Beachfront Restaurants & Bars Within Walking Distance

The Bahamas Hideaway is nestled in the heart of paradise, just a stone’s throw away from some of Grand Bahama’s most beautiful beaches. What makes this island getaway even more exceptional is its proximity to some of the best beachfront dining establishments. Whether you’re in the mood for high-end cuisine, local flavors, or just a place to unwind by the water, there’s something for every palate. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to some must-visit beachfront restaurants and bars within walking distance of The Bahamas Hideaway.

1. The Stoned Crab Restaurant

Location: Taino Beach, Freeport, Grand Bahama

  • Wed-Sat: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Mon-Tues: Closed

The Stoned Crab Restaurant is a true gem, and it’s just a short stroll from The Bahamas Hideaway. With a serene beachfront setting, this place offers an enchanting dining experience. The atmosphere is tranquil, and the food is simply amazing. Here, you’ll be treated to high-end dining with a view that’s second to none.

From gourmet delights served fresh from the kitchen and craft cocktails to luxurious chaise lounges and even swings over the tide line, The Stoned Crab has it all. 

If you plan to visit during holidays, special events, or with a large group, it’s a good idea to reserve a spot. You can contact them at (242) 602-1010 or visit their Facebook page: Stoned Crab Freeport.

The Stoned Crab Restaurant – Google Maps

Walking Directions from The Bahamas Hideaway

Take the “Hideaway Beach Path” to the beach, turn left, and walk for about 10 minutes. The restaurant is just past Pirates Cove Zipline Park. 

2. Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience

Location: Taino Beach, Freeport, Grand Bahama


  • Sun-Fri: Noon – 6:00 pm
  • Closed Saturdays

For a taste of the local beach scene, head to Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience at Taino Beach. This thatch-roofed shack serves up local favorites, including conch salad, roasted conch, and the unique “Concharoni.” Don’t leave without trying the Gully Wash, a popular local drink made with gin and coconut water.

If you’re visiting on a Sunday (weather permitting), Tony often hosts “Jazz on the Beach,” where you can enjoy live music while savoring the beachfront ambiance. Tony is also passionate about sharing the history and ecology of the conch, so you can learn more about this local delicacy.

Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience – Google Maps

Walking Directions from The Bahamas Hideaway

Take the “Hideaway Beach Path” to the beach, turn left, and continue for about 15 minutes, past the Stoned Crab and beyond the pier. You’ll find Tony Macaroni’s near the sand volleyball courts.

3. Taino by the Sea

Location: Taino Beach, Freeport, Grand Bahama

  • Mon-Wed: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thurs-Sun: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Taino by the Sea offers great breakfast and lunch options with a stunning view of the beach. This beachfront restaurant is conveniently located, making it a perfect stop for a delicious meal as you enjoy your day by the sea.

Walking Directions from The Bahamas Hideaway

Take the “Hideaway Beach Path” to the beach, turn right, and walk about 5 minutes. The restaurant is located behind the beach chairs and tiki huts for the Taino Beach Resort.

Taino by the Sea – Google Maps

4. Smith’s Point Fish Fry

Location: Various establishments within Smith’s Point, Freeport, Grand Bahama

  • Wed: 5:30 pm – Midnight
  • Sat: 7 am – 8 pm
  • Sun: 7 am – 1 pm

Smith’s Point Fish Fry is a favorite weekly event on the island, where you can indulge in delicious Bahamian seafood and local dishes. Outriggers, Da Bus Stop, Gully Wash, and Terry’s Conch Stand are all part of this vibrant culinary scene, offering an array of culinary delights.

Fish Fry is a lively and enjoyable experience you won’t want to miss, with traditional recipes and dishes like Bahamian Mac-N-Cheese that are simply irresistible.

At Outriggers, you can enjoy a DJ and a fantastic restaurant for Fish Fry. This place has been a local favorite for years. On Sunday mornings, they offer a traditional breakfast with options like stewed conch or chicken souse.

Da Bus Stop is a short walk to the north of Outriggers, while Gully Wash and Terry’s Conch Stand are a bit further east down the beach road. Keep in mind that the hours of operation for these local bars and restaurants may vary and some are open outside of the official “Fish Fry” times.

Smith’s Point Fish Fry – Google Maps


We hope this guide helps you plan your next meal while staying at The Bahamas Hideaway. With so many great options within walking distance, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and stunning beachfront views.