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Bahamas Local Restaurants

Where to Eat in Bahamas

Dining in the Bahamas is as diverse as the islands themselves. Low-key beachfront dives cater to barefoot, swimsuit-clad guests, while upscale restaurants have some of the finest dining in the Caribbean. You can run out on the sands and grab a casual bite to eat. With tastes and flavors ranging from Caribbean to European to American, every palate will be satisfied, and there are also plenty of opportunities for trying new and exciting flavors. Cafe Martinique on Paradise Island has delicious French cuisine, while La Dolce Vita on Grand Bahama serves up pastas, meatballs, and other Italian dishes.


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Local Restaurants


Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour (Eclectic/International) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

800 753 9259
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour

Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour boasts some of the finest food in the Bahamas Out Islands. The culinary theme is international with a delicate island accent, blending classic favorites from around the world with distinctive flavors of the Bahamas. Onsite dining settings at the resort include: Angler´s Restaurant, their signature dining setting, which sits at the water´s edge, overlooking the picturesque Boat Harbour marina and Pool Bar, a laid-back terrace café, featuring swim-up seating by day and live entertainment most nights.


Abaco Inn (Caribbean) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

242 366 0133 or 800 468 8799
Abaco Inn

The Abaco Inn Clubhouse, a 50's-style lodge recently redecorated with vibrant Bahamian décor, houses the restaurant, bar & lounge. The Clubhouse is perched at the crest of a sandy ridge that allows you to admire the view of the Atlantic Ocean or the lovely Sea of Abaco. The Abaco Inn, Hope Town, Elbow Cay.

The Abaco Inn Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dining room and out on the porch. They daily offer fresh fish and fabulous fare, and the cuisine has a reputation throughout the Abacos as one of the finest dining experiences in the Out Islands.

The Abaco Inn Bar opens at 10 am and closes when the party stops. The social atmosphere and weekly live entertainment make the Abaco Inn Bar a regular for guests of the Inn as well as other guests on Elbow Cay.


Cafe Martinique (French) - Paradise Island, Bahamas

242 363 3000
Cafe Martinique

In the Marina Village at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Casino Drive, Cafe Martinique resides in a town house furnished with beautiful art and antiques. In the beautiful dining area, flowers, cheese and dessert trolleys, and the cuisine of superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten welcome you. This is one of the very few dining areas at Atlantis where men are asked to wear jackets, but in consideration of the upscale nature of the place and the air-conditioned environment, no one seems to object.

The main courses are limited, but each dish is sublime, especially the lobster thermidor and the Dover sole meunière. The chefs are known for their grills, everything from prime rib for two to a succulent veal chop.


Chat 'n Chill (Local) - Exuma and Cays, Bahamas

Chat 'n Chill

How can you help but grin at a place whose motto is "No Shoes. Kick Back. Just Relax"? As its name suggests, that is just the hope of this popular upscale yet casual eatery. KB's Chat 'n Chill is located in the cove of Stocking Island in Exuma, Bahamas. All food is prepared daily on an open wood flame grill. Customers flock from all over the world for a cold Kalik (Bahamian Brewed Beer), Conch Burgers, Ribs, Pig Roast, Garlic "Cabbage" Slaw and Native Peas 'n' Rice. It's the place to be on Sundays for their famous Pig Roast or for Ribs, Rum & Rock 'n' Roll on Tuesdays. Quality food in a comfortable atmosphere is what you'll find in what they've named "barefoot elegance." So kick off your shoes and rest your tired feet while experiencing Bahamian dining at its relaxed best!


Coco Beach Bar & Grill (Caribbean) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

800 327 1584 or 954 525 7711
Coco Beach Bar & Grill

About 100 yards from the waters edge at the Treasure Cay Resort & Marina sits the Coco Beach Bar & Grill, famous for its Bahamian drink specialties and local grilled favorites. This casual, nautical facility features weekly entertainment, picnic tables, lounge chairs, thatched shades and a water-sport cabana for hobie cat, kayak and banana boat rentals. The Coco Beach Bar may also be booked for private group functions.


Columbus Tavern (Caribbean) - Paradise Island, Bahamas

242 363 5923
Columbus Tavern

Great local cuisine on Paradise Island, in the Paradise Harbour Club Resort, Paradise Island Dr. Removed from the glitz and glamor of the casinos, the tavern serves good food at reasonable (for Paradise Island) prices. The tavern has the typical nautical decor with tables placed both inside and outside overlooking the harbor. The bar is worth a visit in itself, with its long list of tropical drinks. You can start off with the conch chowder, or opt for cheese-stuffed mushrooms with foie gras. Even though it's imported frozen, the rack of lamb is wonderful. You can also order tamarind chicken and a good filet of grouper with a tantalizing lobster and shrimp sauce.


Dune (Continental) - Paradise Island, Bahamas

242 363 2501

One of the most sophisticated restaurants on Paradise Island is in the west wing of the lobby level of the One & Only Ocean Club. It has a sweeping view of the ocean and very attentive service. Near the restaurant's entrance is a thriving herb garden from which many of the culinary flavorings are derived. The chefs here invariably select the very finest ingredients. Every dish has a special something, especially shrimp dusted with orange powder and served with artichokes and arugula. The goat cheese and watermelon salad is an unexpected delight. Filet of grouper -- that standard throughout The Bahamas -- is at its savory best here when served with a zesty tomato sauce.


Emerald Palms Clubhouse Restaurant (Caribbean) - Andros Island, Bahamas

242 369 2713 or 242 369 2714
Emerald Palms Clubhouse Restaurant

Three meals a day are served with an ocean view in this delightful restaurant. Finish off a sunrise stroll and stop in for a light breakfast. Get recharged from the "daily grind" of island adventure and pure relaxation. Enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner on the deck as the ocean waves serenade the sun to sleep. It's all just steps away from your room.

The Club House Restaurant, with its panoramic view, looks out onto the pool and the gently swaying palm trees and the crashing waves of the ocean. Enjoy the daily breakfast buffet, light lunch or a romantic dinner. The Club House bar, with its cobalt blue tile, and rich mahogany wood, is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner, or retire for a night cap.


Graycliff (Continental) - New Providence Island, Bahamas


The 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 250,000 bottles of vintage wine. It was the Caribbean's first 5-star restaurant and is now a staple among those looking for 'the' place to go. Featuring Continental and Bahamian cuisine, the Graycliff boasts that their dishes will satisfy more than your palate. (Their culinary expertise mixed with artistic refinement will prove to be a treat to the eye, as well!) Cap off your dinner with a cognac or one of their fine cigars. Bon Appétit!


Hanks Place Restaurant and Bar (Local) - Andros Island, Bahamas

Hanks Place Restaurant and Bar

Nestled on the calm waters of Fresh Creek, Hank's Place Restaurant and Bar is a favorite island gathering place. Locals and tourists mingle and enjoy traditional Bahamian food and drink.

On warm summer nights, service is over the water in the Green Eyed Lady Bar. Spectacular sunsets can be viewed while enjoying a savory meal. Leftovers are usually fed to the fish waiting under the deck. People arrive at the restaurant by boat, car or on foot.


La Dolce Vita (Italian) - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

242 373 8450
La Dolce Vita

A small upscale Italian restaurant in Port Lucaya, it offers modern decor and traditional food. Fresh pasta and pizza, overlooking the marina or in the dining room. Choose from portobello mushrooms, homemade ravioli with different fillings (cheese, lobster or spinach), or a risotto flavored with black ink.


Lucianos (Italian) - New Providence Island, Bahamas

242 323 7770

Located in Nassau in the beautifully landscaped grounds of the waterside mansion "Green Roofs", former home to Sir Roland Symonette, the island's first premier, the setting is that of a Tuscan villa. They provide some of Italy's finest dishes.


Mate & Jenny's Pizza Restaurant & Bar (Seafood) - Eleuthera Island, Bahamas

Mate & Jenny's Pizza Restaurant & Bar

More than pizza, Mate and Jenny's offers a special menu of authentic Bahamian cuisine, including grouper and crawfish (Bahamian lobster), subject to availability, steak, conch and other full dinners and sandwiches. Don't leave without trying the conch pizza--their specialty! Just a 5-minute walk to the beach and a neat atmosphere with full-service bar, juke box and pool table. Still have room for dessert? Try their ice cream! Open 11 am to 3 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm until 9 pm for dinner. Pizza is available until 12 am (closed on Tuesdays).


Max's Conch Bar & Grill (Caribbean) - Long Island, Bahamas

Max's Conch Bar & Grill

Great stop on your Long Island driving tour. Max's Conch Bar & Grill is near Deadman's Cay - can't miss this colorful spot right on the east side of the Queen's Highway. The best conch salad and other local dishes.


Nippers Beach Bar & Grill (Caribbean) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

242 365 5143
Nippers Beach Bar & Grill

Located on Great Guana Cay, the largest of the cays in the chain of islands off the shore of Great Abaco, Bahamas. Nippers Beach Bar & Grill is one of the most famous all-ages hot spots in all of the Abacos. Nippers offers lunch and dinner seven days a week, three hundred and fifty days a year. Have a seat at the bar where you'll have an incredible view, along with the chance to meet the locals and visiting family and friends, or Nippers' own Troy, Johnny, and Jennesse. Take your shoes off and feel the sand under your feet while you soak in those famous tunes and share stories of island life, treasure, and adventure.


Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina (Caribbean) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

242 365 5175 or 242 577 6623
Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina

The restaurant at Orchid Bay Yacht Club with its outdoor patios and breathtaking sea views make the delicious cuisine very special. Local recipes give a Bahamian flair to American cuisine. The restaurant complements the elegance of Great Guana Cay.


Rock House Restaurant (International) - Harbour Island, Bahamas

242 333 2053
Rock House Restaurant

Lunches include burgers, rock lobster salad sandwiches, and conch chowders. Dinners are more elaborate and more of a showcase for the chef. The menu includes curried Colorado lamb chops, yellow-fin tuna steak, lobster tail, and vegetarian arugula pesto pasta.


Seaside Village at Jerry Wells (Caribbean) - Long Island, Bahamas

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It is a bar and restaurant on the beach,the chief is great fun and the food is excellent.It does work every day and is near the Deadman's cay airport.


Spinnaker Restaurant & Lounge (Caribbean) - Abaco Island, Bahamas

800 327 1584 or 954 525 7711
Spinnaker Restaurant & Lounge

The Spinnaker Restaurant & Lounge at Treasure Cay Resort & Marina is situated to take advantage of surrounding gardens and marina views. Menus are internationally inspired including appetizers, a variety of salads, pasta, fresh seafood specialties and grilled to perfection delights. Visit the Spinnaker Lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail, afternoon or evening beverage. The facility provides an air conditioned environment inside and a screened in outdoor patio that seats 250 persons.


Tiamo Resort (Caribbean) - Andros Island, Bahamas

Tiamo Resort

Tiamo chefs are some of the most sought-after culinary artists in the Bahamas and have created a sophisticated variation on classic Caribbean themes. Look forward to a mouthwatering selection of breakfast favorites, fresh and flavorful lunches, and the ultimate dinning experience.


Vic-Hum Club (Local) - Harbour Island, Bahamas

Vic-Hum Club

Some have referred to it as the ultimate dive. Established in 1955 its local, eclectic decor is just the beginning of what you'll find in this rare jewel of a hang-out. Inside, walls are lavishly littered with record album covers and sports posters and hint at the days of old on tiny islands. A mostly-locals stomping ground that's fast turning into a sought-after tourist attraction, come in for a welcome rum punch and stay for dancing (the indoor basketball court is transformed into a Friday and Saturday night dance floor). Perfect taste of Bahamian hospitality!


Viola's Bar and Grill (Other) - Paradise Island, Bahamas

Viola's Bar and Grill

This open air bar and grill is located at Sunrise Beach Club and Villas. You don't need to be a registered guest to stop in and enjoy the full line of drinks and fun. The menu varies from appetizers to munch on, hamburgers, or more elaborate dinner entres'. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Violas' is just a five minute walk from the crowded Atlantis Casino and Hotel complex. Come as you are, stay a while, sit back and relax, or request your favorite song and start the fun, watch the game of the week on the big screen TV, play a game of cards, or ...