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Big D's Conch Stop

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| Spot No. 2, Government Dock, Great Exuma
242/358-0059
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 14
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Slow, but worth it

Every meal in Exuma is slow. You just have to factor that in. This place has atmosphere out the wazoo, a very warm vibe (seems to be essentially a multi-generational family enterprise). Setting is right on a beautiful beach. We were advised to order items that were "off da grill" which meant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
joeblitzflick
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San Francisco
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great conch salad! Made to order! Also a must try is their blackened conch - excellent! Great food, view and people! Big D is very friendly and welcoming. Will return again next year!

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Beverly Hills, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The place is definitely on island time, so don't go if you want to get in and out quick. But, with the view, who cares how long you have to wait? The waiters are friendly, and you can watch the divers jump into the sea and pull your conch fresh out of the water. The snapper is yummy, and the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

great food, great scenery, friendly staff! Very slow service, you can't be in a rush... but you're on vacation!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was a sunday and most places on the island are closed at night. Happen to pass this restaurant and noticed it was open!! glad we did! Its right on the beach, it was nighttime but you could hear the waves crashing!! The young waiter was polite and attentive. Yes the food takes awhile but remember you are on island... More 

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San Francisco
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Every meal in Exuma is slow. You just have to factor that in. This place has atmosphere out the wazoo, a very warm vibe (seems to be essentially a multi-generational family enterprise). Setting is right on a beautiful beach. We were advised to order items that were "off da grill" which meant cooked on a grill but in a foil... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This cute beachside cafe was the perfect stop for lunch. We met Big D and were pleased to buy one of his shirts, since My boyfriend is called Big D by his sons.

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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We usually stop at Big D's while on Exuma. Love this colorful building, right on the beach!! The people are so friendly here,...always eager to please!! When we have eaten here, the service is a little slow,....and our group received their meals at different times. That was the only downfall, I wish they could serve everyone's meals at the same... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were a party a 5 people and none of us ate at the same time.The service was too long. 1 hour between the first dish and the last one who ate alone! Food is really not terrible.Only nice part was Tony who was very pleasant!! If you are hungry just past your way ..

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Chatham, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Best food we've had on any island. Salad was great as was fried. Portions big. Worth standing in line and watch your lunch being prepared. Spend the $$to go downtown just for this!! Don't expect a restaurant--just a stand then sit in open area. Found on trip advisor before we cruised and SO GLAD WE DID! An absolute must!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Last year (February 2014) we ate here several times. Food was great, service fine, view beautiful and the value was good. The only thing that is the same this year is that the view is still beautiful. This year (February 2015) the food was mediocre at best (grouper fingers were tasteless with excessive batter, salad was limp and whole snapper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Spot No. 2, Government Dock, Great Exuma
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: 242/358-0059

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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