Blue Hills Road, Providenciales
Turks and Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Chef: Mark Clayton
General Manager: Karel Rodney
The Conch Shack
You can't visit Turks & Caicos without trying their island delicacy. Conch is found in large conch shells (the pretty cream and pink coloured ones you'll find at all the shops), and at The Conch Shack they are harvested fresh out of the water a couple hundred feet away from the restaurant, shelled and then fried up fresh in so many concoctions you could spend the day trying all the different ways they enjoy this seafood. It's not only a tourist spot; it's a local favourite
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Da Conch Shack sits right on the beach in beautiful Provo, Turks and Caicos. In true island spirit, it's famous for two things: fresh local seafood and a wide selection of rum. As the name suggests, conch is the house specialty but the in-season grouper, snapper and lobster are not to be missed.
A must-stop for any visitor to Provo is Da Conch Shack, an out-of-the-way place on the beach in the Blue Hills neighborhood. Being here is the closest most of us will ever get to feeling like a castaway.
A few pretty shacks, scattered picnic tables and a simple outdoor bar have all the makings of the most rockin' party on the island, even before the clock strikes noon. By 11 a.m. bartender John Wayne (really, that’s his real name, or so he says) was grooving to reggae and blending up some rum punch. And while the drinking is good, the eating is even better. Da Conch Shack is all about the conch, pulled fresh from the ocean in front of you and cooked to order.
Though you can get conch anywhere, the ideal spot is da Conch Shack, with white picnic tables on Blue Hills beach, just west of Grace Bay Beach. Before ordering, stroll to the beach to watch as giant buckets of fresh conch are emptied, each cracked open and its rubbery insides tossed onto a wooden table. Then sit down at a picnic table just a few steps from the water, take off your shoes, dip your feet into the sand and decide how you want your conch. Curried? Sautéed? Diced up and served ceviche-style? Definitely don’t skip the conch fritters, which are golden brown, moist and chewy. You can also order them in conch chowder, or as fried strips known as cracked conk.
The Scene: With picnic tables right on Blue Hill Beach, this locals’ favorite is as laid back as it gets. Another big draw is the fresh conch that’s kept in pens on the water’s edge. If you’re on a serious cocktail mission, try the Shipwreck, but be careful that you’re not left stranded on the beach.
Don’t Miss: Anything with conch—conch fritters, conch salad, cracked conch, conch sauté, or conch chowder.
“I’ve never met anyone who couldn’t relax at da RumBar.” Keeping it simple, RumBar puts tables right on the sand and serves up entertainment and economy-friendly cocktails.
This happy spot is set inside a whitewashed beach shack on a sand dune above the Blue Hills Beach. Steps away is the open-air RumBar, separated by more sand and white picnic tables. Down below, in the shallow aquamarine waters, small conch pens hold live conch, refreshed daily by fishermen. On the beach the conch is drawn out of its shell, beaten, and then served any number of ways, whether as superb conch fritters, conch curry, or conch chowder. Conch this fresh and well-prepared is a revelation. Don't care for conch? Try the curry chicken, the lobster (in season), shrimp, or local grouper. Take off your shoes, press your face to the sun, sip the suds off a Turk's Head lager, and join in the laid-back merriment.
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With more seafood than you can stare at and more rum than you can throw up, Da Conch Shack in Provo, Turks and Caicos stakes a solid claim for the greatest beach bar in the British West Indies.
They'll pull conch right out of the sea and slice it up for you there and then, they'll keep pouring you rums till you beg them to stop and they'll even serve a great grilled jerk chicken dish, if you overload on fresh seafood.
It's unpretentious, fun, and casual, and for an island that's not overrun with places to choose from, the prices aren't too stepp either.
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Make A Date: For dinner, choose a private picnic table on the beach at the casual Da Conch Shack. Order the salad made with fresh conch and refreshing rum punch, and get your groove on Thursday and select Saturday nights with live music.
An institution in Provo for many years, this brightly colored beach shack is justifiably famous for its conch and seafood. The conch is fished fresh out of the shallows and broiled, spiced, cracked, or fried to absolute perfection. This is the freshest conch anywhere on the island, as the staff collect it from their “pens” several times a day as needed. If you don't like seafood, there's also chicken. Their blackened grouper is to die for, and they actually have Johnny fries (french fries with a black bean and local pepper sauce). Give them a call to find out when they have theme nights or live music from 7 to 10 pm (Hump and Bump Night). Sunday afternoons you will listen to a live DJ from 1 to 5. You get to dine with your feet in the sand or on a wooden deck, right on the water’s edge.
Da Conch Shack: An Island Favorite!
As you drive up to this beachfront island restaurant, you are greeted by a wall of conch shells a brightly colored sign welcoming you to da Conch Shack. This colorfully decorated eatery and bar is an island favorite spot for drinks, local recipes and a fun beachfront atmosphere. Not only is their rum punch (aptly named!) famously delicious and the perfect refreshment in the warm tropical breeze, but their food is also consistently great!
They have received so many great reviews that Tripadvisor recently awarded da Conch Shack with a certificate of excellence!
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Since everything’s cooked to order at this classic Provo bar and restaurant (on the beach in the Blue Hills neighborhood) you’ll likely wait at least half an hour before your conch finally shows up at your table on the sand. But a frosty Turk’s Head is a worthy distraction, best enjoyed with an Instagram-worthy sea-and-sand vista – and the promise of a heaping plate of the islands’ ubiquitous mollusk — ahead of you.
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Dine at da Conch Shack
Beneath swaying palm trees, da Conch Shack serves the perfect Caribbean cuisine. You’ll dine at a colorful painted picnic table in the sand, only a few yards from gentle lapping waves of the ocean. Enjoy their famous rum punch and numerous, tasty menu items featuring the island’s most popular delicacy, conch. This restaurant is family-friendly, with high chairs and kid-sized picnic tables available. Kids can frolic on the beach while you relax with your cocktail.
Da Conch Shack is a bright coloured beach shack in Provo famous for its exquisite, delicious conch and seafood. The conch of Da Conch is taken out fresh from the shallows. Then it is broiled, spiced and fried to bring it to perfection. The most amazing thing of this place is they don’t keep this conch ready. When the order comes the staff dive for it which makes them so fresh and also delicious. Apart from conch, jerk chicken, peas and rice are the other favorites of Da Conch.
Da Conch Shack & RumBar, Blue Hills
Thought this would be a tourist trap, but it was such fun, very pretty, and with great beach food and drink, featuring island beer and rum, and fresh-from-the-water-right-there conch, harvested, tenderized and served up as fritters, salads, ceviche, chowder, stew, jerked, stir fried. www.conchshack.tc
Ashley Greene unwound with family and friends at the Gansevoort Hotel in Turks & Caicos. When she wasn't working on her tan, the Twilight star took everyone to dinner at da Conch Shack where she ran into another celebrity – Prince! "Ashley was really excited to meet him," a source says. The actress spent the rest of her time snorkeling and jet skiing.
There is no doubt that the Conch Shack and Rum Bar is a must visit restaurant locale in Turks and Caicos. Whether you're craving conch, any other seafood variety, a mixed drink, or just want to experience an authentic island bar, the Conch Shack is the place for you.
While the specialty item at the Conch Shack is of course conch, it should be noted that all of the seafood is served fresh daily.
Da Conch Shack is a popular bar and grill that happens to specialize in Caribbean cuisine. Most guests consider the level of formality and service here to be very casual.
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Run, don't walk, to this classic Provo beach bar and restaurant, where the conch is fresh and the rum punch packs a wallop. Everything's cooked to order, so a 40-minute wait is common — but, oh, so worth it. Pass the time with a dip in the sea, then find a perch under a palm tree and enjoy a savory smorgasbord of the islands' ubiquitous mollusk served seven ways: cracked, curried and stewed; in fritters, salad and chowder; and Creole style in a tomato-based sauce. However you try it, you simply can't go wrong.
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