4 Best Restaurants in Cat Island, The Southern Out Islands

Shannas Cove Restaurant

$$$$ Fodor's choice

This resort restaurant boasts a beautiful towering view above the sea and the north point of the island and offers three meals a day on the breezy veranda or in the cool interior. The German owners take their European cuisine seriously, and they please and surprise hotel guests and those from other resorts who drive far to dine here. Replete with homemade breads, cheeses, viands, and fruits (or eggs cooked to order), breakfast is a delight, while the lunch menu features large fresh salads and homemade 12-inch pizzas. Dinner's three-course menu varies nightly and might include rack of lamb, pork tenderloin, steaks, lobster, or grilled fish. Dinner typically begins with cocktails at 7 pm, followed by serving of the set menu. Call well in advance. The cocktails and coffee at the bar are also good.

Hawk's Nest Dining & Clubhouse


High-beamed ceilings, tiled floors, blue-and-lime-green walls, and blue ceramic-topped tables create a cheerful vibe to go with the Bahamian comfort-food menu. If you have your heart set on a menu item, be sure to call your order in by 3 pm. Start your day with fresh juices and a full breakfast. For lunch there are burgers, salads, and sandwiches, and for dinner you can enjoy Bahamian specialties such as cracked conch, grilled lobster tail, and the catch of the day fresh off the dock. You can eat on the terrace by the pool or inside with ocean views. The bar runs on the honor system, and the 60-inch TV can catch you up on news, sports, and everything else you're happy to miss while lounging in paradise.

Hidden Treasure


Cat Islanders and visitors alike love this restaurant for its delicious food, refreshing daiquiris and smoothies, and seating on the beach. You will find seafood favorites, including conch, lobster, grouper, and shrimp, here, as well as jerk pork. Everything is made to order, and you are welcome to call ahead to place your order for dine-in or take-out. The family owns a farm that grows broccoli, beets, native peas, okra, and tomatoes, and their produce goes from the farm to the kitchen to the table. Try a soursop, papaya, mango, cocomelon, or even tamarind daiquiri on a hot day, and take it with you into the ocean while you wait for your food order.

New Bight, Bahamas
Known For
  • Chef's suggestions
  • Daiquiris and seafood
  • Family-run

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Yardie's Restaurant, Bar & Conch Stand


Yardie's owners, Odette and Derrick Rolle, serve up large-size genuine Jamaican and Bahamian dishes such as jerk chicken, steamed pork chops, curried mutton, barbecue ribs, and their famous fresh conch salad. If you really want an island meal, try the breakfast grits with tuna or corned beef. They are one of the few spots open all day long and the only stop in northern Cat Island for ice cream. This place is no-frills, but a great shady spot to stop for lunch, a snack, or just a cold drink and a game of dominoes. You can even rent a car for $70 a day.