An internationally known and loved vacation destination, quite naturally, Grand Bahama Island has many fine eateries. Seafood figures prominently on most menus, as it is sure to be high quality and fresh. The culinary traditions of the island should certainly be explored, but there are also many restaurants featuring international favorites.
For a fine dining experience, Luciano’s, found at Port Lucaya Marketplace and Marina, should not be missed. In business for more than 20 years, this restaurant offers classical cuisine from both Europe and the island in a formal setting that is sure to make the evening a special one. The dishes are made of the freshest ingredients, with each plate cooked to order.
Diners can choose to start their meal with such luxuries as Beluga Molossol Caviar, Foie Gras, Oysters Rockefeller, or with such appetizers as Cassolette d’Escargots, Cocktail de Crevettes Rose, which are jumbo shrimp on a bed of lettuce with a specially created red sauce, or Coquilles St. Jacques Provencales, which are deep sea scallops sautéed with garlic butter and served with tomato concasse.
In addition to delicious house soups and creative salads, there are many delightful choices on the menu. Seafoods and pastas, fine meats, freshly prepared vegetable side dishes and a host of delectable, elegant desserts and fine after dinner coffee selections make for a dining experience to remember.
The Prop Club, in addition to being a sports bar and dance club, boasts of offering the biggest burger on the island. Portobellos offers a wealth of Italian dishes. The Corner Bistro and Bar, at Count Basie Square in Port Lucaya, offers a wide variety of foods, specializing in Asian and international cuisine. Open from 5:30pm to 11pm every day, except for Wednesdays, they offer daily specials. In addition to their dinner-sized entrees, they also offer pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads.
Club Carib Bahamas is a beach bar and restaurant that serves wonderful seafood appetizers, including fried calamari, shrimp scampi carib, and a variety of sandwiches, salads, and entrees, including a delicious mango jerk chicken. This place welcomes children, and has a children’s menu. There’s live calypso music on the weekends, making for an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.
The Ferry House Restaurant is one of the most upscale restaurants in the entire Bahamas. Found in the Port Lucaya area of Grand Bahama Island, it serves continental classic cuisine of the highest quality, as well as a sort of culinary fusion that brings together Caribbean flavors with a more globally influenced cuisine than typical of continental cuisine.
Because the freshest ingredients are used, the menu varies with what is in season. Food is cooked to order, and from start to finish, diners should expect to spend about two hours at their meal. The restaurant opens daily for lunch from noon until 2:30 pm and is open for dinner every day, except for Monday, for dinner between the hours of 6pm and 10pm. This is a truly unique culinary experience, and if at possible, should be included in your dining plans.