Bahamas Restaurants – Bahamas food, restaurants, dining and cuisine guide

Bahamas Restaurants

The Bahamas has no shortage of restaurants and dining locations ranging from street corner take-aways to world class, five-star, gourmet dining. Here are some of the most popular eateries and fine dining establishments organized by island.

Nassau / New Providence Restaurants and Dining

Olive Meze Grill – Cable Beach
Great restaurant for locals and tourists. Serving a variety of Mediterranean-inspired grilled and roasted meats and seafood. Daily chef’s specials. Organic dishes for the health-conscious are also offered. Olive’s original lunch menu serves favorites such as gyros, Greek salad, fabulous burgers and paninis. Open for breakfast and Brunch on Sundays with $20 unlimited mimosas.

Bahamian Kitchen – Trinity Place, off Bay Street 
Casual atmosphere serves American and authentic Bahamian cuisine including conch fritters, steamed grouper, fried plantain (very good) and peas & rice. Tel: 325-0702

Cafe Matisse – Bank Lane behind Parliament Square
Courtyard or indoor dining. Specialties include seafood, home-made pasta and delicious desserts. Tel: (242) 356-7012 Fax: (242) 356-7014

Wok N Roll Chinese Restaurant and Bar – Cable Beach on West Bay Street
Tucked away in the Henrea Carlette Plaza near the Swiss Pastry Shop, Wok N Roll is within walking distance from the hotels on the Cable Beach strip. Experience delicious oriental cuisine in an intimate setting. Great staff, very friendly. Consistently good food.

Athena’s Cafe & Bar – Bay & Charlotte Street
Casual dining in the heart of downtown Nassau, right on Bay Street, featuring Greek, Bahamian cuisine. Try the lobster Tail (Greek Style), Greek Souvlaki or Fried Calamari. Gyros and Falafels are the best in town.  Tel: 322-1936

Bahama Mama Mia – Nassau
Tel: (242) 363-5345 Fax: (242) 363-4155

Club Waterloo – East Bay Street
Tel: (242) 393-7324

Conch Fritters – Bay Street, across from the British Colonial Hilton
Tel: (242) 328-8778

Hammerheads Bar & Grill – Bay Street, near the Bridge
Tel: (242) 393-5625 Fax: (242) 364-8631

Clay Oven – 100 West Bay Street
Authentic Indian cuisine.  Open for lunch and dinner. Tel: (242) 325-2525  Fax: (242)326-2626

Montagu Gardens Steak & Grill – East Bay Street
Known for excellent lobster tails and great steaks. Tel: 394-6347

Mama Lyddy’s Place – Nassau,
This homey is where residents on New Providence island consider their true-to-the-core place  for Bahamian food.  Tel: 242-328-6849

Golden House Restaurant & Bar – Caves Village, West Bay Street
Gourmet Chinese food with a Bahamian touch. Elegant dining inside or outdoors, on the patio, overlooking the Caves Village Courtyard. Open Monday through Saturday. Tel: (242) 327-2300.

Smugglers – Downtown Nassau
Next to the Pirate Museum, an interactive Pirate Attraction in the heart of downtown Nassau. Board the ship “Revenge” and come face to face with Blackbeard and his fellow rogue pirates after enjoying some delicious grub and a cold beer.

Graycliff – Historic Graycliff, a mansion built in 1742 by a famous pirate later to become a prison, is now a five star restaurant that boasts a cellar holding over 200,000 bottles of vintage wine.

Paradise Island Restaurants and Dining

Anthony’s Caribbean Grill – Paradise Island
A fun place to eat and drink. Island specialties. Cuisine: American, Bahamian.  Tel: 363-3152

Blue Lagoon Restaurant – Paradise Island
Tel (242) 363-2400 Fax (242) 363-3403

Blue Marlin Restaurant – Paradise Island
Tel: (242) 363-2660 Fax: (242) 363-4155

Grand Bahamas – Freeport / Our Lucaya

Becky’s Restaurant & Lounge – E. Beach Dr. and E. Sunrise Hwy.
Becky’s opens at 7 AM and is a popular place for breakfast before an active day of gambling or shopping. Traditional Bahamian and American food, from conch salad and steamed mutton to steak or a BLT. Pancakes, eggs, and special Bahamian breakfasts – “stew” fish, “boil” fish, or chicken souse with johnnycake or grits – are served all day. Tel: 242-352-5247

Café Michel’s – International Bazaar, Freeport
Casual bistro serves American and Bahamian dishes such as cracked conch, hamburger, fried chicken, and lobster tail. Located just off the Bazaar’s main promenade. Tel: 242-352-2191

Family Islands Restaurants and Dining

Chat & Chill – Georgetown, Great Exuma Island
Folks here do just as the name of the restaurant suggests, which serves up the most famous Bahamas food with a twist – conch burgers grilled over an open flame.  No phone.

Wally’s – Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
The exotic menu and elegant décor make this one of the most popular restaurants in the Bahamas islands.  Note: Sundays and Mondays. Tel: 242-367-2047

Rainbow Inn – Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
Lots of great Bahamas food is in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. People will go to great lengths to have dinner at this casual American eatery, famous for its rib and steak nights. Tel: 800-688-0047

The Landing – Harbour Island
Have breakfast or dinner overlooking the the harbour in trendy Harbour Island. Restaurants in Bahamas island usually feature a bit of everything, but few bring it together like this romantic inn.
Tel: 242-333-2707 or 242-333-2740

Mate & Jenny’s – South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera
Unique menu of Bahamian food including crawfish (Bahamian lobster – subject to availability) and grouper, steak, conch and other full dinners including the specialty… conch pizza!
(242) 332-1504

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