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Houseman On The Bay Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Bahamian, Caribbean, Seafood, Pub
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Mount Thompson, George Town, Great Exuma
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Darlington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a reasonable place to get takeout or to bring your food to the back deck. The portion size is enough for 2! There is no longer a "restaurant" on site, only a "takeout" window. The view back on the deck is spectacular. Best thing about this place is the welcoming atmosphere set by the owner and staff.

Thank Stephen I
Cypress, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The portions are huge, we made 2 separate meals out of it! Conch and rice and plantains, all delicious!

Thank LadyDiButterfli
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This place was delicious! Highly recommend stopping here for dinner! We stopped on our way back from Georgetown to paradise bay and it was pretty slow- like we were the only people but it was early anyways the owner came out and talked with us he was super chill cool guy told us about some awesome spots on the island!... More 

Thank amesa89
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had such a great lunch on what felt like our own private beach! Everyone was so wonderful and the food: TO DIE FOR!! I'd take the cook home with me if I could! Thank you so much!

Thank Woz2010
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

Seemed more of a "locals" place..which is what we like. Great location, friendly girl at the counter, the food was great. Girls loved their burgers,my wife had a burger too, I had the cracked chicken..very light batter. Also had some plantains. Very good rice on the side. I would have liked to go back to this place to try more... More 

Thank YeOldeStonecat
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Bahamian, Caribbean, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?