Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway

4.4
730 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Fresh Seafood & Cocktails in a Casual Atmosphere, with Inside & Outside Seating.
Plenty of Dock Space for Boats.
Outside & Inside Bar to watch the Boats sail by.
Overlooking the Boynton Marina, with plenty of Fishing Boats, Yachts and marine activity.
Banana Boat is a Landmark Anchor for Boynton Beach"s Downtown nightlife.
Family owned since 1978,
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday:
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Phone number
(561) 732-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gilles Therien
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Private party facilities
Inside Private Parties for up to 60
Outside Private Parties for up to 50
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Avenue & Intracoastal Waterway
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Parking details
Self-Parking & also Complimentary Valet available
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Public transit
Yes, on U.S.1 & Ocean Avenue
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Entertainment
Live Music: Friday Nights, Saturday Nights, Sunday Afternoon & Night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 730 People Are Saying
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d
Miami
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent, been several times. Love being on the water. Service is excellent as well.
Bands are loud. Not great place to hang and talk unless you are inside.

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e
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place for easy dinning. Great water view and friendly staff. Check the restaurant's web site to see if there is live music and when. If there is a band be aware you can not have a conversation as the sound level is that high. So high it may hurt your ears as it did mine.

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P
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Banana Boat, one of my favorite restaurants has it all. Great food, great energy, a great view, good service and good LOUD music (on weekends). Dine indoors if the music is too loud but you'll miss the dockside atmosphere and the view of the boats and opening and closing of the bridge over the inter coastal waterway. My favorite dishes are the humongous fish sandwich, the luscious New England chowder and the crispy coconut shrimp. Their desserts at large and luscious especially the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich and the new frozen banana split.

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SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the Banana Boat! It’s always good and I love the Poke Tuna. I enjoy it for all occasions. It’s close and convenient. Service is always good and great view. It was a bit cold so don’t forget to bring a sweater for inside.

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p
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

If you aren’t there for the band and the noise it isn’t worth it

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LE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went on Sunday night (last week) and requested outside seating. Did not know there was live music..... actually there wasn't music. It was just a lot of loud offkey screaming. Food was good, service was excellent....could not hear myself think let alone hear anything anyone else at the table was saying. Also, the bugs were so bad that I am still itching from their bites almost a week later

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T
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was less than friendly!

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CD
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday so it was just great celebrating with my kids! Love eating on the water.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Music near bar way too loud so we moved to a far corner inside. Otherwise good.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a special time on Thanksgiving when family plans fell through due to illness. Other patrons very thoughtful in welcoming us to the bar where we had our meal. Special thanks to servers Celeste and Kayla.... you gals were great!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere overlooking the intercoastal.... yummy drinks & good food. A place to go Eat, Drink & Be Merry

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b
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

server was very helpful in advising which dishes would do well for sharing & suggesting a reasonable white wine for my friend service was good but main dish was served before we finished the appetizer was taken back and served later was hot & tasty

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LC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for outdoor dining whether lunch with friends or coworkers! Good food - nice view- this place always has a smile to greet you!

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MH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunched on the outside deck. Really like the remodel! Flatbreads were delicious! Service was very attentive.
A bit overpriced but probably because of the view and it was “in season.” I will go back.

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FR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is so nice to eat outside at Banana Boat. See you on Thanksgiving for turkey dinner

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AK
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. One of the best char grilled burgers around. Great location on the intracoastal. We've been going here often for years.

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DD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remodel makes it more perfect than ever - friendly staff, excellent service and great ambiance - outside dining is spectacular.

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G
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location had dinner outside and it was comfortable and quite
Food was delivered timely and was tasty
Had tuna tacos and this was outstay

Water glasses are to small and because of eating outdoors need to get lots of ice

No capachino

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e
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food service good. Music was extremely loud. If we would have sat closer to music we would have left

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect day for brunch on Sunday. We will go back and bring friends

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n
New York Area
684 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to celebrate their 40th anniversary and take advantage of bargain deals! House wine was 40% off and there were specials off the charts. We started with oysters and clams casino. Both very fresh and delicious. We all chose a stuffed lobster which was a decent portion. I chose a house salad as a side and it was large enough to be shared by 3 of us. Live music and the opportunity to dance made it a great night.

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MC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite local spot ♡ Must try the Banana Cream Pie! To die for!

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TF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the special and while the fish was all fried it was done extremely well. Crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The shrimp calamari and fish were great...not as crazy about lobster nuggets. Still it was good value.

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HT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Banana Boat never disappoints. I have been a patron for decades. It checks off a lot of boxes for fabulous food and fun and music and atmosphere. But I appreciate the consistancy of great food the most. They understand how to run a restaurant. There are other waterfront options in South Florida, some are a mostly just that....waterfront. Awful food or service, but not the Banana Boat. Their staff is friendly and welcoming. A plus in a sometimes testy culture (sorry I am a Southerner that appreciates polite kindness) You always go away happy.....

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BS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

WE SAT ON THE PATIO AND THE MUSIC WAS SO HORRIBLE LOUD THAT IF WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO
TALK AND WE COULD'NT WAIT TO EAT AND PAID AND GET OUT OUT THERE. NO COMPLAINS AS FOR THE FOOD AND SERVICE.

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DK
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great music and great surprise Caribbean band. Fish over cooked

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L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fun waitress Ashley .

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful evening celebrating mine and my brothers birthday and also Banana Boat was celebrating their 40th Anniversary lots of fun great music and great food

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DD
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring visitors since it's on the intracoastal -- might see a manatee if you're lucky (as we were one time). Great salads (huge!). I had the lobster roll -- had to take some of the meat out as it was so full. Really good, not overly prepared with mayo. Hubby loves the fish/chips -- the small is more than adequate. This time he had the poo-poo platter which is large enough for 2 to share.

One caveat. Sitting on the deck at night with the live music from Two Georges makes for a loud evening and difficult to have a conversation.

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great environment great staff
Always enjoy our time here when we come into town!

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MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAY HAVE A GREAT MEAL AGREAT TIME
AND TERRIFIC SERVICE.
FUN PLACE TO BE.

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KW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and delicious food ...band was playing great music

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g
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent but the music outside is way too loud. Our ears hurt and we had to move inside. I am sure we were not the only ones who thought so.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - Very attentive and professional staff. Would have no hesitation to return.

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GL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While the food was good your portions have gotten skimpier. If I took two blinks my salmon would disappear. My husband ordered the steak on the skewers. One, there were no skewers and two, his portion was likewise skimpy. Only our granddaughter's fish and chips was adequate.

We sat at a table in the bar, and it was so noisy we could not hear each other.

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JP
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun. Food excellent. Service friendly and efficient.

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Kiel & SH
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super Essen. Tolle Lage. Wir kommen wieder.

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LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

When we are in the area we try to get to the Banana Boat Restaurant. We usually go for lunch, however this time we went with a group of friends for dinner. It was very loud and difficult to have a conversation. The service and food were good.

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d
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

other than finding it difficult to have a conversation, terrific!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I feel that there should be a separate smoking area. the music was also a bit too loud, although entertaining

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