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Where To Eat on Grand Bahama Island
Who knew that Grand Bahama Island would have so many fabulous places to eat? Honestly, there were more restaurants that I wanted to visit, but just ran out of time. I've included a few of those here because they came to me highly recommended by locals (always my trusted source on where to eat). Most of the restaurants listed are in Freeport or Port Lucaya which are in close proximity to the resorts and airport.
I was surprised to find a Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway & Wendy's on the island. I've heard that the KFC on Grand Bahama Island is better than the KFC in the states, but wasn't able to verify that fact. However, when I'm traveling I prefer to find restaurants that are local to the area. On this trip I had everything from fine to casual dining. It was all good. I don't think I had a bad meal during my entire stay. Here are my recommendations, in no particular order:
Sabor Restaurant (Pelican Bay Hotel): Located at Pelican Bay Hotel in Port Lucayan it offers outdoor dining at its finest. Gourmet food with a latin fusion.Season menu in addition to regular menu. Lobster was wonderful. For a special or romantic evening be sure to request the beautiful dock dining. It's just an additional $25 fee and you can use the private dock for the day.
Teasers Tiki Bar (Old Bahama Bay Resort-West End): Located on the West End of the island at Old Bahama Bay. The Tiki Bar is located between the pool and ocean for fabulous veiws regardless of where you look. Offering the best Conch fritters on the island (in my opinion).
Flying Fish Restaurant (Lucaya): Located in Lucaya between Pelican Bay Hotel & Grand Lucayan Resort. Modern seafood service rated the #1 restaurant in The Bahamas on Trip Advisor. Food is ordered by 1st, 2nd and 3rd course. All the desserts are wonderful (just a note: I would avoid the white mousse). Waterside dining open for lunch and dinner. Reservations required.
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience (Smiths Point):For a taste of the local beach scene, find the thatch-roofed shack at Taino Beach and get your fill of Roast Conch, the specialty of the “house.” The popular eatery also sells Conch salad, Conch Burgers, Roast Lobster and Shrimp, and Gully Wash cocktails!
Red Beard's Pub (Freeport): If you're looking for a great night out be sure to check out the biggest sports bar on island. It's relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food will ensure you have a great time. Perfect for families or hanging out with friends. Large outdoor patio so you can enjoy the fabulous weather as well. They open each day at 4p.m. and close when the last customer leaves. Daily happy hour specials include 1/2 priced drinks and appetizers.
Coffee on the Bay (West End): Known for their tropical salad with conch. Located right across from the ocean for great views while eating.
Zorba's (Port Lucaya): Greek, Bahamian and American cuisine. They have falafel which makes me very happy. The menu is very extensive and you'll be able to find something for everyone on the menu.
China Beach Restaurant (Grand Lucayan Resort): Tour the pacific rim without ever leaving the Bahamas. The menu is inspired by vietnam, thailand, korea, indonesia, and malaysia flavors. So many great dishes to choose from. Portions are large so find a friend willing to share.
Deb writes the lifestyle blog, Just Short of Crazy.com, where she shares life and travel adventures while parenting teens. She is a traveler, foodie, lover of fluffy dogs and sometimes cats, photo taker, baker, pr friendly influencer, brand ambassador, Michigan resident, and much, much more.