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Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
+1 242-358-5000
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The chefs at Palapa are wonderful! The first night we got there, was Italian night, which is not something I would expect to enjoy in the Caribbean, however, some of the best pasta I've ever eaten. The menu is limited, but every item is delicious, and well prepared. Just be ready to wait for the food!

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

Dear Betsytex, Awsome our chef will be thrilled to hear this news! Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a long weekend and stayed at grand isle. We thought we would get sick of eating at the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner but were pleasantly surprised with how much we loved it!! Great menu with a great variety and the food was delicious (we are two picky eaters). Not to mention every staff member was... More 

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

Dear Chelsea K, We also love Tamara! Thank you for taking the time to post we can hardly wait to welcome you back. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Dover, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Everything about Palapa Grill is first class! The service, the food and the drinks. The wait staff was so attentive and the atmosphere around the pool with the ocean as the backdrop was breathing taking! We enjoyed dinner but would love to go back for lunch to see more of the scenery. The backdrop of the bar makes you feel... More 

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

Dear Ghiababy, Music to our ears! Thanks for taking the time to post a recommendation on Palapa Grill. The chef has worked hard on a menu that we feel meets most everyone expectations! Hurry back, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Dallas Fort Worth
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great experience here, with a spicy conch chowder, tender pork ribs and excellent grilled grouper. The Palapa Grill had a great menu overall, with very friendly service. My only reason for not giving 5 stars was the price. Drinks and meals were a little high.

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

Dear Angela H, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food at Palapa. We will continue to look at prices and see how we can keep them down but unfortuantly we are a island off a island with all our food mostly needing to be imported. Hope to see you back soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Mobile, Alabama
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went here one evening for dinner and wound up moving to Grand Isle to stay for 3 nights. The restaurant is good, particularly the appetizers. The staff is fantastic. Stick with the stuff that looks local, it's better. The other dishes are good, just not as good. And don't forget to add a little of Ms. Stevenson's hot sauce.... More 

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

Dear Lawibur, Thanks for posting a review! We were so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your short stay and especially happy that Palapa was part of your decision to check into Grand Isle Resort. Have a great year, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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.

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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 

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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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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?