With a variety of casual places to eat, restaurants and street food stalls you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting from the menu. What could be better than fresh fish caught straight from the ocean?
Arawak Cay Fish Fry
To get a true taste of paradise, head to Arawak Cay on West Bay Street in Nassau, a favorite with visitors and locals alike. No reservations needed, no dress code to adhere to. Enjoy everything from grilled shrimp, and lobster tails to fried snapper, served with sides like cornbread and mac and cheese. One dish you have to try is conch, it can be prepared in a variety of ways and is one of The Bahamas’ most popular foods.
Taste pirate rum at John Watling’s Distillery
Located on the famed and hallowed grounds of the 1789 Buena Vista Estate in historic downtown Nassau, John Watling’s Distillery is the home to John Watling’s Rum, the “Spirit of The Bahamas.” It is where its namesake rum and other spirits are handcrafted by Bahamian hands, using local materials and employing traditional English rum-making methods. Here you’ll tour the estate, see how the goods are made, and sample some of their best stuff in the Red Turtle Tavern.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
If you’re feeling a little fancy, head to dinner over at Dune at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serves an imaginative blend of French-Asian cuisine with a seafood twist and a dash of Bahamian spice in an inspiring setting atop a white-sand bluff. From your table on the oceanfront deck, soak up stunning sunset views over the water as you savor innovative French-Asian cuisine
Drink the best daiquiri of your life
And sometimes, well, you just wanna drink. Get an incomparably delicious frozen drink at Daiquiri Shack. They see to it that you get one of the best frozen drinks in the area, each drink is made from fresh local fruit and Bahamian rum, and will only run you about $6. Not only is it one of the cheaper drinks you’ll find in Nassau, but also the best.
Try a Bahamian food tour
Short on time? Explore the islands and visit six eateries in downtown Nassau in one afternoon on a three-hour food tour with Tru Bahamian. Get off the beaten path, meet award-winning chefs, taste tropical fruits, admire colorful murals, see charming historic homes, explore tropical courtyard cafes and hear entertaining stories about our past. Sample local dishes, family recipes and specialty foods for a wonderful insight into the tropical Caribbean palate.