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Barbie's Bar & Restaurant

Front Street | Churchill Building, 649 946 2981 649 232 6534, Grand Turk
561-386-2331
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Ranked #10 of 15 restaurants in Grand Turk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This tiny spot didn't look like much. The scuba captain on our boat recommended it. So, we decided to give it a try. It was fairly late for dinner when we went there, but they were very accommodating and took our orders. It took a bit to get the orders since there was 10 of us. When the food arrived,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a bit hard to find without asking (but locals are very helpful, anyone will point you) but it's a nice change-of pace from the pricier Bohio and Osprey....simple foods but good and filling.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This tiny spot looks like it would be terrible, but the food is actually great. It's all about the food, just find a chair outside and get some fish and enjoy the weather.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thre is a large menu to choose from, I had the shrimps in coconut batter, very nice with small salad and baked potatoes, others had the same and Turks head beer. One had the conch with rice which was enjoyed. We were there in the evening so it was quiet and we sat out , it is worth a visit... More

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northampton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The locals recommended it so why not. We were on our way to dinner so we didn't try much. Got the conch fritters-real cheap and super yummy! Pina colada was probably the best i've ever had. Definitely worth a visit if you are in GrandTurk!

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Took a taxi into Cockburn - "the town" - from our cruise ship, and stopped at Barbie's for lunch on the recommendation of the museum staff. It's a hole in the wall place, with outdoor dining - picnic benches on pavement. Great cracked conch. I recommend it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Barbie and her staff make wonderful cracked conch, fried fish, etc. in a real local setting, happily well away from the cruise ship crowds. Our cab driver told us this was the place to go for real local food and hospitality, and he was absolutely right! It smelled great as soon as we stepped out of his van, and we... More

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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have had conch fritters before from different restaurants around the Caribbean, but Barbies is the best! I actually tasted the conch because there is little or no breading around the fish. Her prices is super reasonable as well where you can buy 6 for $2 USD. It was so good, that I had a second order. They also have... More

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Lima, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great food. Had Conch fritters and fresh Grouper fish. Also free wifi and calls to the US. Friendly atmosphere . Restrooms across the street.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

While 6 fritters for $3 is a good deal, they were pretty bland. On the other hand, the HUGE zero-proof pina colada (you can get it with alcohol for the same price) for $8 was a sweet success. Service is definitely on island time and seems underscored with a sense of resentment.

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