Harbour Island may be an intimate Colonial-era village of 2,000 friendly souls on just a small square mile of beautiful sand in the middle of the Caribbean, but it has a surprisingly trendy and vibrant culinary scene. Away from the commercial centers of Eleuthera, things just feel more personal and relaxed here, which is why we think it is one of the best vacation destinations in the world. If you are craving a night out and want to enjoy the delicious island-inspired regional cuisine or some of the finest global flavors around, be sure to check out the top restaurants in the Bahamas located in historic Dunmore Town.
Rock House Restaurant
Originally a private home and then a popular bed-and-breakfast, this elegant Bahamas restaurant is now one of the premier boutique hotels and restaurants in the Bahamas. Its open-air location on the pristine pink sands of Harbour Island with stunning sunset views doesn’t hurt, but the real draw here is the incredible daily specials and local seafood. Start your evening out on one of their luxurious couches in the lounge and enjoy the local cocktail, a Goombay Smash (spiced rum with fruit juices), then feast on succulent roasted Bahamian lobster, herb-crusted grouper with grilled pineapple, or the curried New Zealand Lamb Chops.
This Caribbean seafood joint is a popular lunch spot (they’re open 11:30am-4pm) that showcases the bounty of the sea, local farms, and the island’s rich culinary traditions. Enjoy cool, refreshing cocktails like a Dark and Stormy or a Rum Punch on the deck as you look out over the blue waters of the Caribbean, then tuck into their famous lobster quesadillas, spicy conch soup, and the heirloom tomato gazpacho. Kids will love their Pub burger, hot dog, and special conch dog.
The perfect pairing of classical Italian food and Caribbean seafood, this casual Bahamas restaurant features new twists on old favorites. Try the eggplant parmigiana with conch, the fresh caught grouper “Acquapazza,” fresh line-caught tuna carpaccio, or the spicy conch capellini Fra Diavolo. Whatever you order, you will enjoy it with the perfect glass of wine on their scenic patio.
Dunmore Town has a bevy of delicious casual and formal dining options. We love grabbing fresh baked goods and piping hot coffee at Arthur’s Bakery, and then letting the day take us where it will, knowing all the while that good eats are never far away (and that there is always parking for your golf cart). Plan your trip with Island Real Estate and visit some of the top restaurants in the Bahamas!