The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures from around the world, so too are the restaurants and cuisine that you'll find on Antigua. With everything from international to authentic local flavors, you'll be sure to find whatever food genre you're craving.
And, as with any resort island, many of the menus in the heavily tourist populated areas tend to cater to an international audience, offering French, Italian, and Asian inspired cuisine. You'll find an abundance of restaurant choices in St. John's, English Harbour, and the area in and around Nelson's Dockyard and Falmouth Harbour.
If you'd like to experience true Caribbean-style food, you may have to seek out a beach side restaurant or ask a local for their recommendation. Antiguan specialties to try include a traditional African dish of salt fish stew and ducanna (sweet potato, cornmeal, coconut, and spices) or fungi, a mixture of cornmeal and okra served in a ball formation (similar to polenta).
Stew is a another Caribbean favorite and Antigua offers up its version of spicy pepperpot stew with a selection of yams, plantains, pumpkin, fig, pork and beef. Goat water is another popular stew consisting of goat meat, hot peppers, cinnamon and cloves.
If you'd like to try fish and seafood, visit the Home Restaurant just north of St. John's where you'll find a delicious snapper stuffed with crab and drizzled with lobster sauce. The Commissioner Grill is a highly recommended restaurant in Antigua that offers a Caribbean and International menu along with its British Colonial style decor; known for its delicious seafood, try the lobster club sandwich for lunch or the grilled mahimahi for dinner.
If you're looking for inexpensive Antiguan food, visit Grace Before Meals. You won't be disappointed.
English Harbour Main Road
Lower St. Mary's Street
Near Thames Street
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