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Bananas Modern American Diner

(Now Closed)
Diner, American Restaurant, and Winery$$$$
Park Lake- Highland, Orlando
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  • Janessa G.
    Janessa GOctober 2, 2010
    If you can't get the Danielle booth, then sit in the lounge in the back. The couches are comfy and they serve full menu...Kick you feet up and order the Pinot Grigio & Mac & cheese!! Ask for Ally!!
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca C.April 2, 2011
    Went back today and ordered a Belgian waffle with blueberries and whip cream. It was delicious and with no kidding like an entire cup of fresh blueberries on the side. Shame I forgot to snap a pic lol
  • Jeannie R.
    Jeannie RemonFebruary 19, 2014
    The food is phenomenal... but what you really have to go here for is their Gospel Brunch. Bring Grandma along, but leave the kids at home. Enjoy some great food, a mimosa, and some AMAZING Queens!
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesJuly 10, 2012
    Tuesdays and Sundays are the best days to come! Their ever-changing mac 'n' cheese and chicken pot pie are must tries! And don't forget your banana flavored cotton candy on the way out!
  • Alessandra F.
    Alessandra FoleyJuly 21, 2012
    This place is fantastic and amazing! The servers are beautiful and hilarious!! The girls are amazing, miss t is the best server ever!!! The ribs are amazing too!! This place is too die for!!
  • Jen R.
    Jen RickmannAugust 17, 2010
    The same owners as Funky Monkey. Very quiet spot for a morning breakfast meeting where you will not be rushed. The food and service were outstanding so maybe things have changed since the other review
  • Diane B.
    Diane BourneJanuary 7, 2011
    Service is excellent. I've tried five dishes from breakfast and dinner menus, all five were very disappointing. Also resent forced valet when spaces in front are available. Free. But who doesnt tip?
  • karson k.
    karson kaleyOctober 7, 2010
    Much improved from first few weeks, however, they really do need more vegetarian lunch/dinner items. And the water's atrocious. Suck it up and spend the money on a soda, or tea, but dont get the water
  • Ron H.
    Ron HaggertyOctober 30, 2010
    Great Food and Large portions!. I had Breakfast Boritto, my wife had a turkey club on toast with avocados, etc. and the kids had Pancakes. 2 people can share... They're huge!
  • Khristina L.
    Khristina LovingMarch 4, 2012
    Unless you have a reservation forget eating here. I can't say if the food is good because it took 25 mins to find out that you have to have a reservation to eat here on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Julie F.
    Julie FaulkJanuary 5, 2012
    Found something n my food,told them I did not want the meal. Was charged 4 it even thoI had taken only 1 bite! Bottom line, if ur not happy w/ ur meal, u will still have to pay 4 it, unbelievable!
  • Julie F.
    Julie FaulkJanuary 2, 2012
    Absolutely do NOT recommend this place! Found a crust of bread in coleslaw which was a very disgustingdiscovery. When I told them I did not want the meal they told me that they had to charge me anyway
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KozupApril 24, 2011
    Don't waste your time. I wanted this place to work so badly I kept coming back, even though I've only had bad experiences here. Slow and straight-up bad service and mediocre food each and everytime we
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry Del ValleFebruary 19, 2012
    On top of being out of what I wanted, what I DID order tonight came out cold. I will not be coming back to Bananas. Such a shame, this place used to be so good. It has to be poor management.
  • Quinton S.
    Quinton SheerFebruary 10, 2013
    Worst service! Tool an hour to get breakfast and when they brought said it had been sitting for 30 min. But did I want it anyways?! No on seemed to care. We left. And will never come back.
  • May K.
    May KayeeAugust 13, 2010
    I was so excited for the chicken and waffles. Unfortunately, it was raw on the inside and I had to send it back. There are definite kinks that need to be worked out. Has potential.
  • Brycen E.
    Brycen EdwardsJuly 5, 2011
    Deep fried pickles plus chicken and waffles for the win. Loved the Orange Dream milkshake for my dessert. This is a gem in Orlando. Go real late on the weekend for extra fun.
  • eddie y.
    eddie yarbroughApril 21, 2013
    Ugh! I went Friday night and they were out of tater tots, onion rings, and French fries. Not only that, I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese and it was burnt. Never going back.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PoleyApril 24, 2011
    I have been here 3x - the service is terrible and management is unapologetic. Got fish & chips - 40min later it arrived black - management says it always comes like that. Change your fryer oil.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry Del ValleNovember 4, 2011
    This place used to be great. Service is getting bad, and the food isn't as good as it used to be. ALSO, they are ALWAYS out of something. I think they need a better restaurant manager.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackelfordFebruary 19, 2012
    Over the past year I have had more and more horrible experiences. Whether they run out of things, food comes out uncooked, or the service is just crap, this place seriously went downhill.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry Del ValleSeptember 16, 2012
    So...gave them another chance, and really shouldn't have. The reduced the number of wings for same price, and they were awful again. The tater tots were also bad; old, old oil. Gross!
  • Heather R.
    Heather ReynoldsJuly 14, 2011
    Chicken n waffles = some ppl love them. Me...meh. funky monkey goat chz is great. Best onion rings ever! Daily ever-changing mac n chz is great.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry Del ValleFebruary 19, 2012
    Bananas apparently cannot take negative commentary on Facebook, as they deleted my wall post, and shut me off from being able to make comments. Check out all the poor reviews on Open Table.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry Del ValleFebruary 19, 2012
    THINK TWICE BEFORE COMING-Has gone way downhill as of late. They have ruined their wings, if you're even lucky enough to get any, always running out of things.
  • Lynn D.
    Lynn DeeDecember 22, 2012
    First time at Bananas and the service and food was excellent!! Chicken and waffles are the bomb!!! Also get the Della's ham and bean soup!!!
  • Justin S.
    Justin StarrAugust 16, 2011
    Overpriced kitsch with an unfortunate claustrophobic decor and a menu that is both uninspired and lazily prepared. A good chef could make this more than novelty.
  • eddie n.
    eddie nickellAugust 22, 2010
    The place is so fabulous.. just opened and amazing food. great vine and atmoshpere come check it out for yourself. Its a diner people
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VitoFebruary 12, 2011
    Great food, great service, Jimmy and "Snaps" are the best... Ask for them when you visit. They will take great care of you...
  • Brooke K.
    Brooke KelleySeptember 7, 2011
    Don't bother w the chips n salsa, very plain & waaay more chips than salsa. Great food, otherwise, and say Hi to the puffer fish!
  • Trevor A.
    Trevor AllenFebruary 14, 2012
    Overpriced. Atmosphere is good. Food and service are mediocre at best. Didn't hate it, didn't love it either. I do know I will never come here again.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WilliamsAugust 3, 2010
    Went to opening day lunch. Service was very slow and food came out cold and not even right. Might give it a another shot but not very impressed.
  • Debi
    DebiJuly 15, 2011
    Best food ever!! The people that work here are beyond nice. AND if you don't want your cotton candy can I have? Please?
  • Jamal D.
    Jamal DavisDecember 7, 2011
    Try the loaded fries and milk shakes they are amazing and go well with the show which is also amazing
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BowmanAugust 7, 2013
    Great comfort food & service! Was SO excited to see a Garbage Plate on the menu. Decent enough...a few tweaks & it'll b closer to a genuine Nick Tahoe original!
  • Ally G.
    Ally GOctober 19, 2010
    Try the shepards pie or some amazing grilled cheese! Oh, and stuffed French toast is out of this world!
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin MollinedoOctober 6, 2011
    This place is BANANAS! Awesome chicken and waffles!!! Service was great. Staff very friendly. Two thumbs up
  • Michael R.
    Michael ReyesJune 19, 2012
    Keep a mental list of entrees you're interested in. Otherwise, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment when the waitress takes your order.
  • Abigail M.
    Abigail MuirSeptember 15, 2011
    I live in NYC but when I'm in FL, Bananas is my jam. Crazy good veggie burgers and don't get my started on the cotton candy..
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YoungMarch 4, 2012
    Horrible!! Need a reservation for a Sunday lunch? WTF! Forget about finding someone to tell you that, they are too busy to care.
  • Chris V.
    Chris ValloweNovember 17, 2010
    Great food! Ask to substitute the regular fries for sweet potato fries, They're awesome!
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BuchananOctober 23, 2011
    Go with friends, it keeps you occupied. As for the tator tots... They are heavenly,!!
  • Samantha D.
    Great first impression! Awesome atmosphere and food. The cotton candy with your check? Adorable!
  • John P.
    John PaulJune 30, 2012
    It's not bad. A little dumpy. Air conditioning not working too well. Fries are generic Orida, substitute for something else.
  • SBK
    SBKApril 3, 2011
    Great All-American menu, awesome service, free valet parking and excellent decor!
  • Amy N.
    Amy NApril 16, 2012
    This place is amazing! The food is some of the best diner fare I've ever had!
  • Kristian™ C.
    Kristian™ C.September 5, 2011
    Just had the worst service experience at this restaurant. I have come here on numerous occasions and never treated this crappy. Goodbye forever Bananas!
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RodriguezJanuary 2, 2011
    I was drunk most of the time I was here, but it was fun!. The Chocolate milkshake was delicious.
  • Lori P.
    Lori PollgreenJuly 28, 2013
    Order the Bloody Mary and eggs benedict!! They go perfectly with drag queens :)
  • eddie n.
    eddie nickellMay 2, 2012
    Bananas just won top 100 brunch places in AMERICA one of 3 on florida so it looks like Bananas is doing many things very right...
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