The Southern Out Islands Restaurants

Out Island restaurants are often family-run and focus on home-style dishes. You'll probably eat most of your meals at your hotel, since there aren't many other places. If you want to dine at a restaurant or another inn, it's crucial to call ahead. Dinner choices largely depend on what the fishermen and mail boats bring in; be prepared for few choices. If you are renting, make sure to bring lots of food and snacks. Here, they are double or triple the costs from home and the variety is limited. Use dry ice and coolers.

Although served at a couple of places, don't expect fine dining or gourmet food but instead anticipate tasty Bahamian fresh fish, lobster, conch, fresh-baked bread, and coconut tarts—along with a smattering of American and international dishes. Fish, lobster, and conch—which is served stewed, as a salad, or cracked (battered and deep fried)—is served at almost every restaurant for lunch and dinner. Chicken served many ways is a Bahamian staple and the skills of Bahamian cooks to prepare tasty chicken are legendary. These islands have breezy roadside conch stands—typically near a settlement or a beach or with sea views—that deserve a special trip from your hotel. On Friday and Saturday nights many restaurants and bars crank up the music and visitors and locals will drink and dance 'til late.

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  • 1. Chez Pierre Bahamas

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    At this airy oceanfront restaurant a few steps from the beach, Chef Pierre has been serving sumptuous cuisine since 2002. This curmudgeonly chef serves the...

    At this airy oceanfront restaurant a few steps from the beach, Chef Pierre has been serving sumptuous cuisine since 2002. This curmudgeonly chef serves the best food on the island, hands down. Specialties include pasta dishes with shrimp and scallops, fresh fish, and pizzas that are to die for. Bahamian lobster, steaks, and chicken, along with vegetarian dishes, are also available, and the salads (big enough to share) are both fresh and beautiful. A full bar is available on the honor system and you're expected to get your own drinks, because Pierre runs the place almost single-handedly. The surly host greets you himself; make sure you are on time for your reservation or he'll be tempted not to serve you at all! But pay no mind, as the food is well worth it and there is a smile hidden deep beneath his brusque outer shell. To get here, watch for the sign on Queen's Highway between the settlements of Weymss and Miller's.

    - 242 - 338–8809

    Known For

    • Pasta and seafood dishes
    • Delicious pizza
    • Chef expects guests to be on time

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Reservations essential
  • 2. Guanahani Beach Club Restaurant

    $$$$

    At this resort restaurant, fresh fruit smoothies, panini on crusty French bread, fresh salads, and various authentic four-course Italian dinners are all made to order...

    At this resort restaurant, fresh fruit smoothies, panini on crusty French bread, fresh salads, and various authentic four-course Italian dinners are all made to order by owner-chef Elena Sparta. Try the mille-feuille of smoked salmon and tomatoes; fettuccine with crab; shrimp with lime, basil, and herbs; lemon and rosemary risotto; or duck breast in Cointreau and orange sauce. The outside patio is beautiful and overlooks stunning Snow Bay; inside, you'll find an all-white contemporary dining room and bar complete with couches and coffee tables for lounging. It's a superb, romantic addition to dining in the Family Islands, however call ahead as hotel guests take preference and they may be booked.

    Sunrise Rd.
    - 242 - 452–0438

    Known For

    • Nonguests should call ahead
    • Outdoor patio over Snow Bay
    • Cozy interior lounge

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Often closed June–Oct., Reservations essential
  • 3. S sinn L Restaurant & Bar Lounge

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    The best spot to dine and even party is at S sinn L in Matthew Town, which becomes Inagua's dance hot spot on the weekend....

    The best spot to dine and even party is at S sinn L in Matthew Town, which becomes Inagua's dance hot spot on the weekend. In a comfortable, smart, air-conditioned dining room, you can enjoy delicious fresh Bahamian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with some American fare as well. The bar gets lively, too, so take a chance to enjoy some local beer or rum and coke or the more exotic Bahama Mama. Dance to live calypso and Bahamian Goombay.

    - 242 - 339–3923

    Known For

    • Live calypso and Bahamina Goombay
    • Go-to spot for dancing
    • Bahama Mama cocktails
  • 4. Shannas Cove Restaurant

    $$$$

    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...

    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.

    - 242 - 354–4249

    Known For

    • Homemade breads
    • Extensive menu
    • Reservations necessary

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sept.
  • 5. Beach House Restaurant at Cape Santa Maria

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    Upstairs in the Cape Santa Maria Beach House, guests enjoy sweeping vistas of the turquoise bay during the day, and bobbing boat lights in the...

    Upstairs in the Cape Santa Maria Beach House, guests enjoy sweeping vistas of the turquoise bay during the day, and bobbing boat lights in the evening along with the gentle sounds of the sea. Breakfast can be light with yogurt parfait and a seasonal fruit medley, or a splurge with banana bread French toast topped with caramelized plantains or Bahamian-style eggs Benedict. Sit under a colorful umbrella on the oceanfront deck for lunch with a pizza, wrap, or fancy salad. For dinner, delight in Caribbean coconut shrimp, fresh grouper, or Bahamian lobster tail—just don't miss the chocolate drizzled rum cake! Full bar service is available in the open-air, screened-in oceanfront bar and a lively happy hour takes place every evening from 5 to 7, with complimentary conch fritters. This is one of the best spots on the island to grab a drink and watch the sunset.

    - 800 - 926–9704

    Known For

    • Nightly happy hour with free conch fritters
    • Oceanfront bar
    • Banana bread French toast

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., Reservations essential, Meal plans available
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  • 6. Christopher's at Club Med

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    Christopher's open-air restaurant has buffets during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the latter changing themes nightly: Caribbean Night has local fare such as conch and...

    Christopher's open-air restaurant has buffets during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the latter changing themes nightly: Caribbean Night has local fare such as conch and fresh fish, and other themes include French, Mexican, and Mediterranean. Carving stations and European pastries and breads are impossible to skip, and simple pastas and pizzas are mainstays for the finicky eater. Don't skip the white chocolate-chip bread, which is so good you'll order some loaves to bring back with you. If you're not staying at Club Med, a dinner pass will cost you $70 and is good from 7 pm to 1 am, including an open bar and the night's scheduled entertainment. All-you-can-eat breakfast passes are $20 and good from 8 to 10 am; lunch passes are $40 and available from 12:30 to 3 pm. The staff is friendly and will sit with you explaining all the resort and island have to offer.

    Club Med—Columbus Isle
    - 242 - 331–2000

    Known For

    • Themed dinner buffets
    • Dinner pass includes open bar
    • Nightly entertainment

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Reservations essential
  • 7. Forest Take-Away

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    This family-owned and -operated takeout restaurant is a favorite with the locals for tasty, island food and value. It offers barbecued ribs, cracked conch, conch...

    This family-owned and -operated takeout restaurant is a favorite with the locals for tasty, island food and value. It offers barbecued ribs, cracked conch, conch burgers, fish fingers, chicken snacks and dinners, and the ever-popular Forest Burger, a hamburger with boneless ribs and sautéed onions. Call ahead for your order or sit and wait with a cold beer. There's a shady shack with picnic tables adjoining.

    - 242 - 337–1246

    Known For

    • Cold beer while you wait
    • Shaded picnic table seating
    • Local favorite

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.
  • 8. Hawk's Nest Dining & Clubhouse

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    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...

    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.

    - 242 - 342–7050

    Known For

    • Fresh-squeezed juices
    • Poolside dining
    • TVs showing sports and news

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed mid-Sept.–Oct., Reservations essential
  • 9. Hidden Treasures

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    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...

    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 takeout. 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 order.

    - 242 - 424-9237

    Known For

    • Chef's suggestions
    • Daiquiris and seafood
    • Family-run
  • 10. Max's Conch Bar and Grill

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    This island treasure and possibly the area's most-recommended dining spot, is praised up and down by locals and visitors alike. Quintessentially Bahamian, it's where you...

    This island treasure and possibly the area's most-recommended dining spot, is praised up and down by locals and visitors alike. Quintessentially Bahamian, it's where you can sit all day on a stool at the colorful roadside hexagonal gazebo or at a table in the garden patio amid chickens and a goat, enjoying beers and nibbling on excellent conch salad prepared right in front of you. Become a veritable expert on Long Island and its people with gregarious Max and the sweet, chatty Liz. Such is the charm of this laid-back watering hole, visitors come back again and again. Their recipes are old-time Bahamian, hard to find elsewhere. Be sure to try the conch fritters, steamed snapper, and breadfruit chips, or any of the daily specials such as pot roast and crawfish-stuffed potatoes. Max also offers complimentary Wi-Fi for those needing to stay connected.

    - 242 - 337–0056

    Known For

    • Warm hospitality
    • Conch fritters
    • Traditional Bahamian recipes

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 11. Moonshine Bar & Grill

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    The views surrounding Stella Maris Resort Club's new poolside bar are as beautiful as the frozen fresh-fruit daiquiris they serve. Once a week Rake 'n'...

    The views surrounding Stella Maris Resort Club's new poolside bar are as beautiful as the frozen fresh-fruit daiquiris they serve. Once a week Rake 'n' Scrape musicians pluck your heartstrings with Bahamian and calypso songs. On the bar's west side is the sunbaked pool with lounges; to the south, a kids' playground and beachy cove; and to the north, a long boardwalk to a carved-out ocean pool and spectacular views of the coastal bluffs with the waves breaking over the coral reefs. Go for a snorkel when it's calm or enjoy the bar decks when the breeze is up. The menu offers Bahamian and American fare. The Moonshine panini—salami, pickles, and Swiss on marble rye is a favorite.

    - 242 - 338–2050

    Known For

    • The Moonshine panini
    • Weekly live music
    • Coastal bluff views
  • 12. Outer Edge Grill at Flying Fish Marina

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    Outer Edge Grill is what local Long Islanders call a "poop deck," meaning a restaurant on the water. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Outer...

    Outer Edge Grill is what local Long Islanders call a "poop deck," meaning a restaurant on the water. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Outer Edge serves up Bahamian favorites like conch fritters and fish fingers, along with sweet potato french fries, mozzarella sticks, and homemade desserts. This is one of only a few restaurants open on Sunday.

    Flying Fish Marina
    - 242 - 337–3445 - restaurant

    Known For

    • Open Sunday
    • Bahamian favorites
    • Homemade desserts
  • 13. Paradis Restaurant and Bar

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    A typical Bahamian enclosed restaurant, Paradis has a daily changing menu written on a chalkboard. Home-cooked Bahamian and American food such as burgers, conch, ribs,...

    A typical Bahamian enclosed restaurant, Paradis has a daily changing menu written on a chalkboard. Home-cooked Bahamian and American food such as burgers, conch, ribs, and the fresh catch of the day are tastily prepared. The restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors and offers complimentary Wi-Fi.

    - 242 - 331–2400

    Known For

    • Popular with locals
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Fresh seafood
  • 14. Riding Rock Seafront Restaurant

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    This 100-seat restaurant offers seating indoors, by the pool, and on the back patio overlooking the ocean. During slower seasons or depending on resort guests,...

    This 100-seat restaurant offers seating indoors, by the pool, and on the back patio overlooking the ocean. During slower seasons or depending on resort guests, the restaurant is not always open, and each meal is set between certain hours—make sure to call ahead. Fruit, fresh-baked breads, pancakes, and eggs any style with bacon and grits are a good way to start the day. Burgers, sandwiches, conch chowder, and cracked conch are lunch favorites. The just-off-the-boat catch of the day—wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, grouper, or snapper, depending on what's in season—grilled with lemon and butter, or baked with tomatoes and spices, is the dinner specialty. Broiled or stuffed lobster (in season), barbecue shrimp, steaks, and chicken round out the choices, though all are not available each evening as the menu changes based on availability. Dinner includes the entrée, soup, sides, and a glass of wine.

    - 242 - 331–2631

    Known For

    • Tasty conch chowder
    • Fresh catches grilled with lemon and butter
    • Fresh-baked bread at breakfast

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Sometimes closed during slow season, Reservations essential
  • 15. Rowdy Boys Bar and Grill at Winter Haven Inn

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    Don't let the name scare you—it's named after the Knowles family's well-known construction company and the owners' two sons. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be...

    Don't let the name scare you—it's named after the Knowles family's well-known construction company and the owners' two sons. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be served in the cool inside or out, and feature authentic Bahamian and American fare. The restaurant overlooks the roaring Atlantic, with a beach nearby, a big pool, a whirlpool, and a tiki bar on the large outside deck. The chef-owners Chloe (pronounced "Klo") and Bertram Knowles serve some of the best food on the island (with Bahamian stewed fish for breakfast with 24 hours notice)—and the prices are affordable (Delmonico steak for just $32 and lobster for $28). Clean, bright, popular with the locals, and with ocean views, it's a great place to enjoy a drink and hearty meal. If you can catch their Friday pig roast, you'll enter succulence heaven. This is one of the few restaurants open on Sunday.

    - 242 - 337–3062

    Known For

    • Friday pig roast
    • Open Sunday
    • Whirlpool and tiki bar

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Reservations essential
  • 16. Seaside Village at Jerry Wells

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    Located at the end of Jerry Wells Road, this charming, authentic conch shack stuck out on a dock in the water is truly local, offering...

    Located at the end of Jerry Wells Road, this charming, authentic conch shack stuck out on a dock in the water is truly local, offering friendly service, fun music, and good food. Sling back in the hammock, catch some tunes and breeze as you (if you're lucky) watch the almost-tame osprey, "Iron," snack on fish morsels. House favorites include fresh conch salad (watch Kenny pull the conch straight from the water), grilled lobster, and grouper made any way you want it—all go best with a cold Kalik. Some visitors rate the fresh conch salad as the best, noticing the great care Kenny takes to make it. Seaside Village is open on Sunday.

    Jerry Wells Rd.
    - 242 - 337–0119

    Known For

    • Fresh-caught conch
    • Grouper cooked to order
    • Best conch salad
  • 17. Stella Maris Resort Club Restaurant & Bar

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    Charming and experienced chef Bruno and his capable team do a superb job pleasing upmarket American and European palates. Dine in the cool inside or...

    Charming and experienced chef Bruno and his capable team do a superb job pleasing upmarket American and European palates. Dine in the cool inside or on the stone terrace. For breakfast, browse the buffet or order a full breakfast from the menu. Lunch includes a choice of conch chowder, hearty sandwiches, burgers, and salads. For dinner, the kitchen prepares the freshest fish in a variety of ways, along with Bahamian lobster tail, steak, pork tenderloin, and a build-your-own pizza with a variety of toppings to choose from. Fresh fruit and ice cream make for a great hot-weather dessert, and the liqueur coffees are delicious. You can order from the bar menu until 9 pm or have pizza delivered to your room.

    - 242 - 338–2050

    Known For

    • Room-service pizza
    • Delicious liqueur coffees
    • Fresh fish

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sept., Reservations essential
  • 18. Yardie's Restaurant, Bar & Conch Stand

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    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,...

    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.

    - 242 - 354–6076

    Known For

    • Conch salad
    • Open all day
    • No frills
  • 19. Coco's Restaurant and Lounge

    $ | Bahamian
    Closed Permanently

    The "Coco girls" (Janet, Madeline, and Cheryl) offer up excellent service at this friendly family restaurant with great food. Check out the...

    The "Coco girls" (Janet, Madeline, and Cheryl) offer up excellent service at this friendly family restaurant with great food. Check out the menu board or try the daily specials, such as chicken curry, seafood pasta, or steamed mutton. Burgers and club sandwiches are staples. Breakfast is also available upon request. It's a great stop on your way to Dean's Blue Hole.

    Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas
    242-337–6242
  • 20. Cozy Corner

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    Closed Permanently

    Cheerful and loud, this lunch spot—locals just call it Cozy's—is the best on the island. It has a pool table and a large seating area...

    Cheerful and loud, this lunch spot—locals just call it Cozy's—is the best on the island. It has a pool table and a large seating area with a bar. Stop in for a chat with locals over a Kalik and a Bahamian conch burger. Cozy's also serves excellent island-style dinners on request—steamed crawfish, grilled snapper, baked chicken and fries, homemade slaw, macaroni and cheese, and fresh johnnycake. If it's not open when you stop by, you might still be able to get food and a drink if you ask. Best to call ahead.

    - 242 - 339–1440

    Known For

    • Island-style dinners
    • Local hangout
    • Comfort food

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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