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The Palapa Grill

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Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
+1 242-358-5000
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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fresh seafood, great conch fritters, and they will cook up any fish you catch. They can also help create a private event which we used for a birthday party.

Thank Joenunz1
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Joenunz1 Thank you for taking the time to post a favorable review. Look forward to seeing you again for an amazing fish dinner "your catch". Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good food and very friendly staff. It is expensive, but you can have a nice meal ordering a few appetizers off the menu and will spend half of what you would on two entrees. We did that a few nights and were very satisfied. We also included dessert. You must have the desserts. Every item on the menu is not... More 

Thank sycoates
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Sycoates, Thank your for dinning with us and taking the time to post a review. Next visit you must give us some ideas what you would like to enjoy and we will have a chef make something special for you. Yes of course the conk fitters we will keep the same (:>. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

As we stayed at the Grand Isle we ate at The Palapa Grill for breakfast lunch and dinner throughout our stay. Breakfast here is lovely but can add up to be quite expensive, the view makes up for that though because as we were down early the pool was empty and the water was so calm. We had lunch here... More 

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SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Roseeb487, Thank you for taking the to post on the resort and restaurant site. It always helps people make their dinning and vacation decisions hearing from guest of the resort. We will work on our speed and keep your seafood pasta on the menu for your return! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Perry Hall, Maryland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I enjoyed everything I had a Palapa Grill. The pizza, surprisingly, was good. The hamburgers were good. The kids will be happy if you are traveling with kids, and you will be happy because they have many offerings besides pizza and hamburgers for lunch. Their drinks ( frozen of course because I am on a tropical vacation and I don't... More 

Thank turquoisewaterfan
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Turquoisewaterfan, Thank you for the review and recommendation! It is truly helpful to know that the menu works well for the kids, like you said happy kids happy family. Hope to see you back soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had a late lunch on our day of arrival in Exuma. Very nice location and the service was outstanding. The food was okay but definitely not the most memorable meal of our week. Was also the most expensive.

Thank Vesta2211
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Vesta2211, Thank you for the feedback and for dinning with us hear at Grand Isle Resort. Next trip please contact me directly so I can ensure you have an amazing lunch! All the best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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204 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had lunch here on our last day before heading to the airport. I had a fish sandwich that was pretty good. Pina Coloda was excellent. The restaurant itself was easily the nicest we went to while in Exuma. The pool area was cool as was the view of the ocean while we ate. The Grand Isle Resort where the restaurant... More 

SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dar RAZBW, Thank you for the review! We are pleased you enjoyed the fish sandwich and expecially our lovely resort. Next time you should stay with us!! Hint Hint Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Rome, Italy
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good and the drinks are definitely strong, which kind of softens the blow of the prices but not entirely. I've had most of the salads now and they're all satisfying but not out of this world. My advice is to skip the food and go straight for the mango margaritas. That's the move.

Thank erinfischer23
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Erinfischer23, I am hoping you find more to enjoy but if not enjoy those Mango Margaritas! Clearly a real Bahimian diet not to be missed! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As we were staying at Grand Isle for two weeks, we ate here on several occasions for lunch and dinner. There is a fixed menu plus a themed evening each day. There is also live music on a Saturday evening. Food is of a consistently good quality though on the more expensive side, though this is to be expected given... More 

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SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Hils1010, Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your two week stay at Grand Isle Resort and were able to find the variety that you would expect. I have some great news we are planning on opening a second dinning venue to allow for private quiet dinning when the resort is filled with lively guest during high season. This will also... More 

Studio City, CA
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We really enjoyed the Palapa Grill and ate their a lot during our week-long stay at the Grand Isle. The service is top-notch, though sometimes a little slow, which is sort of typical for the island frankly and since we're on vacay, who cares? :) The fish tacos are great! The Spinach salad - fresh and tasty (Instead of the... More 

Thank yardsusa
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Yardsusa, We are so happy you found our relaxing setting to be just what you needed. Island style setting sound good a long wait does not sound good (:<<. We will continue to work on our speed while ensuring quality. Hope to see you back soon to our corner of paradise, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Tennessee, United States
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had several lunches here and one dinner, none disappointed. They make a great burger, pork sliders and chicken wings. We also enjoyed their chicken salad. We had blackened grouper and bbq grouper for dinner and that was also very good. All the servers and bartenders are very friendly and helpful here. Beautiful setting overlooking the pool and Emerald Bay.

Thank DRL615
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear DRL615, You are so kind to take the time to review and recommend Grand Isle Resort! You found a few of our favorites as well. The Burger's we decided it was time to make them with fresh angus beef and ensure the size is perfect for our buns! The grouper is one the best fresh fish in the Bahamas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?