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“Great creamy conch chowder!”

Chef Annes Turtle Pond Resturant and Bar
Cuisines: Bahamian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I stopped in at Chef Anne's on a Saturday afternoon, on our way to Tropic Breeze. We had just arrived on Exuma and needed some supplies at our house. We asked Chef Anne if she could make us enough creamy conch chowder for two big bowls plus leftovers for the next day. She said "sure" and asked us if we would like some bread to go with it. We happily agreed. The next day, a Sunday - important on Exuma - we visited the Salt monument and beaches on Little Exuma and stopped by Chef Anne's to pick up our soup. We enjoyed a few beers while we waited for our meal to be packaged up. We met some sweet people at the bar. Learned about a new app we didn't have ( what's app ). Had a little too much fun. Turtle Pond is a really cute restaurant and bar.

We picked up our soup and bread and headed back to Great Exuma. The chowder was amazing. It was conchy, creamy, thick and yummy. There were at least 10 bay leaves in the soup. I love the flavor of bay leaves. We were so excited to taste that in the chowder. There were delicious young thin skinned potatoes. Not too many, just the right amount. The conch! Lots of conch. Big pieces, little pieces. We served ourselves up two big bowls and went out on the deck to look at the bay and made yummy noises. The bread she made was a bisquit bread. It was a little sweet and went so well with the chowder. We had a second 1/2 bowl that day. There was so much left!!

We had this chowder 2 days later, with more bread. Froze the rest and had two more big bowls the following week, it was still great after freezing. The night before we left, my husband got up in the middle of the night to finish the last bowl. It was delicious. We keep talking about it.

The morning we left, we still had bread. My husband was sad he was leaving a couple pieces of bread behind. If we ever went back to Exuma again, we would order the chowder from Chef Anne again. It was so good.

TIP: Just one little caveat. We aren't permitted to eat salt, for health reasons. We always eat no salt. If your like us, make sure you mention that to Chef Anne.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Chef Ann is not only a great Chef but a wonderful person to work with. We hired her for the week for our trip and she surpassed our expectations with each meal. We had three families visiting the island and she made our trip easy and memorable with her catering. The lobster was our favorite but the grouper, conch fritters, and breakfast buns were also ok the top of the list. Thanks Chef Ann!

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We decided to hire Chef Anne to make a meal at our rental house for our 25th wedding anniversary. She offered a nice array of choices for a 4 course meal. We picked the lobster bisque, salad, lobster and grouper entree and guava duff as our desert. Our meal was fantastic and so was her service. She mentioned how her husband and son were the ones who caught our dinner. We asked if they would be willing to take us out for a day of fishing and exploring. She quickly set up the trip for the next day. We went out with her son and nephew and had a great time. We caught several dozen snapper with a hand line and then we went free diving for grouper, snapper and trigger fish. The nephew "Josh" was an expert with the Hawaiian sling and quickly caught a nice grouper, gray snapper and a large trigger. I made a few attempts but need more practice. It was a very nice meal and day of fishing on the beautiful water.

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2  Thank psunow
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had Anna prepare our meals for a fishing trip to Exuma. Breakfast, packed lunch for the boat, and incredible dinners each night. We had fresh grouper, shrimp and lobster with salad, rice and vegetables the first night. The second night was Cajun curry shrimp. Bahamas barbequed ribs the third night and massive fresh lobster tails the last night. Each meal was a delight. she was courteous professional and punctual. I highly recommend her and I will hire her again.

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2  Thank ronfromOH
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My 3 friends and I planned a fly fishing trip to Exuma and hired Chef Anne as an in house chef. We came to Exuma to fish, but Chef Anne left us with more memories than we had fishing by her warming personality and amazing food! Again, do not travel to Exuma without experiencing Chef Anne!

1  Thank Patrick F
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