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“Some surprises”

Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Bahamian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Beach Shack
Reviewed February 7, 2014

went to Taino Beach as our ride told us itvwas the best beach. No surprise there! The beach is beautiful, gentle slope and nice waves. Sat in front of Tony Macaroni's as we intended to have lunch there. Rented beach loungers, they have about 20, for $5 each for the day. As this place gets busy, all chairs rented by 11:30. Music played was not head banging type but a mixture of bahamian and old classic rock favorites. Lunch was a bit of a surprise as the menu is very limited. But after all it is the "conch experience". The drinks were fine and the beer cold. Sands is the only beer served as it is a product of Freeport. No Nassau beer here we were told. Our food arrived but were surprised to see that roast conch is served in a aluminum cup and is actually more of a stew. Composed of onion, tomato, spices and lime/orange juice the broth is very tasty. The conch and shrimp ordered had big chunks of conch and a few shrimp. The only accompaniement was a very hard crumbly bun. We noticed that there did not appear to be running water available. Service was ultra nice, all smiles.

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Tony has a great location, great FRESH food, great people and great jazz all in his Conch Shack on Tiano Beach , Freeport, Bahamas. For 25 years he has served up the best Conch Salad, Roast Conch, roast local fish and much more. A must for casual beach dining in Freeport, Bahamas.

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1  Thank patriciahescock
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The conch burger is to die for. My husband loved the roast conch, and our kids had the delicious conch salad. We have lunch here at least once a week when we're on the island. We always bring our guests for a beach lunch, and our adult kids always love to come when they visit! Tried the new "conchy mac" today. Has a little after kick to it--delicious. When you go, make sure you try a goombay smash or a gully wash--careful though, they're stronger than they seem. Oh, and by the way, Bubbles the Dog is welcome too, and she likes a little taste of the conch burger. Jazz night is awesome. This is a must stop. Tony is a character!

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2  Thank The_Dogs_Gotta_Eat
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family stopped there on a tour we did with Coconutz Cruisers, and had an excellent time. We learned how to pull the conch from the shell (sure didn't look like what I thought it would!) I even got to pull the conch out! Then we sampled some raw conch, and it was actually pretty tasty! Tony is quite the character, but he made the experience so much fun!

Make this a stop on your next vacation!

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1  Thank Beemanky
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

What an amazing experience! Tony has such a welcoming personality and I truly enjoyed his personalized attention to detail. He even washed my feet for me! He makes a great bloody mary. I reccommend him and his business highly to compliment your island experience. :)

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1  Thank BahamaMama4410
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