Chat ‘N’ Chill


A Great Exuma institution for more than 20 years, this beach shack eatery is so much more than a restaurant. Boat in on your own vessel or board a water taxi and plan to spend several hours here. Kids love the pet cats and feeding sting rays. Volleyball nets, rope swings, and a white-sand beach that slopes gently into shallow waters boost its family-friendliness.

The daily menu lists grilled fish, chicken, and ribs, plus hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Sunday’s the big day, when a pig roast draws a couple of hundred people for a buffet line of all the Bahamian comfort-food favorites.

Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.