If you're searching for a casual restaurant with a great view, the perfect terrace to enjoy it from, and some tasty food, look no further – just head over to the Poop Deck. The menu is mostly pub grub and Bahamian standards – conch fritters, buffalo wings, burgers, grouper fingers, chicken tenders and the like. But at dinner there are some more upscale main courses such as steak, grilled lobster and shrimp, and a catch of the day prepared to your liking. This is an excellent place to nurse a beer or a cocktail while watching the sun set over the marina.
Come here to enjoy breezes blowing in your hair with the best seat in this Caribbean paradise. The authentic Bahamian menu offers fresh seafood and local dishes. The banana daiquiri is reputed to be one of the best on the island.
The Shoal serves true home-style Bahamian cooking in a fantastic casual and friendly atmosphere. Try okra soup, creamy conch chowder, cracked conch, crispy grouper fingers, well-spiced mutton and the like, all served with the national dish of peas 'n' rice. And if you're hankering for an authentic Bahamian breakfast, plan to come here on a Saturday morning when they serve up awesome boil fish and johnnycake – your company will be throngs of loyal locals!
Spend a day out on the water snorkeling and diving and then head over to Gullies, a perennial favorite among locals and tourists in the infamous "Fish Fry." The conch salad is "sharable" and the air conditioning is a welcome reprieve. The staff is very friendly and will help point you in the right direction.
Local Expert tip: Perhaps unexpected, the steak at Gullies is top notch!
Why not lunch at a restaurant with a name like Bahamian Kitchen? The locals have known about this hangout for a while and now travelers and visitors have been let in on this secret. Known for seafood, but also caters to the salad and sandwich crowd. Casual attire.
Don't miss this one on your vacation! Plan ahead - they get very busy around 7pm. From appetizers like lemon butter shrimp with a chili salsa, conch chowder and fresh salad to mains like fresh snapper and lobster. Catch the breeze and look out at the lagoon. They don't close between lunch and dinner so you can get there early to get a seat for the sunset.
Local Expert tip: Some of the #10 buses go as far as the restaurant - ask!
Anthony's is so authentically Caribbean that one bite will have you hearing steel drums! Invigorating splashes of primary colors provide the backdrop for the equally uplifting service. The salads are mega-sized and can easily be considered a meal. Lunch and dinner platters include lobster, spicy jerk chicken or ribs with coconut mango sauce.
When a restaurant has been in business more than 50 years, it's a good sign! Located in the old Nassau Stadium, Charlie's Place is as authentically local as it gets. Cracked chicken is the house specialty, but seafood such as fish or conch stew or boiled fish are excellent choices.
Local Expert tip: They will make just about anything. Just ask.
The Marley family''s tropical resort also has a upscale restaurant that serves some of their favorite recipes. The menus include local seafood, organic produce and their signature dish: sauteed vegetables with roast fish. Choose from three seating areas: an oceanfront balcony, an elegant dining room, or the open-air terrace. Simmer Down restaurant offers an authentic Caribbean dining experience, from spicy jerk fish, pineapple rum duck, and Bahamian crab cakes.
Local Expert tip: There is a break between lunch and dinner.
Another Fish Fry favorite, Bruno's serves up Bahamian classics like grilled grouper, lobster, and fresh conch salad. Grab a rum punch on the balcony and watch the world pass by.