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Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway, Boynton Beach, FL

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway

4.6
4.6
3028 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 70 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (561) 732-9400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Bonk
  • Neighborhood
    Boynton Beach
  • Cross street
    Ocean Avenue & Intracoastal Waterway
  • Parking details
    Self-Parking & also Complimentary Valet available
  • Public transit
    Yes, on U.S.1 & Ocean Avenue
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Friday Nights, Saturday Nights, Sunday Afternoon & Night
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,028 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Palm Beach

    Great for scenic views

  • West Palm Beach East

    Best Service

  • West Palm Beach East

    Great for outdoor dining

  • West Palm Beach East

    Great for scenic views

  • West Palm Beach East

    American

  • West Palm Beach East

    Most Booked

3,028 Reviews
  1. LisaG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun lively on the water. KOREAN SHORT RIB SPRING ROLLS were just ok, but the LOBSTER ROLL Fresh Maine Lobster Salad, made up for it!! Drinks were Great too!

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  2. TobyE

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely spot. Very good food but a drop too much noise.

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  3. NJPearls

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is favorite local restaurant. The burgers we had today were prepared perfectly. There is a big selection of food of different kinds. The staff is wonderful. The outside can be a bit noisy at times.

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  4. ReneeR

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed haven't been here in awhile. Made reservations a month ago. it was originally for a six top outside for my birthday. Since it turned into a 3 top i was took to a side inside room in the back corner no view. I had my adult son with me and my husband. At this point why eat at Banana Boat. no ambiance no personality and now my birthday is over. i asked the hostess please give me a view or outside anything NOPE so probably won't be back anytime soon if at all and Banana Boat is my favorite place to eat on the water. I've lived here for 4 years and you don't care. but so disappointing i've waited to eat here and have my dirty banana drink. just sad my birthday is over and the host didn't care.

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  5. donnae

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, a delicious meal was had by all. Come here on average once a week year round and I like the predictable great expectations of most things on the menu. Plus they vary the menu and specials are always great. Servers always put on a great face even with the most trying of customers who tell them after the meal, they want to split 10 ways! The view doesn’t stink either! Not a tourist but this is my favorite place to eat on the water

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been there for couple years. had a great experience. Food was delicious and service very good

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  7. fitfreddie

    New York City

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have gluten allergy and they provided a gluten free menu and my choice was delicious 😋

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  8. reneh

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and nice Caribbean atmosphere

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  9. MaryN

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good meal. Perfect night for eating on the deck

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  10. MaryanneF

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious… our waitress was pleasant and efficient…… noise level was up there but doable

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great atmosphere. Will definitely come back soon.

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  12. Hc12659924

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good and the food was excellent. The waitress was very nice and polite

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  13. Norma

    West Palm Beach

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chad was our server & was terrific 3 of us had salads seafood, coconut shrimp & chopped 1 had hamburger & conch chowder all excellent ice wine list & of course fabulous view we sat right near the water

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  14. vickieg

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to enjoy the water! Beautiful boats and birds.

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  15. pokerboy

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always like to go out for lunch. In this way we can get a very good idea of what the restaurant is all about. We were very pleased with Banana Boat. The valet parking is very convenient, and especially in Florida, saves a long hot walk. The atmosphere is lovely. There is indoor seating, which we like, and outdoor seating. All seating facing towards the large draw bridge. The bridge opens constantly, allowing very large yachts to pass. The food is wonderful. We had crab cakes. Filled with lots of lump cran and a nice sauce. Also, snapper, served on a bed of black beans salsa.All in all it was a wonderful experience, and, we surely will be going back.

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  16. REG0125

    West Palm Beach

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very very upset. I made a reservation for outside seating. When I got to the restaurant they said they could not seat us outside because when I made the reservation they were out of outdoor tables so it switched to inside. My friend was very upset as we purposely made an outside Reservation as she had just arrived from New York and wanted the outdoors. When I said something to the hostess she looked at me with a blank face. Just stared. I put my hand around her face and she said oh I fell asleep. Huh????? Nothing could be done. The food was fair. I asked for water no lemon. But got lemon. The fish was supposed to be blackened but was not. We never saw her again.

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  17. GayR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was fantastic.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Egypt

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Nice view.

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  19. RhondaV

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going to the banana boat when I come to Florida. Food was delicious. Service was great, and live the ambience.

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  20. PatrickM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Food was very good. Service was great.

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  21. RebeccaR

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and wonderful service. Loved the attention to detail when I asked that my fish should be grilled plain instead of with spices.

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  22. nmg1007

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the Banana Boat and Easter Sunday was no different. I had the Crab Eggs Benedict & my husband had the Brioche French Toast. Both were delicious! I am always leery when ordering crab cakes but these were scrumptious! Loads of crabmeat & cooked to crispy perfection! I will definitely order turn again! Our server was very attentive & pleasant. It is always a good time at the Banana Boat!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful relaxing afternoon watching boats. I had the seafood trio which was delicious.

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  24. RickK

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at BB! Can’t beat the view!

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  25. bsand

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick was a great server! Views fabulous and food delish. Big portions We love it here

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service. Very good. Never disappointed at this restaurant.

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  27. LeonardP

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Swordfish was excellent. Zack our server was great. Valet parking a big plus.

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  28. IrisW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at the banana boat. No pressure to leave. Food was excellent as was the service. The atmosphere is terrific being on the intercoastal waterway. 

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  29. EileenR

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, ambiance is fantastic. Naomi, our server was great!

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  30. tomd

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Thank you chef. They know how to cook fish. The service is always above expectations.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good though it was slightly pricey. But would definitely go again

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going there for years without an issue as well hosted many large gatherings. When I received my food there was a large piece of hair cooked into the batter, I asked for a manager who rudely asked me what I would like her to do about it? Then asked my waitress to bring me water and unfortunately I must of inconvenienced her when she abruptly placed on the table, I probably could of moved above that, but when I walked up the stairs I over heard her talking to others about me, then they gave me another waitress who was just as rude who when she came over to the table with my guests asked me if I was going to move on with my concerns or if they should cancel the order. Received my bill and I had to insist that I was not paying for the appetizer that had the large hair in it. Absolutely poor customer service!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is fantastic, however, do not eat here if you’re expecting fantastic and friendly wait staff service. The blond hair female hostess is rude, the server, Stacey, has no personality or basic food service skills like introducing yourself to guests, discussing entree’s or specials, checking to see how the meal is, or presenting dessert or after dinner cordials. Not even one smile. So if you like to pay high prices for great food and poor service…. This is the place to go. Just don’t take your friends or plan a celebration at Banana Boat unless you want to be embarrassed about the consistency of poor wait staff service! Never again, third strike an no more! Cancelled the 2 additional reservations I made for the month of March and April. Sincerely Disappointed!!! 🤔

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  34. Notsomuch

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok. Nice place to eat outside. Wait staff was patient and polite.

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  35. Jenslist

    West Palm Beach

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fantastic! Every single dish we had was delicious and beautifully served. Bloody Mary was great! The view was spectacular. Our server was Scott and he was top notch. Delivered an amazing birthday party for my mom!

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  36. Judi

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very organized reservation process. Service, food, ambiance by the water great,

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. A fine dining experience

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance on intercoastal, Alex was a great server, attentive but not overbearing at all which was nice. She didn’t rush us. Filet mignon croissant was good. Will go back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite restaurant on the intracoastal with great food and wonderful service. It’s starting to get very loud though due to the influx of people moving to Boynton. Nothing they can do as I’m sure business is great! Just prefer it a little quieter.

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  40. Nelley

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as always. And I must say, I am always impressed with how quickly and efficiently you guys get people in and out and tables cleared. You guys have got it down to a science and you don’t lie and promise a wait time that you can’t meet. And everyone at the hostess stand was very friendly and great at their job. A++ for everything. Ps. Icing on the cake was Burnt Biscuit. The music was awesome. Was glad to see them back at Banana Boat again.

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FAQs

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway is rated 4.6 stars by 3028 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 70 times today
Google Map for Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway

739 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Avenue & Intracoastal Waterway
  • Neighborhood
    Boynton Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Self-Parking & also Complimentary Valet available
  • Public transit
    Yes, on U.S.1 & Ocean Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Bonk
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Friday Nights, Saturday Nights, Sunday Afternoon & Night
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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