Suggestions are based on personal knowledge along with some Eleuthera restaurants we have yet to experience but suggested from others who have.
With that said, it is suggested that you call (we will supply phone numbers if known) before heading out to these restaurants as some establishments may change times of operation from year to year and month to month.
Eleuthera restaurants are listed in order closet to the Pink Sand Cottage.
Unique Village 332-1830
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our favorite lunch is their lobster salad - also Bahamian and American specialties.
Mate and Jenny's (South Palmetto Point) 332-1504
Known for good pizza and island food too. Play some pool while waiting for lunch or dinner, or watch your favorite team on TV at the fully stocked bar with your talkative bartender “Mate.”
Catch the many pictures on the wall of many past visitors; some you may recognize like Patty Labelle - a visitor many times to the establishment and a long time friend of Mate's.
Try the Conch Pizza or Pineapple Pizza - a favorite.
DolceVita Restaurant 332-0220
Runaway Bay - South Palmetto Point.
An excellent restaurant for fine dining and a nice view from their outdoor dining area of the sunset while enjoying a pre dinner cocktail.
Northern Italian Christen with island flare. Vast wine selections with a gracious Chief Paolo and his wife Flipper as your hosts. Reservations suggested.
Tippy's Restaurant 332-3331
Excellent on the water dining experience. Daily specials as well as lobster (in season) and maui - tuna, along with pizza, burgers and other American and Bahamian choices. Another suggested “do not miss” experience. Reservations suggested.
The Banks Road Deli
A good stop for lunch!
Fresh bread and rolls daily - also croissants.
Specialty items like Italian pasta, Belgium chocolates, imported gourmet cheese (French Camembert and others), deli meats(Parma ham, Italian salami and others.) Also have a good selection of meats to include steaks and rack of lamb in season.
Large world wide wine selection. Nice shaded outdoor patio for lunch.
The Deli is just down the road from Tippy's restaurant going toward Governor's Harbour on Banks Road. 8AM to 3PM
Old time Grocery with Mallard Bethel and “old timer” from Palmetto Point who runs the store with the help of his son who is a book of knowledge.
The store has your daily needs like bread, milk, cheese and canned goods along with a supply of fishing hooks and miscellaneous items.
The owner, Loraine Thompson, is a treat and always has a big smile to greet you as well as family to help too.
This is one, if not my favorite stops for groceries in Palmetto Point.
Good selection of every item you can think of that you may need or run out of.
Loraine just opened a deli next door called “Freedom Deli” 332-0399 Open 7 days a week, 6AM to 9PM, and closed Sunday at 11AM.
On the back road just past the “Corner Bar” in Palmetto Point - just ask anyone in town.
Buccaneer Club 332-2000
Located in Governor's Harbour offering a great dining experience for breakfast and lunch.
Spacious upper and lower deck and also inside seating.
Wonderful menus of island food as well as American.
Inside dining is among a vast selection of Mal Flanders artwork on the walls.
The Blue Room in Governor's Harbour 332-2736
Great take away and sit down restaurant.
Not an ocean view restaurant but the food and the serving make up for the lack of views.
This is one of our favorite “take away” Eleuthera restaurants.
Baked chicken and their fried chicken are very good along with ribs.
Best to call ahead for take out for lunch as they get quite busy.
Excellent island food.
Mark's Grill Burgers
The burger was $7 are huge and delicious. A fully loaded burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo and hot sauce.
Also has pulled pork sandwiches.
A must stop for this great new burger spot in Eleuthera.
You will come out saying that was a great burger. A really cool setting inside.
Sweet potato fries also can be had.
The Sunset Inn 332-2487
On the water with beautiful view of the sunset while dining.
Great selection of cracked conch and grouper fingers along with pork chops and burgers.
Without a doubt the “best value” on the island for lunch dinner.
Also open for breakfast at 10AM with a nice selection of your favorites like French toast and bacon or island treats like souse.
Closed on Thursdays.
Governor's Harbour Bakery 332-2071
A great stop off for your baked needs and lunch sandwiches.
Try the tasty patties (beef and chicken)and also try their cheese buns.
Will also make that special cake or pie for your party.
Located behind the Burrows market - just ask for directions.
Burrows Food Market 332-2999
Well stoked friendly store that has all you will need for your island stay from fresh veggies, fish, meats and all the staples that will make your stay a vacation to remember.
Fresh items arrive on Tuesdays from Nassau.
Cupid's Cay is just over the little bridge just past Haynes Library and the Friday Fish Fry location where the shipping docks are.
There are two places on Cupid's cay that you should consider stopping at:
The Waterfront Café 332-3701
Next to Paul Simmons Brokers office (look for the orange and white building) and is run by his wife Judy Simmons.
Great lunch and breakfast to be had there while watching the ships unload or just keep an eye on the boys and girls from Governor's Harbour Sailing Club getting their skills tested in the bay from the outdoor dining area.
Ronnie's Bar - The Friday Night Fish Fry
Ronnie's is a place to gather when the day is done with locals as well as tourists.
Newly refurbished bar with outdoor seating.
Weekends provide live entertainment with many popular groups from the island of Eleuthera as well as many Out Islands and Nassau.
After a fun night at the Friday Night “Fish Fry” in Governor's Harbour, where locals and tourists alike have a great ole time with a Rum Bubba in hand from Matty (the Fish Fry bartender) whose special mix of Rums and ? set the tone of the Fish Fry along with a bountiful meal of Fish or Chicken or Ribs right off the BBQ grill.
The food along with some mac and cheese to peas and rice blended with the island music and dancing in the streets should make Ronnie's your next stop for an enjoyable night that continues into the wee hours of the morning.
Bristol Wines and Liquors (Cupid's Cay)
Store Manager Gloria will help you with your selection of wines, liquors and beer from around the world.
Bristol Wines and Liquors is a new liquor store on Cupid's Cay and is on the left when coming from Governor's Harbour just before Ronnie's Bar.
The selection of wines are buy far some of the best on the island as well as beer from around the world.
The prices can't be beat as we have found the service and prices to go far beyond our expectations for the friendly staff and the knowledge of their trade.
Shantzii's Restaurant & Bar 334-4505
South of Tarpum Bay on Queen's Highway. Great island food!
On the water front in Tarpum Bay, you will see a dock and pier just before the turn up the hill to head to Rock Sound.
This is where the Fisherman will come daily (weather permitting) with fresh fish, Lobster and other treats from the ocean for you to purchase for you dinner at home.)
Don't forget also that in Governor's Harbour, also by the traffic light in town (the one that does not work) at the boat ramp there local fisherman will sell their catch daily.
A good time for both places to purchase fresh caught fish and lobster (lobster available only in season, of course) is around 3PM. Good Luck!
Sammy's Place 334-2121
Sammy Culmer and his daughter run Sammy's Place and it's a good place to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner when in the Rock Sound area visiting the Ocean Hole, or just passing though for a cool drink at the bar, or after a long day at the beach or fishing on your way down from Davis Harbour on one of the many fishing charters there.
Sammy's is known for good food a reasonable prices.
Excellent burgers and fries as well as Bahamian favorites like chicken souse for breakfast and also American dishes too.
From burgers to a conch sandwich or grouper burger or platter to a hearty conch chowder you will sure find good value at Sammy's Place.
North Side Inn 334-2573
This is our secret place for lunch as the “North Side Inn” has in my opinion a real island feel for itself.
Come over for the day and enjoy the great beach here too.
Right on the Atlantic Ocean cliffs overlooking the Ocean.
Rosie is a treat to talk with if you can break her away from the kitchen where she prepares some of the most wonderful island dishes.
It is surely suggested that you call before you head out to Rosie's as sometimes she likes to travel to Nassau to buy her own little specialties for you to enjoy while you set back with a cold Kalik and watch the ocean.
It does not get any better than Rosie's.
Let the sand run through your toes at this place for sure.
Pascal's Restaurant & Bar 334-2778
Good food and nice view of the water. Lunch and dinner there.
James Cistern (in James Cistern or close by)
This is a small place near the waterfront with indoor tables for lunch or early dinner. (Look for Lee's right after the Post Office on the right)
We stop for lunch here when visiting the many beaches in Rainbow Bay area.
Good daily menu that changes from day-to-day.
The food is plentiful and reasonably priced.
An excellent value and a sure place to try if your passing by JC.
Billy B's BBQ
This is a great Friday or Saturday Lunch spot to put on your list.
The value is excellent as is the food that comes right off the wood fired grill.
Enjoy the ribs, roast beef and chicken, along with sides of mac and cheeses, peas and rice or coleslaw. And don't forget the homemade cake that's included for your desert. Take it away with you or sit a chat with the owners or the many folks who get there early (by noon) to get the best selections and a good seat.
Right off the main highway (look for the sign or ask anyone walking on the road where Billy B's is and you're sure to be directed to the best food in town - Friday and Saturdays only.
Remember to get there early or you'll miss out on a island treat known by locals and tourists alike.
The Rainbow Inn 335-0294
A nice larger restaurant for fine dining.
The restaurant's cozy atmosphere and relaxing well stocked bar make this a sure winner.
Good food and good value.
Bahamian and American Cuisine.
Dr. Seabreeze has been know to strum up some tunes and sing a romantic island song or two on the Friday nights and weekends.
Check ahead to see if they are having entertainment and what the hours of operation are.
Surely a place to put on your “night out” list to try.
Surfer's Beach Manor 335-5300
A neat place for the “surfer crowd” as well as a good stop off for the wanna be surfers on your way to or after your rides at the famous Surfer's Beach.
Good bar selection as well as good food prepared the way you like it.
Surfers Beach Manor also has rooms for rent and surf boards too.
Famous for the sing along “Open Mike” nights every Tuesday and Friday.
This is a great night spot for the young and young at heart.
Offering not only good Cajun food (cooked up by Chicken Ed from Louisiana) and drink, but a fun time for all with “Open Mike” night being the big attraction. Who knows? You may bump into someone you know as Lenny Kravitz or his band as they have been known to drop in from time to time.
Lenny's hometown is Gregory town so you never know when he will show up.
The Cove 335-5142
The Cove has 2 restaurants: the Golden Grouper and Pineapple Patio, both near the pool.
Excellent upscale establishment just north of Gregory town.
A good stop off from a day trip down from Harbour Island for a cool drink at the pool bar or dinner at one of the 2 restaurants.
The newly renovated resort has fine reputation for first class dining experience.