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“An island institution but not necessarily a To-Die-For...”

Santanna's Bar and Grill
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are a tasty Bahamian cuisine serving you fresh seafood daily! For our non seafood lover's we also serve delicious steak and chicken grilled or fried to your likings. We are opened EVERYDAY except Sunday's and we are ready to serve you! If your interested in visiting us at dinner feel free to call and place your reservations and for anything special you may want.
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
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“An island institution but not necessarily a To-Die-For...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Santana's is a fun fish grill shack at the end of Little Exuma with a huge reputation. Its a nice excuse for exploring that end of the Exumas but it has a reputation for fantastic food that exceeds the reality. My lobster was average. My wife's snapper was very good but bony. The corn and rice were overcooked. Dee, the legandary hostess was not on duty which may account for the average service. Make the trip but keep your expectations in check.

  • Visited February 2012
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Wilington, DE
2 reviews
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“The best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

The best food I had in my week on Exuma (although that is faint praise indeed).

Visited February 2012
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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48 reviews
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Great Crawfish (lobster)..and wonderful hostess.
Beautiful beach area. Need a "Bud" or two to get back up to town

Visited January 2012
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Orillia, Canada
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205 reviews
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“Mama Dee's the Lobster Lady”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Located at the very south end of the island, Santanna's is a simple and primitive shack on the side of the road on the beach.Her husband goes outfishing every day and she's the chief cook and bottle washer.
Three things only on the chalkboard: Lobster, Grouper and conch.
Wow, fabulous lobster in a relaxed and fun setting.
Check out her photo album. Johnny Depp, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Orlando Bloom, they've all eaten at Santanna's and had their photo taken with Mamma Dee.
It's plastic utensils and paper plates but the food is terrific.

Visited January 2012
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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great food and company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Off the beaten path, and well worth the trip. Great food, friendly service.

Visited May 2011
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