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Houseman On The Bay Bar & Restaurant

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Mount Thompson, George Town, Great Exuma
242-345-7070
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food

Food is very good and a great value. amazing ocean views from the deck. Best for lunch. Dinner time is frequented by locals to have some drinks and the place is a bit dark at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Tulsa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Food is very good and a great value. amazing ocean views from the deck. Best for lunch. Dinner time is frequented by locals to have some drinks and the place is a bit dark at night.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We rented a cottage about 1 mile from Houseman on the Bay. Ordered their fish for takeout several nights during our stay. The price was good and so was the food. Not much for sit down; but great place for takeout.

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Not a big tourist spot, but the waitress was very nice and the food was decent. Heavily fried food, but good if you want to get off the beaten path and watch some Bahamian news at the bar. They have a huge party deck on the beachfront, but you have to eat inside due to the flies.

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Great Exuma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This bar was more for locals not for tourists, great location though, needs updating inside looking tired

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I'm a native Floridan, and have had my share of group. Houseman literally had the best grouper I have ever had in my entire life! Went there twice within a couple days while staying in Exuma. LOVED IT! You gotta stop here!

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed at the Exuma Palms hotel and one day for lunch, we walked about 20 minutes up the road (towards George Town) to Houseman's. We had a very nice lunch in a clean restaurant with good service. It was hot, so we didn't sit outside, but at cooler times of the day, the outside seating is great with exceptional... More 

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Luray VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My fiance and I had dinner here on 3 different days. He had the snapper meal and i had the fried chicken meal the first day. It was fresh and was a good amount of food at a good price. We had the lobster dinner the next two days. I LOVED it. I'd never had fried lobster pieces before and... More 

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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

When our plane was delayed, we asked some local airport employees a good place to go to on the water that wasn't too far from the airport to hang out at and eat lunch while we were waiting for our plane to arrive. Everyone said go to Houseman. We were so glad we did. A stunning location on the water... More 

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Bahamas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Nice view of the ocean and food was very tasty! Try the crack conch or shrimp...both very good, and they give you lots of food. Service was as expected for such a place in the islands, but be careful that you are not overcharged. Ask prices (especially for drinks...$10 for regular drinks is a bit much.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stopped here because everything else was closed, and it had been a long day. Everyone was ready for a rum something. The people were very friendly, the drinks were average but in the $10 a drink price range.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mount Thompson, George Town, Great Exuma
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 242-345-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bahamian

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