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Big Banana 17 61

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VC Bird International Airport | Coolidge, St. John's, Antigua
+1 268-480-6979
07:00 - 21:30
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a morning in here this week, whilst in transit from Montserrat to Manchester. The food was tasty, fresh, and well presented. They were quite happy for us to have coffee and banana bread first, then sit reading and using the free WiFi for an hour and a half before we ordered a meal for lunch. The AC was not... More 

Thank J S
Alfredo D, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

thank you for sharing your experience and comments, I will Ask to find out which server she was. More 

St. John's, Antigua
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186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Although we were a bit disappointed that they were fresh out of stock of what we ordered, the pleasantness of the waitress made up for it. It was really service with a smile. The local gInger beer is great, but my husband thought that the tamarind drink could use some tamarind.

Thank alexandrina55
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, i would love to have know which waitress as to thank her for doing a good Job.... ill look into the Tamarind Juice More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went into this place on the recommendation of my sister and parents who had eaten there previously. My sister and other members of our party had got to the restaurant 10 minutes before I got there and had ordered a bottle of wine which on the table. She had also asked for water and glasses with ice, these were... More 

1 Thank tonypauletteh
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

Dear Tony As a company that prides itself on good customer service and tasty food we are extremely disappointed to hear that you experienced the complete opposite, please accept our sincere apology. Such a poor level of service is unacceptable regardless of whether or not we are busy and we will be taking every measure to ensure that you and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I ordered 2 slices of pizza, a chicken sandwich and 2 diet cokes. I thought I misheard her at first when she said $44. I handed her $30 thinking she had said $24. Again she stated $44 American dollars. She said would you like to cancel your order. I happily obliged. She must have been through this... More 

1 Thank cliff2026
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Antigua, I would like to make note that Big Banana is the Location by Gate 4 not the other place you first ordered from. I do apologies for any unpleasantries you experienced and hope you give Antigua another visit. We should be fully open with our New location by the end of August. More 

Saint George Parish, Antigua
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Everything is good at BIG Banana especially after a long morning shift. and the staff is really friendly and nice

Thank zanny268
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

thank you, it always a pleasure serving More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Big Banana on two or three occasions when visiting Antigua. It's always busy but we have usually managed to get a table. The food is always good but be warned the portions are large. Service can be a little slow if they are really busy but not exceptionally so. Remember this is the Caribbean! Beer... More 

Thank javic6gc
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

thank y for your wonderful comments, look forward to serving yo again... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Although the new Air Terminal is completed in Antigua, the Big Banana is still in temporary quarters in the departure lounge. Their pizza was average and although the slice is big so is the price. Ten dollars Canadian ($18.00 EC) for the pizza and $7.25 Canadian ($13.00 EC) for a Wadadli. Wadadli in the grocery store is $2.85 EC, quite... More 

Thank Chevelle300
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

thank you for your comments, More 

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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Big Banana is usually the go to spot to grab a bite to eat while you are waiting on your flight. However, now that everything has moved on up to the big posh new airport the prices have been increased. The food is still great but be prepared to pay a bit more for your favourites.

Thank Trulygolden
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage... look forward to taking care of you on your next visit... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Have had to frequent this airport on a few occasions, and I'm amazed at the lack of places to eat. Fortunately, the Big Banana was open, and I'm glad to say the food was of generous portion and tasty. The staff were very pleasant, and the prices reasonable. I won't hesitate to use this place again.

Thank Steve W
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Big banana, we do apologies for our temporary state and will have the full facilities open by summer. Thank you again. More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The service was to slow. We were shown to a table and had to wait 10 minutes or more before we could get the menu. After receiving the menu, we then had to wait another 20 minutes before being attended to.

Thank Dwayna S
BigBananaMgt, Manager at Big Banana 17 61, responded to this review

I do apologies for the slow service, please do visit us again, I am sure you will notice a few differences... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: VC Bird International Airport | Coolidge, St. John's, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 268-480-6979
Big Banana's 17° 61° Restaurant at VC Bird International Airport has been catering to a regular flow of holiday makers, business people and locals for over 18 years. The modern smoke-free, air-conditioned restaurant (located on the first floor) provides table service and a superb selection of favorite local and international dishes -including our legendary hot dogs and signature Big Banana Pizzas as well as salads, burgers, subs, chicken, pasta and our delicious daily specials. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an excellent offering of your favorite beverages for whatever time of day you stop by! Satellite TV and free WIFI are also available. Once through Immigration and Security, the Big Banana Departure Bar offers an excellent range of sandwiches, hot and cold beverages and our famous pizzas of course. Club 17° 61° Executive Lounge for VIP and Executive Class travellers is available to Priority Pass Members and passengers of participating airlines. It is located on the upper level of the departure lounge.

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