Bahama Breeze - Gainesville

4.4
192 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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KImS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was an excellent server.

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viphoudinner
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and will return

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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.

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and friendly staff

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Cabking
Tampa
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Took an hour to get a sandwich and a salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and the hubby stopped by after Florida gator game

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DisneyRunner
Naples
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took for ever to bring the food.

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ChrissyW
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and service!! Food was superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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).

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
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.

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Disappointed
Caribbean
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidC
Charleston
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.

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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NicholasB
West Palm Beach
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server had trouble with table next to us and we did not see her much, but she did good

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MARKG
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Bahama Breeze for a long time, mostly because I didn't know we had one in Gainesville. It was really a great experience. I love the open air feel and decor of the place. The service was incredible and the food was delicious. They have a really good Pina Colada too! I'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers, specialty drinks and Teqiila Salmon

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vipTerryLynS
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent meal & service. Table was very gritty/dirty & I asked for it to be cleaned & was told that’s just how it is & we can move to another table. So we moved. Just odd as it was obvious it hadn’t been properly cleaned. On a positive note- we enjoyed sitting outside & the drinks were good.

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vipHappy
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ireland was our server, could not ask for better service. Food came out hot and tasted yummy. Was able to get seated right away and overall the whole experience was great.

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LaurieA
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate graduation from UF with family and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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Christine
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a fun place to eat outdoors to celebrate our new UF graduate. Bahama Breeze was PERFECT. My reservation was honored, as was my request for outdoor seating, as soon as we arrived. Kudos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a really good meal. The decor was perfect, music spot on, and the flavors of food were amazing. I wasn’t expecting much and was very pleasantly surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! The atmosphere is really nice.

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vipStacey
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was super slow even though they were not busy. Definitely not the service they usually give

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vipMlene
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the new year with a delicious dinner at Bahama Breeze. Our server was friendly and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was quite tasty. We look forward to once again having dinner at Bahama Breeze.

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vipJdis
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here and the service was excellent- The place was clean and Covid aware - much appreciated and keep up the good job.

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vipRobert
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for lunch. Great service and food. Will definitely dine there again.

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JohnL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great outdoor environment and we enjoyed a raining end of with a glimpse of a sunset...Great food, service, and environment. Highly recommend.

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StephanieC
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food provided in a COVID safe environment.

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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!

FAQs

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

Bahama Breeze - Gainesville is rated 4.4 stars by 192 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=.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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