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Restaurants in Bahamas

Bahamian cuisine naturally includes fresh seafood, but also tropical fruits, rice, peas, and pork. Some influence has come from the American South as well. Bahamas restaurants offer both fusion and traditional cuisines. Arawak Cay is a mile west of downtown Nassau, this is a village of seafood shacks with the best conch fritters. It’s also referred to as the “Fish Fry.” Popular spots include Goldie’s and Twin Brothers, but it’s also smart to see what the locals choose as their meal of choice (most visit on Sunday nights).

Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar at Green Turtle Cay is one of the best Bahamas restaurants on the island. It is known for Miss Emily’s signature drink “the goombay smash,” which is a sweet mix of rum and pineapple juice. Tippy’s Bar and Beach Restaurant is a more upscale spot serving global seafood dishes with Bahamian flair. It’s open-air, right on the beach, and often full of “it” people from America, on vacation from Hollywood and elsewhere. It’s touted as one of the best restaurants in the Bahamas, and lives up to its reputation.

  • Brian’s Takeout

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The best backyard barbecue. More
  • Café Martinique

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A recreation of the original Café Martinique, which was featured in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, this upscale French restaurant is the wor... More
  • Charlie’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The best peas-and-rice, a favorite Bahamian accompaniment to fried-fish dinners. More
  • Dune, Paradise Island

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The first Caribbean outpost of celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Dune is far and away the chicest restaurant in the Bahamas. The sleek, min... More
  • Goldies

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This octagonal timber bar is one of a number of shacks on Arawak Cay, just west of downtown, that serve traditional Bahamian food like fried groupe... More
  • Indigo Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Known for its casual-chic vibe and eclectic menu, Indigo Café is among the most popular restaurants in Cable Beach. The candlelit dining room is de... More
  • Ma Ruby's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Ma Ruby's simple eatery on Harbour Island in the Bahamas claims to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and the 70-some... More
  • Mesa Grill, The Atlantis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on the lobby level of the Cove Atlantis hotel, this oceanfront restaurant was celebrity chef Bobby Flay's first venture outside the United ... More
  • Nassau Fish Fry

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just west of downtown, the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay is a collection of several restaurants and bars serving some of the freshest, most authentic Baha... More
  • Nobu, Paradise Island

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Nobu Matsuhisa's Peruvian-influenced Japanese dishes are now served at more than 15 outposts worldwide. But this new location, enclosed in a dramat... More
  • Pete’s Pub & Gallery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Johnston family's artistic talents flourish in Little Harbour, as they have since Randolph Johnston's arrival over 50 years ago. Their Bronze A... More
  • Queen Conch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This Bay Street roadside stand serves the most authentic conch salad in the Bahamas. In fact, the ceviche-style entrée is the only item they serve ... More
  • Seaview Take-Away

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At the foot of Government dock, a bright pink-painted shack in Dunmore Town is the first seafood stand visitors encounter as they arrive on the Har... More
  • Sip Sip

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Order the conch chili at this bistro on the bluff above the Atlantic surf. Sip Sip is open during lunch, and available for private parties during d... More
  • The Landing Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Occupying the ground floor of an elegant, seven-room, India Hicks-designed guesthouse, this dining room with its red-painted walls, softly glowing ... More

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