Best Places to Eat When You're Docked in Nassau

When you step off the cruise ship in Nassau, Bahamas, you don't have to walk far to find a bite eat. Grab breakfast at Via Caffe just around the corner from the dock or Aqua at the British Colonial Hilton.

Start your day with a hearty meal and an ocean view.

For lunch, flag down a taxi for the short drive to The Fish Fry, a collection of restaurants serving up fresh seafood and the best conch dishes in Nassau.

Or stay in town for an authentic Bahamian lunch at Bahamian Cookin'.

Don your best duds for dinner at Graycliff Restaurant, considered one of the best dining establishments in Nassau. Enjoy a fine combination of Continental and Bahamian cuisine paired with a bottle from Graycliff's impressive and award-winning wine collection. Come early in the day for a cigar rolling lesson, their chocolate factory tour or for their popular Wine Luncheon.

End your day with a Bahamas Mama at Senor Frogs, toast to your cruise vacation and celebrate dining your way around downtown Nassau.

There are a lot of restaurant options near the port serving a variety of cuisines from Bahamian to Italian to Greek to American fare. You're sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds.



Brussels Bistro is a quaint establishment whose linen tablecloths, dark wood paneling and cozy bar evoke the old-world charm of an authentic bistro. Menu musts include rich onion soup with freshly baked French bread, chicken and mushroom puff...  Read More

Senor Frogs
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A small chain with locations in Mexico and the Caribbean, Senor Frog's caters mostly to tourists, functioning as a festive family friendly restaurant by day and a lively nightclub by night. The menu is big, with enough choice to please everyone,...  Read More



Breakfast at Aqua can be traditional or trendy. Opt to make your experience full service or join the buffet line. At the breakfast buffet bar choose from fruits, yogurt, bagels or have an omelet prepared your way. Sit down items range from steak...  Read More



Matisse the painter may have been thoroughly French, but Matisse the cafe is completely Italian. Set in an 1800s home, the restaurant has a charming courtyard and an abundance of colorful art prints on the walls. It's located behind Parliament...  Read More



Regarded as the best restaurant on New Providence, if not in the Caribbean, Graycliff also happens to have one of the world's top wine cellars. Offering some 250,000 bottles, from an 1865 Chateau Lafitte Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe to a...  Read More

The Fish Fry
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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...  Read More



Van Breugel's is an European-style family bistro located near Rawson Square in downtown Nassau, Bahamas. The bistro serves up old world ambiance in a casual setting. The menu is moderately priced and features European-inspired Bahamian dishes....  Read More



Same great food, new name, Bahamian Kitchen is now Bahamian Cookin. A local favorite for nearly 30 years, this lunch and dinner spot is Nassau's best-kept secret dining spot that's gaining popularity with visitors looking for an authentic...  Read More



Via Caffe is a trendy, European-style cafe that transforms into a nighttime hot spot. Great for breakfast, Via Caffe serves lunch and dinner, too, blending European and Caribbean flavors into a creative menu. Come in the morning for a great cup...  Read More



Set above Bay Street, at the corner of Bay and Charlotte Streets, Athena Cafe's upstairs restaurant overlooks Nassau's busy downtown shopping district. Open since 1996, Athena Cafe is a family-operated Greek restaurant that is a popular lunch...  Read More


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