The Fish Fry
The Fish Fry
W Bay Street, Arawak Cay
New Providence Island, Bahamas
The Fish Fry Description
It doesn't matter who you ask; inquire about the best seafood in Nassau and the locals all point you to the Fish Fry, a collection of colorful shacks on the shoreline all vying for your business with the most festive paint job and coziest outdoor patio. And for good reason—every native specialty's on order, they're fabulous, and you won't find a lot of these dishes anywhere but the Bahamas. Conch is king here—eat it fried, scorched, in chowder, or atop salad. There's also lobster fresh from the dock, grilled shrimp, and a vast selection of strong, fruity island cocktails featuring the island's famous rum (and virgin versions for little ones).
- Can't-miss dish. Whatever you do, do not leave without trying conch fritters, an unforgettable melding of salty crackle; chewy, pungent conch; and melt-in-your-mouth fried dough. Even picky kids love them.
- Friday night parties. If you're traveling with teens and don't mind exposing them to raucous nightlife, go on a Friday evening when island workers have just gotten off-shift and are ready to cut loose with some fried conch and a couple of Kaliks, the island's native beer.
Just the Facts
Hours: Officially 9 a.m.-11 p.m., but pretty deserted until lunchtime.