Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Bahama Breeze

539 E. Big Beaver Rd. (Charter Dr.) Send to Phone
248-528-1674 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Get a taste of the tropics at this high-energy, Caribbean-inspired chain.

Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open past midnight

* Click here for rating key

Bahama Breeze Restaurant Review

: If the name of this establishment suggests a tranquil, laidback setting, you've got the wrong impression. From the moment of arrival until exiting, you will feel as though there's a Caribbean hurricane brewing around you. With the calypso music on the patio and the unrestricted, high ceilings inside, it's a miracle you can hear your dinner companion at all. A mixed suburban crowd takes control of the place early in the evening, with families, young couples and suits mingling in a wash of margaritas, bottled beer and non-alcoholic drinks with paper umbrellas. Later, the singles take over. Choose from plenty of tropical dishes, including tuna ceviche, a mound of raw, sushi-grade fish marinated in citrus juices, ginger, green onion and coconut atop watercress and sliced mangoes with a drizzle of jalapeño and roasted red pepper oils. Jerk-painted salmon heads up the seafood section. Expect a full bar with wine by the glass and beer on tap and by the bottle, some of it from the islands. And what’s a trip to the Caribbean without some special tropical drinks? Check out margarita flavors like Tamarind and Grilled Pineapple, or the Tequila Flight to Paradise.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.