Bahama Breeze - Gainesville
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
Great service and delicious food!
Ryan was an excellent server.
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.
We enjoyed the food and will return
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.
Consistently good food every time we go! Variety for the whole family, and attentive wait staff.
Delicious and friendly staff
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.
Took an hour to get a sandwich and a salad.
Me and the hubby stopped by after Florida gator game
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.
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.
It took for ever to bring the food.
Fantastic atmosphere and service!! Food was superb
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).
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.
Very accommodating with adding more people to our party & seating us in a timely manner. Service was great! Food and drinks were amazing!
We made reservations as was seated right away. It was great. The waiter, food & service over all was great.
father's day - new server but she was wonderful. always great food and specialty drinks
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.
Enjoyed our meal. The server was very attentive. We were seated immediately.
Always great and delicious.
Server had trouble with table next to us and we did not see her much, but she did good
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!
Great appetizers, specialty drinks and Teqiila Salmon
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.
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.
Great way to celebrate graduation from UF with family and friends!
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!
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.
Wonderful service and great food! The atmosphere is really nice.
Service was super slow even though they were not busy. Definitely not the service they usually give
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.
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.
Stopped in for lunch. Great service and food. Will definitely dine there again.
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.
Great service and good food provided in a COVID safe environment.
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!
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.