Turks and Caicos Local Restaurants

Where to Eat in Turks and Caicos

Hungry and wanting to dine tonight? You're in luck, because the Turks and Caicos have a large assortment of restaurants that will make everyone happy. Whether you're in the mood for Caribbean or Chinese, you're covered here. Head to Caicos Cafe for some authentic Italian food, or over to Coyaba for some great local cuisine. Both of these and lots of others are listed below, along information about the restaurant and the foods they offer.

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Aqua (Seafood) - Turks and Caicos

946-4763
Bar and restaurant

In the Turtle Cove area where you can dine at the water's edge with a creative menu offering local and tropical dishes, all fairly priced. They also offer a Sunday brunch until 2:00. You can dine indoors or outside under the palms by the water. It is located in Turtle Cove by the marina. A favorite of ex-pats and visitors. The conch won-tons are unique and good.

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Baci Ristorante (Italian) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 3044
Baci Entrance

Located in the Turtle Cove area and shares a parking lot with Sharkbite Restaurant.

Here you will find very good Italian food specializing in excellent veal, pasta, and lobster dishes. The thin crust pizzas are very good too.  This is another place where you can have very good food at the water's edge at moderate prices with great service.

Closed Sundays.

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Bay Bistro (Eclectic/International) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@sibonne.com
649 946 5547
 www.sibonne.com/restaurant.htm
Bay Bistro

Located at the Sibonne Beach Hotel, next to the Somerset and Palms Condominiums, Bay Bistro offers pleasant, picturesque, covered beachside dining at the edge of Grace Bay invoking a feeling of 'old Provo'.

A framed newspaper blurb hangs in the men's restroom where this place is recommended by Jimmy Buffet. A great place to go for Sunday Brunch! They serve good Bloody Marys, too.

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Bella Luna Ristorante (Italian) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 5214
Bella Luna Ristorante

You might not expect to find excellent Italian cooking on a tropical island, but the dishes chef Cosimo prepares would be rated highly in any city. The veal dishes are superb, as are is his fresh fish specials. Hands down, Cosimo makes the best marinara sauce anywhere! You may dine inside or outside in this pleasant contemporary structure once you get past the awkward rear entranceway. Located near the Salt Mills and across from the Renaissance. Reservations suggested.

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Bugaloo's Future Home (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Bugaloo's Future Home

The original Bugaloo's was one of the plywood sheds on the beach side of the road where Bugaloo himself would wade out into the water to get your conch fresh. After a car accident, Bugaloo has a little limp so he partnered with some people to create "Da Conch Shack". Well for whatever reason, Bugaloo is no longer associated with Da Conch Shack and is going to re-open his open place down the beach. Check it out for the original.

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Caicos Cafe (Italian) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 5278
Caicos Cafe

Good, creative food in a laid back tropical atmosphere. Located on Grace Bay Road at the rear of a small 'U' shaped shopping area, just past Ports of Call, is a Provo favorite with outside covered dining invoking a feeling of the tropics, owned by a French couple Perike and Daphne. Great lobster salad for lunch (in season Aug thru April), and of course the French know how to make a good vinaigrette dressing! The menu is extensive, and all dishes are very well prepared

Highly recommended.

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Calico Jacks (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 5129
Calico Jacks

Missing that greasy hamburger from home? This place had local color, but food that will remind you of home.
They serve everything from pizza to chicken cordon bleu. There is also a local live band every Friday night, and dancing under the stars.

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Captain Zheng's (Chinese) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

242 2436
 www.salinahouses.com
Captain Zheng's

Captain Zheng’s restaurant specializes in authentic, freshly made Chinese meals. Chef Joan provides a different menu every day and can also prepare dishes on special request. In an intimate atmosphere relax and enjoy the food. A take-away service is also available. Open Tuesday to Friday 12 am to 3 pm for lunch and Tuesday to Saturday 6 pm to 10 pm for dinner.
Located at Salina Houses, Close Haul Road, South of Duke Street

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Caribbean Delights Bar and Restaurant (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

A little hole in the wall in a little strip center. Great when you are tired of paying for meals. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Open 7:30 am to 10:30 pm.

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Chinson's Cafe and Bakery (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 3533

Located on the Leeward Highway near downtown across from Do-It Center. The sign says "Chinese and Jamaican" Bakery and Cafe. Worth a look don't you think.

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Coco Bistro (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 5369
Restaurant

So named because it sits among a grove of coconut palms. This restaurant has lasted the test of time and is open even in off season when most restaurants close.

Friendly, very romantic outside dining in a beautiful tropical setting under the palms with long fronds forming a ceiling not unlike a nave in a church.

Experienced chef and owner, Stuart Gray prepares lovely and creative dishes. Prices are slightly above moderate and well worth it. Turn right past Sunshine Nursery, then another immediate right to the Moroccan style red building.

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COMO Shambala (Health food) - Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

649 946 7788
 parrotcay.como.bz
COMO Shambala

With COMO Shambhala cuisine, guests can benefit from a wide and changing variety of menus which focus on nutritionally enriching and organic foodstuffs.

The emphasis is on raw ingredients, which are more easily digested as well as richer in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals.

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Coral Reef (Local) - Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos

Fish, burgers, some Mexican food, and great margaritas. On Friday nights, they have a beachside BBQ with ribs, chicken, beans and slaw for $19.
Also, volleyball, horseshoes and DVD movies. It's a big night on Salt Cay.

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Coyaba (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

peak@tciway.tc
649 946 5186
 www.coyabarestaurant.com/index.htm
Coyaba

Rare is the place where you want to have everything on the menu. At Coyaba, you do make such a wish when reading the menu, and this wish is amplified after the first bite. Not only are the food and service superb, the creative gourmet dishes are beautifully presented.

It is located next to Caribbean Paradise Inn, near Grace Bay Club.

Coyaba is highly recommended by locals, and may be pricey - but it's worth it. They have a good wine list, too. Reservations are recommended.

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Da Conch Shack (Seafood) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649-946-8877
Da Conch Shack

Grab a table and order a conch salad, (best to share so you will have room for more), steamed conch, cracked conch (actually fried conch), Creole conch, fried snapper, and the wonderful sauteed conch with rum and butter sauce.

If lobster is in season - August through April - try one of the lobster dishes.
Food is very good, the prices are cheap, and the people are friendly.
Also, there is live music on Friday nights.

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Danny Buoy's Irish Pub and Restaurant (Irish) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 5921
 www.dannybuoys.com/bar07.shtml
Danny Buoy's Irish Pub and Restaurant

Danny Buoy's boasts a unique Gaelic-Caribbean experience.

Like any good pub, you'll find good food, good drink, and good company.
Menu items include: Pan Fried Grouper, a boneless grouper fillet pan-fried, served with creamy mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and finished off with a twist of lemon; and Classic Irish Stew, a medley of diced vegetables combined with lean lamb and slow cooked in a rich red wine gravy. All meals are served with dinner rolls.

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Doreen's Conch Shack (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Doreen's Conch Shack

Another local conch shack along the beach. Great fresh conch salad.

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Fairway's Bar & Grill (Local) - Turks and Caicos

649-946-5833

Fairway's Bar & Grill is a Casual Dining Restaurant located at Provo Golf Club in Grace Bay. Come enjoy the breeze for breakfast, lunch & dinner on the 18th hole. Open 7AM-9PM. Also enjoy Pub Night on Friday at 6PM & Weekend Brunches from 9-2PM. Open to the public.

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Flamingo's (American) - Turks and Caicos

Flamingo's

The best beach bar on the island. Try the rum punch and you wont be sad.

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Fresh Bakery Bistro Cafe & Gelato (Bakery) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@freshprovo.com
1 649 345 4745
 www.freshprovo.com
Fresh Img 01

Situated in Grace Bay, in the heart of the touristic site, Fresh Bakery and Bistro offers you a unique concept, bringing on this Caribbean island the European atmosphere.
This brand new, decadent destination is a must try on any visit to Provo. Tasty morning fare and hearty sandwiches, salads and snacks make it a great spot for a breakfast. You can stay for lunch too, the soups and main courses are tasty and offered in generous portions. But whatever meal you go for, don't miss the dessert. It's a real feast of sweet bites for all choices: chocolate lovers, fruits fans, caramel or vanilla amateurs. All made with wholesome ingredients, these are amazingly affordable treats you can feel good about. These pint size pastries are... well... perfect!
And if you need a cake for a birthday or your wedding, all you have to do is choose from a wide variety of custom-made cakes that the pastry chef will bake for you!
Gelato Italian Ice-cream and Sorbet in a variety of flavors: strawberry, raspberry, mango, orange, coconut, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, pistachio and also Zero fat, zero sugar gelato !!!

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Gecko Grille (Eclectic/International) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

res@oceanclubresorts.com
800 457 8787
 www.oceanclubresorts.com/gecko.html
Gecko Grille

Fine dining in a casual environment; outdoors or on the patio. Top restaurant on the island! Local fish, best steak and with a new Italian chef, you have to try the lasagna - amazing! The bar menu offers a less expensive option, most items are around $10. The bar is great and offers an extensive vodka menu - try the key lime martini, my favorite and I have had them everywhere. A sophisticated restaurant, yet family friendly, offering a children's menu.

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Giggle's Ice Cream (Desserts) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Great on a hot day.

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Grace Bay Bistro (Caribbean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@sibonne.com
649 946 5547
 www.sibonne.com/restaurant.htm
Grace Bay Bistro

Beachfront and one of the best on the island, you'll find the Grace Bay Bistro at the Sibonne Beach Hotel. Just a short wooden walkway from the beach, enjoy their famous weekend brunch while overlooking the sea. In fact, they're closer to the beach than any other restaurant on Grace Bay. Sample their lighter fare salads or spicy conch pizza. If you're more traditional, go for the fish and chips!

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Grace's Cottage (Caribbean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

pointgrace@tciway.tc
649 946 5096
 www.pointgrace.com
Grace's Cottage

Grace's Cottage is an elegant restaurant located at Point Grace. They only seat 62, so the dining experience is very intimate. They serve light, gourmet Caribbean cuisine that showcases the region's strong ethnic influences and finest indigenous foods.
The restaurant's seasonally changing menu, offers guests an opportunity to enjoy fresh, full-flavored regional ingredients, like mangos, coconut, Kaffir lime and sweet yams.
A sample of menu selections might include Five Cay Pan Fried Red Snapper with Curry Rice Pilaf & Roaster Pepper Sauce or Marcella Style Grilled Beef Tender Loin Complimented with Truffle Scented Mash Potatoes, Grilled Zucchini & Finished with Madeira Reduction.
A collection of amazing desserts (including Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise) and a variety of specialty coffees are available, as well.

Grace's Cottage is currently open for dinner only, and reservations are recommended.

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Green Bean Cafe and salad Bar in Turtle Cove (American) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

941 2233
Green Bean Cafe and salad Bar in Turtle Cove

Green Bean Cafe - the newest hotspot in Provo. Located in Turtle Cove - really nice atmosphere, open air caf?, plenty of seating inside and out and great comfortable patio furniture! Menu is awesome - variety of Panini sandwiches - very reasonably priced. As well pizza available - a number of other choices as well - all very healthy options! Wine available. And of course Starbuck's coffee! You can get a real cappuccino, latte - very happy my favourite is available - Soy Lattes.

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Green Flash Cafe (Local) - Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos

649 244 0836
Green Flash Cafe

It is located on the dock, so you can watch the boats come in. It is open daily, and offers local specialties.

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Hemingways (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@thesandstc.com
649 941 8408
 www.thesandsresort.com/content/dining/default.aspx
Hemingways

Located by the beach at The Sands Condominiums, Hemingway's has great fish and chips, conch chowder, conch fingers, and other local items. The Angus Beef appetizers are also quite good.

The atmosphere is relaxed. They offer indoor or outdoor seating, the prices are reasonable, and the service is always excellent.

They have live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and bar-b-que on Tuesday as well.

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Hole In the Wall (Caribbean) - Turks and Caicos

649-941-4136
Hole In the Wall

A favorite with the locals and well worth a visit. Jamaican food located in Williams Plaza. Its always open from 7 am to 11:30 pm Has a live band JUNKANOO on Thursday night!

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Horse Eye Jacks (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Bar

Great local hangout in Blue Hill. Come and spend the afternoon in one of the hammocks.

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Infinity (Caribbean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@gracebayclub.com
800 946 5757
Beach Location

Located at the Grace Bay Club, the food varies here but it is typically very good and the beachfront location and tropical surroundings are elegant and quite lovely. At night you may want to have a drink by the open fire pit. Open for lunch and dinner - expensive at dinner, reasonable at lunch. It's worth a visit, even if just to the circular bar (best pina coladas!).

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Island Scoop Ice Cream (Desserts) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 242 8511 or 649 243 5051
Island Scoop Ice Cream

A favorite on the island, Island Scoop offers 21 flavors of ice cream - all made locally. The menu includes cones, smoothies, blizzards and shakes.
They are open daily, 11 am to 9 pm.

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Las Brisas (Caribbean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 342 0138
Pool and deck dining

Located on the shore of beautiful Chalk Sound, on the south side of Providenciales, offering a creative tropical menu as well as tapas in a delightful waterside setting. You have to try the coconut shrimp. It's wonderful! They even have a pontoon boat and kayaks available for a small fee to take you out on Chalk Sound. Las Brisas also has a very pleasant bar area, pool and deck area, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. Located at Neptune Villas on the Chalk Sound Road, just off South Dock Road. Open for Lunch and dinner - closed Tuesdays. If you're staying in a villa near Sapodilla Bay or Taylor Bay, Las Brisas is a convenient place for lunch or dinner. You can even walk to it from many of the villas in that area.

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Lemon Cafe (Moroccan) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 4059
Lemon Cafe

Fantastic Moroccan Restaurant in Grace Bay Village one of the best restaurants on the island. Light Tappas, healthy lunch and dinners.

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Local Conch Shacks (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Local Conch Shacks

Do you want a taste of true island flavor? Try one of the conch shacks on the Blue Hills Road. Here, you will eat (notice, I didn't say "dine") in a tropical lean-to directly on the beach. Shortly after you order conch, you can watch your waiter wade into the sea and retrieve a conch and prepare it as you watch.
Very highly recommended is the conch sauteed in rum and butter sauce, cracked (fried) conch, and conch salad. The conch shacks are cheap, casual, and an experience you will not find anywhere else.
The food is great, fresh, and you will know you are not paying for atmosphere (although the atmosphere is quite delightful!).
To get to the conch shacks, take the Blue Hills Road off the Leeward Highway, and once on the Blue Hills Road, turn right at the first paved road which will dead end at the sea. Turn right or left and you will find one.

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Magnolia Wine Bar and Restaurant (Eclectic/International) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

magnolia@tciway.tc
649 941 5108
Restaurant

Located in the Turtle Cove area on the terraces of the Miramar Hotel, Magnolia offers one of the best views on the island with good food and service. This is a great place to watch a sunset while having a drink at the bar or while having dinner (closed at lunch). I love the Caesar salads here, and the appetizers can be very creative and good

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Mango Reef (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 8200
Mango Reef

A favorite with the locals and healthy kids menu. Used to be at the royal west indies--recently moved to the new resort the Alexandra. much bigger and right on the water. great view and food was still excellent. perfect spot for lunch.
A Favorite with the locals, it has a healthy kids menu.

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Michael's Atrium Restaurant (Local) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

info@ospreybeachhotel.com
649 946 2878
 www.ospreybeachhotel.com/cafe.htm
Michael's Atrium Restaurant

Great location in the Osprey Beach Hotel. Tell Michael that Thom sent you.

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Middle Caicos Cafe (Seafood) - Middle Caicos, Turks and Caicos

Middle Caicos Cafe

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O'Soleil @ The Somerset (Continental) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

 www.thesomerset.com

We have traveled to many Islands and have fallen in love with TCI and The Somerset. O'Soleil the upscale dining spot is fantastic. great food, beautiful space and excellent staff. A must while visiting Turks !

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Parallel 23 at Regent Palms (Eclectic/International) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 946 8666
Parallel 23 at Regent Palms

Elegant setting with equally divine dishes, something for everyone and even a great kids menu. Try the Mango Mojito.

Be sure to check out the evening entertainment, they bring in local artists.

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Pizza Pizza (Pizza) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 3577
Pizza Pizza

Dine in, take out or delivery. Wonderful brick oven pizza. They will deliver to most of the island and have other italian specialties to offer.
Pizza Pizza is no longer on the Leeward Highway it's located across from the Regent Village in Grace Bay

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Sailing Paradise (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Sailing Paradise

It is hard to find the sign, but easy to spot the cluster of very colorful small buildings on the beach at the edge of the road. This is really good food, especially the steamed snapper with okra.

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Saltmills Cafe (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 8148
Saltmills Cafe

Great place for a bite of lunch. Shares outside space with the Iguana Restaurant. Try the Paninni's!
Coldest place to cool down and eat in the summer.
Friday is "Pie Day", and all sorts of great British style pies are served. Eat in at the Cafe with mash and gravy, or buy one for dinner later. This tradition started when British construction workers kept asking for pies, the owner of the cafe had a go and Pie Day was born!

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Secret Garden (Eclectic/International) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

Secret Garden

The colorful “Secret Garden” at the Salt Raker has excellent food, offered-up with a distinctly-European flavor by Erika, the German ex-pat proprietor of the ancient hotel and restaurant.
Don’t miss the hashed lobster and native treats such as braised oxtails and curried goat.

Her famous deserts including homemade key lime pie (made with Erika’s own lines, and the best we have ever eaten), and homemade banana cake and bread pudding with rum sauce.

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Seven (Seafood) - Turks and Caicos

339-3777
Restaurant

An exceptional culinary experience featuring a blend of international flavors, spices and techniques along with the island's freshest seafood and steak. Set in the Seven Stars resort.

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Sharkbite (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 5090
Sharkbite

Sharkbite serves burgers, fish, nachos and great drinks in a casual atmosphere you would expect on a Caribbean marina.

The menu features quesadillas, conch chowder, fried grouper, chili, nachos, etc. All are good, and the prices are quite reasonable. This is a great place to come play darts, fooseball, and slot machines. It is fun, casual, and inexpensive.

They offer two for one Happy Hour specials on Fridays from 5 pm - 7 pm.

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Simba Restaurant & Bar (Caribbean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

info@turksandcaicosclub.com
649 946 5588.
 www.turksandcaicosclub.com
Simba Restaurant & Bar

Simba, at the Turks and Caicos Club on Grace Bay Beach, offers fine Caribbean cuisine found only on the islands.
Fresh local seafood and other Caribbean delights in a beautiful tropical poolside setting. Dine under the stars or in the air-conditioned dining room. Private events and rehearsal dinners available.

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Smokey's Pub on Da Bay (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 947 7852 or 649 241 4343
Smokey's Pub on Da Bay

Further up the road (on the left) from Sailing Paradise Restaurant is Smokey's, with comfortable inside dining on the left side of the road, and beachside dining on the right.
By the beach, you eat in a rustic, hmmmm - well, it's not a pavilion, not a shed (though not far removed) - anyway, a homemade 'something" with a roof over it. It's a very pleasant, restful environment where you can have excellent fried conch and seafood dishes, BBQ chicken and ribs.
Wednesday night Smokey has a fish fry on the beach (and inside dining, too), with very loud music, so have your dinner conversations before you get there if you are going on Wednesday!

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Somewhere... Cafe & Lounge (Mexican) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649-941-8260
 www.somewherecafeandlounge.com
first floor

Somewhere... is one of those inviting easygoing places that compel you to return. Beachfront and laid-back h mood is always casual and relaxed serving u heaping helping of Mexican fare. Hang out at the lively beach-level bar, dine steps from the sand, or take the stairs to the adults-only bar/lounge where you can take in Grace Bay by day and watch spectacular sunsets. Natural wood decks, teak furnishings and tiki torches complete the tropical Shangri-La. Bikinis and shorts are acceptable. Everything at Somewhere is absolutely fresh with an emphasis on flavour and presentation.

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Taste of the Islands (Local) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

Taste of the Islands

Local restaurant on waterfront.

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Thai Orchid (Thai) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Bankok Express

Dine in, takeout and catering. How about letting them cater one night in your villa.
Located in Regent Village.

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The Deck (American) - Turks and Caicos

333 7777.
The Deck

The ultimate in barefoot elegance at the Seven Stars Resort. The restaurant is set steps away from Grace Bay beach. Live music Monday nights from 7 pm until….

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The Osprey (Caribbean) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

The Osprey

The ocean-front Osprey has cook-out style grilling on Sundays and Wednesdays, with great steaks and fresh local seafood. Food quality is sporadic, from excellent to inedible, but grill nights are always safe. Also make sure to spray with “Off” (available at the bar) or your dining experience will be shared with hundreds of mosquitoes.

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Three Queens Bar and Restaurant (Local) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 5984
Three Queens Bar and Restaurant

Located on blue Hills Road, across from the beach is the Three Queens Bar and Restaurant. The food here is surprisingly good with several well-prepared seafood dishes, as well as non-seafood.
But be warned, the Three Queens is a popular local hang-out where a loud dominoes game is apt to be taking place inside the bar area where it is not uncommon to hear offensive language, or a heated political discussion.
Seating is on the deck facing the sea and parking area or inside the small restaurant area. Dick, the large propietor and bartender, will give you a warm welcome and big smile, and he will look after you well. Also, the prices are very reasonable.

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Vino Tiempo wine bar (Mediterranean) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Vino Tiempo wine bar

Meet the locals at this sophisticated wine bar. Located at Regent Village, next to Regent Grand.

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Vix (Local) - Turks and Caicos

649 941 4144
Vix

Located in Regent Village shopping center. Great indigenous food with a twist.

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Water's Edge Bar and Restaurant (Local) - Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

Water's Edge Bar and Restaurant

This is a great place to chill out and enjoy a cold drink and some delicious conch fritters. Conch ceviche is also very good here, as is the lobster quesadilla. Good snorkeling is also found just off the beach, here.

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Yoshi Sushi Bar (Sushi) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

649 941 3274
Yoshi Sushi Bar

Excellent Japanese food located in the Saltmill shopping center. Free delivery on orders over $100.

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