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Bahamian Cookin' Restaurant & Bar

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Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian
As featured in Best Food in Nassau
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Trinity Place | Downtown opp.The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island (Formerly Bahamian Kitchen)
+1 242-328-0334
11:30 - 16:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this on TripAdvisor and went off to find it. It is in the business district and doesn't have a splashy store front. Inside it is a very nice locals place and would probably be busy for weektime lunch. It was mid afternoon when we went and we were the last customers of the day. The food looks nice,... More 

Thank Cliff T
Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific family run restaurant (3 generations) with delicious local fare. We visited as part of our Food and Culture Tour and went back the next day for lunch. Conch soup and fritters, steamed chicken, macaroni bake and plantains were delicious. Not fancy, just tasty local fare!

Thank Sandy S
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Nassau we wanted to try a local restaurant that featured local food. We found the Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant and Bar. It isn’t on Bay Street so it isn’t listed in most of the guides that are given out. I had a Bahama Mama that was good. For lunch we had the Conch Chowder, the Conch Salad and the... More 

Thank bobwoster
Stanardsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Only had the conch fritters, but they were worth the visit! AND very cheap. Would go back again if visiting Nassau.

Thank Dianne S
Belleair Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were in Nassau while on a cruise and looking for a good spot for lunch. This is a small family run restaurant that serves real Bahamian food that is fresh and well prepared. They have a full bar and the service could not have been better. Get off the main tourist strip and eat some great food at this... More 

Thank Beachbenz63
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped here on a food tour and were very impressed. This family run operation has mostly local Bahamian style food. We had meal that included: The best conch fritters ever!; "steamed chicken (which is much tastier than it sounds); Baked mac & cheese; and Fried plantains. Everything was delicious. This is a definite stop when in Nassau.

Thank St_Nick61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I along with friends were staying in the Cable Beach area resort Bluewater. They recommend the food tour. The Bahamian Cookin' (Bahamian Kitchen to locals) was the first stop. They started us with conch fritters and finish with chicken, plantains, coleslaw, and peas and rice. You need to stop by here is staying on the island or... More 

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Paradise, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped in for lunch and it was excellent. We recommend the cracked conch, peas and rice and macaroni. The conch salad wasn't my favorite but that may be just my taste. This lovely restaurant is only 2 blocks walk from the main drag in downtown Nassau. It's clean and the staff were very welcoming. Large plates of food; my... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I've tried several dishes from Bahamian Cookin' over the years. I've never had a bad experience. They usually have authentic Bahamian breakfast that is usually good and tourists seem to be fond of it.

1 Thank Tae_Aylise
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed lunch here while walking around downtown. Fair price, plenty of space, and the bbq chicken was great! Cracked conch was OK, and the conch salad was good. Have a Kalik to drink for best results.

Thank PeterWhimsy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinity Place | Downtown opp.The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island (Formerly Bahamian Kitchen)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: +1 242-328-0334
Bahamian Cookin Restaurant & Bar is Nassau's oldest Bahamian Restaurant,specializing in authentic Bahamian Cuisine.Owned and operated by 3 generations of Bahamian women, this local establishment has been providing Bahamians and tourists with flavorful Bahamian Cuisine for over 29 years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?