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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

THE POOP DECK
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

This is an immensely popular restaurant both with tourists and locals at Nassau Yacht Haven right on the waterfront.

On one quick weekend trip to the island we tried to get in on a Saturday night without a reservation and there was no hope.  So the next time we dashed down for a weekend visit we used our brains and made reservations before even leaving the U.S.  Had we not made that short international call, we would have been turned away again!

This is a large, casual place offering both indoor and outdoor seating.  The emphasis is on fresh Bahamian seafood.  I filled up on my favorite seafood in the world -- conch (pronounced "konk").  It's the large pink shell you see in the tourist shops.  The meat that comes out of it is very sweet although admittedly it's not fork tender.  Even when pounded it's still kind of tough but the flavor is so good!  Kind of like a clam only sweeter.  So I started my meal with some conch chowder, conch fritters and then segued into the main course of cracked conch.  Cracked conch is the entire meat of one or more animals pounded out, breaded and fried.

My wife had a combo platter of fresh shrimp and fish fried to perfection.  The third member in our party enjoyed some broiled red snapper.  Everything was just great.

While we're not bar people, this appeared to be a noteworthy hangout for thirsty Bahamians and visitors.  And by the way, if you'd like to sip a local beer try the local brand -- Kalik (pronounced ka-lick' with a short "a").   Brewery web site is here.

Give this fun place a shot at least once while you're in Nassau.  We always do!

The number to call for reservations is (242) 393-8175.  They're located on East Bay Street at Nassau Yacht Haven.  They have a web site although it was under construction at the time of this review.  You can give it a shot here.  (As the site mentions, they now have two locations but we can only personally vouch for the original.)

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