Truth be told:
This isn’t like the other lists of restaurants in Nassau.
But here’s the deal:
If there is one thing that I can say about the Bahamas, I would say that the Bahamian food is different in taste, yet sends powerful waves of cravings throughout your taste buds every time you take a bite.
Now the question is:
“Where do I go to eat yummy local food in Nassau?”
Fear not. I’m here to save your stomach from eating itself!
Here’s a list of the all-time best restaurants in Nassau, Bahamas that were suggested to me by the friendly locals that call Nassau their tropical paradise.
Best Restaurants in Nassau
1. Seafood Haven
Seafood Haven is popular among tourists and locals.
Located on the harbor, you get to enjoy freshly caught seafood with an amazing view of the water.
Natives and tourists alike flock to this haven of seafood because they serve some of the best conch fritters in all of Nassau.
The way I found out about this was simply searching “places to eat in Nassau” and came across this beauty.
Additionally, if you are hanging around Fish Fry, they have another restaurant called Anchorage. It still serves the same food as Seafood Haven, but they just altered the name and view.
2. Da Out Island Lounge Ltd.
The reason why I love this restaurant in Nassau is that not many tourists know about this place.
I met this really friendly local who took us to Da Out Island Lounge for breakfast.
Upon arriving, I noticed that it was a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Didn’t look fancy, and if anything, I started feeling skeptical about the whole situation.
I think you can agree with me when I say:
A restaurants credibility and trust dramatically increase if the outside looks appealing. I mean, appealing items seem more trustworthy than run down restaurants that are located in sketchy areas.
But here’s the deal:
We buy Apple laptops because they are known for their incredible design and build. However, we won’t buy a laptop that was built with a flimsy material.
But, Da Out Island Lounge and its comfortable atmosphere, yet informal exterior surprised me.
Do you know the phrase: “Don’t judge a book by its cover?”
Well, don’t judge Da Out Island Lounge’s cover because inside those pages beholds an authentic Bahamian meal that can’t be recreated anywhere else.
This is the best restaurant to eat at if you’re looking to experience authentic Bahamian cuisine.
My recommendation: Mackerel with Grits
Mackerel and Grits are commonly served for breakfast in the Bahamas.
I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant about this meal. Mackerel and grits for breakfast? What happened to the pancakes and syrup?
However, to my shallow, short-minded self, mackerel and grits were the perfect balance of flavors. The salty mackerel was subdued by the soft flavor of grits which resulted in a blast of odd, but mouth watering flavors.
3. Seafront Sushi
OHHHHHH you’re gonna love this one!
Literally, every single local mentioned Seafront Sushi as being the best restaurant in Nassau.
I was looking for a sushi restaurant because I was craving some sushi LOL. And the first place that came up was Seafront Sushi.
I got lucky.
Through the door, the waiting room awaits with tons and tons of locals waiting for their take-out. To the right, Bahamian artists that make delicious sushi rolls that fill your mouth with invigorating flavor.
Continuing inside the restaurant, you see the magic that Seafront Sushi produces. Locals and the very few tourists that know about this place were munching on the sushi rolls that were carefully set on a plate.
It was like I flew to Japan in 3 seconds!
Looking at the menu, you’re completely baffled.
“Everything looks sooooo yummy, what do I choose?”
Well, I understand you!
It’s like you’re reading a novel! So many words, and not enough pictures. LOL.
My recommendation: ask your waiter for recommendations.
The workers there are super friendly and joke around a lot, which makes the atmosphere even more exciting and welcoming!
I’m being serious: they are super friendly!
P.S. You will have to wait a while for your food so make sure to NOT show up when you’re starving like I did. If you’re going on a Friday or during the weekend prepare for the worst because locals typically order their food to go, so the chefs have to accommodate to them first.
I didn’t really want to put this on this list of the all-time best restaurants in Nassau because of how expensive it is. According to locals, it can go from $130-$150 per person!
Yea, you read that correctly. PER PERSON.
However, it seems that locals will guide you to this restaurant for two reasons since they are unique.
- Cuban cigars are made from scratch by Cuban workers.
- Graycliff has a winery that has been preserving and aging the great quality wine.
I wanted to come to the Graycliff for dessert because they have their own creamery but to my dismay, I was denied entry.
Why was I denied entry?
Because I wasn’t wearing the right attire.
I guess I totally lost sight of the fact that this is an upscale restaurant and you MUST come dressed appropriately, and not in shorts and a regular t-shirt.
I know you guys won’t come to eat at Graycliff. I know you won’t and don’t worry, neither did I.
It just so happens that you will hear this restaurant come about when asking locals for recommendations to eat in Nassau. And out of all the locals, I asked, 90% of them recommended we go to Graycliff.
Whether you are looking to buy an authentic cigar or buy some ice cream, please show up dressed properly. Or else they won’t allow you to enter.
Best Restaurants at Fish Fry (Nassau)
1. Twin Brothers
More like, double tastiness!
A local I met at Fish Fry recommended I come eat here as it’s one of the favored restaurants for locals to dine at.
2. Frankie Gone Bananas
Frankie Gone Bananas?
You’re going to go bananas for this place!
As you’re walking up a staircase to enter the actual restaurant, which is upstairs, you immediately start getting excited over the friendly locals.
But here’s the kicker:
Once you sit down and order you food, that’s when you lose all your shit!
My recommendation: Scorched Conch
According to the waiter, scorched conch is the way locals like to eat conch. It’s the most authentic way to prepare the delicacy.
Best Restaurant on Paradise Island (Nassau)
1. Seafire Steakhouse
Seafire Steakhouse is a restaurant on Paradise Island that was recommended to me by a security guard that worked at the Atlantis.
After work, he typically goes to eat dinner there and considers it a really good restaurant in the Village.
Seafire Steakhouse promises every customer rich, smoked, seared, mouth watering, and inviting flavors.
Inside, you will find large chandeliers that sparkle on the ceiling and mosaic floors painted with vibrant colors that make the whole room come to life.
However, this is another restaurant in Nassau that you need to come dressed appropriately since it wants to promote its sense of a modern steakhouse.
I hope you enjoyed the all-time best restaurants in Nassau.
The Nassau restaurants serve nothing less than authentic Bahamian food. So, no matter where you go, you will always get a taste of genuine cuisine.
The bottom line?
This isn’t like the rest of those lists that name restaurants in Nassau.
This is a list that names restaurants that were recommended to me by numerous locals that I made friends with in Nassau.
Do you recommend any places I eat in the Bahamas?
If so, let me know in the comments!!