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The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
1-246-427-0093
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Today
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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Evening

We had a very nice dinner at the Waterfront. It's a lovely location. We were walk-ins, but probably only got a table outside because we were on the early side - the place was packed within an hour. The safe bet is to make a reservation. The drinks were great, and the pepperpot was really delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
pghgrl_ny
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a very nice dinner at the Waterfront. It's a lovely location. We were walk-ins, but probably only got a table outside because we were on the early side - the place was packed within an hour. The safe bet is to make a reservation. The drinks were great, and the pepperpot was really delicious. If you can, go... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After touring such an exceptionally historic area, Bridgetown, we had a quiet relaxing lunch overlooking the docked sailboats, catamarans, deep sea fishing and scuba diving boats and boaters. Bustling with activity, enjoyed conversation, no hard selling wares/services just polite thank you sufficed. Waterfront cafe lunch special $15.00 BDS, soup and sandwich, delicious. Relaxed atmosphere, only wished we had time to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent fish sandwiches, great location on the harbour, service ok but seemed to be going through the motions a little bit at lunchtime

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Reading
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A lovely place to stop & chill out for an afternoon in Bridgetown. Fabulous Caribbean cooler & mudslide cocktails!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although food when it finally arrived was decent- it took forever. We waited close to a hour for simple appetizers and there was still main course. We initially thought it was great being in the yacht and deep sea charter area seeing all the activity but it wears thin when you wait that long many others likewise had long waits... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

10 times I have been to Barbados and you have to go here in Bridgetown ,,,best crab cakes!!!! And best iced black coffee ,,try it.

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Saint James Parish, Barbados
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After a long wait for food it turned out to be inedible and I sent it back. The lady owner was very courteous about it and keen to put it right but she needs a new chef and some better waiting staff

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I just love this place from my first time back in 95 I have been dropping in every time I go to Barbados . it is one of those restaurant that does not change to suit the trends I know what I am going to get is good food at a good price . I am surprised to Read some... More 

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Ottawa
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been there a few times over the years and the experience is pretty consistent. Great vista (especially outside on the 2nd floor), pretty good food and slow service even by Bajan standards. So this is not the place to go if you have to get back to your cruise ship in a hurry. That being said, the service... More 

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New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate here twice in February, because it was convenient. The service was extremely slow. The second time, we were about to walk out, when our drinks finally arrived. The food is average, but that's all I expect from a restaurant like this, but the service and the kitchen need to improve their speed.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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?