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Bahamian Cookin' Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€Caribbean, , Seafood
Trinity Place | Downtown opp.The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-328-0334
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steamed chicken” (32 reviews)
“plantains” (42 reviews)
“peas” (54 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bahamian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Trinity Place | Downtown opp.The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was perfect for our group of 14 people. Service was really good, food was excellent. Close to the port. Recommended

Thank JCAtlanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place wandering around shopping and IT WAS FABULOUS. my husband and I are traveling with 6 teenage girls. They were all happy with their food. I had the grouper fingers and they were the best I have ever had (and I really...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Well, we walked through the city looking for a place to eat and we found the Bahamian Cookin Restaurant. Prices are low compared to other restaurants, especially on Paradise Island. The food was good nothing fancy more traditional. Staff was very friendly, and overall a...More

1  Thank swingtrader
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Great food, good service, and very important, clean, well tended bathrooms. The restaurant will book dinners for large groups, just give them a couple of days advanced notice.

1  Thank lalastcorosama472018
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I found this on Trip Advisor and our family decided to try something different after dozens of trips to Nassau. It was delightful! It was clean and the food and portions were great. Prices reasonable. Two of us shared the seafood platter which came with...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We found this place following a sign in downtown Nassau. The prices were very reasonable for Nassau and inside it looked clean. Its right across the street from the beautiful Bahamian Central Bank. My fried chicken was delicious but the chicken tenders were your standard...More

Thank Ever F
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We came here twice while on the island and honestly if it weren't for our desire to try other places we could have eaten here daily. Ms Wallace is a gem. Her story is amazing and makes you want to support her business even more....More

2  Thank Lauralux
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Found this place searching the web. A bit hard to find but we made it. Outside does not look to good and inside does not look so good but boy once you look at their menu and then get the food you will be amazed....More

Thank jodpro
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We went to this restaurant on a food tour. The history behind this place is pretty amazing (I won't spoil it). This woman worked her butt off to get the restaurant off the ground and that alone is worth 5 stars. My husband really enjoyed...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 22 April 2018

What a surprise - The food was outstanding and the owner was a gracious, welcoming host. Try the steamed chicken or the conch fritters. The ambiance inside is very dark, but the flavors are wildly light and fresh. Definitely a place to try!

Thank NJB796
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Pamela N
29 March 2018|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
This location was well attended during lunch but there was still ample seating. I would call the restaurant to make sure but during the week you should be okay. Weekends may be different. Enjoy! They have awesome food!
2 April 2015|
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Response from Lucia D |
Yes, conch salads looks like ceviche. They have lobster salads, steamed fishes, BBQ chicken, mac and cheese, rice and peas. I will post pictures.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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