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Café Matisse

Café Matisse (Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this Italian restaurant, housed in a historic building, is noted for the Matisse print and impressions (adding a touch of class). The homemade pasta, seafood, Italian pizzas and tasty desserts are well-regarded as well. Patrons can dine al fresco at the restaurant’s charming courtyard and veranda.

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Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café (Charlotte Street, Nassau) –this is the Bahamian branch of the famed American rock theme restaurant, serving a variety of American burgers, steak, sandwiches, and other dishes. Also known for its popular Hard Rock Nachos snack dish.

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Graycliff Restaurant

Graycliff Restaurant (8-12 West Hill Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) – this five-star restaurant (located within the exclusive Gregorian hotel of the same name), that serves a variety of continental dishes with touches of Bahamian flavor. It offers a seafood-centric menu, with dishes including Bahamian lobster tail, crab claws and trout. Other opulent morsels include […]

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Carmine’s

Carmine’s (Marina Village at Atlantis, Casino Drive) — this is indeed the Nassau spinoff of the famed New York Italian restaurant –best known for the family-size portions of its meals. Unlike other Italian restaurants (which are geared toward romantic couples of small groups), Carmine’s prides itself with being able to accommodate groups of six or […]

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Billy Joe’s on the Beach

Billy Joe’s on the Beach (at the rear of the Sheraton, Lucaya, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island) – this is a beachside shack-style eatery that serves various seafoods (including grilled conch and lobsters), along with drinks like Bahama Mamas, Pina Coladas, and cold beers.

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Andros Lighthouse

Andros Lighthouse (Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina, Fresh Creek, Andros) – this restaurant, which serves typical Bahamian meals, is popular with the yachting crowd, and offers seaside views as well.

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Bahamas Express

Bahamas Express — Bahamas Express is a company dedicated to maritime transport, that offers fast-ferry service between Port Everglades (Florida) and Bahamas (Bimini and Grand Bahama island). It is owned by the Spanish group Baleària. Call (866) 699-6988 or see www.ferryexpress.com for rates and other information.

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Jitney buses

Jitney buses: This is the closest thing to mass transportation in Nassau. These buses run between the downtown area to Cable Beach and Paradise Island from early morning until about 7 p.m. at 30-minute intervals. Fares vary (though they’re generally about $1.25 per person, each way), depending on the route. Exact change is required. The […]

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Agave

Agave (Port Lucaya Marketplace, Unit 4, Bldg. 7, adjacent to Sparky’s, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island) – this is a worthy stop for seafood lovers. Agave is known for its pan-Latino fusion dishes, along with its mojitos, sangria, and margaritas. Items served there includes Grilled Pineapple & Lime Glazed Chicken Breast, Agave Seafood Bowl, and Lechan […]

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Bahamas Ferries

Bahamas Ferries – this company offers high-speed ferry service between Nassau and a variety of other Bahamian destinations, such as Spanish Wells, Harbour Island, George Town, Freeport (Grand Bahama), Governor’s Harbour (Eleuthera), Morgans Bluff (Andros), South Abaco, and Fresh Creek (Andros). Call (242) 323-2166 or see www.bahamasferries.com for rates and other information.