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“Great view but very pricey and poor food quality” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Saba Rock

Saba Rock
Saba Rock Resort, Virgin Gorda
(284) 495-7711
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Ranked #8 of 36 restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great view but very pricey and poor food quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We picked Saba for dinner given it's wonderful view and laid back vibe. Sadly we were very disapppointed the service was slow and the food was institutional. Had the entrees not cost over $30, we might have been more forgiving. Avoid the rock for anything more than a drink.

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English first
Westminster, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Crummy lobster dinner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I ate at Saba Rock last week during our sailing charter. We've had many enjoyable lunches and happy hours there over the past years, but dinner was a disaster! We both ordered lobster, which is sourced locally. Either they served us some bad lobsters, or their chef was clueless, but the meal was terrible. The texture of the meat was mushy, Yuck.
We would have said something to our server, but she never once came by after serving the meal. Never refreshed the water, never asked us for another drink. Just showed up long after we finished picking at the meal and dropped off the check. When we said the lobsters were bad, she just sort of rolled her eyes.

Saba Rock has a great and popular happy hour. Stick to that and order simple things like a burger or a salad, but don't waste your time or your budget on anything fancy from that kitchen.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“MUST DO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Saba Rock was one of our favorites restaurants on Virgin Gorda.

The water taxi picked us up from Leverick Bay where we were staying (always on time = awesome), and took us to Saba Rock, sometimes via Gun Creek and Bitter End. The plus side is that you get to ogle the yachts on the trip over.

Tarpon Feeding at 5pm was really fun. They also have a large pool of critters they feed, including a lobster, moray eel, and sea cucumbers (great for kids, and for nerds like me).

Drinks were delish, $3 at happy hour, $6 otherwise.

View is unbelievable! So nice at sunset, though you can't see the horizon.

There are a handful of hotel rooms on the rock, which might be fun for a night but not multiple days.

Overall, everyone was really friendly, good people watching, lots to do, and we just loved the whole shebang. Don't miss this one!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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“What a view.. Great happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Speaking of dining on the water, Saba Rock is a tiny island built on a reef that overlooks North Sound, Virgin Gorda. food is a bit pricey but the staff is great. David, the manager of the whole resort, is often chatting with folks and clearing tables. Wonderful happy hour! $3 Pain killers, rum punch or beer from 4 to 6 pm. They feed the tarpons at 5pm... Try will let you hand a trip of fish flesh in the water....

Visited January 2013
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Pensacola
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mostly known to the sailing crowd, this tiny island hosts a hotel/restaurant. The drinks are excellent and the food very good. I did not look at a room but spending $125 for a night in AC, with hot shower, sleeping on clean crisp sheets has to be worth every penny after a week or so aboard a sailboat. The drink and beer menu is extensive. The food isn't fancy but tasty, with generous portions. Every evening just before sundown, they feed the tarpon cruising at water's edge. Those fish are tremendous and certainly enjoy the handouts. There is free water taxi from several ports on eastern end of Virgin Gorda, as is true for Bitter End Yacht club, which lies just across a narrow channel from Saba Rock.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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