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Houseman On The Bay Bar & Restaurant

Caribbean, Bahamian
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Mount Thompson, George Town, Great Exuma
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Inexpensive food and a fabulous view

Great place for an inexpensive takeaway or sit on the deck and watch the ocean whilst you eat and enjoy a cold beer 😊

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great place for an inexpensive takeaway or sit on the deck and watch the ocean whilst you eat and enjoy a cold beer 😊

Thank Patrisha_10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Go for the view and the cold beer. Eat somewhere else. Fries were so greasy they were like rubber. The shrimp was ok at best. Food is expensive everywhere, so I wouldn't recommend eating here.

Thank howdyall18
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

Thank MauiTulsa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nik S
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank dukie01
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!

Thank julie6bandy
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank ddocean
Luray VA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Angieb01
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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 

Thank Melissa S
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17 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank bahagals

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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: Caribbean, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene


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