Local Food and Drink
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience ($4-$26)- At Taino Beach and known for a great conch salad. Sit up on a lovely deck enjoying the ocean breeze overlooking beautiful Taino Beach, while eating the freshly made local favorite is roast conch, conch salad, roast lobster and shrimp, and Tony's Gully Wash (coconut water, sweetened condensed milk, and gin). Opens at 10am and you get a free Conch shell with any purchase!
Robinson's Seafood Delight - One of the booths at the cruise port. Delores, the owner, sells her local homemade Bahamian fare including cracked conch, conch fritters, conch salad, conch and fish tacos and many more. Many people say it is the best on the island and it is overall very highly rated!! Get it before she runs out!!
Big Daddy's Brown Conch / Da Conch Man ($5-$15) - Located in Count Basie Square in Port Lucaya Marketplace. Da Conch Man is a bright yellow colored shack with pink fascia right on the marina walkway. Many say "Da Conch Man" has the best conch in the islands. It has great food for reasonable prices including all of the Bahamian classics- Conch salad, conch fritters, roast conch and fried lobster. If you get there around lunch or dinner time be prepared to wait. Remember, long lines are a sign of very good food!
Coral Reef Beach Bar ($5-$25) - Beachfront restaurant and bar on Coral Beach. It is actually a poolside restaurant and bar at the Coral Beach Condos and you get there through the condo parking lot. Great all around food - Fish and chips, barbecue, cajun, Bahamian, burgers and sandwiches. Very highly rated for food and atmosphere. Typically open 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Cafe Breeze - In Port Lucaya Marketplace on the streetfront. Bistro-style food even including coconut french toast, coconut pancakes and omelets for breakfast and seafood, pasta, jerk chicken, steak and lobster, caesar salad with chicken, Wiener Schnitzel, Mahi Mahi, burgers and chowder for dinner. Resonable prices and a comfortable indoor / outdoor setting. Highly recommended especially for breakfast.
Becky's Restaurant - Located away from the main tourist areas and off of the Sunrise Highway at East Beach Drive, midway between Port Lucaya and downtown Freeport, this yellow-and-white restaurant serves authentic Bahamian Out-islands style cuisine offering a welcome dose of locals and visitors who appreciate more modest lifestyles. Breakfasts, served all day, can be either all-American or Bahamian. Also popular are the minced lobster, curried mutton, fish platters, baked or curried chicken, and conch salads.
Zorba's ($4-$30)- Not only local Bahamian food is available at Zorba's. American and Greek fare as well is available at their location in Port Lucaya Marketplace. Popular for both locals and tourists and as with the other local restaurants they sometimes operate on island time (slow). Great reviews for their food, especially for the Greek food. Might want to go elsewhere for breakfast though...