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Upstairs On the Bay

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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Bahamian
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King Road | Bell Channel Inn Hotel, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (Formerly Upstairs Restaurant & Bar at Bell Channel Inn)
+1 242-373-3622
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Description: Bell Channel Inn & Upstairs Restaurant & Bar is located on the third floor...
Bell Channel Inn & Upstairs Restaurant & Bar is located on the third floor of Bell Channel Inn hotel. The restaurant has an amazing view over the channel and when you stay at the Bell Channel Inn or dine Upstairs, the entire staff will treat you like family and give you the personal attention that you deserve. Our staff takes great pride in providing customers with excellent service in a clean and relaxing atmosphere, while offering delicious food at affordable prices. Upstairs is appropriate for any occasion; family dinners, candle lit dinner for two, birthdays, business lunches and we have a private room available for small functions.Upstairs is a full service restaurant and is open 7 days a week from 7:30 am-11 pm, with Happy Hour daily from 5-7pm, serving discounted drinks and a free appetizer in our “No Stress Zone”. Upstairs offers LIVE entertainment every Friday night with Keyboardist Patrick Boston, from 8pm - until...Enjoy Free wireless internet & convenient parking.Upstairs serves Bahamian, American & Italian dishes, we are particularly known for our delicious seafood. Our menu includes, but is not limited to: pancakes, eggs, boiled fish, conch dishes, sandwiches, Angus burgers, salads, chicken & fries, grilled salmon, pork chops, steak & Lobster.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Food on the Island!

beautiful little dining room with INCREDIBLE FOOD! The prices are great and the portions are HUGE! This is my favorite restaurant on the island, without a doubt! AWESOME!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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tampa
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

beautiful little dining room with INCREDIBLE FOOD! The prices are great and the portions are HUGE! This is my favorite restaurant on the island, without a doubt! AWESOME!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this small restaurant offers everything from great meals and drinks to superb service. I recommend it to any one looking for some place for a date night to simple casual meals . I always go back for more.

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Whitesburg, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Read about this place on TripAdvisor. This may be the first time that the reviews weren't even close to our experience. My wife and I were really looking forward to our dinner and our view of the water. Made reservations just to be on the safe side. We were seated right next to a large picture window giving us a... More 

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Oakland Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The views are excellent. The food was really good and the serving size was excellent. The coffee was wonderful, my husband and I are coffee drinkers and enjoyed it very much.

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Clendenin, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Highly recommend this for lunch and dinner. The prices seem a little high at first glance, but everything we've tried on the menu has been enough food for two people to split and still come away quite full. Breakfast was a little less stellar--smaller portions and still a high price. All the food tastes great, and the service is fantastic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Very friendly servers and wonderful atmosphere over looking the bay. The food was so good we went back the next night. Very fresh fish and the coconutJohnny Cakes were fabulous!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nice atmosphere, good service, good food, fair pricing. Coconut biscuits were delicious to start the meal. Food was cooked to order and special diets were accommodated. Nice view of the water in the main dining room.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nice restaurant on the Bell Channel with views of the channel. A little noisy, as the bar is in the restaurant also. Limited options on the menu, we had ribs ($15) that were tasty and tender - good portions, coconut shrimp not so good (batter too heavy), shrimp and grits - excellent, quite rich - Shamene was our server and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Overcast, windy, cool day. We decided to get away from our resort and it's mediocre food and took a taxi to the Bell Channel Inn for late lunch. Very polite waitress seated us promptly in the dining room overlooking the channel. Three of us ordered fish (Mahi Mahi and Snapper), and the fourth ordered pork chops. One individual has an... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very welcoming and polite waitress. We chose Mahi Mahi from the specials menu, cooked blackened. It was delicious. We were offered coconut Johnny cakes, also delicious. Very good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: King Road | Bell Channel Inn Hotel, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (Formerly Upstairs Restaurant & Bar at Bell Channel Inn)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Grand Bahama Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 242-373-3622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 36
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, International, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Bell Channel Inn & Upstairs Restaurant & Bar is located on the third floor of Bell Channel Inn hotel. The restaurant has an amazing view over the channel and when you stay at the Bell Channel Inn or dine Upstairs, the entire staff will treat you like family and give you the personal attention that you deserve. Our staff takes great pride in providing customers with excellent service in a clean and relaxing atmosphere, while offering delicious food at affordable prices. Upstairs is appropriate for any occasion; family dinners, candle lit dinner for two, birthdays, business lunches and we have a private room available for small functions.Upstairs is a full service restaurant and is open 7 days a week from 7:30 am-11 pm, with Happy Hour daily from 5-7pm, serving discounted drinks and a free appetizer in our “No Stress Zone”. Upstairs offers LIVE entertainment every Friday night with Keyboardist Patrick Boston, from 8pm - until...Enjoy Free wireless internet & convenient parking.Upstairs serves Bahamian, American & Italian dishes, we are particularly known for our delicious seafood. Our menu includes, but is not limited to: pancakes, eggs, boiled fish, conch dishes, sandwiches, Angus burgers, salads, chicken & fries, grilled salmon, pork chops, steak & Lobster.

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