The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants In The Bahamas

A seafood plate
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Shimon Brathwaite

Well known for its beautiful blue waters that stretch for miles, local restaurants in The Bahamas have been making the most of this for several years by incorporating animals such as the queen conch, grouper, snapper, lobsters and more into their menus. Here are the top ten seafood restaurants The Bahamas has to offer

1. Bearded Clam Sports Bar

Restaurant, Seafood, Caribbean

Conch Salad
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The Bearded Clam offers a wide variety of seafood based on The Bahamas’ most famous marine animal: the queen conch. Some of them include conch balls, conch fingers, conch salad and conch burger. In addition to the seafood, the fact that it is also a sports bar makes it ideal for those that love drinks or sports or both. Happy hours take place on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm-until.

2. Bahamian Cookin Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant, Seafood, Caribbean

Selective focus shot of cocktail Bahama mama
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The oldest family-owned Bahamian restaurant & bar in Nassau, Bahamian Cookin Restaurant & Bar (also known as Bahamian Kitchen) specializes in authentic Bahamian Cuisine. Those looking to experience what the type of food the locals eat in their everyday lives can enjoy fare such as conch fritters, grouper, and lobster. Bahamian Cookin also offers restaurant buyout services for group activities who book in advance and pay a deposit.

3. Goldie’s Conch House Nassau Bahamas

Restaurant, Seafood, Caribbean, Beer

Located in an area known as Arawak Cay Fish Fry, Goldie’s Conch House is one of many seafood restaurants in the area. Established in the 1980s, Goldie’s was one of the first restaurants opened in Arawak Cay. Goldie specializes in serving different meals revolving around the Queen Conch and served with the restaurant’s signature “Sky Juice”, a gin and coconut-water cocktail, sweetened with milk and nutmeg.

5. Fish Central

Restaurant, Caribbean

Beer Batter Grouper
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Also in Arawak Cay, family-owned Fish Central has passed down traditional recipes from generation to generation. As you may have guessed, they specialize in different fish recipes in additional to providing common local Bahamian meals. Fish Central has an air-conditioned restaurant for those that like to sit indoors as well as balcony for those that prefer the open air.

6. Drifters Restaurant at Arawak Cay

Restaurant, Seafood

Located at the center of the Fish Fry Area of Arawak Cay, Drifters’ menu ranges from traditional Bahamian seafood and drinks like conch fritters, conch salad fried fish, kalik, and sky juice to more common meals like steak and lobster.

7. The Cricket Club Pavilion

Restaurant, Seafood

7. The Cricket Club Pavilion
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The Cricket Club Pavilion serves both British and Bahamian food while streaming live sports games on their HD televisions. Patrons have the option of eating indoors or on the balcony overlooking the adjacent cricket pitch and the ocean. Open every day of the week from morning until….,The Cricket Club is a great option for sports lovers looking for somewhere to watch big games or people just looking for a nice place to eat.

8. Montagu Gardens Steak and Grill

Restaurant, Seafood

8. Montagu Gardens Steak and Grill
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Montagu Gardens looks to combine authentic Bahamian cuisine with favorite foods from various parts of the world. Choices include authentic Bahamian seafood like conch, grouper and snapper as well as other food such as Philly cheesesteaks. They also offer meals that take elements of both such as seafood pasta such as “Felluccine with Shrimp, Grouper & Crab in a white cream sauce”.

9. Mckenzie’s Fresh Fish and Conch

Restaurant, Seafood

A small restaurant located at the foot of the bridge to Paradise Island, Mckenzie’s Fresh Fish and Conch prides itself on using extremely fresh ingredients, which causes its meals to be particularly rich in flavor. People who visit here often do so because of the quality of food, the friendly service, and low prices.

10. Crabs and Ting

Restaurant, Seafood

More reminiscent of a street vendor type of restaurant, Crabs and Ting is located at the edge of Junkanoo Beach. Instead of eating indoors, dining is done under umbrella tables on the beach shore. Miss Sue, the restaurant’s owner, serves traditional meals like conch fritters or fresh fish, as well as a variety of rum drinks. The amazing view and location on the beach serve as the main distinguishing features, so this is a great option for those that love the sun and sand.

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