On your next Beach Bum Vacation to the Bahamas, you'll definitely encounter menus full of conch fritters, conch chowder & conch salad no matter where you go. These sea snails tend to have a tough, chewy texture, & often get compared to clams or scallops in terms of taste. Of course, the thought of eating snails may be enough to turn you off, but conch is a world-famous Caribbean treat, so on your next luxury travel escape to the Bahamas, get out of your shell & sample some amazingly fresh conch.
Here are a few restaurants worth checking out if you want to sample some true Bahamian conch:
Queen Conch On Harbour Island, one local eatery reigns supreme when it comes to cooking up fresh conch: Queen Conch. Located right off the fishermen's dock, this restaurant only serves conch salad, but you better believe it's one of the best you'll find in the Bahamas. Of course, Queen Conch can get quite busy, so be prepared to wait in line. However, you'll certainly be glad you stayed when you're munching on spicy conch salad, drinking a cold Kalik and indulging in some truly fantastic views.
Chat 'N' Chill If you're dying to eat your Bahamian conch on the beach, look no further than Chat 'N' Chill on Exuma's Stocking Island. To get to this famed restaurant, you need to take either a boat or a small plane, but for a delicious meal on one of the Caribbean's best beaches, it's totally worth it. At Chat 'N' Chill, you can sample a wide range of conch-infused items, including conch burgers and conch salad. Between the stunning scenery & mouthwatering food, you'll be in the Caribbean spirit in no time.
The Fish Fry For years, visitors to Great Exuma have considered Arawak Cay, or the Fish Fry, the best place to indulge in local cuisine and experience the rich Caribbean culture. At the colorful vendors that line the shore, you'll be able to find made-to-order conch items from vendors like Sam's Conch Stand, which specializes in conch salad made right in front of you. Other vendors sell fresh island favorites like conch fritters and conch chowder.
Spices When you stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian, you'll have access to some of the best conch dishes in the Bahamas, right from your luxury hotel in the Caribbean. At Spices, one of the 10 specialty restaurants in the resort, you'll be able to find plenty of Caribbean & Mediterranean meals, including crispy conch fritters & curried conch "pilau" – fresh conch simmered in West Indian curry, coconut milk & scallion.