With a few exceptions, the best places to eat in George Town are in the hotels.

If you just want to grab a quick meal, there are several casual joints in George Town. Towne Cafe, in the Marshall Complex (tel. 242/336-2194), serves one of the city's best breakfasts. It's really the town bakery. Drop in any day but Sunday for a sandwich or a lunch of Exumian specialties such as stewed grouper or chicken souse.

Fresh, Sexy Conch -- The best conch salad is at Big D's Conch Spot No. 2, Government Dock (tel. 242/358-0059). "Fresh, sexy conch," as it's called here, is served daily. They'll make it right in front of you, so you know what's going into your salad. The joint is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to midnight. Reservations are required only for parties of five or more.

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