10 Best Restaurants and Beach Cafes on Grand Bahama Island

An important factor in any vacation is where to eat, and Grand Bahama Island has a number of excellent restaurants that serve up local Bahamian dishes. It's no surprise that seafood reigns supreme on the island and conch dishes are the specialty. When departing or boarding the cruise ships, passengers should swing by Robinson's Seafood Delight for a true taste of the island cuisine. Another tasty option is Tony Macaroni's beach restaurant which also offers a relaxing patio and tropical cocktails to match.

For an elegant night out, try Pier One and East for incredible sushi, as well as shark feeding demonstrations (outside of Lucaya) or the Flying Fish seafood, located right next to the famous Port Lucaya Marketplace. Several restaurants can be found in the market, including Zorba's Greek Cuisine, and Cappuccinos Italian restaurant which consistently serves quality pasta dishes.

For an unusual setting, try the Garden of the Groves Cafe, a quiet, tropical oasis that is open for lunch. Kick your shoes off and leave worries behind at Margarita Villa (the Sand Bar) because the entire floor is made of sand!

The editors at 10Best.com have rounded up a list of 10 best restaurants in Grand Bahama Island to help the make your decision easier.

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With a killer location right at the cruise ship port, this little seafood shack is a favorite among visitors. Freeport Harbor has a number of small shops in the straw market for cruise passengers, and when they are ready for a taste of Bahamian...  Read More

Cappuccino s Italian Restaurant
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Quality Italian cuisine can be difficult to come by on tropical islands, but Cappuccino's serves excellent pastas, salads, and wine. Located in Port Lucaya Marketplace, this cozy restaurant has an incredible, friendly staff that delivers...  Read More

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Known for their sushi and locally-caught seafood, Pier One is an excellent choice on Grand Bahama island. The restaurant's shark feedings are an added attraction - so don't miss it! With a wide variety of sushi, the restaurant offers some...  Read More

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Zorba's Greek Cuisine
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If you ask any local to recommend a restaurant to you, nine times out of ten, they will say Zorba's. Here you will find truly great Greek food and lots of it, as well as classic Bahamian cuisine and a few American staples. Located conveniently...  Read More

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Banana Bay
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Located directly on Fortune Beach (in a clothing-optional area), Banana Bay is open daily and has a nice menu of sandwiches, salads and barbecue. It is a quiet spot to enjoy a meal or sip on a cocktail. Supposedly, at this spot you'll find the...  Read More



Offering a serene setting in Garden of the Groves, this casual, yet elegant restaurant serves up an excellent lunch. The gardens are an enchanting, tropical paradise; it's a peaceful change from the beach bars and restaurants of Lucaya. Located...  Read More

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Tony Macaroni's
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This small little beach "snack shack" has remained a local favorite despite the destructive force of three hurricanes. Tony rebuilt his seafood hot spot, which now offers a wooden porch with picnic tables and straw overhang for shaded options....  Read More

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A perfect breakfast spot in the heart of the Port Lucaya Marketplace, they also serve up sandwiches, Austrian specialties (an interesting find in the Bahamas), and classic Bahamian dishes. For breakfast, don't pass up the coconut French toast or...  Read More

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The Margarita Villa Sand Bar
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Often called simply, the Sand Bar, the signature characteristic of this restaurant and bar is that the floor is made of sand! Inside, there are televisions for watching the game, live music on a regular basis, and the elusive air conditioning....  Read More

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This waterfront restaurant next to the Port Lucaya Marketplace is a traveler favorite. The Flying Fish boasts a posh atmosphere where almost every inch was designed by the owner, the largest wine list in Grand Bahama, and the only certified...  Read More


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