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Bahama Breeze - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Bahama Breeze - Gainesville

4.5
4.5
210 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (352) 378-7555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From social occasions to corporate events, our laid-back “no worries” atmosphere is the perfect place for your next party. We welcome you and your guests with a vibrant and fun island atmosphere with Live music! Our guests and the critics both agree, any event at Bahama Breeze will be impressive!

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (352) 378-7555

  • Neighborhood

    Gainesville

  • Cross street

    Clark Butler Blvd

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment and great island inspired music everyday with live music many nights of the week.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 210 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NS

    NiquaraS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience1

    It was very good

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    The guacamole was sent back twice as it was too unripe/chunky but other than that everything was great

  3. k

    kiml

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a party of 6 for a dinner after college graduation. Hostess was very nice when I called with a question the day before. Service was friendly and prompt with our needs. Food was great and fairly priced. Fresh fruity drinks were enjoyed all around the table with appetizers! We had a fantastic time! Thanks!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The restaurant was 75% empty and we were celebrating my daughter’s college graduation and we were put next to the bathrooms, we asked to move and they just said “no”. One of the burgers we ordered came without the bacon- my daughter’s salad was missing all the toppings- I had to ask for my Diet Coke I ordered 3 times- and my pasta was clearly not drained because it was swimming in water. It was not good. The whole experience was pretty terrible. I didn’t want to ruin her night but I was in tears on the way back to the hotel. It was dismal and depressing and no one who worked there cared.

  5. J

    Jane

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere. Great for graduation. Great service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my sons graduation dinner with family and the service and food were excellent! Would definitely go again when back in Gainesville.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Great food, quiet atmosphere

  8. WN

    WilliamN

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ryan our waiter was wonderful. Very upbeat and attentive! Food was great and the drinks made Gainesville seem like the Keys, we’ll almost!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    My friend received great service from the server. I was blatantly ignored, so my friend had to do all the talking for me because our server didn’t acknowledge I was there since he was so interested in her. Wouldn’t have been a problem if he would’ve at least taken my order without her having to tell him to. Weird.

  10. f

    finegael

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Our experience two days prior brought us back again. This time we noticed many tables needing bussing. Husband had to ask for a glass for his bottle of beer. The salmon continues to be a standout.

  11. f

    finegael

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The grilled salmon was expertly prepared.

  12. n

    novarn

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Went for a quick bite to eat after traveling all day. Food is typical for chain restaurants/bar food - not great but not bad. Bar area would be a fun place to watch games w friends.

  13. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good and delivered to table quickly. Service and staff friendly. Moderate price for dinner.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Pleasant surprise! The food was really fantastic. The service was fine. We’ll return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Exactly what we were looking for!

  16. DT

    DTC3

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Dinner with the family turned ok good - not great. Service was good. Food ok although slightly much on the pricing. Could be due to the supply shortages / increasing costs. All in all, decent restaurant.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience tonight at Bahama Breeze! Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. Nice ambiance. We went early (5:00) so it wasn’t too loud.

  18. RG

    RichG

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ick was a great server. Food was good drinks!!

  19. KI

    KImS

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ryan was an excellent server.

  21. h

    houdinner

    Houston

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were pleasantly surprised at this spot...open thankfully for post 10PM dining. The burger was good, and the crab/avocado stack was terrific and ample for a late evening meal. Nice drink menu with special pricing for late meals.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the food and will return

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service was on point. Would recommend The mango salsa and whiskey glaze Salmon was very good. The house beer red amber was also refreshing. Drink menu had a lot of options as well.

  24. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently good food every time we go! Variety for the whole family, and attentive wait staff.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and friendly staff

  26. C

    Cabking

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Chain restaurant with island concept. Good not great food, chose this as all local restaurants were booked for football weekend. Handled our crowd of 8 easily which was nice. It is a good option if you have young and old as everyone can find something they want. Nothing special about this concept restaurant but it was decent.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Took an hour to get a sandwich and a salad.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and the hubby stopped by after Florida gator game

  29. DR

    DisneyRunner

    Naples

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We had reserved a table outdoors. There were multiple tables available in the shade when we arrived. The hosts first tried to seat us inside and said outdoor seating wasn’t guaranteed. Next they said we could sit outside in the sun (hot much?). I asked about the numerous tables in the shade and was told they were reserved. I said I had an outdoor reservation and they said it was for people who paid $3,000. Seriously? We sat inside and waited forever to be served. In the end, our server took good care of us and managed to make it a nice dinner. She was great. Bottom line- don’t count on your reservation to mean much if you choose a location & be prepared for $3K stories on why some people get the best tables.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With our Open Table reservation, we were able to get right in on a very busy weekend in Gainesville after a football game. Our food came out in no time and our server was friendly and professional.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It took for ever to bring the food.

  32. CW

    ChrissyW

    Naples

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere and service!! Food was superb

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were sat in a dark corner of the outdoor patio - about 5 servers passed us by during the first 15 min of sitting at the table with only menus; I returned to the host stand and asked for a manager to come by along with a server; the manager came by and slowly got us glasses of water, promising that a server would be by soon; after another 10 min we gave up and left. From working in food service, it was very clear that the servers were spending time closing out checks and doing their side work in the back of the house (we were one of only a couple new tables sat) in advance of their shifts ending (we were there at 830pm and they close at 10pm). Bottom line - don’t go when they are gearing down to close - the service will be slow and non-existent (should be able to expect better but this is a sleepy college town).

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was great. We had reservations for 8 but had 2 more people show-up last minute and they fit us in with no problem.

  35. D

    Disappointed

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating with adding more people to our party & seating us in a timely manner. Service was great! Food and drinks were amazing!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We made reservations as was seated right away. It was great. The waiter, food & service over all was great.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    father's day - new server but she was wonderful. always great food and specialty drinks

  38. DC

    DavidC

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Traveling through Gainesville on our way to Captiva on Fathers Day. Wanted to treat our husbands to an island dining experience. Casse was efficient, attentive without being intrusive. We were chatting didn’t notice the food was coming out slow, yet the restaurant manager came by apologized, giving us a surprise discount. Very thoughtful! All in all a lovely meal, pleasant setting ( we were seated outside in the round room) great cross breezes.

  39. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our meal. The server was very attentive. We were seated immediately.

  40. NB

    NicholasB

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great and delicious.

FAQs

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 210 OpenTable diners.

Bahama Breeze - Gainesville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Bahama Breeze - Gainesville

3989 Plaza Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark Butler Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Gainesville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment and great island inspired music everyday with live music many nights of the week.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (352) 378-7555

  • Private party facilities

    From social occasions to corporate events, our laid-back “no worries” atmosphere is the perfect place for your next party. We welcome you and your guests with a vibrant and fun island atmosphere with Live music! Our guests and the critics both agree, any event at Bahama Breeze will be impressive!

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (352) 378-7555

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