The splendid isolation of Middle Caicos is a large part of its appeal, but with no gas station or grocery store to speak of, you have to plan ahead. As for restaurants, you can count the island's choices on three fingers, but this modest little father-son spot would be a standout anywhere. Since it opened 15 years ago, Daniel O. Forbes and his son Devon have made Daniel's Café a well-oiled machine, serving deftly prepared local seafood and other island specialties. It's right next door to the Middle Caicos Co-op (selling locally made crafts) and the historic Crossing Point Trail, which traces the gorgeous coastline on a raised bluff. You will need to reserve your seat and name your entrée (lobster in season October to March, cracked conch, breaded wahoo, fried chicken, pan-fried grouper fingers) before you come. All entrées are served with peas 'n' rice, salad or coleslaw, and homemade bread. Beer and wine are available. Saturday is a family day with burgers, dogs, and dominoes (11am to 8pm).
Turks and Caicos
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Daniel's Café by the Sea
Conch Bar Village, Middle Caicos
Our Rating Neighborhood Conch Bar Village Hours Tues–Sun noon–4pm, dinner by reservation only, closed Mon and Sept Phone 649/946-6132 or 649/246-4809 Prices Full dinner $35–$45 per person, full lunch $20 Cuisine Type Caribbean Web site Daniel's Café by the Sea