Best Restaurants: In the Bahamas' Out Islands, the tradition of Fish Fry defines a gathering of small stands and shacks where cooks prepare authentic homemade Bahamian cuisine - from fried chicken and stew' fish to conch salad and guava duff. Within walking distance of the cruise-ship port, Arawak Cay holds Nassau' authentic version. Some of the most popular sit-down restaurants include Goldie's, Oh Andros and Twin Brothers. Newest to the scene, D'Waters Cafe serves arguably the best. Whereas most of the restaurants serve Bahamian food in every form, D'Waters is more selective, meaning better care and quality. Besides food, the colorful collection of restaurants and bars comprise a drinking and partying destination, where live music plays into the night.
Restaurants near Cruise Port: What began as a few ramshackle huts has grown into a Bahamian dining destination. Andros and Twin Brothers Seafood & Steakhouse are just two of the restaurants you'll find in this strip of restaurants and bars offering fresh seafood and homemade dishes to locals and visitors alike. The Fish Fry is a great place to try conch – you'll find conch salad, scorched conch, conch fritters, cracked conch and conch chowder, just to name a few of the most popular dishes. Several festivals and public events are held here each year, but the atmosphere is decidedly upbeat and festive every day.
Breakfast, Lunch: What began back in the 1960s as a few ramshackle huts hastily constructed to serve quick meals to folks on their way to and from the customs shed is today a thriving Bahamian institution. Stalls now number close to 40, and they are considerably better built, but the food continues to be as close to homemade as you can find. Seafood is the predominant ingredient, and it is as fresh as it can be. It's a great place to try conch – you'll find conch salad, scorched conch, conch fritters, cracked conch and conch chowder just to name a few of the most popular dishes. But there are plenty of other choices, from grilled shrimp and lobster to fresh fish. Several festivals and public events are held here each year, but the atmosphere is decidedly upbeat and festive every day!
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