Jamaican Cuisine in the Bahamas

Restaurants serving Jamaican cuisine

If you find yourself in the mood for Jamaican food, don't pass up an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a couple of locations in the Bahamas where you can try some.


With so much to try, from the very casual atmosphere beloved by patrons at Yardie's Restaurant to the simple cafes where cocktails are as much a part of dinner as the food on the plate, you are sure to find something worth fighting over.

Use the list below to read more about the small collection of Jamaican eateries that you'll have the chance to visit as you explore. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to see the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Negril Cafe

Nassau | 393-4915

Negril Cafe, on the premises of Village Shopping Centre, is located in the northeastern outskirts of Nassau. Visitors who crave Jamaican food should definitely check out restaurants like Negril Cafe. Make sure it's on your agenda in case you're in their neighborhood. <p>Jamaican favorites, such as the national dish of ackee and codfish are on the menu at Negril Cafe.</p>

Yardie's Restaurant

Cat Island | (242) 354-6076

Seafood and Jamaican panache make for an exciting meal at this laid-back restaurant atmosphere. <p>The fresh conch salad is a local favorite, while you can also order jerk chicken curry, barbecue ribs, steamed pork chops, and hamburgers. It is also the only place on the island where you can get ice cream.</p>

Similar Food

Flying Fish Modern Seafood

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you will find similar ingredients and influences at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Hibiscus Cafe (242) 365-6380 Caribbean 5.1 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Man of War Cay
Kid's Cove Bar and Grill (242) 475-3701 Caribbean Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay
Frankie Gone Bananas Restaurant (242) 323-0259 Caribbean 1.0 mi. West of Central downtown Nassau New Providence
Cricket Club Restaurant & Pub 326-4720 Caribbean Nassau New Providence
Becky's Restaurant (242) 352-5247 Caribbean 0.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Olive's Mediterranean Cafe (242) 356-3986 Caribbean Downtown Nassau New Providence
Bahamian Club (242) 363-3000 Caribbean 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Nassau New Providence
Charlie's Place (242) 394-0300 Caribbean Nassau New Providence
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean 2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Pineapples Bar & Grill (242) 365-4039 Caribbean 6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay

Sometimes, the most satisfying cuisines in the Bahamas are the ones you wind up near unexpectedly while walking the streets near your hotel. Of course, it's still a good idea to know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To learn more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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