The great restaurants in Turks and Caicos come in various settings and styles, from simple huts on the beach serving grilled seafood and burgers to gourmet restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs. Most of the dining action is on the island of Providenciales, around the Grace Bay resort area, but those willing to travel to Grand Turk or North Caicos will find some tasty places to eat.

    Many upmarket Turks and Caicos restaurants specialise in Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Japanese cuisines, but it's well worth delving into family-owned shacks to discover authentic local dishes. Tucking into a freshly harvested conch fritter while taking in views of the sea and sand is a must-do when visiting Turks and Caicos.


    Las Brisas Restaurant and Bar

    Tasty tapas and a poolside bar

    Las Brisas Restaurant and Bar is in the Neptune Villas resort on Chalk Sound, about 16 km southwest of Grace Bay. Tapas is a menu highlight, but you can also find a mix of Mediterranean, fusion, and Caribbean dishes.

    Las Brisas Restaurant and Bar hosts live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Diners are welcome to use the pool on the central deck of the restaurant, or rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and paddleboats. You can even book a private pontoon boat tour to explore the Chalk Sound National Park. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

    Location: Chalk Sound Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 649-946-5306


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    Da Conch Shack

    Beachfront eatery with freshly harvested conch

    Da Conch Shack is a long-running favourite for Turks & Caicos locals and visitors. It has an idyllic setting on a beach in the Blue Hills neighbourhood of Providenciales. As its name suggests, conch is a top choice here, and it’s brought in fresh from the sea near the restaurant. You can have it cooked in any way you please.

    You’ll be able to find a good range of traditional island dishes and casual meals here, as well as some rum punch or local beer to wash it all down. The low-key vibe with picnic tables and beach shacks is livened up most evenings and weekends with live or DJ music.

    Location: Blue Hills Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: September: daily from 11 am to 4 pm. October–August: daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 649-946-8877


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    Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl

    Seafood restaurant with beachy activities

    Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl is a beachside seafood dining spot found in Five Cays Beach on Providenciales island. Tables are set along the beach in the shade of palm trees. Some even sit in the shallow water so you can keep your feet cool as you dine.

    Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl serves a range of local, seafood and Caribbean dishes, including conch and red snapper. There’s usually some live reggae music to enjoy during the day, as well as a host of activities like table tennis, volleyball, and horseback riding.

    Location: TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 11.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 649-333-7321


    Sharkbite Bar & Grill

    Caribbean seafood favourites in a waterfront setting

    Sharkbite Bar & Grill sits on the waterfront at Turtle Cove Marina in central Providenciales. The vibe is casual and upbeat, with daily happy hour specials from 5 pm to 7 pm and live music every Friday. Diners can watch live sports on big TV screens set around the restaurant. Sharkbite’s name was inspired by the local nurse sharks that can be seen gliding in the waters near the restaurant on most evenings.

    Sharkbite Bar & Grill serves a big range of wings with flavours like chipotle or sweet Thai chilli, as well as fresh seafood dishes including snapper, grouper, lobster, and conch. Beer lovers might want to try the local Turk’s Head brew, served on tap here. 

    Location: Lower Bight Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 649-941-5090


    Bay Bistro

    Seafood, sea breezes and sunset views

    Bay Bistro offers local dishes and seafood presented with panache in a beachside setting. Found at the Sibonné Beach Hotel in Grace Bay, the restaurant serves up an elaborate brunch on weekends. Signature dishes include sesame-siracha seared yellowfin tuna, almond and herb-crusted grouper and Caicos grilled lobster.  

    Bay Bistro is also known for its pig-roast bonfires held on full-moon nights, when the sands are lit up by tiki torches. This is a fine spot to watch the sun go down with a fresh cocktail in hand.

    Location: Sibonné Beach Hotel, Princess Drive, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm


    Sandbar Restaurant

    A top spot to enjoy simple island pleasures

    Sandbar Restaurant is a family-run dining spot on Grand Turk Island, along the historic Front Street in Cockburn Town. A long-time favourite for both locals and visitors, the restaurant serves tasty comfort foods like the Sandbar burger, curry chicken and wraps, along with ice-cold local brews like Turk’s Head lager.

    The restaurant looks more like a simple family home that’s set right on the beach. This makes it easy for you to enjoy a stroll along the sand or a dip after your meal. Sandbar Restaurant’s prime sea views let you shift into island holiday mode, maybe cooling down with a rum punch in the shade on the deck, then lingering on to watch the sunset.

    Location: Duke Street, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 649-243-2666


    Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar

    Local home-style dishes in an intimate setting

    Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar is a great spot for enjoying local seafood dishes in North Caicos. While it’s close to Whitby Beach, there's no sea view here. The surrounding coconut palms give it a tropical island ambiance, nonetheless. The restaurant occupies a modest vintage cottage with a wraparound porch, small tables, wood-beam ceilings, and a long wooden bar.

    Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar’s food choices range from homemade bread and ice cream to lobster and conch. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, but it’s a good idea to call ahead and place your order if you’re planning to visit in the evening.

    Location: Drake Court, Whitby TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Phone: +1 649-946-7113


    Miss B’s Island Restaurant

    Beloved local eatery with fresh baked goods and fish fry

    Miss B’s Island Restaurant is a friendly place on Kings Road, near the Major Hill settlement in North Caicos. The menu changes with the seasons and there are daily lunch specials, so it’s always a good idea to come here at least twice during your stay.

    You’ll find not only local seafood like conch and lobster, but also tasty baked goods such as cinnamon rolls, muffins, and johnnycake cornbread. Locals usually flock to Miss B’s Island Restaurant for its Wednesday fish fry with live music as well as Saturday-only karaoke nights.

    Location: Whitby Highway, Whitby TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Tuesday from 9 am to 11 pm, Wednesday–Friday from 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 649-241-3939


    Mr. Grouper’s Restaurant

    Popular seafood spot near Grace Bay

    Mr. Grouper’s Restaurant is next to the Diamond Stubbs Plaza. It’s a fine place to unwind while sampling some local fish and seafood. Must-tries include the restaurant’s award-winning conch chowder, jerk shrimp, grilled lobster tail, and – you guessed it – grouper. Its blackened grouper probably earns the most raves, but you can also try grilled, coconut-crusted, crispy, or fried grouper.

    The setting of Mr. Grouper’s Restaurant is decidedly casual, with tables and plastic chairs across a wide patio surrounded by palms and bougainvillaea trees. It’s within walking distance of most resorts in Grace Bay.

    Location: Lower Bight Road, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 649-242-6780


    Coco Bistro

    Upscale dining in a coconut palm setting

    Coco Bistro is firstly notable for its location, set in a large coconut palm grove in central Grace Bay. The food is just as memorable, with a range of international dishes and seafood, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list. Among the favourites is 'conch 2 ways' with fresh Dominican pineapple, pepper-crusted local tuna, and West Indian-style shrimp curry.

    Coco Bistro on Providenciales Island is easy to reach on foot from the resorts around Grace Bay, but there's parking on-site if you prefer to drive there. Reservations are essential for dinner.

    Location: Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 5 pm to 10 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 649-946-5369

    Lana Willocks | Contributing Writer

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