New Providence› Restaurant
Bahamanian Cookin' Restaurant & Bar
Trinity Place (between Market and Frederick Streets), Nassau, New Providence
Our Rating Neighborhood Nassau Hours Mon-Sat 11:30am–4pm Phone 242/328-0334 Prices Main courses $9–$27
This unpretentious downtown lunch spot of mosaic-topped tables has been a fixture of good Bahamanian home cooking since 1986 (though in 2010 it changed its name from “Bahamanian Kitchen”).
Family run by three generations of locals—grandma Mena Wallace, mama Providence “Cookie”, and granddaughter Tasmine “Cinnamon”—its dishes are simple, ample, perfectly prepared, and wonderfully inexpensive. Only the huge seafood platter and minced lobster cost more than $20, and many dishes come with rice or fries plus two side dishes. You can do a full meal with appetizer and drink for just $14–$18 (with a daiquiri or Bahama Mama, maybe $21).
The conch fritters are excellent, as is the conch chowder. They also do a mean steamed conch, pork chops, mutton, or chicken accompanied by rice and peas (beans), mac and cheese, or fried plantains. All that and the A/C blasting on a hot day make this the perfect Nassau lunch.
They also offer takeout breakfasts weekdays 7:30am–10:30am.