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Waterfront Cafe

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The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
1-246-427-0093
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 19
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views!

Waterfront Cafe is a decent place, but the patio right on the docks with the boats is just a lovely place to sit and have lunch. I personally thought the prices were a bit high, and the service was just ok, and you definitely don't want to be in a hurry. They have a hot wings appetizer that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lori L
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Waterfront Cafe is a decent place, but the patio right on the docks with the boats is just a lovely place to sit and have lunch. I personally thought the prices were a bit high, and the service was just ok, and you definitely don't want to be in a hurry. They have a hot wings appetizer that was delicious... More 

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Returned for our annual visit. Drinks and lunch in the sun overlooking the fishing craft., service is okay but not overly friendly but would not miss it. A holiday in Barbados is not complete without a visit to this cafe.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It has been many years since I first met the Owner and Operator of the Waterfront Café. On my most recent visit to Barbados, I was saddened to learn that Ms Walcott has decided to retire and sell the business as a going concern. Nonetheless, during my most recent visit to Barbados, I had to opportunity to visit with and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in town, food is 10/10, music 10/10 & the owner is 10/10. Me & my wife were there on Thursday 30th April with some friends what a great night - the best. We were there on 2nd May after the second days play of the cricket. It's very sad to hear it's closing in 3... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely owner found us a table although it was very busy and sat on the waterfront which was very pleasant. The service however was very slow, starters took 30 minutes to come and that was just for 3 chicken wings and then it was another 50 minutes before the main meal arrived. We had both ordered the meat pot dish... More 

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Loughton
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We always come to this cafe when in Bridgetown as it is a lovely way to spend an hour, or two, with a drink on the balcony watching the world go by. On this occasion it rained heavily and two cruise boats were in, so the cafe was stacked to the rafters. However, the staff were very good natured about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was ok, if you're soft, unimaginative and easily frightened by new experiences and food, or you're just plan lazy (that's my problem...) this is the place for you. It's out door patio on the water is nice and I guess this is how the prices are justified, but I've been more expensive places with worse food all over... More 

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Holetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As I am leaving the Island for a few weeks I went to have my last ever "Waterfront Pepperpot " the other lunchtime. Hurts even more to say it was up there as one of the best ever. The Waterfront was the very first Restaurant I ever ate at in Barbados when staying with friends 23 years ago. and Pepperpot... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sad and Dismayed to learn that The Waterfront Cafe will be closing in May! This is our favourite restaurant in Bridgetown. What a wonderful place to sit and chill after a day in Bridgetown. The scenery is beautiful, and so relaxing. Wonderful food, especially the Crusted Chicken paired with a Mai Tai or Margarita. Sue and her staff are absolutely... More 

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Welland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing stop for lunch in Bridgetown after a morning of shopping! We both had thirst-quenching guava daiquiri's and fish of the day lunch with an appetizer of Shrimp! Delish!!! Worth every penny and service is top notch!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: 1-246-427-0093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?