Where to Eat in Exuma
Where to eat in Exuma. Great Exuma and Little Exuma have an extensive array of Restaurants. Sufficient for you to eat out every night at a different location for over two weeks. They vary in style from beachside shacks to high end luxury settings with five star gourmet fare. Below is a list in no particular order:
Restaurants in Exuma
Where to eat in Exuma is one question we are always asked. One of the most important parts of any vacation must be sampling the local cuisine, especially when traveling in a foreign land. Great Exuma and its sister island Little Exuma are no exception to this important aspect of your vacation and our dining page is intended to provide you with a guide to the local and international fare that is there to tickle your taste buds.
Santanna's Beachside Bar & Grill
One of the most popular restaurants in Exuma is Santanna’s. On the Northshore in Williamstown at the Eastern end of Little Exuma. Dee has a great reputation for her rich sea food and her smiling personality. Ask to see her picture album of the stars of Pirates of the Caribbean, who would eat here at the end of a day filming on nearby Sandy Cay. Dee’s menu specializes in freshly caught fish and lobster caught by her fisherman husband Edgar. If you are there at around 6 you may see them feed the food scraps into the ocean and watch the sharks in a feeding frenzy. The restaurant is open Tuesdays to Saturdays and serves until 6pm. It’s always best to phone first at 345 4102.
Then pop next door to meet her mother who still bakes at Mums Bakery despite her senior years
Where to eat in Exuma? The answer must include Tropic Breeze. Kristont, the owner and chef of Tropic Breeze is a professionally trained chef and his food demonstrates his unique skills. Located directly overlooking the beach in a beautiful setting in Williamstown on Little Exuma. Because your host is a popular chef, often booked for private functions, we recommend you phone to book on 336 3800.
Chat N Chill
On Stocking Island on a beautiful soft sand beach is Chat N Chill. Open daily from 11am until 7pm. owned and operated by K.B. (Kenneth Bowe). Famous for the pig roast every Sunday when the beach gets crowded. Also has a conch salad bar, a local delicacy, and the left over scraps are what keeps a family of very tame Sting Rays offshore. Get the water taxi from George Town dock. 504 5100.
Big D's Bar and Grill
Located on the beach at Steventon. Renown for Daren’s conch salad. 358 0059.
Lumina Point is one of the newer restaurants in Exuma, located on Stocking Island and overlooking Elizabeth Harbour and part of a resort. Get the water taxi as your designated driver to this luxury five star setting.
St Frances Restaurant
Located on Stocking Island and overlooking Elizabeth Harbour. One of the best Cracked Conch dishes in Exuma. Open daily from noon. 557 9629
Located on the southshore of Elizabeth Harbour about one mile from George Town. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 336 2251
Located on the southside of Elizabeth Harbour about a mile west of George Town and part of Palm Bay .
Restaurant is a sports bar and includes a pool table. Their pizza is recommended. 336 3587
Shirleys Bar and Grill at Fish Shacks
One of the Fish Shacks located half a mile west of George Town. Owner Shirley has built a great reputation for excellent food at good prices. We recommend Shirley’s as a stop on way from the airport if you are hungry.
Open from 11.30am to 9.30pm 336 3737. Closed Thursdays
Located by a beautiful beach in Rolle Ville at the Western end of Exuma. Elvis and Mary Anne offer a buffet lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to take your swim gear and ask about their trip to see their pigs. 345 6244
Blu on the Water
Blu On The Water is in Rolle Town. Between Master Harbour and Rolle Town settlement, about five miles East of George Town. As you arrive at Blu your reaction will also be “Wow”. The view that faces you is the restaurant on your left, but your eyes will be drawn to the Ocean. It’s truly is a World class setting, it’s stunning. To your right is Man O War Cay and directly in front is one of Exuma’s favorite tourist attractions, the Large sandbar that appears at low tide and extends for about half a mile. Left of the sandbar the Ocean colors change from white to pale blue to darker blue, as your eye travels westward you look into Elizabeth Harbour and its tantalizing line of offshore islands. ….The view is simply stunning
Having taken the obligatory photos, it’s time to turn you attention to the restaurant. As you enter this new building you will be greeted by the friendly smiling staff and shown to one of dozen or so tables, all with views of the Ocean. Sip your favorite cocktail or a cold beer while you study the menu. The cuisine is international fare and prepared in the brand new kitchen under the watchful eye of your host Ty.
Blu on the Water is open daily from 11.30 through till 10 pm. I personally recommend you pick a time when the light allows you to fully appreciate the view. If you want a quality souvenir of your visit, there are tee shirts and labelled Tiki insulated mugs.
phone 242 807 9265 for a reservation.
The Rusty Anchor is a luxury setting in the February Point development. It is open to non residents. Beautiful location on the edge of Elizabeth Harbour. 336 2400
Catch A Fire
Catch A Fire is located on the southside of the Exuma. Famous for the sunsets as well as its food.
Closed during 2018 for renovations. 524 8318
Exuma Beach Resort
The Lattitudes bar serves snacks and the hotel restaurant is open to visitors. Located on the southern shore of Elizabeth Harbour. 336 0059
Palapa Grill is located at Grand Isle , adjacent to Sandals Resort some 20 minute drive North of George Town. Sit in the shade overlooking the swimming pool and the Ocean and enjoy one of their barbecued delights. 358 5000
On the Queens Highway just before Steventon. A beachside open restaurant by a beautiful beach. 358 5229
Kermit's Airport Lounge
As its name implies, Kermit’s Airport Lounge is located directly opposite the departure lounge of Exuma International Airport, making it the ideal place to have that last Kalik, or something more substantial. 345 0444
Club Yolo Grill
Located at The Palms Hotel around halfway between the Airport turn and Sandals, this restaurant serves Bahamian fare. If you are into Karaoke, then arrive on Tuesday, or if BBQ is more to your liking then visit on Saturday. 358 4040
Peace and Plenty
The Peace and Plenty is the oldest hotel in Exuma and located in George Town.
The restaurant is open to non residents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 336 2551
Driftwood Cafe & Pizza
Centrally located in George Town this cafe opens at 8a.m in the morning and closes by 6pm Monday to Saturday. Later in 2019 they intend to stay open later to 9 pm and specialize with pizzas.
Their specialities are pizzas, Empanadas, coffees and teas with indoor and outdoor seating. 336 3800
Shoreline is located at the western end of Exuma at Rolleville by the beach add offers mainly fish and Bahamian fare.
Peace & Plenty Beach Bar
Now P&P have taken over the eco friendly resort of Higgins Landing, again on Stocking Island. While the cottages are being renovated, the new P&P Beach Bar has been constructed. With a fully stocked bar in the capable hands of Wizard, and the BBQ ably controlled by Jerome, and the whole enterprise managed by Greg. So great burgers and generous drinks at reasonable prices, What more could you want? How about the softest, safest white sand beach you could imagine with sunbeds and umbrellas and rental paddleboards to explore. All this in the protected calm waters of Elizabeth Harbour.
Take the water taxi or rent a boat from Minns Water Sports and have a fun day out, Sun, Sand, Music ( a little on the load side for my tastes, but I’m an old fart!).
So welcome to the Peace and Plenty Beach Bar, keep the Kaliks cold, the burgers hot and the beach pristine. Good Luck Guys! May you prosper and grow like Dora-Lee from years ago