Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and pureed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of island-inspired fare and tropical drinks at Cabana Charley's Tiki Bar and Grill in Woodridge.
The purveyor of laid-back island vibes, Cabana Charley's proffers tropical-inspired grill fare and fruity frozen drinks in an expansive, nautically themed tiki bar. Scour the menu for seafaring favorites, such as the Island Burger topped with teriyaki sauce, cilantro, and a pineapple ring ($9.95), or pucker up to the eye-watering Pelican Lips ($8.95), chicken tenders tossed in hot sauce and served alongside blue cheese or ranch dressing. The tortilla-encrusted tilapia ($14.95) alternates fresh fish with southwest seasoning, and a half jerk chicken ($12.95) alternates cantankerous behavior with a basting of succulent jerk-barbecue sauce. Bring your tropical tours to a close with homemade key-lime pie ($2.95) and a frosty margarita (starting at $7), or construct an impenetrable mosquito barrier by placing one of four 32-ounce rum buckets (starting at $10) squarely on your head.
A thatched tiki roof festooned with inner tubes and Ski-doos enhances the oceanic décor of Cabana Charley’s festive atmosphere, along with inlaid island maps and a grizzled angler spinning tall tales in the parking lot. Catch a live show on Fridays or Saturdays, in which local musicians set feet tapping from atop the mural-accented stage.
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- I have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The atmosphere is awesome and the weekend music is like no other. You can tell this is family owned, because they truly care about all the details. – gpistello, Urbanspoon
6315 Main St.
Woodridge, Illinois 60517Get Directions