Seafood is a Bahamian staple. The conch shellfish is a national favorite and is often served along with dried pigeon peas and rice prepared with thyme and other spices. Tasty morsels containing lightly pickled meats also figure prominently in the Bahamian menu. Grouper fingers, boiled fish, johnnycake plus guava duff are just a few of the tasty dishes.
Geneva's Place - Tasty, inexpensive, and casual, Geneva's is a popular lunch spot for locals and businessmen in downtown Freeport. Atmosphere takes a backseat to good food in this simple restaurant, as the remnants of the previous restaurant (Italian) is still visible. However, the home-cooked Bahamian meals (cooked by owner Geneva Munroe herself) soon make up for the lack of decor. Broiled, steamed or fried Grouper and the pork chops are two of the biggest hits. Chicken, seafood, and beef choices round out the menu. All entrees come with large portions and side dishes like macaroni and cheese or peas 'n' rice. Salads and sandwiches are options for those that desire lighter fare. For those who have time to relax a bit, t he bartender will set you up with a rum-laced Bahama Mama.
Giovanni's Cafe - Located on the back side of the Port Lucaya Market, Giovanni's Cafe serves up palate pleasing authentic Italian fare with top notch service and reasonable prices. The chef cooks up Italian-influenced preparations of local seafood, conch, shrimp, lobster, as well as an excellent seafood pasta. Giovanni's menu also includes sirloin steak with fresh mushrooms, shrimp scampi, and a delectable spaghetti carbonara.
Becky's Restaurant - Found in a little yellow and white building midway between Port Lucaya and downtown Freeport, this humble restaurant serves excellent authentic, regional Bahamian cuisine such as spicy boiled, baked or stewed conch, fish, or chicken with sides of johnnycakes or grits. Also served here are conch salads, minced lobster, fish platters and curried mutton. Come relax in a down-to-earth atmosphere with visitors and local folks who appreciate and enjoy a more modest lifestyle.
Dive-In Bar & Grill Review - Located at Port Lucaya marina. the Dive-In is an laid-back spot that serves generous portions of tasty local fare such as grilled fresh grouper, conch salad, conch salad, barbeque, conch fritters, burgers and giant hot dogs as well as side dishes. The Dive-In is a casual restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-out at very reasonable prices. Virginia Parks, the owner, is a warm and attentive host to all the guests and is often is the one taking orders & serving, which adds a special touch. Some evenings there's live music on the deck. generous portions at a very reasonable price, we highly recommend making this a frequent stop.
Rum Runners is more of a bar scene with good cold beer and excellent cocktails. The owner of this quaint, unpretentious bar, a lovely Bahamian woman, serves up quick, excellent quality, and reasonably priced bar-type meals such as burgers and fish & chips. The staff and bartenders are friendly and service is great. This is definitely the place to come if you're seeking to enjoy local, low-key atmosphere.
Georgie's is a quiet, casual spot at the Port Lucaya Marketplace. And for those who enjoy alfresco seating and watching the ships at the harbor, this is an ideal restaurant for you. Georgie's is great for those needing a quick bite while on a shopping excursion, but Georgie's is great for a nice relaxing dinner. Come for a delicious meal or just to enjoy a beer and have a snack. The menu, while not vast, does include some local favorites such as grouper, barbecued chicken, conch fritters, shrimp & lobster. Georgie's cracked conch has one of the best reputations on all of Grand Bahama.