This traditional beach shack has gone viral and become a landmark of sorts, a staple on international "Best Beach Bar" lists and even mentioned in "1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die." Da Conch Shack's crossover appeal is built on its barefoot charm, fetching blue sea/sky setting, and fresh conch, pulled in hourly from conch pens in the waters below. The whitewashed shack and its constellation of colorful picnic tables rest on a rise above a beach in the Blue Hills, a local community on the island's northwest coast. The conch preparations here are as good as anywhere on the island, with superb conch fritters, conch chowder, and cracked conch. The kitchen is equally talented with non-conch dishes like jerk chicken or ribs, grilled fish, and curry lobster (in season). You can make a meal of the sides, which include peas and rice and sauteed plantains. Finish with the "world-famous" rum cake topped with drunken raisins. Listen to live music Wednesday nights and Saturdays starting at noon.
Turks and Caicos
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Da Conch Shack
Blue Hills, Providenciales
Our Rating Neighborhood Blue Hills Hours Daily 11am–9pm (till 4pm Sept); open year-round Phone 649/946-8877 Prices Main courses $17–$37; lobster market price Cuisine Type Island Web site Da Conch Shack
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