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The Boat House Restaurant

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Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tel: 483 0964The restaurant is beachside and open every day except...
Tel: 483 0964The restaurant is beachside and open every day except Saturday. We do homemade pizza and pelau on Sundays and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. We have a live African drums and limbo every Wednesday with dinner. Dinner costs between $100 - $115 for fish, chicken, shrimp, beef, goat, prawns or squid). Lobster is priced according to size.We also have 4 apartments behind and set above the restaurant. They have a fully fitted kitchen, large deck, kingsize bed with canopy, bathroom, sofa bed , table and chairs.Rates are $60US per night per room.
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place right on the beach, that has a Steel Band (Steel Band was EXCELLENT!!!) night w Limbo contest, and DJ music later..... and another music night ...but they should stick to their music, and not try to sing Elvis, or My Way w drums, Somewhere Over the Rainbow...believe me...we like your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
LizaBendOR
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Bend, Oregon
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bend, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place right on the beach, that has a Steel Band (Steel Band was EXCELLENT!!!) night w Limbo contest, and DJ music later..... and another music night ...but they should stick to their music, and not try to sing Elvis, or My Way w drums, Somewhere Over the Rainbow...believe me...we like your music better! I think the dogs started howling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good food. Nice varied menu from some of the other fare in town. The Wednesday drumming is a must. Funky beats, good eats, and a great mix of people.

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jacksonville fl
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My family of two teenagers went to drum night on Wednesday and were blown away at what we saw...drug deals left and right and so many drugs being used right in plain sight. The music is awful and most likely a cover up of the events that really take place. I have traveled to many Caribbean islands and understand that... More 

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Hastings, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Best pizza we've EVER eaten ANYWHERE! I have serious food allergies and Sharon was above and beyond accommodating. The food on drum night was excellent as well, and experiencing that performance is a must.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thank you to Sharon and all the staff for yet another lovely experience in Castara. The food is excellent and the Beach House is such a lovely place to spend a relaxing hour (or 3!) while watching the world go by or making new friends. There is never a rush, it isn't a top class restaurant, so sit down, enjoy... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Probably biased as this bar/restaurant was a minutes walk away and right on the beach. Menu did vary (which was good), Sharon and her staff do a fine job - always somewhere to sit, prompt service and food is good and reasonably priced. Spot on! Drummers' night on Wednesdays is a must although the follow-on limbo dancing is optional!!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Really surprised by the quality of the food this restaurant produced. The flavours and presentation were fantastic, the best food I had in Tobago.

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Brighton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was our second visit to Tobago and after having such a wonderful lunch at the boathouse last time, we decided to drop in on our way back from the waterfalls. Well it couldn't have been a more different experience. On our last visit we were served fresh seafood and hosted warmly by Sharon the owner. This time, the restaurant... More 

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Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You are paying for fantastic food on the beach. The most expensive place we frequented in Castara. But nonetheless I have to rate it excellent.

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Burlington, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Based on the reviews we were looking forward to the Wednesday night drumming and some good food. The place was busy for sure. But even allowing for a slower Caribbean vacation pace, the speed of service indicated not enough staff. The food was only mediocre compared to other places we enjoyed much more in Castara. The facilities were less than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago  >  Castara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Description

Tel: 483 0964The restaurant is beachside and open every day except Saturday. We do homemade pizza and pelau on Sundays and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. We have a live African drums and limbo every Wednesday with dinner. Dinner costs between $100 - $115 for fish, chicken, shrimp, beef, goat, prawns or squid). Lobster is priced according to size.We also have 4 apartments behind and set above the restaurant. They have a fully fitted kitchen, large deck, kingsize bed with canopy, bathroom, sofa bed , table and chairs.Rates are $60US per night per room.

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