deserves credit for her hard work.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Great food good atmosphere

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Pairadocs
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

An okay restaurant for casual dress, drinks and slow wait staff, and average food preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor . Good food . Very sweet waitress!

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vipJimB
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Server Jack was awful. Forgot to put in one of the parties order. Everybody was done eating when her food finally arrived. Asked for ketchup twice. Server forgot, so random other server got us ketchup, but it had been 15 minutes, so food was cold. Girl who delivered late food didn’t know what was on plate. Said, “I’m new and I don’t know what this is. Who ordered it?” I’m like, the only person who has no plate in front of them due to server forgetting to put her order in. Of course, I didn’t say that out loud. Bahama mama was in cracked glass. I highly advise not going here.

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Bahama Breeze - Gainesville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 378-7555.

Bahama Breeze - Gainesville is rated 4.5 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Bahama Breeze - Gainesville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bahamabreeze.wgiftcard.com/responsive/personalize_responsive/chooseDesign/bahamabreeze_resp/1?cjevent=.

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