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Bahamian Cookin' Restaurant & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Bahamian Cookin Restaurant & Bar is Nassau's oldest Bahamian Restaurant,specializing in authentic Bahamian Cuisine.Owned and operated by 3 generations of Bahamian women, this local establishment has been providing Bahamians and tourists with flavorful Bahamian Cuisine for over 29 years.
$4 - $40
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked at several reviews and asked locals in the Straw Market before selecting this restaurant. We have enjoyed Bahamian specialties since first visiting these islands more than forty years ago. Their conch chowder and jonnie cake were the best! The cracked conch and coleslaw...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KD4ML
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a food tour and returned a couple days later. Best conch fritters I had during my brief stay. Really enjoyed everything I ate here. My only complaint is that they are not open really for dinner. I probably would have had at...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Nassau, our first stop is here for conch salad, conch fritters and Gumbay Smash! Best conch fritters on the island. The staff is always very friendly and it's very affordable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tamara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a food tour. If you are looking for something truly Bahamian and is off the tourist walking path this is your spot. Fried conch and the steamed chicken dish was awesome. Locally owned and operated! Mrs Wallis the owner is pleasant and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Munchies1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best goombay smash I've ever had. Decent food and great staff. The conch was fresh and I was surprised that the restaurant was pretty empty because it was soooo good. Can't wait to come back in the future.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank boricuamuzik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a food tour and had an early lunch that was quite good. Chicken, baked Mac and Cheese, Peas, Plantains and Potatoes and each had it's own distinctive taste.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gary T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the prime rib. It was good. It was served with creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding. An enjoyable combination.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank estes1way
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite was the roux-based conch chowder and steamed (think stewed) chicken. The place is small--expect a wait at busy times--but worth the time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank drcats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locally owned restaurant serves traditional Bahamanian fare. The steamed Bahamian chicken was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Claudia B
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch based on the reviews on this site and it did not disappoint. Though the outside of the place is low key, the inside was super clean and welcoming. Service was great and the food was amazing. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nicole R
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March 29, 2018|
Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
This location was well attended during lunch but there was still ample seating. I would call the restaurant to make sure but during the week you should be okay. Weekends may be different. Enjoy! They have awesome food!
April 2, 2015|
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Response from 130luciad |
Yes, conch salads looks like ceviche. They have lobster salads, steamed fishes, BBQ chicken, mac and cheese, rice and peas. I will post pictures.
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