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Billy Joe's On the Beach

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Lucaya, Freeport, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
(305) 735-8267
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best conch salad on the island!

The conch salad was so good that we returned twice after the first visit! It's a must stop on your trip to the island! Also had the grouper and cracked conch. Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Dana F
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The conch salad was so good that we returned twice after the first visit! It's a must stop on your trip to the island! Also had the grouper and cracked conch. Yum!

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful views! Yummy Pina Colada's, Best conch fritters I had on the Island. Looking forward to returning on my next cruise.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ordered grilled lobster from here, it was ok. It is fresh and cooked well, but they only give you the lobster tail instead of the whole thing and it is on the expensive side. There is a better one at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed the conch salad and fry – very fresh and you can watch the preparation process if you wish. They stopped giving the customers the conch shells (as they did before) because they use them now to make jewelry or to sell separately. The views are very nice. We had a good experience but it is pricy.

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Gill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As you sit on a stool facing the ocean and sipping a drink the staff deliver a conch salad which is fantastic. All fresh. The path to the bar is next to the police station on the ocean side just a short walk from the Lucayan Marketplace. It is the public access and worth the small effort.

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Billy Joe's is the stereotypical Bahamas beachside bar and grill...definitely a must visit if you're on the island. The view is wonderful...its a great spot to sit, relax, and drink rum drinks! However, the food is just average, and pretty expensive. Admittedly, neither my wife nor myself and conch, which appears to be what he is known for. We both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those places that you can't miss visiting...it would be like going to Rome and not eating Italian food. It is super authentic and right on the beach. We had the conch salad - very fresh and tasty! It was a great, relaxed atmosphere with fun music and a beautiful view of the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The view is amazing. The drinks are huge. A local brought up a star fish for my son to look at. Will be a stop every time we visit <3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm going back to freeport in a month , I live in England and the first place to eat and atmosphere I will go to is here. I started going to billy joe's 15 years ago when it was just a shack with billy joe himself. Sadly he died recently but his son david and the rest of the team... More 

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Davie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Whenever I'm in the Bahamas I make it my mission to find conch.. Good fresh conch... The conch salad here was amazing!!!! So fresh and flavorful!!! Probably some of the best conch salad I've had... I think the portion was enough for 2... I couldn't finish it all... And then there was the rum punch. Which was exactly that! Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lucaya, Freeport, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Grand Bahama Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: (305) 735-8267

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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