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Billy Joe's On the Beach

Lucaya, Freeport, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
+1 305-735-8267
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“conch salad” (95 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
“cracked conch” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub
$$ - $$$
Lucaya, Freeport, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Is the public beach still open? At one time,before the hurricane, you could walk beside the police station and have access to this beach. Is this still possible? Thank you. planning trip in April just wanted to make sure you could still get there.

11  Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Billy Joe's blew away in Hurricane Matthew, 2016. It was a great place, but probably gone forever since he died a couple of year's ago.

3  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Trying to get back up and running after the Hurricane. The other place was destroyed. They have a small hut back up and trying to get started again. Not sure how long?

1  Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We love Billy Joe's been going there over 20 years, great food & drinks ,love the ride, the boat around Bell channel was awesome ,the beach was better in the early years , it still good just a little worn with time,,service is good not...More

Thank deemissdee392
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food were greasy because the food was cooked with over used oil. The shrimp, lobster, and conch were over cooked and rubbery except for the fish. The French fries were under cooked. You do not get much for your money so make sure you...More

Thank sandy37705
Reviewed 9 September 2016

You must do Fish Fry Wednesday Within a few short hours of arriving in Grand Bahama, I found myself in the middle of a weekly Wednesday night fete that is as good as any I’ve ever enjoyed anywhere in the Caribbean! You enjoy fresh fish...More

1  Thank RecipeForTravel
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Ambiance - this place has it. On one of the most accessible free (non-resort) beaches, across from Port Lucaya Marketplace, along a path next to the police station. The beach is small and crowded with people renting/selling motorized water rides (jet skis, banana boats), braiding...More

1  Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very good spot for food and drinks on the beach. prices very reasonable and the food and drinks were very good.

Thank MleighC217
Reviewed 19 August 2016

OMG! where do I start? The wait staff is wonderful. the food was off the chain. Great drinks AND you're on the beach!!!!

Thank Keyuana D
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I headed to Billy every day after diving for a cold beer and a fresh conch salad prepared right in front of my eyes. The best place to be over the water. ;)

Thank sergiovelarde
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Questions & Answers
24 January 2017|
Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Billy Joes is across the street from the "Straw Market". Look for the police station, then there's a path on the right side of the police station that goes along side a hotel with pool> Go past the hotel - you will see... More
4 January 2015|
Response from CentralNYTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Christmas Eve 2014 has come and gone, but yes, they were open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lucaya, Freeport, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Grand Bahama Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 305-735-8267
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