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“ok, nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ramshackle Bar - CLOSED

Ramshackle Bar
Mount Standfast, Barbados
01-246-422-1974
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Archbald
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“ok, nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We were overrun by flies, flies everywhere.

Food was tasty, service was very very slow.

Views were excellent.

Not sure what this means, but my kids ordered fries
with their meals but wait staff said they didn't have fries.
We noticed other customers had fries on their plates before,
and after our order.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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polshackle, Owner at Ramshackle Bar, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Thank you for your feed back on Ramshackle, we apreciate all comments good and not so good, this is a way of making us shape up. With regard to your comment on flies, I am afraid this is something we can do little about. It is the rainy season and after rain the fly's come out to play, we are an open air venue we cannot prevent flies entering our premisses.. The 'Fries' situation once again apologies for this but I do remember on Thursday evening we had a problem with the fryer, the burner had gone out and the oil gone cold. Again many apologies from us we try very hard to make everything a pleasant experience - sometimes it is beyond our power. We hope you will come back again one day.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just the place we have been looking for! A family beach bar restaurant! Magic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to stay on the west coast for over 10 years and before having kids loved fine dining etc. lone star used to be my favorite spot... Times have changed and this place is wonderful. Next door to lone star with the same beach and stunning views. It's a true beach bar... No stuffiness at all. Friendly great service, simple and good value menu, access to the beach.... What more could we need. Watching the sunset was amazing.
My only slight niggle was no high chair available and the chips could have been warmer however it wasn't a problem.... The food was really tasty and we will be back before we leave the island!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cesena, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“the best place to see turtles”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

nice place, next to the main street.
food on the mean of the island, but the plus is that is exactly in front of the place where turtles stay to get food.
so you can rent chairs + umbrellas and then swim 200-300mt from the beach and see them! only be careful of don't disturb the othe tourists that come from the sea with caribbean people, they get easily angry and scream at you with no reason.
avoid mon evening + wedsnsday ...all seats are reseverved for tombola or other games!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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polshackle, Owner at Ramshackle Bar, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Ramshackle. I would like to make clear on one thing that you have written and that is, the Tombolla evenings, Monday's only do we have Quiz night No tombola though - home made curry is on the menu, this is very popular and reservations are adviced. Wednesday is just a normal evening of chilling and dining, I am sorry you found it very busy - please call and reserve next time - I am sure you will enjoy the relaxed atmostphere on an evening. Thank you once again - for choosing Ramshackle.
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Calgary, Canada
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“WOW - such a great place to eat and hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We just ate at the Ramshackle for dinner and I wish we had found it sooner. The food was very tasty (we had the appetizer sampler, shrimp dinner and catch of the day dinner). The atmosphere was very lively and the owners treated you like a regular. This place doesn't look like much from the street but as soon as you start down the stairs you will see why it is so popular.

Don't forget to check out their shop, we found some great t-shirts designed but a local artist along with a very cute turtle "statue". LOVED IT!

The one thing we would recommend is making a reservation as the place is packed !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fresh food in a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Love the Ramshackle. Great food, great service--beautiful location. The food is fresh and a great mix of flavors. The service is friendly and accommodating. We ate dinner there with our three young children. The kids couldnt resist the beautiful beach toward the end of the meal, so the owner brought us our desert down to the beach. Above and beyond. We will definitely return!

Visited August 2012
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