Located at the corner of Forest Drive and Ben Curry Lane, the small building that is the venue of Southern Comfort Restaurant could be easily passed-by. But look for it, as the menu consisting of traditional Bahamian food with a few international recipes, might be one that keeps you coming back again and again.
Chef Ryan Spicer said he inherited his passion for cooking from his mother- she still oversees the final touches- explained that his goals when he opened the business in October 2017, was to give his customers quality ingredients and good portions, stressing that he uses only fresh products.
The regular menu offers many soups such as split pea and pigeon pea soups and conch and dough. Main dishes could be wild boar with dumplings or steak with onion and mushroom sauce to mention only a few. Sunday, the specials include boiled or stewed fish as well as meat. The only fish he uses, he said, are grouper, hog fish and snappers.
The Fully Loaded Baked Potato could be a meal in itself, topped with bacon, shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli and cheese, if desired. Chef Ryan mentioned that he likes to accommodate the demands of his patrons as much as possible as long as he has the ingredients available.
A trade mark dish is the SoCo Burger, a shredded grilled chicken burger topped with pineapple and onion rings served on home-made bread.
His best sellers, he mentioned, are the fluffy, tasty conch fritters.
Desserts are available on special request in advance.
Southern Comfort is open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 10pm. On Friday and Saturday the restaurant closes at midnight. Deliveries are available Tuesday to Saturday.
“We also go mobile on Saturday,” added Chef Ryan, offering food throughout neighborhoods with a refrigerated vehicle.
The restaurant will cater to private events such as kids’ birthdays. Call 554-8776 to reserve.
Meal prices range from $12 to $ 20. Bar drinks are available with meals, but Chef Ryan stresses that he wants to keep a family atmosphere. There is ample parking around the premises.