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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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21 - 30 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We thought the food was good to very good and sampled a little of everything as we stayed at Grand Isle. The cracked lobster was very good as well as the pasta dishes and salads. No complaints from us but thought they might add a...More

Thank cwoe
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear Cwoe, Thank you for dinning with us and taking the time to post. Totally agree the cracked Lobster is wonderful as are the pasta dishes. Next trip make sure to try the Tuna Poke a real favorite. Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 18 May 2017

By premium resort standards, this restaurant will statisy your general cravings - A consideration would be to offer more authentic Carribeen dishes and flavours.More

Thank Wanda S
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear Wanda S, A great idea that we will put in place once we have another restaurant. We are planning a new venue and hope to offer this in the near future. Thank you for dinning with us and we hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We were very excited when getting there: the restaurant is charming, our table has a view on the beach and the pool and a local band was playing. The cocktails and dinner menu looked appealing as well, even if they didnt have anything local-which is...More

Thank Andy94700
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Andy94700, We are terrible disappointed to hear about your experience in Palapa Grill and would like to thank you for taking the time to express your concerned. I only wish we were able to address this while you were in Palapa Grill. The Risotto...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great staff, food and service. We have been eating here everytime we have a stop over in Exuma. The restaurant is in Grand Isle which the premier leading place on the island. You will not find a much better restaurant much like this. Say hi...More

Thank skyhighflyer2017
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Skyhighflyer2017, Thank you for the shout out for Shan she is a gem! See you next time, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Dinner was Wonderful, Lunch is so so. Service was much better at dinner. The resort staff are very helpful and friendly!

Thank Cindy L
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Cindy L, Thank you for taking the time to review Palapa Grill. Reviews are always helpful in encouraging the associates to focus on service. Hope to see you again soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Being one of the few restaurants on Great Exuma, we had hoped for excellent food. The food was good, but not excellent. The price/quality ratio is ok, not great. The cocktails on the other hand were excellent!

Thank Anand T
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Anand T, Thank you for taking the time to review Palapa Grill. The service and food should have been excellent and I do hope to have the chance to ensure that it is in the near future. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Palapa Grill was our favorite meal on the island. The food was innovative and delicious. Whereas most of the other restaurants on the island had food that would be considered, at best, average if the restaurant were in a city in the U.S., Palapa Grill's...More

Thank kruzingtogether
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Kruzingtogether, You are very kind with your review and we will pass this along to the Palapa associates. Hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is good - breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We 6 guys had it for one of each over a 5 day trip. There are three good restaurants we have found on Great Exuma and this is one of them. Steaks good. Fish good. Lobster...More

1  Thank Jeff H
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear Jeff H, Thank you for visiting us at Grand Isle Resort and posting on Palapa Grill a favorable review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 31 March 2017

you are allowed to consume at the restaurant(decent prices) and use the pool.the beCH. STAFF VERY POLITE AND HELPFUL

Thank monique684
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Monique684, Thank you for the nice post! Hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The good: The food is good and the location by the pool very nice for the kids to swim until it's time to eat. This is also the only on-property dining at Grand Isle, so it's the most convenient. Nice atmosphere at night, more utilitarian...More

1  Thank Keith J
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Keith J, Thank you for staying with us hear at Grand Isle Resort and for you insight into your stay and dinning experience. We will look into what you experience in Palapa and see if we can get a few more smiles on everyone...More

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drjannwright
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
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drjannwright
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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428eugener
21 August 2015|
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Response from Kaymark L | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your interest in Grand Isle resort & Spa. Room #1612 is as the previous post indicated is indeed on the ground floor...with a view of the nearby golf course. Regards, Kaymark.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Meals
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Description
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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