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South Base | Beachfront, 500 Yards Up the Beach From the Cruise Center, Grand Turk
+1 649-232-0099
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night
Description: Enjoy the local flavor from our grille and tiki hut bar while relaxing on...
Enjoy the local flavor from our grille and tiki hut bar while relaxing on our deck overlooking the crystal blue sea and sandy beach. We are only open on cruise ship days except for special occasions (Call or email us.)
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Jerk Chicken

This is only open when the cruise ships are in. Since we were staying on the island we had to time it so it would not be too busy. The Jerk Chicken was the best we had on the island. Service was good but a bit slow since it got so busy. Very noisy and sunny so pick your table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is only open when the cruise ships are in. Since we were staying on the island we had to time it so it would not be too busy. The Jerk Chicken was the best we had on the island. Service was good but a bit slow since it got so busy. Very noisy and sunny so pick your table... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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98 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is by far the best in Grand Turk. The Cracked Conch was amazing... The environment is friendly and a feel of simple living. They have some well behaved dogs that come to visit as you're eating to keep you company. The place is right along the beach which is nice. Don't rush to the first place you come... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We visited on a recent cruise. The food was good and the conch fritters were excellent! The mixed drinks looked a bit pricey but they had nice deals on buckets of the local beer, Turk Head. It is an excellent beer, better than most in the Caribbean. The beach is a nice white sand with few broken shells. Also the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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77 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had been to Jack's before and knew that we loved this place for the fun vibe, the beautiful beach, the wonderful owners, the great food, and the most friendly sand-digging dog around. Obviously, we went back the next time we were on this island. We were with a Facebook group that had a lot of things planned and Jack's... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bought some jerk chicken from this facility and it was delicious! Their beer is also inexpensive compared to the facilities located where the cruise ship docks. The beach in front of this facility has crystal clear green water and white sand. Absolutely breath taking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Carnival Valor was an hour late getting into port in Grand Turk. The cruise line made it up by giving us an extra hour to stay. We skipped Margaritaville and headed straight down the beach to Jack's Shack. What a great place!! We stayed there most of the day drinking Turk Head beer ($4.), swimming in the crystal blue water,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I heard about this spot from fellow cruise friends. It's the last bar down the stretch of the beach, but worth the walk. The locals cooking there are amazing. We ate fantastic food, and drank excellent rum cocktails. The staff is very helpful with the lounge chairs, and also wait on you on the beach, It was good to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great time at Jack's Shack! Spent the day on the beach and enjoyed some great food and music. The beach was gorgeous and clean. Sun chairs are free as well! The only downside was the dive boats on the beach but they left shortly after our arrival. The food and beer was tasty and the staff friendly. The two local... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a great beach bar on the beautiful beach of Grand Turk. They feature some great drinks and some pretty good food. They also have a little gift shop. They play lively music and there are beach chairs available from the friendly workers. To be honest, the owners were not as friendly as their reputation suggest and that was... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We'd read about this place via a Carnival cruise facebook page. The posts talked about the beach dogs and the great drinks. All true! The dogs were what signaled to us that we were in the right place. We didn't eat but we did enjoy a few drinks and some cool shade. Fun place to check out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Base | Beachfront, 500 Yards Up the Beach From the Cruise Center, Grand Turk
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Grand Turk
  • Phone Number: +1 649-232-0099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Enjoy the local flavor from our grille and tiki hut bar while relaxing on our deck overlooking the crystal blue sea and sandy beach. We are only open on cruise ship days except for special occasions (Call or email us.)

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