12 Best Restaurants in Providenciales July 6, 2022
After you’re done walking on the soft white sand and snorkeling in the turquoise waters of Turks and Caicos, we bet you’ve worked up quite the appetite!
Before you head home to your Rentyl Resort at the Atrium, head out to one of these incredible restaurants in Providenciales.
The island has a cornucopia of eateries to choose from, most serving up some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever devoured. Bon appetit!
1. Da Conch Shack
Our restaurants guide would not be complete without mentioning Da Conch Shack on our list of best restaurant in Providenciales. This spot is a staple restaurant on the island, and everyone from tourists to locals love it. As one could imagine, conch is what’s on the menu here.
Sure, you can get other excellent fresh seafood, but their signature meals involve conch. Fresh conch salad, cracked conch (like fried calamari), and conch fritters (like a conch hush puppy) are just a few of the yummy conch items on their menu. This all can be enjoyed while watching the ocean lap onshore as you dig your toes into the sand. On Wednesdays, they have live music to jam to.
2. Omar's Beach Hut
Another spot right on the beach is Omar’s Beach Hut. As one would expect, the vibe is chill at this cute alfresco restaurant. It also means you should bring plenty of sunscreen if you’re coming by during lunch.
Fresh fish and seafood are an obvious choice while on the island, but particularly while at Omar’s since you’re right next to the fresh seafood market! Another favorite here is the jerk dishes, which are delicious but surprisingly not as spicy as some jerk sauces can be. So give it a try here if you’re a bit wary of spicy foods.
3. Bob's Bar & Eats
This is a hidden gem that’s a bit out of the way but worth the ride. You’re overlooking the Southside Marina and the crazy blue water the island is known for. The chef is a French Canadian that puts their twist on the regular island dishes.
The shrimp curry is beautifully flavored, the salads incredibly crisp and fresh, but what will blow you away is the conch mac and cheese cakes! Conch with creamy and rich mac and cheese oozing out of a perfectly fried “cake.” Paired with a Turks Head beer, the fabulous views, and great live music if you pop by on Wednesday—this restaurant in Providenciales is a clear winner!
4. Mr. Grouper's Restaurant
Whether you want to stop by for a quick bite or have a fish feast for dinner, Mr. Grouper is a sure shot. As one would imagine, you can’t come here without ordering some grouper!
While you might feel like a little kid ordering the fish fingers, don’t worry. These aren’t the frozen fish sticks mom gave you while watching cartoons. It’s thoughtfully fried, fall-off-your-fork, fresh grouper that’s just to die for! There’s more than just grouper, of course—you can’t go wrong with the jerk chicken, snapper, and conch fritters too.
5. Shay Café & Lounge
Located in Grace Bay, this is your spot for breakfast. Hands down, no need to think about it! There’s eggs benny, bagel sandwiches, croissants, fluffy pancakes, and other sweet treats, not to mention some seriously fantastic coffee to keep you fueled on your snorkel trips!
This is a bustling spot, but they still serve out everything pretty quickly and offer takeaway if you prefer your bagel brekkie sandwiches on the beach.
6. Thursday Fish Fry
This is another MUST-go spot if you’re looking for a restaurant in Providenciales on a Thursday. Every person on the island will be sure to remind you, so no worries, there’s no forgetting about the island’s famous Thursday night Fish Fry!
You might see this called “The Bight Park” Fish Fry, but it’s now moved to the PTV headquarters at Stubbs Diamond Plaza (near Mr. Grouper).
Here, around 15 local restaurants set up their stands and serve up some insanely amazing island favorites. Fresh seafood is on the menu (obviously!), along with other favorites like sushi, jerk, yummy ice cream, and more. The Turks Head Brewery even has a stand here, and this local beer will be your go-to drink unless you love rum punch in a pineapple, which you can also find here.
Souvenirs and other trinkets are on offer while island vibe music blares through the speakers. Don’t miss this spot on Thursdays.
7. Cocovan Airstream Lounge
8. Ricky’s Flamingo Cafe
Ricky’s is a reasonably priced restaurant on the island that’s right on Gracy Bay Beach. Here you’ll have views of parasailers, kayakers, sailors, snorkel boats, and more of the things to do in Providenciales that you’ll be enjoying during your visit. All while you nosh on burgers, fries, salads, jerk, grouper, and many other delicious items you’ll come to know while visiting the islands.
It’s a perfect spot for a beer and a light lunch so you can continue your hard days of relaxing and exploring Turks and Caicos!
Tip: Flamingo Cafe and Cocovan are our top two favorite restaurants in Providenciales because they are both less than a five minutes drive from The Atrium. These two just might be your go-to spots while on the island just like they are ours while staying at our Rentyl Resort!
Other Restaurants in Providenciales and Beyond
You’ll come to notice many of the restaurants around Providenciales are going to be serving up similar items. Jerk, fresh seafood, fried conch, fish… It’s hard to get tired of it because it is SO good.
But every once in a while, you just might want something a bit different or maybe even switch up where you’re eating! Here are a few more places to consider visiting while thirsty and hungry on Providenciales.
9. Pizza Pizza
Will this be the best pizza of your life? Probably not, but it’s pretty darn good if you have a craving for pizza. And if you’re anything like us, that’s probably once a week or so! Sometimes you might just want to eat a pizza back at your resort for an easy, chill night (this one is also only 5 minutes from The Atrium!).
If that’s what you’re feeling, Pizza Pizza is in Grace Bay and will surely satisfy your pizza cravings. They are a nice size, have a crispy crust, and you just can’t go wrong.
10. Mis Amigos
Mexican food in the Caribbean? Why not!? Especially when there’s an actual Mexican chef cooking in the kitchen here! While many menu items are more Tex-Mex than anything, the break from the usual food you’ll find on the island will be welcomed.This place has the best margaritas we could find, and the food is as fresh as can be, just like everything else around the island. Swap out your conch fritters or fried fish for a burrito for a night. It’s OK, we won’t judge!
11. Turks Head Brewery
12. Mudjin Bar & Grill
Things to Know
- Double check your bill. Sometimes a partial service fee/tip is added and then you can add more as you see fit.
- Tipping is customary and is usually around 15-20%.
- Sometimes tax is included in menu prices and sometimes not, just check at the bottom of the menu so you know when you get your bill that it might be slightly more than you thought.
- Eating out in Turks and Caicos is not cheap. With that said, we never felt that we had a bad meal. So while you’re paying a bit more, you’re getting excellent food!
- They don’t serve lobster out of season which is around August through March. While you’re likely to see it on menus regardless, don’t be surprised if they tell you it’s unavailable.
- Make sure to check out more of our tips for traveling Turks and Caicos.