Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience5

Love live music but it was way too loud!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Way to loud

WD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and wonderful server (Ashley). We look forward
to returning and have already made a reservation for this coming
Saturday March 21st.

Me Dubit

S
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

Waitress was very abrupt and not caring. She was always in a hurry and not attentive She really never looked at us , always eyes elsewhere. Not everyone is an old senior citizen if Florida!!!!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our reservation was honored for outdoor dinner.
Our hostess provided good service and our meal was fine. However the band set up more than one hour early, interrupting dinner conversation as they loudly tested their equipment, truly a great deterrent to plans to dine at this establishment for dinner in the future.

DG
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for Happy Hours, good and music ! We will return for sure before we leave for Canada !

CC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cobb salad is delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was good but the waitress never asked if we wanted any coffee. Also she new we were there for a birthday celebration and brought over a piece of cake, and never asked us what else we would like for dessert.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant at the marina - a bit loud but good food

NS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived for a late lunch with a reservation. I had requested a table by the water, inside, and was delighted at a nice round table. Service was prompt and friendly, food was delicious and we all ordered something different and all report the same. It was a nice relaxed lunch before driving to FLL for a flight!

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the banana boat!! I love to eat the lobster rolls, my favorite!! Great service from Taylor too!

MM
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sit outside by the water if you can it's lovely! The food is fabulous here. We tried scallops, salmon and mahi plus a salad, and all were delicious as well as attractive. Our friends from Illinois loved this lunch. Attentive service, too.

JJ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good and consistent. My go to lunch spot for a girlfriend lunch when the weather is good.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would’ve liked an outside table. Can’t get one unless you book it by calling and not thru open table. Doesn’t seem right...

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food wonderful time

C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Noise level was so loud we had difficulty conversing & enjoying being with our friends

RM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, terrific views!
Enjoyed it greatly!!

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had 4 people with outdoor reservation. A wait but lively & worth it . Band was soulful & funky ( my favorite) we even danced! Food was very good! I will surely take more people back for dancing & music💃🕺🏽Go Bananas 🍌 michelemahon

C
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our reservation was respected on time. Food was good, while service was poor, our server was rude all along diner and specially at the end she was very impatient while we were finishing the wine she bring the check telling us to take our time and advise her when we will be ready. But few minutes later she came back and then was rushing us to pay and leave. We really did not appreciate this lack of respect.

JJ
Wigtownshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall, everything was fine,

The sCalamari appetizer we had was shameful. Very few rings and many little scraps of tentacles...

DP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Nice ambiance. Wait staff was attentive without being overly around.

BW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Informal, lively restaurant, great for a visit with friends. Live music Friday thru Sunday with a small dance floor so not the place for a quiet romantic meal.

We didn't have high expectations as this is a large and very busy restaurant on the waterfront but we were pleasantly susprised. My husband and I both had the salmon in coconut curry sauce with wok vegetables. It was very good with plenty of crisp veggies, although I would describe the sauce more as an Asian broth. Service was also quite prompt given how many tables there are.

I would suggest making an on line reservation as wait time if you just show up for dinner is usually around an hour.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Their food is overpriced and they allow smoking on their patio.

c
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Was seated outside . Very accommodating . The band was loud and people were smoking !!! Waitress forgot to put in one order but received it after everyone else . Hamburgers were exceptional good . French fries cold and sweet potato puffs were cold . Coconut shrimp excellent but don’t bother to ever get chicken parm !! DRY DRY DRY

s
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

reception was very rude refused to seat us outside because i did not phone to request outside seating

DZ
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always bring our visiting friends to the boat. Atmosphere, food, service at the best.

CT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Was not able to enjoy outside dining due to a busy Thursday night. Inside room is noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good. Fast and friendly service

RS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my sister’s birthday with a lovely lunch and drinks. Our server was delightful and the food good as always. We’ll be back again!

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your dining experience at Banana Boat. We love to hear positive feedback from our customers. Glad you chose Banana Boat to celebrate your sister's birthday. Again thanks for the feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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CC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ribs. Not oversauced. Wish they had filtered water though.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your dining experience at Banana Boat. Glad you enjoyed the ribs. Again thanks for the review, we look forward to serving you again soon.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was cold. Had to be sent back Will not be back

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for the review. We're sorry if the food was cold, we will forward you review to our executive chef. We appreciate the feedback, we will use it to make us better and to make sure this doesn't happen again. Please accept our sincerest apology.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was slow. It seemed under-staffed. The food was good.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry if service was slow. We will forward your review to our general manager. Again thanks for the review, we appreciate the feedback. We will us it to make us better.

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JK
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always excellent; The staff is friendly and attentive; Great outdoor seating on the inter-coastal!

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your experience at Banana Boat. We love hearing positive experiences from our customers. I will let the team know they did a great job.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Must have reservations.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thanks for the feedback, it is valued.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

My parents visiting from New Jersey. Banana boat is their absolute favorite place to eat!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Our waitress (#654 banquet) forgot part of the order and we never received one of our main course meals after being served our starters. One of the the martini’s we ordered; we were very specific about no fruit and the drink arrived with a rim of Old Bay seasoning and an olive. We ordered onion soup with no bread and that arrived incorrectly as well. The Bahamian conch chowder was bland and had no conch. This is not our first time visiting the restaurant, we will not be returning.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 4 March 2020

I’m so sorry. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We always aim to deliver a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected.

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DA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was good, just good. The plating was horrible. We felt like we were being rushed out.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thanks for the review, your feedback is valuable to us. Sorry the plating was horrible. We will use your feedback to make us better. Again thanks for the feedback.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the coconut shrimp salad

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the Coconut Shrimp Salad. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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BR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience. Our first time there and we certainly will return.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 4 March 2020

Bernard thanks for the review, we appreciate the feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we come to Florida for Spring Training we ALWAYS make sure we visit the Banana Boat for a delicious meal. The Onion Straws and Fish and Chips are the best! I had the Fish Sandwich and it was a huge piece of tender, tasty fish.

Banana Boat - On The Intracoastal Waterway
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your dining experience at Banana Boat. Glad you liked the Onion Straws and Fish and Chips. Again thanks for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon.

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