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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 2
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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
Great location

I visited this past weekend and ended up by the beach as it was too windy and cold and all cruise excursions had been canceled. The location was great, beer prices were reasonable. I was not able to try their food as by the time I wanted a conch salad they had no conch left.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gretchen A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this past weekend and ended up by the beach as it was too windy and cold and all cruise excursions had been canceled. The location was great, beer prices were reasonable. I was not able to try their food as by the time I wanted a conch salad they had no conch left.

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Thank Gretchen A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the conch salad and a local sands beer. Both really good. The price was right and the service was great. It you run into a bartender names Alex let him know Heidi says hi. He was very friendly and kept me company while my friend was out in the water. They only stay open til 5 pm. I... More 

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Thank Batcheidi
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Billy Joes on the Beach supposedly serves true Bahamian cuisine. We had a hot dog and fries. Almost $10 each. The location is great, on the beach and the service is good but the food is expensive and not that great.

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Thank Dianne_from_Calgary
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rugby boys visit Freeport every April from Ottawa, and this is a mandatory stop on tour! The beverages and fried seafood make the stop more than worthwhile, the locals are friendly and welcoming, and the view from the patio is pretty incredible!

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Thank Gary T
Palm Bay, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down the Public Beach Access walkway, behind the bus stop just outside of the Port Lucaya Marketplace, is the small outdoor restaurant that is superb. Fine dining, no, but great food and drinks right on the ocean.

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Thank Angelo B
London, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this gem from a friend from Tennessee. It's about 2 beaches down from Taino beach. You can also go parasailing on that beach. If you go to the Port Lacaya market walk down to the Police station and turn left to the path on the beach. It's close to the Memories Resort. It's very casual you go... More 

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Thank MAK68
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great conch salad!! Make sure to get there before about 3ish because they run out of conch at the end of the day. Beautiful view of the beach and a nice place to kick back and enjoy a beer and relax. Nice people, good service, good food and fairly affordable for island prices.

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Thank Kelsey_piper
Alpharetta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Fantastic. Conch is great. Mama's nicely made and of course the service of Samuel. He is a nice person na d host. Alex is also great. Keep it up and keep the authentic look and food.

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Thank Chandan D
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Really, just a dump. We walked down the beach, struggled through the rocks and other barriers to find Billy Joe's. Total waste of time on our part. Had one drink each, and left. The drinks were weak and the facility was terrible.

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Thank Spanish B
Lucaya
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We love Billy Joe's - classic cracked conch and NOBODY DOES IT BETTER! Super-Delicious, located in one of the most picturesque places in the world!.

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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: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?