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“True Bahamian Food”

Nesbitt's Delaporte Restaurant and Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Bahamian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“True Bahamian Food”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our owner of the house we rented recommended this restaurant and it was mostly local people. Price was very reasonable. We tried grouper snack which was excellent, the cracked conch was good and the snapper was ok. It came steamed and not much flavor also came with head and bones! :-P Coleslaw was really good! Does have a spicy kick to it. Try the local beer too its really good!

Visited April 2013
2 Thank smederlet
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English first
New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“down home cookin!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

REAL local fare... nothing fancy at all.... plastic table and chairs and local folks eating GREAT GREAT food at reasonable rices. Family of four, 80 bucks with beers and very full stomachs. Cracked Conch, chicken to die for... wow.... you won't be sorry! Stay away from the tourist traps and get some down home cookin!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank FreeholdDMS
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Local Spot for lunch or dinner.”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stopped in for lunch and ate at the bar. Bartender and waitress were friendly with conversation and we got caught up on what's happening in the bahamas these days.
We shared conch fritters and cracked conch. (have to start off a trip with great local food).
Fritters were filled with chunks of conch, cracked conch was tender and tasty.
Add a couple of Kaliks and it's the perfect afternoon.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank tikib
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Local Gem”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were recommended by a local to visit Nesbitt's which was a 5 minute walk from our rental townhouse in Delaporte Point. The food was plentiful and tasty. Great informal atmosphere for sit down or take out. The portions were very generous and inexpensive. The jukebox played great oldies which added to the local flare and the food is prepared fresh. We really enjoyed the baked and sautéed chicken dishes with rice & peas and the Mac & cheese side was creamy and delicious. The sautéed shrimp was also a hit. Would recommend Nisbetts for great local flare and good value. Nesbitt's is warm and very casual and a must visit when in Nassau. Our kids in their mid 20's loved it!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Donnmill
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Tourists Don't Go Here ... They should!!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

As you walk into this place on West Bay Street on the way to the airport, you look across the street and see the kids playing basketball near the waterfront beach. There are palm trees making the view beautiful.

Nesbitt's doesn't look like much from the outside. Tourists don't go here. It is mostly locals. They have a large covered patio, but we prefer to sit inside because the smokers sit outside on the patio.

When you walk in, you see chintzy tables covered with plastic. You think ... OMG, what have I gotten myself into. The menu is quite rudimentary. The food is Bahamian, and absolutely delicious. And it is priced very well. It is quite inexpensive, and yet it is the real thing as far as local cuisine is concerned.

Order a Kalik or a Sands beer. For an appetizer, order a plate of the chopped up chicken. It is literally chicken pieces fried and then you slather it with hot sauce which is on the table.

The fried snapper is to die for! It has a red hot sauce that isn't too hot. It comes with peas and rice, or mac 'n cheese sides. Real down home Bahamian cooking.

There is no dessert on the menu. The jukebox is usually playing soul music.

This place has taste and value that can't be beaten. It is just past the curve at Delaporte on the way to the airport, and this has become my go-to spot every time that I fancy a dish of fried snapper.

  • Visited September 2012
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