Fish Fry is the name given to a jumble of one-room beachside structures, such as Charlie's and Honeydew, about 2 mi north of George Town. They're favored by locals for made-to-order fish and barbecue. Some shacks are open weekends only, but most are open nightly until at least 11 pm. There's live Rake 'n' Scrape Monday nights and DJs on Friday and Saturday. Eat at picnic tables by the water and watch the fishing boats come into the harbor. This is a popular after-work meeting place on Friday nights, and a sports bar attracts locals and expats for American basketball and football games.
Queen's Hwy., George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Jun 2, 2009
If you want to sample true Bahamian cuisine, skip the touristy spots and take a cab to "Fish Fry." It is actually called Arawak Cay, but the locals call it Fish Fry. When you get there you will find several shack-looking restaurants. At this point you might want to leave, but don't. My recommendation is a place called "Oh Andros." Many locals say it's the best in Fish Fry, and I must tell you, I had some of the tastiest, freshest seafood I have ever
had. My wife had the fried groiuper, I had the grouper and conch. For twenty bucks I had a plate filled with delicious seafood, homemade macaroni, potato salad, and peas n rice (what we would call beans and rice). Washed it down with a Kalik beer, I mean WOW!!! It came out of the water this morning and your eating it two hours later. If you're a bit more adventurous, have a conch salad, which is so fresh, there is a guy in a little booth chopping it up right in front of you. Cab ride is $4 pp each way, and at least you'll get a true taste of Bahamian food with time left over to venture out into Bay Street. Plus, the people are so much friendlier there than on Bay Street. I'll go back to Nassau just for another plate!!!