If you'd like to go really casual, try Island Bakery, on Don MacKay Boulevard (tel. 242/367-2129), which has the island's best Bahamian bread and cinnamon rolls, often emerging fresh from the oven. You might even pick up the makings for a picnic. It's open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm.

Restaurant Named for Georgia Cracker

An off-beat oddity Cracker P's Bar and Grill is found at Lubbers Quarters, a small islet measuring 1 1/2* 1/4 miles in size. There are about 70 private homes on this islet between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay. There is no ferry service, and it's reached only by a rented boat or private boat. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stewart operate Cracker P's (tel. 242/366-3139; www.crackerps.com), named after a Georgia "Cracker," Paul John Simmons, who lived on the island for about 4 decades, after fleeing here when he shot the sheriff in his own state of Georgia. The Sunday Times of London named their beach bar one of the best in the world.

At lunch you can order Cracker's grilled conch or burgers and sandwiches, with such side dishes as Grandma's baked beans or grilled veggies. The offerings at dinner are more elaborate including such main dishes as New York strip steak, grilled chicken breast, or the catch of the daily, plus sumptuous desserts made fresh daily. Lunches cost from $12, with main dishes at night ranging from $20 to $26. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. The eatery is open from Christmas to mid-August Wednesday to Sunday (also Tuesday during June and July, their busiest months). Discuss hours for your reservations and transportation when you call the Stewarts to book a table.

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