19 Memorable Turks and Caicos Restaurants For Families in 2023

August 21, 2023

Turks and Caicos Restaurants for Families

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Looking for the best Turks and Caicos restaurants for your family trip? 

You’re in the right place.  

Turks and Caicos is more than just a tropical paradise; it’s a culinary haven. From high-end dining experiences and sophisticated cuisine to laid-back beachfront shacks serving up local flavors, there’s something for every meal.

The problem comes with picking the right ones. Online reviews don’t always make clear whether kids are welcome, and no one wants to spend a night on vacation wrangling kids in a stiff atmosphere.

We’ve sorted through the noise, and tested as many Turks and Caicos restaurants as we can (all for the sake of research, of course). Good news: Many of the top-tier Turks and Caicos restaurants feature kids’ menus and a welcoming vibe. You can enjoy a gourmet meal without the side dish of stress. 

What’s more, Turks and Caicos offers tons of great outdoor casual restaurants, where kids can move freely as you enjoy your pre-dinner cocktail and wait for the food to arrive.

And when your bellies and wallets are bursting, and you need a break, you’re in luck. One of the top reasons we love Turks and Caicos for kids is because so many of the best hotels offer suites with kitchens. Grocery shopping in Turks is a piece of cake, so whip up something light and reset for the next dinner out!

Without further ado, let’s dig into the best casual and sophisticated Turks and Caicos restuarants for families – and share a few date night specials. (Have we mentioned we’re big fans of vacation babysitting too?) 

 

Best Casual Turks and Caicos Restaurants For Families  

While Turks and Caicos proudly boasts an array of fine dining, some of our favorite dining experiences at Mango Tree Travel – with or without the kids – are found at the casual restaurants. These laid-back spots perfectly capture the island vibes that make this Caribbean paradise so enchanting.

If you’re wondering where to eat in Turks and Caicos with kids, start with these casual dining options. Picture yourself with toes in the sand, palm trees swaying, enjoying fresh seafood as the waves gently lap the shore, all without the need for a reservation or fancy attire.

These gems offer a blend of local flavors and scenic views that create an authentic and relaxed dining experience—without breaking the bank. Some offer beachside dining in Turks and Caicos, others offer a nice break in town. 

Don’t worry – we have fine dining options below too so you can mix it up.   

You've got the menu, now let's plan the feast!

Our Turks and Caicos trip itinerary serves up your meals with the perfect balance between beach vibes and fine dining.

Even the pickiest eaters will be impressed.
Da Conch Shack Turks and Caicos

1. Da Conch Shack

Imagine stepping off the plane and heading straight to a beachfront restaurant where kids can dip their toes in the water while waiting for food.

Da Conch Shack offers just that! This casual beachfront restaurant is a great first stop when you land in Turks and Caicos. Not only is it 10 minutes from the airport, but it exudes island vibes.

Famous for conch fritters, cracked conk, jerk chicken, and casual Caribbean beach food, it’s a local spot  with something for everyone, including fish fingers and burgers for the little ones.  If you don’t make it right when you land, make a Wednesday night reservation for live music.

2. Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl

Bugaloos Conch Crawl is a beach-side seafood restaurant in Five Cays, about 20 minutes from Grace Bay. Families looking for an authentic island experience should make time for a stop, even if it means leaving the comfort of your Grace Bay beach chair.

It’s like a sandbox for food lovers, with tables set in the sand and views of the shimmering sea. From the conch dishes prepared every way imaginable to live music that gets the little ones dancing, it’s a haven for parents and children alike. Moms will appreciate the relaxed vibe (and perhaps a tropical cocktail!), while the kiddos will be enchanted by the chance to watch conch being freshly prepared.

The Bugaloo’s menu offers eight different kinds of conch—yum—plus a whole host of other seafood dishes and typical beach bar fare.  It also has old boats repurposed as tables and, at low tide, kids can play in the tide pools and on sand bars.

3. Omar’s Beach Hut

You’ll find Omar’s Beach Hut next to Bugaloo’s. Serving fresh seafood and local fare, including jerk chicken, burgers, wraps, fish tacos, and conk dishes, it offers a similar laid-back beach hut vibe.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun or seeking shelter in the shade, Omar’s provides another quintessential beach dining experience that resonates with both tourists and locals alike.  

How do choose between Bugaloo’s and Omar’s?  Omar’s tends to get better reviews for its jerk chicken, Bugaloo’s for its conch selection. They are otherwise very similar and it may be a matter of picking the one with the best energy when you arrive.

The Deck Turks and Caicos

4. The Deck at Seven Stars

The Deck at Seven Stars Resort & Spa is not a beach shack, but still casual. Located within the Seven Stars Resort — one of recommend hotels for families in Providenciales — it has a near-perfect location overlooking Grace Bay Beach. If you’re looking for a slightly more refined beachfront dining experience, the Deck is a great option for lunch or dinner.

The meals at The Deck take inspiration from local flavors but also include international classics. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.  

The Deck is one of our favorite classic Turks and Caicos restaurants for lunch, or an early dinner at sunset. (And don’t miss our full review of Seven Stars if you’re still picking your hotel.) 

5. Bay Bistro

Bay Bistro is a popular beachfront restaurant that lays claim to being closer to the beach than any other Turks and Caicos restaurant in Grace Bay, steps from the sand.  

The restaurant offers a great balance between gourmet dining and value. With a menu that boasts a selection of fresh seafood options, and the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos shoreline, it’s a great choice for lunch or dinner.

With an ambiance that strikes a balance between sophisticated and relaxed, parents can enjoy a refined dining experience at Bay Bistro without worrying about the children feeling out of place.

Mudjin-bar-and-grill Turks and Caicos

6. Mudjin Bar and Grill

Perched on the beachfront of Middle Caicos, getting to Mudjin Bar and Grill is no easy feat.  About 90 minutes from Grace Bay Beach, they journey involves either a ferry ride plus a rental car, or an organized tour.  We think it’s best enjoyed while spending two nights at Dragon Cay Resort.  

But the panoramic ocean views make the journey to Middle Caicos well worth it, sitting on one of the most stunning and secluded beaches we’ve ever seen.

This unique spot serves seafood options like conch fritters, cracked conch, and jerk chicken, along with refreshing salads and frozen cocktails. With a kids’ menu available and scenery that takes your breath away, Mudjin Bar and Grill is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

7. Hemingway’s On The Beach

Hemingway’s On The Beach makes nearly every list of family-friendly restaurants in Turks and Caicos. Located in the Sands Resort, it’s a great selection for your first night on the island.

Hemingway’s has a big open-air deck right on Grace Bay Beach. The kids can run down to the sand before dinner, and the vibe is all about families here.  It’s one of the best restaurants Turks and Caicos has to offer families who have lots of energy.

This popular spot specializes in seafood dishes like grilled fish, conch, fish and chips, and Caribbean specialties like conch trio and pasta dishes. Its excellent location near the water’s edge creates a relaxing ambiance, where the sounds of the waves accompany your meal.

Travelers love the diverse menu and the welcoming atmosphere, and it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long travel day.

Somewhere Cafe Turks and Caicos

8. Somewhere Café and Lounge

Located right on the beach, Somewhere Café and Lounge invites you to chill with a plate full of Tex-Mex cuisine. Whether it’s DJ nights or live music, the casual atmosphere sets the tone for laid-back enjoyment.

Somewhere Café sits right in front of Bight Reef, one of the best snorkeling spots with kids in Providenciales. That makes this an especially great stop for a post-snorkel lunch or dinner.  

The cafe offers chef-inspired Tex-Mex cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and decadent desserts made in-house from scratch. A great kids menu makes it a one of the best restaurants in Providenciales for hungry kids on the beach.

Cocovan Turks and Caicos

9. Coco Van

CocoVan isn’t right on the beach, but it’s worth taking a break to try it out. It’s a fabulous food truck experience that’s all about casual dining in paradise.

CocoVan is the partner restaurant to the extremely popular Coco Bistro. It dishes out some of the best food in Turks and Caicos from a vintage Airstream trailer in the Coco Bistro garden.

Perfect for kids, the menu offers a delightful variety of tacos, including amazing fish tacos, steak tacos, and falafel tacos. But picky eaters will cheer for the beach classics like fries, mac and cheese, hot dogs, and quesadillas.

Families will also love the laid-back atmosphere, where kids can run free in the garden, and parents can kick back in the shade with a cocktail.

10. Caicos Cafe

Caicos Café is another good Turks and Caicos restaurant option for lunch or dinner when you’re in town and taking a beach break.

Nestled in the heart of Grace Bay, Caicos Cafe is the passion project of Italian chef Max Olivari. This elegant open-air Turks and Caicos restaurant has a distinct Mediterranean feel.

The menu is an indulgent journey through Italian-inspired fare fused with Caribbean flavors, including various pasta dishes, seafood, and more. Casual elegance with a tropical twist, all enjoyed on a beautiful garden terrace. It’s no surprise Caicos Café is widely viewed as one of the best restaurants in Grace Bay.

Las-brisas Turks and Caicos

11. Las Brisas Restaurant and Bar

Las Brisas Restaurant and Bar is located on the south side of the island, with a unique setting next to the powdery blue Chalk Sound.

The view is mesmerizing. Imagine gazing out over a stunning turquoise lagoon that seems to stretch infinitely, dotted with tiny, lush islands. The water’s intense color is a unique shade of blue, thanks to the limestone base beneath, giving Chalk Sound a surreal, almost dreamlike appearance.

The restaurant serves Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine and an extensive selection of Tapas, plus some classics like spaghetti for the kids. The spacious deck is a very relaxing place to dine.

12. Turks and Caicos Fish Fry

A festival rather than a restaurant, the Fish Fry nevertheless merits a spot on the best places to eat in Turks and Caicos.

Every Thursday evening, the island of Providenciales comes alive with the rhythm, flavors, and colors of the Turks and Caicos Fish Fry. Held at Bight Park, this popular weekly event is more than just a food festival—it’s a party! It’s earned the Thursday night spot on our Turks and Caicos 7-day itinerary.

Visitors and locals alike gather around food stalls, where talented chefs prepare traditional dishes like fresh seafood, conch salad, jerk chicken, and more. The aroma of fried fish mingles with the sound of steel drums, creating an ambiance that’s uniquely Caribbean.

The Fish Fry also provides a platform for local artisans to showcase their crafts, from handmade jewelry to intricate wood carvings. It’s a place to discover the creativity and craftsmanship of the destination, and one of the best places to get souvenirs.  

Beachfront Fine Dining in Turks and Caicos

Best Turks and Caicos Restaurants For Families – Fine Dining

Traveling to Turks and Caicos with the little adventurers doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the island’s fine dining experience. Many beachfront restaurants, known for their gourmet cuisine and breathtaking ocean views, also offer fantastic kids’ menus.

Parents, you can indulge in a gourmet meal while your kids enjoy their comfort foods too.  One tip from Mango Tree Travel: Make early dinner reservations. Dining a bit earlier not only ensures you’ll snag a table at these popular spots, it means you won’t be stuck waiting with hungry kids.  

And, if you can time it right, these family-friendly fine dining restaurants in Turks and Caicos will offer you great sunset views, too.

13. Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful oceanfront, Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar offers a chic island experience for parents.

With raw bar specialties, modern presentations, and exceptional lobster dishes in season, it’s a culinary delight. Kids aren’t left behind though, with options like pizza, sandwiches, chicken tenders, and fish fritters.

Sip on cocktails and explore the Japanese speakeasy-inspired sushi as the waves serenade your meal.  This is among the best restaurants in Grace Bay for a family-friendly fine dining experience (and absolutely makes it into our 7-day Turks and Caicos family trip guide.) 

14. Grace’s Cottage

Grace’s Cottage, located in the Grace Bay Club luxury resort, also offers a romantic dinner under the stars with picturesque outdoor seating. French-inspired dishes like Steak au Poivre, Bouillabais, and Chateaubriand are paired with fresh local products.  

Just remember that French dishes can be a bit on the heavy side, especially in the heat of the islands. Eat light during the day before you head to Grace’s Cottage and be sure you’re ready for a big meal.

Don’t worry, a kids’ menu is available too, ensuring a classic high-end dinner option for the whole family on Grace Bay Beach.

Mango Reef Turks and Caicos

15. Mango Reef Restaurant

Mango Reef Restaurant is off the beach but on the water, sitting next to Turtle Cove Marina in Providenciales.  It’s a favorite Turks and Caicos restaurant among families looking for a blend of casual ambiance and delicious fare for dinner – plus a great sunset.

This beachfront restaurant exudes a local vibe and offers a selection of Caribbean and international grill favorites. Known for their conch fritters, Mango Reef also specializes in classic dishes and features a mouthwatering special seasonal local lobster menu. The special menu includes no less than half a dozen lobster preparations, such as surf and turf, ravioli, and a flavorful paella.

The combination of a friendly atmosphere, delectable cuisine, and stunning location makes Mango Reef a top choice for a family dinner in Turks and Caicos for those looking to capture the true essence of Caribbean dining.

Best Turks and Caicos Restaurants For Date Night – Adult-Focused

We highly recommend vacation babysitting here at Mango Tree, whether that means bringing a grandparent along to help, or working with your hotel to find a trusted sitter.  

Having at least one adult dinner out during your vacation can help you to feel like you’ve truly gotten away, and not just parented on a different shore for a week.

Turks and Caicos offer an array of fine dining options, but these four restaurants stand out to us as the perfect spots for parents seeking a date night filled with romance and culinary delights.

Put the parenting duties on pause for a few hours for some adult conversation, dinner by candlelight, and local flavors.

16. Coco Bistro

Nestled among the coconut palms in Grace Bay, Coco Bistro offers a tropical dining experience that radiates romance.  It’s widely considered to be the best restaurant in Grace Bay.

The beautiful garden will be the first thing that catches your attention, in a near perfect setting under the stars and leaves, refined yet somehow relaxed all the same.  You’ll actually find the largest palm grove on the island here, so if you love a garden setting, this restaurant is for you.

Executive chef Stuart Gary’s artful fusion of local ingredients and flavors will keep your attention, with  innovative dishes like Korean beef bulgogi tacos and fresh local seafood creations. Reservations are highly recommended at this popular spot, which can book up weeks in advance during high season.

17. The Restaurant at Amanyara

Located at the luxurious Amanyara resort, The Restaurant at Amanyara offers an Asian-inspired culinary journey with stunning sea views in a pristine setting that nearly guarantee relaxation.

Locally sourced and fresh ingredients are transformed into elegant dishes that tantalize the senses. The romantic atmosphere is perfect for a special night out, whether celebrating a milestone or simply enjoying each other’s company. From the delicate flavors to the gentle sea breeze, it’s a dining experience for the memory books.

18. Seven

Nestled in Seven Stars Resort, Seven offers a classic steakhouse experience with a tropical twist. From duck to lamb, mahi, and beef, the menu is rich and varied. Couples will appreciate the upscale, romantic ambiance, and the special five-course meal paired with wines at The Tasting Room. Seven truly blends island spices, local seafood, and international flavors for a sophisticated dining experience.

Magnolia Turks and Caicos

19. Magnolia Bar & Restaurant

Perched overlooking Turtle Cove Marina, Magnolia Bar & Restaurant invites couples to an upscale outdoor dining experience, complete with breathtaking sunsets. If you love a great view, add this restaurant to your list for sure.

The menu features high-end entrées like beef tenderloins, seared tuna, and rack of lamb, all crafted with finesse. Known for homemade focaccia and decadent brownies, Magnolia adds a touch of homemade warmth to a sophisticated setting.

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