Bahama Breeze - Oakland Park

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91 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 most nights.
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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Noisy restaurant. Impossible to hear my guest. Could not wait to leave. Food was good, but the noise was giving us a headache.

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FD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good ambient, good show, good food and not good service.

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RV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service great food and awesome time. Since opening we’ve been here four times

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OT
Miami
129 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks for a nice evening

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JM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience. A little quick on the main dish, appetizers were still on the table. Had to return.

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p
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with extensive menu with many choices. Good service. Only drawback is we asked for outside seating and it is overlooking a major street...not much to look at and a lot of car noises.

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

For such a big new restaurant, they should have their A game on. Walk in and the host was on the phone, lots of people waiting, no friendly greeting or welcome. Sat outside and noise level was ok but pretty loud, but much better than inside. Service did great us initially (had trainee with her) but food runner brought out 1 of 2 items that was supposed to all be served together as dinner. Took a bit to get a liquor drink and just before food came finally brought out the water we had ordered. Did check back once. Server appeared to care less whether we were there or not. Food was ok, but nothing to immediately draw me back. Overall experience doesn't have me wanting to go back anytime soon. Word in South Florida spreads about bad service so for us locals...good luck.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice decor you feel like you're at the beach. Staff very friendly & helpful. Food great. Just a little too noisy hard to socialize with your friends. Wouldn't stop me from going again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Tonight we went to eat, my children, my husband and me. It was my idea, I was happy to go to Bahama Breeze, since it was the first time. The place is very nice, the employees are very friendly, but unfortunately in the kitchen they do not take any care in what they send to the table. I ordered some tostones with chicken and on my plate they apparently broke a plate on top of my food and were not careful to make another one and they sent it to my table with those pieces between the food. My husband and son ate and, when we informed the manager, they only took it out of the account. I have a lot of feeling and courage. Of course, we will not be back, but I hope it does not happen again because not all of them are as good clients as we are, that we did not make a scandal and still pay.

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C
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Sadly my visit didn't go to well, my friend and I were seated at the same time across a family of 4. Both tables ordered at the time. My friend and I an Island Hopper as an appetizer (we were that hungry). We didn't get any food til the other table got their dessert. Our waiter notice and notify the manager, which was the only good thing but i wish they could of work out the timing better, didn't realize we would wait for an hour for food. This is the only one bad experience but Bahama Breeze is still consider my favorite hang out spot with the squad, especially we all finally don't have to drive all the way to Sawgrass lol.

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JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The best thing about coming here was making a reservation on line so we didn’t have to wait. I highly recommend some Darden upper management come here . The noise level was ridiculous. We had to yell to the server. I felt out of place because I wasn’t wearing a dirty tank top and ball cap! The food was way below average and I’ve eaten in various Bahama locations. My wife ordered “ Key West” fish tacos- it was horrible. So fishy tasting with a heavy odor. Perhaps s better grade of fish other than pollack would work better. It still tasted frozen. My niece ordered kids chicken tenders which were way over cooked. I had the Pulled chicken sandwich that was so dry I could not eat it. We sent the tacos back. No manager bothered to come over. I expected more from a Darden restaurant. Maybe this was my fault.

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TR
Omaha
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, but had an Open table reward that they refused to accept.

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JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food and drinks were so good!!

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MM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal & courteous service

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M
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The staff are very inexperienced.
The food was only fair, soup as good
We sat outside on federal highway , so was. very noisy (somewhat expected )

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WG
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful. I will never go back. Food was bland, service was spotty, restaurant was loud

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food atmosphere fun music great enjoyable thank you will be back

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the food was a little pricey but very good..

I will return

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cocktails taste like they are a premix that wasn't stirred properly and over sweetened. White wine was served warm. Food was okay, but nothing special. Decor and ambiance were the right level for this style themed restaurant.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very loud. Waiter was very friendly but could not accommodate our table of 4 in a timely manner. Waters, refills, food issues took forever. Not his fault though. Super loud in there. Medium burger can put well done and then took 20 minutes to get another one made. It was comp’d but not the point.

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j
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was TERRIBLE....The coconut shrimp appetizer was ICE cold and overfried....It was so loud that one could not hear the wait person. It is not a place that I would recommend....and will never go back.

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8
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing memorable
waiter was attentive

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DV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Way tooooo loud
Could not talk to each other without shouting

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very entertaining evening. Good food, great decor. Thought I had left the country and was in the islands.
Will be returning. So easy to make an online reservation. Very personable staff.

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NI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

If your looking for ok food with ok service for an ok price this is it.

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OT
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Victoria L. took great care of us. The food was fantastic, and the .evening was superb. Thanks

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L
Miami
163 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we went to this restaurant that opened a short time ago. It was very good and we will return

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w
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although I had indicated it was a Birthday nothing special was done nor did anyone acknowledge it.

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M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday it was great.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Showed up for the reservation. The hostess sat us right away, but that is when the waiting game started. Sat at our table for 20 minutes, no waiter ever came. I had to flag down a server to place the order. Another 30 minutes. No drinks yet, new server came to our table and I had to complain about waiting for so long and she Got drinks right away and she had to verify the food order. Clearly we had no server assigned to our table the moment we sat down. 30 minutes later one dinner plate came out. Other person at table had to wait for ordered meal. Really bad first impression of this place. Doubt we will return.

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JF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had a 4:00 pm reservation. When we arrived at 4:00, the hostess showed me which table would be ours and said she would have it cleaned. It took 10 minutes for that to begin. We sat. No staff came to the table. After a while, a waiter came to announce he was not our server but didn't want us to sit without drinks. He took the order and after some time brought them to us. I eventually had to go to the hostess desk to ask if we could have a waiter. She said she'd send one. Eventually one came and took our order. It took a while (hey, they've just opened; they have things to work out.), and our food arrived, piecemeal. The guest in our party who ordered wine did not receive it. The waiter told him he saw it at the delivery station and that anyone could have brought it. But they didn't. I had to go back to the hostess station another time to ask for a waiter to c one so we could have drink refills. To me, just basic waiter stuff. I was not very happy. I will probably give them some time to get themselves together. But it will be a while before I go back.

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CF
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Take my review in perspective. This style of dining is almost never my vibe, but I wanted to check out this new restaurant in my neighborhood. It was loud and crowded, the music was all over the place, but peppy ranging from Saturday Night Fever and various seventies disco to Happy and Pitbull and the like...Our waitress was fun and pleasant, but drinks took a long time, food took a long time and several reminders were needed for forgotten items. The food was good for the price. If you like Joe's Crab Shack and Chili's and the like, you will probably still enjoy this. To me it felt like chaos. I am accustomed to the small intimate restaurants Fort lauderdale offers.

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RS
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Fair all the way around. Chain restaurant food and setting, as expected. Crazy loud. Tried it once and won’t return.

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OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I never knew there was a location in Oakland Park and it was pretty good except for when I as at the hostess countess. First off, you would think when you a hostess or three see you standing there they would acknowledge your presence or at least ask why you’re standing there. I received none of that, which was so ridiculous to me. Then until 10 minutes later is when I had to vocalize ‘yes I have a reservation’ as well is when maybe one of the hostesses actually spoke to me. Honestly if our server was a incompetent as well I would have asked to speak to a manager and I’m not the one to complain, I’m easy going but that was ridiculous how do you just smile and look at me but yet talk to another person that shows up after me, like really!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All 7 of our guest had a great time due to the fact our waitress was awesome !! Service was confused somewhat and even with reservations they were not prepared . But overall our experience was good, we ate we laughed and were satisfied ! Thank you ... Bobby

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M
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation on their busiest night. We waited 25 minutes to be seated. Waters took 15 more minutes and we were short 2. 10 minutes later we placed our drink and appetizer order. All but 1 received their drink and no plates were brought for the shared appetizer. Short 1 place set up as well. Place was very busy and VERY loud. Dinner entrees came with 1 short. When orders were almost finished, they noticed we were missing 1. Said the manager would come over. Never did. Replacement was sent and all burnt. Another server had taken that entree for their order. We sent it back and are likely to never return. We have been there before and had a much better experience though.

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a
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Parking lot full
Waited 40
Then complained we hadn’t received food
Then got sick all night

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DO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great server, Robyn. Service slow as it was $2.22 Margaritas night. Chips a bit stale, but she got us fresh ones!

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GS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It was not good. Service was awful except for one young lady who got us moved inside, music too loud and inside too loud for a special celebration. Not all in our party were satisfied withtheir meals. Not our first time at a BB-but first time at this location which has some problems. Won't be back.

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OT
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and service. Thank you Erica for taking super care of us.

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