Fodor's Expert Review The Sand Bar

$$ South of Marsh Harbour Bahamian

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The no-name bay just north of Cherokee Sound is where a magnificent wooden pier juts out into glass-clear waters, home to schools of bonefish. The pier is more than a football field in length, with an open-air restaurant and bar that serves cold Kaliks, grilled burgers, grouper, conch salad, and fries, along with other Bahamian specialties. This place is easy to miss if you're not paying attention, as the road to Cherokee Sound is a winding, curvy strip of cement that skirts the edges of mangrove-lined creeks and bays cut into the coral. About a mile before the settlement, you'll see a sign on your left. Follow the narrow road, park in one of the areas just before a locked gate, and walk over to the Sand Bar. It's a nice choice for lunch or afternoon drinks—when it's open. Often it's not, so you just have to go and take your chances. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Bahamian Casual Lunch $$

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Great Abaco Island  Bahamas

- 242 - 367–4337

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