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“Fresh Conch with no frills!”
Review of Da Conch Man

Da Conch Man
Ranked #6 of 121 Restaurants in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fresh Conch with no frills!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

When I travel to a new place I want to get as much of a view and taste of local life, culture, and food. Before traveling to Freeport on a cruise with my best friends I did a lot of research reading reviews on TripAdvisor trying to find the best place for the best price. After wandering around the Freeport markets all morning my group and I were a little hungry. We were recommended a Greek place to eat for a sampling of local cuisine but we were a little confused the first time we walked by and thought it was a generic greek place. Another local recommended a New Orleans themed restaurant as their favorite place and after passing by Da Conch Man we went inside and realized that not only was the food overpriced it wasn't really what any of us were hoping for. I had read about Da Conch Man on TripAdvisor and recommended we go there instead and we were not disappointed.

One of the members of our group asked if the Conch was fresh and Da Conch Man told us to come closer and took a lime and squeezed it on a piece of conch laying on the counter. It started moving and we were all satisfied that this was going to be some of the freshest seafood we have ever tasted. Our group had a whole spectrum of adventurous eaters to picky eaters and we all enjoyed it. One of our group bought two orders of Conch Fritters and got about 6 each time she ordered. There wasn't a LOT of conch in the Fritters she shared with me but they were deliciously seasoned and served with a great sauce.

The conch salad was the star of the show. This was the freshest conch any of us had ever had (for those of us who had eaten it before) and the salad was full of conch. One of our group members asked for some hot sauce and Da Conch Man brought out some tasty and spicy habanero sauce that our friend who eats hot sauce like it's going out of style could barely handle. We sat on some tables near by and talked about the delicious conch the entire time we ate it.

The conch salad was $10 (I believe) and came in a to-go container and the fritters were $1 each for about 6 per order.

The only thing that would have made this better was being able to take some home.

  • Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awesome Conch Salad”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this conch stand in Lucaya. Big Daddy hand cuts all the ingredients right before your eyes and makes a delicious salad. The $10 container easily serves two, so it's a bargain, too. The cracked conch, cracked lobster and fritters are great too. Have it with a cold Sands beer.

Visited August 2013
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fried lobster and conch fritters!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We researched local seafood extensively on the Internet before our cruise and had planned a stop here because of its location in the market (we didn't want to pound the beach). We were prepared to be mildly disappointed since, well, how good could it be since it was 50 feet from a Pizza Hut? We could not have been more wrong. For $15, we got two fried lobster tails that I watched being cleaned fresh from a box on the marina and a generous portion of conch fritters. While the food was being prepared, my wife weht across Count Basie Square and scored us two Sands beers for $5. So for $20, we had the most delicious lunch either of us could ever remember. The lobster tails were lightly battered and fried to a tender consistency that still had body without being rubbery. The fritters were nicely spongy with a generous portion of flavorful conch. The dipping sauce was mild yet flavorful. A wonderful experience!

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic conch salad”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Took the advice of others on on forum and purchased a $10 container to go. After asking that it be somewhat spicy, he added just enough scotch bonnet to make a perfect lunch treat the next day. Very tasty!

Visited July 2013
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Thank travelingsoon
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Ft. Lauderdale
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hubby loves this place”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Hubby says they have the best conch salad/cerviche.
I thought the conch fritters were good but not great. You can get the food and eat it at any of the sidewalk bars while enjoying your favorite beer and people watching around the square. .

Visited July 2013
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