Jamaican Cuisine in the Bahamas

Restaurants serving Jamaican cuisine

If you're a big fan of Jamaican food, you might find yourself with a chance to treat yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few places in the Bahamas serving this type of food.


Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual setting of Yardie's Restaurant to the dives where cocktails are equally important to the chef-prepared favorites, there's something in store for each visitor and any style of dining desired.

The list below allows you to read up on the limited selection of Jamaican places you could try during your getaway. Click each option to view the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Negril Cafe

Nassau | 393-4915

Set in the northeastern outskirts of Nassau, Negril Cafe is a part of Village Shopping Centre. Those who can't wait to eat Jamaican fare will like restaurants like this one. Make sure it's on your agenda for when hunger strikes. Jamaican favorites, such as the national dish of ackee and codfish are on the menu at Negril Cafe.

Yardie's Restaurant

Cat Island | (242) 354-6076

Beautiful seafood and Jamaican flair are made for each other at this chilled-out restaurant. 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.

Similar Food

Spinnaker Restaurant

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, there are more options from this same flavor palette at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Twin Brothers Marathon (242) 393-6050 Caribbean 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau New Providence
Double D's Restaurant 393-2771 Caribbean Nassau New Providence
The Wrecking Tree Restaurant 365-4263 Caribbean 6.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
Teaser’s Tiki Bar (242) 350-6500 Caribbean 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central West End Grand Bahama Island
Blue Bird Restaurant (242) 342-3095 Caribbean Cat Island Cat Island
Frankie Gone Bananas Restaurant (242) 323-0259 Caribbean 1.0 mi. West of Central downtown Nassau New Providence
Twin Brothers Potter's Cay (242) 328-5033 Caribbean 1.3 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau New Providence
Aqua Restaurant (242) 322-3301 Caribbean Downtown Nassau New Providence
Columbus Tavern (242) 363-2533 Caribbean 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau New Providence
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean 2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island

Visitors often find that the best food and drink options in the Bahamas are the ones that you didn't think you'd ever wander into during your exploration of different cities. However, keeping a few nice-looking restaurants on your schedule, might save you in a pinch. To find out more about the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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