WHERE TO EAT IN ABACO
In the Abacos restaurants offer a variety of menu options to satisfy tour appetite. A few popular restaurants and some resorts in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and The Cays offer fine dining, usually accompanied by ocean or harbor views.
Options on Great Abaco
“The Abaco Club” at Winding Bay is a member’s only club, but if you can get a reservation, the food, the service and the setting are excellent. (242) 367-0077
“Wally’s” is open Monday-Saturday 10:30 am to 11:00 pm and on Sunday 11:30 am-3:00 pm. They specialize in Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, Vegetarian Friendly, and Vegan Options. Wally’s offer: Takeout, Reservations, Indoor and Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and has Free Wi-Fi. Phone: (242) 367-2074
“Snappas Grill & Chill” is a casual dining literally “on the harbour” in Marsh Harbour, open every day. Snappas is family friendly until 9pm, daily specials, friendly staff and live entertainment several nights a week. Phone: (242) 367-2278
“Blue Hole” is a newly opened restaurant in Marsh Harbour, located at The Conch Inn Marina (replaced Curly Tails). The restaurant offers excellent fine dining a very good wine list and is set to become Marsh Harbour’s “The Place”.
Pete’s Pub is perhaps the best food on the island, always freshly caught fish, barefoot chic. Pete’s is an off the beaten track, island beach pub and the only working sculpture foundry in the Bahamas. They are world famous for nature and oceanic inspired large sculptures, jewelry and its signature rum punch drink the Blaster. Phone: (242) 577-5487
Treasure Sands is stylish upscale beach club offers both indoor and outdoor dining, with stunning views of the beach and pool area. The lunch and dinner menu is influenced by different cultures and is complimented with an impressive wine list. Open daily 12:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Phone: (242) 365-9385
Angler’s Restaurant & Bar overlooking Boat Harbour Marina, the restaurant offers a delicious variety of menu options to satisfy your appetite. The food and service are generally good, while the setting overlooking the largest marina in the Bahamas is stunning. A local favorite is the ‘Sunday Brunch Buffet’ that features Bahamian dishes only. Hours of operation: Monday-Sunday Breakfast and lunch is served from 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner is served from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Phone: (242) 367-2158
Dining on the Cays
Firefly Resort sited overlooking the Sea of Abaco, Hope Town, Elbow Cay. Be sure to catch a sunset cocktail here. This option is perhaps one of the best in Abaco, the food is gourmet using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Fresh and healthy fine cuisine, try the fried pickles and stone crabs when in season. (242) 366-0145
“Harbours Edge”, Elbow Cay. The Edge is a staple of Elbow Cay, locals often eat here at least once a week. Occasional evening live entertainment. Excellent food choices, the Edge Salad is delightful and many of the other menu options are equally satisfying. Saturdays is pizza night. The lighthouse keeps watch over this place. Open daily and nightly except Tuesdays.
“Captain Jacks”, Elbow Cay. Jack’s is also on the harbour, a bit more casual and cozy, food is down home style and hearty. A favourite haunt of the locals and the Abaco Rage crew. Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sundays.
“Abaco Inn”, Elbow Cay. The Inn is backed by a long history dating back to the 50’s when it was the “Fin & Tonic”. The food and service is 5 star, excellent wine list. Tom personally curated the wine stores and he will always make sure you have a good time. The Bloody Marys are excellent. Never had a bad meal here. Open daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“Seaspray”, Elbow Cay. Seaspray is attached to the largest marina on Elbow Cay and the casual dining around the pool is delightful. A change in ownership a few years ago has pulled up the socks and the food and service have improved tremendously. A nice option on Elbow Cay for a pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Open daily and nightly, lunch and dinner.
“Hope Town Harbour Lodge”. The Lodge is another historic property in Abaco, perhaps the oldest lodging establishment in Hope Town. Lunch between the beach and pool is stellar, dinner is served in the main dining hall and often spectacular. Breakfast is not my favourite, but works in a pinch, as it is the only place to eat early in town. Open daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dock and Dine is located on the harbor side on the quiet island of Man-O-War Cay. Dock and Dine offers a hearty Bahamian inspired menu which is will be sure to satisfy. This is a must stop for lunch if you are cruising the seas. Lunch is served Monday-Saturday from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm. Dinner is served Monday – Saturday 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. (242) 365-6139
Hibiscus Café also on the harbour of Man-O-War Cay. They are best known for their burgers and salads and ice cream parlor. A friendly, family owned restaurant option on the cay.
Nippers on Guana Cay. Nippers is well known and no introduction is necessary as anyone who has been to Abaco has enjoyed (and maybe later regretted) a “Frozen Nipper” drink. Perhaps you have been nipped too? But what people often don’t realize is that the food is actually quite good, and the setting even better with views over the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
“The Green Turtle Club”, Green Turtle Cay. The club is another place with some history, check out the dollar bills stapled all over the bar floor to ceiling, wall to wall. Sunday brunch here is stellar. If they have lobster thermidor on the menu get it. Excellent bloody marys and eggs benedict. Open daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are many other places to dine around Abaco which I’ve missed off this list. Take a trip and try them all out. The last one I will mention before signing off is
Plymouth Rock Liquors – this charming ‘hole in the wall’ used to be Green Turtle Cay’s only liquor store. If you like rum, be sure to check out Dave’s extensive collection of exotic rums. I’m including this because I’ve had many a breakfast and lunch here. It is an experience. Simple homemade sandwiches, burgers, breakfast foods and more. Plymouth Rock is a must stop if you are on GTC for any length of time. It is sure to make your mornings a little smoother if you’ve had a rough night.