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Caribbean, Bar, Pub, Bahamian
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Stocking Island Great Exuma
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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed July 13, 2019

We came to the St. Francis restaurant while vacationing in the Exumas. We had a boat from Minns from the day and came across the harbor to arrive at St. Afrancis when it was supposed to open for the day. Tbe big sign hanging outside...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank FlowersBurke
Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Eat here every time we visit Exuma. Never very busy, but definitely one of the best restaurants for lunch. Tuna wrap is delicious. The wings are perfect. Drinks are good and beer is cold. Such a better option than Chat N Chill when visiting Stocking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank christip2016
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We took the water taxi from George Town to the St Francis just for lunch. With advice from friends who have stayed there several times, we arrived just as they were opening for service. The setting is beautiful, and the food among the most enjoyable...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank WaterBuffalo2
Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Lunch was one of the best. Tuna wrap is delicious and grouper wrap was too. Service is great. Must visit.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank christip2016
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Lunch was fresh and very good. Beautiful location overlooking the bay. The service was good and friendly. It was one of the best lunches we have had in the Exumas and the prices were extremely reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bobdavidson
Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Our boat captain bought us here instead of chat-n-chill for lunch. The food was good, especially the fish sandwich and burgers. We had good service and a great time! The bugs can be bad, but the waitress brought candles to keep bugs off the food.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank hayleyh263
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Great little lunch spot on Stocking Island. Great views for the deck and good lunch food. You will need a boat to get to.

Date of visit: June 2017

We stumbled upon St. Frances Restaurant one day after snorkeling the mystery cave on Stocking Island. We were the only people in the restaurant and the chef even came out to make sure we enjoyed our meal... which we did! The view from our table...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank rczoe
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I really enjoyed my lunch here,very tasty, nice friendly helpful staff. Less busy than chat and chill, which was too busy for us anyway. Lovely views all round. Worth a visit or two or more.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank SalisburyAvers
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We stopped by for a late lunch while spending the day on our rented Boston Whaler. I had read about this spot and noted that it was great for lunch. We had the sweetest bartender/server who gave us tips for other activities during our stay....More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank trish828

Great lunch spot on Stocking Island. Much better than any thing you can get at Chat n Chill! Don't get me wrong...stop there for a drink but definitely plan on eating here! Tuna wrap with sweet potato fries...delicious. Other couple had the burger and said...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank christip2016
New Brunswick
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We ate at Chat N Chills for a few days before we realized this place existed. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, great food, and a beautiful view. When we first walked in we thought the prices might be higher because it looks a little higher end...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank auff1
Donna D
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Service was very friendly. The atmosphere was beautiful, very laid back. I will def come back to this place when I return to Exuma.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Donna D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed December 30, 2015

I was disappointed when I saw the menu but delighted when I tasted it. I tried the tuna which was nicely cooked as well as the wings and fish Caesar. The staff were lovely and the other visitors were really friendly.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank DavidFergyBNE
Nathalie O
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Group of 6, we loved the calamari & tuna ! Very good service, setting and very, very clean place. Thanks

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Nathalie O
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is the #1 value for money restaurant we visited for lunch on our trip. We liked it so much I think we went three times (at that involved swimming across a little channel!) The owners are a lovely South African couple, and the servers...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank 604yarks
Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's right next to Chat N Chill, so it's an easy restaurant to miss. Located slightly up on a hill, it serves as the restaurant for a small boutique resort, St. Francis. The restaurant has mainly outside seating overlooking the harbour. Beautiful and a great...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank gabi_kansas
Evan G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a very good lunch at St Frances during our recent trip. The restaurant is very quiet and offers a vast selection of options for lunch. The staff was very friendly and the view from the patio was amazing.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Evan G
United States
Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our rented boat from Minn's. It was perfect timing as there was a light rain falling and the clouds were dark. By the time we finished lunch, it had cleared up and we were on our way for a...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank CK95
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed March 12, 2015

I love having lunch here. I think it offers one of the best views of the harbor and the food is always good. I think their burgers and wraps are the best. The staff is always friendly. You have to boat here or get the...More



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tripadvisor reviews of the St Francis Resort

Beautiful, isolated beaches. A good place to get off the grid and simply relax, as Stocking Island is laid back and very much removed from the hustle of most resorts, if that is your thing. Gillian and George (hotel owners) are wonderful, they make you feel like family. Each…
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Date of stay: June 2019
Lstallings wrote a review May 2019
Irvine, California2 contributions
This place is a GEM!! Huge rooms facing ocean waves on one side and a fabulous outside dining area facing a picturesque marina on the other. The food and the service is fantastic!! You feel instantly like part of the family!! I can see why people we met there come back year…
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sunny_Travelor wrote a review May 2019
Sunnyvale, California23 contributions12 helpful votes
Every room faces the ocean and a beautiful 4 mile deserted beach. We didn't run in to more than 5 people in our morning beach walks on this spectacular beach. For breakfast we headed to the hotel deck which overlooks Georgetown Harbor -- a peaceful and wonderful start to the…
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Date of stay: May 2019
Irvine A wrote a review Apr 2019
Seattle, Washington132 contributions28 helpful votes
Family run facility on Stocking Island. We enjoyed the Bahamian style meals, the poker games, the bar and Gillian and George who run the place. We visited by boat so cannot comment on th rooms. Can say that the beach is lovely.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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MarieBee1981 wrote a review Mar 2019
Moorhead, Minnesota24 contributions9 helpful votes
We rented a boat from Minns in Georgetown and spent the day in Elizabeth Harbour. We pulled up to St. Francis and docked our boat and went up for lunch. It's a great elevated view and it took about an hour from when we sat down to when we left. We ordered a couple pizzas, my…
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Date of stay: March 2019

Oh my, this hotel is AMAZING!! My boyfriend and I staid two nights and had the best time. George and Jill (the hotel owners) are kind, welcoming, and great to chat with. ( thank you again for everything!)

The Hotel/ room: The landscape is unreal. There are eight rooms on the island surrounded by tons of greenery. The rooms themselves were clean, had good AC, and comfortable beds. There was not a tv in the room, and I’m not sure about WiFi. The decor was a little dated and there was minimal travel toiletries samples to use. Very minimalistic which we expected. In the morning continental breakfast was brought to our room. Our balcony overlooked the ocean which was 100% the best part.

The amenities: they allow you to borrow their snorkels and kayaks which you totally should. There was a snorkeling cave 5 mins from the hotel where so many colorful fish hung out. We also pattled over to the chat and chill which was a blast. ( I could write an entire separate review how rad this place was!!!)

The beach: literally I’ve never seen anything like it, pictures don’t even do it justice how beautiful it was. There were very few people around so most the time you felt you were on your own private island.

The food: this was a little tricky, because the one restaurant on the island opened about 7 and closed pretty early. Make sure you eat when it’s open or bring snacks ( the rooms have microwaves and mini fridges) and stock up on the water.(!!!!!!) This honestly was my only complaint, but if you go in knowing this isn’t a problem.

The vibe: keep in mind when booking this place, there are only 7 other rooms on the island; if you’re looking for a wild party to meet a lot of new people or rage your face off, don’t come here. We felt it was a PERFECT romantic couples get-away to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It was so mellow, peaceful, and relaxing. Don’t get us wrong though, we enjoyed some drinks with some new friends for sure!

Overall we had the best time. We can’t stop reminiscing about how amazing our stay was and how much fun we had. Thank you George and Jill again for everything we can’t wait to come back!!
- Britt & Nick
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kimberly s wrote a review Jan 2019
Okauchee, Wisconsin5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had been at the bar a few nights earlier and asked about dinner. Reservations are a must and the owner needs to know by 4 pm that day for staffing and food. Well we planned two days later at 330 and went at 6. We had the calamari for appetizer which was outstanding. Cooked perfectly, not chewy and great flavor and dipping sauce. Then our salads came which were very fresh greens and the bread that came with was to die for. Warm rolls with like a cheese crust on top and such great flavor. Then our entrees red snapper and mahi mahi! Both cooked perfect and a chopped topping of fresh mango salsa, on top of a potato cake perfectly blackened fish and fresh veggies. Literally one of the best meals we’ve had in exuma and we are foodies! Great service too that was efficient and helpful. Jill and George the owners, do a great job here. Also other nights in the bar are trivia night and cards.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia Jill T wrote a review Jan 2019
Laceys Spring, Alabama6 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed four nights and five days at St. Francis last week, and we loved it! Gill and George are the best hosts ever! Anything that we wanted or needed, they took care of immediately. Gill completely arraigned the day trip excursion that we wanted to swim with the pigs, and it was everything that we hoped for and so much more. The room was spacious, well-equipped, and very nice. Right outside of our back door was a beautiful (mostly deserted) beach. The restaurant at the resort had great food and was a beautiful place to watch the sun set over the water every night. The fresh, locally-caught snapper was the best I've ever had anywhere. We enjoyed taking the kayaks at the resort over to Chat and Chill for lunch and feeding the rays. The landscaping and plants on the resort are gorgeous. We are already talking about a trip back, and want to take more of our family with us next time. What a beautiful and relaxing place to unplug and enjoy nature!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Flavia_travel wrote a review Jan 2019
Champaign, Illinois182 contributions21 helpful votes
We loved staying at St. Francis. You have the island almost for you. We enjoyed canoeing to the blue hole to see the fishes, going to Chat and Chill and nearby beaches. Gillian and George are great and make you feel home. They prepared a wonderful barbecue on our last night with grilled lobster, steak, chicken and great side dishes. We also had a great time enjoying the Atlantic with nice waves to play and body surf. Long walks are also a great idea. Do not miss George feeding the big fish at 8am. Can’t wait to return.
Rooms are spacious, there is a microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker in the room. Air conditioning works well. Rooms have 80s decor but I find it a great way to conserve resources. Enjoy the nature in the harbor, Atlantic and in the beautiful gardens.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frogtown11 wrote a review Nov 2018
Dahlonega, Georgia135 contributions26 helpful votes
This place and the owners were most fabulous. I felt like I had the entire island to myself. I spend much of my time beach walking and paddling. We also had a fabulous perfectly prepared seafood dinner on our night prior to departure.
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