Best Places To Dine In Nassau, Bahamas

Best Places To Dine In Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas is a popular vacation destination and it's also one of the most visited ports of call in the cruise industry as well. Dining ashore here for lunch and finding a relaxing venue for drinks are popular options. Vacationers can choose from a wide variety of places to eat and drink while visiting Nassau or nearby Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Restaurant fare at local eateries in Nassau range from Bahamian fare and authentic Greek dishes to seafood and gourmet specialties from internationally acclaimed chefs. There are also a number of great places to have drinks in Nassau and Paradise Island as well. Given the current situation, it’s always wise to contact restaurants and other spots directly to check on hours of operation, capacity constraints, and current offerings before planning your visit.

Here are some great restaurants and places to enjoy drinks while visiting Nassau and Paradise Island:

Arawak Cay, The Fish Fry. Located within walking distance of the cruise port, Arawak Cay has a number of small stands and restaurants serving authentic local Bahamian cuisine including conch fritters, fried chicken, snapper, shrimp, conch salad and more. This is a popular spot for those wishing to sample traditional Bahamian fare. Some popular dining choices include Curly’s Restaurant, Goldie’s Conch House, Oh Andros, Twin Brothers and Frankie Gone Bananas.

Athena Café. This popular restaurant serving authentic Greek fare is located within easy walking distance of Nassau’s cruise port. Menu items include gyros, grilled octopus, fried calamari, Athenian-style seafood, roast lamb, chicken souvlaki, and delicious Greek desserts.

Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant & Bar. Owned and operated by three generations of Bahamian women, this restaurant in downtown Nassau’s Trinity Place specializes in authentic Bahamian cuisine. The menu includes traditional foods such as conch fritters, fried or stewed chicken, fresh seafood, baked macaroni and cheese, peas and rice, plantains and more.

Café Matisse. Located in downtown Nassau within walking distance of the cruise port, this restaurant has a lovely garden patio and outdoor courtyard area perfect for dining and relaxing. The menu is primarily oriented towards Italian dishes and includes a wide variety of pasta, meats, seafood, and pizza options. Takeout items are available as well.

Crabs and Ting. Set on Nassau’s popular Junkanoo Beach, this little beach stand is a great place for beachgoers to get drinks and enjoy Bahamian food like conch fritters, conch salad, fried snapper, shrimp, and crab when in season.

Daiquiri Shack. This spot within walking distance of Nassau’s resorts gets rave reviews for its daiquiris made to order with a variety of fresh fruits.

Graycliff Restaurant. Plan ahead if you wish to dine at Nassau’s historic Graycliff Hotel. This iconic AAA Four-Diamond restaurant has been a sought-after elegant dining experience for decades. Graycliff Restaurant features a Bahamian-influenced continental menu and an award-winning wine cellar with over 250,000 bottles from more than 5000 vintners. The restaurant’s piazza area is more casual and features the Humidor Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse and Giotto Pizzeria. Grayfield Restaurant’s wine luncheons with a prix fixe menu are also popular. Grayfield’s dress code is strictly enforced and reservations for lunch should be made far in advance.

Nobu. Vacationers craving the specialties of internationally acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa, can head to Nobu at Atlantis Paradise Island for sushi, sashimi, and outstanding gourmet Japanese dishes.

Pirate Republic Brewing. Pirate Republic has been rated as one of the top micro-breweries in the Caribbean. Learn about pirates in The Bahamas while sampling flights and drafts from Pirate Republic’s selection of beers as well as bar bites and sandwiches. Pirate Republic Brewing has a location opposite the Nassau, Bahamas cruise port and at Atlantis Paradise Island as well.

Ristorante Luciano’s of Chicago. Set in an elegant waterside Nassau mansion that was the former home of The Bahamas’ first Prime Minister, Luciano’s serves traditional Italian dishes, roasted chicken, steaks, seafood, and delectable Italian desserts.

Sip Sip at the Cove. Sip Sip’s original location is on lovely Harbour Island in The Bahamas, but you can sample their starters, sandwiches, salads and signature drinks at the Cove at Atlantis on Paradise Island. Sip Sip Sky Juice is a favorite.

The Poop Deck. This is a great spot in Nassau to enjoy lovely harbor views, drinks and fresh-caught seafood such as snapper, hogfish, grouper, and Bahamian spiny lobster. Other favorites include cracked conch, chicken, pasta and grilled meats.

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