Down-Home Cooking, Prices at a Number of Bermuda Eateries

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HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Dining does not have to be a slow and expensive experience in Bermuda. There are a number of establishments on the island that offer home cooking at reasonable prices. The following are a few examples:

* Dinty's Lunch Wagon. With locations in Hamilton and Elbow Beach, Dinty's offers such local fare as fish cakes, meat pies, fish burgers and hamburgers. Prices start at $3.25. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m daily.

* Fat Man's Cafe. Situated in Devonshire Parish, the cafe features fish cakes, hamburgers and sandwiches from $3. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays; Saturdays from 11 p.m. through 11 a.m. Sundays.

* Green Lantern. The Pembroke shop offers fish chowder, beef pies, fish and chips and hamburgers. Prices start at $3.50. Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* The Ice Queen. In Paget Parish, the eatery features pizza, hamburgers and sandwiches as well as children's meals. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

* Kathy's Coffee. Located on Front Street in Hamilton, Kathy's features fish chowder, chicken curry, codfish cakes, hamburgers and, of course, coffee, starting at $4. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturdays.

* Local's Restaurant. Just off Front Street in Hamilton, Local's serves fresh local and imported fish starting at $3.50. The restaurant is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays from 5 to 11 p.m.

* The New Checkmate. The restaurant in Hamilton serves such regional specialties as chicken curry and goat curry. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays.

* Pizza Dudes. In Paget, the Dudes offers pizza, submarine sandwiches, salads, lasagna and gyros. An authentic Bermudian codfish-and-potatoes breakfast is available on Sundays. Prices begin at $6.50. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

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