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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork sliders” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner here last night and enjoyed a very delicious meal. We called earlier in the day to make a reservation for our group of 6. When we arrived we were seated immediately. We had great service for the entire meal. I had read...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for lunch and dinner several times in December. The food they prepare and serve is very good but the service is just very slow - even when you ask them to speed it up "your food is coming right out- about 30-45 minutes...More

Thank rbsmith3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take this for what it's worth... we did not dine here. We got a reservation on New Years Eve when no other reservations were available. We were staying in a rented house south of George Town and this resort is in Farmer's Hill which is...More

Thank KenL60089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has the largest selection of options of the three breakfast places on the island. Tourist prices. :) They no longer have the guava french toast, just the coconut option. It was okay, a little plain. My husband had the chicken souse, which was fairly bland....More

Thank altruista6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. Stayed in Georgetown but took a boat up to Grand iIsle to eat here. Monique was our server and she was very attentive. Lobster nachos were delicious. Frozen drinks were great. Setting is very pretty...over looks pool and beach area. Worth...More

Thank Christi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is slow but the staff is friendly and the food good. Not outstanding but consistently good. Fairly large portions. Good bar.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Dave, one of the supervisors, was great. However don't expect them to have everything on the menu. If the boat from Nassau doesn't bring things, they won't have it. Buffet dinners are nice but very pricy, $55 pp. If you get the right server, things...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

As a vegetarian, this restaurant totally gets it!!! We dined almost every meal during our stay. And the staff were all incredible. Thank you!

Thank ttmerr
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We stayed there for a week for our Honeymoon, and the Palapa Grill was absolutely amazing. The service was awesome, the food was awesome, and we ate there for practically every meal and I can definitely say you won't be disappointed with any of it....More

Thank Acburns11
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Had breakfast here and felt it was very reasonable ($10 for my egg dish with toast and potatoes). Everything was tasty and servers were very nice. Also had lunch and the fish tacos were delicious as was the burger. View overlooking the pool and beach...More

1  Thank jeichmann21
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Questions & Answers
20 October 2017|
Response from Anand T | Reviewed this property |
I dont think you need to be a guest to eat there. Just call in advance for a reservation. Lunch was from 12 to late in the afternoon and dinner was from 6 or 6:30 if I remember correctly.
27 February 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
Good day, You sure do just let us know what time and what day. Best to call the resort when you arrive. Sandra
6 January 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
We certainly do there are several items on the menu and most all special request can also be made directly with our chef. Hope to see you at Grand Isle Resort soon,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: +1 242-358-5000
  • E-mail
Celebrate the bold flavors and traditions of the Bahamas poolside at The Palapa Grill where fresh, local seafood is complemented by the ocean air and tropical outdoor setting. From Caribbean jerk-style seafood to Bahamian barbeque, we offer a real taste of the islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.
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