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Best Restaurants in Nassau Bahamas

November 16, 2022 | hurricanehodev | Crew Amenities , Marina in Nassau

A Slice of Paradise for Foodies

There are many things to see and do on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, but the dining scene is not to be missed when visiting Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing. We’ve consulted foodies and local experts and picked a menu of eateries that are widely considered to be the best restaurants in Nassau, Bahamas, but you may have your favorites too. If you’ve never dined here, don’t leave without tasting some conch (pronounced “conk”), the islands’ signature dish, prepared in fritters, stew or salad.

Food lovers will find all their dreams fulfilled in Nassau Paradise Island. In the last several years, the choices have become more and more eclectic; you can kick back in shorts and sandals at a sidewalk café, nibble on treats from a food truck or enjoy world-class cuisine prepared by a renowned chef amid white-tablecloth elegance. Whatever you’re hungry for – from festive fish fry gatherings to joyful family meals and romantic evenings for two by sunset and starlight, it’s here for your dining pleasure. 

6 Best Restaurants in Nassau Bahamas

Arawak Cay

For a truly local dining experience, head to the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay. Here, you’ll find colorful restaurants and cafes serving up the freshest seafood and Bahamian dishes like cracked conch, conch salad, peas n’ rice, and much more.

Athena Cafe

This Greek spot is one of Nassau’s oldest restaurants and one of its most popular. There’s usually a line of hungry fans waiting to get in; expect a wait and an amazing experience once you’re at your table. And it needn’t be all Greek to you when it’s time to order. Athena serves classic Greek fare like calamari, spanakopita and gyro, but also offers Bahamian staples like conch fritters and grouper.

Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant

If you want authentic Bahamian food, this is the place. It’s featured on the Tru Bahamian Food Tour, serving such island classics as macaroni and cheese, peas n’ rice, and, of course, conch. It’s off the beaten path but worth the search.

Café Madeline

This chic indoor/outdoor spot is inspired by the charming cafés of Paris. Stop here for breakfast, a light lunch, or a little snack. Menu stars include pastries, quiche and crafted coffees.

Café Matisse

Named for the legendary artist whose prints adorn the walls, this lovely restaurant serves Italian cuisine in a century-old building. Got a date you want to woo? Dine under the stars on the romantic verandah.


Savor the tastes of Mexico steps from Cable Beach at Costa. This beautiful restaurant and bar at Rosewood Baha Mar serves lunch, light bites, and dinners, all within Costa’s unique setting with waterside cabanas and a memorable atmosphere.

You don’t need a table to dine deliciously; try the creative, casual fare of the food trucks on Cable Beach. Colorful vintage-inspired Airstream campers serve everything from hot dogs to tacos, margaritas, and more.

Frankie Gone Bananas

The best way to experience this classic Bahamian eatery is to stop by for the Friday night Fish Fry. What to choose? For seafood, you can’t go wrong with the cracked conch or fresh lobster tail. Macaroni and cheese is another local favorite, as well as fried plantains. Frankie has a second location at Marina Village in Atlantis, so you won’t have to go far without another taste.

Graycliff Hotel

The stately and beautiful Graycliff Hotel in downtown Nassau serves 300 years of thrilling history along with a menu of savory cuisine. Originally a pirate haven, it evolved into a chic celebrity hangout and finally one of Nassau’s most beloved attractions. It boasts the Caribbean’s first five-star restaurant, a chocolatier, a cigar company and one of the world’s most extensive wine cellars – holding over $20 million worth of wine and the collection features wine from over 5,000 vintners across 20 countries.

Humidor Churrascaria

Located inside Graycliff Hotel, this casual, family-friendly eatery specializes in the centuries-old Brazilian style of grilling meat and cutting it right at your table. 

Louis & Steens

Combining the Caribbean beauty of the Bahamas with the charm of New Orleans, Louis & Steen’s is the first specialty coffee shop in Nassau Paradise Island. Stop here for a taste of New Orleans, a delicious cup of coffee and a breathtaking waterfront view.

Sun & Ice at The Coral

The newly renovated The Coral at Atlantis is chic, colorful, and full of Caribbean charm. At the center of this impressive space is Sun & Ice, a gelateria inspired by the colors and flavors of The Bahamas. Helmed by local chef Wayne Moncur, it serves iced desserts flavored with island ingredients like guava, mango and avocado.

Viola’s Bar and Grill

For a truly laid-back atmosphere where you’ll feel like one of the family, head to Viola’s Bar and Grill at Sunrise Beach Club and Villas. This casual spot serves up simple breakfast, lunch, and dinner options daily with the beautiful backdrop of Cabbage Beach just outside.

New Gourmet Options on Paradise Island

Fine dining is well represented in Nassau, Bahamas, and Paradise Island has several delicious possibilities.

Asian Grill

If you’re in the mood for delicious and creative Asian cuisine, look no further than Asian Grill, a new poolside bar and grill serving up Asian fusion entrees and finger foods on Paradise Island. Located in the redesigned Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina and near the new Residences of Paradise Landing, this eatery is already generating buzz — and filling stomachs — since opening in The Bahamas in July 2022.

Café Boulud

The Bahamas brings the celebrated seasonal French cuisine of internationally renowned Chef Daniel Boulud to the Caribbean. Featuring classic French influences, the menu highlights traditional dishes. In addition, it draws inspiration from Boulud’s four culinary muses: La Tradition, La Saison, La Mer, and Le Voyage, focusing on delicious local seafood and fresh vegetables unique to Nassau. The dining room features an elegant and inviting atmosphere, including comfortable booth seating, making Café Boulud The Bahamas the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic evening or begin the day with a delightful French twist. 

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort

DUNE is an acclaimed restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges. Perched atop a white sand bluff affording dramatic ocean views, it offers diners a number of signature à-la-carte dishes for breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, delightful French-Asian cuisine featuring fresh seafood and a touch of Bahamian spice.

Wild Thyme

This sophisticated restaurant has reopened and is accepting reservations. While the building looks slightly different, the food is as delicious as ever. Local foodies swear by the spiced chicken wings with the chef’s signature goat and guava hot sauce, which is just as delicious as it sounds. As at most restaurants in the Bahamas, the conch fritters are also delectable here.

best restaurants in Nassau Bahamas

Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing: A Prestigious Yacht Destination

A day or evening at one of these dining destinations should be part of anyone’s visit to the Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing. Recently given a state-of-the-art redesign, the marina has created the ultimate yachting community in Paradise Landing. In addition, it offers an impressive array of services, starting with 24-hour security and including in-slip fueling, WiFi and direct internet fiber. 

Off the yacht, the marina offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, swimming pools, private meeting spaces and charter management services. In addition, yacht captains and crews can relax or energize at their own dedicated pool, lounge and gym facilities, a unique feature of the Hurricane Hole marina.

It’s the perfect home to return to after dining at the best restaurants in Nassau, Bahamas. Call 242-603-1950 to learn more today.