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Bahama Breeze Toms River ....anyone?

Anyone experience this restaurant as of yet...in the OC mall parking lot. here's some food pics..

http://tinyurl.com/nvz3xzr

http://www.bahamabreeze.com/

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  1. Actually, I like this chain. I was first introduced to it down in FL, and I enjoyed. Nice theme, environment, very good service, and the food was better than and a good/better alternative to stereotypical pub-grub, wings and things, and so forth. When I got home to NJ, I checked their website and saw the nearest one to me wasn't that far (about 35 to 45 minutes), and while I didn't specifically go out of my way to go there -- when I was in the area and wanted to eat, I went there. Same thing -- same as above.

    We are not talking fine-dining here. I don't go there for high-end type of food, lobster, gourmet seafood or pasta dishes, etc. I've had salads, many appetizers, and a few entrees. I like the place, and I like their business model. The locations I've seen seem to do well, busy, crowded, good repeat customers, etc.

    They just opened another one -- right near my office in Paramus and they are doing well (from what I can see). Give it a shot, you might like it.

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    1. re: ELA

      ELA thanx for the review.... I will have to get there for lunch and check them out.

    2. We visit the BB in Atlanta, GA probably twice a year. What stands out for us is the size of their portions- gigantic. Order a rice bowl, expect 2 lbs of steamed rice in that bowl! They make some fun cocktails. My dh loves their Asian chicken dish. I wasn't aware a location opened in TR actually...dare I mention this to dh..

      1. I've been to several of their locations. It's run of the mill, probably most comparable to Ruby Tuesday (and both chains have a preference for malls.) It's a little more thematic and colorful than other chains if you're looking for a place for a social gathering. They also accept Olive Garden gift cards.

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        1. re: ebchower

          Same as ELA, we first tried one in Florida this past January. For a chain, we liked it a lot, and they were very kid friendly. Been to the one in Woodbridge (at the mall of course) once and that was fine as well. The wings are really different, and quite tasty. If given a choice, I'd pick it over a lot of other chains.

        2. I haven't been there yet but two of my coworkers went on separate occasions and raved about it. They eat out almost every single day, though, and are perfectly happy with chain restaurants and buffets so I don't put too much stock in their recommendations. I figure we will get there for lunch eventually when we are heading to Target or Lowes.

          1. Bahama Breeze is one of the Darden Restaurants chains (as are Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse). So my expectations weren't high when I visited one in Orlando. But it was OK. The service was shaky (they brought the wrong dish to one of our group), but the food was reasonable and very inexpensive.