Sure the French have escargot, but here in the Bahamas, the celebrity sea snail of choice is the conch – specifically the queen conch. A culinary staple for centuries, it’s the star ingredient in the conch fritters and conch salad served – and savored – widely in our islands. You can sample it at Iries, where fresh-from-the-sea cracked conch is a menu favorite, or venture over to beautiful Taino Beach to Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience, where Tony, proprietor (and resident colorful personality), is likely to greet you himself. For an authentic taste of the Bahamas, pair Tony’s roasted coach with a gully wash, the unofficial rum cocktail of our island paradise.
Address: Taino Beach, Grand Bahama Island