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Coral Reef Bar and Grill

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North District | Balfour Town, Salt Cay
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent, casual restaurant in Salt Cay

Debbie runs a great service at her restaurant. Food was great. The waiter/cook was very friendly. Great location too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
JGChristiansen
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Debbie runs a great service at her restaurant. Food was great. The waiter/cook was very friendly. Great location too.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is so fresh. Some of the seafood is caught that day and served that evening. Homemade ice cream was the highlight for me. And the portions weren't skimpy either. If you leave hungry it's your own fault :)

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splash004, Manager at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your kind review. Glad you loved the ice cream. Have a new Cherry vanilla you will have to try when you come back to see the whales in the winter. Loved having you and see you early next year. Debbie More 

Milton, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What an amazing experience we had! It isn't always easy finding vegetarian and vegan options when we travel. The menu was filled with what I imagine were fantastic seafood dishes so there are plenty of options for folks who want a variety choices. When we told Debbie what we were looking for, she talked with the cook and he made... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Debbie and the entire staff at Coral Reef Bar and Grill work hard to make sure you have a great meal and a great time! The menu has a wide range of options and everything is good. The prices are reasonable, especially considering the route food has to take to get to Salt Cay. Debbie's dessert are a must! The... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing a review. The staff all loved having you. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope you return and stay for a long time. Salt Cay needs good people! More 

Cordele, Georgia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Dine at Coral Reef and you get a beautiful view, tasty food, and friendly staff to wait on you. My husband and I stayed on Salt Cay for five days and had breakfast and lunch here several times. Although we chose basic breakfasts of eggs, bacon, and toast, the food was well prepared and tasty. The young man that waited... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Debbie, thanks so very much for coming to Salt Cay and Coral Reef. We appreciae your comments and enjoyed your company. Please come back and join us again real soon. Debbie More 

World citizen
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The cafe is sometimes a hub of activity as on then harbor with the dive and whale trip boats. the food is consistently delicious and home made. Even my own birthday cake this visit for my 60th. Thanks Debby and folks. 😎😘. All then dishes are tasty and fresh just like the smiles. Wednesday conch festival is a real treat.... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your excellent review. We appreciate your comments and you being in Salt Cay. Loved having you here and hope you join us again in the near future. Debbie More 

Chatham, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a great conch fest tonight, with conch fritters, conch ceviche, conch chowder and cracked conch. All absolutely delicious. Watched a couple whales swim by on their way north earlier in the day while having a drink at the bar. Best place for sunset drinks on the island. Super meals and always friendly staff. We love this Bar. Looking forward... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed the conch. The cooks bruise the heck out of the conch and insure it is not chewy. The whales have been amazing this year. They must smell the food at the cafe and that's why they keep being spotted there:) Keep coming back. Love having you. More 

Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Each time we visited the Debbie's (who was our landlord) for even just drinks, the servers did not appear to want to serve us. They were generally unfriendly and treated us like a nuisance. Moreover, the one time we did eat there, the food was just ok. The "grilled cheese" was toasted, smooshed, Wonder bread with some American cheese half-way... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry how misinformed you have been.You could not have gotten most of this information first hand but rather listening to the rumor mill as any small island has.. I appreciate your comments, but feel a need to correct what you have been told. My dog has an obedience collar on for barking. He has never bitten anyone... More 

Cornish, ME
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Debbie Manos owns the SCD as well as the Coral Reef Bar and Grill. She is so much more than a local business owner. She managed the house we rented, picked us up from the airport, arranged our golf cart and bike rentals and basically served as an uber concierge in the best possible way! We ate three times at... More 

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splash004, Owner at Coral Reef Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your excellent review. We enjoyed you so much and appreciate your comments and you joining us. We will be adding new items to our menu for next season so come on back and try them out. Best ocean views on island! Thanks again. Debbie More 

Detroit, MI
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Where else can you order lunch, snorkel, whale watch or dive and have lunch ready when you return. The restaurant is steps from the ocean... your feet are in the sand once you step off the deck. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed the BBQ night- ribs by the ocean- while whales swim by- a great vacation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North District | Balfour Town, Salt Cay
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Salt Cay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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