For standard island dishes, this traditional favorite one-ups its neighbor Hog Penny. Near the Hamilton Princess Hotel, within a 5-minute drive of the heart of the City of Hamilton, this is one of the most consistently popular restaurants on the island -- a fixture since 1973. The Lobster Pot's cedar plank walls sport brass and bamboo trim, and such underwater touches as fishing nets, branches of coral, and sea fans. There's a bar near the entrance if you want a before-dinner drink, and a dining room behind it. Menu items include both Maine and spiny Caribbean lobster, each prepared seven different ways. Fish sandwiches and platters of hogfish, wahoo, tuna, and rockfish are prepared any way you want; we prefer them grilled with amandine, banana, or lemon-butter sauce. The best starter is a cup or bowl of steaming Bermuda fish chowder. It's savory brown and enhanced with sherry peppers and shots of black rum. If you like it, you won't be alone -- visitors haul quarts of the stuff (frozen) back to North America.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010