Dining in The Bahamas
Bahamas Food and Food Prices
You can find eateries and restaurants where for under $10 you can get a fish entrée that comes with a side dish and desert. Typically at the restaurants specializing in British or American cuisine, you will pay $15 to $25 per plate.
Enjoy Creole Caribbean cuisine. Foodies love the Creole blackened steak, jumbo shrimp, Caribbean red beans and rice, fried Tilapia fish and of course many plantain recipes. You’ll be bumping elbows with many celebrities who frequent the famous “foodie” hot spots. Beyonce and Jay Z enjoyed a Saturday night pig roast at Nipper’s on Guana Cay in Hope Town, Abaco where they were vacationing to celebrate their third wedding anniversary.
Catch & Fry? Try out the most famous seafood associate with the Bahamas, “Conch”; usually prepared as conch salad, but let the expert fishermen do the cleaning. Just attempting to clean a conch will leave you with an appreciation for the labor and skill involved.
Authentic Bahamian cuisine like “crab cakes” or “conch salad” can be found at small cove restaurants with great views on Cat Island. Every variety of lobster seafood and even steak are available on most of the islands including Nassau, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Freeport, Dunmore Town, and Treasure Cay. The most diversity of atmospheres will be found on the two main islands, Grand Bahama and Nassau (which includes Paradise Island).
The Bahamas is famous for their fresh fish fry’s. Its backyard dining and beach dining at it’s best. Watch as sports fishermen and commercial fishermen fry up the daily catches right at the dock. And, in season, there’s also the crawfish lobster. You can grab a heaping plate and a beverage for around $10.