The Best Abacos Eats

///The Best Abacos Eats

The Best Abacos Eats

I’m taking you back to the Abacos and sharing my the best eats from my recent trip!  These are some of the best Abaco Restaurants and eats.

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Hello! Hello!

Oh how I’m dreaming of tropical beaches right now!  Instead of sharing a new recipe like I normally do on Thursday, I thought I’d take you back to the Bahamas and post some of the fabulous eats I had while I was there.  I went to the Abacos (which is part of the Bahamas) in late April and had an amazing time.  I’ve been there three times and it never disappoints.

If you are just reading about my trip… catch up here first if you’d like.  I gave some background on the area and my history with visiting it.

Great Abaco Restaurants and Eats

Marsh Harbor Conch Man

Conch salad is kind of like the Caribbean’s version of a ceviche.  It’s fresh conch mixed with citrus juices, tomatoes, onions and peppers.  It’s incredible.

In my previous trips to the Abacos I wasn’t able to find good conch salad, so I did a little research before we left this time and read about the “Conch Man” on Marsh Harbor, which is the main island in the area.  It’s basically a one man business who gets fresh conch straight out of the ocean and makes the salad at his roadside stand.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

It’s nothing fancy, but tastes incredible.  The next time I go I’m figuring out how to get this more than once.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Fresh Fruit

I had a light breakfast most days in our villa with fresh fruit!  Just look at this papaya.  I dream about stuff like this back in the mountains.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Pete’s Pub

I mentioned how much our little group loved this restaurant/bar in my last post, but I just gave you a little teaser with this menu shot.  The place may be in the sand, but it doesn’t mess around with the food.  It’s technically on the main island, Marsh Harbor but literally feels like the Bar at the End of the World from the Kenny Chesney song.

I got this tuna sandwich with fresh soy and wasabi.  The sides are peas and rice and slaw with pineapple chunks.  It was absolutely divine.  This is the stuff foodie dreams are made of.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Also, if you happen to go get the Bahamian Blaster.  Just trust me :-).


Nippers is on New Guana Cay and is a place for a good party.  Our group prefers to go on off hours and days and have our own fiesta though.  Just check out the views.  The Nippers drinks aren’t bad either.

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So this meal is hands down more fried food than I’ve eaten all year, but it was totally worth it!

This was Buffalo Lobster….

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

…. and this is classic Cracked Conch.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

They were a total indulgence, but I enjoyed every bite.

Hope Town Inn & Marina

We actually had one day on this trip that got completely rained out.  We heard locals say that it felt like a tropical storm because it was so bad!

Luckily our hotel had a great restaurant so we hunkered down for the day playing cards and games.  A few of the highlights was the Apple Cinnamon French Toast…

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

and Classic Conch Stew and Johnny Cakes.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

My favorite was these fish tacos!

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

And this fish sandwich tasted really good too.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Sip Sip Wine Bar

Elbow Cay (where we stay) has a small collection of about 8 really cute restaurants.  The entire place is pretty remote, so the choices are limited but that’s part of the charm as well!

On this trip we went to the wine bar for a quick meal!  I got a Bahamian Cheese dip….

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

… and a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad.  I was dying for something green by this point! lol!

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Firefly Sunset Resort

Firefly Sunset Resort is one of the two nicer restaurants on Elbow Cay.  I love the vibe and sunsets there.

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The first time we ate there I got Carribean Lobster, which was so sweet!  It was a little dark so the photos aren’t the best but you get the idea.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

The second time we ate there was on our last night and by then I was stuffed so the Hubs and I shared some Conch Chowder…

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

… and a sushi roll.  It was sushi night so we couldn’t resist.

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

And every good vacation needs  dessert!  How about a slice of key lime pie?!

Abaco Restaurants - The Best Abacos Eats / Running in a Skirt

Other favorite Abaco Restaurants

A few of my other favorite Abaco restaurants are Dock and Dine and Abaco Inn!  I actually think Abaco Inn is the best place to eat on Elbow Cay, but it’s so dark that the photos always turn out awful.  When you go get the lobster and make sure to watch the sunset from across the street.

If you are heading to the area I would add both to your list though!  Here are a few eats from my last trip to Dock and Dine.

I also really enjoy the Hope Town Coffee House on Elbow Cay.  They have great coffee, tea and breakfast items.

A few I haven’t tried yet are Harbour’s Edge, Sea Spray and Cap’n Jack’s, both on Elbow Cay!  They both have pretty water views.  Other places to try are Lubber’s Landing and Cracker P’s which is on Lubber’s Quarters.  Hopefully next time we can make it happen.

On a side note, I did notice that this would be a hard place to eat if you were a true vegetarian or vegan.  Since I eat seafood and fish, I never had trouble finding something on the menu… but some places didn’t have anything if you didn’t eat that.  And yes, I came home and ate greens and quinoa all week when I got home!  And yes, they also tasted incredible.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing another great cold shoulder pink shirt for Fashion Friday!

Your turn!

What would you eat first?

Who wants to go back?


I’m linking up this post about Abaco Restaurants with Thinking Out Loud Thursday and Marvelous Monday.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:49-04:00 May 11th, 2017|Caribbean, Travel|24 Comments


  1. Michael Howell May 24, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    There’s a whole lot more Abaco north of Elbow Cay. You can’t really say best dining in Abaco without visiting Green Turtle Cay. I admit I’m biased as I amThe chef at the Green Turtle Club but we have more restaurants than Elbow Cay and likely as many as Marsh Harbour. Make your way here on your next visit and then hopefully you will rewrite your blogpost

    • Sheri Lynn Owen June 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      I agree! Green Turtle Club was wonderful when we were last in GTC. We stayed at Bita Breeze in Green Turtle our last visit and will be staying there again next summer. I can’t wait!💜💜

  2. Leslie September 4, 2018 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Where do you stay on Elbow Cay? Any recommendations?

    • JulieWunder September 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Leslie– I’ve stayed in several places. Two of my favs are Firefly and Hope Town Harbor Lodge. 🙂 ENjoy!

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  4. Caitlin June 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    How did you miss Harbour’s Edge? Family owned in operated in Hope Town Harbour for over 30 years it is top of the list for locals. All the traditional Bahamian dishes plus a great selection of salads for vegetarians – We’re talking KALE salad in Abaco and even gluten free options! Add to that the picture perfect Harbour view on the covered deck and it’s obvious why it’s a favorite. Sorry you missed out come see us next time,

    • JulieWunder July 19, 2017 at 8:03 am - Reply

      Hi Caitlin! I added Harbour’s Edge to the post. I’d love to try it next time.

  5. Steve June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    We enjoyed following your adventure so much we’d love to share it on the blog page of the Association of Bahamas Marinas website. Would love to talk more about this and your future adventures to The Bahamas

  6. helen June 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    abaco inn is the best and also seaspray resort….great foo, great people!

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law May 17, 2017 at 2:06 am - Reply

    All of these restaurants look like they have a casual vacation vibe! That’s exactly what I love when I have time off!

  8. Andrea on Vacation May 16, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness….drool!!! The fish tacos, buffalo lobster, conch ceviche, everything looks amazing!

  9. Alicia @Bridges Through Life May 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Abaco looks so beautiful. My fiance and I went to Eleuthera Bahamas a few years ago and loved it. We loved that it wasn’t too touristy and of course the beaches with the perfect blue tourquise water like your pictures. Was just checking out your previous posts on Abaco too. My fiance finished his pilots license last year and has a small 2 seater plane. I haven’t even seen it, but I hate small planes. I don’t even like the 20 seater island hopper planes so I don’t know about flying with him…he thinks he can work me up to it, so will see.

  10. Emily May 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    All the seafood looks so delicious. I think i’ve had conch once before but I don’t remember. :o) And key lime pie actually sounds really good right now.

  11. Mary Beth Jackson May 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    You really ate your way around! It all looks good! I love fresh fish and seafood so I am in heaven when we are at a tropical/beach setting!

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Me too! Take me to the beach and I’m a happy girl.

  12. [email protected] May 11, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness everything looks so delicious! That buffalo lobster I’m sure was a splurge but worth it! Did you get any runs in while you were there?

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      It was worth the splurge! I have run there before, but this time I had hurt my knee (when Makena ran into it) and I decided to rest it for the time we were there. It worked because it was finally better when I got home.

  13. Patricia @Sweet and Strong May 11, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    You REALLY have me craving a beach vacation right now! I’ve never heard of Abaco so I’l have to check out your other posts. I love traveling and finding yummy places to eat. And buffalo lobster sounds so amazing!

  14. Blane Sherer May 11, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I like that action shot of you jumping on the beach ( smile ).
    Nice shots of the food. Looks good. Glad you enjoyed it !

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